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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)

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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