Week in DC: Events 10.24-10.28.2016

Monday, October 24th, 2016
The U.S. Military And Commercial Space Industry– Center for Strategic and International Studies
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 (map)
Please join us for the inaugural event of the CSIS Aerospace Security Project. This panel discussion will explore how the U.S. military can better leverage commercial space capabilities and what policy measures can be taken to support a thriving U.S. commercial space industry.
The event will also include a brief introduction of the Aerospace Security Project. The purpose of this project is to examine the technological, budgetary, and policy issues affecting the air and space domains. The project’s focus will be in three areas: space security, air dominance and long range strike, and commercial and civil space.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
War And Tweets: Terrorism In America In The Digital Age– New America Foundation
Time: 3-5pm
Location: New America740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005 (map)

“Here in Orlando, we are reminded not only of our obligations as a country to be resolute against terrorists,” President Obama said in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, “we’re also reminded…that what unites us is far stronger than the hate and the terror of those who target us.”
In the past year, terrorists have struck not only in Orlando, but in cities all over the world, from Beirut to Brussels, seeking to generate fear and anger. But what really determines public reaction? Is it, indeed, possible to be resolute in the face of terrorism?
Join us on October 25th at New America as we examine these questions and launch a new report as part of the “Building Civic Resilience to Terrorism” project, a partnership between New America and the charitable organization Democracy Fund Voice.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join the Hon. Sharon Burke, Director of the Resource Security program at New America, Juliette Kayyem, CNN National Security Analyst, and Dr. Peter Singer, Senior Fellow of the International Security Program at New America to discuss how political rhetoric, news media, and social media shape the public reaction to terrorism. The panel will also look at how to use strategic communications to build community resilience in the aftermath of an attack.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 

Food Disrupters And The Future Of Food– The Stimson Center
Time: 9:30-11am
Location: The Stimson Center1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20036(map)
The food industry is being revolutionized by entrepreneurs using food technology in innovative ways to address some of the most pressing threats to our modern society. Unprecedented integration of communities that traditionally stovepiped development, policy-making, scientific, and venture capitalists has led to an era of food disruption. These “disrupters” have moved beyond mass production to food start-ups and impact investing. Today new actors form the private sector will play an increasingly important role in ensuring the world develops additional food resources to keep pace with a burgeoning population. At this event co-hosted by the Stimson Center and Halcyon Incubator, Stimson board member Kris Balderston will moderate a discussion between leaders in the food industry on the role of food disruption in addressing the challenges of ending hunger and providing equitable access to food in the developing world. LIVESTREAM: A link to the event will be available on this page prior to the start of the event.
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Tackling The Root Causes Of Conflict In The Middle East– Atlantic Council
Time: 9am
Location: Atlantic Council1030 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA (map)
The decades-long unravelling of the economic and social fabric of the Middle East has played an instrumental role in the rise of civil strife. From undiversified economies and ineffective political institutions to inadequate education and youth unemployment, there are many root causes of conflict in the region.
Please join the Atlantic Council and Sweden’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a half-day conference that will explore the underlying causes of conflict in the Middle East and propose new ways to strengthen cooperation among the United States and its European allies in the region.
Annika Söder, Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, will deliver keynote remarks, followed by two panel discussions. A light breakfast will be served.
What happens in the Middle East will have major importance for the global system. An international peace settlement would help rebuild global cooperation and could be the first step toward a reinvigorated, rules-based order. Join our discussion to help shape and achieve this future scenario.
On Twitter? Follow @ACScowcroft and use #ACMideast

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Cyber Insecurity: Emerging Policy Tools In Cybersecurity– New America Foundation
Time: 10-11:30am
Location: New America740 15th St NW #900 Washington, D.C. 20005 (map)
The debate over policy approaches to cybersecurity standards in the public sector have tended to get bogged down in the merits of entirely public vs. private approaches. This panel explores a set of emerging policy tools with distinctly partnered public-private profiles: cyber safety standards in the automotive industry, cyber-insurance, consumer notification, and software vendor liability. Each of these ideas presents opportunities and challenges for policymakers, requiring us to look at the tradeoffs they embody. The panel will also discuss the state of affairs for making each of these tools an effective and reliable instrument of public policy.
Follow the conversation with #CyberInsecurity and @NewAmCyber.

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