8:45 The Effects of Racial Preferences in Higher Education on Student Outcomes: A half day conference with Elisabeth Jacobs, Brookings; Richard Sander, UCLA; Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education; Glenn Loury, Brown Univeristy (Brookings )

9:00 African Braintrust 2012: An all day conference with President Salva Klir Mayardit, The Republic of South Sudan; Congresswoman Barbara Lee, U.S. House of Representatives; Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State, Africa; Dr. Agnes Bingawaho, Minister of Health, Rwanda (Wilson Center)

9:00 Labor Migration in Eurasia: Links to Global Migration and Human Security Trends: An all day conference with Cynthia Buckley, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Blair A. Ruble, Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Project; Ellen Percy Kraly, International Migration Review; Andrew Robarts, University of California, Riverside (Wilson Center)

9:00 US-Russian Relations After the Reset with Congressman Adam Smith, (D-WA); Ruby deLeon, Center for American Progress; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress (Center for American Progress)

12:00 The Middle East in Transition: A Lebanese Perspective with Mohamad Chatah, Former Ambassador of Lebanon to the United States (Wilson Center)

12:00 Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk with John Fund, National Review; Hans von Spakovsky, Heritage Foundation; Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation)

12:30 Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam with Lien-Hang T.Ngyuyen, University of Kentucky; James F. Person, Wilson Center; Merle L. Pribbenow, Retired CIA officer (Wilson Center)