This Week in D.C. July 26-30

Special thanks to Drew Herrick from RFE for contributing to list

For Monday

Rediscovering Preventive Diplomacy for Peace in the World’s Hotspots, Brookings Institution, 2:00PM to 3:30 PM

USIP will hold an event on verifying the START treaty with Rose Gottemoeller from 2:00-4:00

New America will hold a talk on Human Rights and Settlements in the Occupied Territories at their offices on 19th and K st 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The Potomac Institute will hold a talk at 3:00 on intelligence management and oversight (most likely in response to last week’s Washington Post investigative story on “Private America”)

For Tuesday

A hearing on Considering Afghanistan’s Reconciliation Options will be held by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 09:30 AM

A hearing on Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals, House Foreign Affairs Committee, 9:30 AM –

A panel discussion on “Enforcing US and EU Sanctions Against Tehran” will be held in Rayburn 2252, sponsored by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

At MEI, there will be a discussion on “US Military Approaches to Occupation in Iraq” from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Internet Activists and Authoritarian Regimes; Who’s Winning? will be held at the Foreign Policy Initiative for cocktails and a panel from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

For Wednesday

Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration will be hosted at the Heritage Foundation from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Brookings will hold a live webchat on the Middle East Peace Process: A Live Web Chat with Martin Indy from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

New America will hold a talk on “Digital District: Local News and Online Media Access in Washington, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies will show a screening of “Voices of Palestine at The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Avenue NW at 6:30

For Thursday

The Kashmiri-American Council will hold a discussion on India-Pakistan relations at 8 AM

The Wilson Center will hold a discussion at 8:30 AM on “African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010 “A Decade of Progress in Bridging the U.S.-Africa Trade Gap””

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Improving the Federal Gov’s Foreign Language Capabilities from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The hearing, “Examining the Implementation of Iran Sanctions
will be held by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee featuring Amb. Stuart Eizenstat and Mark Dubowitz  from the FDD event on Tuesday. 10:00 AM

Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism will be held at the  Heritage Foundation, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CATO will hold an event on “Strategic Counterterrorism: The Signals We Send” from 12:00 PM –

MEI will hold a special presentation of “Photography through the Eyes of Saudi Arabian Woman” at 12:00 PM

New America will hold a talk on Public Opinion in Pakistan from 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

CSIS will hold a talk on global public health at 4:00

For Friday

The Wilson Center will continue its Africa event from Thursday at 8:30 AM

The Kashmiri-American Council will continue its event on India-Pakistan at 9:00 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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