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October 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E Street, NW

Ukraine on the Eve of Presidential Elections: A Repeat of 2004 or a New Chapter?


Taras Kuzio, Senior Fellow, Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto; Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University

This talk will analyze the current political situation in the Ukraine after five years of Victor Yushchenko's presidential rule and on the eve of the presidential elections on January 17, 2010 as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the main presidential candidates.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: ieresgwu@gwu.edu (attn. Oct.1)

Sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Petrach Program on Ukraine

Friday, October 2, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Correcting Global Imbalances: How Much Farther Do We Have to Go? A Discussion with Pulitzer Winner Steven Pearlstein


Steven Pearlstein, Business Columnist, The Washington Post; Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy, GW

A light lunch will be served.

RSVP: iiep@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Institute for International Economic Policy

Saturday, October 3, 2009
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

U.S. Foreign Policy in a Time of Change


Michael E. Brown, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

Dean Brown will examine the extraordinary foreign policy and international challenges facing the United States and the world.  
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Followed by a brief reception.

Please note: This event is hosted in conjunction with Alumni Weekend 2009 and registration is required. A $15.00 fee, per registration, entitles you to access to three days of events and activities, including the U.S. Foreign Policy in a Time of Change discussion and reception.

RSVP:
You must register to attend this event. Please use the link provided to register for this event: www.alumniconnections.com

Sponsored by The Elliott School and GW Office of Alumni Relations

Monday, October 5, 2009
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Marvin Center, Room 403
800 21st Street, NW

New Approaches to U.S. Global Outreach: Smart Power on the Front Lines of Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication


Opening Remarks:
Bruce Gregory, Adjunct Professor, GW

Panel 1: Engaging Global Publics in the Obama Era - Can the Interagency Respond?
Rosa Brooks, Senior Advisor, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

John Carman, Director, Strategic Communication, SOCOM

Daniel Silverburg, Counsel, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Daniel Sreebny, Director, Global Engagement Center, Department of State

Moderator:
Kristin Lord, Center for a New American Security

Panel 2: Ground Truth - How Civilian and Military Communicators Shape the Opinion Landscape
Ciara Knudson, Office of Post-Conflict Stabilization and Reconstruction, Department of State

Maj. Edward Fischer, PSYOP Operations Officer, SOCOM

Aaron Snipe, Foreign Service Officer, Department of State; former Iraq PRT PD Officer

Mark Swayne, AFRICOM Liaison Office, Department of Defense

Moderator:
Sean Aday, Institute for Public Diplomacy and Gloabl Communication, GW

RSVP: IPDGC@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, the Public Affairs Project, and the Public Diplomacy Project

Monday, October 5, 2009
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Room 505
1957 E Street, NW

CANCELLED Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies lecture: Dr. Bujar Bukoshi


Dr. Bujar Bukoshi, Member of Parliament in the newly independent state of Kosova; former Prime Minister of the Kosova Government-in-Exile (1991-1999); co-founder of the Kosovar Albanian independence movement, which became the Democratic League of Kosova (LDK) political party

<b>This event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.</b>

RSVP: ieresgwu@gwu.edu (Attn. Oct. 5) by Thursday, October 1

Sponsored by The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Monday, October 5, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Security Policy Forum: The War in Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges


The Military Situation
Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Training Indigenous Forces
Lt. Gen. James Dubik (US Army, Ret.), Commander of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq (2007-08); Senior Fellow, Institute for the Study of War

The Counterinsurgency Approach
John Nagl, President, Center for a New American Security

Moderated by:
Marc Lynch, Director, Institute for Middle East Studies, GW

RSVP: spf@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Security Policy Forum, the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, and the Institute for Middle East Studies

Monday, October 5, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Lens on Latin America: Democracy and Honduras


Matthew Bohn, Chief of Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Cynthia McClintock, Director, Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program, GW

Peter Meyer, Analyst on Honduran Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

No RSVP is needed for this event.

