Week in DC: Events 10.31-11.4.2016

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Nuclear Arms Control Choices For The Next Administration– Brookings Institution
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Brookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC (map)
Nuclear arms control has been a feature on the U.S.-Soviet/Russian agenda for nearly five decades. While discussions between Washington and Moscow currently are at a standstill, the limitations, transparency, and predictability provided by agreements such as the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty are more important than ever in times of tense bilateral relations. The next U.S. president and her or his administration will face a number of choices about nuclear weapons, nuclear policy, and arms control. On October 31, the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative will host a discussion on nuclear arms control choices for the next administration. Following the discussion, the speakers will take questions from the audience.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
2nd International Who’s Who in One Health Webinar – Don’t miss the One Health Commissions’ upcoming webinar on November 4th, 2016. This webinar is a great place to take part in dialogue with One Health leaders, advocates, professionals, and students The webinar is set to start at 7:45am EST and seeks to create new strategic partnerships and networks for collective, purposeful and coordinated action and educate participants about the One Health paradigm and ways of thinking towards improved health outcomes
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
ISIS: The Day After Defeat– Atlantic Council
Time: noon
Location: Atlantic Council1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor (map)
Iraqi and Kurdish forces are closing in on Mosul, a major Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) stronghold in Iraq. Taking the city would seriously degrade ISIS territorial control in northern Iraq and force the organization to fall back into Syria. Meanwhile, ISIS is also experiencing rapid territorial loss in Syria to the Syrian Kurds, who recently captured Manbij, and to elements of the Free Syrian Army, which recently took Dabiq with Turkish support. In addition, there has been talk about an offensive on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de-facto capital city in Syria.
With the territorial defeat of ISIS apparently approaching, one key question stands out: What will become of ISIS after military defeat? The panelists will discuss the current developments in the war against ISIS and the tactics the group may adopt after it is ousted from Mosul and challenged in Raqqa.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Employment Information Session– Institute of World Politics
Time: 4pm
Location: Institute of World Politics1521 16th Street NW Washington, DC (map)
The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is hiring, and representatives from this agency will be at The Institute of World Politics to discuss their mission, work, and the positions they are hiring for to work on countering and defeating the terrorist threat in the United States and around the world.
NOTE: This presentation is only open to United States Citizens.

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Myanmar’s Difficult Path Toward Peace– United States Institute of Peace
Time: 10am-noon
Location: US Institute of Peace2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. (map)
In October 2015, several of Myanmar’s ethnic armed organizations signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the government of former President Thein Sein. Since taking office in March, Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has likewise made peace its priority. It convened its 21st Century Panglong Conference in August, bringing nearly all of the country’s ethnic armed groups into a nascent dialogue process. Since then, fighting in Shan, Kachin, and Karen states has expanded, and fresh clashes in Rakhine state continue to undermine trust and confidence in the process. USIP will gather leading observers of Myanmar’s peace effort to assess its state of play in all its complexity. What are the prospects for a viable dialogue? What are the obstacles and opportunities?  And what is the appropriate role of the international community in assisting the process?

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