Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.: The Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution will host a discussion to examine how Middle Eastern regimes exploit and weaponize social media platforms to target dissidents, spread disinformation and weaken one another. The discussion will be moderated by Brookings senior fellow Daniel L. Byman. Panelists include Brookings fellows Chris Meserole and Alexandra Seigel; SMEX researcher Afef Abrougui; and Dina Hussein, head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organisations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Facebook/Meta.
Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.: The Wilson Center will host a lecture on Russia’s selective policy against misinformation. The event will feature Alexandra Arkhipova, senior fellow at the Wilson Center.
Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.: The Brookings Institution’s Africa Security Initiative will host an event to discuss the future of the Sudans, and what the United States and its partners can do to support them. The discussion will be moderated by Brookings senior fellow Michael E. O’Hanlon. The discussion will feature an expert panel made up of Brookings senior fellow Elizabeth Shackelford; Peter Biar Ajak, president at Revive South Sudan; Joseph Tucker, senior expert at the United States Institute of Peace; Nyagoah Tut Pur, Africa division researcher at Human Rights Watch; and Ambassador Susan D. Page.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.: The Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the Kremlin’s aggression toward Ukraine. Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, will moderate the discussion. Expert panelists include Ambassador John Herbst; Michael Kofman, research program director in the Russia Studies Program at CNA; John Sipher, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center; Lt. Col. Tyson K. Wetzel, senior US Air Force fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; and Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk, former minister of defense of Ukraine.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.: Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies will host a seminar on inclusive content moderation. The seminar will feature Aerica Shimizu Banks, founder of Shiso; and Julie Owono, executive director of the Content Policy & Society Lab.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.: AEI will host an event in which panelists discuss the emerging markets’ economic outlook, their ability to cope with their large debt buildup and the implications of their economic outlook for the rest of the world economy. The panel will feature Steven B. Kamin and Desmond Lachman, senior fellows at AEI; Robin Brooks, chief economist at the Institute of International Finance; Joyce Change, chair of global research at JPMorgan; and M. Ayhan Kose, chief economist at the World Bank.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.: Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute will host a seminar on the role of intelligence agencies in a public attribution of offensive Cyber operations. The seminar will be led by Dr. Gil Baram, who is a cybersecurity post-doctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.: Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute will host a panel discussion on what kind of cyber threat North Korea poses to South Korea and beyond, how South Korea addresses the North Korean cyber attacks, and what other countries can learn from their response. Speakers include Jenny Jun, nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative; and So Jeong Kim, principal researcher at the National Security Research Institute.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.: The Brooking Institution’s Africa Growth Initiative will host a panel discussion on this year’s Foresight Africa report that examines the most pressing issues facing the region in 2022. The panel will discuss policies for economic recovery, Africa’s public health systems, empowering African women and girls, addressing the impacts of climate change, harnessing technology for improved livelihoods and exploring partnerships with emerging global players. Panelists include Brookings senior fellows, Aloysius Uche Ordu and John McArthur; Zambian President H.E. Hakainde Hichilema; Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, former president of the Republic of Mauritius; Gargee Ghosh, president of global policy and advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and Greg Mills, executive director of the Brenthurst Foundation.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.: The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative and the Global China Hub will host a conversion on China’s evolving role in the Middle East and how it affects intra-regional development, trade, security and diplomacy. The event will feature Jonathan Fulton, Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow; Lina Benabdallah, assistant professor at Wake Forest University; Shaojin Chai, assistant professor at the University of Sharjah; and David O. Shullman, senior director of the Global China Hub.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host a conversation with Brett McGurk, President Biden’s “point person” on the Middle East, about Biden’s foreign policy in the Middle East. The event will be moderated by Aaron David Miller, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host a discussion about similarities and differences across Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central Asia and South Asia, and what can be learned by comparing local strategies and Chinese responses around infrastructure, investment and training. The event will feature Alvin Camba, assistant professor at the University of Denver; Evan A. Feigenbaum, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Maiara Folly, co-founder and program director of Plataforma CIPÓ in Brazil; and Niva Yau, senior researcher at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
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