Week in DC: Events 11.14-18.2016

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Global Security: Russia, China, Europe And Latin America– Center for Economic and Policy Research
Time: 9-10am
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA(map)
Following one of the most unusual presidential and congressional elections in US history, a panel of senior specialists will present ideas for improving prospects for peace, and growth with fairness for all Americans. The topic of the panel, part of the Economists for Peace and Security Symposium: Policy Challenges for the New US President, is “Global Security: Russia, China, Europe and Latin America.”

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 Spillover: Zika, Ebola, And Beyond Film Screening And Discussion- National Museum of Natural History
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: National Museum of Natural History10th Street & Constitution Ave, NW Washington D.C(map)
Room: Baird Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Over the last half century, a number of diseases have spilled over from animals to humans with increasing frequency. What’s behind the rise in spillover diseases? What can we do to stop them? PBS documentary Spillover, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, is a harrowing documentary that follows scientists into the world’s hot zones in a search for answers. And it does so while providing much needed scientific context for the most recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks. The film extends to the new frontiers of disease detection, prevention, and containment, and travels the world with virus hunters who are tracking old enemies while vigilantly looking out for new foes. A discussion after the screening will focus on Zika and how scientists have tracked the disease globally and locally, how the disease affects people, and what we need to know to help manage and prevent an outbreak in DC and beyond.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 Third Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health
Time: 10:30am-5:30pm
Location:  Schar School of Policy and Government, Founders Hall
Speakers include experts from organizations such as the Association of Public Land Grant UniversitiesBread for the World, the International Medical Corps and the US Agency for International Development: Academics will discuss their research on Food Security with an eye to improving access, addressing challenges and developing partnerships to improve global food security and related health outcomes. Organized with the support of the Center for Strategic and International StudiesThe Farm Journal FoundationThe Global Harvest Initiative, Policy Studies OrganizationWorld Medical & Health Policyjournal; Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George MasonUniversity; American Public University; and World Food Policy. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Professor Bonnie Stabile bstabile@gmu.edu with any questions.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Defense One Summit- Government Executive
Time: 7:15am-5:45pm
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA (map)
Join Defense One on Thursday, November 17, for the 4th Annual Defense One Summit as global security leaders gather to explore three main themes — Crisis, Conflict, and Continuity — as the American presidency shifts to a new commander in chief.

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Cybersecurity In The New Administration: Looking Beyond The First 100 Days- Bipartisan Policy Center
Time: 9-10:30am
Location: Bipartisan Policy Center1225 I Street, NW Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20005(map)
After recent headlines on government and corporate data breaches and an election cycle filled with unprecedented cybersecurity concerns, from hacked email accounts to threats of vote tampering, the American public’s awareness of cyber threats has never been higher. But can that attention be mobilized now to make progress in updating the nation’s cyber strategy? With the many challenges facing the new administration, a unique opportunity presents itself to both act quickly and decisively while also providing innovative ideas that could build an effective plan to prevent, respond to, and recover from increasingly prevalent cyber risks and vulnerabilities. Join the University of California Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and Bipartisan Policy Center for a discussion on innovative approaches to upcoming challenges in cybersecurity. The event will be streamed live on this page. To view the video, please use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive

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