This Week in D.C.: August 2-6

For Monday

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will hold a talk on US-China relations from 1:45-5:30 PM with a number of speakers from Harvard focusing on economic challenges.

For Tuesday

The Wilson Center will continue its discussion of US-China relations from 9 AM to 4:45 PM with a focus on political relationships and economics

CSIS will hold a talk on the Post-Afghanistan Marine Corps with Robert O. Work-the Under Secretary of the Navy, and Commanding General of the Marine Corps Combat Development Lt. General George Flynn. It will run from 12 PM- 2PM

New America will hold a talk on the impact of civilian casualties in Afghanistan with speakers from Center for American Progress, Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force and the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a business meeting nominating a series of ambassadors from Peru, Columbia, Zambia, Greece, the BBG and many more

The Congressional Executive Commission on China will hold a hearing on “Political Prisoners in China: Trends and Implications of US Policy” with representatives from Human Rights Watch, the Dui Hua Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations. It will take place in room 628 in Dirksen.

For Wednesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Government Preparedness and Response to a Terrorist Attack Using Weapons of Mass Destruction.” At 10 AM in 226 Dirksen.

The Middle East Institute will hold a talk on India, China and Asia’s growing presence in the Middle East from 12 PM to 1 PM

At Noon, the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Henry Odein Ajumogobia will make a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations along with former US Ambassador to Nigeria Princeton Lyman. It’ll take place at the Council on Foreign Relations at 1777 F. ST. NW DC

The US Geological Survey will hold a lecture on “Hidden Treasures in Troubled Nations: Afghanistan” at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, VA. At 7:-00 PM

For Thursday

CSIS is holding the 2010 International AIDS Conference at 9:30 AM in Vienna with speaker Jeff Crowley, the Director of the US Office of National AIDS Policy for the White House.

Also, CSIS will hold a forum to discuss Mexico’s oil production in the wake of the Gulf Oil Spill with Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina, director general of the National Hydrocarbon Commission of Mexico.

CSIS will also hold a press conference from 10:30 AM-12 PM with Deputy Secretaries of State James Steinberg and Jacob Lew on the next phase in America’s relationship with Iraq. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K Sts. NW.

At 10 AM, Brookings will unveil the 2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group is holding a briefing on the state of refugees in Kyrgyzstan at 12 PM

At  12 PM, the Spy Museum will hold a book discussion and signing on “The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency” at the International Spy Museum on F st.

For Friday

The National Defense University Foundation will hold a discussion on “Nuclear Deterrence and the Nuclear Defense” with speaker Steve Henry, assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters at the Capitol Hill Club at 8 AM


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