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Henry Kissinger on Afghanistan, military suicide at CNAS plus other think tank events [Daybook]

8:30 Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes with Scott Barrett, Columbia University; David Wheeler, Center for Global Development (Center for Global Development)

10:00 Seizing the Opportunity in Public Private Partnerships with

Henrietta H. Fore, Holsman International and CSIS Trustee; E. Neville Isdell, Former Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company and CSIS Trustee; Holly Wise, CSIS; Daniel Runde, CSIS; Jeri Jensen, Initiative for Global Development; Drew Luten, Booz Allen Hamilton; Jane Nelson, Director, Harvard Kennedy School; Dennis Whittle, GlobalGiving (CSIS)

10:00 China’s Economic Policy Objectives for the Next Five Years with Kenneth Lieberthal, Brookings; Cheng SiweiChairman, International Finance Forum, Beijing and Chang-lin Tien Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Asia Foundation (Brookings)

12:30 The National Conversation--Afghanistan: Is There A Regional Endgame? with Frank Ruggierro, Deputy Special Representative, Department of State; Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Johns Hopkins; Robin Wright, USIP; Vali Nasr, Brookings (Woodrow Wilson Center)

1:00 The Private Sector and Sustainable Development: Market-Based Solutions for Addressing Global Challenges with Jane Nelson, Brookings; Kemal Dervish, Brookings; C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart International; Bruce McNamer, TechnoServe (Brookings)

3:00 Are Public School Teachers Overpaid? with Andrew Biggs, AEI; Jason Richwine, Heritage (AEI)

4:30 Losing the Battle: The Challenge of Military Suicide with Dr. Margaret Harrell, CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Joining Forces Initiative; General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army; Juliette Kayyem, Boston Globe; Dr. Jan Kemp, Department of Veterans Affairs (Center for a New American Security)

6:00 Urbanized: Shaping Cities with Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, The White House; Gary Hustwit, Director and Producer of “Urbanized” (Brookings)

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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