Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Week Ahead in Washington - mid August

It is summer. Congress is in recess and the President is on vacation. No one should be in DC, let alone hold a policy program. Something is wrong with the people below.

NAVAL AVIATION. 8/12, 9:00-10:00am. Sponsor: International Security Program, CSIS. Speakers: Lieutenant General Jon Davis, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps; Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

THAILAND AND THE CHANGING GEOPOLITICAL DYNAMICS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA. 8/12, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: Nobuhiro Aizawa, Associate Professor, Kyushu University; Abigail Friedman, Founder and CEO, Wisteria Group; James L. Schoff, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie.

UNDERSTANDING THE IRAN DEAL WITH Dr. Ernest Moniz, US Secretary of Energy. 8/13 at 2 PM EST. LIVE WEBCAST. Sponsors: Jewish Federations from across North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Register for this event HERE.​

THE IRAN DEAL: KEY ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES. 8/13, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies. Speakers: Dr. Colin Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Adviser to the Vice President; Jon Wolfsthal, Senior Director for Arms Control and Non-proliferation, National Security Council; Chris Backemeyer, Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, U.S. Department of State; Moderated by: Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

THE LAST TEAR. 8/15, 1:00- 4:00pm. Sponsor: US-Korea Institute at SAIS and Fading Away LLC. A documentary film by Christopher H.K. Lee about Korea's Comfort Women. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director and a reception.This event is free and open to the public. Please RESERVE HERE.

DEFENSE ECONOMY AND AMERICAN PROSPERITY. 8/17, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Ben S. Bernanke, Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brookings; Mark Muro, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings.

ASSESSING JAPAN-REPUBLIC OF KOREA RELATIONS AFTER PRIME MINISTER ABE'S ANNIVERSARY STATEMENT. 8/18, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies' Evans J.R. Revere, Nonresident Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution; Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations.

EXAMINING ARCTIC OPPORTUNITIES AND CAPABILITIES: DOES THE U.S. HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE, SHIPS, AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED? 8/18, 1:30-3:30pm. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Keynote Remarks by Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG (Ret.) Special Representative for the Arctic, U.S. Department of State; H.E. Geir Haarde, Ambassador of Iceland to the United States and former Prime Minister; Isaac Edwards, Senior Counsel for Chairman Murkowski, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Luke Coffey, Margaret Thatcher Fellow, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Heritage Foundation.

CHINA’S MISSILES AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES. 8/19, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Trey Obering, Director of Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Heritage; Mark Schneider, Senior Analyst, National Institute for Public Policy; Rebeccah Heinrichs, Adjunct Fellow, Hudson.

TAIWAN'S CHINA TANGLE. 8/20, 2:30-4:00pm, Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speaker: Dr. Tse-Kang Leng, Visiting Fellow with the Stimson Center's East Asia Program; Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science of Academia Sinica (IPSAS) in Taiwan and Professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University.

WHAT NEXT FOR IRAN AFTER THE NUCLEAR DEAL? 8/25, 6:30-8:30pm. Sponsor: Project for the Study of the 21st Century (PS21). Speakers: Ariane Tabatabai: Visiting Assistant Professor, Security Studies Program at Georgetown University; Kelsey Davenport: Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association; Reza Akbari: Senior Program Officer, Institute for War and Peace Reporting Sam Cutler: Policy Advisor, Ferrari & Associates, P.C.; Moderator: Negar Razavi: PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania and Global Fellow, PS21

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