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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WHEN: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion - “Advancing the US-Brazil Agenda for 2015 and Beyond” Speakers: Please join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council for a discussion that looks ahead at what to expect in the bilateral agenda in 2015 and beyond. Complete list of participants
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 11:45 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion - “The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons from History” Speakers: Barry Eichengreen, of the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss his is new book Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History, which details the lessons that were remembered and those that were, unfortunately, forgotten. Following his presentation, David Lipton, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, and Chris Brummer, a professor at Georgetown Law School with a specialty in international financial regulation, will join Hutchins Center Director David Wessel in conversation.
WHERE: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings - event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Stimson Center Discussion - “The Myth of Deterrence Stability between Nuclear-Armed Rivals” Speakers: Mr. Michael Krepon, Co-founder and Director of Stimson’s South Asia Program; Amb. Linton F. Brooks, Independent Consultant and former Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration; Dr. George Perkovich, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Dr. Joshua White, Deputy Director of Stimson's South Asia Program.
WHERE: 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th floor
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site:
SOURCE: Stimson Center – event announcement

WHEN: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Heritage Foundation – “Confronting Putin’s Imperial Ambitions: U.S. Policy towards Russia after Crimea” Speakers: Luke Coffey, Margaret Thatcher Fellow, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, The Heritage Foundation; Kevin Williamson, Roving Correspondent, National Review; Nicolas Loris, Herbert and Joyce Morgan Fellow, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation. WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site:
SOURCE: Heritage – event announcement

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion – “The U.S. Energy Renaissance and Exports: A Conversation with Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips” Speakers: Ryan Lance, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, will discuss the new North American oil and natural gas resource abundance and its U.S. energy policy implications. Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at CSIS, will moderate.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Book Forum - “Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why it Could Happen Again” Speakers: AEI’s Peter J. Wallison will present on his book, followed by a panel discussion with John Allison, Cato Institute; Daniel M. Gallagher, Securities and Exchange Commission; Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics.
WHERE: 1150 17th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-862-5829; web site:
SOURCE: AEI – event announcement

WHEN: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion - “The China-Pakistan Axis” Speakers: Andrew Small, transatlantic fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States; and Frederic Grare, senior associate and director of Carnegie’s South Asia Program will discuss how the China-Pakistan axis plays a central role in Asia’s geopolitics. For decades, each side has been the other’s only “all-weather friend,” but the relationship is still little understood.
WHERE: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-483-7600 or 202-939-2292; web site:
SOURCE: CEIP – event announcement

WHEN: 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion - “Bending the Cost Curve” Speaker: The Hon. Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement