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Monday, April 14, 2014

WHEN: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Challenges to Further Nuclear Arms Reductions.”
Speakers: Moderator: Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Panelists: Dennis Gormley, Senior Research Fellow, Matthew B. Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh; Nikolai Sokov, Senior Fellow, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation; Götz Neuneck, Deputy Director, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 2:30 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Rising Political Islam in Pakistan: Causes and Consequences.”
Speakers: Husain Haqqani, Author of “Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding”; and Senior Fellow and Director, South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute; Haroon K. Ullah, Author of “Vying for Allah's Vote: Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence, and Extremism in Pakistan”; and Member, Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State; Moderated by Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “I am Rwandan
.” Speakers: Remarks by Anastase Shyaka, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Governance Board; Response by Gretchen Birkle, Africa Regional Director, International Republican Institute; Moderated by J. Peter Pham, Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Human Rights in North Korea.”
Speakers: Introduction by Ted Piccone, Acting Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy; Featured Speaker: Michael Kirby, Chair, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea; moderated by Richard C. Bush III, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “A Complicated Arrangement: Indi and the U.S. since 1947.”
Speakers: Rudra Chaudhuri, lecturer in strategic studies and South Asian security in the Department of War Studies and the India Institute of King’s College London; George Perkovich, vice president for studies and director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Milan Vaishnav, associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
WHERE: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE: CEIP – event announcement

WHEN: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “The Arab Spring and the State of Egypt’s Antiquities.” Speaker: Monica Hanna, Egyptologist, social media activist, and SAFE Beacon Award Winner.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
WHAT: Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Discussion on “Sound and Fury or Winds of Change? Protests in Venezuela.” Speakers: Pedro M. Burelli, former Member of the Executive Board of Petróleos de Venezuela, Managing Partner of B+V Consulting; Philip C. French, Executive Director, The American Committees on Foreign Relations; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, The Inter-American Dialogue; and Stephen Kaplan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs.
WHERE: Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E Street NW
CONTACT: 202-994-6240; web site: http://www.elliottschool.org
SOURCE: Elliott School - event announcement