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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WHEN: 9:00
WHAT: National Gallery of Art press breakfast and preview of Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852–1860. Innovative British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe (1822–1902) captured some of the earliest photographs of India and Burma (now Myanmar). In the first major traveling exhibition of his work, approximately 60 photographs taken between 1854 and 1860, document the dramatic landscapes and the architecture of celebrated religious and secular sites in India and Burma, several of which are now destroyed.
WHERE: National Gallery of Art’s West Building
CONTACT: 202-842-6353; web site: www.nga.gov
SOURCE: National Gallery of Art – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 am
WHAT: New America Foundation (NAF) Discussion on “Next Steps for the Israelis and Palestinians: Assessing the impact of the Gaza conflict.” Speakers: Hagai El-Ad, an Israeli human rights activist, is the executive director of B'Tselem בצלם بتسيلم. ; Samer Badawi writes for +972 Magazine; he covered the war on Gaza from the ground this summer; Moderator: Leila Hilal, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, New America.
WHERE: 1899 L Street, N.W., Suite 400
CONTACT: 202-986-0722; web site: www.newamerica.net
SOURCE: NAF – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Nomination Hearing. Nominees: Mr. Robert Francis Cekuta, to be Ambassador of The United States of America To The Republic Of Azerbaijan; Mr. Richard M. Mills, Jr. to be Ambassador of The United States of America to the Republic Of Armenia; Mr. Jess Lippincott Baily to be Ambassador of The United States of America to the Republic of Macedonia; and Ms. Margaret Ann Uyehara to be Ambassador of The United States of America To Montenegro.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://www.foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement
 
WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Select Committee on Benghazi Hearing 1 on “Implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations.” Witnesses: Greg Starr, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security; Mark J. Sullivan, Chairman, The Independent Panel on Best Practices; Todd Keil, Member, The Independent Panel on Best Practices, former Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
WHERE: HVC-210, Capitol Visitors Center
CONTACT: 202-226-7100; web site: http://benghazi.house.gov
SOURCE: Select Committee on Benghazi – hearing announcement
WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Global Efforts to Fight Ebola.” Witnesses: Panel I: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Luciana Borio, M.D., Director, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats, Office of the Chief Scientist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Panel II: Kent Brantly, M.D., Medical Missionary, Samaritan’s Purse (Survivor of Ebola); Chinua Akukwe, M.D., Chair, Africa Working Group, National Academy of Public Administration; and Mr. Ted Alemayhu, Founder & Executive Chairman, U.S. Doctors for Africa.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: House Homeland Security Committee Hearing on “Worldwide Threats to the Homeland.” Witnesses: The Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; The Honorable James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice; and The Honorable Matthew G. Olsen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center.
WHERE: Cannon House Building, Room 311
CONTACT: 202-226-8417; web site: http://homeland.house.gov
SOURCE: House Homeland Security Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:15 am
WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on “What Will It Take to Raise Global Climate Ambition at the Climate Leaders Summit and Beyond?” Speakers: Welcoming remark by Carol M. Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Featured panelists: Bob Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations; Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President; Climate Envoy; Nigel Purvis, CEO, Climate Advisers; Moderated by Cathleen Kelly, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
WHERE: 1333 H Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-682-1611; web site: www.americanprogress.org
SOURCE: CAP – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
WHAT: Cato Institute Symposium - The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue: A Look at the October 2013 and 2014 Terms. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
CONTACT: 202-842-0200; web site: www.cato.org
SOURCE: Cato – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Book Discussion on “Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978-2014.” Speakers: Yair Hirschfeld, Public Policy Scholar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa, Israel and author of “Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978-2014.”; and Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar, Historian, analyst, negotiator, and former advisor to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations, 1978-2003.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 12:00 – 2:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Stepping Into the Fray: The Role of Independent Agencies in Cybersecurity.” Speakers: Keynote by Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; Panelists: Valerie Abend [Invited], Senior Critical Infrastructure Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury; Jacob Olcott, Principal, Good Harbor; Joseph H. McClelland, Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure Security, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and Rear Admiral (ret.) David Simpson, Chief, Bureau of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Federal Communications Commission.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Iran and Its Neighbors: Regional Implications for U.S. Policy of a Nuclear Agreement.” Speakers: Welcoming remarks by Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center; Introduction by Ambassador William Luers; Panelists: Ambassador Thomas Pickering; Ambassador Frank Wisner; Paul Pillar; and Barnett Rubin.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:00 pm
WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) On-The-Record Roundtable on “Ocean Acidification: Emerging Global Environmental and Economic Concerns.” Speakers: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Director of the Ocean Acidification Program Dr. Libby Jewett; and Supervisory Oceanographer Dr. Jeremy Mathis.
WHERE: WFPC, National Press Building, 529 14th Street, N.W., Suite 800
CONTACT: 202-504-6300; web site: www.fpc.state.gov
SOURCE: WFPC – event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
WHAT: Coalition for Green Trade Discussion on the “WTO Environmental Goods Agreement.” Speakers: Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative; Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee; and Representative Dave Camp, Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee.
WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215
CONTACT: 202-822-9491; web site: www.uscib.org
SOURCE: Coalition for Green Trade - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:30 pm
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “United States Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant.” Witness: The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary Of State.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://www.foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:30 – 4:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Deal or No Deal: How To Negotiate Successful Nuclear Agreements.” Speakers: Dinshaw Mistry, Fellow, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Asian Studies, University of Cincinnati; Robert S. Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies; Michael Krepon, Co-founder of The Stimson Center and Director of Stimson's project on deterrence stability in South Asia; and Joel Wit, visiting fellow, U.S.-Korea Institute, SAIS.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement
 
 
WHEN: 2:30 – 5:30 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “A New Era of U.S.-China Relations?” Witnesses: Mr. Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Mr. Gordon Chang,
Author.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
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 “The New Climate Economy.” Speakers: Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute; Christopher Delgado, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute; Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; University Professor, George Mason University, ECSP Advisory Board Member
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement