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Water: A Global Security Issue for the 21st Century

April 2, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Arlington, VA | Event info

Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis: The (R)evolutionary Power of Climate Change

April 2, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Washington DC | Event info

Major General Muniruzzaman in Conversation: Climate Change and Global Security

April 3, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Jane Henrici presents on the report, Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers

April 4, 2013 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Changing Dynamics: Immigration, Mexico, and the United States

April 5, 2013 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Dialogues on Detention: Applying Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform to the Immigration Detention System

April 8, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Laying the Foundation for a Sustainable Energy Future: Legal and Policy Challenges

April 10, 2013 from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

An Immigration Reform Agenda for the New Administration

April 19, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Washington DC | Event info

The Rise and Fall of North American Populations: Exploring Migration and Immigration in Canada and the United States

May 1, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | Washington, DC | Event info

Responding to Ecological Loss: The Promise and Limits of Ingenuity

May 6, 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Role of Local Institutions in Climate Change Adaptation

May 13, 2013 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Panel Luncheon – Dirty Fuels to Renewable Energy: Our Climates Future

May 21, 2013 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Is Energy Efficiency Capitalized in Home Prices? Evidence from Three Cities

May 23, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Ice Sheets on the Move

June 12, 2013 from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm | Washington, D | Event info

Natural Power: Sustainability Policies and Practices at the New York Power Authority

June 13, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

PFIR’s Fourth Annual Immigration Conference

September 30, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Putting People First: Regulating Big Industry to Promote Environmental Health

November 6, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Crime and Politics: The Terrible Cost of Corruption in Latin American Elections

November 6, 2013 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

Save Food: The FAO’s Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction

November 7, 2013 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Powering Innovation: Technology and Our Energy Future

November 13, 2013 from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm | | Event info

Doing Good to the Stranger and the Citizen: Evangelicals Discuss Immigration Reform

November 15, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Human Impacts DC: Will Climate Change Ever Move Into the White House and Congress for Good?

December 5, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Bridging the Gap Between Science and Technology

December 6, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Will Immigration Reform Transform the Housing Market?

December 10, 2013 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am | Washington, DC | Event info

Closing the Workforce Skills Gap

December 12, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

DC Science Café – God’s Eye View: Overhead Spying for Environmentalism

January 7, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | | Event info

Transforming Transformation 2014

January 16, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Washington, DC | Event info

Beyond the Buzzwords: Examples of Sustainable Local Ownership

January 23, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

EconNet: Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative

January 23, 2014 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

The State of the Environment in the Chesapeake Bay

February 4, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference: The Impact of Immigration Reform on Access to Justice

February 12, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | | Event info

The Supreme Court and EPA Carbon Rules

March 6, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | | Event info

Climate Change and Clean Energy – A Survey of US Public Attitudes

March 11, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Double Dividends: Population Dynamics and Climate Adaptation

March 11, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Economic Policy Institute: Is there a STEM Worker Shortage?

March 12, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

Wharton DC Green Business Forum for Energy and Sustainability

March 21, 2014 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm | | Event info

State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach

March 25, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2015 International Affairs Budget

April 8, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

Oil and Energy: What Does the Future Hold

April 8, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | | Event info

Israeli-Palestinian Environmental Cooperation: The Kidron Valley/Wadi Nar Master Plan

April 9, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | | Event info

Securitizing the Threat of Climate Change: The Meaning of “Climate Change” to Different Audiences within the U.S. National Security Enterprise

April 9, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference: The Impact of Immigration Reform on Access to Justice

April 15, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | | Event info

Legends of Environmental Law: A Conversation with Professor Richard Lazarus

May 1, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Gambling with Nature: Reframing Disaster Risk and Resilience

May 1, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | | Event info

Reception Honoring Frances Seymour

May 1, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

Energy, Russian Power and Populism in the Shadow of Ukraine: A Presentation of Living the High Life in Minsk

May 1, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

42nd National Spring Conference on the Environment: State of the Practice Symposium

May 2, 2014 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Book Talk with Kelly Sims Gallagher: The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology — Lessons from China

May 5, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Nexus of Energy and Water for US Sustainability and National Security

May 6, 2014 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am | | Event info

Environmental and Social Risk Management Systems in Development Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean

May 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Methods of Crude Oil Transport: Relative Risks and Benefits

May 7, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Member Roundtable Series with Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29)

May 8, 2014 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am | | Event info

Accelerating Sustainability: Maximizing the Benefits of Connected Cars

May 8, 2014 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

China’s Oil Future: Balancing Economic, Geopolitical, and Environmental Concerns

May 8, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

2014 National Wetlands Awards Ceremony

May 8, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Electricity in Transition

May 8, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Energy and America’s Long War in the Middle East

May 12, 2014 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am | | Event info

Energy Revolution: Utilities Confront the Shifting Energy Landscape

May 13, 2014 from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Strengthening the Field: The Role of Demography in Responding to Climate Change

May 14, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

May 14, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

Securing Critical Infrastructure: A Public-Private Partnership

May 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

ELI Skills Seminar: Environmental Due Diligence

May 15, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm | | Event info

National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

May 15, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

Film Screening: Vanishing Pearls

May 19, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | | Event info

Meeting the Injurious Wildlife Challenge: Legislative, Regulatory, and Voluntary Approaches

May 20, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Will the New WOTUS Rule Float?

May 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

American Energy Independence and The Shale Gas Revolution

May 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

MAY GREEN BUSINESS FORUM: KATHERINE NEEBE, WALMART DIR. OF SUSTAINABILITY

May 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Natural Resources, Ecology, and Public Policy: Time for Some Unconventional Ideas?

May 28, 2014 from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Geopolitics of Energy: The Changing Dynamics of Power

May 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | | Event info

The Economic Consequences of Delays in US Climate Policy

June 3, 2014 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Geothermal Energy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Developing World

June 4, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014

June 10, 2014 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Management: A Foundation for Corporate Compliance, Assurance & Sustainability

June 11, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Immigration Economics

June 11, 2014 from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

An Evening with Yoram Bauman, Author of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change

June 11, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | | Event info

Envisioning a Competitive U.S. – Mexico Border

June 12, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm | | Event info

ELI Summer School Series 2014: NEPA, ESA & Fundamentals of Environmental Law

June 12, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

U.S. GHG Leadership for Paris 2015

June 17, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

ELI Summer School Series 2014: Clean Air & Climate Change

June 19, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Seventh International Conference on Migration and Development

June 30, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Perspectives on Energy Efficiency Financing

July 1, 2014 from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm | | Event info

2014 National Migration Conference

July 7, 2014 from 12:00 am to 10:00 pm | | Event info

IEA’s Medium-Term Gas Market Report

July 8, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

The End of Sustainability?

July 8, 2014 from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

July 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Clean Land: Hazardous Waste and Sites

July 10, 2014 from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

2014 EIA Energy Conference

July 14, 2014 from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Workshop on EPA’s Proposed Clean Power/CAA Section 111(d) Rules

July 14, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm | | Event info

Environmental Due Diligence

July 23, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Environmental Due Diligence

July 24, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

July 31, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

September 10, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

Global Shale and Water Risk

September 11, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Science and Environmental Law

September 12, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:15 pm | | Event info

Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin

September 16, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Key Issues in Setting Water Quality Standards

September 16, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Transforming Our Food System: Creating More Just and Sustainable Communities

September 17, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Water Transactions: Challenges and Strategies

September 24, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production

September 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Fostering the Next Generation of Energy Security

September 30, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Monthly Climate Change Briefing: November 2014

November 3, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Fourth Annual Conference – Government and Stakeholders Working Together to Improve Immigration Services

November 6, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Smart Grid, Electric Power Regulation & Legal Issues

November 6, 2014 from 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals – November 2014

November 12, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation

November 17, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

December 1, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm | | Event info

The Future of Work in the Sharing Economy

December 2, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

December 3, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Future of U.S. Economic Growth

December 4, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Monthly Climate Change Briefing – December 2014

December 8, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Will Open Borders Help or Hurt America?

December 10, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | | Event info

Immigration After Executive Action: A Symposium on Reform

December 11, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm | | Event info

Climate Justice: Overburdened Communities, Climate Change, and EPA’s Clean Power Plan

December 11, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

A Debate Over Executive Power: Obama’s Immigration Decision

January 12, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

January 14, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Change

January 15, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition

February 3, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

Strengthening the Financial Security of America’s Working Families – A Conversation with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

February 3, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

Community Demography Reveals Drivers of Diversity and Ecosystem Function

February 5, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm | | Event info

Impacts of Climate Change and Mitigation Policies on Global Land Use and Poverty

February 5, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Restaurant Worker One Fair Wage Meeting

February 9, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

America’s 2.5 Million Homeless Children – A Panel Discussion

February 10, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Harnessing Immigrant Small Entrepreneurship

March 11, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Advancing Economic Success

March 16, 2015 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm | | Event info

The Future of Economic Development

April 7, 2015 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Symposium in the Intersection of Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Detention

April 10, 2015 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum

May 12, 2015 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Future of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

June 4, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Green Festival

June 5, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Eighth International Conference on Migration and Development

June 8, 2015 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Can the financial sector promote growth and stability?

June 8, 2015 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Water Pricing in Age of Scarcity

June 8, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators

June 8, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Transatlantic Dialogue: Cities and States as Actors in International Affairs

June 9, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm | | Event info

Future of Sustainable Development with Sam Worthington

June 10, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Going for broke: deficit, debt, and the entitlement crisis

June 16, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Building a Competitive US-Mexico Border

June 17, 2015 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

2015 Annual Conference on Immigration Law

June 17, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Millenials and U.S. Foreign Policy

June 18, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | | Event info

A New Transatlantic Deal: Good for America?

June 22, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

Unlocking Private Sector Investment in Alternative Fuel Vehicles

July 1, 2015 from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment – A Dialogue on Its Moral & Policy Challenges

July 1, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | | Event info

EconNet: Human Capital, Educational Levels and Growth

July 2, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm | | Event info

Wharton DC Green Business Forum: Next Gen Power Storage with Dr. George Crabtree

July 6, 2015 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm | | Event info

A Conversation with Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator

July 7, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security

July 7, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Paving the Way for Work: Part Time Workers and Policies to Help Them

July 8, 2015 from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm | | Event info

18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo & Forum

July 9, 2015 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

July 14, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Ivory Tusks, Black Market: Environmental Crime and Global Security

July 15, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

In the Shadow of Power and Light: Experiences and Lessons from Fukushima

July 16, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Identifying Immigration Relief While Interviewing an Unaccompanied Child

July 28, 2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Leadership Training for Immigrant Rights as Reproductive Justice

August 1, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Are there Structural Issues in U.S. Bond Markets ?

August 3, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Central American Asylum Cases

August 4, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

The State of Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future: A discussion with General John Campbell

August 4, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Figuring Out the Immigration Options

August 6, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Green Power: Alternative Energy Made Easy

August 6, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Immigration Workshop: Professional Development for Teachers

August 6, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm | | Event info

2015 Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference

August 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Green Infrastructure – Paying for Stormwater

August 13, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

The Defense Economy and American Prosperity

August 17, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Droughts in the U.S. – Water Policy of the Past, Present and Future

August 20, 2015 from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm | | Event info

American Sociological Association and Immigration-Related Sessions Annual Meeting

August 22, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Immigrant Family

September 1, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | | Event info

Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

September 2, 2015 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Race, Housing, and Education

September 2, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Environmental Criminal Enforcement

September 2, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Budgetary Turmoil at the DoD

September 2, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

What happens when the Fed raises interest rates?

September 3, 2015 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Reforming Today’s Conservation and Environmental Policies for Tomorrow’s Scarcity

September 9, 2015 from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Marriage Fraud – Red Flags within Immigration

September 10, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief

September 15, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Blessing or Scourge? Capitalism through the Eyes of Pope Francis

September 15, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Reform of the US Immigrant Detention System

September 17, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

September 23, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | | Event info

Clean Power Plant: Path to a Low-Carbon Future

September 24, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

The Immigration Act of 1965: Then and Now

September 30, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Family Detention at a Crossroads – Will the U.S. Government Persist or Desist?

November 3, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Gang-Based Asylum Claims

November 3, 2015 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | | Event info

Crisis and Chaos – Delays in the Immigration Courts

November 3, 2015 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Advanced Topics in Naturalization – False Claims & Voting

November 3, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

November 5, 2015 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Greater Washington in the Global Economy

November 5, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

DC Chapter Fall Conference on Immigration

November 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Evolution of Everything – How New Ideas Emerge

November 11, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

All Eyes on Paris – The Global Agreement on Climate Change

November 11, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

E2’s 5th Annual DC Forum

November 17, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Climate Security and Foreign Policy

November 18, 2015 from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm | | Event info

National Capital Climate Fundamentals Academies

November 18, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Greenbuild International and Expo

November 18, 2015 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Comparative Responses to Asylum Seeking in Europe, Australia, the U.S., and Middle East

November 30, 2015 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Economics of Immigration: Market Based Approaches, Social Sciences, and Public Policy

January 6, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Readout on the Paris Climate Agreement: What Was Achieves and What Comes Next?

January 7, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

A Discussion on Government Oversight with U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz

January 7, 2016 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am | | Event info

Asylum Overview for Attorneys and Advocates Working with Survivors

January 7, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Parents Without Papers: The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration

January 11, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Overcoming Implicit Bias Against Non-Citizen Defendants

January 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

Understanding Allowance Allocation Options Under the Clean Power Plan

January 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

The Future of Asia’s Emerging Challenges

January 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

January 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

January 13, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Outreach Strategies for Undocumented Asian & Pacific Islander Communities

January 15, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

The Current State and Future of Yieldcos

January 20, 2016 from 12:00 am to 12:00 am | | Event info

GMOs and the Future of the Global Food Supply and Medical Innovations

January 20, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | | Event info

Due Process and Access to Justice for Immigrants

January 26, 2016 from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Motions to vacate criminal convictions for immigrant victims of trafficking

January 27, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Crimmigration 101

February 2, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration Through U.S. Refugee and Visa Programs

February 3, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Ready America 2016: Implementing Immigration Action

February 3, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

AILA South Florida Chapter 37th Annual Immigration Law Update

February 4, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

February 4, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | | Event info

Book Panel and Discussion: Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

February 5, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the United States

February 8, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Migrants’ Rights in the UN Human Rights Committee

February 9, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Taking a Case with Human Rights Initiative

February 9, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

Preparing an Effective Asylum Case: A Conversation with Adjudicators, Experts, and Advocates

February 10, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | | Event info

Representing the Trafficking Victim-Witness: Securing Continued Presence and Providing Reasonable Cooperation for Purposes of the T Visa

February 10, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Unaccompanied Alien Children and the Roles of States and Localities

February 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | | Event info

A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Enforcement

February 16, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Introduction to Immigration advocacy – Overview of Humanitarian Relief

February 17, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

The Question of Intervention

February 18, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Representing Asylum Seekers: Basic Training

February 19, 2016 from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm | | Event info

Advanced DACA – Latest Developments

February 24, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | | Event info

Life After DACA

March 1, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Climate Change and its Effects on our Lakes

March 2, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm | | Event info

USCIS Invitation on O and P Nonimmigrant Visas

March 3, 2016 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

American Immigration Lawyers Association 2016 Open House

March 4, 2016 from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

U.S. Cuban Immigration Exceptionalism and Its Unintended Consequences

March 4, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | | Event info

School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe

March 4, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Business Engagement in USAID public-private partnerships

March 8, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | | Event info

Observing the Environment from the Group Up

March 8, 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

USCIS Invitation on Combatting Immigration Scams

March 9, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Immigration and the 2016 Presidential Elections: What’s on the Horizon for Reform?

March 9, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Immigrants and Public Benefits

March 10, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Re-Thinking the Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 10, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Connect: ID. Exploration of Physical & Digital Identity in the 21st Century

March 14, 2016 from 12:30 pm to 12:30 pm | | Event info

U.S. – Columbia Relations: A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Columbia

March 16, 2016 from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm | | Event info

Southwest Border Security Week 2016

March 30, 2016 from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Colombia: Peace at Any Price

March 30, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | | Event info

100 Years of Democracy and Education: A Critical Examination

March 31, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Resettlement Plus: Clearing the Path to Safety and Opportunity for Refugees

March 31, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Immigration Removal Proceedings for Minors

April 5, 2016 from 8:45 pm to 10:30 pm | | Event info

The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

April 6, 2016 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

Increasing LPR (Lawful Permanent Residents) Turnout Through Media

April 6, 2016 from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Medical Screening of Immigrants to the U.S.

April 7, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Securing Development in Insecure Places

April 7, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Day

April 11, 2016 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Advanced Issues in Derivation of Citizenship

April 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

A New Trade Agenda for the Americas

April 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm | | Event info

Border Security Expo

April 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Corporate Renewables Procurement

April 14, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Nuts and Bolts of Representing Detained Immigrants

April 21, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Detention Watch Network

April 21, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

May 3, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Improving Supply Chain Sustainability: A Dialogue with EPA

May 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Documenting U.S. Citizenship: Fighting the Battle on All Fronts

May 5, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Family Visa Petition

May 5, 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | | Event info

America’s Place in the World

May 5, 2016 from 3:30 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Words Matter: The U.S. Debate over Immigration, the Media, and the 2016 Election

May 6, 2016 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am | | Event info

The JOBS Acts of 2012: Deregulation in the Wake of Crisis

May 9, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | | Event info

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California

May 10, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

In the Balance: Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems

May 10, 2016 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am | | Event info

Continuous Physical Presence for Cancellation of Removal

May 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

2016 Sustainability Forum

May 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

When One Foot is Out the Door: H-1B Portability Issues

May 19, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

What do Mexicans Think About the U.S. and the World?

May 31, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Energy Efficiency Roofs

May 31, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm | | Event info

Fostering Innovation Ecosystems in Latin America

June 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations (CAIR)

June 2, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | | Event info

Solar Power is for Everyone!

June 5, 2016 from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm | | Event info

Bringing Education Disparities to the Forefront of the Political Debate

June 8, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | | Event info

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter

June 8, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border

June 15, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Inclusive growth in cities

June 16, 2016 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am | | Event info

Visas and Emerging Issues

June 21, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Year-one results of the world’s first development impact bond for education

July 5, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am | | Event info

Information Session for Service Providers on the U.S Supreme Court decision concerning DAPA/Extended DACA

July 7, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Comparing countries: Manufacturing in a Global Context

July 7, 2016 from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm | | Event info

Survey of Immigration Law

July 8, 2016 from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm | | Event info

Monthly Climate Change Briefing

July 11, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Forum

July 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Immigrant Student Success

July 12, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Selected Issues in Immigration Program Management

July 13, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Immigrant Pathway Institute 2016

July 25, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Law & Policy of Products Regulation

July 28, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Understanding DACA

August 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

The Emerging Innovation Landscape in Advanced Clean Energy

August 2, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | | Event info

Creative Strategies in Immigration Court

August 3, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Advancing Financial and Digital Inclusion

August 4, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am | | Event info

Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

August 4, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | | Event info

Refugee Protection and the Rights and Process of Re(Settlement)

August 7, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Seventh Annual Sustainability Fair

August 12, 2016 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm | | Event info

Freedom in the 50 States

August 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | | Event info

Immigration Economics

September 2, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Mid-Year Review of 2016 Immigration Legislation

September 6, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | | Event info

Third North American Sustainable Economic Development Summit

September 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | | Event info

13th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference

September 12, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Reflections on Progress: Essays on the Global Political Economy

September 12, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm | | Event info

Housing in America: America Divided

September 14, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Migration and Security

September 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

U Visas: Advanced and Emerging Issues

September 22, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Closing the Skills Gap Through Global Education

September 22, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | | Event info

Sustainability Conference

September 27, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm | | Event info

Immigrants in Health Care

September 28, 2016 from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm | | Event info

Refugees, Immigrants, and National Security

October 3, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm | | Event info

7th Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit

October 4, 2016 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Global Workforce Symposium

October 5, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Overview of Asylum Proceedings

October 6, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Full Fables & Fallacies: The Truth about Policing in America

October 12, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | | Event info

Immigration Film Festival

October 20, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Beyond DACA and DAPA

October 21, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | | Event info

Second Chances Through Successful Reentry

October 21, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm | | Event info

Immigration Mythbusters Panel

October 22, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | | Event info

Legal Representation Challenges for Immigrants in New York

October 25, 2016 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm | | Event info

Event Information

Water: A Global Security Issue for the 21st Century

April 2, 2013, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virginia Tech Research Center. 900 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 2nd Floor Conference Center

Description:

Keynote speaker Major General Engel (Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program Strategic Futures Group, National Intelligence Council), will discuss how the scarcity, control and quality of water will shape global security issues in the next year, especially as it relates to public policy approaches. Following his talk our panel of three expert respondents will lead a thoughtful discussion based on those remarks. Please join us and participate in this interesting and important discussion.

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Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis: The (R)evolutionary Power of Climate Change

April 2, 2013, from 7:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Georgetown University. 37 St. NW and O St. NW, Washington DC. Gaston Hall
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Description:

Activist Naomi Klein will speak on "The (R)evolutionary Power of Climate Change" as part of Lannan Center's annual Spring Symposium and Literary Festival, "America from the Outside: How the World Sees US."

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Major General Muniruzzaman in Conversation: Climate Change and Global Security

April 3, 2013, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
America Security Project. 1100 New York Avenue, Suite 710W, Washington, DC
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Description:

Climate change is increasingly seen as a national security threat by military establishments around the world. Join us for a conversation with Major General Muniruzzaman (Ret.), a former Senior Officer in the Bangladesh Army. General Muniruzzaman has forcefully advocated for ways to reduce the security impacts of a changing climate around the world.

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Jane Henrici presents on the report, Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers

April 4, 2013, from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Institute for Women’s Policy Research 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036
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Description:

Jane Henrici will present on the report, Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers in a webinar to be hosted by Caring across Generations.

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Changing Dynamics: Immigration, Mexico, and the United States

April 5, 2013, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Migration Policy Institute. 1400 16th St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
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Description:

The Mexican story on migration is changing – with net unauthorized migration from Mexico to the United States at a standstill. Additionally, the Mexican economy continues to grow and key “push” factors in Mexico, such as demographics and lack of job opportunity, are weakening. Mexico’s transition and growing role in the global economy will continue to evolve, reshaping its role as a country of large-scale emigration.

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Dialogues on Detention: Applying Lessons from Criminal Justice Reform to the Immigration Detention System

April 8, 2013, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Jones Day. 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Room 704
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Description:

Dialogues on Detention is a series of public events organized in cities across the country by Human Rights First. The Dialogues convene experts, academics, policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and the private bar working in the immigration detention and corrections/criminal justice fields, as well as formerly detained individuals, to share knowledge, experiences, and best practices. We aim to help shift the national conversation on immigration detention, build alliances among stakeholders in both fields, and lay the groundwork for future improvements in policy and practice.

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Laying the Foundation for a Sustainable Energy Future: Legal and Policy Challenges

April 10, 2013, from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm
George Washington University. 2000 H St. NW, Washington, DC. Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
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Description:

This conference – the first of an anticipated series of such meetings exploring the evolution of the U.S. energy networks between now and 2030 – will invite thought leaders to focus on the capital deployment, technology development, and public policy changes that are critically needed to produce a more sustainable energy supply system by 2030

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An Immigration Reform Agenda for the New Administration

April 19, 2013, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
AU Washington College of Law. 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016 Room 603
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Description:

This panel would bring together to immigrants' rights advocates, law professors, policymakers, and WCL alums to identify what the next administration should prioritize with respect to immigration reform in the United States. In addition to identifying priorities, the discussion will assess the possibilities for -- and challenges to -- efforts to implement the proposed reforms.

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The Rise and Fall of North American Populations: Exploring Migration and Immigration in Canada and the United States

May 1, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Woodrow Wilson Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Description:

Both Canada and the United States have largely been shaped by immigration. However, we must look more closely at subnational population trends to understand how migration and immigration are changing the political, economic, and transportation futures of our countries and to truly understand how the movement of people shapes North America. Please join our distinguished panel to discuss Fazley Siddiqs new paper comparing these population shifts and other related issues.

Speaker: Blair A. Ruble

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-rise-and-fall-north-american-populations-exploring-migration-and-immigration-canada-and

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Responding to Ecological Loss: The Promise and Limits of Ingenuity

May 6, 2013, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Resources for the Future. 1616 P Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036. First Floor Conference Center

Description:

When are innovation and ingenuity likely to help solve ecological problems? What can we do to spur that ingenuity? Can the answers to these questions help us to better target natural resource investments? In asking these questions, can we better understand the aspects of nature that are invaluable and irreplaceable?

We have assembled a distinguished and diverse group of historians, ecologists, economists, psychologists, and entrepreneurs to elaborate on these questions and to begin to develop some answers.

Speakers: Susan Clayton, Geoffrey Heal, Joel Mokyr, Bill Shireman

Website: http://www.rff.org/Events/Pages/Limits-to-Ingenuity.aspx

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Role of Local Institutions in Climate Change Adaptation

May 13, 2013, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Woodrow Wilson Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20004

Description:

Effective local institutions are central to society’s ability to respond to the impacts of climate change. Our capacity to adapt is dependent on a wide range of factors including the interaction between local and national institutions is also an important, and often complex, factor. In this event, presenters from Oxfam America will share new research, based on field work carried out in Ethiopia and Mali, on the role of local institutions in adaptive processes.

Speakers: Todd Crane, Belay Kassa, Heather McGray, Cynthia Brady

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-role-local-institutions-climate-change-adaptation

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Panel Luncheon – Dirty Fuels to Renewable Energy: Our Climates Future

May 21, 2013, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Description:

Josh Stebbins, Managing Attorney of the Sierra Club's Environmental Law Program, and his dynamic team, will discuss strategies to address climate change and reduce the public health and environmental impacts of our energy use.

Speakers: Josh Stebbins, Zach Fabish, Craig Segall, Josh Berman

Time: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12;15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A.

PRICE: $20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only

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Is Energy Efficiency Capitalized in Home Prices? Evidence from Three Cities

May 23, 2013, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Resources for the Future. 1616 P Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036

Description:

One oft-cited explanation for underinvestment in residential energy efficiency is that homeowners do not expect to occupy their homes long enough to realize benefits that offset their investment costs. This is problematic because homeowners may not believe that the energy efficiency features of a home will be capitalized in the selling price. In this paper, we look for evidence of such capitalization using data from real estate multiple listing services (MLS) in three metropolitan areas.

Speakers: Margaret Walls, Karen Palmer

Website: http://www.rff.org/Events/Pages/Is-Energy-Efficieny-Capitalized-in-Home-Prices.aspx

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Ice Sheets on the Move

June 12, 2013, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Resources for the Future. 1616 P Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC, 20036. First Floor Conference Center.

Description:

The ice sheets covering Antarctica and Greenland pose both the largest risk and uncertainty for sea level rise, which is considered to be one of the greatest hazards from future climate change. Together, the two regions contain enough ice to increase sea level by over 60 meters.  Panelists at this First Wednesday Seminar will characterize the state of the science, methods for quantifying uncertainty, and the potential consequences of abrupt sea level rise.

Speakers: Willy Aspinall, Jonathan Bamber, Carolyn Kousky, Christopher Little, Roger Cooke.

Website: http://www.rff.org/Events/Pages/Ice-Sheets-on-the-Move.aspx

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Natural Power: Sustainability Policies and Practices at the New York Power Authority

June 13, 2013, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004.

Description:

Description: Rock Brynner will provide insights into sustainability efforts at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and discuss how utilities can push electricity generation to cleaner and greener heights. His discussion will cover the recent expansion of renewable energy projects and case studies of demand-side management successes at the NYPA.

Speakers: Rock Brynner

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/natural-power-sustainability-policies-and-practices-the-new-york-power-authority

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PFIR’s Fourth Annual Immigration Conference

September 30, 2013, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Join Us for PFIR's Fourth Annual Immigration Conference: "Who We Are, How Far We've Come"

Progressives for Immigration Reform will hold its Fourth Annual Immigration Conference in Washington, DC on Monday, September 30, 2013.

Please plan now to join us for an engaging discussion of where we are in the movement and how far we've come.

Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting event to take place on Monday, September 30th, at 9:00 AM Eastern.

Please RSVP by contacting info@pfirdc.org or (202) 543-5325
Admission is free. A light lunch will be served.

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Putting People First: Regulating Big Industry to Promote Environmental Health

November 6, 2013, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

In a rapidly changing global environment, the protection of future generations has become a major goal of national and international politics. Meanwhile, industries are struggling to meet the rising demands of a growing population in ways that are cost-efficient, sustainable, and environmentally compatible. This symposium hosted by the publication, Sustainable Development Law and Policy, will discuss the tensions in law and policy between health and development as they pertain to fracking, industrial farming, and chemical regulation. More information.

Lawyers can obtain Continued Legal Education credits (3.5) for $220 if they register through the website.

Location
AU Washington College of Law
Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Event Coorinator
Jessi Patton at jessipatton@gmail.com

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Crime and Politics: The Terrible Cost of Corruption in Latin American Elections

November 6, 2013, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Description:

As the US spends billions of dollars on antidrug enforcement and border security, several small Central American and Caribbean countries are attempting to counter deadly narcotraffickers who smuggle cocaine and other drugs to the voracious US market. These nations' best defenses are the rule of law, strong democratic institutions, political stability, professional security forces, and economic growth. Unfortunately, when corrupt local leaders undermine democratic institutions to maintain power, they create a permissive environment for narcotrafficking and other dangerous activities. With elections approaching in Honduras, El Salvador, and elsewhere in Latin America, self-interested candidates from the left and the right - some with well-known ties to criminals - seek to wield power at their countries' expense. AEI has convened a panel to expose this problem and to propose remedies. More information.

Speakers
Jose Cardenas, Carl Meacham, Carlos Ponce, Roger F. Noriega

Event Coordinator
Alex Della Rocchetta at adr@aei.org / 202.862.7152

Location
American Enterprise Institute
1150 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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Save Food: The FAO’s Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction

November 7, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Olaf Thieme on Save Food-Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction. The goal of this initiative is to raise awareness on the impact of, and solutions for, food loss and waste; seek collaboration and coordination of world-wide initiatives on food loss and waste reduction policy; develop strategies and programs for food loss and waste reduction; and support investment programs implemented by private and public sectors. We hope you will be able to join us in our new building to hear Dr. Thieme's presentation on the initiative and to participate in a moderated discussion on this important topic. Click here for details.

Speakers
Dr. Olaf Thieme and Kristin Wedding

Location
Center for Strategic and International Studies
9th Floor Board Room
1800 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

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Powering Innovation: Technology and Our Energy Future

November 13, 2013, from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm

Description:

Recent energy debates in Washington have focused mostly on government policies, including climate and clean energy standards, that could help increase the use of American resources, shift to cleaner sources of energy and help reduce air emissions. Buried in these debates is the importance of research and development of new energy technologies for both fossil fuels and renewables.

Join National Journal as we explore the importance of R&D in America’s new energy landscape. What is the right role for the federal government to play in helping trigger new energy technologies? What has the oil and natural gas boom taught us about private-sector investment? Is it possible for Washington to encourage new innovation without picking winners and losers? How can America build support for clean-energy and capitalize on vast reserves of oil and natural gas? National Journal will convene policymakers and experts to answer these questions and more. Register now.

Speaker
Amy Harder

Location
Ronald Reagan Building
Pavilion Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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Doing Good to the Stranger and the Citizen: Evangelicals Discuss Immigration Reform

November 15, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Some evangelical leaders have spoken out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform like the Senate recently passed. Many are quoting the Bible in a way rarely seen with respect to other issues, arguing that legalizing unlawful immigrants is the Christian way to “welcome the stranger.”

This event brings together serious evangelical thinkers to examine these arguments and bring to bear their own views, informed by their faith, concerning immigration. More information.

Speakers
Carol Swain- Ph.D., Mark Tooley, Kelly Monroe Kullberg, James Hoffmeier- Ph.D.

Event Coordinator
Andrew Parks at Andrew.Parks@heritage.org

Location
Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium
214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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Human Impacts DC: Will Climate Change Ever Move Into the White House and Congress for Good?

December 5, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC
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Description:

DATE / TIME

Thursday, December 5, 2013 / 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

LOCATION

Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC (map)

SPEAKER(S)

Georg Maue, Peter Earnest, Patrice Simms, Suzanne Hunt, Tara DePorte

WEBSITE

http://www.humanimpactsinstitute.org/HumanImpactsSalons.php

A spy, a lawyer, and a diplomat walk into a room, ready to change the world.  What happens? Find out when you join us for the "hottest" event of the year, where we'll explore the political climate on climate in ways never been done before. Envision a climate community in the U.S. that includes left, right and center views by taking a closer look at how the German "Energy Transformation" to renewable has been adopted by diverse audiences - from conservatives to green party members.

Join the Human Impacts Institute, in partnership with the Transatlantic Climate Bridge Program of Germany and local partners for an inspiring event, combining performance and the roots of DC's diverse cultures to to find common solutions around addressing one of the most challenging issues of our times--climate change.  Help us share your DC community stories, and to emphasize locally-driven innovation and action and your positive impacts on our Nation and beyond.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Bridging the Gap Between Science and Technology

December 6, 2013, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
George Washington University
Old Main Building, Room 2191922 F St NW, Washington DC
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Description:

DATE / TIME

Friday, December 6, 2013 / 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION

George Washington University, Old Main Building, Room 2191922 F St NW, Washington DC (map)

SPEAKER

Oleg Anisimov

WEBSITE

http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2013&mon=12#2277

DESCRIPTION

Oleg Anisimov, Professor of Physical Geography, Hydrological Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia)

This presentation will start with a brief discussion of the Fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report, where the speaker served as a coordinating author. The report is almost ready, and will be officially released at the end of March 2014. The discussion will focus on the impacts of the changing climate in the polar regions, including the socio-economical dimension in the Arctic. It will then provide two examples of impacts that escaped the IPCCs attention. The first is the potential impact on the Arctic urban population (the current emphasis is on indigenous peoples). The second is related to the drivers of climate change associated with the potential release of methane, with implications for environmental policy making, particularly the post-Kyoto negotiation process.

A reception will follow the event

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Will Immigration Reform Transform the Housing Market?

December 10, 2013, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
1225 I Street, NW Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20005
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Description:

DATE / TIME

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

LOCATION

Bipartisan Policy Center

1225 I Street, NW Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. 20005 (map)

SPEAKER(S)

Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez, Ed Brady, Rebecca Tallent

WEBSITE

http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/2013/12/will-immigration-reform-transform-housing-market

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) recently released a macroeconomic study of immigration reform that showed immigration reform would produce powerful benefits to the U.S. economy. Notably, the study showed that immigration reform would jump-start the housing market by increasing spending on residential construction by an average of $68 billion annually over a 20-year period.

Join members of BPC's Immigration Task Force and Housing Commission as they provide unique insights into the intersection of immigration reform and a potential housing recovery. The panelists will take questions from the audience, as well as from Twitter. To engage on Twitter, Tweet @BPC_Bipartisan

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Closing the Workforce Skills Gap

December 12, 2013, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
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Description:

DATE / TIME

Thursday, December 12, 2013 / 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

LOCATION

Aspen Institute, Large Conference Room

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036 (map)

SPEAKER(S)

Melody Barnes, Jamie Dimon, Rahm Emanuel, Walter Isaacson

WEBSITE

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2013/12/12/closing-workforce-skills-gap

EVENT COORDINATOR

Nicholas Allsop, nicholas.allsop@aspeninst.org / 202.736.5809

The numbers seem to contradict each other: unemployment continues to be high across the globe, but recent data reveals that almost 50% of employers are having trouble finding workers who are trained for the jobs that are available, particularly in skilled labor and professional positions in the US. What can we do to ensure that people are trained and competitive for the skilled jobs of the 21st century?

This event will consist of a lunchtime dialogue featuring Melody Barnes, Chair of the Forum for Community Solutions at the Aspen Institute, Former Assistant to the President & Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council; Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Rahm Emanuel Mayor of Chicago. Moderated by Walter Isaacson, President & CEO The Aspen Institute.

