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8:30 Toward a Democratic Ethiopia with Dawit Kebede, Awramba Times; Mahdere Paulos, Ethiopian Women’s Lawyers Association; Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Center for International Private Enterprise; Terrence Lyons, George Mason University; Amb. David Shinn, George Washington University; Berhanu Mengistu, Old Dominion University; Lauren Ploch Blanchard, Congressional Research Service; Gregory Simpkins, U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights (Wilson Center)

9:00 India-China Relations: The Need for Confidence Building Measures with Toby Dalton, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Frederic Grare, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Monika Chansoria, CLAWS Journal (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

12:00 The Russian Far East: Future Opportunities and Challenges to Russia’s Window on the Pacific Rim with Rensselaer W. Lee III, Foreign Policy Research Institute (Wilson Center)

12:00 Time to End Affirmative Action? Fisher v. University of Texas with Richard H. Sander, UCLA School of Law; Stuart Taylor, Jr., Brookings Institution; Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity; Alan Morrison, George Washington University School of Law; Roger Pilon, Cato Institute (Cato Institute)

12:15pm It’s Science and Tech Policy, Stupid with Stacy Cline, Counsel for Ranking Member Enzi, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; Sheri Fink, New America Foundation; Konstantin Kakaes, New America Foundation; Amanda Ripley, New America Foundation; Robert Wright, New America Foundation (New America Foundation)

1:00 Campaign 2012: The Global Economy and China with Richard C. Bush III, Brookings; Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Brookings; Joshua Meltzer, Brookings; Jonathan D. Pollack, Brookings (The Brookings Institution)

3:00 Tech for Social Good with Patty Mechael, UN Foundation’s mHealth; Alex Counts, Grameen Foundation; Adarsh Desai, Innovation Labs at The World Bank; Jamie Zimmerman, New America Foundation (New America Foundation

3:00 Beyond Seven Billion: Reporting on Population, Environment, and Security with Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times; Tom Hundley, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Ohio University (Wilson Center)

4:00 Countervailing Calamity: How to Stop the Global Subsidies Race with Tim Carney, Washington Examiner; Scott Lincicome, White and Case, LLP; John Magnus, TradeWins LLC; Dan Ikenson, Cato Institute (Cato Institute)

6:00 America’s Other Army with Nicholas Kralev (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

6:30 New America NYC: Color Blind: Does Race Matter in Electoral Politics with Fredrick Harris, Columbia University; Kai Wright, Colorlines; Gene Demby, Huffington Post BlackVoices; Kristal High, Politic365 (New America Foundation)

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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Allen McDuffee · October 8, 2012