************************************************************Tuesday, February 1, 2010WHEN: 8:30 a.m.WHAT: Inter-American Dialogue Discussion on the Andean region. Speakers: U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Heather Hodges; U.S. Ambassador to Peru Rose Likins; U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Michael McKinley; and charge d'affaires John Caulfield and John CreamerWHERE: Service Employees International Union Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-822-9002; web site: www.thedialogue.org WHEN: 8:30 a.m.WHAT: The Americas Society/Council of the Americas Discussion on "U.S. Diplomacy in the Americas." Speakers: U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson; and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos PascualWHERE: Council of the Americas, 1615 L Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-659-8989 ; web site: www.as-coa.org NOTE: Register to Jorge Merino at email@example.com
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Senate Budget Committee Hearing to examine the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2011-2021. Witnesses: Richard Berner, managing director, co-head of global economics, and chief U.S. economist for Morgan Stanley; Simon Johnson, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and professor of entrepreneurship at MIT's Sloan School of Management; and David Malpass, president of Encima Global.WHERE: Room 608 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-0642; web site: http://budget.senate.gov WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: National Geographic Society Media Preview of the exhibition, "American I AM: The African American Imprint." Speaker: Broadcaster and author Tavis SmileyWHERE: National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Carrie Engel, 202-457-8449, firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.ngs.org NOTE: The exhibition will be open to the public from February 2-May 1. RSVP requested to email@example.comWHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The Center for American Progress (CAP) Book Discussion on "Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama." Speakers: Author Eric Alterman; and Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer at CAPWHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.orgNOTE: RSVP required. WHEN: 12:30 p.m.WHAT: The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs Discussion on "European Parliament (EP) in Washington: The EP and the U.S. after Lisbon." Speakers: Michael Topping, first counselor at the European Parliament Liaison Office; Remi Pierot, liaison officer at the European Parliament Liaison Office; and Mario Schwetz, liaison officer at the European Parliament Liaison OfficeWHERE: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Suite 412, Voesar Conference Room, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-994-8025; web site: http://elliott.gwu.edu NOTE: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org WHEN: 5:30 p.m.WHAT: The New America Foundation (NAF) Discussion on "Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide." Speakers: Rebecca Hamilton, fellow at NAF; Juan Mendez, United Nations rapporteur; and Andres Martinez, Director of the NAF's Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows ProgramWHERE: The New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: http://www.newamerica.net NOTE: RSVP online: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/fighting_for_darfur
******************************************************Wednesday, February 2, 2011WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on "Afghanistan-Where Things Stand: The Surge and Its Impacts." Speakers: Gary Langer, President of Langor Research Associates; and Anthony Cordesman, Chairman of Strategy at CSIS.WHERE: CSIS, 1800 K Street NW, B-1 Conference LevelCONTACT: Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242; web site: www.csis.org NOTE: RSVP to email@example.comWHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Discussion on "Perspectives on Sudan's Referendum." Speakers: Linda Bishai, senior program officer at USIP; Jok Madut Jok, senior fellow at USIP; Timothy Luccaro, program specialist at USIP; and Jon Temin, director of the Sudan Program at USIPWHERE: USIP, 1200 17th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725, firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: http://www.usip.org NOTE: RSVP required. WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Forum on "Latin America's Changing Political Landscape." Speakers: Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue; Javier Corrales, professor of political science at Amherst College; Christopher Sabatini, senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas; Miriam Kornblith, director of the Latin American and the Caribbean Program at NED; and Diego Abente, deputy director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at NEDWHERE: NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-378-9700, email@example.com; web site: http://www.ned.org/ NOTE: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and affiliation.WHEN: 1:00 p.m.WHAT: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on "Technology, Innovation, and Deficit Reduction: Lessons from the Information Technology Industry." Speakers: Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc.; Samuel Palmisano, Chairman and CEO of IBM; and CSIS President and CEO John HamreWHERE: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street and K Street NW, Astor Ballroom, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242, email@example.com; web site: http://www.csis.orgWHEN: 2:00 p.m.WHAT: U.S. Census Bureau Briefing to discuss the upcoming release of the 2010 Census state redistricting data. Speaker: U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves.WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, First Amendment LoungeCONTACT: 301-763-3030; web site: www.census.gov NOTE: Event materials will be posted online after the event begins at http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/operational-press-briefing / RSVP by 5 p.m. February 1. To listen to the event, call 1-800-779-8723 by 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The password is: "census." A live webcast is also available at: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=76315
******************************************************Thursday, February 