Tonight’s Republican debate sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation and CNN may be the big event of the day. But there are also some critical questions about think tanks being involved.

8:30 Time for Change: A New Transatlantic Approach for the Western Balkans (CSIS)

9:00 Iran and International Pressure: An Assessment of Multilateral Efforts to Impede Iran’s Nuclear Program (Brookings)

9:00 Arab Monarchies Confront the Arab Spring with Marwan Muasher, CEIP; Marina Ottaway, CEIP; Jon Alterman,Center for Strategic and International Studies; Paul Salem, CEIP (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

12:00 The Path to 270: Demographics Versus Economics in the 2012 Election with Daniella Gibbs Leger, Center for American Progress; Ronald Brownstein, Atlantic Media; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; Reihan Salam, National Review; Paul Taylor, Pew Hispanic Center; Ruy Teixeira, Center for American Progress, The Century Foundation (Center for American Progress)

12:00 Male Leaders Speak: Critical Strategies for Combatting Gender-Based Violence with Ambassador Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development; Major General Patrick Cammaert, Former United Nations Force Commander for the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; Jimmie Briggs, Man Up Campaign; Gary Barker, Promundo (Wilson Center)