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DC Science Café – God’s Eye View: Overhead Spying for Environmentalism

January 7, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Description:

DATE / TIME
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 / 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION
Busboys & Poets at 5th & K, Cullen Room
1025 5th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

SPEAKER(S)
John Amos, Paul Woods

WEBSITE
http://www.dcswa.org/science-cafe-21---god-s-eye

EVENT COORDINATOR
Ivan Amato, ivanamato61@gmail.com / 301-919-0626

SUMMARY
Satellites provide a privileged perch for visualizing the big, dramatic, and societally consequential pictures unfolding underneath. Driven initially by Cold War angst and meteorological forecasting in the early 1960s, satellite imagery has since become a staple of modernity. In the past decade or so, imagery from a variety of overhead and other high-tech sensors has become available to non-government end users. And some, including John Amos and Paul Woods, partners in their nonprofit firm SkyTruth, have turned to these sources as tools for increasing transparency. By illuminating environmental problems and issues through the use of satellite images, as well as with aerial photographs and other kinds of remote sensing and digital mapping techniques, Amos, Woods and their colleagues are leveraging what once were government-exclusive intelligence-gathering assets for the cause of environmental conservation. Join Amos and Woods for a discussion that will add a vertical dimension to your usual perspective on the world.

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Transforming Transformation 2014

January 16, 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1818 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Click here to learn more

Description:

DATE / TIME
Thursday, January 16, 2014 / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION
World Bank
1818 H St NW, Washington, D.C.

WEBSITE
http://wri.org/events/transforming-transportation-2014

EVENT COORDINATOR
Benoit Colin, benoit.colin@wri.org / (202) 729-7732

SUMMARY
We can create a more equitable and prosperous planet—but we need your help. Watch Andrew Steer's year-end video appeal.

The World Bank and EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, will co-host the 11th annual Transforming Transportation conference at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

The event provides a unique opportunity for the global transport community to discuss how to achieve large-scale and widespread adoption of sustainable solutions. Please join us for this progressive event on sustainable transport. This year's conference will look at opportunities for business to help advance the sustainable transport agenda for cities.

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Beyond the Buzzwords: Examples of Sustainable Local Ownership

January 23, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

DATE / TIME
Thursday, January 23, 2014 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LOCATION
Plan International USA
1255 23rd St NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20037

SPEAKER(S)
Justin Fugle, David Jacobstein, Natalie Ross

WEBSITE
http://www.sidw.org/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=410484&orgId=wdcsid&recurringId=0

EVENT COORDINATOR
Cristina Busbee, events@sidw.org / (202) 331-1317

DESCRIPTION
Busan, USAID, the World Bank and others have the development community buzzing about Sustainable Local Ownership. But has anyone seen it work on the ground?

Representatives from Plan International USA and the Aga Khan Foundation will pull back the curtain to examine case studies from the field and lessons learned from independent evaluations of effective local partnership models. A USAID staffer will explain some of their current thinking on strengthening local systems for sustainability. Then, SID-W participants will be asked to add their own experiences and examples, all with the aim of providing some ground-truth for these key concepts.

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EconNet: Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative

January 23, 2014, from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

DATE / TIME
Thursday, January 23, 2014 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

LOCATION
Inter-American Development Bank, Conf. Room SE-10351300 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC (map)

SPEAKER(S)
Ellis Juan, Horazio Terraza

WEBSITE
http://events.iadb.org/calendar/eventDetail.aspx?lang=en&id=4320">http://events.iadb.org/calendar/eventDetail.aspx?lang=en&id=4320

DESCRIPTION
The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (“ESCI”) is IDB’s non-reimbursable technical assistance program providing direct support to local governments to address their challenges of rapid urbanization and climate change. ESCI employs a multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges faced in Latin America and Caribbean Cities. This transversal approach includes an analysis of the: (a) environmental and climate change sustainability, (b) urban sustainability, and (c) fiscal sustainability and governance.

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The State of the Environment in the Chesapeake Bay

February 4, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

DATE / TIME
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 / 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION
AU Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

WEBSITE
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2014/20140204.cfm

DESCRIPTION
In 2010, the EPA embarked on an aggressive clean up effort aimed at limiting the amount of nutrient pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The farming industry challenged the EPA's authority under the Clean Water Act to require 'pollution diets' inaddition to procedural challenges. Panelists will comment on the litigation, the EPA'sexpanding role in managing watershed and pollution diets, and the implications of apositive ruling on the implementation of similar plans in the Mississippi Delta.

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17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference: The Impact of Immigration Reform on Access to Justice

February 12, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Description:

DATE / TIME
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOCATION
AU Washington College of Law, Various Rooms
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

WEBSITE
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2014/20140213.cfm

DESCRIPTION
American University Washington College of Law hosts the Annual Hispanic Law Conference each spring as part of WCL's Founders' Celebration. This important event for the WCL Latino community brings together a unique mix of personalities devoted to the progress of Latinos/as in the U.S. and in the hemisphere.

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The Supreme Court and EPA Carbon Rules

March 6, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Description:

Environmental and Energy Study Institute

DATE/TIME
Thursday, March 6th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

LOCATION
Senate Visitors Center
East Capitol Street and 1st Street, NE (map)
209-208

WEBSITE
http://www.eesi.org/030614supremecourt

SPEAKERS
Michael B. Gerrard, Amanda Leiter

DESCRIPTION
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on the Supreme Court case, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is considering whether the EPA's authority to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of new motor vehicles also extends to stationary sources, such as existing power plants. The case is the result of six separate challenges to EPA authority from industry groups and 12 states. On February 24, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the consolidated case.

This briefing will examine the arguments brought forth on February 24 and what can be derived from the line of questioning by the Justices. What is and is not at stake in this case, and what are the potential outcomes of the Court’s decision? What does the relatively narrow focus of the case, despite a much broader challenge, mean for future judicial challenges to EPA's regulatory authority concerning greenhouse gases?

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Climate Change and Clean Energy – A Survey of US Public Attitudes

March 11, 2014, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Climate Change and Clean Energy - A Survey of US Public Attitudes
Resources for the Future

DATE/TIME
Tuesday, March 11 10:30am - 12:00pm

LOCATION
Resources for the Future
1616 P St. NW Washington, DC 20036 (map)

WEBSITE
http://www.rff.org/Events/Pages/Climate-Change-and-Clean-Energy-A-Survey-of-US-Public-Attitudes.aspx

SPEAKERS
Jon Krosnick, Phil Sharp, Ray Kopp

DESCRIPTION
A recent poll by Resources for the Future (RFF), Stanford University, and USA Today reveals American’s attitudes on climate change and issues such as clean energy, power plant emissions, and energy subsidies, to name a few. Some of the survey results were previously released by USA Today regarding climate change and the Keystone pipeline.

On March 11, RFF will present additional results from the survey and provide an in-depth discussion on what this could mean for climate policy in the United States. This event will not only offer information on American’s views as a whole but, equally important, it will also explain how these issues are viewed on a state-by-state basis.

