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New blog post! Brent Sullivan of Time On The Hill gives his thoughts on how best to navigate the post-midterm congressional job market, including building a search strategy, common application and interview mistakes, and the mindset that leads to success. Read it here.

Nov
13
9:00 AM09:00

The Impact of Elections in MENA and the Western Balkans: A Look at Bosnia and Herzegovina, Libya, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan

What is the Real Meaning of Reconciliation in Libya, and When Will Elections Take Place? What's Next for Bosnia and Herzegovina: is the Economic Reform Agenda Still Alive? Prospect for Progress in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan: New Governments in Baghdad and Erbil. Investment as a Means to Strengthen Democracy and Stability in Fragile Countries.

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Taiwan’s Place in U.S. Trade Policy: Opportunity or Casualty?

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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So where is US trade policy heading with regard to Taiwan? Will the U.S. administration and Congress take up the economic and strategic opportunity it represents or with they allow it to become collateral damage in the prosecution of a newly, aggressive American trade policy? 

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Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

2018 National Bison Day Reception

  • 2172 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Featuring: Bison-themed food and drinks, and Displays from Bison Enthusiasts. Last year, Congress honored the bison by officially adopting it as the National Mammal of the United States. Today, we celebrate our newest national symbol and the bison’s continued contribution to our nation’s history, culture, ecology and economy.

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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Moving Apprenticeship Forward: A Roundtable Discussion

  • 216 Hart Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Apprenticeship is a proven strategy for connecting workers to well-0paying jobs combining paid, on-the-job training with classroom learning. Despite a long history in the U.S. and current bipartisan support, it remains and underutilized strategy to develop the American workforce compared to many of our international peers. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, join members of the Apprenticeship Forward Collaborative to discuss policy solutions to expand apprenticeship in the U.S. highlighted in our newly released, Definition and Principles for Expanding Quality Apprenticeship in the U.S.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Building a New Consensus on Antitrust Reform

  • SVC-203, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will deliver keynote remarks. A panel of prominent experts in antitrust law and policy will discuss areas of agreement and disagreement on the broad principles of reform. RSVP is required by Friday, November 9. RSVP.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Asia’s Quest for Balance: China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Opening remarks will be delivered by Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and a leading voice on U.S. foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific. In his remarks, Chairman Yoho will discuss strengthening U.S. regional partnerships, efforts to revamp development finance in the face of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and meeting security threats throughout the region. Lunch Provided

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Extraordinary People Screening

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Extraordinary People tells the story of six adults across the autism spectrum, who, despite individual challenges, have found meaningful value and a deep sense of pride from their work at a business called Extraordinary Ventures. The film redefines expectations for employers and society alike, and shows the essential role a job plays for not just these six individuals, but for all adults. Please join us for a reception and screening of Extraordinary People.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Once and Future Worker: How the Consumerist Consensus Led America Astray, and How to Recover

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Heritage is pleased to host Mr. Cass for his first conversation in Washington about conservatism in an age of economic populism and the opportunities to build a constructive and coherent agenda for the post-Trump right. More so than the typical book event, this will be a dialogue with the audience about tensions and fault lines within the conservative movement and how to build from foundational principles up to a platform that addresses modern challenges.

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

How the United States is Building and Strengthening an Effective Counterproliferation Policy

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The 2018 National Defense Strategy is predicated on the belief that “We are facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order – creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any we have experienced in recent memory.” Part of defending and enhancing that security environment is reducing the threat posed by WMD and their means of delivery, shaping the security environment, and working cooperatively with allies and partners, which are the mutually-reinforcing priorities of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN). 

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

14th Annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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This project is an opportunity to learn about the lives of adoptive families and their experience with foster care. Each family is matched with a Senator or Representative from their district, and will be sponsored by the congress member for the month of November. By Sponsoring, the congress member will display the Adoptive Family’s portrait and their story in their office.

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Building Inclusive Democracies: Empowering Women in Economic Life

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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When women are empowered economically and have increased financial independence, they are more likely to have the necessary resources – time, money and networks – to participate equally and meaningfully in political and public life. Join us as we hear from practitioners and researchers on how economic empowerment can engage and connect women worldwide, increase political participation, ensure elections and democracies are inclusive, and why these issues should be considered by U.S. policymakers.