Sponsored by the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program and the Organization of Latino American Students

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The State Room, 7th floor
1957 E Street, NW

The 2009 Northeast Asian Women's Peace Conference: Negotiating Regional Peace, Reconciliation and Cooperation


Women's voices are important but have often gone unheard during the Six Party Talks and the U.S.-DPRK talks on the future of the Korean Peninsula. This conference, in contrast, brings together a diverse group of Asian and American women speakers from civil society and government to address peace and security issues in Northeast Asia. The conference will provide a space for discussion of steps to reduce military tension and build peace in Northeast Asia and ways to realize UNSCR 1325, which recognized "the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building and stressing the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security."<br/><br/>
<b>10:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Introduction and Welcoming Remarks</b><br/><br/>

<b>10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Session I</b><br/><br/>

"Peace and Stability in Korea and Northeast Asia and the Role of the United States"<br/>
<b>Hazel Smith</b>, Professor of Security and Resilience, Head of the Resilence Center, Department of Applied Science, Security and Resilience, Cranfield University<br/><br/>

"Women's Perspectives on the Peaceful Settlement of Conflict in Korea and Northeast Asia"<br/>
<b>Myungsook Han</b>, Former Prime Minister of South Korea<br/><br/>

Moderator: <b>Cora Weiss</b>, President, Hague Appeal for Peace<br/><br/>
<b>12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Luncheon</b><br/><br/>

<b>1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Session II: Country Reports on Building Peace in Northeast Asia</b><br/><br/>

China: <b>Sun Jisheng</b>, Dean of the Department of English and International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University<br/><br/>

Japan: <b>Kozue Akibayashi</b>, International Vice President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and Associate Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University<br/><br/>

Russia: <b>Lebedeva Nina Boresovna</b>, Member of the Women's Union of Russia, Leading Scholar at the Institute of Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences<br/><br/>

United States: <b>Karen Jacob</b>, Chair, Women's Action for New Directions<br/><br/>

South Korea: <b>Jeong Sook Hahn</b>, Board member, Women Making Peace and Professor, Department of Western History, Seoul National University<br/><br/>

Moderator: <b>Patricia Morris</b>, Executive Director, PeacexPeace<br/><br/>

<b>5:00-6:00 p.m.: Closing Session</b><br/><br/>
"Women's Role in Peace Making"<br/>
<b>Ambassador Melanne S. Verveer</b>, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

A reception will follow the closing session.

RSVP: gsigur@gwu.edu with your name, organization/GW affiliation, and e-mail by Friday, October 2, 2009. Please also indicate which sessions you plan to attend, including the luncheon.

Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, The Hague Appeal for Peace, International Women's Tribune Center, Peace X Peace, Women's Action for New Directions, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom International, Women's International League for Peac

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E Street, NW

The Lisbon Treaty, Ireland and the Future of the European Union


Marian Harkin, Member of the European Parliament, since 2002

RSVP: peers@gwu.edu (Attn. Oct 6)

Sponsored by the Professionals in European, Eurasian and Russian Studies

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

City View Room, 7th floor
1957 E Street, NW

Distinguished Women in International Affairs: Women's Role in Peace Making


Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at-large for Global Women's Issues

A reception will follow.

The Distinguished Women in International Affairs series is presented with the generous support of Jack and Pam Cumming.

RSVP: rsvpesia@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Distinguished Women in International Affairs series, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and the Organizing Committee of the North East Asian Women's Peace Conference

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


1957 E Street, NW

Open House for Prospective Graduate Students


This event is for prospective graduate students interested in learning about an Elliott School education.

Please use this link to register to attend the open house: Elliott School Office of Graduate Admission

Sponsored by the Elliott School, Office of Graduate Admissions

Thursday, October 8, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Maurice East Conference Room, Suite 501
1957 E Street, NW

Political Demography of Conflict in Modern Africa


Elliott Green, London School of Economics

The paper being discussed at this event is available on the Institute for Global and International Studies website at: <a href="http://www.gwu.edu/~igis/"> www.gwu.edu/~igis</a>.

RSVP: igis@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Institute for Global and International Studies

Thursday, October 8, 2009
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Young Professionals in International Affairs


A panel discussion featuring four young women who are in the midst of starting their careers at the State Department, FBI, or getting an MA degree. The goal of this panel is to inform and advise undergraduate men and women on International Affairs careers for post-graduation.

