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Samantha Power at Carnegie, borderless economics at Cato plus other think tank events [Daybook]

8:30 Book Discussion: Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia with David Abramson, U.S. Department of State; Eric McGlinchey, George Mason University (Wilson Center)

9:00 Climate Change, Water, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin with Lulsegged Abebe, International Alert; Marisa Goulden, University of East Anglia; Phil Vernon, International Alert (Wilson Center)

10:00 The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East with Daniel L. Byman, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Kenneth M. Pollack, Saban Center for Middle East Policy. (Brookings)

10:30 Afghan Perspectives on Post-Transition with Mohammad Haneef Atmar Former Afghan Minister of Interior (CSIS)

11:00 The Case for Grand Strategy with Charles Hill, Yale University; Marion Smith, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics (Heritage Foundation)

12:00 Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism with Robert Guest, The Economist; Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations; Dan Griswold, Cato Institute (Cato Institute)

12:00 Czech and Slovak Lecture Serie s with Petr Pithart, Former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (Wilson Center)

12:30 Eco-Fads: How the Rise of Trendy Environmentalism Is Harming the Environment with Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center; Nicolas Loris,The Heritage Foundation (The Heritage Foundation)

1:00 Capital Inadequacies: The Dismal Failure of the Basel Bank Capital Standards with Kevin Dowd, City University in London; Mark Calabria, Cato Institute (Cato Institute)

1:30 Aviation Security in the 21st Century Looking to Future on the 10th Anniversary of ATSA with Gale Rossides, TSA; John Sammon, TSA; Geoff Freeman, US Travel Association; Kenneth Dunlap Robin Kane, TSA; Carter Morris, American Association of Airport Executives; J. Bennet Waters, TSA (CSIS)

4:00 Is the Community of Democracies Coming of Age? with Samantha Power, National Security Council; Evaldas Ignatavicius, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs for Lithuania; Tomicah Tillemann, State Department; Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)

2:00 Latin America Economic Perspectives: Innocent Bystanders in a Brave New World with Kevin Casas-Zamora, Latin America Initiative; José Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University; Rodrigo Valdés, The International Monetary Fund; Eduardo Levy-Yeyati, Latin America Initiative (Brookings)

3:00 Poor Numbers! What do we know about income and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? with Morten Jerven, Simon Fraser University; Alan Gelb, Center for Global Development (Center for Global Development)

3:30 Unlocking Investment in Smart and High-Performance Buildings :A Roundtable Discussion on Energy Efficiency Leadership with Carol Browner, Center for American Progress; David Cote, Honeywell; Dian Grueneich, Morrison and Foerster; Bracken Hendricks, Center for American Progress; Alex Laskey, Opower (Center For American Progress)

3:30 The Tolerance Program in St. Petersburg (2006-2011): Its Logic and First Results with Stanislav Tkachenko, St. Petersburg Tolerance Program (Wilson Center)

4:00 African American Women Refugees in the Civil War: A lecture by Dr. Thavolia Glymph (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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