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The Middle East and election 2012, Rubio and Wyden on higher education and more [Daybook]

12:00 Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad with Melanie Kirkpatrick, Hudson Institute; Jae Ku, Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Suzanne Scholte, North Korea Freedom Coalition; Kim Seong-min, Free North Korea Radio, Greg Scarlatoiu, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (Hudson Institute)

12:30 The Middle East and the Presidential Election: A Live Web Chat with Khaled Elgindy: Khaled Elgindy, Brookings; Vivyan Tran, Politico (Brookings)

1:30 Holding higher education accountable with Ron Wyden, U.S. Senate (D-Ore.); Marco Rubio, U.S. Senate (R-Fla.); Andrew P. Kelly, AEI (AEI)

2:00 Terror and North America: The Causes and Directions of Cross-Border Extremist Activity with John Cohen, Department of Homeland Security; Stephen Flynn, Northeastern University; Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada (Wilson Center)

3:00 Zócalo in DC: Can the Next President Put Public Universities Back on Top? with Gene Block, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; Mary Sue Coleman, University of Michigan; Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation of New York; David Leonhardt ,The New York Times (New America Foundation)

7:00 Electoral Dysfunction: A Reel Progress Screening with Bennett Singer, Electoral Dysfunction; Anne Johnson, Campus Progress; Tara McGuinness, Center for American Progress (Center for American Progress)

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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