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Daybook: 9/26/11

9:00 Scrambling for Hydropower in the Himalayas with Isabel Hilton, Chinadialogue; Dan Millison, Transcendergy, LLC (Woodrow Wilson Center)

9:00 Modern Direct Democracy and the American West with Phil Keisling, Portland State University; Tyrone Reitman, Healthy Democracy Oregon (New America Foundation)

12:00 Adding Spring to the Safety Net: Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men with Henry Olsen, National Research Initiative; Lawrence M. Mead, professor at New York University; Elaine Sorensen, research expert; Kristin H. Ruth a district court judge in Wake County in North Carolina; Henry Olsen, AEI (AEI)

12:00 Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans with Mitch Daniels, Indiana governor; David Brooks, New York Times; William Galston, Brookings; John Walters, Hudson Institute (Hudson Institute)

12:00 The Evolution of Soviet Policies towards Dissidents with Peter Reddaway, George Washington University (Woodrow Wilson Center)

12:15 Economic Growth, Gender, and Development in the Context of Arab Political Change: A Swedish Perspective with Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation; Anders Borg, Swedish Minister of Finance; Sharik Bryan, National Democratic Institute (CEIP)

2:00 Nigeria’s Fight Against Corruption: Successes and Challenges with Daniel Claman, Department of Justice; Eric Guttschuss, Human Rights Watch; Todd Moss, Center for Global Development; Sowore Omoyele, SaharaReporters; Sarah Pray, Open Society Foundations, (Center for Global Development)

3:00 Keeping the Republic: Governor Mitch Daniels on Saving America by Trusting Americans with Indiana governor Mitchell E. Daniels Jr; Arthur C. Brooks, AEI (AEI)

3:00 China and India: How to Recognize Rivalry with Rory Medcalf of Australia’s Lowy Institute; Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)

3:00 South Sudan and Enterprise Development with Sue Clark, SABMiller; Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, CSIS; Daniel F. Runde, Project on Prosperity and Development (CSIS)

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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