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The federal budget and the next president, China’s new government and more [Daybook]

9:00 Red Ink and Bad Blood: What Do Federal Budget Politics Mean for the Next President and You? with David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Alice Rivlin, Bipartisan Policy Center; Joseph Minarik, Committee for Economic Development; Eugene Steuerle, The Urban Institute (Brookings Institution)

9:30 Iraq Energy Outlook with Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA; Jabir Habeb, Embassy of Iraq (CSIS)

10:30 The Economic and Security Direction of the New Chinese Government: A half day conference with Cheng Li, Brookings Institution; Chris Yung, National Defense University; Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Melanie Hart, Center for American Progress; Derek Scissors, Heritage Foundation; Terry Miller,  Heritage Foundation (Heritage Foundation

12:00 Gender Equity, Health, and Cultural Tensions in the Amazon with Cristina Espinosa, Brandeis University; Juliana Martinez-Franzoni, University of Costa Rica; John Coonrod, The Hunger Project (Wilson Center)

12:00 Adaptable Autocrats: Regime Power in Egypt and Syria with Joshua Stacher, Kent State University (Wilson Center)

12:00 Labor Protest and Political Change in Putin’s Russia with Stephen Crowley, Kennan Institute and East European Studies, Europe Program (Wilson Center)

12:00 My Brain Made Me Do It with Stephen J. Morse, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Kent Kiehl, University of New Mexico; Kayla Pope, Boys Town National Research Hospital; Sally Satel, American Enterprise Institute; Gary Marchant, Arizona State University; Hank Greely, Stanford Law School (New America Foundation)

2:00 Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investments in Africa with Steve McDonald, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Michele McNabb, Partnership to Cut Hunger & Poverty in Africa; Katie Campbell, ActionAid; Dan Charles, National Public Radio; Mima Nedelcovych, Partner Shaffer Global; Matthew Armah, Millennium Development Authority; Carlos Moamba, AgroFuturos; Njack Kane, Novel Commodities; Paul Weisenfeld, USAID (Wilson Center

4:00 Reform Without End: Europe’s Welfare Traditions with Thomas Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Education Program (Wilson Center)

6:00 Powerful Peace: A Navy SEAL’s Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War with J. Robert DuBois, Author and former U.S. Navy SEAL (CSIS)

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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