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Global drug trade at CSIS, Cuba’s economy at Brookings plus other think tank events [Daybook]

8:30 Squeezing the Tower: Are We Getting All We Can From Higher Education? All day conference with Richard Vedder, Ohio University; Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, The George Washington University; Mark Bauerlein, Emory University; Jeff Sandefer, Acton School of Business; Arthur Hauptman, public policy consultant; Ronald Trowbridge, Center for College Affordability and Productivity; and Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute (Cato)

9:00 Military Strategy Forum with General Craig R. McKinley, National Guard Bureau; Lieutenant General Harry M. Wyatt III, Air National Guard; Major General Raymond W. Carpenter, Army National Guard (CSIS)

9:00 Javier Arturo Valdez Cárdenas, 2011 Committee to Protect Journalists International Press Freedom Awardee (Wilson Center)

9:00 Reaching Out: Cuba’s New Economy and the International Response with Ted Piccone, Brookings; Richard Feinberg, Brookings; Gary Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economic; Carlos Alzugaray Treto, University of Havana (Brookings)

11:00 California’s Prisoners Dilemma: The Public Health Impacts of Prisoner Reentry (RAND)

12:00 The Lesser of Two Evils: Social Pressure and Impatience in Consumption Decisions in Poor Agrarian Economies with Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland; James Foster, George Washington University (Center for Global Development)

12:00 Money in a Free Society: Keynes, Friedman, and the New Crisis In Capitalism with Tim G. Congdon, author; Nile Gardiner, Heritage (Heritage)

12:00 Global Narcotics Flows and the Global Financial and Economic Crisis with Viktor Ivanov, Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation; Andrew Kuchins, CSIS; Jacqueline McLaren Miller, EastWest Institute (CSIS)

12:30 China in Africa: A Balanced View with Dr. Zhang Chun, CSIS (CSIS)

3:00 Containing or Engaging Pakistan? An American Dilemma with Christophe Jaffrelot; Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)

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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