Light refreshments will be served.

This is event is only open to GW students.

For questions please contact iakarmanova@gmail.com

Sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Middle East Policy Forum: Palestinians in Israel: Predicaments, Opportunities, and Challenges


Raef Zreik, Georgetown University

Ori Nir, Americans for Peace Now

Moderator:
Adina Friedman, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, GW

Speakers will discuss the relationship between the Jewish majority and Palestinians in the state of Israel.  They will look at the predicaments and challenges inherent in this relationship for both Jews and Palestinians, and at the challenges and possibilities that lie ahead.

The Middle East Policy Forum is presented with the generous support of Exxon Mobil.

RSVP: rsvpimes@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Middle East Policy Forum and the Institute for Middle East Studies

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Where Are The Jobs, DC? - Tips for a Successful Job Search in Washington, DC


Politico says "In DC, what recession?"  The rest of the country is suffering 9.5 percent national unemployment and in metro DC we see only a 6.2 rate of unemployment.  That's the good news, so now where are the jobs for those people who need them?
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 A panel of experts on employment in metro DC will discuss employment opportunities in Washington DC and give participants insight into where the jobs are, how to apply for them, and discover the hidden job market.

RSVP:
You must register to attend this event. Please use the link provided to register for this event: www.alumniconnections.com

Sponsored by The Elliott School and GW Alumni Association

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW

The Sound of Ecstasy and Nectar of Enlightenment: Buddist Ritual Song and Dance from Korea


Experience rarely seen ceremonies of ancient Korean Buddhism, performed in full costume by the Young San Preservation Group from Korea.  The ritualized dances, known as chakpop, are accompanied by pomp'ae, mesmerizing vocal chants that facilitate contemplation and spiritual growth.  Musicians accompany the chants and dances on an array of traditional drums, cymbals, and gongs.

Free tickets will be required. You can reserve tickets via Ticketmaster's website or by calling Ticketmaster at (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328, or (703) 573-7328.

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Smithsonian Institution, in cooperation with the Korea Society and in conjunction with GW's Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in Korean Humanities.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Room B17
1957 E Street, NW

Social Entrepreneurship and You


Josh Tetrick, social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker

Mr. Tetrick will discuss his unique career path within social enterprise, highlighting his experience in the international development field.

No RSVP is needed for this event. Please direct questions about this event to: gwsocialenterprise@gmail.com.

Sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Sorority, and the GW Social Enterprise Forum

Thursday, October 15, 2009
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM

The State Room, 7th floor
1957 E Street, NW

Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Model of Democratic and Pluralist Society


His Excellency President Zeljko Komsic, Chairman and Croat member of Bosnia and Herzegovina's tripartite Presidency

Following the 64th United Nations General Assembly session in New York, President Komsic will discuss issues including: diversity and tolerance in Bosnia and Herzegovina; his country's evolving role within the international community; state-building and nation-building policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina; democratization and rule of law efforts in the country; the current political climate; the effects of the global financial crisis on the state; and Bosnia and Herzegovina's process of integration into the European Union and NATO.

RSVP: ieresgwu@gwu.edu (Attn. Oct 15) by Wednesday, October 14

Sponsored by The Elliott School of International Affairs, the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and Professionals in European, Eurasian and Russian Studies

Thursday, October 15, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Monroe Hall, Room 428
2115 G Street, NW

Democracy and the Uneven Playing Field


Lucan A. Way, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Univerity of Toronto

Even in the absence of serious civil liberties violations or election fraud, certain countries with extreme forms of incumbent advantage should not be considered democratic. In such regimes, (i.e. Botswana, Mexico and Taiwan in the 1990s) extreme advantages in access to financial resources, state institutions, and the media seriously compromise democratic competition to a degree not found in developed democracies. More generally, we suggest that too much attention has been paid in regime studies to civil liberties violation and election fraud. In the post Cold War era especially opposition is often more undermined by the uneven playing field than by other types of abuse.

Sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Institute for Global and International Studies, and the Comparative Politics Workshop

Thursday, October 15, 2009
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213
1957 E Street, NW

Ambassadors Forum: Challenges Facing Pakistan


His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth, John O. Rankin Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs, GW

RSVP: rsvpesia@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Ambassadors Forum

Friday, October 16, 2009
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Palestine: What We Know - an IMES-PARC Research Conference


This conference, featuring a special talk by Rashid Khalidi, will be a multi-disciplinary survey of the state of scholarship on Palestine. It will discuss what we know, what we don't know, and what obstacles we need to overcome in order to advance the field of Palestinian Studies.


9:30 - 11:30am:
Palestinian Politics and Economics: What Can Scholars Know?
Nathan Brown, George Washington University
Charles Butterworth, University of Maryland - College Park

The Palestinian Political System in the 21st Century: A Research Agenda
Mouin Rabbani, Editor, Middle East Report

The Meaning of Palestinian Economic Development
Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts - Boston

Political Science and Palestine, between Politics and Science
Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University

11:30 - 11:50am: Coffee Break

11:50 - 1:20pm:
Palestine through an Interdisciplinary Lens: Anthropology, Gender, and Conflict Studies
Julie Peteet, Louisville University

Displaced States: Themes in the Anthropology of Palestine
Ilana Feldman, George Washington University

Creative Activism: Popular Resistance in Palestine
Julie Norman, Concordia University

Retelling the Past/ Reconstructing the Present: Gendering the Narratives of Four Generations of Palestinian Women in Israel
Isis Nusair, Denison University

1:20 - 2:05pm: Lunch

2:05 - 3:35pm:
Palestinian History: Sources, Concepts, and Methods
Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University
Shira Robinson, George Washington University

Citizenship, Sovereignty and its Absences after 1948 and 1967
Shira Robinson, George Washington University

Ottoman Palestine into the 21st Century
Michelle Campos, University of Florida

Palestine's Arab Community under British Rule: Prospects for Future Research
Awad Halabi, Wright State University

3:35 - 4:00pm: Break

4:00 - 5:00pm: Keynote Address
The State of Palestinian Studies
Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University

5:00 - 6:30pm: Reception hosted by PARC
Special thank you to Omar Kader for sponsoring the reception.

Registration is required to attend this event.

To RSVP for the Conference, Khalidi Lecture, and Reception --
Please send RSVP to: rsvpimes@gwu.edu Subject: IMES-PARC Conference FULL DAY

To RSVP for the Khalidi Lecture and Reception ONLY --
Please send RSVP to: rsvpimes@gwu.edu Subject: Khalidi Lecture

Sponsored by the Institute for Middle East Studies and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)

Friday, October 16, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Monroe Hall, Room 428
2115 G Street, NW

Crisis, Participation and Democracy in the Andes


Maxwell A. Cameron, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Jennifer McCoy, Director of the Americas Program, Carter Center

Eric Hershberg, Director of Latin American Studies, Simon Fraser University

No RSVP is needed to attend this event. If you have questions about this event, please contact: lahsp@gwu.edu.

Sponsored by the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program

Saturday, October 17, 2009
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Room 113
1957 E Street, NW

Representing Korea's Visual Culture and Heritage: Defining Identity through the Aesthetic Qualities of Korean Art


This event is the 17th Annual Hahn Moo Sook Colloquium.

<u>8:30-9:00 AM: Coffee and Pastry</u>
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<u>9:00 - 9:15 AM: Welcoming Remarks</u>
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<b>Ed Able</b>, advisor and consultant to museums, associations, foundations and philanthropic organizations; past president and CEO, American Association of Museums
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<u>9:20 AM to 10:30 AM: Session I</u>
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<b>Paul Michael Taylor</b>, Director, Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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<i>"Representing Korean Visual Culture to 'Other' Audiences: Opening the Korea Gallery in Washington, DC"</i><br /><br />
<b>Cheeyun Kwon</b>, Former Curator of Korean art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
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<i>"Presenting Korean Art in an Asian Context: Two Case Studies at Two Asian Art Museums in the U.S."</i>
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Chair: <br />
<b>R. Richard Grinker</b>, Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences, GW
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<u>10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Session II</u>
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<b>Hyun-key Kim Hogarth</b>, Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute
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<i>"Revival of Once-Lost Cultural Heritage: From Subversion to Cultural Nationalism"</i>
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<b>Tom Vick</b>, Film Programmer, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution
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<i>"Defining Korean Identity Through Film"</i>
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Chair: <br/>
<b>Gregg Brazinsky</b>, Assistant Professor of History and International Affairs, GW
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<u>12:00 - 1:00 PM: Luncheon</u><br />The City View Room, 7th Floor
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<u>1:15 - 2:30 PM: Session III & General Discussion</u>
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<b>Christine Kim</b>, Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of History, Georgetown University
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<b>Robert C. Provine</b>, Professor in the School of Music, University of Maryland
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<b>Lenore D. Miller</b>, Director of University Art Galleries and Chief Curator, GW
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Chair: <br />
<b>Young-Key Kim-Renaud</b>, Professor of Korean Language and Culture and International Affairs; Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, GW

RSVP: kimrenau@gwu.edu with your name, organization/GW affiliation, and e-mail. RSVP is required.

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Ethnographic Research

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

City View Room, 7th floor
1957 E Street, NW

Washington, DC - APSIA Fair


APSIA is the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.
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Interested in pursuing a career with an international focus?  APSIA represents the leading schools of international affairs around the world.  Meet with member representatives at the APSIA fair to learn more.

RSVP:
You must register to attend this event. Please use the link provided to register for this event: www.apsia.org

Sponsored by the Elliott School and APSIA

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Available via live Web cast.

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism


Bob Graham, former U.S. Senator; Chair, WMD Commission

Jim Talent, former U.S. Senator; Vice-Chair, WMD Commission

Moderator:
Frank Cilluffo, Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute

Congress established a bipartisan Commission to address the grave threat that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction pose to the United States.  In December 2008, the Commission published its report, <i>World at Risk</i>, which identified specific recommendations to make the U.S. safer, more secure, and more prepared.  At this event, the Commission will discuss their interim progress report.

This event is being provided by Web cast.

A link to watch this event via your own computer will be available on the Elliott School's homepage on the day of the event.


For more information about the Homeland Security Policy Institute, visit their website: www.gwumc.edu/hspi

Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Homeland Security Policy Institute

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Room 113
1957 E Street, NW

A Poetry Reading with Yevgeny Yevtushenko


World-famous Russian poet, <b>Yevgeny Yevtushenko</b>, will read select works of poetry in English at the only public appearance during his Washington, DC visit.

Reception to follow.

Registration is required. Please register at: www.russianpoet.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by GW's Office of University Events, the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, and the Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department

Thursday, October 22, 2009
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

State Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street, NW

Human Trafficking in South and Southeast Asia


Sina Vann, a Vietnamese woman who was trafficked to Cambodia for sex slavery when she was 13. She was eventually rescued from the brothel by one of Cambodia's most prominent trafficking NGOs, the Somaly Mam Foundation. With only a third grade education, she is now completing her schooling and serves as one of the Somaly Mam Foundation's most effective spokespeople, speaking for those still trapped in slavery.

Veero, held with her family in debt bondage in Pakistan and forced to work off a falsified debt for a local farmer. She eventually made a daring escape past armed guards and staged a three-day sit-in at the local police station until authorities agreed to rescue her family from bonded labor. She has gone on to help more than 700 bonded laborers escape from their traffickers. She has founded an organization called Saath Saharoo Society ("Help Together") to help free Pakistanis trapped in slavery.

Discussant:
Laura Lederer, former Senior Director of Global Projects, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State

Moderator:
Shawn McHale, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GW

RSVP: gsigur@gwu.edu with your name, organization/ GW affiliation, and e-mail by October 21.

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Thursday, October 22, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Maurice East Conference Room, Suite 501
1957 E Street, NW

Unexpected Bedfellow: The GATT, the WTO and Some Democratic Rights


Susan Ariel Aaronson, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, GW

A copy of the paper is available online at http://www.gwu.edu/~igis/

RSVP: igis@gwu.edu

Sponsored by The Institute for Global and International Studies

Thursday, October 22, 2009
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Dean's Conference Room, Suite 401
1957 E Street, NW

Whither NATO? The U.S. of Force in Transatlantic Relations


David Dunn, Reader, School of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Birmingham (UK)

Coffee and cookies provided, feel free to being a lunch.

