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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 – 11:00 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Agricultural Productivity, Food Security, and Trade.” Speakers: Opening remarks by Ambassador Islam A. Siddiqui, Senior Adviser, Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Featuring: Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative; Lystra Antoine, Global Director, Sustainable Agriculture Development, DuPont; Kathryn J. Boor, Dean, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Roberto Lenton, Executive Director, Robert F. Daugherty Water for Food Institute; and Ambassador Darci Vetter, U.S. Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator.
WHERE: CSIS, 1800 K Street, NW
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 9:30 – 11:30 am
WHAT: U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Presentation of the “The Asia Foundation's 2014 Survey of the Afghan People.” Speakers: Opening remarks by Andrew Wilder, Vice President, South & Central Asia Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace; David D. Arnold, President, The Asia Foundation; Najla Ayubi, Deputy Country Representative in Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation; and Zach Warren, Survey and Research Director in Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation; Moderated by Scott Smith, Director for Afghanistan & Central Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace.
WHERE: 2301 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-1700; web site: www.usip.org
SOURCE: USIP – event announcement
 
WHEN: 9:30 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) - The Power of 1.8 Billion Young People: ‘State of the World Population 2014’ Launch. Speakers: Jennifer Adams, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID; Chernor Bah, Chair, Youth Advocacy Group, Global Education First Initiative; Joel Davis, Executive Director and U.S. Youth Ambassador, Youth to End Sexual Violence, Coordinator, HeForShe; Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center; Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director (Programme), United Nations Population Fund; and Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State, Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State.
WHERE: WWC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
WHEN: 10:00 am.
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “Countering ISIL in Iraq and Syria.” Witnesses TBA
WHERE: SH - 216
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://www.foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Violence in Jerusalem and the Future of the Two-State Solution.” Speakers: Tamara Cofman Wittes, Director, Center for Middle East Policy, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy; Panelists: Khaled Elgindy, Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy; and Natan Sachs, Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “South Sudan: Political Crisis, Humanitarian Disaster.” Speakers: Ambassador Susan D. Page, Senior Advisor, Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Dept. of State
Former U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan; Jeremy Konyndyck, Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID; Melanie Teff, Senior Advocacy & Policy Coordinator, Emergency Response Team, International Rescue Committee; Casie Copeland, South Sudan Analyst, International Crisis Group; Invited: Representative from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Moderated by Jennifer Cooke, Director, Africa Program, CSIS.
WHERE: CSIS, 1800 K Street, NW
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Heritage Foundation Discussion on “Liberalization and Integration: Southeast Asia’s Economic Prospects.” Speakers: Peter Petri, Ph.D., Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International finance, Brandeis University; John Goyer, Senior Director, Southeast Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; William T. Wilson, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; Co-Hosted by Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; and Satu Limaye, Ph.D., Director, East-West Center in Washington.
WHERE: 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site: www.heritage.org
SOURCE: Heritage Foundation – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “U.S.-Myanmar Relations: The Significance of Obama’s Visit.” Speakers: Suzanne DiMaggio, senior fellow and Director at the New America Foundation; Priscilla Clapp, retired Foreign Service officer, who served as U.S. chargé d’affaires in Yangon from 1999 to 2002. A recognized expert on Myanmar, she is currently a senior adviser to the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Asia Society, as well as a number of other non-governmental organizations; and Vikram Nehru, senior associate in Carnegie’s Asia Program.
WHERE: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE: CEIP – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Fighting Ebola: A Ground-Level View.” Witnesses: Mr. Rabih Torbay, Senior Vice President for International Operations,
International Medical Corps; Mr. Brett Sedgewick, Technical Advisor for Food Security and Livelihoods, Global Communities; and Darius Mans, Ph.D., President, Africare.
WHERE: 2172 House Rayburn Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council - Lion and Eagle Symposium: Twenty-Five Years of Freedom: Transatlantic Geopolitical, Security, and Economic: Challenges through the Eyes of Czech and American Envoys. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Russia’s New Foreign Policy.” Speakers: Igor Zevelev, former Short-Term Scholar, Director, MacArthur Foundation, Moscow Office; and Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute.
WHERE: WWC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Defining Opportunity and Prosperity Beyond Economic Growth.” Speakers: Panelists: Moderator: Nathan Gamester, Programme Director, Legatum Instiute; Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Global – CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative; Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Richard V. Reeves, Fellow, Economic Studies, Policy Director, Center on Children and Families; and John Prideaux, Washington Correspondent, The Economist.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Water Sharing Conflicts and the Threat to International Peace.” Witnesses: Paul Sullivan, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, National Defense University; and Amanda Wooden, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Bucknell University.
WHERE: 2255 House Rayburn Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Unaccompanied Alien Children: Pressing the Administration for a Strategy.” Witnesses: The Honorable Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Ms. Elizabeth Hogan, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Mr. Robert N. Kaplan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Inter-American Foundation.
WHERE: 2172 House Rayburn Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement