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Friday, April 25, 2014

WHEN: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
WHAT: U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service Conference on "China’s Roles in the World."
Complete agenda and list of speakers. 
WHERE: USIP, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-457-1700; web site: 
SOURCE: USIP – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Heritage Foundation Discussion on “U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Southeast Asia.”
Speakers: Shigeo Yamada, Minister (Political), Embassy of Japan; Satu Limaye, Ph.D., Director, East-West Center in Washington; and Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, The Stimson Center.
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
CONTACT: 202-546-4400; web site: 
SOURCE: Heritage – event announcement

WHEN: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Partnerships, Corporate Social Responsibility and the New Development Agenda.”
Speakers: Moderator: Jane Nelson, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development; Daniella Ballou-Aares, Senior Advisor for Development, U.S. Department of State; Vera Songwe, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative; and Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 pm
WHAT: U.S. National Archives Film Showing – “A Great Day in Harlem.” This 1994 documentary highlights a remarkable moment in the history of American music when dozens of America's jazz legends unexpectedly gathered together for a photograph that would become emblematic of the golden age of jazz. (60 minutes.)
WHERE: William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives, U.S. National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-357-5300; web site:
SOURCE: U.S. National Archives – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Washington Institute for Near East Policy Discussion on “Islamists in Government: Do They Moderate Once in Power?”
Speakers: Haroon Ullah is a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff, where his portfolios include countering violent extremism and public diplomacy; Eric Trager, the Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, has traveled to Egypt frequently since the 2011 revolution, conducting firsthand interviews with leaders from the government, military, political parties, media, and civil society; and Vish Sakthivel, a Next Generation Fellow at the Institute, lived in Morocco for three years, including time in the Peace Corps. WHERE: Washington Institute, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1050
CONTACT: 202-452-0650; web site: 
SOURCE: Washington Institute – event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Book Discussion - “Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World
.” Speakers: Daniel Brumberg, Georgetown University; Hillel Fradkin, Hudson Institute; Steven Heydemann, U.S. Institute of Peace; Tarek Masoud, Harvard University; introductory remarks by Marc F. Plattner, Journal of Democracy; moderated by Larry Diamond, Stanford University and Journal of Democracy. 
WHERE: 1025 F Street, NW, Suite 800 CONTACT: 202-378-9700; web site:
SOURCE: NED – event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “South Asia’s Nuclear Competition in the New Era of Extremism, Militancy and Terrorism.” Speaker: Peter Lavoy, Partner, Monitor 360 former acting Assistant Secretary of Defense and Deputy Director of National Intelligence.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 1:30 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Benghazi, Ukraine, and Beyond: Applying American Power in the 21st Century.”
Speakers: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Zachary Keck, Associate Editor, The Diplomat; Jeff Lightfoot, Senior Associate, Jones Group International; Stacie Pettyjohn, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site:
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement