Hearing: The U.S. -Mexico Relationship: Advancing Security and Prosperity on Both Sides of the Border
Mar
29
10:15 am10:15

Hearing: The U.S. -Mexico Relationship: Advancing Security and Prosperity on Both Sides of the Border

  • Dirksen Senate Office Building

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues is hosting a hearing titled "The U.S. -Mexico Relationship: Advancing Security and Prosperity on Both Sides of the Border"

The Reorganization of U.S. Development and Soft Power Agencies
Mar
30
1:00 pm13:00

The Reorganization of U.S. Development and Soft Power Agencies

  • CSIS

CSIS is convening a panel to discuss the various proposals to reorganize and reform U.S. soft power and development bureaus.  This event will focus on how to best reorganize U.S. soft power, the most important reforms, principals to guide such a reform, past failures, and the complicated political relationship between the executive and legislative branches that create an onerous and bureaucratic process resulting in structural mistrust. 

Space Law at 50: Past, Present and Future
Mar
30
2:00 pm14:00

Space Law at 50: Past, Present and Future

  • Johns Hopkins SAIS

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Steven M. Schneebaum International Law Society and SAIS International Law and Organizations Program will host a conference on space law. It will bring together academic and practical perspectives of the development of space law, and allow academics and practitioner in the front of the field to exchange their views.

Foreign Fighter Fallout
Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

Foreign Fighter Fallout

  • CSIS

As international and local forces battle in Iraq and Syria, an unknown number of the conflict’s tens of thousands foreign fighters may flee to other areas. These returnees could bolster international operations for the Islamic State and al Qaeda, oxygenating social tensions or conducting attacks on U.S. interests and allies around the world. CSIS's Transnational Threats Project (TNT) is hosting an in-depth discussion between Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata, Director of the Directorate for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center and TNT Director & Senior Fellow Tom Sanderson.

Weighing the Options: Choices and Challenges for the Middle East (in Arabic)
Apr
5
11:00 am11:00

Weighing the Options: Choices and Challenges for the Middle East (in Arabic)

  • Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is hosting an interactive online video discussion in Arabic with Hariri Center experts Abdul Rahman AlAgeli, Sarah El Sirgany, and Nabeel Khoury about the shifts in US policy towards the Middle East under the Trump Administration and how the new approach will impact regional conflicts and alliances, among other issues.

Shakespeare and the Rules of War: From Athens to Aleppo
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00
IHL

Shakespeare and the Rules of War: From Athens to Aleppo

  • Lansburgh Theatre

Shakespeare Theatre Company Bard Association is hosting the next chapter of its signature discussion series: Shakespeare and the Law which holds panels for in-depth examinations into the roles of lawyers and legal issues in many Shakespeare plays and classical theatre pieces. This March’s event will focus on Shakespeare and the ethics of war, specifically the rules and treatment of civilians.


A Conversation with the Foreign Minister of Nigeria, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama
Mar
23
10:00 am10:00

A Conversation with the Foreign Minister of Nigeria, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama

  • Wilson Center

Wilson Center Africa Program for a discussion with H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the status of the campaign against Boko Haram in the North East and the Lake Chad Basin, including the role of the Joint Multinational Task Force in the fight against insurgency; the humanitarian situation in the region, especially in North East Nigeria; the successes and challenges for the Buhari government; and Nigeria’s expectations for partnership with the Trump administration.

Space Security: Issues for the New U.S. Administration
Mar
22
8:30 am08:30

Space Security: Issues for the New U.S. Administration

  • CSIS

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is joining the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a conference titled "Space Security: Issues for the New U.S. Administration" hoping to provide one of earliest opportunities to understand the Trump Administration’s approach to space security and offer insights that will hopefully help shape this policy portfolio in the period ahead.

Hollywood Goes to War: The Dawn Patrol
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

Hollywood Goes to War: The Dawn Patrol

  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Once a month, the National Air and Space Museum will screen Hollywood’s finest feature films on World War I and explore how the war and its far-reaching effects have been represented and interpreted on the big screen. This month, they are screening Dawn Patrol.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger on America’s Role in the Middle East and the World
Mar
17
8:30 am08:30

Congressman Adam Kinzinger on America’s Role in the Middle East and the World

  • Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East is hosting a conversation with Congressman Adam Kinzinger on America’s role in the world and in the Middle East in particular, and what we can expect from a Trump presidency in terms of foreign policy and national security.

America's Role in the World: Congress and US Foreign Policy
Mar
16
9:00 pm21:00

America's Role in the World: Congress and US Foreign Policy

  • Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is hosting a panel to help think through current foreign policy issues. Two Congressional Representatives with military backgrounds, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), will offer their perspectives on the United States leadership role and national security strategy in an environment of increasing global risks.

The Muse of Urban Delirium; How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities into Centers of Cultural Innovation
Mar
16
4:00 pm16:00

The Muse of Urban Delirium; How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities into Centers of Cultural Innovation

  • The Wilson Center

The Wilson Center is hosting an event celebrating The Muse of Urban Delirium: a collection of essays that seeks answers to the challenges of urban diversity, conflict and creativity by examining the emergence of musical and theatrical originality-to include opera, dance, theater and music-in a series of specific cities at particular times. It explores the relationship between those creative minds who sought to define their communities and their urban muses.

Cyber Disrupt 2017
Mar
15
9:00 am09:00

Cyber Disrupt 2017

  • CSIS

Cyber Disrupt 2017 is a summit at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that will feature keynotes, interactive debates, and panel discussions on strategies, policies, and technology practices for the U.S. Congress and the Administration that will be disruptive to the current status quo and improve cybersecurity.

Regional Perspectives on US Policy in the Middle East
Mar
13
3:00 pm15:00

Regional Perspectives on US Policy in the Middle East

  • Atlantic Council

Will the Trump administration fulfill its campaign promise to re-assert its role in the Middle East? How will the president and Congress react to ongoing challenges and opportunities in Libya, Yemen, and Egypt? Will the president’s style have a significant impact on the relationship with hardline leaders in Syria, Iran, and others across the region? The Atlantic Council is hosting a discussion of these and other issues of concern to the United States in the Middle East. 

U.S. Policy Options in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Mar
10
12:00 pm12:00

U.S. Policy Options in Afghanistan and Pakistan

  • Middle East Institute

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host Shamila Chaudhary (SAIS), Lisa Curtis (Heritage Foundation), Daniel Feldman (Akin Gump), and Jack Gill (National Defense University) for a discussion of the choices and options confronting President Trump in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Marvin Weinbaum (MEI) will moderate the discussion on the possibility of a comprehensive review of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia
Mar
10
10:00 am10:00

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

  • Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is hosting the authors of "Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia", Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton who argue that all governments involved must recognize the failure of current policies and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives. 

Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in Latin America
Mar
8
12:30 pm12:30

Local Approaches to Addressing Crime and Violence in Latin America

  • The Wilson Center

The Wilson Center's Latin American program is hosting a panel of experts for a discussion about local approaches to improving citizen security in the Andean region and one example from the United States as well. Addressing crime and violence continues to be a top citizen concern in the Americas according to recent polls. While national level security strategies are important, evidence is pointing to more local and more focused strategies designed to address specific public security concerns hold greater promise for reducing crime and violence in communities.

Soft Power and the New Administration
Mar
8
9:30 am09:30

Soft Power and the New Administration

  • CSIS

CSIS is hosting two expert panel discussions on the use of soft power by the Trump Administration. This conversation is particularly relevant now, at a time when the value of "soft" and strategic U.S. engagement in the world is being questioned.

Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy
Mar
7
12:00 pm12:00

Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

  • Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is hosting a book discussion on Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy, by Todd S. Sechser and Matthew Fuhrmann. They argue that the empirical record undermines the case that nuclear weapons are a useful coercive tool.

Taking the Law Out of the Books
Mar
6
6:00 pm18:00
IHL

Taking the Law Out of the Books

  • American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is hosting an event to discuss the experiences of several participants in the 28th Jean-Pictet Competition where 144 students from over 40 countries were thrust into the terrible yet imaginary Suleavan conflict, and competed through role play and pleadings. A keynote will be delivered by Sarah Holewinski, Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy
Mar
6
4:00 pm16:00

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy

  • The Wilson Center

The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall and his pensive essay on the devolution of the civil religious faith that has inspired the U.S. (in pretense or reality) ever since 1776. He describes the foreign policies of a “God blessed” America, shaped by elite perceptions of the nation’s geopolitics, economics, and theology, and that they have passed through five major phases increasingly toxic both abroad and at home.