Sunday, May 16, 2021

Monday Asia Events, May 17, 2021


MULTILATERAL COOPERATION IN NORTHEAST ASIA IN THE BIDEN ERA.
9:00-11:00am (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: Institute for Korean Studies and East Asia National Resource Center, George Washington University (GW); U.S.-China Policy Institute, Ajou University. Speakers: Cheng Li, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings; Gregg Brazinsky, Deputy Director, Institute for Korean Studies, GW; Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, CSIS; Joseph Yun, Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace; Kristin Vekasi, Associate Professor, University of Maine; Mary Alice Haddad, John E. Andrus Professor of Government, Wesleyan University; Chaesung Chun, Professor, Seoul National University; Jae-Seung Lee, Dean & Jean Monnet Chair, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University; Shin-Wha Lee, Professor, Korea University; Sung-Han Kim, Director of Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University; Young Ja Bae, Professor, Konkuk University; Yul Sohn, President, East Asia Institute.

ALLIANCE INTERNALIZED: THE SECURITIZATION OF THAI-US RELATIONS. 9:00-10:30am (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University; School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University; APEC Study Center, Columbia University; New York Southeast Asia Network. Speakers: Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director, Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), and Associate Professor of International Political Economy, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University; Benjamin Zawaki, Senior Program Specialist, Asia Foundation; Moderator: Ann Marie Murphy, Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, and Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

NAVIGATING TROUBLED WATERS: THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND THE INDO-PACIFIC - DAY 1. 9:00am (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). Speakers: Ambassador (ret.) Christopher Hill, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Admiral (ret.) Scott Swift, Former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet; Kim Ki-jung, President, Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS), and Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University; Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Former Senior Adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs; Liselotte Odgaard, Senior Fellow, Hudson; Moderator: Ambassador (ret.) Kathleen Stephens, President and CEO, KEI. 

RECENT TRENDS IN GLOBAL ARMS TRANSFERS AND MILITARY SPENDING. 9:30-11:00am (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Conventional Defense Program, Stimson. Speakers: Nan Tian, Senior Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Pieter Wezeman, Senior Researcher, SIPRI; Lauren Woods, Director of the Security Assistance Monitor, Center for International Policy; Moderator: Rachel Stohl, Director, Conventional Defense Program and Vice President, Stimson.

TEHRAN AND WASHINGTON: BACK TO THE NUCLEAR DEAL, AND BEYOND? 10:00-11:30am (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW). Speakers: Raghida Dergham, Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute; Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Ali Vaez, Senior Adviser to the President and Iran Project Director, Crisis Group; Moderator: Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW. 

VACCINATING THE WORLD IN 2021. 11:00-11:45am (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsors: Wilson Center (WWC); Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Speakers: The Right Honourable Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Ambassador Mark Green, President, Director, and CEO, WWC; Moderator: Sheri Fink, Author, Five Days at Memorial, Executive Producer, Pandemic (Netflix), and Correspondent, New York Times. 

FUTURE FOREIGN POLICY SERIES FEATURING WENDY CUTLER. Noon-12:45pm (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Nick Wadhams, Senior Foreign Policy Reporter at Bloomberg News. 

SAM NUNN: STATESMAN OF THE NUCLEAR AGE. 11:00am-Noon (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Author, Frank L. Jones, Professor of Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College; Laura S. H. Holgate, Vice President, Materials Risk Management, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Sam Nunn, Chairman Emeritus, CSIS Board of Trustees. PURCHASE BOOK: https://amzn.to/2QU0n3J

SMARTER OPTIONS ON U.S. NUCLEAR MODERNIZATION. 2:00-3:30pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Arms Control Association. Speakers: Representative John Garamendi (D-CA); Steve Fetter, Associate Provost and Dean, University of Maryland, and former Assistant Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Sharon Weiner, Associate Professor, American University, and former Program Examiner, National Security Division, White House Office of Management and Budget; Amy Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service. 

IT’S TIME TO REPEAL THE IRAQ WAR AUTHORIZATIONS. 3:30-4:30pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Hon. Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator (D-VA); Hon. Todd Young, U.S. Senator (R-IN); Moderator: Charles Stimson, Acting Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Fellow, Stimson. 

