Afghanistan after 2014, Russia’s revolution 20 years later plus other think tank events [Daybook]

9:00 CSIS Conference on the Strategic Power of Vaccines with keynote speaker Rajiv Shah, U.S. Agency for International Development (Center for Global Development)

9:00 The Impact of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution? with Edward ‘Edy’ Kaufman, Woodrow Wilson Center (Woodrow Wilson Center)

9:30 Internet and Human Rights: Opportunities and Threats with Anas Qtiesh, Global Voices; Jochai Ben-Avie, Access; Clothilde Le Coz, Reporters Without Borders; Nasser Weddady, American Islamic Congress; Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation (New America Foundation)

9:30 Accounting for Culture in the Military: Implications for Future Humanitarian Cooperation with Laurie Rush, U.S. Army, and others (Wilson Center)

9:30 Is the FHA the Next Housing Bailout? with Joseph Gyourko, University of Pennsylvania; Edward Pinto, AEI (AEI)

9:30 Building a Post-2014 Afghanistan with J Alexander Their, U.S. Agency for International Development (New America Foundation)

9:30 Public Opinion 20 Years After the Collapse of the Former Soviet Union with Madeleine Albright, Les Campbell, Andrew Kohut, Stephen Nix, Susan Glasser, Maria Lipman (Carnegie Endowment)

10:00 Russia’s Revolution 20 Years Later: Hopes of the Past, Expectations for the Future with Leon Aron, AEI; Andres Aslund,  Peterson Institute for International Economics; Andrew Kuchins, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Angela Stent, Georgetown University; Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI (AEI)

10:00 Hacktivism, Vigilantism and Collective Action in a Digital Age with Allan A. Friedman, Brookings; Gabriella Coleman, New York University; Richard Forno, UMBC; Paul Rosenzweig, George Washington University (Brookings)

12:00 The Teflon Presidency of Barack Obama with Jonathan Alter, Washington Monthly; Faiz Shakir, Center for American Progress; Paul Glastris, Washington Monthly (Center for American Progress)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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