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Monday, September 22, 2014

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:00 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Shifting Strategies on Drug Policy: A Comparative Approach.”
Speakers: Introductory remarks and moderator: Harold Trinkunas, Senior Fellow and Director, Foreign Policy, Latin America Initiative, Charles W. Robinson Chair; Panelists: John Collins, International Drug Policy Project Coordinator, LSE IDEAS; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Daniel Mejia, Associate Professor and Director of the Research Center on Drugs and Security, Universidad de los Andes; and Jasmine Tyler,Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 12:15 – 1:45 pm
WHAT: New America Foundation (NAF) Book Discussion – “The Rise of Lashkar-e-Taiba: A Look at One of South Asia's Largest Terrorist Organizations
.” Speaker: Author Arif Jamal.
WHERE: 1899 L Street NW Suite 400
CONTACT: 202-986-2700; web site:
SOURCE: NAF – event announcement

WHEN: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “The Ukraine Crisis: the View from Odessa.” Speaker: Volodymyr Dubovyk, former Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Director, Center for International Studies, I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Turkey after the Elections: Identity, Democracy and Foreign Policy.” Speakers: Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University (Turkey); ┼×ebnem Gümüsçü, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College; Christian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program,Global Europe, Cold War International History Project, North Korea Documentation Project, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center; and Bulent Aras, Global Fellow, Senior Scholar and Coordinator, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Stream, Istanbul Policy Center, Professor, Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 4:00 – 5:15 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Public Sector Investment and its Impact on the World Economy.”
Speakers: Remarks by The Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Atlantic Council Board Director and former US Ambassador to the EU; and Mr. David Marsh, Co-Founder and Managing Director, OMFIF; Panelists will include: Ms. Sara Bonesteel, Managing Director and Head of Porfolio Strategy, Prudential; Ms. Sonja Gibbs, Director, Capital Markets & Emerging Markets Policy, Institute of International Finance; Mr. Clay Lowery, Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors; David Marsh, Managing Director and Cofounder, The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF); and Dr. Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director, India, International Monetary Fund.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 4:45 – 6:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) - Schieffer Series: Jihad 3.0.
Speakers: Hosted by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News Anchor, CBS News “Face the Nation”; Panelists: The Honorable Juan C. Zarate, former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism and Author, "Treasury's War," Senior Adviser, CSIS; Dr. Jon Alterman, Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, Director, Middle East Program, CSIS; and Julianna Goldman, Washington Correspondent, CBS News.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement