9:00 Understanding Iranian Public Opinion with Ebrahim Mohseni, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; Steven Kull, Program on International Policy Attitudes; Geneive Abdo , Stimson; Sebastian Gräfe , Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America (Stimson)

10:00 The 2012 U.S. Elections: What Next for U.S.–Middle East and North Africa Relations? with Salman Shaikh, Brookings Doha Center; Shadi Hamid, Brookings Doha Center; Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute; Tamara Cofman Wittes, Brookings; Ghada Oueiss, Al-Jazeera Arabic (Brookings

10:30 Taiwan’s Approach to Escalating Sovereignty Disputes in East Asia with Amb. Stephen S. F. Chen, National Policy Foundation; Randy Schriver, Armitage International LLC; Alan Romberg, Stimson Center (CSIS)

12:00 Picking a President: Is It Time to Reform the Electoral College? with John Koza, National Popular Vote Inc.; John Samples, Cato Institute; Tara McGuinness, Center for American Progress (CAP)

12:00 The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: 54 Reasons for Repeal with Armand Thieblot, George Mason University; Maurice Baskin, Venable, LLP; James A. Dorn, Cato Institute (Cato Institute

12:00 Chavez’s Win? Venezuela Post Election with Patrick Duddy, Duke University; Anibal Romero, Simon Bolivar University; Jon Perdue, Fund for American Studies; Antonio José de la Cruz, Petróleos de Venezuela (Hudson Institute)

12:00 How Russia Helps Assad as the U.S. Fiddles with Stephen Blank, U.S. Army War College; Ariel Cohen, Heritage Foundation; Robert Freedman, Johns Hopkins University; James Phillips, Heritage Foundation (Heritage)

12:00 Have We Become a Nation of Takers? with Robert D. Reischauer, Urban Institute; Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI; William A. Galston, Brookings Institution; Robert D. Reischauer, Urban Institute (AEI)

12:30 The Second Presidential Debate: A Live Web Chat with Philip Wallach, Brookings; Viviyan Tran, Politico (Brookings)

12:30 Could Oklahoma’s New Lawsuit Strike a Fatal Blow to Obamacare? with Jonathan Adler,Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Michael F. Cannon,Cato Institute;  Timothy S. Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law; Laura Odato, Cato Institute (Cato

12:30 Why Working Parents Still Can’t Have It All with  Liza Mundy, New America Foundation; Brigid Schulte, New America Foundation; David Gray, New America Foundation (New America Foundation

3:00 Managing Mountains for Ecological Services and Environmental Security with Lisa Friedman, ClimateWire; John Furlow, USAID; Andrew Taber,The Mountain Institute; Paul Schopf, George Mason University (Wilson Center

3:00 Malaria: History, Past Decade’s Achievements, and Future Priorities with Sir Richard Feachem, Global Health Group (CSIS

3:30 The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November with Svetlana Savranskaya, The George Washington University; Philip Brenner, American University (Wilson Center)