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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Transitioning Neighborhood: Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.” Speakers: Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz, Global Fellow, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; Eric Rubin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; William H. Hill, Public Policy Scholar, Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington D.C.; and William Green Miller, Senior Scholar, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.
WHERE: WWC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion on “Can a Cyber NCTC Prevent the Next Catastrophic Attack?” Speakers: Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group, former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, Task Force Member, BPC Immigration Task Force; Matt Olsen, former Director, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC); Philip Zelikow, former Executive Director, 9/11 Commission; Moderated by Siobhan Gorman, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal; Introductions by Carie Lemack, Director, BPC's Homeland Security Project.
WHERE: 1225 Eye St. N.W.
CONTACT: 202-204-2400; web site: www.bipartisanpolicy.com
SOURCE: Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Economic Impact of Ebola.” Speakers: David Evans, Senior Economist at the World Bank Africa Region; Abebe Aemro Selassie, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund African Department; and Phillip van Niekerk, Managing Partner at Calabar Consulting. J. Stephen Morrison, Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate the panel.
WHERE: CSIS, 1800 K Street, NW
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) - The future of American missile defense: A conversation with Senator Kelly Ayotte and U.S. defense industry representatives. Speakers: Discussant: Kelly Ayotte, US Senate (R-NH); Moderator: Jon Kyl, AEI; Panel: The state of missile defenses: An industry perspective - panelists: Scott Gudes, Lockheed Martin; Jeff Trauberman, Boeing; and Rondell Wilson, Raytheon; Moderator: Gary J. Schmitt, AEI.
WHERE: 1150 17th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-862-5829; web site: www.aei.org
SOURCE: AEI – event announcement
 
WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Heritage Foundation Discussion on “The Iran Nuclear Talks: Problems and Prospects.” Speakers: Patrick Clawson, Director of Research, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Fred Fleitz, Former CIA analyst and Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy; and Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center.
WHERE: 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site: www.heritage.org
SOURCE: Heritage Foundation – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Hudson Institute Discussion on “Weighing the Costs and Benefits of a Prospective U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal.” Speakers: Lee Smith, Moderator, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; David Albright, Panelist, Founder and President, Institute for Science and International Security; Michael Doran, Panelist, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Hillel Fradkin, Panelist, Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, Hudson Institute; and Ray Takeyh, Panelist, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations.
WHERE: 1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th floor
CONTACT: 202-974-2400; web site: www.hudson.org
SOURCE: Hudson – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Strategic Importance of Trade.” Speakers: Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center; and Michael Froman, Ambassador; United States Trade Representative.
WHERE: WWC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference on “Readiness and Resilience: Lessons Learned One Year After Typhoon Haiyan.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1800 K Street, NW
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:30 pm
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Nomination Hearing for Mr. Anthony Blinken of New York, to be Deputy Secretary Of State. Witness: Nominee.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://www.foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:30 – 5:30 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Next Steps for U.S. Foreign Policy on Syria and Iraq.” Witnesses: The Honorable Robert Stephen Ford, Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute (Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria); The Honorable Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Kimberly Kagan, Ph.D., Founder and President, Institute for the Study of War; and Steven Heydemann, Ph.D., Vice President of Applied Research on Conflict, United States Institute of Peace.
WHERE: 2172 House Rayburn Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Solutions for Sustainability and Resilience in a Constantly Changing World.” Speakers: Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center; Joseph Fiksel, Executive Director of the Center for Resilience, Ohio State University; Alan Hecht, Director for Sustainable Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation, University Professor, George Mason University, ECSP Advisory Board Member; Peter Saundry, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment; and Lauren Sorkin, Platform Director for 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation.
WHERE: WWC, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “Democracy Is More Difficult than Physics.” Speakers: Giovanna Dore, fellow in the Asian Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Karl D. Jackson, Director of the Asian Studies Program and the C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; 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: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Implications of a Nuclear Agreement with Iran.” Speakers: The Hon. Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and the United Nations, and former U.S. Under Secretary of State; Brig. Gen. Uzi Eilam, former Director of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission and former Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Defense Mission to Europe; Moderated by The Hon. Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement