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Friday, October 31, 2014

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “The Doing Business 2015 Report: Going Beyond Efficiency.”
Speakers: Presentation of the Doing Business 2015 Report by Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group; Panelists: Ambassador Neil Parsan, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States; Sara Aviel, United States Alternate Executive Director (Member of the Executive Board); Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group; Moderated by Daniel Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site:
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Impact of Low Oil Prices: Petro Power or Petro Poverty?” Speakers: Raymond Gilpin, Academic Dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Jan Kalicki, Public Policy Scholar, Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron Corporation; Chairman, Eurasia Foundation, former White House NIS Ombudsman and Counselor to U.S. Department of Commerce; David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Middle East Specialist and former Washington Post correspondent; William E. Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute; and Greg Ip, former Public Policy Scholar, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site:
SOURCE: WWC - event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Discussion on “Public Opinion in the Arab World: What do the latest surveys tell us?”
Speakers: Amaney Jamal, Edward S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Project on Middle East Democracy; Michael Robbins, Project Director of the Arab Barometer, Princeton University and the University of Michigan; Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Senior Fellow at the Crown Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University; Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; and Steven Riskin, Senior Program Officer for Grants, U.S. Institute of Peace.
WHERE: 2301 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-1700; web site:
SOURCE: USIP – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Challenges in Nuclear Verification: The IAEA’s Role on the Iranian Nuclear Issue
.” Speakers: Featured Speaker: Yukiya Amano, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency; Moderator: Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or ; web site:
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement