Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuesday in Washington, May 26, 2015

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 CONSEQUENCES OF THE EMERGING AMERICAN-IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL. 5/26, Noon-1:00pm, lunch. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Efraim Inbar, Director, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University; Lee Smith, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.

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; 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.

THE EBOLA RESPONSE: THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ROLE IN A GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY CRISIS. 5/26, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Carmen Spencer, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense; COL. Russell E. Coleman, Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems; COL. Stephen J. Thomas, Deputy Commander of Operations, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; COL. Neal E. Woollen, Director of Biosecurity, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

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