The Washington Post

Immigration reform and Republicans, Arab Spring and militancy [Daybook]

9:00 Women Leading a Progressive Interpretation of the Shariah Law: Case Studies from Musawah (A Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family) with Zainah Anwar, Sisters in Islam  (Wilson Center)

9:15 America and China in the Aftermath of Election and Succession: Paths and Pitfalls with Jonathan D. Pollack, Brookings Institution; Cheng Li, Brookings Institution; Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Brookings Institution; J. Stapleton Roy, Wilson Center  (Brookings Institution) 

10:00 Conservatives and immigration reform: Now what? with Brad Bailey, Texas Immigration Solution; Richard Land, Southern Baptist Convention; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review and Bloomberg View; Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General of Utah (AEI)

11:30 Innovations in Paying for Healthcare: Lessons from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with Hoangmai Pham, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Center for Global Development)

12:00 U.S.-Russian Subnational Engagement: Connecting Markets and Communities with Reta Jo Lewis, U.S. Department of State (Wilson Center)

12:15 Militancy and the Arab Spring with Souad Mekhennet, Harvard University; Leila Hilal, New America Foundation; Peter Bergen, New America Foundation (New America Foundation)

1:00 Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff: A Conversation with NASDAQ OMX CEO Robert Greifeld with Robert Greifeld, NASDAQ OMX (Brookings Institution

1:30 New Policy Directions for Biomedical Innovation with Mark B. McClellan, Brookings Institution; Ed Penhoet, Atlas Partners; Mark B. McClellan; Brookings Institution; Christopher Austin, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; Deborah Brooks, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (Brookings Institution)

2:00 Across the Taiwan Strait: From Confrontation to Cooperation, 2006–2012 with  Alan D. Romberg, Stimson; Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman of the Board (Stimson)

4:00 The Remarkable Past and Present Fate of UNESCO with Richard Arndt,Wilson Center (Wilson Center)

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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