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Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

The Value of Medicine

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Value of Medicine Briefing will be an informative, in-depth conversation on how medicine provides tremendous value to individuals and society as a whole. We will also examine the social health and economic value of the different classes of medical treatments.

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Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Leidos Welcome Reception

  • 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 (map)
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Leidos Digital Solutions is pleased to welcome the 116th Congressional Members-elect to Washington, DC! As you and your team gather in Washington for Freshmen Orientation, please join us for a welcome reception. Come by for drinks, appetizers, networking and a respite from your busy first week on Capitol Hill.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Native American Heritage Month Reception

  • 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The theme of this year's project is "Native American Dream.” During the reception, youth artists will speak about their artwork and provide a special address regarding the current state of Indian Country. This initiative presents a wonderful opportunity for all participants to witness how visual art and policy can work together. R.S.V.P.

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Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

The Hill’s Newsmaker Series: Leadership in Action

  • 1 Constitution Ave NE Washington, DC 20002 USA (map)
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Immediately following the midterms, The Hill will convene key leaders in Congress, the newly elected, and policy experts for a conversation about the kind of leadership the country needs and the value of finding common ground to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing the United States.

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

American Allies & Interests: Assessing Trump’s Foreign Policy Midterm

  • 902 Hart Senate Office Building (map)
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November 2018 will mark the two-year anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump. The American Conservative’s fifth annual foreign-policy conference promises to be a thoughtful, provocative a conversation about the president’s foreign-affairs strategy—and the effectiveness of its deployment to date. Are we really putting “America First”? Can Congress reclaim oversight over foreign conflicts? How do our veterans view the quiet “forever war”?

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Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Next Frontier: Research in Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Women

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Investment in research in pregnancy and the postpartum period is critical to optimize the health of women and their families. Much of the evidence that guides obstetric and postpartum practice is generated from studies that are funded by the NIH. Join us to hear more about the work of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by industry to including this population in clinical trials. RSVP

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Nov
15
1:30 PM13:30

Municipal Finance Roundtable with S&P Global Ratings

  • 2360 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Municipal Finance Caucus invites you to join S&P Global Ratings’ Senior U.S. Public Finance Analysts in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 15, 2018, for an interactive roundtable discussion and Q&A. Topics include the emerging risks and challenges facing U.S. state and local governments, municipal enterprises and other not-for-profit entities such as higher education institutions, healthcare providers, transportation/infrastructure and housing authorities.

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Nov
15
2:30 PM14:30

Elections and Human Rights in Bangladesh

  • 2200 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Panelists will analyze the human rights situation within this complex environment and offer recommendations for what more the U.S. government and the international community can do to encourage Bangladesh to protect individual rights and freedoms and ensure that the upcoming elections are free and fair.

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Nov
15
3:00 PM15:00

Vouchers, Charter Schools & Students with Disabilities

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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The National Council on Disability (NCD), in Collaboration with the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, is pleased to bring you a congressional briefing to introduce two new NCD reports that discuss the use of vouchers and charter schools by students with disabilities. The briefing will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the reports as well as their personal and professional experience with vouchers and charters schools:

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Nov
15
3:30 PM15:30

Rethinking State and Federal Support for America’s Cities and Towns

  • 2360 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Many American cities and towns struggle to fund basic services of government. They do not have the resources to pick up the trash, police local communities, or even respond to fires and emergencies. Despite a strong economy, many communities continue to struggle to meet their basic obligations, impacting the basic standard of living for millions of American families. There are a variety of complex factors, including a lack of credit availability and direct revenue sharing cuts, leading to delayed infrastructure investments, underfunded long-term liabilities and greater economic uncertainty. Join Congressman Kildee and public finance experts from S&P Global to discuss new data and research on these questions and examine possible solutions.  

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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Thanksgiving Humane Table Hill Event

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served
Please RSVP to Sean Ruggles at SeanR@AmericanHumane.org or 202.677.4244 American Humane was founded in 1877 on the believe that ALL animals—those in our homes, those in services to our country, and those on our farms and ranches—are entitled to humane treatment.

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Third Thursday Reception: Annual Benefit for Thrive DC

  • 1221 Van Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with government affairs professionals in all sectors of the industry, at all stages of their careers! Join us in the beautiful space at Mission in Navy Yard at 5:30pm on November 15 to support this wonderful cause and Inclusively Connect DC.

