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Diplomacy in Action

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WHEN: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and USAID/DCHA's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) will host a major conference – “Advances and Challenges in Political Transitions” in honor of OTI's 20th anniversary.
Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 8:30 – 10:00 am
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) - Election Watch 2014: What Will Happen and Why It Matters.
Speakers: Introduction by Karlyn Bowman, AEI; Panelists: Michael Barone, AEI; John Fortier, Bipartisan Policy Center; Henry Olsen, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Norman J. Ornstein, AEI; Moderator: Karlyn Bowman, AEI.
WHERE: 1150 17th Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-862-5800; web site:
SOURCE: AEI – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) Discussion on “Rebuilding the Gaza Strip: Obstacles and Opportunities.”
Speakers: Paul Butler, ANERA's country director for West Bank/Gaza (since 2011); Rania Elhilou, a Gaza-based communications officer for ANERA; and Amb. Philip C. Wilcox, Jr., president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
WHERE: MEI, 1761 N Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site:
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Iranian Policy toward the Iraqi and Syrian Crises.” Speakers: Jubin Goodarzi, Deputy Head of the International Relations Department, Webster University Geneva, Switzerland.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement