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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Human Rights and Development.
12:15 p.m. Speaker: World Bank Senior Economist Varun Gauri
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.
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