Sunday, March 2, 2014

Monday in Washington, March 3, 2014

Federal Government closed
Everything on this list canceled or postponed.

GROWING OPPOSITION TO PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI: IS THE HONEYMOON ENDING? RESCHEDULED TO 3/4, 9:00-10:15am. Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speakers: Mohammad - Ayatollah Tabaar, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University; Mehdi Arabshahi, Former President, Office for Consolidating Unity.

THE WORSENING PLIGHT OF ROHINGYA MUSLIMS IN BURMA. 3/3, 10:00am. Sponsor: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Speakers: Jennifer Quigley, Executive Director, US Campaign for Burma; Bill Davis, Burma Researcher, Physicians for Human Rights; David Mathieson, Burma Researcher, Human Rights Watch; Michael Martin, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service.

REGIONALISM IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD: THE E-15 INITIATIVE ON REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS. 3/3, 10:00am. Sponsor: Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS. Speakers: Scott Miller, Chair in International Business, CSIS; Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-Development Bank; Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute; Miguel Rodriguez, Senior Associate, International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development; Kati Suominen, Senior Associate, Europe Program, CSIS; Heather Conley, Director, Europe Program, CSIS.

HOW MIGHT US DEFENSE POLICY CHANGE IN THE YEARS AHEAD? 3/3, 10:30-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Rick Larsen, D-Wash; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings.

ECONOMIC STABILITY AND REFORM CHALLENGES FACING THE DANISH AND OTHER "WELFARE STATES" IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 3/3, 11:00am. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE). Speakers: Bjarne Corydon, Danish Minister of Finance; Margrethe Vestager Danish Minister of the Interior; Jacob Kirkegaard, Senior Fellow, IIE.

IMPLICATIONS OF ASIAN INTEGRATION FOR THE UNITED STATES: SCENARIOS WITH AND WITHOUT TPP. 3/3, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: East-West Center. Speakers: Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute; Ellen Frost, Adjunct Senior Fellow, East-West Center.

MYANMAR: THE FRONTIER. 3/3, 1:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: US Chamber of Commerce. Speakers: John Goyer, Senior Director, Southeast Asia, US Chamber of Commerce; Derek Mitchell, US Ambassador to Myanmar; Kate Irvin, Group Director, Diplomatic Relations, Coca-Cola Company; Stacey May, Human Rights Officer for Burma, US State Department; David Steinberg, Georgetown University.

THE US AND IRAN: CAN DIPLOMACY PREVENT AN IRANIAN BOMB? 3/3, 5:30-6:30pm. Sponsors: Wilson Center; SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speakers: Thomas Pickering, Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs; Michael Doran, Senior Fellow, Saban Center, Brookings; Shaul Bakhash, Professor of History, George Mason University; Aaron Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives, Wilson Center.

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