Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution will host a webinar that will feature a panel discussion examining President Biden’s performance during his first year in office and what can be expected in his State of the Union speech to Congress. Elaine Kamarack, founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management and Governance Studies senior fellow, will moderate the discussion. Experts on the panel include Brookings senior fellows William Galston, Rashawn Ray, Sarah Binder and John Hudak and Brookings David M. Rubenstein fellow Gabriel R. Sanchez.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation will hold a hearing on the strategic importance of digital economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific. The committee will hear testimony from Christine Bliss, president of the Coalition of Services Industry; Wendy S. Cutler, vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute; and David Feith, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing on securing U.S. energy infrastructure. The committee will hear testimony from Richard Glick, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and David M. Turk, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 1 p.m.: The Atlantic Council will host an online panel discussion on women’s role in the future of Afghanistan. The council will be moderated by Anita McBride, executive in residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. The panel will feature Belquis Ahmadi, senior program officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace; Amb. Shukria Barakzai, former ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway; Hosna Jalil, former Afghan deputy minister of interior affairs for policy and strategy; and Muqaddessa Yourish, former deputy minister for commerce and industry of Afghanistan. Rina Amiri, U.S. special envoy for Afghan women, girls, and human rights will deliver opening remarks.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber will hold a hearing on transatlantic cooperation on critical supply chain security. The committee will hear testimony from Willy C. Shih, Robert & Jane Cizik professor of management practice in business administration at Harvard Business School; Chad P. Bown, Reginald Jones senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Derek Scissors, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 7:45 a.m.: The Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and the Korea Development Institute will hold an online event to discuss how technology is reshaping economies and public policy agendas. The event will feature three brief presentations followed by two panel discussions.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on voter suppression and continuing threats to Democracy. The subcommittee has not yet released a witness list.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on “Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains.” The committee will hear testimony from Ari Juels, Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech; John Belizaire, chief executive officer of Soluna Computing, Inc.; Brian Brooks, chief executive officer of BitFury; Steve Wright, former chief executive officer of the Chelan County Public Utility District and Bonneville Power Administration; and Gregory Zerzan, shareholder of Jordan Ramis P.C..
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution will host two online panel discussions that examine the evolution of norms in Chinese elite politics, predictions of the outcomes of the 20th Party Congress and what the future holds for Xi Jinping.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship will hold a hearing on the possible creation of an independent immigration court. The committee will hear testimony from Andrew R. Arthur, resident fellow in law and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies; Karen T. Grisez, pro bono counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP on behalf of the American Bar Association; Elizabeth J. Stevens, of counsel at Poarch Thompson Law on behalf of the Federal Bar Association; and Mimi E. Tsankov, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation will hold a hearing on protecting against threats to election infrastructure and voter confidence. The committee has not yet released a witness list.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.: Stanford’s Spogli Institute for International Studies will host an online event titled “Non-Recognition of Illegal Annexations: Will the Rule of International Law Hold?” that examines the rule of international law which prohibits forcible seizure of territory, such as Russia’s seizure and annexation of Crimea in 2014. The event will feature a presentation by Lauri Mälksoo, professor of international law at the University of Tartu in Estonia, that discusses the current threats to the rule of international law.
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.: The Center of the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution will host two panel discussions to analyze the ongoing crisis along the border of Russia and Ukraine. Panelists will discuss President Putin’s goals, how the crisis in Kazakhstan impacts Ukraine, how Europe can reshape its security architecture to better respond to a new era of disruption and the role of the U.S. in this dilemma.
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