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Ending the war on drugs at Cato, Richard Pipes at Heritage plus other think tank events [Daybook]

7:30 Addressing Poverty Through Asset Building with John Wagner, California Department of Community Services and Development; Quinton Smith, IRS Regional Director; Darick Simpson, Long Beach Community Action Partnership and others (New America Foundation)

8:15 Can America Get Its Entrepreneurial Groove Back? with David Brooks, New York Times; Aaron Chatterji, Duke University; Michael Klein, M. Klein and Company and others (Brookings)

9:00 Egypt’s Parliamentary Elections: Expectations and Challenges with Ibrahim Houdaiby, Freelance journalist and researcher; Magdy Samaan, World Affairs Institute; Michele Dunne, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council (Wilson Center)

9:00 Ending the Global War on Drugs with Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil; Jorge Castañeda, Mexico; Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Wall Street Journal; Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, Uruguay; Glenn Greenwald, Salon; Leigh Maddox, University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law; Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance; Tucker Carlson, Daily Caller (Cato)

9:00 The Role of Entrepreneurship in U.S. Development Policy with Wendy Abt, USAID; Mildred Callear, Small Enterprise Assistance Fund; Nancy Lee, Inter-American Development Bank; Brink Lindsey, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Michael Levett, CSIS; and Ashley E. Chandler, CSIS (CSIS)

10:00 The Unwritten Story: How the Media and the Obama Administration Overlook Cuba’s Wave of Repression with The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); Mauricio Claver-Carone, U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC; Ambassador Otto Reich, former U.S. Special Envoy to the Western Hemisphere; Laida Carro, Coalition of Cuban-American Women (Heritage Foundation)

11:30 Trade and Investment Partnership Initiative in the Middle East and North Africa with Daniel Mullaney, Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East; Hiddo Houben, Delegation of the European Union to the United States. CSIS.

11:30 Legacies and Lessons from the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the USSR with Richard Pipes, Harvard University; David Satter, The Hudson Institute; Mike Gonzalez, The Heritage Foundation; Ariel Cohen, The Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation)

12:00 Developments in Côte d’Ivoire with Jennifer G. Cooke, Africa Program; Richard Downie, Africa Program (CSIS)

12:00 Addressing Gender-Based Violence Across Humanitarian Development in Haiti with Amanda Klasing, Human Rights Watch; Emily Jacobi, Digital Democracy; Leora Ward, International Rescue Committee (Wilson Center)

3:30 Weimar Russia? Why Post-Soviet Authoritarianism Did Not Turn Fascist with Andreas Umland, Hoover Institution (Wilson Center)

3:30 India-Japan Ties: Asia’s Fastest Growing Relationship? with K.V. Kesavan, Observer Research Foundation; Takenori Horimoto, Shobi University; Daniel Twining, German Marshall Fund of the United States (Wilson Center)

4:30 Beyond Aid: Migration as a Tool for Disaster Relief in Haiti with Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development; Royce Bernstein Murray, Human Rights and Immigration Law Consultant; Clarel Cyriaque, Haitian Lawyers Association; Frederica Wilson U.S. Representative, Florida’s 17th District (Center for Global Development)

4:30 On Sustainability: A Conversation With The New Yorker (New America Foundation)

6:00 The New Generation of Veterans with Terry Schell, RAND Corporation; Jonathan Schleifer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (RAND)

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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