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Monday, December 15, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT: Atlantic Council Report Release and Discussion - "25 Years of Transition: Post-Communist Europe's Economic Transformation."
  Speakers: Introductory Remarks by Daniel Price, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors.  Report Presentation by Aasim M. Husain, IMF; and James Roaf, IMF.  Panel Discussion with H.E. Andris Razans, Ambassador of Latvia to the United States; H.E. Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of Poland to the United States; Aasim M. Husain; and Mark Sobel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary and Financial Policy, Treasury Department.  Moderated by Andrea Montanino, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: The Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

 

WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion – "Religious Radicalism after the Arab Uprisings."  Speakers: Moderated by Dr. Abderrahim Foukaram, Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera.  Panelists: Dr. Jon B. Alterman, Senior Vice President, CSIS; Haim Malka, Senior Fellow, CSIS; and Thomas M. Sanderson, Senior Fellow, CSIS.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion – "The Future of Homeland Missile Defense: A Fresh Look at Programs and Policy."  Keynote Speaker: VADM James Syring, Director, Missile Defense Agency.  Introductions: Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, CSIS. Complete agenda and speaker list.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Discussion - "The Long Run Outlook for the Federal Budget: Do We Know Enough to Worry?"  Speakers:  Introduction by Louise Sheiner, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.  Presentations by Alan Auerbach, University of California at Berkeley; and David Kamin, New York University. Panelists: Peter Diamond, MIT; Charles Manski, Northwestern University; Robert Chote, UK Office of Budget Responsibility; and Douglas Elmendorf, Congressional Budget Office. 
WHERE: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings – event announcement
 

WHEN:  9:30 – 11:00 am
WHAT:  Stimson Center Panel Discussion - "The Escalating Shi’a-Sunni Conflict:  Assessing the Role of ISIS"  Speakers: Joseph Bahout, Visiting Scholar, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Omar Al-Nidawi, Director for Iraq, Gryphon Partners LLC. Moderated by Geneive Abdo, Stimson Center.
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th floor
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site: www.stimson.org
SOURCE: Stimson Center –event announcement


WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Discussion – "Exploring ‘Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America". 
Speakers: Welcome by Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program. Presentation by William H. Frey, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program.  Moderator: Amy Liu, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program. Commentator: Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media.
WHERE: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings – event announcement
 

WHEN: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 WHAT:  Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion - "Tough Fiscal Choices for the 2016 Campaign". Speakers: J. Robert Kerrey, Former U.S. Senator (D-NE); John C. Danforth, Former U.S. Senator (R-MO), Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
WHERE:  1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, 10th floor, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-204-2400, bipartisaninfo@bipartisanpolicy.org;  web site: http://bipartisanpolicy.org/
SOURCE:  Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement

 

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  U.S. Institute of Peace Discussion – "From Ukraine to Central Asia: Cascading Risk". Speakers: Kathleen Kuehnast, Director, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding, U.S. Institute of Peace; Marlene Laruelle, Research Professor of International Affairs, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; William B. Taylor, Acting President, U.S. Institute of Peace, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; Jacob Zenn, Analyst of African and Eurasian Affairs, The Jamestown Foundation
WHERE:  U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC
CONTACT: Allison Sturma, 202-429-3869, asturma@usip.org; web site: http://www.usip.org
SOURCE:  U.S. Institute of Peace – event announcement

 

WHEN: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Discussion – "Modern Times in North Korea: Scenes from its Founding Years, 1945-1950"  Washington History Seminar -- Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs.  Speaker: Suzy Kim, Rutgers University.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room; Ronald Reagan Building, Federal Triangle Metro Stop
CONTACT:  202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE:  WWC - event announcement

 
WHEN: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Book Discussion – "Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria."  Speaker: Carl LeVan, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement