Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The Human Rights Crisis in Syria.
9:30 a.m. Speaker/s: Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.; U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford; Maria McFarland, deputy Washington director at Human Rights Watch; Suzanne Nossel, executive director, Amnesty International USA; Andrew Tabler, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Radwan Ziadeh, visiting scholar, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Venue: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Info: Hans Hogrefe (McGovern), 202-225-3599, email@example.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi.
11 a.m. – Speaker/s: Peter Popham, foreign correspondent and feature writer for The Independent.
Venue: Woodrow Wilson Center , One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Palestine: Economic Challenges and Political Implications.
12:15 p.m. Speaker/s: Robert Danin, senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Oussama Kanaan, International Monetary Fund representative to West Bank and Gaza; Firas Raad, acting head of mission ,Office of the Quartet Representative Tony Blair; and Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at Carnegie Endowment.
Venue: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Info: Jessica Boulet, 202-939-2212; Register here.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Constitution Making in the Two Sudans.
1:30 p.m. -Speaker/s: Jason Gluck, senior rule of law advisor at the Rule of Law Center at USIP; Nureldin Satti, secretary general at the Sudan National Library; Veronica Eragu, Jennings Randolph senior fellow at USIP; and Jon Temin, director ,Sudan Program, United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
Venue: USIP, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.usip.org RSVP required.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Ukraine’s Drift Away from Europe and the Western Response.
Panel 1: 1:30 p.m. Ukrainian Domestic and Foreign Policy under President Yanukovych, featuring Edward Chow, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Nadia Diuk, vice president for programs, Africa, Central Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy; Steven Pifer, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe; and Fiona Hill, director, Brookings Center on the United States and Europe.
Panel 2: 3:15 p.m. U.S. and EU Policy Toward Ukraine, featuring Daniel Russell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Pirkka Tapiola ,Strategic Planning Division at the European External Action Service; and Steven Pifer, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe.
Venue: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: 202-797-6105, email@example.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Informal Institutions in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of Ukraine.
4 p.m. Speaker/s: Yuriy Matsiyevsky, associate professor at the Ostroh Academy National University at Ukraine.
Venue: George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. Info: 202-994-8025; RSVP here.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Belarus-EU Relations: Short on Carrots, Short on Sticks.
Speaker/s: Matthew Rojansky, deputy director, Russia and Eurasia program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Venue: 5 p.m. – Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Info: Felisa Neuringer Klubes, 202-663-5626, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East.
5:30 p.m. Speakers: author Marc Lynch, non-resident senior fellow, Center for a New American Security, and Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya. Venue: The W Hotel, 515 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C. Info: 202-457-9427, email@example.com Register here.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Recent Developments in Israel and the Middle East.
6:15 p.m. Speaker: Ehud Olmert, former prime minister of Israel.
Venue: Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: Felisa Neuringer Klubes, 202-663-5626, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.sais-jhu.edu RSVP required.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Global Perceptions of Media Freedom.
10 a.m. Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup present Michael Meehan, member of BBG; Jim Clifton, chairman and CEO of Gallup; Bruce Sherman, director of strategy and development, BBG; Cynthia English, research consultant, Gallup.
Venue: The Gallup Building, 901 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. Info: Lauren Kannry, 202-715-3050, email@example.com Register here.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The Next Decade: Seizing Opportunities from a Transforming Africa.
11 a.m. Speaker/s: Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman; Tara Sonenshine, executive vice president, United States Institute of Peace; and Raymond Gilpin, director ,Center for Sustainable Economies at USIP.
Venue: USIP, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Info: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.usip.org RSVP at http://transformingafrica.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Human Rights and Development.
12:15 p.m. Speaker: World Bank Senior Economist Varun Gauri
Venue: The University of Maryland International Development Council, Van Munching Hall, Room 1203, College Park, MD. Info: Neil Tickner, 301-405-4622, email@example.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Egypt’s Transition: Military Rule, Human Rights Challenges, and U.S. Policy Options.
12:30 p.m. – Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and the Atlantic Council’s Hariri Center for the Middle East panel, featuring Maikel Nabil, Egyptian activist and blogger; Shana Marshall, research fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University; Michele Dunne, director ,Hariri Middle East Center of the Atlantic Council; and Stephen McInerney, executive director of POMED
Venue: Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street NW, Suite 1200, Washington, D.C.
Info: Anna Newby, 202-828-9660 ext. 23, firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Register here.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. The Arab Spring: A Regional Perspective.
6 p.m. Speaker: former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Kuwait Mohammed Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah.
Venue: George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, D.C.
Info: 202-994-8025 RSVP here.
Thursday, March 29, 2012. Constitution-Making, Electoral Design, and the Arab Spring.
12 noon. Speakers: Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; John Carey, professor in social sciences at Dartmouth College; and Donald Horowitz, professor of law and political science at Duke University.
Venue: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.
Info: 202-378-9700, email@example.com;
Thursday, March 29, 2012. The Current Situation in Belarus: Historical Perspectives and Recent Developments.
4 p.m. – Speaker: former Belarus President Stanislaw Shushkevich.
Venue: George Washington University Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412, Washington, D.C. Info: 202-994-8025 RSVP
Friday, March 30, 2012. U.S. Policy toward Iran: Prospects for Success – and Failure.
9 a.m. – Speakers: Michael Adler, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jamie Fly, Foreign Policy Initiative; Matthew Kroenig of Georgetown University; Nuno Monteiro, Yale University; Alireza Nader , RAND Corporation; Joshua Rovner , U.S. Naval War College; Barbara Slavin, Atlantic Council; and Justin Logan , Cato Institute.
Venue: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
Info: 202-789-5200; http://www.cato.org