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Middle East and American priorities, affirmative action and more [Daybook]

9:30 Brazil’s Challenging 2013 Outlook with David Fleischer, Wilson Center; Clifford Young, Wilson Center; João Augusto de Castro Neves, Wilson Center; Matthew T. Taylor, Wilson Center; Paulo Sotero, Wilson Center (Wilson Center)

10:00 US Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos on High-tech Patents with David Kappos, US Patent and Trademark Office (Center for American Progress

10:30 U.S.-India Military Engagement with Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth, CSIS; Dr. S. Amer Latif, CSIS (CSIS)

12:00 Wounds That Will Not Heal: Affirmative Action and Our Continuing Racial Divide with Russell K. Nieli, Princeton University; Walter Olson, Cato Institute; John Samples, Cato Institute (Cato Institute)

12:00 Defining American Priorities in the Middle East with Ellen Laipson, Wilson Center; Robert Malley, Wilson Center; Marwan Muasher, Wilson Center; Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center (Wilson Center)

1:30 Competitors or Partners? U.S.-Mexico Trade Policy in an Era of Global Competition with Beatriz Leycegui, Wilson Center; Francisco Sánchez, Wilson Center; Robert Pastor, Wilson Center; Miriam Sapiro, Wilson Center (Wilson Center

4:00 “Akkyz:” A Film about Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Kazakhstan with Ermek Shinarbaev, Film Director, Wilson Center; Dastan Yeleukenov, Wilson Center; Anna Winestein, 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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