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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 – 11:00 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Crafting Economic Policy at State.”
Featured speaker: Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State. Complete agenda and other speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “Iran: Status of the P-5+1.”
Witnesses: Panel One: The Honorable Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary For Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable David S. Cohen, Under Secretary For Terrorism And Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of Treasury; Panel Two: Dr. Gary Samore, Executive Director For Research At The Belfer Center For Science And International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Dr. Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow For Research At The Belfer Center For Science And International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Mr. Michael Singh, Lane-Swig Senior Fellow And Managing Director, The Washington Institute.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: 
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 9:30 - 10:30  am   NEW TIME!
WHAT: Brookings Institution - Growing the Development Dividend: A Conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
. Speakers: Event Agenda: Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, The Edward M. Bernstein Scholar; Keynote Address by Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative; Moderated by Amadou Sy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative.
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) - Colombia Peace Forum: Peace Proposals from Victims of Colombia’s Armed Conflict.
Speakers: Clara Rojas González (To Be Confirmed, Colombian National Congress Representative; Luis Fernando Arias, Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC); Deyis Margarita Carmona Tejada, Spokeswoman, Peasants' Assembly of Cesar for Land Restitution and Good Living; and José Antequera Guzmán, Co-Founder, Sons and Daughters of Memory and Against Impunity.
WHERE: 2301 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-1700; web site:
SOURCE: USIP – event announcement

WHEN: 10:15 am – 1:15 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “The Shootdown of Malaysian Flight 17 and the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine.” Witnesses:
Mr. Ian Brzezinski, Resident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Mr. Anthony Salvia, Executive Director, American Institute in Ukraine; and The Honorable William B. Taylor, Vice President for Middle East and Africa, United States Institute of Peace (Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine).
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: 
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 12:00 pm
WHAT: Cato Institute Book Discussion on “The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?”
Speakers: Author Edward Hudgins, Director of Advocacy, and Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society; with comments by Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.
WHERE: Cato, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-842-0200; web site:
SOURCE: Cato – event announcement

WHEN: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
WHAT: Stimson Center Discussion on “US-Japan-India Relations: Prospects And Challenges.”
Speakers: Takaaki Asano, research fellow with the Tokyo Foundation whose general area of expertise is Japanese foreign/national security policy and international trade policy; Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington; and Yuki Tatsumi (moderator), senior associate of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center.
WHERE: 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site:
SOURCE: Stimson – even announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?” Speakers: Alice Hill, White House Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience; Ian Kraucunas, Deputy Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division; Commander John Marburger, Climate Change Affairs Officer of the U.S. Navy's Task Force Climate Change; Larry Phillips, Chair of the King County Council; Henry M. Jackson Foundation Vice President Craig Gannett, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine and co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental practice group, will moderate the discussion; Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of the Wilson Center’s Program will open the briefing and provide concluding remarks.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on “The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Lessons Learned Two Years Later.”
Witnesses: TBA
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room # - TBA
CONTACT: 202-224-4515; web site:
SOURCE: Senate Finance Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) - The Value of Higher Education in Development: A Conversation with 2014 YALI Washington Fellows on Education & Youth Entrepreneurs.
Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement