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Hillary Clinton at Brookings, Arab leaders, Syria and more [Daybook]

8:30 Why Metros Matter to Global Trade and Investment: Strengthening Linkages Between U.S. and Brazilian Cities with Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil; Javier Solana, Brookings Institute; Richard M. Daley, JP Morgan Chase; Michael Sacks, World Business Chicago; Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, and more (Brookings Institute)

8:45 Military Strategy Forum with General Mike Hostage, Commander, Air Combat Command; David J. Berteau, CSIS (CSIS)

9:30 U.S.-Russia Relations after PNTR: The Long View with Congressman Adam Smith, House Armed Services Committee; Carla Hills, Former United States Trade Representative; Sen. Richard Lugar; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Former National Security Advisor (CSIS)

10:00 The State of Pakistan’s Economy—A Fresh Look with Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Finance Minister for Pakistan; Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

10:00 Attitudes Toward a Middle East in Crisis: Surveys of Arab and Jewish Opinion in Israel with Shibley Telhami, Brookings Institute; Dana Weiss, Meet the Press  (Brookings Institute)

11:00 UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos with Gregory Copley, Author (Heritage Foundation)

12:00 Putting the FHA’s Financial Problems in Perspective with Carol Galante, Federal Housing Administration; Roberto Quercia, UNC Center for Community Capital; David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association; Joseph Tracy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Susan Wachter, The Wharton School; Sarah Rosen Wartell, The Urban Institute (Center for American Progress)

12:00 Founders betrayed? New threats to US democracy and rule of law with Judge Michael McConnell, Stanford Law School; John McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law; Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center; John Yoo, University of California, Berkeley (AEI)

12:00 Brown Bag: International Disasters Charter: Introduction, Initial Issues and Experiences with Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz , Wilson Center; Lea Shanley, Wilson Center (Wilson Center)

12:00 Who Leads the Arab World? with Robin Wright, Wilson Center; David Ottaway, Wilson Center; Hanin Ghaddar, Wilson Center (Wilson Center)

12:15 Inside Syria with Janine di Giovanni, foreign correspondent; Peter Bergen, New America; Leila Hilal, New America (New America Foundation)

12:15 Russia and China in the Global Economy with Harley Balzer, Georgetown University; Yukon Huang, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

12:30 Filibuster ”Reform” or ”Power Grab”: A Discussion of the Senate’s Rules with Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation; Norman J. Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute; Bill Wichterman, Former Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist; James Wallner, Senate Steering Committee (Heritage Foundation)

2:30 Report Rollout: Reordering Chinese Priorities on the Korean Peninsula with Bonnie Glaser, CSIS; Scott Snyder, Council on Foreign Relations; Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Christopher Johnson, CSIS (CSIS)

6:00 Saban Forum 2012—U.S.-Israeli Relations in a Changing Environment (Webcasted Sessions) with Haim Saban, Saban Forum; Martin Indyk, Brookings; Robert Siegel, National Public Radio; Avigdor Lieberman, Foreign Minister of Israel; Tamara Cofman Wittes, Brookings; Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State (Brookings

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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