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Double Dividends: Population Dynamics and Climate Adaptation

March 11, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Double Dividends: Population Dynamics and Climate Adaptation
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

DATE/TIME
Tuesday, March 11 12:00pm - 2:00pm

LOCATION
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington DC 20004 (map)

WEBSITE
http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/double-dividends-population-dynamics-climate-adaptation

DESCRIPTION
Often lacking from high-level discussions on climate change adaptation and mitigation is the inevitable role that rapid population growth plays in exacerbating vulnerability in developing countries. As Monica Das Gupta noted in her recent report, Population, Poverty, and Climate Change, “it is estimated that the effect of a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per capita in developed countries between 2000 and 2050 would be entirely offset by the increase in emissions attributable to expected population growth in poorer countries over this period.” As communities grapple with the effects of climate change, there is a growing movement pointing to the multiple co-benefits that could emerge from policy interventions targeted at reducing fertility through voluntary access to family planning.

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Economic Policy Institute: Is there a STEM Worker Shortage?

March 12, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

Is there a STEM Worker Shortage?
Economic Policy Institute

DATE/TIME
Wednesday, March 12 1:00pm - 2:30pm

LOCATION
National Academy of Sciences Keck Building
500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 (map)
208

WEBSITE
http://www.epi.org/event/itif-debate-stem-worker-shortage/

SPEAKERS
Robert Atkinson, Jonathan Rothwell, Hal Salzman, Ron Hira, Kevin Finneran

DESCRIPTION
Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? Are more graduates and guestworkers needed? The ongoing debate about these issues, and Congressional high-skill immigration proposals will be discussed at the National Academies of Science by some of the key researchers and policy analysts examining these issues.

As Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation, little attention has been focused upon the labor market impacts of the STEM guestworker and STEM green card provisions of the bills. The key policy questions being discussed include: is there a shortage of STEM workers in the U.S. economy; is the U.S. education system producing enough STEM graduates with requisite STEM education; and how does high-skill immigration impact the STEM labor market the domestic supply of STEM talent?

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), EPI, the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, and Issues in Science and Technology, will co-host a lively debate on this critical policy issue.

The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.

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Wharton DC Green Business Forum for Energy and Sustainability

March 21, 2014, from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Description:

Wharton DC Green Business Forum: Richard Kidd, IV, Deputy Army Secy., for Energy and Sustainability
Wharton Club of DC

DATE/TIME
Friday, March 21 11:45am - 1:30pm

LOCATION
National Press Club
14th & F Streets, NW, 14th Floor Washington, DC 20036 (map)
McClendon Room

WEBSITE
http://www.whartondc.com/article.html?aid=2926

SPEAKERS
Richard Kidd, IV

DESCRIPTION
The Wharton Green Business Forum invites you to join us at lunch from 12-1:30 on Friday, March 21, with Richard Kidd, a graduate of the Yale School of Management, will summarize for the audience key aspects of the Army's approach to energy and sustainability. He will do this first by highlighting the organization change techniques used to alter the way the Army values energy at the corporate, installation (stateside bases) and operational (combat) levels.

Also, he will provide a business operations overview of the Army's Renewable Energy Task Force. They have created the largest renewable energy project pipeline in America by applying private sector approaches to a public sector entity.

Wharton Club, WNG Members and first guest: $20/Person through Noon, four days prior (includes lunch, program, networking, copy of book with that option)

Non-Members, at all times, and members after 4 days prior, and all walk-ins: $35/person.

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State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach

March 25, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach
Cato Institute
DATE/TIME
Tuesday, Mar 25 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

LOCATION
Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (map)
Hayek Auditorium

WEBSITE
http://www.cato.org/events/state-based-visas-federalist-approach-im

SPEAKERS
Brandon Fuller, Reihan Salam, Shikha Dalmia, Alex Nowrasteh

DESCRIPTION
Featuring Brandon Fuller, Deputy Director and Research Scholar, NYU Stern Urbanization Project; Reihan Salam, columnist and National Review Institute policy fellow; and Shikha Dalmia, columnist and Reason Foundation Senior Analyst; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

The immigration reform debate is increasingly polarized and has policymakers looking for new and innovative reform options. State- or regionally managed guest-worker visa programs, in addition to federal visas, should be considered as part of any immigration reform. Under such a system, individual states could manage and experiment with different guest-worker visa systems designed to suit their particular economic circumstances. Canada and Australia have regional visa programs that have worked well, aided economic growth, and slowed population decline in some areas. Their approaches could be adapted to the United States. This panel will address the potential economic, political, and legal issues that come with regionally managed visas. Please join us for an in-depth discussion of the costs and benefits of state and locally managed guest-worker visas.

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National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2015 International Affairs Budget

April 8, 2014, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Description:

Dirksen Senate Office Building
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC
Room 419

Speaker
John F. Kerry

Website
http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/national-security-and-foreign-policy-priorities-in-the-fy-2015-international-affairs-budget-4-8-14

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Oil and Energy: What Does the Future Hold

April 8, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Description:

American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

Summary
The French-American Global Forum / French-American Institute for Global Affaires and The School for International Services at American University - Washington, DC. In Cooperation with Le Monde Diplomatique and Le Monde Diplomatique English Edition present the fourth and final debate of the Le Monde diplomatique Debates Series - Washington, D.C.

Website
https://www.american.edu/calendar/?id=5102520

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Israeli-Palestinian Environmental Cooperation: The Kidron Valley/Wadi Nar Master Plan

April 9, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Description:

Middle East Institute
1761 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Speakers
Avner Goren, Rana Khalaf, Kate Seelye

Summary
The Kidron Valley (Wadi Nar in Arabic) which stretches from Jerusalem through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, has been ravaged by years of unchecked development and neglect, creating an environmental disaster affecting residents on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide with major economic and health consequences.

The Middle East Institute and the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) are pleased to host Avner Goren (The Abraham Path Initiative, Engineers without Borders) and Rana Khalaf (Afaq School for Special Education) to discuss their efforts to address this challenge through the Kidron Valley/Wadi Nar Master Plan, which aims to find an environmental solution that transcends boundaries and political differences. The panelists will focus on their collaborative effort to preserve cultural landmarks, empower local populations through environmental education and other initiatives, and transform the Kidron Valley through improved planning, land usage, and infrastructure.

Website
http://mei.edu/events/kidron-valleywadi-nar-master-plan-seeking-environmental-dignity-through-collective-israeli

 

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Securitizing the Threat of Climate Change: The Meaning of “Climate Change” to Different Audiences within the U.S. National Security Enterprise

April 9, 2014, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

George Mason University
Arlington Campus
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Metropolitan Building, Conference Room 5183

Speakers
William E. David, Dr. Patricia Maulden

Summary
National Security is the primary concern of every government and the list of potential security menaces is long and diverse, perhaps limited only by the imagination of those entrusted with the security of the state. Based on varying interpretations of the social contract, state leaders make decisions and implement policies that affect people, institutions, societies, other states, and relationships of all kinds. When that state is the United States, the implications of threat identification and the resulting security responses can be costly and far reaching. Borrowing conceptually from the Copenhagen School's securitization theory, this project describes the discursive complexity of threat meanings held by audiences within the US national security enterprise following securitizing moves by President Obama. Specifically, I question what the threat of climate change means to the executive branch, Congress, and national security experts, how those meanings are constructed, and to what end. Using frame analysis, I examine 213 official texts from the period May 1, 2010 to September 1, 2013 to discern diagnostic, prognostic, motivational and cognitive frames and interactional framing regarding the climate change threat. I further inform my analysis with personal insights from a 30 year career in the enterprise and theoretical insights from Stephen Walt's balance of threat theory, John Kingdon's three streams model of public policy formation, social identity theory, and Mary Douglas and Aaron Wildavsky’s cultural theory of risk. Ultimately, I find that each audience creates and draws from one or more clusters of climate change meanings to acknowledge or refute the threat in ways that serve its own purposes. This project contributes to our understanding of the US response to climate change, helps to address the under theorized role of audiences in securitization theory, and identifies new avenues of inquiry related to threat identification and climate change.

