Detainee legislation with Pentagon’s Jeh Johnson at Heritage and other think tank events [Daybook]

9:00 India’s Energy Options: New Sources, Innovations and Areas of Cooperation with Mr. Vikram Mehta, Shell Group of Companies, India (CSIS)

10:00 The World’s Water Volume 7: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources with Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security (Wilson Center)

12:00 Assessing the U.S.-Taiwan Security Partnership with Bonnie S. Glaser, CSIS Pacific Forum; Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Georgetown University; Charles L. Glaser, Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies; Michael D. Swaine, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Alexander T.J. Lennon, The Washington Quarterly (CSIS)

12:00 James Madison with Richard Brookhiser, author of James Madison; Matthew Spalding, Ph.D., B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics (Heritage)

12:00 Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize with Vicente Fox, Former President, Mexico; Ian Vasquez, Cato Institute (Cato)

12:00 The United States in 2050 with Daniella Gibbs Leger, Center for American Progress; Orson Aguilar, Greenlining Institute; William Frey, Brookings Institute; Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink; Dowell Myers, Planning and Development; Vanessa Cardenas, Center for American Progress (CAP)

12:00 Do You Want to Change Your Mind? An Experiment in Malawi on Time-Inconsistency in Financial Decisions with Dean Yang, University of Michigan; Vivian Hoffmann, University of Maryland (Center for Global Development)

12:30 Is More Detainee Legislation Needed? with The Hon. Jeh Johnson, Department of Defense; Charles Stimson, Heritage (Heritage)

1:30 Bin Laden’s Troubled Legacy with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Author, Bin Laden’s Legacy: Why We’re Still Losing the War on Terror; Brian Fishman, New America Foundation (New America)

2:00 Deterrence and Regional Stability in South Asia with Zamir Akram, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva (Stimson)

2:00 What’s Ailing Pakistan’s Economy? Understanding the Foundations of Insecurity with S. Akbar Zaidi, CEIP; Ashley J. Tellis, CEIP (CEIP)

3:00 The Next Big Thing: How Public Media Innovation Is Changing Journalism with Caroline Thomson, BBC; Sue Schardt, Association of Independents in Radio; Joaquin Alvarado, American Public Media; Jake Shapiro, Public Radio Exchange (New America)

4:30 United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Fit for Purpose? with Bruce Jones, Managing Global Order; Anthony Banbury, United Nations; William J. Durch, Stimson Center; Noam Unger, Global Economy and Development (Brookings)

5:00 African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors with Todd Moss, author, Center for Global Development; Jendayi Frazer, Carnegie Mellon University; Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development (Center for Global Development)

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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