HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF NATURAL GAS: ADDRESSING METHANE EMISSIONS. 12/8, 9:30am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Energy and National Security, CSIS. Speakers: David Allen, Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin; Greg Guidry, Executive Vice President, Unconventionals Americas, Shell; Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, EDF; Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, EPA; Dave McCurdy, President, American Gas Association; John Podesta, Counselor to the President; Carrie Reese, Environmental Compliance Manager, Pioneer Natural Resources; and Martha Rudolph, Director, Environmental Programs, Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment.
RUSSIA’S GLOBAL SELF: FIVE DIFFERENT FACES. 12/8, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations. Speaker: Nina Belyaeva, professor and chair of the Public Policy Department at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
U.S. POLICY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC: U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND RISING CHINA. 12/8, 11:30-1:30. Sponsor: Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation. Featured Speaker: The Honorable Jim Talent, Former United States Senator from Missouri and Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; and Member, National Defense Panel.
THE TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY (TPA). 12/ 8, Noon-1:00pm, Brown Bag, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Women in International Trade. Speaker: Hun Quach, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Congressional Affairs.
ENERGY DIPLOMACY AND NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 12/8, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: American Security Project (ASP). Speaker: Amos J Hochstein, Acting Special Envoy, Bureau of Energy Resources.
SHADOW FINANCIAL REGULATORY COMMITTEE. 12/ 8, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute. Speakers: Richard J. Herring (cochairman), The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; George G. Kaufman (cochairman), Loyola University Chicago; Marshall Blume, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Kenneth W. Dam, University of Chicago Law School and Brookings Institution; Franklin Edwards, Columbia University; Robert A. Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors; Edward Kane, Boston College; Paul H. Kupiec, AEI; Albert S. Kyle, University of Maryland; Frank Partnoy, University of San Diego School of Law; Kenneth E. Scott, Stanford Law School; David Skeel, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University.
RETHINKING THE ASIA PIVOT: U.S. POLICY IN THE PACIFIC AND THE SOCIAL MOVEMENTS THAT ARE CHALLENGING MILITARISM IN THE REGION. 12/8 Noon-1:55pm. Sponsor: Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Speakers: Ko Youkyoung is a long time peace activist in South Korea as the former director of the National Campaign for Eradication of Crimes by U.S. Troops in Korea and member of the Korean Women’s Network against Militarism, SAFE-Korea. She is also a member of the PyeongTaek Peace Center and Raymond Palatino is a two-term congressman who represented Kabataan (Youth) Partylist in the 14th and 15th Congress of the Philippines. He is currently the Southeast Asia editor of Global Voices and a columnist of The Diplomat online magazine.
HUMAN RIGHTS BEFORE CARTER. 12/8, 4:00-5:30. Sponsor: Wilson Center, History and Public Policy. Speaker: Prof Sarah B. Snyder, American University, author of Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (2011).
SMART WOMEN, SMART POWER. 12/8, 5:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speaker: Ambassador Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Nina Easton, Senior Editor, Washington Columnist, Fortune, Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International; Linda Hart, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA AND US POLICY. 12/8, 6:00-8:00pm. Sponsor: U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS; The Sejong Society of Washington, DC. Speakers: Robert King, special envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues at the US State Department; Greg Scarlatoiu, executive director at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK); and Daniel Aum, Donald Wilson Fellow at the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights and author of the report, “Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea: The Case for US Leadership and Action."
ASIA IN WASHINGTON: EXPLORING THE PENUMBRA OF TRANSNATIONAL POWER. 12/8, 6:30-8:00pm. Sponsor: Worlds Affairs Council. Speaker: author Kent Calder, SAIS Professor of Japanese Studies.