Monday, November 28, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council hosted a conversation about the Ukrainian energy crisis and how Western countries can assist in repairing the Ukrainian energy grid. The conversation featured Oleksandra Azarkhina, Ukraine’s deputy minister of infrastructure; Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chief executive officer of national grid operator Ukrenergo; Oksana Nechyporenko, director of the Ukraine Crisis Coordination Center; and Lana Zerkal, former Ukrainian deputy minister of foreign affairs. The conversation was moderated by Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council will host a discussion on the priorities of the new Brazilian government and how President-Elect Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva can deliver on his campaign promises. The discussion will feature remarks from Hussein Kalout, the former Brazilian special secretary for strategic affairs; Maiara Folly, co-founder and programme director of of Plataforma CIPÓ; Marina Dias, freelance journalist and former U.S. correspondent at Folha de São Paulo; and Valentina Sader, associate director and Brazil lead for the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. Jason Marczak, senior director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, will deliver opening remarks.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. ET: Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute will host a conversation on the position of Southeast Asian countries amid rising tensions between the U.S. and China. The conversation will feature Huong Le Thu, principle policy fellow at the University of Western Australia’s Perth USAsia Centre, and Richard Heydarian, a senior lecturer at the University of the Philippines Diliman’s Asian Center. The conversation will be moderated by Don Emmerson, director of Stanford’s Southeast Asia Program.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET: The Brookings Institution will host a panel discussion to examine the connection between environmental degradation and conflict and security in Africa. The panel will feature Andrew Campbell, chief executive officer of Game Rangers Association of Africa; Derek Littleton, general manager and director of conservation and law enforcement at Luwire Wildlife Conservancy; Nnamdi Obasi, senior advisor at the International Crisis Group; Paul Orengoh, chief of party for RTI International; and Catherine E. Semcer, research fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center. The panel will be moderated by Vanda Felbab-Brown, director of the Brookings Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET: The Senate Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness will hold a hearing to examine opportunities and challenges for trade policy in the digital economy. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Christine Bliss, president of the Coalition of Services Industries; David Feith, adjunct senior fellow of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security; Josuha P. Meltzer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Patrick Woodall, policy and research director of the AFL-CIO Technology Institute.
Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. ET: The Freeman Spogli Institute will host a discussion to analyze the backgrounds, leadership styles, and impacts of China’s leaders. The discussion will feature remarks from David Shambaugh, professor of Asian studies, political science, and international affairs at George Washington University; Jean C. Oi, professor of Chinese politics at Stanford University; and Glenn Tiffert, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host a panel discussion to examine challenges and opportunities in U.S.-Australia relations. The panel will feature Charles Edel, senior adviser at CSIS; Matthew P. Goodman, senior vice president for economics at CSIS; Mick Ryan, adjunct non-resident fellow at CSIS; Kelsey Hartigan, CSIS senior fellow; and Seiyeon Ji, research associate at CSIS.
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