Monday, April 18th, 2016
Security In Asia: The UK’s Approach– Center for Strategic and International Studies
Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036(map)
CSIS will host the United Kingdom’s Minister of State the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP for a speech on strategic security issues and the UK’s all-of-Asia approach. From the Korean peninsula to Southeast Asia, the UK has made significant diplomatic and security investments in the region as part of its all-of-Asia approach. For example, as the only western P5 member with an embassy in Pyongyang, the UK brings unique insight to international security efforts to counter the North Korean nuclear threat. Minister Swire will outline the UK’s role as a security actor in the region and the ways in which transatlantic dialogue and cooperation on Asia can ensure a more secure and prosperous world. Appointed September 2012, Minister Swire is responsible for UK policy toward Asia, the Pacific and the Americas, as well as public and commercial diplomacy. This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
How To Face Global Security Challenges In A Connected World?—US And Japanese Perspectives- The Stimson Center
Location: Stimson Center1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20036 (map)
RSVP HERE The 9-11 terrorist attack in 2001 was a rude awakening to the entire world that the nature of the global security challenges are fundamentally shifting. Now, in a world that has become increasingly interconnected, developments in one region has a rippling effect in other parts of the world. In today’s world, we see security challenges on multiple fronts—quagmire in the Middle East, Russia’s adventurism in Europe, and an emergence of China that may potentially challenge the existing order and norms that have kept peace in the Asia-Pacific region for the last several decades. How should the US and Japan respond to such challenges in an increasingly inter-connected world?
Private Sector Solutions For The Worldwide Refugee Crisis- Niskanen Center
Location: Dirksen Senate BuildingFirst St NE, Washington, DC 20002 (map)
The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II. The United States government has promised to increase refugee resettlement but so far has not delivered. One innovative solution would allow private individuals to fund or sponsor refugees for admission. The United States has a long history of private refugee resettlement that should act as inspiration for new private sector-driven refugee admissions. Come join us for a discussion on privately funded refugee resettlement and possible designs for such a program with a panel of refugee scholars. Continue reading “Week in DC: Events 4.18-22.2016”