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U.S. aid to Egypt, Obama and Romney leadership styles and more [Daybook]

8:30 Strategic Asia: China’s Military Challenge with Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Dan Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute; Andrew Erickson, U.S. Naval War College; Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research; Kevin Pollpeter, Defense Group Inc.;  Mark Stokes, Project 2049 Institute (Wilson Center)

9:00 What the Presidential Campaigns Reveal about Obama’s and Romney’s Leadership Styles with Bart Gordon, K&L Gates; Jon Huntsman, Brookings; Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard (Brookings Institution

9:30 National Petroleum Council: Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future with Linda Capuano, Marathon Oil Corporation; Stephen Brand, ConocoPhillips; Puneet Verma, Chevron (CSIS)

10:00 Sahel: The Deepening Crisis and its Humanitarian Consequences with David Gressly, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel (CSIS)

11:00 Making College Cheaper and Better with Stephen Burd, New America Foundation; Kevin Carey, New America Foundation; Robert G. Gaines, Elizabeth City State University, NC; Jordan Goldman, Unigo; Kevin James,Legislative Assistant to Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) (New America Foundation

12:00 Iran: Economic Troubles and International Sanctions with Bijan Khajehpour, Atieh International; Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Virginia Tech; Suzanne Maloney,Brookings Institution (Wilson Center

12:00 A Civil Dialogue: Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second Class Citizens? with Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice; Marci Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Dr. Richard Land, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention; William Galston, The Brookings Institution (Heritage)

12:30 China’s New Leadership—Opportunity for the United States? with  Jane Harman, Wilson Center; Dr. Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State; J. Stapleton Roy, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; Cheng Li, Brookings Institution; David Lampton, Johns Hopkins-SAIS; Melissa Block, National Public Radio (NPR) (Wilson Center)

2:00 Aiding the Arab Transitions: US Economic Engagement with Egypt with Caroline Atkinson, National Security Council of the White House; Ambassador William Taylor, US Department of State ; James Harmon, Caravel Management, LLC; Mona Yacoubian, Stimson and the George C. Marshall Foundation (Stimson)

3:00 Legal Marijuana? New Domestic and International Initiatives Challenge the Status Quo with Jonathan P. Caulkins, Carnegie Mellon University; Beau Kilmer, Rand Corporation; Mark A. R. Kleiman, University of California, Los Angeles; Alejandro Madrazo, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) (Brookings Institution)


Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.



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