Week in DC: Events 6.27-7.1.2016

Monday, June 27, 2016
Leaders Speak: National Security Advisors– National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA (map)
Every morning, the national security advisor briefs the president of the United States on the world’s most pressing security threats, from ISIS to the Zika virus. Our collective security is increasingly reliant upon cooperation between the United States and China, whether it is minimizing the risk of conflict in the South China Sea, dealing with North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, or responding to climate change. Join us for a program on these issues and more, featuring former National Security Advisors Stephen J. HadleyRobert “Bud” McFarlaneand Richard V. Allen in conversation with National Committee President Steve Orlins.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Trading Up: A Critical Perspective On Jobs, Governance & Security In U.S. Trade Policy– Institute for Policy Studies
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: nstitute for Policy Studies815 16th St. NW Washington, DC United States (map)
We are delighted to invite you to“Trading Up: A Critical Perspective on Jobs, Governance & Security in U.S. Trade Policy,”  A program that includes continental breakfast, lunch and an evening reception. U.S.  trade policy is at a crossroads. With progress at the WTO seemingly halted, the global business community has turned to alternative strategies, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Administration continues to work to advance the TPP this year, but its unpopularity with all remaining presidential candidates and their primary voters has made that goal tenuous. We encourage you to R.S.V.P. as soon as possible, as space is limited for this free event. Check out the Trading Up conference agenda in full.

Expand Social Security Now– Economic Policy Institute
Time: 11am-12:20pm
Location: Economic Policy Institute1225 Eye Street, N.W. Washington, DC (map)
Suite 600 Wellstone Room
Join Social Security Works at the Economic Policy Institute for a panel on expanding Social Security. As seen in the New York Times, Social Security expansion is part of a strong and growing movement in America and will play a crucial role in the 2016 election. This movement has allowed defenders of Social Security to shift the conversation and have a serious discussion about how we can expand Social Security to solve the retirement security crisis. On June 28, 2016, we will be joined by author Steven Hill to talk about his new book Expand Social Security Now! How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve, as well as Nancy Altman, co-author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All. The panel will be moderated by the President and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions and author of Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of ColorMaya Rockeymoore, and joined by EPI President Lawrence Mishel. This panel will explore Social Security expansion and discuss how we can continue to make expansion the only option for lawmakers.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Security Challenges In The Korean Peninsula In 2016- The Center for Security Studies
Time: 8:30am-5pm
Location: Copley Formal Lounge3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA (map)
We cordially invite you to join us for Security Challenges in the Korean Peninsula in 2016: Issues and Opportunities on June 29 & 30, 2016, in Copley Formal Lounge at Georgetown  University. Breakfast and Lunch is provided for all attendees; this event is free and open to the public.  This special event is supported through the generosity of the Philip and Patricia Bilden Asian Security Studies Fund.

Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War– Family Research Council
Time: noon
Location: Family Research Council801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (map)
Since September 11, 2001, America has been at war. And that’s about all anyone can say with certainty about a conflict that has cost 7,000 American lives and almost $2 trillion. As long as the most basic strategic questions — Who is the enemy? What are we fighting? — remain unanswered, victory is impossible. Yet this war is eminently winnable if we remove our ideological blinders and apply basic strategic principles. Our enemy is not ‘terror’ or ‘violent extremism.’ Our enemy is the global jihadi movement, a modern totalitarian ideology rooted in the doctrines and martial history of Islam. America has defeated totalitarian enemies before. Providing a desperately needed dose of clarity, Dr. Gorka shows how we can do it again. He reveals how a toxic political agenda has corrupted our national security practices, precluding the kind of clear-eyed threat analysis and strategic response that led to victory in the Cold War. Bracing, troubling, but ultimately encouraging, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War fills that gap. Taking his cue from the formerly Top Secret analyses that shaped the U.S. response to the communist threat, Dr. Gorka has produced a compelling profile of the jihadi movement — its mind and motivation — and a plan to defeat it. Join the Family Research Council and Dr. Sebastian Gorka as he comes to speak on his important and timely book.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
A Toxic Legacy: Has Agent Orange Hurt The Children Of Vietnam Vets?– ProPublica
Time: 9:30am-1pm
Location: Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 (map)
ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot host a convening of Vietnam veterans and their children, medical experts, attorneys and other guests to explore common health conditions in the descendants of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange; the scant research on those conditions; and, if there is a link to the toxic herbicide, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ responsibility in caring for impacted children and grandchildren of veterans. There’s a strong belief among Vietnam veterans that their exposure to Agent Orange has also led to health problems in their children – not only birth defects, but in some cases, conditions that manifest late in life. Despite decades of anecdotal evidence, today there’s been only sparse research done to prove a definitive link. This discussion will elevate the myriad issues from both personal and expert perspectives.

Friday, July 1, 2016

No events- have a lovely holiday weekend!

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