DC Foreign Policy Events July 19-23

For Monday

The Center for American Progress hosts a talk on the New START and the Outlook for American National Security from 9am-10

After CAPs event, Heritage will host START event titled “Will Obama Arms Control Agenda Stop with the new START? From 12-1pm. It would be interesting if someone went to both and compared the perspectives since one is a liberal think tank and the other is conservative.

The Wilson Center will host a talk on U.S./China relations for an all day event (9-5:00) on the same day, it will host a talk on the possibilities for nuclear peace with Iran at noon.

The National Endowment for Democracy will hold an event on democracy in East Asia from 12-2pm, with lunch served until 12:30.

The Washington Foreign Press Center will hold a roundtable discussion on “Six months later: Examining Relief Efforts in Haiti at the National Press Building” at 1:00 pm.

For Tuesday

The National Foreign Trade Council will hold a seminar on the new Iran sanctions laws at Dewey and LaBoeuf on 1101 New York Ave at 8:00 am.

At 9:00, Third Way whill hold a talk on “Beyond Border Security: Combating Mexico’s violent drug cartels” with speakers Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan; Matt Bennett, vice president of public affairs at Third Way; and Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post located at HVC-215, U.S. Capitol.

The National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Rethinking our Defense Budget: Achieving National Security through Sustainable Spending” at 2154 Rayburn at 10:00 am. I wonder how they propose to finance a war “sustainably” and what that could mean for the war budget.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing for Nominees for Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen Ambassadorships at 2:30pm.

Heritage will also feature a program on how the Visa waiver program could enhance US security from 10-11am.

USIP will hold an event on Kosovo and its EU-Atlantic future from 10-11:30am.

The Middle East Institute will hold a talk on how women are transforming the Middle East between 12pm-2. I would love to see this one, but unfortunately that’s the day I will be participating in communications training and then going out of town.

Brookings will have a live web chat on “The Ongoing War on Terrorism” with Daniel Byman from 12:30-1:30pm

At Busboys and Poets, author Philip Smucker will discuss his book “My brother, my enemy: America and the battle of ideas across the Islamic world.”

For Wednesday

Georgetown will host the screening of an interesting film on Gaza at 6:30 called “Voices of Palestine: Aisheen” or “Still Alive in Gaza”

For Thursday

At 9:30, The Wilson Center will hold a talk on environmental growth in Latin America and the Caribbean at 9:30 am.

At 10, there will be a full committee hearing on managing the Defense Department in a time of tight budgets at 2118 Rayburn.

At the same time, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing with the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee on “Transshipment and Diversion: Are US Trading Partners Doing Enough to Prevent the Spread of Dangerous Technologies?” at 2172 Rayburn.

CATO will hold a talk on the Implications of the US-India Nuclear Agreement at 12:30.

For Friday

CSIS will host an event on the future of the OSCE security dimension, which would be a nice followup to the OSCE events last week.

Did I miss something? Shoot me an email or tweet @ladansusan

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