Saturday, February 20, 2016

Monday in Washington, February 15, 2016

RUSSIA'S FOREIGN POLICY: NEW SPHERES OF INFLUENCE? 2/22, 9:00am-3:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speakers: John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Ivan Vejvoda, Vice President, German Marshall Fund; Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the United States; Dan Hamilton, Executive Director CTR, SAIS; Anna Borshchevskaya, Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Marie Mendras, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Mark Katz, Professor, George Mason University; Daniel Serwer, Director, Conflict Management Program, SAIS.

RUSSIA'S ECONOMY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR RUSSIA'S FUTURE. 2/22,10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: CSIS. Speaker: Vladislav Inozemtsev, Professor of Economics (Moscow).

TRENDS IN RUSSIAN PUBLIC OPINION UNDER PUTIN: NEW FINDINGS. 2/22, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Theodore P. Gerber, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin; Henry E. Hale, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GWU; William Mishler, Professor of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona; William Reisinger, Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa; Donna Bahry, Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University; Peter Rollberg, Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, GWU.

THE KOREAN PENINSULA ISSUES AND UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY. 2/22, 1:30- 4:30pm. Sponsor: ICAS Liberty Foundation. Speakers: David Hoppe, Chief of Staff, Office of the Speaker of the House; Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the US, Wilson Center; Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis; James A. Lewis, Senior Vice President and Program Director, CSIS, and others.

WILL SYRIA’S WAR EVER END? 2/22, 2:00-3:00pm. Speakers: Rasha Elass — Syrian American journalist and former Damascus-based reporter, PS21 Global Fellow; Andrew Tabler –Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

HUMAN SECURITY IN THE FACE OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM. 2/22, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University. Speakers: Zainab Hawa Bangura, U.N. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Alissa Rubin, New York Times.

MINISTERS AT WAR: WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THE WAR CABINET.2/22, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. Speaker: Author Jonathan Schneer.

CHINA AND THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM: A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS? 2/22, 5:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS China Forum, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Scott Kennedy, Director of Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, CSIS.

BURDENS OF FREEDOM: WHY AMERICA LEADS. 2/22, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speakers: Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, AEI; Lawrence Mead, Visiting Scholar, AEI.

THE ROLE OF VOICE OF AMERICA AND VALUES JOURNALISM IN COMBATING PROPAGANDA AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM. 2/22, 6:30-8:00pm. Sponsor: George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: David Ensor, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council; Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, GWU.

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