Allegations that Iran and Hezbollah have been carrying out recruiting, fundraising and training in Latin America (and as close as Mexico) have been frequent but without much depth. A panel of Latin America experts at the American Enterprise Institute at 2:00 promises to offer more details on this pressing issue.
8:30 Social Media in Emergency Management: Transforming the Response Enterprise with Dr. Clarence Wardell, CNA Safety & Security; Dr. Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University; Kim Stephens, Author of iDisaster 2.0 Blog and ABT Associates, Inc.; Pascal Schuback, King County Office of Emergency Management; Rachel Racusen, FEMA; Wendy Harman, American Red Cross (Wilson Center)
9:30 Taiwan’s Future in the Asian Century: Toward a Strong, Prosperous and Enduring Democracy with Shelley Rigger, Davidson College; Mark Stokes, Project 2049 Institute; Szu-Yin Ho, National Chengchi University; Dan Blumenthal, AEI; Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University; Dan Twining, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Claude Barfield, AEI; Randy Schriver, Project 2049 Institute; Gary J. Schmitt, AEI (AEI)
10:00 Emerging Issues in Today’s HIV Response: Treatment as Prevention with Stefano Bertozzi, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Myron Cohen, The University of North Carolina; Wafaa M. El-Sadr, Columbia University; Sten H. Vermund, Vanderbilt University (Center for Global Development)
12:00 Report Release: Geoengineering for Decision Makers with David Rejeski, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Jane Long, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Robert Olson, Institute for Alternative Futures; Tim Persons, U.S. Government Accountability Office (Wilson Center)
2:00 Trouble in Our Own Backyard? Iran’s Activities in Latin America with Roger F. Noriega, AEI; Christopher Sabatini, Americas Society and Council of the Americas; Michael Rubin, AEI (AEI)
3:30 Vietnam’s Long Shadow: The War’s Impact on U.S. Foreign and Military Policy with Martin S. Indyk, Brookings; Robert Kagan, Brookings; Marvin Kalb, Brookings; Ron Nessen, Brookings (Brookings)