Employment First: Working Toward a Successful Future Out of Homelessness

Join us, along with community experts, to discuss and learn how blending employment, housing support and financial literacy can fast-track people from homelessness and joblessness into housing and employment. Moderator: Ray Suarez - Al Jazeera America Panelists: Deborah Carroll - Acting Director, D.C. Department of Employment Services Mark Gordon - AimHire Program Graduate Jasmine Hayes - Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Ryan Mack - Mid-Atlantic Market President, Operation HOPE Chris Warland - Manager of Program Quality and Technical Assistance, Heartland Alliance 







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April 22, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm Local Time

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Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, will discuss her new book "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security."



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Date and Time
April 23, 2015
4:30pm - 6:00pm Local Time

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Does One Size Fit All? The Blueprint for Gender Equality and Disability Rights in the Democratic Process

Jessica Huber, IFES Senior Gender Specialist Virginia Atkinson, IFES Access and Inclusion Specialist Moderator: Ambar Zobairi, IFES Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director, will focus on the unique challenges faced by women and persons with disabilities as they actively try to engage in political life. Note: This event is off the record.





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Date and Time
April 21, 2015
12:30pm - 1:30pm Local Time

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A Casualty of Bureaucracy? The Compelling Case for Free Trade and LNG Exports

Rob Franklin,President of ExxonMobil's Gas & Power Marketing Company, will explore the global benefits of free trade in the energy sector and make the case for expanding U.S. liquefied natural gas exports.







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Date and Time
April 20, 2015
12:30pm - 2:00pm Local Time

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Toward Disarmament Securely: Clarifying the Nuclear Security and Disarmament Link

Please join The Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) for the release of FPI Fellow, Deepti Choubey's report, “Toward Disarmament Securely: Relating Nuclear Security to Disarmament.”

Choubey provides the landscape of views from nuclear-armed and non-nuclear-weapon states on the relationship between nuclear security and disarmament. She examines the connections made and identifies and tests several hidden assumptions that run the risk of undermining support for the global nuclear security mission, setting unrealistic expectations about the practical aspects of disarmament, and hindering progress on both agendas.

Her analysis is based on independent research and interviews of officials and diplomats responsible for nuclear security and disarmament from a diverse range of 17 nuclear-armed and non-nuclear weapons states that participate in the Nuclear Security Summits.

She provides recommendations relevant to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty regime and for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. This study is the latest publication of the FPI Policy Briefs series initiated in the 1980s.





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April 23, 2015
1:00pm - 2:30pm Local Time

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Bike Away the Atomic Bomb

Vladimir Smirnov, 1994 Winter Olympic Champion in Skiing; Karipbek Kuyukov, Honorary Ambassador of the Atom Project; Thore Vestby, Mayor of Frogn, Norway and Vice-President of the NGO "Mayors for Peace"; Svein Arne Jerstad, Mayor of Kvinesdal; and Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States will all be part of this event. It will be moderated by SAIS student, Armen Sahakyan. 





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Date and Time
April 20, 2015
5:00pm - 8:00pm Local Time

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Political Prisoners in Putin's Russia: A Discussion with Mark Feygin, defense lawyer for Pussy Riot and Nadiya Savchenko

The arrest of Pussy Riot in 2012 brought unprecedented global attention to opposition activists and the rule of law in Putin’s Russia. Within this context, the conflict in Ukraine and the ongoing detention of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko raise new questions for the future of political prisoners and civil rights protections. Who does the Kremlin target and what are Putin’s motivations of persecution? What do politicized trials have to do with the broader state of Russia’s internal politics and legal environment? Can dissident voices find channels of communication under this oppressive system?

Please join CGI for a discussion with Mark Feygin, a Russian lawyer and former deputy of the State Duma. Feygin served as defense counsel for the activist punk band Pussy Riot in 2012 and is currently representing Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian air-force pilot captured by pro-Russian separatists, who is being held on murder charges in Russia. He previously served as the vice mayor of Samara.





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April 17, 2015
5:30pm - 8:30pm Local Time

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Brussels: SWAN Social Gathering

Join fellow SWAN members living in Brussels for a social gathering at Rue Ernest Allard 12, 1000. R.S.V.P. to Allison Hart B’10, ’11 at allisonrhart@gmail.com who will be there to greet you.





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Date and Time
April 21, 2015 11:00pm (start)
April 22, 2015 1:00am (end) Local Time

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Nordic-Baltic Security

For more than two decades, the Nordic-Baltic region has been known for its well-functioning democracies and its prosperity. But above all, the region has been known for its peace and stability. Then came the spring of 2014. Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine that followed have changed the security dynamics within Europe. Increased security tensions around the Baltic Sea have become strikingly apparent through a massive increase in Russian military and hybrid actions. The Nordic-Baltic region can no longer be described as the guiding star for stability and prosperity that it has been known as for the past two decades.

 How did the Baltic Sea Region transform from the “Sea of Peace” to the topmost subject in transatlantic-security discussions? Why should the defense of the region remain a priority for the U.S. and NATO? And how can countries in the region act to stop the situation from deteriorating further?





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April 17, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am Local Time

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Eternal Shelters

Aidan Dodson, senior research fellow, University of Bristol will discuss this topic. 





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April 10, 2015 10:00pm (start)
April 11, 2015 12:00am (end) Local Time

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