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Thursday, December 18, 2014

WHEN: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Panel Discussion – "And Now for a Congressional Growth Agenda" Speakers: Hosted by Stephen Moore, Chief Economist, Heritage Foundation. 
Panelists: Carly Fiorina, Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company, and President, Fiorina Enterprises; Larry Kudlow, CNBC Commentator; Arthur Laffer, President, Laffer and Associates; and James Pethokoukis, Columnist, American Enterprise Institute.
WHERE:  Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington DC.
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site: http://www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement
 

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion – "Payments Policy in the 21st Century: The Promise of Innovation and the Challenge of Regulation". 
Speakers: Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent, New York Department of Financial Services; Cyrus Amir-Mokri, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of Treasury; James Chessen, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, American Bankers Association; and Robert Hunter, Executive Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, The Clearing House.
WHERE:  Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-204-2400, bipartisaninfo@bipartisanpolicy.org;  web site:  http://bipartisanpolicy.org/
SOURCE:  Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement

 

WHEN: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  Hudson Institute Discussion – "The State and Future of Egypt’s Islamists".  Speakers:  William McCants, Fellow, Center  For Middle East Policy, Brookings Institute; and Eric Trager, Esther K. Wagner Fellow, Washington Institute.  Moderated by Samuel Tadros, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow.
WHERE:  Hudson Institute, 1015 15th Street, N.W.
CONTACT: Rachel Cox, 202-974-2418; web site: http://www.hudson.org
SOURCE:  Event announcement

  

WHEN: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 WHAT:  Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion - "In-Depth Review of U.S. Energy Policy". 
Speakers: The Honorable Ernest Moniz, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA).
WHERE:  Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-204-2400, bipartisaninfo@bipartisanpolicy.org;  web site:  http://bipartisanpolicy.org/
SOURCE:  Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement

 

WHEN: 2:30 – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Middle East Institute Discussion on "Today's Middle East: A Snapshot of Regional Attitudes"  Speakers: James Zogby, Arab American Institute and Zogby Research Services; Jon Alterman, CSIS; and Paul Salem, Middle East Institute.  Moderator: Maya Berry, Arab American Institute.
WHERE:  The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-785-1141 ext. 243; web site: www.mei.edu
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement

 

WHEN: 4:45– 6:30 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion – "Schieffer Series: Ambition and Uncertainty: China in the Age of Xi Jinping". 
Speakers: Hosted by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News.  Panelists: Christopher K. Johnson, CSIS; Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to China and Governor of Utah; and Evan Osnos, Staff Writer, The New Yorker..
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington DC.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement