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Diplomacy in Action

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 am
WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) Digital Video Conference (DVC) On-The-Record Briefing on “U.S. Priorities in Africa.”
Briefer: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
WHERE: National Press Building, 529 14th Street, N.W. Suite 800
CONTACT: 202-504-6300; web site:
SOURCE: WFPC – event announcement
PLEASE NOTE: The briefing will be LIVE-STREAMED at

WHEN: 9:30 – 10:30 am
WHAT: Stimson Center - Chairman’s Forum with TRADOC Commander, General David G. Perkins.
General Perkins, who in March became the Commander of TRADOC, will share his vision and plans for shaping the Army of the future and its evolving roles in the defense of U.S. national security.
WHERE: 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site:
SOURCE: Stimson – even announcement

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Pakistan: Importing America's Federalism?”
Speakers: Asif Memon, U.S.-Pakistan Program Exchange Fellow; and Associate Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute; Moderated by Shuja Nawaz, Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Is the Internet Starting to Fracture?”
Speakers: Moderator: Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation; Christine Bliss, Assistant USTR for Services and Investment, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Lixin Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, ZTE USA; James Mulvenon, Vice President, Intelligence Division, Director, Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis; Richard Salgado, Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, Google, Inc.; and Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Heritage Foundation Discussion on “The Legal Basis for Military Action against ISIS.”
Speakers: Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP; Robert M. Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; and Steven Vladeck, Professor of Law, The Washington College of Law, American University.
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site:
SOURCE: Heritage – event announcement