MEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY SYMPOSIUM: AGENTS OF CHANGE. 10/28, 9:00am-7:30pm, 10/29, 9:00am-6:00pm. Sponsor: US Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Donald Steinberg, CEO and President, World Learning; Jim Marshall, President, USIP; Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff, US Army; Maria Correia, Sector Manager, World bank; Satu Santala, Executive Director, Nordic and Baltic Countries, World Bank; Christopher Kilmartin, Visiting Professor, US Air Force Academy; Chantal Oudraat, Executive Director, SIPRI North America and Women in International Security; Zainab Bangura, Special Representative to the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, UN.
CHINA'S 5TH GENERATION LEADERSHIP'S APPROACHES TO DEFENSE AND SECURITY. 10/28, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Speaker: Alexander Neill, Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security.
NSA SURVEILLANCE: A NECESSARY EVIL? 10/28, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Alexander Hamilton Society, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Debaters: Steven Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP; David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University.
THE SECRET FINANCIAL LIFE OF FOOD: FROM COMMODITIES MARKETS TO SUPERMARKETS. 10/28, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: InfoShop, World Bank. Speaker: Author Kara Newman, Food, Wine, and Spirits Writer.
POLITICAL TURMOIL, HUMAN COSTS: REFLECTIONS ON THE KASHMIR CONFLICT. 10/28, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: South Asia Program, Carnegie. Speakers: Rahul Pandita, Journalist and Author; Ashley Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie.
NEW LEADERSHIP IN TEHRAN: TIME FOR RAPPROCHEMENT? 10/28, 4:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: American Iranian Council; Elliot School, GWU. Speakers: John Limbert, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran; Shireen Hunter, Visiting Fellow, Center for Christian Muslim Understanding.
BUILDING BETTER GENERALS. 10/28, 5:30-6:15pm. Sponsor: Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Speakers: Paula Thornhill, Director, Strategy and Doctrine Program, RAND; David Barno, Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow, CNAS; Nora Bensahel, Deputy Director of Studies, CNAS.
IS GLOBALIZATION IN NEED OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE? 10/28, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: Center on the US and Europe, Brookings. Speakers: Ted Piccone, Acting Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings; Pascal Lamy, former Director-General, World Trade Organization; Robert Zoellick, Peterson Institute of International Economics.
BUILDING RESILIENCE TO EXTREME WEATHER. 10/28, 6:00-7:30pm. Sponsors: Georgetown University Science in the Public Interest; American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); American Chemical Society (ACS). Speakers: Bill Hooke, American Meteorological Society; John Nielson-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist; Donald Preston, Swiss Re.
7TH ANNUAL CHINA TOWN HALL: LOCAL CONNECTIONS, NATIONAL REFLECTIONS. 10/28, 7:00. Sponsor: National Committee on US-China Relations. Live webcast with Madeleine Albright, the 64th United States Secretary of State, followed by local presentations at 60 different locations from on-site China specialists addressing topics of particular interest to the community. A national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts.
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