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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Preventing the Spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes

Please Join the Northeast-Midwest Institute on Monday, May 21 at 1pm for a briefing on the current efforts to prevent the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. The briefing will focus on strategic initiatives being developed and deployed by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) to prevent the introduction and establishment of Asian carp.

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Academy

Join Dr. Russell Moore and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for a time to gather, connect, and be trained by Dr. Moore. Dr. Moore will provide an introduction to Christian ethics that will outline a framework for approaching public policy with a gospel lens. There will be extensive time for open Q&A with Dr. Moore as well.

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May
22
10:30 AM10:30

The Federal Reserve’s New Capital Rules Proposal

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The Federal Reserve has released a notice of proposed rulemaking for its bank capital regulatory framework and is requesting public comments. The proposal seeks to integrate the Fed’s regulatory capital rule, its Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, and its stress test rules. The goal is to simplify the capital regime. Join us for a discussion of the proposal and possible improvements to the Fed’s regulatory capital framework.

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May
22
1:00 PM13:00

Transforming Addiction Treatment: A Bigger, Bolder Response to America's Opioid Overdose Epidemic

In this briefing, expert panelists will discuss the need for systemic and sustainable changes to America's addiction treatment infrastructure, as well as highlight innovative proposals and programs that would help grow the addiction treatment workforce and expand access to comprehensive, evidence-based addiction treatment for all Americans who need it.

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May
23
7:30 AM07:30

Examining Trade

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The Washington Examiner will host a breakfast event "Examining Trade" on May 23 featuring Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who leads the Trump administration's trade investigations and reports. Additionally, key lawmakers Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), who chairs the Senate Banking subcommittee focusing on international trade, will join the event for one-on-one keynote interviews.

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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

A Call for Funding to Protect Those Who Protect Us

  • SVC 209-08, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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According to a 2017 Armor NOW survey of first responders, 83 percent of EMS respondents have been in or know a colleague or friend that has been involved in an active shooter incident. Now more than ever, first responders need access to life-saving body armor. A panel of experts will discuss the urgent need for Congress to act now to help expand access to body armor for first responders.

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May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Reshaping The State Department Discussion and Reception

Changes are coming to the State Department as Secretary Mike Pompeo takes the helm of U.S. foreign policy at a particularly challenging time for the nation's security and its alliances around the world. Specifically, many lawmakers wonder how Pompeo and his team of diplomats will navigate increasingly complicated diplomacy and trade relations with East Asia, which have been at the forefront of international news in recent days.Join Roll Call Live on Wednesday, May 23 for an intimate discussion with key lawmakers on the State Department's direction under new leadership followed by a cocktail reception.

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May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Crafting Open Data Policies in an Era of Complex Data

Please join us for a luncheon panel discussion that will explore the development of open data policies tailored to maximize the benefits of government data, while at the same time incentivizing private sector participation in producing “hybrid data” of use to government, industry, academia, and others.

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May
24
2:30 PM14:30

Congressional Briefing and Report Release: Manufacturing Prosperity

  • Congressional Meeting Room North, Captiol Visitor Center (map)
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At the event, leading experts on manufacturing policy and practice will share actionable ideas on how to strengthen America’s innovation ecosystems, develop and retain talent, and advance other key aspects of manufacturing competitiveness. We are hopeful that these recommendations will not only foster a needed national debate but, ultimately, prompt public and private actions to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing.

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May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Congress and National Security

In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group session, a panel of national security experts will discuss a wide range of vital topics including: Congress' role in national security and foreign policy, past and present; the use of authorizations of military force (AUMF); emerging threats, including issues of cybersecurity, and more.

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May
29
8:30 AM08:30

FOSI Briefs the Hill on Kids, Screen Time & “Tech Addiction”

How can families balance the positive uses of technology with their concerns about their kids spending too much time online? What tools exist to help moderate screen time? What do medical professionals advise parents? And is legislation necessary? These are just some of the questions that an expert panel will address. 

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May
30
11:30 AM11:30

Should College Be Free?

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Should the first two years of college offered free to all students just as a K-12 education is now? Or does the push for “free college” threaten to increase federal and state costs without targeting the students who need the most help? With legislation before Congress, 16 states already offering statewide “college promise” programs and more than 200 local programs nationwide, a panel of experts will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of the government picking up the tab for students attending college.

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May
31
1:00 PM13:00

How to Create Events Back Home

As Tip O'Neil once stated, "all politics is local." CMF research shows that Members of Congress consider visits to local facilities to be one of the most valuable ways to understand constituent views and opinions – more than any other source of information! This webinar is for citizen advocates as part of the Partnership for a More Perfect Union.

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May
31
3:30 PM15:30

DotGov Innovation Lab - Casework

Building on discussions at recent Congressional Hackathons, we’ll start our first DotGov Innovation Lab with new solutions for better providing constituent service. The DotGov Innovation Lab is a one-hour collaborative discussion, followed by a reception featuring local, award-winning craft beer from Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, VA.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

The Gatekeepers with Chris Whipple

CMF is delighted to welcome bestselling author Chris Whipple, whose latest book, “The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency” offers a behind the scenes portrait of the Chiefs of Staff for the last nine Presidents. He will discuss the role of these powerful individuals – and what senior Hill staff can learn from both their triumphs AND their missteps.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Launching your Federal Career: How to Get Started in the Federal Government

2017 was quite a year for folks looking to land a career in the federal government. For starters, the year started off with a hiring “freeze” for federal agencies followed by a series of new initiatives to transform federal hiring by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The hiring “freeze” (if there ever was one) is over now. Most agencies have picked up hiring again, but agencies with a national security, public health, law enforcement, or other missions the government considered to be “critical” never really stopped hiring. This meant there were (and still are) thousands of federal jobs waiting to be filled!

AskNot LLC and GAIN  are teaming up again for the next installment of our series focused on helping you find federal jobs, titled “Launching your Federal Career”. This webinar will go through the basics on how to get started, answering common questions, including:

  • How should candidates from the Private sector approach a transition?

  • How should students and young professionals approach the job hunt?

  • How should candidates right from college obtain the experience they need?

Join us on June 1st at noon for this in-depth discussion on launching your federal career. As always, please let us know when registering what questions you’d like to hear discussed.

AskNot LLC, inspired by President Kennedy’s inaugural address, partners with universities, students, military veterans and young professionals to help them find rewarding careers in public service and achieve their professional aspirations.

We have designed this event to fully comply with US Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1), US House Ethics Manual pp. 41-47, and the U.S. Executive Branch Gift Rules regarding the “widely attended event” exception to the gift rules. US Senate and House staff are advised to consult with the US Senate and House Ethics Committee to confirm this analysis. US Executive Branch employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel. State and municipal employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel as to applicable gift rules for their jurisdiction before participating in the event.

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Jun
5
4:30 PM16:30

American Agri-Women Congressional Reception

We will take this opportunity to recognize outstanding members of the U.S. Congress with the prestigious AAW “Champion of Agriculture” awards for their steadfast courage in holding up the ideals of American agriculture to their peers. This year, we are recognizing Representative James R. Comer of Kentucky and Representative Steve Pearce of New Mexico. Please join us to celebrate agriculture in the United States.

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

"The Weight of Honor" Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion with the Director

Families, communities, and even government agencies are never fully prepared to care for catastrophically wounded service members returning from war. The stories and struggles of their caregivers have remained untold...until now. Join the Army Heritage Center Foundation for a screening of the documentary The Weight of Honor, directed and produced by Stephanie Seldin Howard, followed by a panel of wounded veterans and their caregivers.

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Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid Capitol Hill Forum

Operators of the grid need tools to detect and correct malicious threats in networks before they cause serious damage to the electric system and critical infrastructure. Policymakers and industry need to collectively implement effective strategies so that citizens do not have to worry about cyber threats compromising electricity access.

This forum will be a series of ten-minute back-to-back presentations delivered by subject matter experts.

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Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

Maternal & Child Health: Tackling Disparities, Improving Outcomes

Despite advances in medical care, why is the United States lagging behind other developed countries when it comes to maternal and child health? What barriers and disparities exist for mothers and children of color? How can they be tackled at both the community and clinical level and how can outcomes be improved? What is the role health officials and Congress can play in tackling these health inequities?

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Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Capitol Hill Maker Faire

  • Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria (map)
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Hosted by the the Nation of Makers, in collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Congressional Maker Caucus, the event explores the movement driven by engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators that is changing the face of education, is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing, and is strengthening American communities and their economy.

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Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum

The 2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus is the Expo's honorary co-host.

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Jul
12
11:30 AM11:30

Mental Health Status of Black America Forum on Sexual Harassment

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month enacted by Congress in 2008. And since 2011, the Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc. (BPA) has convened a national forum during July in celebration of the month to address issues of relevance and concern related to the mental well being of African Americans through a National Forum entitled "The Mental Health Status of Black America" on Capitol Hill.

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Jul
14
5:30 PM17:30

Pre Congressional Baseball Game Networking Reception

  • Top of the Yard Rooftop Bar and Bites (map)
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Join cohosts Government Affairs Industry Network and Grassroots Professional Network for a rooftop networking reception before the Congressional Baseball Game!

Located above the Hampton Inn Washington DC- Navy Yard, Top of the Yard Bar & Bites is a rooftop destination with monumental views of downtown Washington D.C. including exclusive views directly into Nationals Park, as well as views of the Capitol Riverfront, multiple monuments and more. So feel free to stick around after the first pitch to watch from the way outfield!

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Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Reception for No Housing Cuts

The themes of this summer’s Congressional Reception will once again be “No Cuts to Housing” and “Opportunity Starts at Home.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. This summer’s Congressional Reception builds on the success of the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Congressional Reception.

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May
17
2:00 PM14:00

Innovation in CTE: How National Initiatives are Transforming Teaching and Learning to Improve Student Outcomes

Please join the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, in conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education, for a briefing highlighting innovative approaches across the country to college and career pathways. The briefing will highlight approaches that have led to positive outcomes for historically underserved students with a unique focus on improving teaching and learning through integrated instruction.

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

Bureaucracy in America

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The rise of the administrative state is the most significant political development in American politics over the past century. Joseph Postell examines the history of administrative power in America and argues that modern administrative law has failed to protect the principles of American constitutionalism as effectively as earlier approaches to regulation and administration.

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May
17
9:30 AM09:30

Trans-Caspian Forum on Capitol Hill

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute invites you to join members of Congress, Congressional Staff and the delegates from the Trans-Caspian countries, to discuss emerging geopolitical importance of the bourgeoning energy and transportation network, as well as U.S. commercial interests arising from it. 

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

CHCI Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series - Day 2

Join the CHCI 2017-18 Graduate Policy Fellows on May 16th for the CHCI 2018 Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series. Each fellow has organized and will moderate a public policy roundtable discussion comprised of Members of Congress, congressional staffers, public policy experts, and national leaders from their specific areas of study, tackling some of the most pertinent issues affecting the Latino community.

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May
17
9:00 AM09:00

Rare Disease Caregiving in America: Senate Briefing

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in collaboration with Global Genes, invites you to attend a House policy briefing on the recently released research study, Rare Disease Caregiving in America. Findings paint a picture of friends and families facing emotional, financial, physical, and social strain with little support from outside resources. The briefing will explore policy recommendations and will highlight the unique challenges facing rare disease caregivers across the United States.

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May
17
7:30 AM07:30

Rare Disease Caregiving in America: House Briefing

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in collaboration with Global Genes, invites you to attend a House policy briefing on the recently released research study, Rare Disease Caregiving in America. Findings paint a picture of friends and families facing emotional, financial, physical, and social strain with little support from outside resources. The briefing will explore policy recommendations and will highlight the unique challenges facing rare disease caregivers across the United States.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

CHCI Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series - Day 1

Join the CHCI 2017-18 Graduate Policy Fellows on May 16th for the CHCI 2018 Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series. Each fellow has organized and will moderate a public policy roundtable discussion comprised of Members of Congress, congressional staffers, public policy experts, and national leaders from their specific areas of study, tackling some of the most pertinent issues affecting the Latino community.

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

An Africa Policy Breakfast - Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The ongoing instability and humanitarian crisis in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country has implications for the entire region. This Africa Policy Breakfast, hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foreign Affairs & National Security Task Force, will consider options for how the region and international community should respond to the deteriorating situation in the DRC.

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May
15
2:00 PM14:00

Golden Hydra report launch: how LatAm's TBA funds threats with $43B a year

The Tri-Border Area (‘TBA’) that straddles the intersection of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil is considered the “Golden Hydra,” as it is the lucrative regional entry point of many “heads” of transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) adn foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) that all lead to the underworld of illicit trade for more than forty years. The TBA has become a regional crime fusion center where corrupt politicians work with drug cartels from Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil, as well as organized crime groups from China, in conjunction with a large Lebanese merchant community, part of which gives support to Hezbollah. This report directly informs the mandate of Section 204 of HIFPA 2017: it identifies enforcement gaps and spaces for solutions to the illicit funding of Hezbollah and other groups

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May
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Case for a Political Elite: Why the Kochs, Zuckerberg, and Soros Should Be in the Senate

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All societies have an elite. The question is whether it will serve the republic or itself. John Adams – our second president and one of America’s greatest political theorists – thought the solution to that problem was a well created and managed Senate. The elite should be in power, on stage, and also checked and balanced by the rest of the government.

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May
15
12:00 PM12:00

How Small Businesses are Meeting the Cyber Challenge

NCSA builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems, and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity. Lunch will be provided.

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May
15
10:00 AM10:00

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified. Eisenhower’s accomplishments were enormous and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own times. 

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May
15
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Bradley Symposium: The State of the Constitution

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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In 2005, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee began a tradition of convening a wide-ranging and substantive symposium on important political and cultural issues facing the country with prominent intellectuals, commentators, activists, and philanthropists. This year, conservative thinkers will gather for a panel-style discussion on “The State of the Constitution” at The Heritage Foundation.

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May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Grid Transformation: Perspectives from Electricity Consumers in the Mid-Atlantic

The electric grid is undergoing a historic transformation, as new resources come online to replace older assets.This is particularly evident in the electricity market spanning the Mid-Atlantic to Chicago, known as the PJM Interconnection. Come join the R Street Institute for a conversation with PJM consumer groups on electricity markets and policy, including consumers' perspectives on grid resilience. 

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

What does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean for the U.S.?

In less than a month, American companies processing data of European Union’s citizens and individuals living in the EU will be subject to the General Data Protection Regulation, which impacts how data about consumers can be collected, used, store, and shared.

In this panel, an expert from the European Union will present details about the GDPR, how it was conceived, and how it will be implemented, as well as how it might be replicated in the United States in the wake of the controversy over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. We’ll also hear from industry representatives who are preparing for the GDPR as well as start ups who may not be impacted today but need to prepare for tomorrow’s growth.

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Severe Mental Illness: Are Policies Helping or Hurting Those in Need?

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The dangers and plight of those with severe mental illness typically grab headline attention after tragedies like mass shootings. As time passes, however, attention fades as the public struggles to deal with the complexities of the issue. In 2016, an estimated 10.4 million adults in the United States suffered from severe mental illnesses, and an estimated 1 in 5 in homeless shelters as well as 20 percent of those in jail or prison also were classified as having a severe mental illness. It is vitally important to understand, not only the medical condition and the legal challenges involved, but also to determine what policies can be helpful or hurtful. Join us as a panel of experts explores these issues and offers their perspectives on how best to help those facing the challenges of severe mental illness.

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May
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Future of Hong Kong

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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What exactly is the state of politics in Hong Kong today and the relationship between Hong Kong and the mainland? Please join us for an address by 2007 pan-democrat candidate for Chief Executive Alan Leong and a discussion to follow that will seek to answer these questions and more.

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May
10
8:00 AM08:00

Health Care Innovators: A Turning Point in Health I.T.?

A new generation of health IT tools — including smart devices, artificial intelligence and machine learning — promises to improve the way health care providers communicate with each other, help them treat complex patients, and give clinicians insights into experiences that shape the health of patients outside the exam room.

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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Legislative Options to Improve Care for those with Serious, Advanced Illness

Join congressional leaders and a broad, diverse set of policy experts - from consumers to patient advocate, hospice innovators and coalition leaders - to learn about federal policy options to improve care for those with serious, advanced, and life-limiting illnesses based on public and private sector innovations, as well as the political strategy for success.

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May
8
11:00 AM11:00

The Future of Extremism after the Fall of ISIS

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Despite President Trump’s stated intent to “eradicate” radical Islamist terrorism, the threat posed by this ideology remains alarming and will continue to pose a significant challenge for years to come. Please join us as we discuss these and other issues.

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May
8
10:30 AM10:30

The Future of American Spaces

American Spaces are the U.S. government’s primary public locations abroad and foster ongoing people-to-people connections between the United States and foreign audiences.

The meeting will feature ACPD's Commission Members, as well as a moderated panel featuring distinguished experts from the Department of State, Smithsonian, and USAID

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