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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WHEN: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “The Final Frontier: Renewing America’s Space Program.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: Knight Studio Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement
WHEN: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHAT: Bipartisan Policy Center – 2014 Housing Summit: Housing America’s Future: New Direction for National Policy. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW
CONTACT: 202-204-2400; web site:
SOURCE: Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement
WHEN: 9:30 am
WHAT: Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on “U.S. Policy Towards Iraq and Syria and the Threat Posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).” Witnesses: Honorable Charles T. Hagel, Secretary Of Defense; and General Martin E. Dempsey, USA
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff .
WHERE: Senate Hart Building, Room 216
CONTACT: 202-224-3871; web site:
SOURCE: Senate Armed Services Committee – hearing announcement
WHEN: 9:30 – 11:00 am
WHAT: Stimson Center Discussion on “The Escalating Shi’a-Sunni Conflict: Is It About Religion Or Politics?” Speakers: Hisham Melhem, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya; Abbas Kadhim, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Joyce Karam, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Hayat; and Geneive Abdo (Moderator), Fellow in Middle East and Southwest Asia, The Stimson Center.
WHERE: 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site:
SOURCE: Stimson – even announcement
WHEN: 9:30 – 11:45 am
WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on “Wired for the Future: U.S.-Japan Cooperation for the New Internet Economy.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1333 H Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-682-1611; web site:
SOURCE: CAP – event announcement
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Syrian Displacement: Views from the Region.” Speakers: Moderator: Elizabeth Ferris, Co-Director, Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy; Panelists: Carol Batchelor, Turkey Representative, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Brian Hansford, Senior Communications Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
WHERE: 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement
WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Heritage Foundation - An Address by Governor Bobby Jindal: The Jobs Plan America Needs. Speaker: The Honorable Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Governor of Louisiana.
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site:
SOURCE: Heritage – event announcement
WHEN: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Department of State's Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. Ambassador Jenkins promotes the coordination of Department of State Cooperative Threat Reduction and U.S. government programs in chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological security.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement
WHEN: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
WHAT: Bipartisan Policy Discussion on “Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America’s Business Leaders - A Report from the CEO Council on Health and Innovation.” Complete list of speakers.
CONTACT: 202-204-2400; web site:
SOURCE: Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement
WHEN: 3:15 pm
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “Terrorism Trends in South Asia: Threats to Regional Stability and U.S. Interests.” Witnesses: Dr. Daniel S. Markey,
Senior Fellow for Pakistan, South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations; and Dr. Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow For India, South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site:
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement
WHEN: 5:15 – 6:30 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Book Discussion on “The Future, Declassified.” Speakers: Mathew Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council and author of “The Future, Declassified’; and moderated by Edward Luce, Washington Columnist and Commentator, Financial Times.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement
WHEN: 6:00 pm
WHAT: Georgetown University – Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman will deliver Remarks on U.S. Policy in the Middle East.
WHERE: Lohrfink Auditorium, 2nd floor, Hariri Building
CONTACT: RSVP to McKenzie Stough at 202-687-4328 or; web site:
PLEASE NOTE: The event will be streamed live at
SOURCE: Georgetown University – event announcement
WHEN: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
WHAT: Kennedy Center Performance of Ribab Fusion (Morocco) AND Khumariyaan (Pakistan). Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) culture and Khumariyaan brings Peshawar’s reawakened live music scene to DC. Speaker: Eileen O’Connor, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and Senior Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy in the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
WHERE: Kennedy Center Millennium Stage; 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
CONTACT:; web site:
SOURCE: Center Stage – event announcement