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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on “The African Growth and Opportunity Act at 14: The Road Ahead.”
Witnesses: TBA
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 215
CONTACT: 202-224-4515; web site: http://www.finance.senate.gov 
SOURCE: Senate Finance Committee – hearing announcement


WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion on “Children and the Crisis at the Border.”
Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., 13th Floor, the Holeman Lounge
CONTACT: 202-204-2400; web site: http://bipartisanpolicy.org 
SOURCE: Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement


WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape.”
Speakers: Kalev H. Leetaru, Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown University; Alexander B Howard, Writer and Editor; and Louise Lief, / Public Policy Scholar, Independent Journalist.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org 
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement


WHEN: 10:30 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Credible Maritime Partners in the 21st Century.”
Speakers: Admiral Sir George Zambellas, KCB DSC ADC DL, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy; Moderated by Franklin Miller, Senior Adviser (non-resident), International Security Program, CSIS; Introductory remarks by Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair, CSIS.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Tunisia’s Political Prospects.”
Speakers: Duncan Pickard, Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council; Fatima Hadji, Program Officer for the Maghreb, National Endowment for Democracy; Moderated by Karim Mezran, Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, 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: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Heritage Foundation Discussion on “The Iraq Meltdown: What Next?”
Speakers: Keynote remarks by The Honorable Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Member, United States House of Representatives; Followed by a Discussion with Jessica Lewis, Research Director, Institute for the Study of War; Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D., Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation; and James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, The Heritage Foundation.
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site: http://www.heritage.org
SOURCE: Heritage – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) Discussion of the recently released World Bank report, “More Jobs, Better Jobs: A Priority for Egypt
.” Speakers: Inger Andersen (MENA Vice President, The World Bank), lead author Tara Vishwanath (Poverty Global Practice, The World Bank) will present the main findings of the report, focusing on its implications for policy; Discussants: Hisham Fahmy, American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt; Hafez Ghanem, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution; and Ana Revenga, Poverty Global Practice, The World Bank; journalist Paul Danahar (BBC) will moderate the event.
WHERE: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site: www.mei.edu
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Shifting Political Alliances: Are Gains from Yemen’s National Dialogue Slipping.”
Speakers: Mohammed Almaitami, Chairman, Khobara Center for Development and Consulting Services; Moderated by Danya Greenfield, Acting Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, 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: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Twenty-Years of U.S. Policy on North Korea: From Agreed Framework to Strategic Patience.”
Witnesses: The Honorable Glyn Davies, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and The Honorable Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights, Office of the Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea, U.S. Department of State.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Building Prosperity in Latin America: Investor Confidence in the Rule of Law.”
Witness: The Honorable James K. Glassman, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (Former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State).
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2200
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) - A Conversation with Taysir Batniji, Acclaimed Gaza-born Artist.
Speakers: Gaza-born multi-media artist Taysir Batniji in a conversation with Jerusalem Fund curator Dagmar Painter.
WHERE: MEI, 1761 N Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site: www.mei.edu
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement