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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion on “Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future: Findings of the National Defense Panel.” Speakers: Opening remarks by General Charles Wald, USAF (ret.), Vice Chairman, Federal Practice Senior Advisor, Deloitte LLP; Featuring members of the National Defense Panel: Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Ambassador Eric Edelman, BPC Senior Advisor, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Moderated by Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One.
WHERE: 1225 Eye St. N.W., Suite 1000
CONTACT: 202-204-2400; web site: http://bipartisanpolicy.org
SOURCE: Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement


WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Global Implications of Data Flows between the U.S. and EU.”
Speakers: Moderator: Joshua Meltzer, Fellow, Global Economy and Development; Meredith Broadbent, Chairman, U.S. ITC Commission; Antonio de Lecea, EU Principal Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Delegation to the U.S.; and Steve Stewart, Director, Market Access and Trade, IBM.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “Japan-North Korea Rapprochement: Dare to Dream or Doomed to Fail?”
Speakers: Junya Nishino, associate professor at Keio University and a specialist on Korea and Japan-Korea relations; Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; and James L. Schoff, 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 – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “Japan-North Korea Rapprochement: Dare to Dream or Doomed to Fail?” Speakers: Junya Nishino, associate professor at Keio University and a specialist on Korea and Japan-Korea relations; Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; and James L. Schoff, 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: 11:30 am
WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) Briefing on “2014 Midterm Elections: Targeting, Insights, and Analytics in the Campaign Air War.”
Briefer: Kenneth M. Goldstein, Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco.
WHERE: WFPC, National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800
CONTACT: 202-504-6315; RSVP to: FPCOwner@state.gov; web site: www.fpc.state.gov
SOURCE: WFPC – event announcement



WHEN: 12:00 pm
WHAT: Cato Institute Book Discussion on “A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security.”
Speakers: Editors of the book John Mueller, Woody Hayes, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center, Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; with comments by Frank Hoffman, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University; and James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.
WHERE: Cato, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-842-0200; web site: www.cato.org
SOURCE: Cato – event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) Discussion on “Kobani: A Challenge to the Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process?”
Speakers: Dr. Sinan Ciddi, executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies, and visiting assistant professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; Dr. Gönül Tol, founding director of The Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies; Aliza Marcus , formerly an international correspondent for The Boston Globe ; Dr. Kadir Ustun, research director at the SETA Foundation, Washington, DC; and Mehmet Yuksel, representative of the Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) in the USA.
WHERE: Copley Formal Lounge (Copley Hall), Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site: www.mei.edu
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism.”
Speakers: Louise I. Shelley, professor at George Mason University; Moisés Naím, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Milan Vaishnav, associate in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
WHERE: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE: CEIP – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Ukraine, Russia, and the International Order.” Speakers: William H. Hill, Public Policy Scholar, Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College; and Michael Kofman, Public Policy Scholar.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement


WHEN: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council - Cyber Risk Wednesday: Landscape of the Cyber Threat.
Speakers: Dmitri Alperovitch, Cofounder & CTO, CrowdStrike; Tom Corcoran, Senior Policy Advisor, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Moderated by Jason Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) - The Future of Food and Climate, and the Natural World: A Conversation With Jonathan Foley. Speakers: Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences; Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; University Professor, George Mason University, ECSP Advisory Board Member; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute; and Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement


WHEN: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “TPP and the Political Economy of U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations.” Speakers: Robert Rogowsky, Professor of trade and development , Monterey Institute for International Studies; and Gary Horlick, Partner, Law Offices of Gary W. Horlick.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement