Monday is a National Holiday in the United States and Congress is in recess all week. The work week starts Tuesday. EUROPE AND THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. 5/26, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States; Peter Westmacott, Ambassador of Britain to the United States; Peter Wittig, Ambassador of Germany to the United States; Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.
RETHINKING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. 5/26, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, CSIS. Speakers: Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO, and President, Northrop Grumman; Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair, CSIS and Director, Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy; Andrew Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program.
LGBTI RIGHTS: GLOBAL ACTIVISM, US DIPLOMACY. 5/26, 10:00am-Noon. Sponsors: United States Institute of Peace (USIP); International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Speakers: Nancy Lindborg, President, USIP; Randy Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LBGT Persons, US Department of State; Sumit Bisarya, Constitution Building Programme, International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance; Michael Dafel, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge; Eric Gitari, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Kenya; Monie Griffith, Director, Marriage Equality, Ireland; Richie Maitland, Co-founding Director, Groundation Grenada; Michelle Reddy, Programme Director, Fiji Women's Rights Movement; Jason Gluck, Senior Program Officer, Rule of Law, USIP.
THE GLOBAL VILLAGE MYTH: DISTANCE, WAR, AND THE LIMITS OF POWER. 5/26, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Cato Institute. Speakers: Patrick Porter, Academic Director of the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter; Zack Beauchamp, World Correspondent for Vox.com; Austin Long, Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.
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