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×Sumeria Group and SquadUP are very excited to host a 3 hour open bar event at the Fairgrounds in DC on Saturday, September 27th from 1- 4pm. The event will take place before the Nationals game against the Miami Marlins at 4:05pm and will feature catered food by Surfside and a live band! Sumeria specializes in bringing young professionals together in a fun and social setting to help them network, meet new friends, and access more social events! Please check out our website and Facebook page for more details and photos from our past events!
Allen Stayman, Jackson Lehr, Jim West, Linda Breathitt, Jeanne Shaheen, and moreZoom
× The Energy 2030 Summit brings the community of Energy 2030 endorsers to Washington, D.C. for a discussion on what the federal government can do to help spur activity at the state and local level to achieve the goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Taking place on Capitol Hill, the Energy 2030 Summit will feature keynote addresses from congressional members and timely discussions from leading voices in energy efficiency about the work being done at the state, local, and federal level and highlight the support that has been generated across the nation for the Energy 2030 goal.
James Reardon-Anderson, John Monahan, Daniel Lucey, Luciana Borio, Jesse Bump, Sharon Abramowitz, and moreZoom
×Opening Remarks 8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Dr. James Reardon-Anderson, Acting Dean Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Mr. John Monahan, Advisor to the President for Global Health and Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University With special remarks from Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President of Liberia Perspectives 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Dr. Daniel Lucey, Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, GUMC Dr. Luciana Borio, FDA Acting Deputy Chief Scientist Dr. Jesse Bump, Assistant Professor, Department of International Health 9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Q&A Panel One: Historical, Social and Political-Economic Reasons for the Devastating...
Felicia Escobar, Francis Cissna, Jennifer Hunt, Richard Freeman, Charles Beach, Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Graeme Hugo, Jean Christophe-Dumont, William Kerr, and othersZoom
×The National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) is holding a conference to examine the effects of changes in several industrialized countries’ treatment of temporary and permanent immigrants with advanced training and skills, especially in the sciences, engineering, and software development fields, in an effort to understand the impact of these changes on admissions and retention, domestic labor markets, and national innovation capacities. The conference will examine the challenges in designing immigration policies and rules that translate the concept of “attracting the best and the brightest” into durable successful programs. Countries discussed...
Tara Sonenshine, Sonja Gloeckle, Magali RheaultZoom
×Join the BBG and Gallup for a discussion about women's media consumption habits across Africa, and how those choices impact their lives. An emerging body of evidence shows that investing in opportunities for women can yield economic, health and even national security benefits for all. Many U.S. agencies and other organizations are working to improve the lives of women around the globe, resulting in a growing need to better understand which media platforms are most likely to reach them. Please join the BBG and Gallup for a conversation focused on this question. A keynote, followed by a deep dive into the data, and roundtable discussion will comprise this event. Presenters...
Matthew P. Goodman, Wendy Cutler, Yumiko Tanaka, Cathy Cozzarelli, Eileen Pennington, Amy Studdart, and moreZoom
×The CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and the Asia Foundation invite you to, Womenomics: Why it Matters for Japan and the WorldTuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 2nd Floor Conference Room CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.orgAGENDA8:30 am Registration. Light breakfast will be available.9:00 am Welcoming RemarksMatthew P. Goodman William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS9:05 am Opening Remarks Wendy Cutler Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative9:30 am Panel 1: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Women's Economic Empowerment in 3rd Countries Yumiko Tanaka Senior Advisor on Gender and Development, Japan...
×The two day FiberGuide training covers a wide range of fiber optic communication topics – from the basics of optical fiber to trends in optical communications and to more advanced aspects of communication systems.
Eastern Europe’s Most Difficult Transition: Public Health and Demographic Policy, Two Decades after the Cold War
Blair A. Ruble, Harley D. Balzer, Nicholas Eberstadt, Richard Cincotta, Jack A. Goldstone, Ligia PainaZoom
×Dr. Murray Feshbach was one of the first scholars to point out the devastating political and socio-economic effects of state communism’s failure to seriously address decaying public health and environmental conditions. His pioneering work remains relevant. More than two decades after the close of the Cold War, many health and demographic indicators in the former Warsaw-Pact states (including Russia) remain surprisingly inferior to those of the neighboring states of Western and Southern Europe. In honor of Dr. Feshbach, this panel presents recent research that revisits the region’s health and demographic challenges and opportunities, in the context of today’s Europe. Richard Cincotta...
Jamie P. Merisotis, Amy Binder, Kevin Carey, Ben Miller, Laura Colarusso, Paul GlastrisZoom
× One of the best ways to boost the number of college graduates in America is to steer prospective students away from “dropout factories”—that is, colleges with low graduation rates and high prices, debt levels and student default rates. The college “rating system” the Obama administration plans to unveil this fall promises to do just that. But the obstacles—including pushback from higher ed lobbies and GOP lawmakers—are substantial. And in an era when new college graduates are struggling to start their careers, it’s equally important to reform the dysfunctional (or nonexistent) systems that link colleges to employers. Please...