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Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding the Role of Rebates in Prescription Drug Pricing

  • G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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This briefing will explore the relationship between rebates and the prescription drug supply chain in Medicare Part D and commercial insurance. Panelists will discuss the origins of the rebate system, the actors responsible for negotiation, and the impact of rebates on prescription drug prices.

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Nov
29
11:00 AM11:00

United Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2018

n honor of the anniversary of the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, Women’s Freedom Forum is holding a panel discussion to address the implications and consequences of violence against women and girls worldwide, and the history and advancements of the movement to stop violence against women. The panelists will also speak about women’s empowerment, and equal participation in political leadership.

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Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

From the Color of Birds to Nanomaterials and New Technology

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Like a prism that decomposes a beam of light into a rainbow of colors, Fourier analysis transforms the geometrical arrangements observed in electron microscope images of tissues of living organisms into a mathematical rainbow of basic components. This decoding/decomposing" process both deciphers and quantifies order. Come explore this world of bright colors and tiny, ordered structures with Dr. Rodolfo Torres, whose research has been funded by the National Science Foundation for the past 25 years and includes collaborations with biologists, engineers, and economists.

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Dec
5
8:00 AM08:00

Defense Forum Washington 2018

  • The Newseum, Knight Conference Center (map)
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Join the U.S. Naval Institute for a conference to discuss "The Return of Great Power Competition: What are the Keys to Maintaining Competitive Advantage?" Senior DoD leaders and Congressmen will gather for a half-day event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Hon. Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense (2014-2017), will discuss whether or not the United States has the capability, capacity, and readiness levels necessary to compete in the high-end fight. Register here.

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Dec
7
8:30 AM08:30

InfraGard EMP SIG Summit

Our Critical Infrastructure is vital to our country. It is important to be informed about threats and what is happening to be prepared.  InfraGard EMP SIG™ has invited experts to present valuable information on various aspects of our critical infrastructure to make it more resilient.

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Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

2018 and the Future of American Politics

  • 227 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Mike Franc, Director of DC Programs, Hoover Institution. Mary Katherine Ham, Senior Writer, The Federalist. Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center. Michael Anton,
Lecturer and Research Fellow, Hillsdale College Kirby Center. Reception to follow.

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Nov
8
3:30 PM15:30

Restorative Justice for Sexual Misconduct in the Military Roundtable

  • 1416 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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Representatives Seth Moulton and Jackie Speier invite you to a roundtable discussion with David Karp, Director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College, to share his work with using restorative justice for sexual misconduct on November 8th at 3:30, 1416 Longworth. David Karp is one of the leading developers and practitioners of restorative justice for sexual misconduct on college campuses. He will present his work and we will discuss applying restorative justice in the military setting.

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Nov
8
12:30 PM12:30

Stronger Together – Building the Transatlantic Partnership of the Future

  • 214 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The UK/US defence relationship is the broadest, deepest and most advanced of any two countries. The UK’s Minister for Defence Procurement will talk about what the UK and US are doing jointly to build on their long-standing relationship to develop a capable future force that deters our adversaries, whilst ensuring a secure and resilient industrial base.

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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In a timely book, Peter J. Wallison challenges the legitimacy of the modern administrative state. Rather than take up the burden of legislating, Congress has delegated lawmaking responsibility to regulatory agencies in direct violation of the Framers’ intent that the only government officials who should make law are the ones directly accountable to the electorate. 

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Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

More political whiplash or a stability of power? What the election results mean for our democracy

  • 333 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 2003 (map)
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Join R Street Institute’s American Institutions Network and its partners in a discussion of America’s current state of democracy. From the effects of forceful identity politics, to the struggle between executive and congressional constitutional authority, to the public’s call for productive bipartisanship, our distinguished panelists will discuss the greatest institutional and democratic norms under threat and what the 116th Congress must overcome in order to preserve them.

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Nov
8
8:30 AM08:30

G.O.A.L Diversity In Advocacy Training: Washington D.C

  • 2301 Georgia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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The Global Organization for Applied-Political Leadership (G.O.A.L) is the first and foremost training incubator for diverse political talent in applied politics, communication, and advocacy. G.O.A.L will cultivate a robust talent pipeline to generate a critical mass of diverse political leaders who will revolutionize how government serves people globally though professional development, executive education, and political networking. We hope you can join us! 

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Therapy Dogs on Capitol Hill

With the busy election season coming to an end, there’s no debating that some stress relief is in order, and what better way than with the help of a furry, four-legged, bi-partisan best friend? The event will also raise awareness about the bi-partisan Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, an important bill that will help survivors of domestic violence and their pets seek safe shelter together. Everyone on Capitol Hill is invited to the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer to interact with therapy dogs for a much-needed dose of unconditional love!

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Nov
6
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Shoqi A. Maktary, the Yemen Country Director for Search for Common Ground

  • 5C Cannon House Office Building (Next to 509 CHOB) (map)
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Search for Common Ground is the largest dedicated peacebuilding organization in the world. Search has worked in Yemen since 2010 with an all-Yemeni team working throughout the country to build sustainable peace, facilitate constructive dialogue and increase local capacity for non-violent solutions. This meeting is open to Congressional staff and interns only.

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Nov
6
12:15 PM12:15

Competitive Strategy and America's Future

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Featuring a discussion on the topic of Competitive Strategy and America’s Future with Dr. Frank Marlo, Dean of Academics, The Institute of World Politics. Lunch provided, advance RSVP required with the exception of Members and staff. Government-issued photo ID matching your ticket may be required. RSVP

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Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Iran: Renewed Sanctions and U.S. Policy

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

After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement in May, the Trump Administration restored nuclear-related sanctions, which become fully effective after November 4th. What will be the impact of these sanctions? What additional U.S. policies are needed to respond to Iran’s nuclear and other challenges? Will the administration be able to achieve its goal of negotiating an improved nuclear agreement? A panel of experts will examine these and other issues.

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Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

Midterm Madness: Finding Your Career Path Through the Chaos

Elections create a lot of change on the Hill and Downtown. How can you take advantage of the chaos and position yourself for success in your career? The experts at Time On The Hill will guide you through the midterm madness and help you capitalize on the chaos. Join Brent Sullivan, President of Time On The Hill, and Blake Major, Vice Chair of the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN), for an in-depth discussion on the DC job market in the aftermath of the midterms. Help us steer the conversation by adding your questions when you register!

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Nov
1
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)
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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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Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

A New Approach to Europe: U.S. Interests, Nationalist Movements, and the European Union

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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At this Helsinki Commission briefing, distinguished experts on U.S.-European relations will examine the historical context of the relationship and ask whether European integration remains in the U.S. national interest and whether populist movements in Europe should be considered a threat or an opportunity.

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Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Normandy for Peace Briefing

Hello! Please join the Office of Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter in coordination with the French American Fund, at their informational briefing on the Normandy for Peace Project. This semester, our office has had the pleasure of hosting Lucile Simon, a fellow from France, who has been tasked with raising awareness for the Normandy for Peace project. 

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Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

School Choice in Puerto Rico: New Education Opportunities for Puerto Rican Children

In Puerto Rico, children struggle in an underperforming education system that has poorer educational outcomes than any of the 50 states on the U.S. mainland. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Secretary of Education Julia Keleher have proposed considerable and long-overdue reforms to Puerto Rico’s education system.

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Oct
30
4:00 PM16:00

Confessions of a Corporate Lobbyist

  • 1521 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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Mr. Maibach will share 10 lively stories of ethics, strategy and decision-making drawn from his 18 years as Vice President of Global Government Affairs at the Intel Corporation. These stories sometimes involve the first four CEOs of Intel – Dr. Robert Noyce, Dr. Gordon Moore, Dr. Andrew Grove, and Dr. Craig Barrett. These are three of the four founders of the company. Dr. Noyce is the co-inventor of the integrated circuit (computer chip). Dr. Moore is famous for “Moore’s Law.” Dr. Grove was Time Man of the Year in 1997. Dr. Barrett is a former professor at Stanford University. All four are men of exceptional intelligence and high integrity. Inside each story is a “lesson” or a “moral to the story.” At the end of the talk, Mr. Maibach will explore with our audience what some of those lessons were and remain today.

