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Thursday, November 20, 2014

WHEN:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Conference “25 Years After the Velvet Revolution: The Continuing Struggle for a Europe Whole and Free.”  Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1025 F Street, NW, Suite 800
CONTACT: 202-378-9700,; web site: 
SOURCE:  NED – event announcement
WHEN:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT:  Center for a New American Security (CNAS) - Conference on Civil-Military Divide and the Future of the All-Volunteer Force.”  Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-9400; web site: 
SOURCE: CNAS – event announcement
WHEN:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHAT:  Middle East Institute - 2014 Annual Conference: Navigating the Storm: The Middle East in 2015.  Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. N.W. 
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site: 
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement
WHEN:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Discussion on “What Next for U.S. Trade Policy?”  Speakers: Keynote Address by Han Duck-soo, Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association and former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States; Panel Discussion with Peter F. Allgeier, President, Coalition of Service Industries; Daniel R. Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bryan Riley, Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation. 
WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site:
SOURCE:  Heritage Foundation – event announcement
WHEN:  12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Discussion on “G7 Broadband Dynamics: How Policy Affects Broadband Quality in Powerhouse Nations.”  Speakers: Keynote: Richard Bennett, AEI; Panel Discussion: Jonathan Banks, US Telecom; David Belson, Akamai; Jeff Campbell, Cisco; Ev Ehrlich, ESC Company; Moderator: Jeffrey Eisenach, AEI; Moderator: Jeffrey Eisenach, AEI. 
WHERE: 1150 17th Street, N.W., 12th Floor 
CONTACT: 202-862-5829; web site: 
SOURCE: AEI – event announcement
WHEN:  1:00 – 4:00  pm
WHAT:  House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Examining What a Nuclear Iran Deal Means for Global Security.”  Witnesses: General Michael Hayden, USAF, Retired
Principal, The Chertoff Group (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency); 
Mr. Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; and 
Mr. Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 
WHERE: 2172 House Rayburn Office Building
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site:  
SOURCE:  House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement
WHEN:  3:30 – 5:00 pm
WHAT:  Hudson Institute Discussion on “Winning Asia: Why is the United States Struggling?”  Speakers: Charles Horner, Moderator, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Christopher Ford, Panelist, Author, “The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations & China”; and John Lee,  Panelist, Senior Fellow (Non-Resident), Hudson Institute. 
WHERE:  1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th floor
CONTACT: 202-974-2400; web site: 
SOURCE:  Hudson – event announcement
WHEN:  5:00 – 6:30 pm
WHAT:  Stimson Center Discussion on “Reforming the International Monetary And Financial Architecture.”  Speakers:  Welcoming remarks by Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, The Stimson Center; Dr. Abiodun Williams, President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice; and Michèle Auga, Executive Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office; Featuring: José Antonio Ocampo, currently Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Fellow with the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, whose record of public service – encompassing tenure as Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), as well as Minister of Finance and Central Bank Chairman for Colombia – makes him a leading voice on the Commission for articulating the importance of global economic and social governance to achieve greater global security and justice.
WHERE: 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th floor 
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site: 
SOURCE: Stimson Center –event announcement