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Think Tanked
Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Last night’s GOP debate at Brookings, protecting electronic privacy and other think tank events [Daybook]

9:00 What Will Turn Us On in 2030? with Steve LeVine, New America Foundation; Bruce Everett, Tufts University; Steve Coll, New America Foundation, Donald Paul, USC Energy Institute; Johan de Nysschen, Audi of America; Dan Neil, Wall Street Journal; Jeffrey Chamberlain, Argonne National Laboratory; Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft; Wim Vermaas, Arizona State University; Tom Hicks, U.S. Navy; Annie Lowrey, Slate (New America)

9:00 ECPA at 25: How to Modernize the Law to Better Protect Electronic Privacy with Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute; Charles H. Kennedy, TechFreedom; Will DeVries, Google, Inc.; Brandon Arnold, Cato Institute (Cato)

10:00 Is the United States Ready for China’s Rise?: Alliances for a New Asia with Dan Blumenthal, AEI; Randy Schriver, Project 2049 Institute; James Traub, The New York Times Magazine and ForeignPolicy.com; Tom Donnelly, AEI (AEI)

10:00 Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America with Bob Carpenter, American Viewpoint; Adam Winkler, Author, The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America; Faiz Shakir, Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP)

10:00 Technology and the Innovation Economy: How To Harness New Engines for Growth with Darrell M. West, Governance Studies; Eric Nakajima,Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Justin Rattner, Intel; Kevin Richards, TechAmerica (Brookings)

11:00 An Emerging Debate: Whither Economic Freedom in South Africa? with H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa; Garreth Bloor, Cape Town City Council; Tony Carroll, Manchester Trade Ltd.; James M. Roberts, The Heritage Foundation; Ray Walser, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation (Heritage)

12:00 James Madison with author Richard Brookhiser, National Review; John Samples, Cato Institute; David Boaz, Cato Institute (Cato)

12:00 The Coptic Winter: What Does the Massacre at Maspero Mean for Egypt’s Christians? with Samuel Tadros and Kurt Werthmuller, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom; Eric Trager, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Nina Shea, Hudson Institute (Hudson Institute)

12:00 APEC: Views from Beijing with Penghong Cai, Wentao Li, Yuzhu Wang, Douglas H. Paal (CEIP)

12:15 Made in Berdsk: Opposition Victory Signals Hunger for Change in Russia with James F. Collins, Thomas de Waal, Peter Baker, Maria Eismont, Galina Komornikova, Dmitry Dedyshev (CEIP)

12:30 Republican Primary Debates: A Live Web Chat with Stephen Hess, Brookings; Vivian Tran, Politico (Brookings)

1:30 Time to ’86 the Tax Code? Prospects for Tax Reform After 25 Years with William G. Gale, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Donald Marron, The Urban Institutel; Bruce Bartlett; The Fiscal Times; Jane Gravelle, Congressional Research Service; Adam Looney, The Hamilton Project; Gene Steuerle,The Urban Institute; Isabel V. Sawhill, Economic Studies; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; Adele Morris, Economic Studies; Eric Toder; The Urban Institute (Brookings)

3:00 United Nations Human Rights Council: Assessing the U.S. Policy of Engagement with Brett Schaefer, The Heritage Foundation; Morton H. Halperin, Open Society Foundations; Paula Schriefer, Freedom House; Robert S. Litwak, International Security Studies; Ruth Wedgwood, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Wilson Center)

5:00 Decoding the Euro Crisis: Its Past and Future with Justin Vaïsse, Center on the United States and Europe; Carlo Bastasin, Center on the United States and Europe; Douglas J. Elliott, Initiative on Business and Public Policy; Edwin Truman, The Peterson Institute for International Economics (Brookings)

5:30 The Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture with The Honorable Alice M. Batchelder, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit; Edwin Meese III; Heritage (Heritage)

6:30 Our Nation’s Attic with Thomas Gideon, New America Foundation; Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.org (New America)

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