Venezuela’s reelection of Hugo Chavez, fiscal cliff and economic strategy [Daybook]

8:30 Access to Information and Accountability: A half day conference with Jacqueline Peschard, Mexico Institute-Comexi Short-term Scholar; Andrew Selee, Mexico Institute; Catalina Botero, OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Thomas Blanton, National Security Archive; Marcos Mendiburu, World Bank; Karen Finnegan, Office of Government Information Services; Mauricio Merino Huerta, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico City; Elio Villasenor, Citizen’s Initiative for the Promotion of the Culture of Dialogue; Oscar Chacon / National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities; Patrice McDermott, Open the Government (Wilson Center)

10:00 Unconventional Times, Unconventional Measures with Federal Reserve Board Governor Jeremy Stein (Brookings

12:00 Model, Resource or Outlier? Does it Matter? – What Effect Has the U.S. Constitution Had on the Recently-Adopted Constitutions of Other Nations? with Dr. István Stumpf, Supreme Constitutional Court, Hungary; Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law; Ron Rotunda, Chapman University School of Law; Emilia Versteeg, University of Virginia School of Law (Heritage)

12:00 Is IPAB Medicare Reform? Or Just Another Stop on the Road to Serfdom? with Michael F. Cannon, Cato Institute; Len Nichols, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University; Jocelyn Moore, Legislative Director, Sen. John D. Rockefeller (Cato)

1:00 Japan in Asia: An Address by Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States (Brookings)

1:30 Beyond the Fiscal Cliff: US Economic Strategy for the Next Decade with Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Center for American Progress

2:00 Two bubbles and two central banks: What now? with Mark Fogarty, National Mortgage News; Mark J. Perry, AEI; Thomas Zimmerman, UBS Investment Bank; Desmond Lachman, AEI; John H. Makin, AEI; Chris Whalen, Tangent Capital Partners (AEI

2:00 Venezuela votes: Outcome and outlook for regional security with Dan Fisk, International Republican Institute; Joel D. Hirst, George W. Bush Institute; Roger F. Noriega, AEI; Martin Rodil, Vision Americas LLC (AEI)

4:30 Arab Youth: A Look at the Future with Dalia Mogahed, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies; Marina Ottawa, CEIP; Rami Khouri, Harvard University(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

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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