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Jobs through immigration reform, Reagan’s roots and other think tank events [Daybook]

9:00 Creating American Jobs Through Immigration Reform with Tim Griffin, (R-Ark.), U.S. House of Representatives; Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College; Sudhakar Shenoy, IMC (AEI)

9:00 A Debrief on Busan: What Happened and What’s Next? Analysis and Next Steps Following the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness with Carolyn Long, InterAction; Dayna Brown; CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States’ Gregory Adams, Oxfam; Nancy Lindborg, USAID; Neil Levine, US Agency for International Development; Randy Tift, World Vision; Robin Matthewman, US Department of State; Steve Pierce, US Agency for International Development (Wilson Center)

9:15 New Technologies: Have We Learned Anything Yet About Risks? with David Rejeski, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Paul C. Stern, National Academies of Science (Wilson Center)

10:30 Reagan’s Roots: The People and Places That Shaped His Character with Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation. (Heritage Foundation)

11:00 Global HIV Programs at the Crossroads: How Can Donor Funding Be Optimized? (RAND)

12:00 Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration, and the Rule of Law with Richard A. Epstein, New York University School of Law; Adam Liptak, New York Times Supreme Court Reporter; Roger Pilon, Cato Institute (Cato Institute)

12:00 Climate Finance: Innovative Financing Sources for Sustainable Development? with Ari Huhtala, World Bank; David Waskow, Oxfam America; Ian Parry, International Monetary Fund; John W. Sewell, Former President of the Overseas Development Council; Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Stiftung - North (Wilson Center)

12:30 The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba with Pamela Constable, Washington Post; Stephen Tankel, Washington Post (Carnegie Endowment)

2:00 The European Union Summit: Boon or Bust? with Christopher C. DeMuth, the American Enterprise Institute and others (AEI)

2:00 Peace Corps 50th Anniversary: A Celebration of Service with Harris Wofford, Former Senator (D-PA), U.S. Senate; Aaron S. Williams, Peace Corps; Rep. Samuel Farr Congressman (D-CA); Rep. Thomas Petri; Congressman (R-WI); Johanna Nesseth, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development; Johanna Mendelson Forman, CSIS (CSIS)

3:00 Delivering Solutions: Advancing Dialogue To Improve Maternal Health with Calyn M. Ostrowski, Global Health Initiative & Environmental Change and Security Program; Chaacha Mwita, African Population and Health Research Center; Luc de Bernis, United Nations Population Fund; Margaret Greene, Greenworks; Tim Thomas, Maternal Health Task Force (Wilson Center)

4:00 Promoting Links between the Russian Judiciary and Civil Society with Anna Kovaleva, Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation; Leonid V. Nikitinsky, Novaya Gazeta; Mikhail Fedotov, Regional Foundation Information Technologies for Democracy; Tatiana Andreyeva, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation (Wilson Center)

4:00 The Death of Trilateralism in the NAFTA Neighborhood: Views from the United States, Mexico, and Canada with Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Economic Affairs, Mexican Embassy; Christopher Sands, Hudson Institute; Laura Dawson, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada (Wilson Center)

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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