Week in DC: Events 11.7-11.11.2016

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Enhancing U.S.-Georgia Security Cooperation: The Way Forward– Heritage Foundation
Time: 10:30-11:30am
Location: Heritage Foundation214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (map)
Located in the South Caucasus, Georgia sits at a crucial geographical and cultural crossroads and has proven to be strategically important for military and economic reasons for centuries. Today, Georgia’s strategic location is also important to the United States. In 2008 Georgia was promised eventual membership at the NATO summit in Bucharest. Since then few countries in the Euro-Atlantic region express as much enthusiasm for NATO as Georgia – even though it is not yet inside NATO. After the Russian invasion in 2008 and the subsequent Russian occupation of 20 percent of Georgia’s territory, Georgia has transformed its military and has contributed thousands of troops to overseas military operations – all in the hopes of speeding up its application to join NATO. What is Georgia’s prospect of joining the Alliance? How will the new Georgian government and the next U.S. president handle the issue of NATO membership? Join us as we address these issues and more.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
U.S. Election – Go Vote! 
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Biodefense Master’s Open Houses
We invite you to attend an open house to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government. The session will provide an overview of our master’s degree programs, an introduction to our world-class faculty and research, and highlights of the many ways we position our students for success in the classroom and beyond. Our admissions and student services staff will be on hand to answer your questions.

  • Thursday, November 10: 6:30pm-8:30pm—Master’s Open House, Founders Hall, Room 126

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Putin’s Propaganda Machine And Possible U.S. Responses– Institute of World Politics
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: Institute of World Politics1521 16th Street NW Washington, DC (map)
About the discussion: Amb. Courtney and Dr. Paul will discuss the themes in their recent article, “Firehose of Falsehoods: Russian propaganda is pervasive, and America is behind the power curve in countering it.” They will refer to the RAND Corporation report on “The Russian ‘Firehose of Falsehood’ Propaganda Model: Why It Might Work and Options to Counter It.”

Friday, November 11th, 2016
Tom Hayden: Celebrating His Life Of Peace And Progress– Institute for Policy Studies
Time– 7-9pm
Location: Institute for Policy Studies1025 5th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 United States (map)
Tom Hayden was a leader, a teacher, a visionary, and a very dear friend. Busboys and PoetsProgressive Democrats of AmericaPeople Demanding ActionCodePink, and Institute for Policy Studies present a celebration of his life of peace and progress. Join Andy Shallal, Medea Benjamin, Donna Smith, Andrea Miller, Phyllis Bennis, Steve Cobble, and more!

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