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Friday, September 19, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 am
WHAT: New America Foundation (NAF) Discussion on “Digital Borders and Technological Sovereignty: Breaking or Saving the Internet as We Know It?” Speakers: Welcome: Alan Davidson, ice President, Technology Policy and Strategy and Director, Open Technology Institute; Introductions by Thorsten Benner, Director, Global Public Policy Institute; Featured Speakers: Ansgar Baums, Director of Government Relations, Hewlett Packard, Germany; Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance; Carolina Rossini, Vice President for International Policy, Public Knowledge; Moderator: Tim Maurer, Research Fellow, New America’s Open Technology Institute.
WHERE: 1899 L Street, N.W., Suite 400
CONTACT: 202-986-0722; web site:
SOURCE: NAF – event announcement
WHEN: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
WHAT: U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) - PeaceTech Summit: Engineering Durable Peace. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 2301 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-1700; web site:
SOURCE: USIP – event announcement
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “How Billionaires are Reshaping Politics, Philanthropy, and Society.” Speakers: Moderator: Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation, and author of “Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust”; John Harwood, Political Writer,
The New York Times; Ruth Marcus, Columnist and Editorial Writer, The Washington Post; Brody Mullins, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal; and Peter Overby, Power, Money, and Influence Correspondent, National Public Radio.
WHERE: 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement
WHEN: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution - Peace and Development in the Central African Republic: A Conversation with Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza. Speakers: Introduction by Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, The Edward M. Bernstein Scholar; Moderator: Amadou Sy, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative; Featured speaker: Her Excellency Catherine Samba-Panza, Head of State of the Transition, President of the Central African Republic.
WHERE: 1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement