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Syria and transition, immigration enforcement and more [Daybook]

8:30 The Political Economy of Tax Reform in Latin America, a conference on the political economy of tax reform in Latin America with Cynthia Arnson, Woodrow Wilson Center; Santiago Levy, Inter-American Development Bank; Juan Pablo Jiménez, CEPAL; Carlos Elizondo, CIDE, Mexico; José Roberto Afonso, Brazilian Federal Senate and more (Wilson Center)

10:30 Liquidity Needs in Times of Stress: Should Latin America go Beyond the IMF? with Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Center for Global Development; Guillermo Calvo, Columbia University; Pedro Carvalho de Mello, Universidade de São Paulo; Guillermo Chapman, INDESA, Panama; Roque Fernandez, Universidad del CEMA, Buenos Aires; Pablo Guidotti, Universidad Torcuato di Tella; Guillermo Perry, Harvard Kennedy School; Carmen Reinhart, Harvard University (Center for Global Development)

11:00 Defending the Filibuster: The Soul of the Senate with Robert Dove, co-author; Richard Arenberg, co-author; Hans A. von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation)

12:00 Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate with Greg Lukianoff, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); Alexander McCobin, Students for Liberty; Kelly Jemison, Students for Liberty; Trevor Burrus, Cato Institute. (Cato Institute)

12:00 Legal Violence: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and Workplaces with Cecilia Menjívar, Arizona State University; Leisy Abrego,University of California Los Angeles; Roberto Gonzales, University of Chicago; Lisa Moore, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Chris Newman, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (Center for American Progress)

12:15 Syria in Transition: An Insider’s View with Mohammed A. Ghanem, Syrian American Council; Ilhan Tanir, Vatan; Leila Hilal, New America Foundation (New America Foundation

1:30 Improving Educational Choice and Competition with Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Brookings Institution; Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) (Brookings Institution)

2:00 Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner with Lela Gilbert, Author; Hillel Fradkin, Hudson Institute (Hudson Institute)

2:00 Afghanistan: Endgame or Persisting Challenge with Continuing Stakes? with Martin S. Indyk, Brookings Institution; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Institution; Ronald E. Neumann, American Academy of Diplomacy (Brookings Institution)

3:30 Conservatism in the 113th Congress: Views from the Republican Study Committee chairman and chairman-elect with Arthur C. Brooks, AEI; Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican Study Committee; Rep. Steve Scalise, Republican Study Committee (AEI)

5:30 Entrepreneurship in the developing world: Lessons from the front lines with Josh Good, AEI; Michael Gerson, The Washington Post; Chris Horst, HOPE International; Andrea McDaniel, As We Forgive Rwanda Initiative (AEI)

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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