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15 February 2018

February 20: CSIS - Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts

February 20: CSIS - Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts

With the rise of great power competition comes the possibility of great power surprise in four dimensions: strategic, technological, doctrinal, and diplomatic. Although some surprise is inevitable, defeat is not. Please join us for the release of the CSIS study Avoiding Coping with Strategic Surprise in Great Power Conflicts and a panel discussion on how the United States can better anticipate and adapt to the unexpected.

Where: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC 20036

When: Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am

Costs: Free, registration required

 
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15 February 2018

February 22: Perspectives on Resilience and Sustainability

February 22: Perspectives on Resilience and Sustainability

The Environment & Sustainability Workgroup is delighted to host a panel discussion which will explore various views on resilience and how resilience links to sustainability. Resilience is a concept and approach that has gained ground in development circles recently but has deep roots in other areas. Panelists will discuss organizational approaches to resilience (USAID), the relationship between rights (both property and procedural) and resilience, and the psychological aspects of individual and community resilience. Finally we will talk about how well these viewpoints are integrated in development efforts, and how development organizations and practitioners might move forward.

Where: Society for International Development - Washington Chapter, 1129 20th St NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20036

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Cost: Free, registration required


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15 February 2018

March 15: Rumi Forum - Jews - A Success Story: How a Minority Survived Centuries of Persecution and Thrived in the Modern West

March 15: Rumi Forum - Jews-A Success Story: How a Minority Survived Centuries of Persecution and Thrived in the Modern West

Over time, Jews have endured great hardships and overcome challenging obstacles in order to be a successful minority religion in the West. Today, Jews make up roughly 2% of the total population in North America while other Western countries such as France (2%), and the United Kingdom (2%) retain similar shares of the global Jewish Population. In this talk, presented by the Rumi Forum, Professor Robert Eisen will share insights from a book he is currently writing about this occurrence. 

Where: Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

When: Thursday, March 15th, 2018, 11:45 am-1:10 pm

Cost: Free, registration required 


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15 February 2018

April 4-7 - American Society of International Law: Annual Meeting

April 4-7 - American Society of International Law Annual Meeting

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) will host its 2018 Annual Meeting on the theme, “International Law in Practice,” in Washington, DC, April 4-7. ASIL’s 112th Meeting will focus on international law in action: how and by whom international law is made, shaped, and carried out, both formally and informally; how it is taught; how the practices of international institutions, law firms, companies, not-for-profit organizations, government offices, and militaries generate international rules; how and in what ways states and other actors interact; and how participants deploy international legal arguments. Keynote speakers will include Dapo Akande, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford; Joan E. Donoghue, International Court of Justice; Christopher Greenwood, International Court of Justice; Meg Kinnear, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes; and many more.


Where:  Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

When:  April 4-7, 2018

Cost: Varies.  Early Bird Registration Now Open.

 
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06 April 2018

Delta Phi Epsilon Annual Symposium

Join the Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Affairs Council for its inaugural Symposium, a day-long conference on international politics, security, and trade. This year’s theme, “Assessing Shifts in the International Order” will explore the impact of revisionist powers, non-state actors, and technology on global and domestic affairs alike. Panel and debate topics include the future of American global leadership; cryptocurrency in the international financial system; the future of international institutions; and countering terrorism and violent extremism.

Where: Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW, Washington DC

When: April 6, 2018

Cost: Varies. Registration required.

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23 April 2018

April 26: Washington Center - The Stars Aligned for Peace: The Celestial Sphere Restoration Project

At a time when people around the world are questioning the value of international institutions, it is good to remember why the leaders of the world concluded after the First World War that we needed an institution like the United Nations.  The “Celestial Sphere” was installed at the Geneva headquarters of the League of Nations in 1939 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the League.  This large outdoor sculpture is being restored in time for the centennial of the League of Nations in 2019.  


Robert A. Enholm, an alumnus of UC Davis and UC Berkeley, will give a presentation entitled “The Stars Aligned for Peace:  The Celestial Sphere Restoration Project" 


When:    Thursday, April 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm  
Where:   University of California, Washington Center auditorium 


Bob is currently living in Geneva, Switzerland, and working for the United Nations on the "Celestial Sphere Restoration Project."   The Celestial Sphere is the masterwork of American sculptor Paul Manship, a leader in the Art Deco movement and known for his "Prometheus" at Rockefeller Center in New York City.  The Celestial Sphere broadly symbolizes international cooperation and the universal quest for global peace.  It is a modern day icon of the United Nations and International Geneva.   


Previously Bob served for four years as the director of the President Woodrow Wilson House, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. 


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