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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WHEN: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “The UN’s "Road to Dignity" Report: Fulfilling the Post-2015 Agenda and Ending Poverty by 2030.” Speakers: Amina J. Mohammed, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special adviser on post-2015 development planning, to discuss the secretary-general’s recent major report, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives, and Protecting the Planet.” Following a short presentation, Ms. Mohammed will join a panel discussion. The panelists will then take questions from the audience.
WHERE: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings - event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the Office of the Korean Chair at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion – “Negotiating Growth in Asia” Speakers: Christopher Johnson, CSIS senior advisor; Apichai Shipper, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the Asia Regional Chair at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State; Robert "Skipp" Orr, U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the Rank of Ambassador. Moderator: Victor Cha, Director of Asian Studies and D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government & International Affairs at Georgetown University, and CSIS Senior Advisor and Korea Chair. Free registration; watch live online.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., First Floor Conference Room; also offered live online here.
CONTACT: CSIS, 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center – “Conflict in Eastern Ukraine: Future Prospects” Speakers: Mykola Vorobiev of Ukraine’s Center for Eastern European Perspectives, who has reported from the frontlines of the conflict as an independent journalist, will share his eye-witness perspective on the situation. Michael Kofman, a Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center, will offer his analysis of the functional aspects of the conflict and future prospects.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 5th Floor
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 3:30 pm
WHAT: Kaiser Family Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - “Where Do We Stand in The Fight Against Ebola? A Conversation with CDC Director Tom Frieden” Speakers: Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will discuss his recent trip to assess the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The discussion will focus on efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the ongoing response by the U.S. government. Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, will make opening remarks, and Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director, global health policy center at CSIS, will moderate the conversation.
WHERE: Kaiser Family Foundation Offices, Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW
CONTACT: 202-347-5270; web site: http://www.kff.org
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation – event announcement

WHEN: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion – “Fragile States, Vulnerable People: The Human Trafficking Dimension” Speaker: The Honorable Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State. Moderator: Dr. Sarah E. Mendelson, Senior Adviser and Director, Human Rights Initiative, CSIS. Free registration; watch live online.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., First Floor Conference Room; also offered live online here.
CONTACT: CSIS Human Rights Initiative’s Sarah Mohamed, 202-775-3252; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement