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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Postal Service Finances and Postal Reform

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This panel seeks to help congressional staffers, policy wonks, and members of the media understand the magnitude of the Postal Service’s financial challenges, and will discuss reforms to help the agency adapt to the demands of the 21st century. Each panelist will have 10-15 minutes to speak, followed by a moderated question and answer session of approximately 20 minutes.

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Brexit at the Crossroads: Why U.S. Support for a Far-Reaching Agreement is Vital

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union was the single largest vote in British history, backed by 17.4 million people. Owen Paterson was one of the leading Conservative figures in the 2016 Brexit campaign, and has been a prominent and influential voice on the UK’s exit from the EU. No two allies are closer than the United Kingdom and the United States, and Mr. Paterson will also outline how Brexit can further strengthen the Special Relationship as a powerful force for free trade and innovation on the world stage.

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Sep
19
1:30 PM13:30

Women's Congressional Staff Association: Discussion on the Sexual Harassment Bills in Congress

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Buiding (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WCSA invites you to join a conversation with Kimberly Betz, House Administration Majority Staff Director, and Jamie Fleet, House Administration Minority Staff Director, and about the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA). This off-the-record conversation is an opportunity for staff to learn more about the CAA and ask questions. This event is closed to press.

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Sep
19
2:00 PM14:00

Women and Technology: Enhancing Political Participation

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SDG5 seeks to enhance the use of enabling technology – especially information and communications technology – to empower women and girls. Yet technology can both promote and inhibit women’s participation in public life, particularly in the context of politics and elections. Join us as we hear from practitioners, organizers and researchers on how technology can engage and connect women; can help us gather data and act on violence against women; and should be considered by U.S. policymakers.

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Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

The New Age of Innovation: The State of Play in 5G in the U.S.

  • 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join POLITICO for a high-level discussion on the state of play for 5G in the U.S. We’ll discuss where the U.S. is along the path toward 5G installation, deployment and adoption and explore the innovations that 5G networks are expected to bring.

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

The Hurricane Maria Conference: Reflecting on Catastrophe and Preparing for the Future

  • HVC-215, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Confirmed panelists will represent Airbnb, All Healers Mental Health Alliance, the Center for American Progress, Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, FedEx, Friends of Puerto Rico, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Hispanic Federation, Oxfam America, National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, Refugees International, Save the Children, World Central Kitchen, and YWCA USA.

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

IQ User Group Meeting

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Join the IQ team on Thursday, 9/20 from 10:30 - 11:30am to learn about the latest updates in IQ coming to House users. This special user group will go in-depth on major enhancements to the IQ eNewsletter builder that make it easier than ever before to create high impact, high quality email content. If you have a role in any part of your office's eNewsletter process, this event is for you.

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Free Market Fairness

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of social justice such as John Rawls, Dr. Tomasi presents a theory of justice that is committed to both limited government and the material betterment of the poor.

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Sep
20
11:45 AM11:45

Quarterly Update on Trade, Monetary, and Immigration Policy

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a presentation by Dr. Bruce Yandle, Distinguished Adjunct Fellow at Mercatus and Dean Emeritus at Clemson University. Dr. Yandle will review his September 2018 report (to be released on September 4th) and discuss: Trade and tariffs: what do they mean and who will be impacted? Monetary policy: where does the Federal Reserve go from here? Immigration: what affect does it have on prosperity and happiness? RSVP here.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Congressional Decision Making

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Getting Better Performance from Staff through a Performance Management/Review System

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Behind the Scenes of Congressional Decision Making

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Can the House Strengthen Civil Enforcement of Subpoenas to the Executive Branch through Rules Changes?

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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A distinguished panel of congressional oversight experts will evaluate the merits of Stern’s proposed “Rule on Information Requests and Subpoenas” in a luncheon discussion co-sponsored by Good Government Now and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group.

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Postal Banking: Let's Put an End to Banking Deserts!

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The purpose of this briefing is to educate policy makers and congressional staffers about the evolving financial services and credit markets and how innovators are working to provide better product and lending solutions to underserved consumers. Please RSVP to Brady Buckner at bbuckner@fsicoalition.org.

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Religious Freedom and Peace in South and Southwest Asia

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Join us for a discussion on fostering religious freedom and peace with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the President of Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy & Dialogue, the 106th Bishop of Rochester, and the former Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan, and Hussain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States and Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute.

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to Washington: Navigating DC!

Join America's Future Foundation, Leadership Institute, and Hillsdale College Kirby Center for an evening all about living and working in our Nation's capitol! Hear from an expert panel on what it takes to succeed professionally and personally in this town, followed by a networking reception with appetizers and cocktails.We hope to see you there!

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Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps nearly 26 million working Americans keep more of their income. It is one of the most effective anti-poverty tools our tax code has to offer, lifting nearly 6 million people – including 3 million children – out of poverty and improving financial stability for millions more. Hear from policymakers, researchers and advocates about the impact of proposed legislation and learn about new findings on the EITC’s effectiveness.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Federal Real Property Association Briefing

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lunch event will feature remarks from three members of Congress, all of whom have focused significant time and energy on the importance of creating and implementing public policy that requires federal government agencies to be more efficient with their owned and leased property. These varying perspectives include emphasis on proper disposal, leasing, utilization and overall portfolio maintenance. The goal is tax payer savings and use of funds for mission critical purposes.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Strengthening the Educator Pipeline: Evidence-Based Approaches to Teacher and Leader Preparation

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the briefing, speakers will discuss approaches to teacher and leader preparation that are effective in meeting these goals, such as high-quality residency programs and Grow Your Own models. Speakers will also discuss the types of skills educators need to be prepared with to create inclusive classrooms that provide each and every student with a high-quality education. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, September 21, 2018.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Federal Real Property Association luncheon and panel

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lunch event will feature remarks from three members of Congress, all of whom have focused significant time and energy on the importance of creating and implementing public policy that requires federal government agencies to be more efficient with their owned and leased property. These varying perspectives include emphasis on proper disposal, leasing, utilization and overall portfolio maintenance. The goal is tax payer savings and use of funds for mission critical purposes.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Strengthening the Educator Pipeline: Evidence-Based Approaches to Teacher and Leader Preparation

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the briefing, speakers will discuss approaches to teacher and leader preparation that are effective in meeting these goals, such as high-quality residency programs and Grow Your Own models. Speakers will also discuss the types of skills educators need to be prepared with to create inclusive classrooms that provide each and every student with a high-quality education.

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Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

One Year after Maria: How Children in Puerto Rico are Faring One Year after the Hurricane

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The condition of children in Puerto Rico was dire before hurricane Maria. Not only had the island lost over 32% of its children between 2006 and 2016 to migration and low birth rates, but over half of the children in the island live in poverty and in single headed households. Join us on September 25, 2018 at 1 pm in the Cannon Building room 340 to hear from a panel of experts that will discuss the conditions of children in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Trans Atlantic Parliamentary Group: Discussion on the Current Situation in Yemen

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featured Speaker and Moderator Dr. Walid Phares (FoxNews National Security and Foreign Policy Expert, President of the board of the Trans Atlantic Parliamentary Group), other guest speakers will be announced soon. Please RSVP to dan@grassrootspc.com space is limited, a Complimentary Catered Light Dinner and drinks will be included for all attendees of this briefing. First priority RSVPs are reserved for Members and Congressional staff.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Dreams Detained: In Her Words, the effects of detention and deportation on Southeast Asian American women and families (Senate Briefing)

  • SVC-215, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center collaborated to write a joint report in which we interviewed women whose family members were detained or deported in order to capture their experiences of intergenerational trauma, grief and anxiety, financial hardship, and hope and resilience. These briefings are an opportunity to hear directly from Southeast Asian American women who have been impacted by family separation, and hear some of the most pressing issues facing our communities today.

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Sep
26
1:30 PM13:30

Successes of Youth with Disabilities Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn about how states are helping youth with disabilities succeed as they transition from high school and enter the general workforce.  Hear from people with disabilities and their families about why competitive integrated employment is so important to them, including Van Berg and his father Jeffrey and Yasmine Faith Harrison and her mother Greta.

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event

  • 201 D Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November.


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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event

  • 201 D Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November.

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Sep
27
7:30 AM07:30

Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education

  • 525 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From primary and preventive care, to monitoring patients in rural communities, what are the areas where telehealth is proving effective in improving health outcomes? Even as new cutting-edge technology is being adopted, are there situations where in-person services are safer and more reliable? How can patients be made aware of both the advantages and limitations posed by telemedicine?

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Dreams Detained: In Her Words, the effects of detention and deportation on Southeast Asian American women and families (House Briefing)

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center collaborated to write a joint report in which we interviewed women whose family members were detained or deported in order to capture their experiences of intergenerational trauma, grief and anxiety, financial hardship, and hope and resilience. These briefings are an opportunity to hear directly from Southeast Asian American women who have been impacted by family separation, and hear some of the most pressing issues facing our communities today.

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Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Professional Learning: Practice and Impact

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Learning Forward in Washington, DC, on September 27 for a special Capitol Hill briefing: “Professional Learning: Practice and Impact.” This briefing will bring together nationally recognized professional development practitioner experts to show Congress, the Administration, and K-12 education stakeholders how school districts are using their funding from Title II-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Specifically, this panel will focus on how Title II-A supported initiatives in instructional coaching, mentoring, and team teaching are making a difference in teacher practice and student outcomes.

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding the “Dry” Form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) To Develop Effective Treatments

  • 2060 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Held during International AMD Awareness Week 2018 and Healthy Aging Month, this Briefing begins AEVR’s Fourth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill. The briefing features Christine A. Curcio, PhD (University of Alabama Birmingham), who will speak about the latest developments in the treatment of the “Dry” form of AMD. R.S.V.P. to Dina Beaumont @ 202-407-8325 or dinabeau@aol.com

 

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

An Oxford Style Debate: Resolved — Congress and the President are Required to Obey the Supreme Court’s Interpretations of the Constitution

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Alexander Hamilton wrote that the judiciary would be the “weakest” and “least dangerous” branch. Thomas Jefferson warned that if the judiciary had the authority of “exclusively explaining the Constitution,” it would be a “mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, that they may twist and shape into any form they please.” The power properly exercised by unelected federal judges appointed for unlimited terms was debated at and since America’s founding. That debate has intensified as judicial power expanded in the 20th century and the broader question of the proper scope of federal government power is engaged today. This debate will address a specific question about the judiciary’s place in our system of separated power and its relationship to the other branches.

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

An Oxford Style Debate: Resolved — Congress and the President are Required to Obey the Supreme Court’s Interpretations of the Constitution

Alexander Hamilton wrote that the judiciary would be the “weakest” and “least dangerous” branch. Thomas Jefferson warned that if the judiciary had the authority of “exclusively explaining the Constitution,” it would be a “mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, that they may twist and shape into any form they please.” The power properly exercised by unelected federal judges appointed for unlimited terms was debated at and since America’s founding. That debate has intensified as judicial power expanded in the 20th century and the broader question of the proper scope of federal government power is engaged today. This debate will address a specific question about the judiciary’s place in our system of separated power and its relationship to the other branches.

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Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary

The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. The event, made possible by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, focuses on answering the question, “How will this research delay or prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” The reception also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of AEVR, the educational foundation serving as the privately funded “Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI)” within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Case Against Birthright Citizenship

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The recurring debate over birthright citizenship tends to overlook the critical requirement of social compact, focusing instead on birth alone. Our distinguished panel will elucidate this lost understanding of the Citizenship Clause and explore the historical and legal context behind the proper conception of republican citizenship. ~ Reception following at 7:00 p.m. ~

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Protecting the Hill and Your Constituents: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now more than ever, the line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet. The National Cyber Security Alliance will discuss ways you can leverage National Cybersecurity Awareness Month resources and information to help your colleagues and constituents be safer and more secure.

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Environmental Litigation at the Supreme Court: A Preview of the October 2018 Term

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Supreme Court’s Fall Term begins on October 1, and the very first case it will hear involves a highly contentious battle over the Endangered Species Act. In Weyerhaeuser v. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Court will determine how broad the federal government’s powers are to designate land as “critical habitat” when no endangered or threatened species inhabit it, and whether government agencies should consider the economic effects of making such designations. Lunch will be served. Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate interns for this briefing.

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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

The Federal Role in Public Transit

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Transit ridership is declining nationwide despite billions of dollars in federal subsidies, observes Randal O’Toole, one of the nation’s leading critics of the transit industry. He argues that the federal government should stop subsidizing a dying industry. Jarrett Walker — one of the most innovative thinkers in the transit community — disagrees, arguing that public transit has a vital role to play in urban transportation and urban growth. Join us to hear these two experts debate the appropriate role of federal funding in urban transportation.

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Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Smart Cities Week Kick Off Reception

Join us as we (unofficially) kick off Smart Cities Week – which returns to Washington, D.C. October 2-4. This event will feature speakers who will share not only “what’s next” on the road to more livable, workable and sustainable smart cities – but also how to get there. ​​​​​​​We have a very limited capacity for this popular discussion, so please RSVP today!

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Oct
2
8:30 AM08:30

National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us on October 2, as key stakeholders from industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations discuss industry strategies for developing a highly-skilled and robust 21st-century workforce. Participants will review progress on goals set during the 2016 national summit and consider new policy objectives for enhancing STEM education and workforce development in the United States. Please RSVP to Steve Sidorek (AIAA) at steves@aiaa.org by September 28.  

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Moving on from Money Bail: Federal and state policies for bipartisan reform

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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As Congress and state houses across the country assess how to rein in bail, the public discussion of bail and pretrial reforms must address several questions: 1) What are the costs of a pretrial jail stay? 2) How can the federal and state governments work toward bail reform and what can local jurisdictions do to mitigate the problem in the interim? 3) How do we ensure bail replacements like pretrial risk assessments actually achieve their intended goals?

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Oct
4
2:30 PM14:30

2018 Children’s Budget Summit and Reception

Please join us and experts in the areas of early childhood education financing, child hunger and nutrition, and the impact of the opioid crisis on child welfare. We will discuss this year's findings and the need for Congress to support a comprehensive approach to prioritizing children in federal budget decisions. A reception with an open bar and heavy appetizers will immediately follow the Summit until 6:30 pm.

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Oct
16
3:30 PM15:30

Cyber Women on Capitol Hill: Women's Cybersecurity Leadership Symposium

  • Room ??? Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate DC CyberWeek, champion women's leadership and learn how to have a voice with Congressional Members and Staff. We will host a FireSide chat with cybersecurity industry and government women leaders, engage in open forum Q&A, participate in professional round table discussions on women's cybersecurity roles in Washington, D.C. and collaborate in dynamic networking to meet inspiring Washington, D.C. women.

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Roll Call's Fall Grad Fair

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Looking to climb the political career ladder? Did you know that nearly 50% of Capitol Hill chiefs of staff and 40% of legislative directors and senior legislative assistants have advanced degrees? Join Roll Call Live's Graduate School Fair on October 18, 2018, to learn more about the benefits of a graduate degree on or off Capitol Hill! Network with other prospective students and admissions representatives from the best graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business and government. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served!

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Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

Wood: The Building Material of the Future?

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The unique properties of mass timber differentiate it from light-frame construction and include fire safety, resistance to seismic and explosive forces, thermal performance, and aesthetics. A light, renewable material, its use not only lowers carbon emissions from the building sector but also provides long-term carbon storage—turning buildings into carbon sinks. Policymakers are interested in mass timber for its role in rural economic development, forest health and preservation, resilient infrastructure, and climate change mitigation. This briefing will bring together experts to tell the emerging story of the U.S. mass timber industry and how to capitalize on its potential.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

9th Annual Buckley Awards

Join America’s Future Foundation and the nation’s leading freedom-minded young professionals as we celebrate the 9th Annual Buckley Award recipients and their work to limit government and increase liberty across the United States. Meet and mingle with the this year’s winners, the esteemed selection committee, and other inspiring leaders from across the free market movement at this must attend event.

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Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

Forecasting the Implications of the U.S. CLOUD Act Around the World

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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The U.S. CLOUD Act allows the Attorney General to present, for Congressional review, bilateral "executive agreements," where s/he has certified that potential partner countries meet certain criteria, including regarding human rights. These agreements would allow partner countries to directly request electronic evidence from U.S.-based companies. Join us on September 18th for a discussion featuring several prominent GNI civil society, academic, and company members presenting their perspectives on the potential global implications of the U.S. CLOUD Act.

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Accreditation on the Edge: How to Fix Higher Education Accreditation

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The higher education accreditation system is the gateway for access to over $150 billion in federal student aid. But with rising college costs and a growing share of the American public questioning the value proposition of the higher education system, many policy experts and higher education scholars are questioning whether a different model might be needed to ensure that federal funds are being used wisely.

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Clean Energy Innovation: Making a Carbon Tax More Affordable

  • 2247 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Economic theory suggests a tax on carbon emissions is the most efficient way to reduce them. But another important effect of such a tax would be to induce innovation in clean energy technology. The energy industry would raise its clean energy R&D spending and accelerate the introduction of new products and processes, and more companies would enter the industry. Yet, this induced innovation effect is overlooked in most modeling, leading to significant underestimation of the impact of a carbon tax. Register

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Sep
17
4:30 PM16:30

FOSI Briefs the Hill on Improving Tech Balance

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Join the Family Online Safety Institute for an interactive briefing on the latest advancements in tools and resources to limit screen time, protect children, and ensure balance in our increasingly connected lives. Come and talk to representatives from the top companies about the development of new technologies to respond to the modern day challenges we all face. You will be able to try out the products yourselves as well as engage with experts and learn more about managing your digital lives and finding balance for your family’s technology use.

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Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

Attacks on Medical Care in Armed Conflict

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a timely panel discussion on the protection of medical personnel and facilities in armed conflicts and other emergencies. The event will begin with a showing of the
award-winning short film “Tabib” about the last pediatrician in Aleppo. RSVP by Wednesday, September 12, please contact Alejandra Portillo-Taylor (aportillotaylor@icrc.org). This briefing is open to full-time congressional staff only.

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Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

The Enduring Legacy of Desert Storm and Desert Shield

Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield were resounding military successes, but many overlook their full complexity and achievement. These victories came with a whole of government effort, including skillful diplomacy coupled with stellar military execution with a broad coalition of partners. Operation Desert Storm especially helped to restore the fractured relationship between the military, Veterans, and the American Public following the Vietnam era. Given these factors, a closer look is worthwhile. Scott Stump will provide an overview of the environment these operations occurred in, the operations themselves, and their lasting legacy that still influences the world today.

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Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Breaking Down Scientific Silos: Identifying Commonalities Across Diseases

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Can scientists who study HIV discover treatments from an understanding of cancer? Can scientists who study diseases of the eye benefit from research done by studying strokes? According to Dr. Nevan Krogan, scientists must think across traditional scientific boundaries in order to understand complex diseases. Join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus as we welcome Dr. Krogan. He’ll discuss the groundbreaking project he is leading—a map-making initiative that aims to reshape the medical landscape, with hopes for cures and treatments in infectious disease, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.  

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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

The Value of NATO in the 21st Century

In his speech at The Heritage Foundation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will examine the strategic value of the NATO Alliance to the United States. For seven decades, NATO has preserved peace and stability in Europe, promoted democratic values, and been a consistent and significant force multiplier for the United States, both politically and militarily. The Secretary General will also set out the concrete steps taken at the NATO Summit in July to respond to a more unpredictable world, including greater defense spending and fair burden-sharing.

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Supreme Trivia: A Supreme Court History Competition & Reception

Do you like trivia or Quizzo? Are you interested in learning more about the Supreme Court? Then this event is for you! The National Constitution Center and The Heritage Foundation are partnering to bring you an entertaining and educational experience with top Supreme Court experts from across the ideological spectrum. Join us as Team Jefferson and Team Madison go head-to-head in rounds of trivia about the Supreme Court’s history, justices, scandals, and decisions. At the end of the hour, one team will be named the Supreme Trivia champion. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Reception following

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Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

ACT | The App Association's Talk Like a Pirate Day Reception

  • 329 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Ahoy there! Yer cordially invited to ACT | The App Association’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day Reception. Avast! Happenin’s shall be as years’ past! Intellectual property (IP) be ye innovator’s greatest treasure. Aye! Ye who loot IP be forewar’ed; prepare yeself for the brig! (Parley will not be observed.) Join yer mateys at ACT | The App Association for a swashbucklin’ good time in supportin’ IP protections. Don’t be er landlubber and Arrrr-SVP!

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Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Briefing: Privacy & Current Issues in the Consumer Genetics Industry

  • 421 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Since its founding 12 years ago, 23andMe has helped to shape the way we think about and use our genetic information. On issues relating to advances in genetic research, to drug discovery, to the privacy of genetic information, 23andMe has led the consumer genetics industry in adopting consumer-friendly practices and procedures.

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Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Cambodia’s Descent Into One-Party Rule: What Can Be Done After Sham 2018 Elections?

Incumbent ruler Hun Sen extended his nearly 35-year reign another five years, and the Cambodian people feel more disenfranchised than ever. While the U.S. government has swiftly responded to Cambodia’s anti-democratic backslide, there is still more to be done. Please join us for a conversation on how to get Cambodia back on the path toward political reforms that promote the rights and freedoms of all Cambodians.

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Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

17th Anniversary of 9/11: SAALT Congressional Briefing

  • 421 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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The panel* will feature the voices of community leaders who can speak to the intersection of hate violence, the Muslim Ban, and immigration enforcement and detention. -Whether virtually or in person, listen to the expert testimonies presented by our panelists as well as Members of Congress who are committed to advancing policies to combat hate, end the Muslim Ban, and cut back on this administration’s deportation machine. 

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Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

Live Congressional Exit Interview with Representative Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) and Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.)

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The end of this year brings a record number of departing members of Congress, many of whom have served in the House of Representatives for decades. In this three-part panel series, AIN will sit down with retiring members for enlightening conversations on how our First Branch works from the inside, the institution's changes over time, ideas for congressional reform, and more.

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Reception: Global Food Security in Action

Join us for an evening highlighting the critical role U.S. universities play to nourish millions, build resilience, promote economic security, and advance global food security through collaborative agriculture research. Engage with members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, Congressional representatives and staff, university researchers, development organizations, and USAID leaders to hear about the importance of agricultural research to build scientific collaboration for a brighter tomorrow.

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Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

Free-Trade Zones: Productive or Destructive?

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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This briefing will explore the value of FTZs across the world and the potential for reform, especially in areas where laws are poorly enforced. Participants will discuss the interplay of globalized corruption, transnational criminal organizations, and authoritarianism in and around FTZs; provide data on how these factors lubricate the movement of illicit goods; and recommend policy responses.

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Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

9th Annual National Pan-Hellenic Council Presidents Forum

  • 325 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge hosts the 9th Annual NPHC Presidents Forum. The panel of the NPHC organizations’ will discuss voting rights, promoting greater civic engagement and activism in their organizations and communities, ensuring the accuracy of the 2020 census, and the impact of the 2020 census count on federal funding and representation of black and brown voices when solving issues of concern to our communities.

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

How Secure Is Your Information from Online Threats?

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Join the American Consumer Institute (ACI) and an expert panel to learn about the current state of data security and online privacy. Panelists will discuss privacy approaches throughout the internet ecosystem, online hidden vulnerabilities, new approaches to mitigating data breaches, new challenges at the international and state level, and opportunities for Congress and the industry to shape the debate. Additionally, ACI will release and discuss a new study quantifying and exploring how secure your information is online. Lunch to be Provided

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Sep
12
11:30 AM11:30

Positive Populism: Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America

For too long, populism has been defined by those who despise it. By focusing on what populism is for, and not just what it’s against, Hilton provides a coherent philosophy and practical blueprint for how the movement can have an impact beyond one election cycle, and in people's everyday lives. That’s Positive Populism.

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Race, Rights, and Politics: Black and Minority Populations in Europe

  • 2220 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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At the briefing, European political leaders will discuss the state of their democracies and recent efforts to address inclusion of Europe’s diverse populations, including findings from the European Parliament’s May 2018 People of African Descent Week and United Kingdom’s March 2018 Race Disparity Audit Report.

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Sep
12
9:30 AM09:30

Reinforcing our Transatlantic Alliance: Croatia’s Contributions and Ideas

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The stabilization of South East Europe and cooperating on counter-terrorism remains an important strategic goal for both Croatia and the United States. Moreover, as an important member of NATO, Croatia has also shown commitment to the 2% goal in defense of budget increases and stands close with allies in the face of joint threats. Join us as Deputy Prime Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić discusses how to further advance Trans-Atlantic cooperation and continue to strengthen the important security alliance the two countries share. NOTE: Registration Is Required for Entry to this Event

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