Sunday, May 9, 2021

Monday Asia Events, May 10, 2021

 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

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