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Defense spending and East Asian security at Brookings plus more think tank events [Daybook]

9:30 Improving Health Systems Through a Maternal Health Framework: A Live Conversation with Kenyan Field Workers and Policymakers. (Woodrow Wilson Center)

10:00 U.S. Defense Spending and East Asian Security with Michael Green, Georgetown University; Mike Mochizuki, George Washington University; Jonathan Pollack, Brookings; Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings (Brookings)

12:00 Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty with Mustafa Akyol, journalist; Jennifer Marshall, Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation)

12:00 The Postal Service’s Dilemma with Jim Miller, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service; Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Institute (Hudson Institute)

12:00 Counting Coup? Evolving Memories of August 1991 in Russia with Harley D. Balzer, Assistant Professor of History (Woodrow Wilson Center)

1:15 Will the Euro Survive? with Jacob Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Desmond Lachman, American Enterprise Institute; Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Center for Global Development, Antonio de Lecea, the EU Delegation to the United States; Uri Dadush, Carnegie Endowment (Carnegie Endowment)

2:00 Wireless Broadband and Economic Growth with Darrell M. West, Brookings; Dean Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council; John Irons, Economic Policy Institute; John Mayo, Georgetown University (Brookings)

2:30 Envisioning Business At Its Best: Next Generation Corporate Community Involvement with Margaret Coady, CECP; Lisa Neuberger-Fernandez, Accenture; Daniel F. Runde, CSIS (CSIS)

4:00 Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse? with David McKean , John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; Donald Wolfensberger, Congress Project; Gail Russell Chaddock, The Christian Science Monitor; James M. Lindsay, the Council on Foreign Relations; John E. Sununu, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Woodrow Wilson Center)

4:00 The Contested Legacy of the Berlin Wall with Hope M. Harrison, GWU. Woodrow Wilson Center (Woodrow Wilson Center)

8:00 Miami Forum on Atlantic Media and the Environment with Reginald Dale, Transatlantic Media Network. CSIS (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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