Daybook: 9/27/11

9:00 Promoting K-12 Education to Advance Student Achievement with Robert E. Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations; Roger Altman; Evercore Partners; Roland Fryer, Harvard University; Michael Greenstone, Hamilton Project; David Leonhardt, New York Times; Wendy Kopp, Teach for America; Randi Weingarten; American Federation of Teachers (Brookings)

9:00 Closing the Health-Wealth Gap with Olivia Calderon, New America Foundation; Melody Nava, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Shana Alex Lavarreda, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Mark Rukavina, The Access Project; Leif Wellington Haase, New America Foundation; Jose Quiñonez, Mission Asset Fund; Lisa Richter, GPS Capital Partners; Rachelle Wenger, Catholic Healthcare West (New America)

12:00 Latin America: Poverty, Radicalism, or Market Economy? with Mauricio Rodas, Ethos Foundation; John Hammock, Tufts University Fletcher School; Andrew Natsios, Hudson Institute; Jaime Daremnblaum, Georgetown University (Hudson Institute)

12:30 Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story with Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center; David Hoffman, Washington Post (CEIP)

3:00 Central American Security Integration: The Greater Regional Response with Stephen Johnson, CSIS; Juan Alemán Gurdián, Integración CentroAmericana; Todd Robinson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement; Vicente Echandía, Embassy of Colombia (CSIS)

3:00 Did You Feel It? Social Media for Earthquake Science and Response with David Wald, USGS National Earthquake Information Center (Woodrow Wilson Center)

3:00 Silent Suffering: Maternal Morbidities in Developing Countries with Ann Blanc, Maternal Health Task Force; Karen Beattie, Fistula Care at EngenderHealth; Karen Hardee, Hardee Associates; Marge Koblinsky, John Snow Inc. (Woodrow Wilson Center)

4:00 Theatre and the Holocaust in Romania with Cristina Bejan, Georgetown University; Dan Istrate, Actor; Dennis Deletant, Georgetown University; Nida Gelazis, Wilson Center; Ovidu Creanga, US Holocaust Memorial Museum; Radu Ioanid, US Holocaust Museum (Woodrow Wilson Center)

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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