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Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Countering Mass Shootings in the U.S.

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Mass shootings have unfortunately become an all too common occurrence in the United States, claiming thousands of victims killed or injured in the last decade alone. Mass public attacks in particular appear to have increased in regularity and severity, leading to a heightened sense of national fear and insecurity. Addressing this urgent problem requires evidence-based policy responses based on careful analysis and evaluation. To respond to this need, George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, with the support of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, have organized a congressional briefing to bring the most up-to-date research on the subject to the U.S. Capitol. Registration is free but required for this event, as space is limited.

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Aug
21
4:30 PM16:30

US-Africa Relations: Insights from Mandela Washington Fellows

  • 325 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to join a conversation about U.S. policy in Sub-Saharan Africa featuring three Mandela Washington Fellows and an American Reciprocal Exchange Awardee. This event will take place on August 21, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM in the Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325). The session will be a facilitated question-and-answer “talk show” style conversation with the audience, with the panelists discussing their experiences on the Fellowship in the United States, the importance of U.S.-Africa relations, and their important work on the continent. Refreshments and a networking reception will follow the panel discussion. RSVP

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Aug
7
1:30 PM13:30

The Japanese-South Korean Trade Dispute: Ramifications and the Path Forward

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

Japan and South Korea have recently imposed rulings that impact each other’s financial interests and risk triggering a strategic trade war. During previous spikes in tensions, bilateral economic and security sectors were not involved and instead served as moderating influences. That changed for the worse last year. Strained bilateral economic relations undermine U.S. allied diplomatic and security coordination to deal with the North Korean threat. What role should Washington play in resolving disputes between two critically important Asian allies?

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Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Unauthorized? The 2001 AUMF and Iran

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amid “maximum pressure,” the seizure of a British-flagged tanker, and the downing of a U.S. drone, tensions with Iran are boiling. As the current standoff threatens to escalate into open hostilities, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called a hearing to review authorizations for the use of military force (AUMFs). Join us Wednesday, August 7th, for an expert panel featuring three distinguished legal minds working at the busy intersection of constitutional law and national security. RSVP

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Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

Contemporary India: Foreign Policy, Development Strategy, and Regional Priorities for Modi 2.0

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast (Heritage Foundation) Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s foreign policy and engagement with the world has acquired new energy and dynamism. Following India’s historic elections this spring, Modi’s second term will continue to focus on creating an enabling environment for India’s growth and development, while pursuing security and growth for all in India’s neighborhood and beyond. To discuss the Modi government’s foreign policy imperatives, and particularly India’s priorities in its regional engagements, India’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Harsh Vardhan Shringla will join Heritage Foundation South Asia scholar Jeff M. Smith for a wide-ranging conversation.

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Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

Multiemployer Pension Crisis: Strengthening the System for the Future

This session, the last in the series, will focus on potential long-term reforms to the multiemployer system to stabilize plans and reduce the possibility that there will be another crisis in the future. Such reforms could include changes to the funding rules, benefit designs, plan governance, or withdrawal liability. Panelists will review potential approaches, discuss how they would affect plans, and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches. RSVP

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Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Tom Carper

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Aug
1
10:15 AM10:15

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Mike Braun

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
31
2:15 PM14:15

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Tim Scott

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
31
12:15 PM12:15

Did 9/11 Save the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program?

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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About the Speaker: Professor John J. Quattrocki currently serves as a Vice President at CACI’s National Solutions Group. An expert on U.S. national security, Prof. Quattrocki is retired from the Senior Executive Service with 22 years of operational and policy experience. His work has focused on Russia, the countries of the (former) Warsaw Pact, East Asia, Islamic extremist groups, and domestic terrorist threats. Advance RSVP required.

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Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Deputy Chief of Staff of the US Army James Pasquarette

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
30
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: HHS Secretary Alex Azar

  • Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Joe Manchin

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

National Whistleblower Day 2019

On Tuesday July 30th, 2019, the National Whistleblower Center will host its annual National Whistleblower Day event on the 241st anniversary of America’s first whistleblower law. Leading members of Congress, key government officials, and prominent whistleblowers will come together in a historic celebration on Capitol Hill. This invite-only event will recognize the courageous achievements of whistleblowers in exposing corruption and upholding democracy and the rule of law. RSVP required for attendance. Please RSVP to Kait Pararas at kait.pararas@whistleblowers.org.

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Jul
29
4:45 PM16:45

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator James Lankford

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Future of Digital Privacy: The Latinx Perspective

Today’s consumer privacy approach is under debate across the country sparking state and federal solutions to protect consumer privacy. Join Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership in collaboration with CHSA, Center for Democracy & Technology, Hispanic Federation, and MANA (a national Latina organization), for a discussion about the impact these proposals will have on Latinx consumers and the important role that members of the Latinx community can play in shaping the future of consumer privacy protections.

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Jul
26
1:00 PM13:00

Out of Reach: What State and Local Data Tell Us About Solutions to America's Housing Crisis

Panelists will share the key information policymakers need to address the affordable housing crisis. Speakers will share findings from NLIHC's two newest reports - Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing and The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes – and policy solutions. Out of Reachdocuments the "housing wage,” or the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn in order to afford a rental home in every state, metro area, and county. The Gap report estimates the shortage of affordable housing in every state and congressional district. The reports also highlight racial disparities in affording a rental home. RSVP

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Jul
26
12:00 PM12:00

*Cancelled" 2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Maxine Waters

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
25
11:30 AM11:30

The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Carbon Capture

The briefings will provide an introduction to carbon capture, use, and storage, and how this suite of technologies can deliver steep emissions reductions alongside other clean and renewable sources of energy in the transition to a zero-carbon economy, while supporting clean energy production and creating high-wage energy, industrial, and manufacturing jobs. All non-congressional attendees must be registered. RSVP

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Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Rear Admiral Melissa Bert

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

AMIA 25th Anniversary: Improving Regional Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Wake of a Tragedy

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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July 18, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As we recognize the 85 victims and a nation that continues to mourn this tragic terrorist attack, Argentine authorities have recently made significant strides towards greater counterterrorism cooperation in South America. Join us on July 25th as we speak to the advances that have been made thus far and discuss what still needs to be done to seek justice for the victims of one of the Western Hemisphere’s worst terrorist attacks. Space is limited. Advance registration and confirmation is required. Hill staff and government officials please RSVP to events@securefreesociety.org

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Jul
24
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Jeff Merkley

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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