E.J. Dionne, Jr., William A. Galston, Robert P. Jones, Alan Abramowitz, Henry OlsenZoom
× Despite the fact that it has been over five years since the official end of the Great Recession, Americans report high levels of economic insecurity and are pessimistic about the current economic outlook. Indeed, many believe the United States is still in recession. A large new survey (N=4,500 interviews) by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) takes an in-depth look at Americans’ attitudes toward the economy by exploring opinions on economic policy and priorities and by asking Americans about their personal financial experiences. The survey explores attitudes about economic and racial inequality and examines how divided Americans are over the role of religion in public...
Mary Habeck, Peter Bergen, William McCantsZoom
×With ISIS and international extremists dominating the international news coverage, the threat of terrorism is at the forefront of Americans’ minds. In light of these developments, the Bipartisan Policy Center will release a new threat assessment on September 23, authored by Peter Bergen, a member of BPC’s Homeland Security Project.The report will examine threats from ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other jihadist groups, cybersecurity concerns, and drone strikes and drone proliferation. It is the second report in an annual series by BPC’s Homeland Security Project, which is led by former 9/11 Commission co-chairs Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton.The event will feature a discussion about the contents of the...
James A. Klein, Kathryn Spangler, Janet C. Boyd, Allison KlausnerZoom
×American Benefits Council to Unveil Long-Term Strategic Plan and Legislative Agenda Washington, DC – As corporations and employees navigate the changing business environment, both worry about benefits. Businesses worry about cost. Employees are concerned about the cost and whether they will be able to retire comfortably. The Affordable Care Act has added more uncertainty as the changes to benefits are still being determined, especially the effect on “Cadillac” health plans. Corporate representatives and representatives from the American Benefits Council will discuss their vision and a new strategic plan for benefits, along with recommended changes in policy and...
Liam Fox, Jim DeMintZoom
×The world is becoming increasingly dangerous, but the West seems reluctant to defend its values against barbarism and protect its interests against naked aggression. The borders of Europe were forcibly redrawn when Russia illegally annexed Crimea. Russia continues to bring instability to eastern Ukraine making a fragile ceasefire unlikely to hold much longer. The Islamic State is raining terror across the Middle East, beheading Western captives and establishing a caliphate that threatens to undermine the core values of the West. This is in addition to other challenges including the rise of China, a nuclear armed Iran and continued economic troubles. Even so, the West appears fractured,...
Marc Jarsulic, Jared Bernstein, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Eric ToderZoom
× Tax reform appears stalled for now—a victim of the same political gridlock hindering action on a wide range of issues. But, politics aside, there is actually substantial agreement among tax policymakers on how to improve the tax code. A new report from the Center for American Progress identifies common principles of good tax policy that leaders on the right and left support, as well as more than 20 specific bipartisan tax reform proposals worth more than $1 trillion over a decade. Using this report as a starting point, this event will convene tax and economic policy experts from diverse perspectives to discuss how to improve our tax code in a bipartisan manner. Opening...
Policy Seminar: The Economic Development of East Asia and Latin America in Comparative Perspective and Lessons for Development Policy
×Presenter: Anthony Elson Abstract: This talk is related to the speaker's recent book ("Globalization and Development: Why East Asia Surged Ahead and Latin America Fell Behind") which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2013. This book attempts to explain the divergence in the development trajectories of East Asia and Latin America in terms of the historical, institutional and political economy factors that influenced the different economic policy choices and outcomes in the two regions. In general, East Asia has been far more successful than Latin America in finding ways to take advantage of the changes associated with economic and financial globalization in...
Medea Benjamin, Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Marjorie Cohn, Andy ShallalZoom
×The Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs (EPGA) Program and the Society of Ethics, Peace & Global Affairs (SEPGA) at American University are hosting a series of events for Human Rights Week September 22nd - 26th with the support of a variety of university partners. The week of events will culminate with an Human Rights Open Mic Night at an artist and activist collective in Mt. Pleasant. Event details below. To RSVP and learn more, visit the EGPA Facebook Page or contact the EPGA Program Coordinator Lauren Reese at email@example.com. Monday, September 22nd, 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM, Founder's Room International Day of Peace Celebration Come celebrate...
Daniel Schulman presents “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty”
×Daniel Schulman is the senior editor in the Washington, DC, bureau of Mother Jones, and a founding member of the magazine’s investigative journalism team. A graduate of Emerson College (2000) and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has written on a range of topics, including bioterrorism, information warfare, private military contractors, corporate espionage, federal whistleblowers, and money in politics. His work has also appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, the Village Voice, Psychology Today, and many other publications. His first book, Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty is a fascinating...