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Oct
30
1:00 PM13:00

International Law of Electoral Interference

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join us and the American Cybersecurity Institute for a panel discussing the International Law governing Electoral Interference. This event will provide a recap and explanation of what constitutes electoral interference, the applicable norms, standards, and laws governing such conduct, and a careful analysis of many of the threshold issues that have complicated efforts to more clearly define and elucidate these issues. We will also discuss opportunities for U.S. action in preserving and developing global stability.

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Chemical Slavery: Understanding Addiction and Stopping the Drug Epidemic

In a landmark book from national drug policy leader Robert L. DuPont, MD, Chemical Slavery covers two crucial topics: First, the national drug epidemic including an understanding of its evolution to become a national emergency, and the science of addiction and recovery. Second, Dr. DuPont presents his experience-based guide to the intimate, day-to-day struggle with the disease of addiction from prevention to lasting recovery. This book shows the ways in which these two domains of addiction, the national and the personal, are intertwined and can be both understood and managed.

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Staff Lunch Briefing: Human Rights in China

Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s expert staff will discuss the findings and recommendations of the 2018 Annual Report at a lunch briefing for Congressional staff.  The bipartisan CECC monitors and reports on human rights conditions and rule of law developments in China. RSVP Required by October 29 @ 12pm RSVP

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

The threat of the congressional primary and its haunting, driving influence on incumbent behavior

In their newly released paper, Anticipating Trouble: Congressional Primaries and Incumbent Behavior, Brookings Senior Fellow of Governance Studies Elaine Kamarck and R Street Senior Governance Fellow James Wallner take on this conundrum to answer the question of how incumbents' behaviors change when considering the threat of a primary challenger and the longterm effects of this behavior.

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Oct
29
2:30 PM14:30

Beyond Tolerance: Faith in the Public Square

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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This briefing will examine faith in the public square as a good in and of itself, a social good, and essential for modern democracy. Panelists will discuss the interplay between public expressions of faith and law, policy, culture, society, and human flourishing in the United States, Canada, and Europe. They will also discuss philosophy underpinning original and shifting understandings of faith in the public square.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Getting Started: First Homes Built with National Housing Trust Fund Awards

The national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is the first new housing resource since 1974 targeted to building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low income people. Durnig the briefing, speakers will share how the intial HTF funding has impacted local communities and reduced the shortage of homes affordable and availabe to extermely low income renter households.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Meet Michael McGrath, Myanmar Country Director for Save the Children

  • 5C Cannon House Office Building (next to 509) (map)
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The staff of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission would like to bring your attention an opportunity to meet with Michael McGrath, Country Director for Save the Children in Myanmar (Burma). He will be available to discuss the humanitarian and human rights situation in Burma.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Bold Housing Solutions: Opportunities To Expand the National Housing Trust Fund

During the briefing, speakers will discuss the findings from NLIHC’s new report, Getting Started, and share how initial Housing Trust Fund investments have impacted local communities. Speakers will also share how legislative opportunities to expand the Housing Trust Fund would help address the underlying cause of the affordable housing crisis – the severe shortage of rental homes affordable to people with the lowest incomes. State-specific information will be provided at the briefing.

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Hack the Staff

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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A live demonstration of how their penetration testing teams execute a spear phishing attack will also be provided. The demonstration will show how an adversary identifies a target, crafts the email, creates a specific payload (malware) to deliver, and the result when a phished user activates (clicks on the attachment) the payload. The demo will include the tools and methodology used in a typical National Cybersecurity Assessments and Technical Services (NCATS) assessment that includes Phishing Assessment. Time for questions and answers will follow the demonstration.

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Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Thinking Strategically About Human Rights Challenges in Negotiations with North Korea

The prospect of a second summit between Trump and Kim is an opportunity where the administration can and should express concerns over Kim Jong-un’s egregious human rights track record. Join us for a conversation on how and why raising human rights issues advances U.S. national security objectives.

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Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Is Big Tech Too Big? Assessing Calls for Antitrust Investigations of America’s Technology Firms

  • 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Are big technology firms really “too big”? Do they still deliver more benefits than costs? Should antitrust regulators be concerned? Or are competition and market forces sufficient to discipline these industries? Join us as our panel of experts examines these recent calls for antitrust investigations of America’s technology firms.

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