Sunday, April 23, 2017

Monday in Washington April 24, 2017

REFLECTING ON TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS. 4/24, 9:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Darrell M. West, Vice President, Director, Governance Studies, Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings; Susan Hennessey, Fellow, Governance Studies, Managing Editor, Lawfare; Leon Wieseltier, Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, Foreign Policy, Governance Studies; Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Editor-in-chief, Lawfare; Louise M. Sheiner, Policy Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings; Philip A. Wallach, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Vanessa Williamson, Fellow, Governance Studies; William A. Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; John Hudak, Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Elaine Kamarck, Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Nicol Turner-Lee, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation; Moderators: Shane Harris, Senior Writer, Wall Street Journal; Ben Casselman, Senior Editor, Chief Economics Writer, FiveThirtyEight; Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent, Washington Post.

A CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE AIIB. 4/24, 11:00am. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Hon. Jin Liqun, President, Chairman, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Frederick Kempe, President, CEO, Atlantic Council; Moderator: Olin Wethington, Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.

THE FRAGMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND US-RUSSIA RELATIONS. 4/24, 11:30am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasia Studies (IERES), PONARS Eurasia, Elliott School, GWU. Speakers: Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School, Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Igor Makarov, Associate Professor of World Economy and International Affairs, Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Moscow.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT & SEXUAL HEALTH: A CONVERSATION WITH LILIANNE PLOUMEN, DUTCH MINISTER FOR FOREIGN TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION. 4/24, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsors: Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University; The Global Women’s Institute, George Washington University. Speaker: Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch Minister, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

DISCUSSION ON CHINESE OUTBOUND INVESTMENT & U.S LEADERSHIP IN GLOBAL ECONOMIC AFFAIRS WITH SENATOR DAN SULLIVAN. 4/24, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Speakers: Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senate; Rod Hunter, Partner, Baker & Mckenzie LLP; Robert J. Shapiro, Chairman, Sonecon; Daniel Twining, Counselor and Director, Asia, GMF. Location: SD-G50. Contact: Danielle Piatkiewicz, GMF Asia Program Coordinator.
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BOOK TALK: BY MORE THAN PROVIDENCE, BY MICHAEL GREEN. 4/24, 12:30-1:30pm. Sponsor: Global Taiwan Institute (GTI). Speaker: Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, Chair, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, Asian Affairs, National Security Council Staff.

THE LONG WAR IN AFGHANISTAN AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. 4/24, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: H.E. Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States; H.E. Anwar ul Haq Ahady, Former Minister of Finance and of Transportation and Commerce, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Moderator: Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Director of Research, Foreign Policy, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair, Brookings.

NORTH KOREA’S GULAG: ADDRESSING AN ONGOING HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY. 4/24, 1:00-4:00pm. Sponsors: Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK); GW THiNK; North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC). Speakers: Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, HRNK; Jason West, Graduate President, GW THiNK; Suzanne Scholte, Chair, NKFC, Co-Vice-Chair, HRNK; Rosa Park, Director of Programs, Editor, HRNK; Roberta Cohen, Co-Chair Emeritus, HRNK; Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair, AEI, Board Member, HRNK; Anthony Ruggiero, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Moderator: Suzanne Scholte, Chair, NKFC and Co-Vice-Chair, HRNK, North Korean escapee delegation.

DEMINING WAR ZONES: OPENING SPACE FOR BUILDING PEACE. 4/24, 1:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace. Speakers: Joseph Pennington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, State for Iraq, U.S. Department of State; Daniel Avila, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Colombia, Former Director, Colombian Demining Authority, U. S. Department of State; Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, NATO; Ken Rutherford, Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, James Madison University; Jerry Guilbert, Deputy Director for Programs, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, U.S. Department of State; Agnès Marcaillou, Director, U.N. Mine Action Service; Virginia Bouvier, Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace; Maj-Gen James Cowan, CEO, HALO Trust; Mark Swayne, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense for Stability & Humanitarian Affairs, U. S. Department of Defense; Maj-Gen Michael Rothstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State,  U. S. Department of State; Carla Koppell, Vice President, Applied Conflict Transformation, U. S. Institute of Peace. Moderator: Paul Hughes, Special Advisor and Director, Overseas Safety and Security, U.S. Institute of Peace; Ken Rutherford, Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, James Madison University; Steven Costner, Deputy Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, U.S. Department of State.

EXTREMISM IN SOUTH ASIA: NEW WAYS TO RESPOND? 4/24, 1:30-3:00pm. Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace. Speakers: Farid Senzai, Founder and President, Center for Global Policy; Ali Mohammad Ali, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Policy; Kamran Bokhari, Director for Political Affairs, Center for Global Policy; Susan Hayward, Senior Advisor, Religion & Inclusive Societies, U.S. Institute of Peace; Iman Malik, Consultant, The World Bank Group. Moderator: Scott Worden, Director, Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace.

RUSSIA'S TURN TO THE EAST. 4/24. 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: US-Asia Institute. Speakers: Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS; Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council, Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service.
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GENERAL GEORGE C. MARSHALL AND THE ATOMIC BOMB. 4/24, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: History and Public Policy Program, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC). Speaker: Eric Arnesen, Fellow, Professor of History, GWU; Moderator: CHristian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, Cold War International History Project, North Korea Documentation Project, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, WWC.

AVOIDING WAR WITH CHINA. 4/24, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, Elliott School, GWU. Speaker: Author Amitai Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs, Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, GWU.

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