This Week in DC: Events

Homeland Security turns 10, lots of think tanks celebrate. Also featured are our nuclear policy and food security plans.

Tuesday, November 27

  1. The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years
    Foreign Policy Initiative Forum
    8:00 – 4:30 PM
    The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) invites you to its 2012 Forum to be held on Tuesday, November 27th, at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center, where Members of Congress, foreign dissidents, and leading policy experts will discuss “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of U.S. Foreign Policy.”No registration fee. RSVP here.
  2. Less Is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    3:30 -6:00 PM
    In his recent paper Less Is Better: Nuclear Restraint at Low Numbers, funded by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Malcolm Chalmers explores the steps that other nuclear-armed states would need to take to enable progress to low numbers. Please join the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and the Nuclear Threat Initiative for a discussion of the paper’s key findings with a reception to follow. Joan Rohlfing will deliver opening remarks. James Acton will moderate.
    Register here.

Wednesday, November 28

  1. Evaluating Current U.S. Global Food Security Efforts and Determining Future U.S. Leadership Opportunities
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    10:00 AM
    Witnesses from USAID, Oxfam America, Catholic Relief Services, and Global Agricultural Development Initiative – the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  2. Homeland Security: A Look Back and Ahead
    Center for Strategic & International Studies
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Please join HSPI and CSIS for a discussion featuring Senator Joseph Lieberman, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Senator Lieberman will look back and ahead, addressing key past events as well as homeland security challenges for the future.
    RSVP here.
  3. Department of Homeland Security at 10: Past, Present, and Future
    Open Society Foundation
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    On November 25, 2002, then President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act, which established the Department of Homeland Security and called for the largest federal government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947. On Wednesday, November 28, join the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and the Open Society Foundations for a panel discussion covering a decade of DHS accomplishments, successes, failures, and controversies, as well as suggested national security policies looking forward.
    RSVP here.

Thursday, November 29

  1. Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America’s Atomic Age
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    3:30PM – 5:00PM
    We are at a critical juncture in world politics. Nuclear strategy and policy have risen to the top of the global policy agenda, and issues ranging from a nuclear Iran to the global zero movement are generating sharp debate. The historical origins of our contemporary nuclear world are deeply consequential for contemporary policy, but it is crucial that decisions are made on the basis of fact rather than myth and misapprehension. In Nuclear Statecraft, Francis J. Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear revolution.
    RSVP here.

Friday, November 30

  1. Inside Syria
    New America Foundation
    12:15-1:45PM
    Please join the New America Foundation’s National Security Studies Program for a discussion with award-winning war reporter Janine Di Giovanni about her experiences inside Syria. Di Giovanni, whose on-the-ground reporting on the war was recently featured in The New York Times, Granta and Newsweek, is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, has won five major journalistic awards, was one of the only reporters to witness the fall of Grozny, Chechnya, and has written five books, the last of which recently won Memoir of the Year in Britain.
    RSVP here.

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