Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.: The Atlantic Council will host an online discussion on a new report titled “Iraq: A road map for recovery.” Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, will make introductory remarks followed by a keynote presentation by H.E. Martin Huth, European Union Ambassador to Iraq. Washington Post Baghdad Bureau Chief Louisa Loveluck will moderate the panel, which will feature Dhiaa Al-Asadi, former member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives; Amb. Ramon Blecua, former European Union ambassador to Iraq; Amb. Feisal Al-Istrabadi, founding director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East; Amb. Rend Al-Rahim, former ambassador of Iraq to the United States and Olin Wethington, founder and chairman of Wethington International LLC.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.: The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee will hold a hearing to conduct oversight of the Election Assistance Commission. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Benjamin Hovland, the chairman of the United States Election Assistance Commission.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.: The Wilson Center Latin American Program and Mexico Institute will host a webcast on U.S. counterdrug policy successes and failures in the Western Hemisphere. Cynthia J. Arnson, director of the Latin American program, and Andrew I. Rudman, director of the Mexico Institute, will moderate the panel featuring Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, commissioner of the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission; Daniel Mejía Londoño, associate professor of economics at the Universidad de los Andes; Alejandro Hope, security consultant and partner of the GEA Grupo de Economistas y Asociados; and Mary Speck, former executive director of the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission. The discussion will focus on the congressional Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission's report from December 2020. You can register here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Brookings Global Economy and Development program will host an online event on international governance reforms, as the fifth part of its Blueprints for American Renewal & Prosperity series. John R. Allen, president of the Brookings Institution, will make opening remarks, and the panel will feature senior fellows in the Global Economy and Development Program including Joshua O. Meltzer, Emily Gustafsson-Wright, George Ingramand Landry Signé. The panel will also feature Cameron F. Kerry, the Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. The discussion will focus on ideas to strengthen governance and cooperation on artificial intelligence and technology, U.S. engagement in global development and bridging financial gaps. You can register here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.: The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the Defense Department's evolving roles and mission in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee will hear testimony from Robert Salesses, the official performing the duties of the assistant defense secretary for homeland defense and global security; Maj. Gen. Jeff Taliaferro, the vice director for operations on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Maj. Gen. Steven Nordhaus, the commander of the Air National Guard Readiness Center at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: The Brookings Institution’s Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors will host a virtual discussion on how the U.S. government should work with nonstate armed actors to implement fragility strategy. Matthew D. Steinhelfer, acting principal deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, will deliver keynote remarks. The panel will be moderated by Vanda Felbab-Brown, director of the Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors, and will feature Frances Z. Brown, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Brookings fellows George Ingran and Patrick W. Quirk. You can register here.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 11:30 a.m.: The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East program and the Tripoli-based Sadeq Institute will co-host an online event on the role of international actors in the post-2011 Libyan political landscape. The panel will be moderated by Karim Mezran, director of the Rafik Hariri Center, and will feature Steven A. Cook, senior fellow on Middle East and Africa studies at the Council of Foreign Relations; Marta Dassú, senior advisor for European Affairs at the Aspen Institute; Anas El Gomati, founder and director of the Sadeq Institute; and Deborah K. Jones, former U.S. ambassador to Libya.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet will hold a hearing on the Supreme Court's shadow docket. The subcommittee has not yet released a witness list.
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