The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, February 2nd at 2 pm: The Atlantic Council will host eight distinguished US foreign policy scholars and practitioners to mark the release of their new report on the Ukraine Crisis: How to Withstand and Deter Russian Aggression. The working group includes Ivo Daalder, Michele Flournoy, John Herbst, Jan Logal, Steven Pifer, James Staridis, Strobe Talbott, and Charles Wald. RSVP.

Tuesday, February 3rd at 11 am: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will host a hearing on the Strategic Importance of the Western Hemisphere: Defining US Interests in the Region. Witnesses include Shannon K. O'Neil, Bonnie Glick, Evan Ellis, and Eric Farnsworth. For more information, visit the Committee's website.

Wednesday, February 4th at 9:30 am: Ashton B. Carter, President Obama's nominee to be the next US Secretary of Defense, will begin testifying in the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Wednesday, February 4th at 12 pm: The Brookings Institution will host Robert S. Litt, General Counsel at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, for a speech entitled US Intelligence Community Surveillance One Year After President Obama's Address. Cameron Kerry will moderate the event. RSVP.

Wednesday, February 4th at 2 pm: Also at the Brookings Institution, William McCants, Anastasia Norton, Bruce Riedel, and Daniel Byman will address the state of US efforts at Countering Violent Extremism and outline possible counterterrorism strategies for the future.  The conversation will bring together a panel of experts on counterterrorism and radicalization. Register here.

Friday, February 6th at 10 am: The Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence will host a discussion on China's Rise: Implications for US National Security and the Defense Budget. Panelists will include Richard Bush, David Dollar, and Bernard Cole. Michael O'Hanlon will moderate the discussion. For more information, visit the Brookings Institution website.