RSVP: security@gwu.edu

Sponsored by Security Policy Program and the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies

Thursday, October 22, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Ambassadors Forum: A Conversation with Ambassador Jorge Bolanos


Ambassador Jorge Bolanos, Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section

RSVP: lahsp@gwu.edu with your name, organization/ GW affiliation, and email

Sponsored by the Ambassadors Forum and the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program

Thursday, October 22, 2009
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Nuclear Futures: The Prospects for Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament


Ambassador Abdallah Baali, Ambassador of Algeria to the United States; President of the 2000 NPT Review Conference

Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund; author, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons

Charles Glaser, Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, U.S. Department of State

Moderator:
Michael E. Brown, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

RSVP: rsvpesia@gwu.edu

Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs

Monday, October 26, 2009
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

The Proliferation Consequences of Laser Enrichment Technology


Panelists will include:
James Acton, Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

John Ahearne, Former Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Charles Ferguson, Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations

The panel will discuss the pending Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license application for a proposed laser enrichment facility in Wilmington, North Carolina and the impact of this technology on U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: johan.bergenas@miis.edu

Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs, the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Monday, October 26, 2009
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Piracy on the High Seas


Rear Admiral Jane Dalton (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ms. Dalton will speak on modern issues of combating piracy in Somalia and elsewhere. <br /><br />
Followed by a light reception.<br /><br /><b>This event is off-the-record.</b>

No RSVP is needed to attend this event. If you have questions, please contact: DPEprofessional@gmail.com.

Sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon, Professional Foreign Service Fraternity

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E Street, NW

U.S. Policy Directions on Taiwan


Bernard Cole, Professor of International History, National War College

Alan Romberg, Distinguished Fellow and Director, East Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson Center

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Professor of History, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Moderator:
Edward McCord, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, GW

Luncheon: 12:00 - 12:30 PM
Roundtable: 12:30 - 2:00 PM

RSVP: gsigur@gwu.eduwith your name, organization/GW affiliation, and e-mail.

Sponsored by Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street, NW

Secrets of Securing and Maintaining a Security Clearance


If you'll be working for or with the federal government, you may require a security clearance. Learn about the security clearance process, the obstacles that graduates run into, and what you can do now to avoid them. Specifically:
* What is a security clearance (vs. a background investigation)?
* The process for obtaining a clearance
* The various levels and types of clearances
* Things that negatively impact receiving a clearance
* What to do if denied a security clearance
*The impact of college debt on a security clearance

This event is open to Elliott School graduate students only.

Please RSVP through the Elliott School Career Connection (ESCC) at:http://elliottschoolcc.com.

Sponsored by the Security Policy Studies program and Graduate Student Career Development

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Room 505
1957 E Street, NW

Film: Operation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority


A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict -- Occupation 101 presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions.

The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets.

No RSVP is required for this event.

Sponsored by the Conflict Resolution Forum

Thursday, October 29, 2009
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213
1957 E Street, NW

Space Policy Institute: featuring Charles Elachi


Charles Elachi, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Vice President, California Institute of Technology

Hosted by:
Colleen Hartman, Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, GW

No RSVP is needed to attend this event. If you have questions about this event, please contact: Dan Hendrickson at dbh@gwu.edu.

Sponsored by the Space Policy Institute

Friday, October 30, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Room 505
1957 E Street, NW

Euthanasia, Social Death and U.S. Health Care Reform: Policy Lessons from The Netherlands


Frances Norwood, Director of Research, Inclusion Research Institute

Dr. Norwood is a medical anthropologist.  Her talk is based on extensive fieldwork in The Netherlands which led to a book called <i>The Maintenance of Life: Preventing Social Death through Euthanasia Talk and End-of-Life Care--Lessons from The Netherlands</i> (Carolina Academic Press, 2009).  Dr. Norwood will discuss her findings about end-of-life care in The Netherlands and implications for U.S. health care reform.

RSVP: Graham Hough-Cornwell at ghcornwell@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) seminar series