3, 2011WHEN: 9:30 a.m.WHAT: Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on U.S. Policy toward Iraq. Witnesses: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey; and Gen. Lloyd James Austin III, Commanding General of United States Forces – Iraq.WHERE: Room 106 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-3871; web site: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.WHAT: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing on the energy and oil market outlook for the 112th Congress. Witnesses: TBAWHERE: Room 366 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-4971; web site: http://energy.senate.govWHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Senate Budget Committee Hearing on "Challenges for the U.S. Economic Recovery."Witnesses: Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Analytics; Till von Wachter, associate professor of economics at Columbia University; Raymond Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors Association; and Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute.WHERE: Room 608 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-0642; web site: http://budget.senate.gov WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Forum titled, "Afghanistan: The Nexus between Disarming and Rebuilding Armed Forces." Speakers: Col. David Lamm (Ret.); Caroline Hartzell, senior fellow at USIP; Mark Sedra, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation; and Robert Perito, Director of the Security Sector Governance Center at USIP.WHERE: USIP, 1200 17th Street NW, second floor Conference RoomCONTACT: Contact: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725; web site: www.usip.org NOTE: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.orgWHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on "Synthetic Biology: The President's Bioethics Commission Report." Speakers: Nelson Michael and Daniel Sulmasy, members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; and Jonathan Moreno, editor-in-chief at Science ProgressWHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.orgNOTE: RSVP required.WHEN: 12:15 p.m.WHAT: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on "Media Freedom in Egypt." Speakers: Ibrahim Eissa, former editor at al-Destour newspaper; Gamal Eid, executive director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights; Neil Hicks, adviser to Human Rights First; and Michele Dunne of CEIP.WHERE: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NWCONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: www.carnegieendowment.org
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.WHAT: National Press Club (NPC) Luncheon Address by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.WHERE: NPC, 14th and F Streets NW, Ballroom, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Melinda Cooke, 202-662-7516, email@example.com; web site: http://npc.press.org NOTE: RSVP required.WHEN: 12:30 p.m.WHAT: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Johns Hopkins University Discussion on “Report From Cancun: The Future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” Speaker: Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State.WHERE: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NWCONTACT: Felisa Neuringer Klubes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5626; web site: www.sais-jhu.edu
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.WHAT: Senate Select Intelligence Committee Hearing on the nomination of Stephanie O'Sullivan to be the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Nominee will testify.WHERE: Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-1700; web site: http://intelligence.senate.gov WHEN: 7:00 p.m.WHAT: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivers remarks on life before and after becoming a Supreme Court Justice, as a part of an event held by the Smithsonian Associates.WHERE: George Washington University, 730 21st Street NW, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Christine Cimino, 202-663-8597, email@example.com; or Lauren Lyons, 202-633-8614, firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.si.edu
******************************************************Friday, February 4, 2011WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center discussion on “Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy.” Speakers: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy; Sonya Michel, Director, United States Studies; Stapleton Roy, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; Blair Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute; Samuel Wells, Senior Scholar; Michael Van Dusen, Acting President and Director .
WHERE: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: www.wilsoncenter.org
WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Middle East Institute discussion on “Examining the Unrest in Tunisia and Egypt.” Speakers: Ambassador Alan Goulty, UK Ambassador to Tunisia (2004-2008) and Ambassador Edward Walker, Assistant Secretary of State for NEA (2000-2001), U.S. Ambassador to Egypt (1994-1997).
WHERE: Middle East Institute, 1761 N St. NW, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: 202-785-5336; email@example.com; website: www.mei.edu
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org; or http://mei.edu/Events/Calendar/tabid/504/ctl/EditReg/Mid/1423/ItemID/317/d/20110204/Default.aspx
12:30 p.m.WHAT: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Johns Hopkins University Discussion on “Foreign Assistance: Where the Rubber Hits the Road.” Speaker: David Holdridge, President of Bridging the DivideWHERE: Room 200, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
CONTACT: Felisa Neuringer Klubes at email@example.com or 202-663-5626; web site: www.sais-jhu.eduWHEN: 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center discussion on Mexico Today and Tomorrow.” Speakers: Luis Rubio, President, CIDAC; Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Professor, ITAM; Alejandro Moreno, Professor, ITAM & Scholar, Wilson Center/Comexi; Pedro Noyola, President, Aklara/Regional Market Makers Inc.; Jaime Zabludovsky, Vice President, IQOM Inteligencia Comerical; Ana Laura Magaloni, Professor, CIDE; Arturo Alvarado, Professor, Colegio de México & Fellow, NED; Carlos Heredia, Director of International Relations, CIDE; León Krauze, Author & Host, W Radio/Televisa.
WHERE: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: www.wilsoncent