Sunday, April 30, 2017

Monday in Washington May 1, 2017

Golden Week in Japan. Many Japanese legislators in Washington.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY. 5/1, 9:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Broadcasting Board of Governors. Speakers: Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, GWU; Amb. D. Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Department of State; John F. Lansing, CEO, Director, Broadcasting Board of Governors; Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN; Michael Oreskes, Senior Vice President of News, Editorial Director, NPR; David Smith, Washington Correspondent, The Guardian; Setareh Derakhshesh, Director, Persian Service, Voice of America; Mike Eckel, Senior Washington Correspondent, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Bay Fang, Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia; Maryam Bugaje, Multimedia Broadcaster, Hausa Service, Voice of America; Omar Fekeiki, Managing Editor, “Raise Your Voice” Digital, Middle East Broadcasting Networks; Nada Alwadi, Assignment Editor for Community Managers, “Raise Your Voice” Digital, Middle East Broadcasting Networks.

JAPAN’S STRATEGY FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. 5/1, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsors: CSIS, Japan Center for Economic Research. Speakers: Gen Nakatani, Member, House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party, Former Minister of Defense; Itsunori Onodera, Member, House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party, Former Minister of Defense; Former Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs; Akihisa Nagashima, Member, House of Representatives, Independent, Former State Minister of Defense; Moderator: Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS, Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Georgetown University.

TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS: WHAT NEXT? 5/1, Noon-1:30pm,. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Manuel Muniz, Director, Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Leadership Fellow, Atlantic Council; John Negroponte, Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates, Former Director, National Intelligence, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Iraq, and the United Nations; Ellen Tauscher, Vice Chair, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council, Former Member, Congress, Secretary of State for Arms Control and international Security Affairs; John Hudson, Foreign Affairs Reporter, BuzzFeed News.

BRINGING HOSTAGES HOME: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE AMERICAN STRATEGY. 5/1, 12:15-1:45pm. Sponsor: New America. Speakers: Rachel Briggs, OBE Executive Director; Diane Foley, Founder, President, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation; Chris Mellon, Researcher, New America; Theo Padnos, Freelance Journalist, Former Hostage; Aretae Wyler, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, Atlantic Media.

THE ROLE OF MULTI-SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS IN THE NEW DEVELOPMENT ERA. 5/1, 1:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Dan Runde, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, William A. Schreyer Chair, CSIS; Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland (Ret.), Commander, Special Operations Command-Central (CENTCOM); Morgan Keay, CEO, Founder, Motive International; Bill Guyton, Founder, Former President, World Cocoa Foundation; Simon Lowes, Former Manager, Global Social Performance, Chevron; Katherine Pickus, Vice President, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott; Kathleen Strottman, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Children; Daniella Foster, Senior Director, Global Corporate Responsibility, Hilton; Hugh Welsh, President, General Counsel, DSM North America; Moderators: Greg Huger, Former Mission Director, USAID; Richard Crespin, CEO, CollaborateUp.

PROSPECTS FOR FREEDOM IN HONG KONG AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HANDOVER. 5/1, 2:30-3:30pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Martin Lee, Veteran Democracy Leader; Joshua Wong, “Umbrella Movement” Leader; Moderator: Mike Gonzalez, Senior Fellow, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage.

A STABLE PAKISTAN: IDENTIFYING KEY ELEMENTS. 5/1, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: U.S Institute of Peace. Speakers: Tricia Bacon, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University; Shahid Javed Burki, Chairman, Advisory Council, Institute of Public Policy and former Finance Minister of Pakistan; Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University; Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University. Moderator: Moeed Yusuf, Associate Vice President, Asia Center, U.S. Institute of Peace.

NATIONAL SECURITY & THE WHITE HOUSE. 5/1, 6:00-8:00pm. Sponsor: GWU. Speaker: Rumana Ahmed, Former Senior Advisor to Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, NAtional Security Council, Obama Administration.

8TH CHINA BUSINESS CONFERENCE. 5/1-2. Sponsor: China Center, US Chamber of Commerce. Speakers: Andrew Batson, Director, China Research, Gavekal Dragonomics; Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group; Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President, Head of International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Mike Brown, Presidential Innovation Fellow, Former CEO, Symantec;Andy Browne, Senior Correspondent, Columnist, Wall Street Journal; Katherine Butler, General Counsel, GE Digital;Mark Duval, President, Greater China, Terex Corporation; Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute, Managing Director, Asia Society Washington; David Fagan, Partner, Covington & Burling; Michael Forsythe, Reporter, NY Times; Hank Greenberg, Chairman, CEO, C.V. Starr, Co., Inc.; Carlos Gutierrez, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group, Former Secretary of Commerce; Sebastian Heilmann, President, Mercator Institute for China Studies; Amb. Carla Hills, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman, CEO, Hills and Company; David Hoffman, Vice President, Managing Director, Conference Board China Center; Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates; Ken Jarrett, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai; Chris Johnson, Senior Adviser, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS; Amb. Robert Kimmitt, Senior International Counsel, Co-Chair, Strategic Response Group, WilmerHale; Arthur Kroeber, Managing Director, Gavekal Dragonomics; Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman, CEO, Dow Chemical Company, Head of Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, White House; David Marchick, Managing Director, Head of External Affairs, Carlyle Group; James McGregor, Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide; Evan Medeiros, Managing Director, Practice Head for Asia, Eurasia Group; Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, University of California at San Diego; John Neuffer, President, CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association; Frederic Neumann, Co-Head, Asian Economics Research, Managing Director, HSBC; Evan Osnos, Staff Writer, New Yorker; Henry Paulson, Chairman, Paulson Institute, Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Randal Phillips, Partner, Managing Director for Asia, Mintz Group; Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Director, Mission Chief China, IMF; Daniel Rosen, Founding Partner Rhodium Group; Hon. Kevin Rudd, President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Jake Sullivan, Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School; Joerg Wuttke, President, European Chamber of Commerce in China, Chief Representative, BASF China; Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute, Senior Partner; William Zarit, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce in China, Senior Counselor, Cohen Group; Robert Zoellick, Chairman, Goldman Sachs' International Advisors, Former USTR, Deputy Secretary of State.

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