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Friday, July 3rd
China and the Mediterranean Region Beyond the Pandemic | 11:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the German Marshall Fund
Agatha Kratz, Associate Director, Rhodium Group; Jonathan Fulton, Assistant Professor, Zayed University; Jennifer Bouey, Senior Policy Researcher & Tang Chair in China Policy Studies, RAND; and moderator, Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF Asia Program | REGISTER
Monday, July 6th
Xinjiang Under Surveillance | 11:00 AM EDT
Hosted by Asia Society
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, investigative journalist, Axios and Megha Rajagopalan, international correspondent, Buzz Feed News, Asia 21 Young Leader | REGISTER
Tuesday, July 7th
Great Power Competition | 9:00 AM EDT
Hosted by CSIS
Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Public Policy Analyst and Senior Economic Advisor, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative, CSIS; Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana, and Co-Founder, Databank Group; Gayle Smith, President and CEO, ONE Campaign; Juan Zarate, Senior Adviser, CSIS, and Chairman and Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network | REGISTER
Wednesday, July 8th
Women, Business and the Law 2020: Why Parenthood Matters for Working Women | 9:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Women, Business, and the Law team at the World Bank Group
Katrin Schultz, Private Sector Development Specialist, Women Business and the Law at the World Bank Group; and moderator, Nour Chamseddine, Women Business and the Law at the World Bank | REGISTER
Trans-Atlantic Defense Policy after the Virus | 9:40 AM EDT
Hosted by the Brookings Institute as part of their EU Defense Washington ForumREGISTER
Charles Fries, Deputy Secretary General, Common Security and Defence Policy, European External Action Service; Kori Schake, Director, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; and moderator Mara Karlin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, Brookings
China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire: Centering Islam in World War II | 10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by CSIS
Kelly Hammond, Assistant Professor of East Asian History, University of Arkansas and Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies | REGISTER
Defense Spending and Capabilities after COVID-19 | 10:30 AM EDT
Hosted by the Brookings Institute as part of their EU Defense Washington ForumREGISTER
Ellen M. Lord, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, U.S. Department of State; moderated by Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Foreign Policy, Brookings
Does Libya Need European Boots on the Ground? | 11:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the German Marshall Fund
Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI); Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Bundestag, ALliance 90/The Greens; and moderator Kristina Kausch, Senior Resident Fellow at GMF Brussels | REGISTER
Terrorist Rehabilitation in the Dutch Prison System | 11:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism
Yola Wanders, Former Director of the High Security Prison in Vught Netherlands; Gaby Thijssen, Forensic Psychologist; and Anne Speckhard, Director ICSVE | REGISTER
Deterrence, Non-proliferation, and Arms Control: A Panel Discussion | 12:35 PM EDT
Hosted by the Brookings Institute as part of their EU Defense Washington ForumREGISTER
Susanne Baumann, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, German Federal Foreign Office; Director-General for International Order, the United Nations and Arms Control, German Federal Foreign Office; Bonnie Jenkins, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings, and moderator Frank Rose, Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, Brookings
The Power of Diplomacy and Importance of Protocol | 1:00 PM EDT
Hosted by the WFPG
Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Author of Protocol; Ambassador Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the US; Ambassador Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the US; and welcome by Ambassador Cathy Russell, WFPG Board Co-Chair | REGISTER
Thursday, July 9th
Addressing the Technology Challenge from China | 11:00 AM EDT
Hosted by the Brookings Institute as part of their EU Defense Washington ForumREGISTER
Elbridge Colby, Principal and Co-Founder, The Marathon Initiative; Alice Ekman, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies; Laura Rosenberger, Senior Fellow, Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF); Roberto Viola, Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission; and moderator Lindsey Ford, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings

What We're Reading
How to Prevent a War in Asia
Michèle Flournoy | CNAS |18 June 2020
Reviving the WTO
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | Project Syndicate | 22 June 2020
Putin’s Liberal Foes Reject Black Lives Matter
Karina Orlova| Coda | 25 June 2020
Multilateralism Offers Hope for Sea Change After COVID-19
Mary Robinson | The Hill | 26 June 2020
The Two State Solution is Dead. What Comes Next is Worse
Dalia Hatuqa | Foreign Policy | 30 June 2020
Antiracist Resource Guide
Women in the Boardroom | June 2020
The Role of Technology in Online Misinformation
Sarah Kreeps | Brookings | June 2020

What We're Listening to
The Gendered Impact of COVID-19
Alistair Taylor with Hafsa Halawa, Burcu Karakas, and Lina AbiRafeh | MEI | 25 June 2020
Yelena Khanga: On Family, Growing up in the USSR, and Black Lives Matter
Jill Dougherty with Yelena Khanga | The Wilson Center | 25 June 2020
Why Has North Korea Escalated Tensions in the Run-up to the Korean War Anniversary?
Jung H. Pak and Adrianna Pita | Brookings | 25 June 2020

Books of the Month
Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You
Capricia Penavic Marshall | HarperCollins | June 23, 2020

History often appears to consist of big gestures and dramatic shifts. But for every peace treaty signed, someone set the stage, using hidden influence to effect the outcome. In her roles as chief of protocol for President Barack Obama and social secretary to President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, Capricia Penavic Marshall not only bore witness to history, she facilitated it. Read more
The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century
Edited by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Michael E. Brown | Routledge | July 8, 2020

This book examines the gender dimensions of a wide array of national and international security challenges. The volume examines gender dynamics in ten issue areas in both the traditional and human security sub-fields: armed conflict, post-conflict, terrorism, military organizations, movement of people, development, environment, humanitarian emergencies, human rights, governance. This will be of much interest to students of gender studies, security studies, human security and International Relations in general. Read more