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9:00 In the People’s Interest: Openings for Pollution Public Interest Law Cases in China with Jessica Scott, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Jingjing Liu, Vermont Law School; Robert V. Percival, University of Maryland (Wilson Center)

9:00 Innovation Imperative: The Future of Higher Education with David Leonhardt, The New York Times; Molly Broad, American Council on Education; John Sexton, New York University; Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern University, and more (Brookings Institution)

10:00 Program-for-Results: An Update on the World Bank’s New Finance Tool with Joachim von Amsberg, World Bank; Paul O’Brien, Oxfam; William Savedoff, Center for Global Development; Alan Gelb, Center for Global Development (Center for Global Development)

10:30 Regional Dynamics and Inter-Korean Relations, Past and Present with Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago; Robert Sutter, The George Washington University; Ambassador Sun Jounyung,University of North Korean Studies, and more (Wilson Center)

11:30 Let Wind Compete: End the Production Tax Credit with David C. Brown, Exelon Corporation; Jonathan Lesser, Continental Economics Inc.; David W. Kreutzer, Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation)

12:00 Civil Society and the Future of Conservatism with Harry Boyte, Augsburg College; Jimmy Kemp, Jack Kemp Foundation; Yuval Levin, National Affairs; Robert Woodson,Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (Hudson Institute)

12:15 The Russian Awakening with Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; James F. Collins, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

2:00 Libor scandal: Reform? Replace? How? with Robert Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors; Allan Mendelowitz, Federal Housing Finance Board; Mike Moore, Independent Mortgage Funding Consultant; Robert Pickel, International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc.; Sean Tully, CME Group (AEI)

3:30 Rising Inequality in America and Around the World with Uri Dadush, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Chrystia Freeland, Thomson Reuters Digital; Branko Milanovic, World Bank; Ray Offenheiser, Oxfam America (Brookings Institution)

3:30 Less Is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers with James M. Acton, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;  Malcolm Chalmers, Royal United Services Institute; Joan Rohlfing, Nuclear Threat Initiative (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

4:00 Global Swing States: Engaging the New Pivotal Powers with Daniel M. Kliman, GMF; Richard Fontaine, CNAS (Center for a New American Security)

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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