Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Monday, September 8th at 9 am: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert on the Asia-Pacific Rebalance. Admiral Greenert has recently returned from visiting his counterpart, Admiral Wu Shengli of the People’s Liberation Army Navy in Beijing. During the most recent visit, the two navy heads continued their discussions on ways to improve cooperation, and steps to increase their mutual confidence. Admiral Greenert will share his thoughts on the U.S. Navy’s relationship with the People’s Liberation Army Navy. Douglas H. Paal will moderate. RSVP here.
Monday, September 8th at 10 am: The United States Institute of Peace hosts an event entitled Countering Terrorism in Pakistan’s Megacities: Exploring the Role of the Pakistan Police. With violence from terrorism, secessionist insurgency, sectarian conflict and ethnic turf escalating in Pakistan’s megacities, the panel will discuss ways to increase the capacity of Pakistan’s local police to counter terrorism in the nation’s urban centers.Tariq Parvez, Ambassador Robin Raphel, Robert Perito, and Moeed Yuseuf will speak. RSVP or watch the live webcast here.
Monday, September 8th at 6 pm: In New York City, Fordham University will host a conversation on Terrorism Prosecutions: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges. What are the major challenges today facing terrorism investigations and prosecutions? How have counterterrorism strategies evolved? Have the criticisms of human rights advocates and civil libertarians about the way these cases are handled made an impact on the strategies of law enforcement? Panelists will address these and other questions. Seth DuCharme, Linda Moreno, John Dolan, and Andrea Prasow will speak. Register here.
Tuesday, September 9th at 9:30 am: At the Atlantic Council, Daryl Kimball, Stephen Rademaker, and Barbara Slavin will provide an Iran Negotiations Update: Verification vs. Breakout Capacity. For more information or to RSVP, visit the Atlantic Council website.
Tuesday, September 9th at 12 pm: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will host an event entitled Resolving Cross-Border Internet Policy Conflicts. In a new report to be released at this event, ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Senior Analyst Daniel Castro argue that the dominant approaches to Internet policy, which typically calls for either universal rules applied to all nations or a complete free-for-all among countries – fail to provide a pragmatic path forward to resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise. Instead, will suggest a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms. Register here.
Wednesday, September 10th at 2 pm: The Institute of World Politics will hold an event entitled Ukraine: Summer’s Over. Having explored the crisis-riven Central and Eastern European country in July, Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz will share his observations on the situation in post-Maidan Ukraine, including the eastern Donetsk region plagued by a Russian-supported irredentist insurgency and the area of the MH17 crash site. RSVP here.
Wednesday, September 10th at 3 pm: Among the many atrocities of the Syrian civil war, the use of chemical weapons stands out as particularly brutal. The Assad regime’s accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention last year and the subsequent destruction of its declared chemical arsenal has helped reduce the risk of chemical weapons use again in that region. Destroying that arsenal quickly, securely and safely in a war-torn country, however, presented huge challenges. Thomas Countryman, Laura Holgate, Andrew Weber, and Sharon Squassoni will provide an assessment of Destroying Syria’s Chemical Weapons: One Year Later at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Please RSVP to the Proliferation Prevention Program at [email protected] or 202-741-3921.
Wednesday, September 10th at 4:30 pm: Author Joshua Muravchik will discuss his new book, “Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel” at the Institute of World Politics. His, we presume controversial, new book traces the process by which material pressures and intellectual fashions reshaped the world opinion of Israel. You can find more information here.
Wednesday, September 10th at 6:30 pm: In New York City, the New York City Bar will host a panel conversation on The Legality Under International Law of Targeted Killings by Drones Launched by the United States. The event will be held in the Great Hall of the Association, at 42 West 44th St., New York, NY. Rory O. Millson will moderate a conversation between John B. Bellinger III, Sarah Knuckey, James Ross, and Scott Shane.
Thursday, September 11th at 12 pm: Turkey’s Presidential Elections 2014: What do they mean for Turkey’s democratization process, the Kurdish question and Turkey’s foreign policy? The Woodrow Wilson Center will host a round table discussion on these questions and more with Etyen Mahcupyan, Mesut Yegen, Gonul Tol, and Marina Ottaway. For more information or to register, please visit with Woodrow Wilson Center’s website.
Friday, September 12th at 9 am to 5 pm: The Middle East Institute will host an all-day event at the Park Hyatt Hotel entitled Egypt: Facing Challenges, Harnessing Potential. This will be MEI’s second annual conference on Egypt, and will include panels on Reforming the State, Fostering Inclusion, Unlocking Egypt’s Economic Potential, and Engaging Youth in the Future of Egypt. For a listing of times and a directory of panelists, visit MEI’s event announcement. Read more »