Sunday, April 10, 2016

Monday in Washington, April 11, 2016

THE FUTURE OF PERSONNEL POLICY AT DOD. 4/11, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: CSIS. Speaker: The Hon. Brad R. Carson, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

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THE SMARTEST PLACES ON EARTH: BOOK DISCUSSION. 4/11, 10:30-11:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Co-Authors Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker.

GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS: SPRING 2016. 4/11, 12:15-1:30pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE). Speakers: Paolo Mauro, IIE; Adam S. Posen, IIE; Nicholas R. Lardy, IIE.

FEMINISM FOR THE FUTURE: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON FEMINISM AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION. 4/11, 1:00-2:00pm, Arlington, VA. Sponsor: George Mason University (GMU). Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Enloe, Visionary Scholar in Feminist International Relations.

WHY THE U.S. IS THE CENTER OF SOFTWARE INNOVATION: A DISCUSSION WITH TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEUR ALAN DABBIERE. 4/11, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Alan Dabbiere, Chairman, Wandering Wifi; Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.

21ST CENTURY DEVELOPMENT: LEVERAGING DATA, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION. 4/11, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID; Dr. John Boright, Executive Director of International Affairs, U.S. National Academies; Sonal Shah, Professor of Practice and Founding Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation, Georgetown University. Location: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave., NW. Contact:

THE FUTURE OF KURDISTAN IN IRAQ. 4/11, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speakers: Minister of Foreign Relations of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Opening remarks and introduction: Sasha Toperich, Senior Fellow and Director of the Mediterranean Basin Initiative at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS Keynote Address: Falah Mustafa, Minister of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government; Commentator: Daniel Serwer, Professor and Director, Conflict Management Program, and Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS; Moderator: Rebeen Pasha, WYLN Senior Fellow, Mediterranean Basin Initiative at the Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS, and co-founder and President, American Friends of Kurdistan.
CAN INDIA EVER BECOME A GREAT POWER? 4/11, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment; Devesh Kapur, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India; Milan Vaishnav, Senior Associate, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment.

THE THIRTY-SECOND JIT TRAINOR AWARD FOR DISTINCTION IN THE CONDUCT OF DIPLOMACY. 4/11, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsors: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy; Trustees of the Trainor Endowment. Speaker: Awardee The Hon. Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy.

ORGANIZED CRIME AS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE AMERICAS. 4/11, 5:30pm. Sponsors: Women's Foreign Policy Group; NAFSA. Speaker: Joy Olson, Executive Director, Washington Office on Latin America.

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