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

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.

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