Week in DC: Events 6.6-6.10.2016

Monday, June 6th, 2016
Sustaining NATO’s Strength And Deterrence– Atlantic Council
Time: 9am-12:45pm
Location: Kempinski Hotel Cathedral SquareUniversiteto g. 14, Vilnius 01122, Lithuania (map)
The discussions will feature a keynote address by Ben Hodges, Commanding General of US Army Europe, and opening remarks by Lithuania’s Minister of National Defense, Juozas Olekas.
The conference will convene key regional and US officials, military leaders, and senior experts for a high-level discussion on the strategic issues facing NATO’s eastern flank, one month before its seminal 2016 Warsaw Summit.
The Baltic region has become a potential flashpoint between NATO and Russia. Russia has ratcheted up tensions in the region through large-scale military exercises, dramatic air and sea encounters, and the development of a potent anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) network. Establishing new approaches and strategies to sustain NATO’s strength and presence in the region will be a key priority for the Alliance. This conference will contribute directly to the discussions in the Alliance as it prepares for its Warsaw Summit.
If you have any questions or wish to RSVP, please contact Monika Korolioviene at the Ministry of National Defense of Lithuania at Monika.Korolioviene@kam.lt. We hope that you will be able to join us for this important event. Thank you very much, and we look forward to hearing from you soon. On Twitter? Follow @ACScowcroft and @Lithuanian_MoD and use #FutureNATO to join the conversation!

Global Nuclear Challenges And Solutions For The Next U.S. President– Arms Control Association
Time: 9am-2:30pm
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (map)
Root Room
On June 6, shortly after President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, we will host our 2016 Annual Meeting featuring keynote remarks from President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor and 2015 “Arms Control Person of the Year” award winner Setsuko Thurlow.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Climate, Air Pollution, And Public Health—Revisiting The Energy Innovation Agenda– Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Time: 9-11:45am
Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA (map)
The nexus between air quality and climate change is of growing importance, as developing countries grapple with intensifying air pollution. Some believe that local air pollution—an environmental challenge that is more visible and immediately harmful to public health than longer-term climate change—may in fact drive policy and technology that can ultimately both improve air quality and work to mitigate climate change. Yet the impression of mutual gains may be illusory or at least incomplete—there is no guarantee that action on air quality will bring about coherent climate policymaking, nor vice-versa.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The Future Of NATO Enlargement And New Frontiers In European Security – Atlantic Council
Time: 11:30am-3:30pm
Location: Atlantic Council1030 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA (map)
Recent events in Europe’s east and rising tensions with Russia have resurrected the debate of whether NATO enlargement is provocative or stabilizing. While NATO enlargement has boasted historic success stories, such as Poland and the Baltic States becoming strong and stable democratic allies. But Russia has designated Alliance enlargement as a threat to its national security. In Europe’s challenging new security environment, NATO took a bold step forward to sustain its open door policy by announcing Montenegro’s membership accession, paving the way for the Balkan country to become the Alliance’s 29th member

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance In Developing Countries: The Role Of Aid And International Agencies– Center for Global Development
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: Center for Global Development2055 L Street, Washington, DC 20036, USA (map)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens future growth and prosperity, as well as health. Without global action, the UK’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, led by Lord Jim O’Neill, estimates that an additional 10 million people will die every year from drug-resistant infections and the global economy will experience a loss of $100 trillion by 2050. The impact from rising drug resistance will be felt worldwide, hitting low- and middle-income countries hardest. This event will launch the final report of the UK’s Review on AMR, which lays out a 10-point plan for beating drug resistance. To tackle the many and diverse challenges of AMR, the plan calls for a global awareness campaign, reduced antibiotic use, improved surveillance, new rapid diagnostics, and a global coalition. Now the question remains: how will the global community deliver on this plan? And how can multilateral and bilateral aid best support low- and middle-income countries—especially their health systems—to take significant steps towards the plan? Join us for this important discussion to find out.

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Designing Strong Cyber DefensesGovernment Executive
Time: 2-3pm
Location: online
It’s no secret that state, county and municipal governments around the U.S. are vulnerable to cyber assaults. IT security personnel need to be on guard to react to rapidly changing threats from ransomware, data breaches, website vandalism and DDOS attacks to not only protect agency assets but also sensitive information the public sector is responsible for safeguarding. But in an era of limited resources, how should state and local governments best design their defenses in the face of more and more complex threats?
In a special Route Fifty viewcast on cybersecurity, we’ll interview top IT security professionals and government practitioners about the basics like effective workforce cyber training, incident response planning, two-factor authentication and privileged access systems. We’ll examine some of the cybersecurity training programs and new tools and tactics to lower threat exposure and react strategically in what are often complex and rapidly unfolding incidents.

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Defense One Tech Summit 2016– Government Executive
Time: 7:30am
Location: Newseum555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 (map)
Join Defense Secretary Ash Carter and some of the brightest minds in military and consumer technology to discuss the future of innovation and national security at the first-ever Defense One Tech Summit.

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