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Diplomacy in Action

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHEN: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
WHAT: Syracuse University's 2014 Public Diplomacy Symposium
. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: Register at:

WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 am
WHAT: Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion on “By the Numbers: What the Midterms Mean for a Polarized America.”
Speakers: Whit Ayres, founder and President, North Star Opinion Research; Mark Mellman, founder and President, The Mellman Group; Amy Walter, National Editor, The Cook Political Report; Moderated by John Fortier, Director, BPC's Democracy Project.
WHERE: 1225 Eye St. N.W.
CONTACT: 202-204-2400; web site:
SOURCE: Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement

WHEN: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Conference on “Strategic Rebalancing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Assessing U.S. Security and Trade Policy Toward Asia Under Obama.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:00 am
WHAT: National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Discussion on “Is Democracy Possible in Russia?”
Speakers: Lilia Shevtsova, Carnegie Moscow Center; Leon Aron, American Enterprise Institute; Denis Volkov, Levada Center; Comments by Leonid Gozman, Union of Right Forces; Miriam Lanskoy, National Endowment for Democracy; moderated by Carl Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy.
WHERE: 1025 F. Street, N.W., Suite 800
CONTACT: 202- 378-9700; web site:
SOURCE: NED – event announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Discussion on “A Nuclear Deal with Iran? Weighing the Possibilities.” Speakers: David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security; George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Moderator: Danielle Pletka, AEI

WHERE: 1150 17th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-862-5829; web site:
SOURCE: AEI – event announcement

WHEN: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Promoting Labor Rights and Leveling the International Playing Field.”
Speakers: Carol Pier, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; Moderated by Daniel F. Runde, Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “National Insecurity.”
Speakers: Joshua Bolten, managing director of Rock Creek Global Advisors; Zbigniew Brzezinski served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter from 1977–1981, and the author of several acclaimed books on foreign policy, most recently, “Strategic Visions: America and The Crisis of Global Power”; Brent Scowcroft is president of The Scowcroft Group and served as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush from 1975–1977 and from 1989–1993; and David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of the FP Group, publishers of Foreign Policy.
WHERE: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site:
SOURCE: CEIP – event announcement