A WAR ON GLOBAL POVERTY: THE LOST PROMISE OF REDISTRIBUTION AND THE RISE OF MICROCREDIT. 4:00-5:30pm (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: National History Center of the American Historical Association; History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Author, Joanne Meyerowitz, Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University; Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; Moderators: Eric Arnesen, Professor of History, George Washington University, and Director, National History Center; Christian Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, WWC. PURCHASE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3bhz0aE

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Monday Asia Events, May 10, 2021

SUSTAINABLY RECOVERING FROM THE PANDEMIC.
 2:00-7:00pm (CEST). LIVESTREAM. Sponsor: Heinrich Böll Foundation. Speakers: Rasmus Andresen, MEP, EFA/Greens; Franziska Brantner, German MP, Alliance90/The Greens; Annika Hedberg, Head of Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme, European Policy Centre; Dirk Holemans, Co-president of the Green European Foundation GEF; Benedek Jávor, Representative of the City of Budapest; Ares Kalandides, Professor of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University; Phoebe Koundouri, Professor, University of Economics and Business, Athens; Audrey Mathieu, EU Climate Policy Officer, Head of Berlin Office, Germanwatch; Neil Makaroff, European Policy Officer, Reseau Action Climat; Bozena Ryszawska, Professor, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business; Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning Luxembourg; Ellen Ueberschär, President, Heinrich Böll Foundation; Sanna Vesikansa, Deputy Mayor, for Social Services and Health Care. 

IRAQI-US RELATIONS UNDER CHANGING ADMINISTRATIONS. 10:00-11:00am (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Joey Hood, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Abbas Kadhim, Iraq Initiative Director and Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Marsin Alshamary, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Foreign Policy; Moderator: Lousia Loveluck, Baghdad Bureau Chief, Washington Post. 

BORDER BATTLE: ASSESSING THE KYRGYZSTAN-TAJIKISTAN CLASHES. Noon (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: George Gavrilis, Fellow, University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Democracy, Toleration, and Religion; Jonathan Henick, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, US Department of State; Akylai Karimova, Kyrgyz civil activist based in Osh; Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Anahita Saymidinova, Dushanbe-based journalist, Iran International TV; Moderator: Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council.

ADVANCING ARMY PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE OF WARFARE: A CONVERSATION WITH THE ACTING SECRETARY AND THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY.  1:00pm (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Hon. John E. Whitley, Acting Secretary of the Army, US Department of the Army; Gen. James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, US Department of the Army; Moderator: Nancy Youssef, National Security Correspondent, Wall Street Journal. 

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION'S APPROACH TO ASIA AND VIEWS ON TAIWAN. 12:30-2:00pm (EDT). WEBEX. Sponsor: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University (GW). Speakers: Derek Grossman, Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corporation; Barbara Weisel, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors; Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW; Moderator: Deepa M. Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs and Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW. 

ACCELERATING INNOVATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY: PUTTING “FASTER” IN CONTEXT. 1:00-2:00pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Kelly Sexton, Associate Vice President for Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, University of Michigan; Marc Sedam, Vice Provost for Innovation and New Ventures, Managing Director of UNHInnovation, University of New Hampshire; Chad Womack, Senior Director of STEM Initiatives and HBCU Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (ICE), United Negro College Fund; Moderator: John J. Hamre, President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS.

MODERNIZING CONGRESS: PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS–‘FIX CONGRESS’ COMMITTEE. 1:15-2:00pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Speakers: Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Chair, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress; Rep. William Timmons (R-SC), Vice Chair, Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. 

SPACE FORCE: WHAT’S NEXT? 2:00-2:45pm (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: The Honorable Jim Bridenstine, 13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Everett Dolman, Professor of Comparative Military Studies, Department of Space Power, U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College; M.V. “Coyote” Smith, Associate Professor of Comparative Military Studies, Department of Space Power, U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College; Moderator: John Venable, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, Heritage.

FUTURE STRATEGY FORUM: THE FUTURE OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY PANEL 1 – EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND WARFIGHTING. 3:30-5:00pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Evanna Hu, CEO and Partner, Omelas; Nina Kollars, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College; Ulrike Franke, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations; Julie George, PhD Candidate, Cornell University; Moderator: Sara Plana, PhD Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

HOW THE HARDLINERS PREVAILED IN NORTH KOREA: REFLECTIONS FROM THE FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO PYONGYANG. 4:00-5:-00pm (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: National Committee on North Korea (NCNK). Speakers: Amb. Thomas Schäfer, former German Ambassador to North Korea; Keith Luse, Executive Director, NCNK.

RESTRICTED DATA: THE HISTORY OF NUCLEAR SECRECY IN THE UNITED STATES. 4:00-5:30pm (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsors: National History Center of the American Historical Association; History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Author, Alex Wellerstein, Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology; Matthew Connelly, Professor of International and Global History, Columbia University; Kathleen M. Vogel, Professor and Deputy Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University; Moderators: Christian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, WWC; Eric Arnesen, Professor of History, George Washington University, and Director, National History Center of the American Historical Association.  PURCHASE BOOK

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Monday Asia Events, May 3, 2021

May 3-5
- G7 Foreign and Development Minister’s Meeting in London,
invited additional countries to join as guests at the meeting, including Australia, India, South Africa, the Republic of Korea, and Brunei in its capacity as Chair of ASEAN.
May 3 - National Memorial Constitution Day in Japan. Start of Golden Week.

BIDEN AND CONGRESS AT 100 DAYS – ASSESSING ARMS TRADE POLICY. 9:30-11:00am (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speakers: Annie Shiel, Senior Advisor for U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC); Frank Slijper, Project Leader, Arms Trade, PAX; Rachel Stohl, Vice President, Stimson Center; Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Senior Foreign Affairs Reporter, HuffPost.

ANALYZING BIDEN’S FIRST 100 DAYS. 10:00-11:30am (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: Brookings Institution (Brookings). Speakers: William A. Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Camille Busette, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Metropolitan Policy Program, and Director, Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative, Brookings; John Hudak, Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Jon Valant, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings; Moderator: Elaine Kamarck, Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management, and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings. 

THE FUTURE OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. 11:30am-12:30pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Speaker: Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). 

ARAB-ISRAELI NORMALIZATION: A VIABLE AVENUE TOWARDS PEACE? Noon-1:00pm (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: Middle East Institute (MEI); Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University. Speakers: Mickey Bergman, Vice President and Executive Director, Richardson Center for Global Engagement; Khaled Elgindy, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs, MEI; Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Program, United States Institute of Peace; Mohammed Soliman, Non-Resident Scholar, MEI, and Senior Associate, Middle East and North Africa Practice, McLarty Associates; Moderator: Joyce Karam, Washington Correspondent, The National.

CHINESE CONCEPTIONS OF WORLD ORDER. Noon-1:00pm (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsor: Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University. Speakers: Bill Hayton, Journalist, BBC World News TV; Eyck Freymann, Doctoral Candidate in China Studies, Balliol College, Oxford; Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School, and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Moderator: Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University. 

BEYOND CIVILIZED AND BARBARIANS: UNDERSTANDING THE SETTLEMENT OF CHINESE MIGRANTS IN SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY CHOSŎN KOREA. 3:00-4:30pm (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Institute for Korean Studies, George Washington University (GW). Speaker: Author, Adam Bohnet, Associate Professor in History, King’s University College; Moderator: Jisoo M. Kim, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures, Director, Institute for Korean Studies, and Co-Director, East Asia National Resource Center, GW. PURCHASE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3tgCAZ2

THE EVER-CHANGING PAST: WHY ALL HISTORY IS REVISIONIST HISTORY. 4:00-5:30pm (EDT), WEBCAST. Sponsor: History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: author, James M. Banner, Cofounder, National History Center; Sarah Maza, Jane Long Professor, Arts and Sciences and Professor of History, Northwestern University; Moderators: Christian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, WWC; Eric Arnesen, former Fellow, Professor of History, George Washington University. PURCHASE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3ap7yYb

THE RELEASE OF FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 2021 ASIA FINDINGS. 9:00pm (EDT). WEBEX. Sponsors: Freedom House; Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. Speakers: Amy Slipowitz, Research Manager, Freedom House; Sumit Ganguly, Professor, Indiana University Bloomington; Alvin Y.H. Cheung, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University; Moderator: I-Chung Lai, Executive Director, Prospect Foundation.