Upcoming Events


DEFENDING SOVEREIGNTY AND INFORMATION SPACE

Sponsor: Atlantic Council
Speakers
: Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council; Amb. Victoria Nuland, Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, US Department of State, Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security; Thomas Rid, Professor of Strategic Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Gen. Riho Terras, Commander, Estonian Defence Forces
Moderator: H.E. Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador, Embassy of Estonia to the United States
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 11:30am-1:30pm EST
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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PDI SEMINAR SERIES – POLITICAL ADVERTISING

Sponsor: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Speaker
: Erika Franklin Fowler, Associate Professor of Government, Wesleyan University
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 4:15pm-6:15pm PST
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA
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THE UNITED STATES’ RETREAT FROM THE HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM

Sponsor: Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School
Speakers
: Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Keith Harper, Former US Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council
Moderator: Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Columbia Law School, Vice Chair, United Nations Human Rights Committee
Time and Location: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 12:00pm-1:10pm EST
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY
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CASES TO WATCH: NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE COURTS

Sponsor: Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law
Speakers
: Carrie Cordero, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel, Center for a New American Security, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center; Stephen I. Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law; Laura K. Donohue, Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Director, Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law
Time and Location: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 4:00pm EST
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC
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THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE VENEZUELAN DIASPORA

Sponsor: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Speakers
: Francisco Marquez, Executive Director, Vision Democratica Foundation; Alejandro Machado, Researcher, Zcash, CTO, Caracas Chronicles, cryptocurrency expert; Magaly Sanchez, Senior Researcher, Visiting Scholar, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
Moderator: Moises Rendon, Associate Director, Associate Fellow, Americas Program, CSIS
Time and Location: Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 10:30am-12:00pm EST
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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EVERYDAY DEFECTION AND SUPPORT UNDER AUTOCRACY

Sponsor: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Speaker
: Natalie Wenzell Letsa, Assistant Professor of Political Economy in the Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma
Time and Location: Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 12:00pm PST
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA
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COUNTERING ADVERSARY ATTACKS ON DEMOCRACY-IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT ELECTIONS

Sponsor: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Speakers
: Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from Virginia, Ranking Member—Select Committee on Intelligence; Harvey Rishikof, Advisory Board Chairman, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security
Moderator: Suzanne Spaulding, Senior Adviser, Homeland Security Program and International Security Program, CSIS; John J. Hamre, CSIS President and CEO, CSIS
Time and Location: Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm EST
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION AND THE RULE OF LAW AFTER CIVIL WAR

Sponsor: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Speaker
: Robert Blair, CISAC, Stanford University
Time and Location: Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 3:30pm-5:00pm PST
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA
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UNDERSTANDING RUSSIA’S DOMESTIC POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Sponsor: Atlantic Council
Speakers
: Mark Feygin, Former attorney for Pussy Riot and Nadya Savchenko; Maria Snegovaya, Adjunct Fellow, Center for European Policy and Analysis, Research Associate, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland; Ivan Tyutrin, Member, Forum of Free Russia
Moderator: Amb. John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Time and Location: Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 9:00am-10:30am EST
1030 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC
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CHALLENGING THE STATE? LEBANON’S CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS OF 2018

Sponsor: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School
Speaker
: Jeffrey G. Karam, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Lebanese American University, Associate, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Time and Location: Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 4:15pm-5:30pm EST
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA
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BOOK TALK: THE EMPTY THRONE: AMERICA’S ABDICATION OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

Sponsor: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School
Speaker
: Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 8:30am-10:00am EST
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA
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TRADE AND BORDERS: A RESET FOR U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA?

Sponsor: The Brookings Institution
Speakers
: Amb. Gerónimo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States; Earl Anthony “Tony” Wayne, Public Policy Fellow and Advisory Board Co-Chair, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Former Ambassador of the United States to Mexico
Moderator: Mireya Solís, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, The Brookings Institution; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, The Brookings Institution
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 9:30am-11:00am EST
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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THE FUTURE OF THE DEFENSE BUDGET

Sponsor: The Brookings Institution
Speakers
: Frank A. Rose, Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution; Jim Miller, President, Adaptive Strategies, LLC; Elaine Kamarck, Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Moderator: Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Director of Research, Foreign Policy, The Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair, The Brookings Institution
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 10:00am-12:00pm EST
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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THE PRINCIPLE OF PROPORTIONALITY UNDER IHL – LAUNCH OF THE ICRC INTERNATIONAL EXPERT MEETING REPORT

Sponsor: International Committee of the Red Cross
Speakers
: Marco Sassòli, Director of the Geneva Academy and Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva; Laurent Gisel, Senior Legal Adviser, ICRC; Brigadier General Kenneth Watkin, Former Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces; Christine Piltant, Deputy Director for International and European Law, Ministry of the Armed Forces, France
Moderator: Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy, ICRC
Time and Location: Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 5:00pm-6:30pm EST
17 Avenue de la Paix
Geneva, Switzerland
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2018 GLOBAL SECURITY FORUM: PROSPECTS AND PRIORITIES FOR U.S. GRAY ZONE COMPETITION

Sponsor: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Speakers
: David Cohen, Partner, WilmerHale, former Deputy Director, CIA, former Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic, Director, Europe Program; Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair; John J. Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS; Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director, International Security Program, CSIS; and more
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 9:00am-11:30am EST
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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SECRET DOCKETS, SECRET SEARCHES

Sponsor: Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
Speaker
: Stephen Wm. Smith, CIS Director, Fourth Amendment & Open Courts, former federal Judge
Time and Location: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 12:50pm-1:50pm PST
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA
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2018 NACDL CONFERENCE: COMBATTING THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

Sponsor: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Berkeley Center on Law and Technology
Speakers
: Esha Bhandari, Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project; Catherine Crump, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley School of Law; Michael Price, Senior Litigation Counsel, Fourth Amendment Center at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Matt Mitchell, Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech; Matt Cagle, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California; Hanni Fakhoury, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office (N.D. Cal.); Steven Renderos, Organizing Director, The Center for Media Justice (Oakland, CA); and more
Time and Location: Thursday, November 29-Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 7:30am-4:45pm PST
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA
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LAW AS DISCURSIVE RESOURCE: THE POLITICS OF THE NUCLEAR/NON-NUCLEAR DISTINCTION IN THE NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY

Sponsor: Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Speaker
: Sidra Hamidi, CISAC, Stanford University
Time and Location: Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 3:30pm-5:00pm PST
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA
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PROMOTING FAIRNESS, EQUITY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN TECH

Sponsor: Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Speakers
: Nani Jansen Reventlow, Founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, Associate Tenant, Doughty Street Chambers, Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School, Advisor, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School; Can Yeginsu, Barrister, 4 New Square Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London, Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Koç University Law School; Vivek Krishnamurthy, Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP, former Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, former Assistant Director, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School
Moderator: Jessica Fjeld, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, Assistant Director, Cyberlaw Clinic, Harvard Law School
Time and Location: Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm EST
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, WCC 3018
Cambridge, MA
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