Speaker John Boehner to address Heritage on Russia and American exceptionalism, plus other think tank events [Daybook]

8:30 The Risks of the Reset: Why Washington Must Watch Its Step with Moscow with John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives as keynote speaker for this all day conference (Heritage Foundation)

9:00 Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank with Kathryn Lavelle, Case Western Reserve University; Kent Hughes, Program on America and the Global Economy and Wilson Center on the Hill (Woodrow Wilson Center)

9:00 Best Practices in Emergency Preparedness for Child-Serving Organizations with Admiral Thad W. Allen, RAND Corporation; Dr. C.J. Huff, Joplin Public Schools. (RAND)

10:00 Does the Elephant Dance? A Discussion on Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy with Strobe Talbott, Brookings; Bruce Jones, Managing Global Order; Stephen P. Cohen, Brookings; David Malone, International Development Research Centre, Canada; Teresita C. Schaffer, Brookings (Brookings)

10:00 All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families with Winnie Stachelberg, Center for American Progress; Douglas F. Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland; Jeff Krehely, Center for American Progress; Ineke Mushovic, Movement Advancement Project; Jennifer Chrisler, Family Equality Council; Bryan Samuels, Youth and Families; The Revered Dr. Dennis W. Wiley, Covenant Baptist Church; Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post. (Center for American Progress)

12:00 Elections in Conflict-Prone Contexts with Thomas Carothers,Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Susanne Mueller; Benjamin Reilly, Johns Hopkins University; Francesc Vendrell, Johns Hopkins University (Carnegie Endowment)

12:00 Zap It to Me: Impacts of a Mobile Phone-Based Cash Transfer Program in Niger with Jenny Aker, Tufts University; Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland (Center for Global Development)

12:30 Are the Poor and Middle Class Actually Getting Poorer? Reassessing Prosperity Trends Since 1980 with Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago; James Sullivan, University of Notre Dame; Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI; Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution, Alan Reynolds, Cato Institute (AEI)

2:30 In the Eye of the Storm: Turkish Foreign Policy in an Age of Domestic Realignment with Strobe Talbott, Brookings; Fiona Hill, Center on the United States and Europe; Ümit Boyner, Turkish Industry and Business Association; Soli Özel, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (Brookings)

3:30 Pakistan–U.S. Relations: Known Myths Unknown Truths with George Perkovich, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Javed Jabbar, JJ Media (Carnegie Endowment)

3:30 Changing Chinese Views of American Society with J. Stapleton Roy, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; Julia Chang Bloch, US-China Education Trust; Sonya Michel, University of Maryland; Tao Wenzhao, CASS; Yuan Zheng, CASS; Zhou Qi, CASS (Woodrow Wilson Center)

4:00 Addressing the Doctrinal Deficit: Developing Guidance for Military Operations to Protect Civilians with Major General (Ret) Patrick Cammaert, Former Military Advisor in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Alison Giffen, the Future of Peace Operations Program; Max Kelly, National Defense University (Stimson Center)

4:30 The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad with Prince Turki al-Faisal, former ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States; Mansour Farhang, former Iranian ambassador to the United Nations; David Newton, former United States Ambassador to Iraq (Woodrow Wilson Center)

6:00 California’s Water Challenges with David Groves, RAND Corporation (RAND)

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 governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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