Website
http://scar.gmu.edu/event/securitizing-threat-of-climate-change-meaning-of-%E2%80%9Cclimate-change%E2%80%9D-different-audiences-within-u

 

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17th Annual Hispanic Law Conference: The Impact of Immigration Reform on Access to Justice

April 15, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Description:

AU Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Summary
American University Washington College of Law hosts the Annual Hispanic Law Conference each spring as part of WCL's Founders' Celebration. This important event for the WCL Latino community brings together a unique mix of personalities devoted to the progress of Latinos/as in the U.S. and in the hemisphere.

Website
http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2014/20140213.cfm

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Legends of Environmental Law: A Conversation with Professor Richard Lazarus

May 1, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Professor Lazarus will share his insights into the development of environmental and natural resources law in the United States and lessons learned during his career with the government and academia.

When:
May 1, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
1350 I Street, NW, Suite 653
(Metro: McPherson Square Station)
Washington, DC

RSVP:
This event is open to the public, but you must register with the DC Bar HERE. There is a $15-$10 fee for all attendees (except law students). Attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch.

Website:
http://www.dcbar.org

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Gambling with Nature: Reframing Disaster Risk and Resilience

May 1, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Description:

Natural disasters are more frequent and costly than ever before. In 2011 and 2012 there were 25 extreme weather events in the United States alone that cost more than $1 billion in damages, and natural disasters cost the global insurance industry $77 billion in insured losses in 2012. As these become more frequent, more intense, and more costly, their impacts will continue to stress government budgets. The federal government spent $136 billion on domestic disaster relief and recovery from 2011 to 2013. However, there is hope: for every dollar the federal government invests in resiliency, it saves taxpayers four dollars in disaster recovery costs. A host of solutions are available to help the public sector assess, reduce, and transfer risk to capital markets. The Risk and Resilience Symposium will explore the natural disaster risk exposure and strategies to improve resiliency around the world.

When:
May 1, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where:
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration:
Register Online.

Website:
Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies

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Reception Honoring Frances Seymour

May 1, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

Please join the Embassy of France and the Center for Global Development as we honor CGD Senior Fellow Frances Seymour, who has been awarded the title of Officer by the French Republic’s Order of Agricultural Merit (Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole) for her work to reduce deforestation and promote sustainable development as Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) from 2006 to 2012.

Seymour received the honor for her leadership in encouraging dialogue between the worlds of science and policy, developing a culture of impact assessment at CIFOR, establishing the annual Forest Day, and insisting on the highest quality scientific research. As a CGD Senior Fellow, Seymour leads the Tropical Forests for Climate and Development initiative. Her work has focused on creating a global consensus about the importance of forest conservation and promoting results-based financing for REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

When:
May 1, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where:
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007

Registration:
This event has reached capacity. Please click here to add your name to the wait list.

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Energy, Russian Power and Populism in the Shadow of Ukraine: A Presentation of Living the High Life in Minsk

May 1, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Living the High Life in Minsk: Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus' Impending Crisis (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2014) explores the issue of authoritarian resilience and the counter-power of weaker allies vs. more powerful ones. It does so by analyzing the role of energy relations, policies, and discourses as factors of stability and conflict in the management of president Aleksandr Lukashenko's relationship with three constituencies key to the resilience of his regime: Russian actors, the Belarusian nomenklatura, and the Belarusian electorate.

When:
May 1, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
George Washington University
Elliott School
Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412
1957 E Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Reservations:
Register Online.

Website:
A href="http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2014&mon=5#2481" target="_blank">www.elliottschool.org

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42nd National Spring Conference on the Environment: State of the Practice Symposium

May 2, 2014, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Description:

The state of the practice of environmental, energy, and resources law is in flux. Substantive practice areas are changing, merging, and emerging, and the economics of practicing law are impacting careers in all areas of practice.

The Symposium will bring together experts who will address both how substantive developments in environmental, energy, and resources law may impact lawyers at all stages of their careers as well as address the real world changing dynamics of the practice of law. The Symposium will provide all lawyers insight into how they can prepare to address the rapid changes in the practice of law.

When:
May 2, 2014 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where:
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN (and via webinar)

RSVP:
For more information and/or to register, please go to the Symposium website HERE. Please note that the event is also available via webcast.

Website:
www.eli.org

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Book Talk with Kelly Sims Gallagher: The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology — Lessons from China

May 5, 2014, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

Energy-related goods account for more than ten percent of international trade, yet policy makers, academics, and the business community perceive barriers to the global diffusion of these emerging technologies. Using case studies from China’s solar photovoltaic, gas turbine, advanced battery, and coal gasification industries to examine both barriers and incentives in clean energy technology transfer, Kelly Sims Gallagher demonstrates that clean energy technologies already cross borders through foreign direct investment, licensing, joint R& D and other channels. She finds that the barriers are not as daunting as many assume, IP infringement is not as widespread as business leaders fear, and that while financing does present an obstacle, the biggest single barrier is a lack of policy incentives.

When:
May 05, 2014 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Where:
The Wilson Center, 5th Floor
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Reservations:
Not required.

Website:
www.wilsoncenter.org

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The Nexus of Energy and Water for US Sustainability and National Security

May 6, 2014, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Description:

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a discussion with US Senator Lisa Murkowski on the release of a white paper in coordination with The Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 (S. 1971). This white paper will elaborate on Senate bill 1971, highlighting the importance and vital nature of the energy-water nexus.

When:
May 6, 2014 - 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Where:
Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street, NW
12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC

Registration:
Register online.

Website:
www.atlanticcouncil.org

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Environmental and Social Risk Management Systems in Development Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean

May 6, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

National Development Banks (NDBs) have a unique role in promoting sustainability. By combining their public mandate and their strong relationship with the local credit markets, they can efficiently leverage private capital for public goods.

The study presents the reasons why financial institutions—and, in particular, NDBs—should implement Environmental & Socials risks Management Systems (ESMS). It also provides some key success factors and practical recommendations for NDBs willing to design and implement an ESMS framework. It draws from experiences of NDBs in the region to inform other public financial institutions, international donors and intermediaries of international climate finance about the importance of managing environmental and social risks and opportunities for sustainable development banking.

When:
May 6, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where:
Inter-American Development Bank
Conference Room Andres Bello III (9th Floor)
1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20577

Contacts:
Isabelle Braly-Cartillier - isabelleb@iadb.org and Maria Netto - mnetto@iadb.org

Website:
www.iadb.org

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Methods of Crude Oil Transport: Relative Risks and Benefits

May 7, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

As America’s oil and natural gas boom spreads across the country, producers are finding it difficult to get oil from the wells to market. Pipeline capacity is limited, and shipping crude by rail has raised concerns in the media.

What are the relative risks and merits of different methods of shipping crude oil long distance? Rail, ship, and pipeline each have pros and cons, risks and benefits.

Join a panel of experts to explore the regulatory realm of each option. Without demonizing any form of transport, the session will raise awareness about the complex trade-offs between these options, when they are options.

When:
May 7, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC

Contact:
Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.

Reservations:
The event is free and open to the public. Register HERE.

Website:
www.eli.org

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Member Roundtable Series with Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29)

May 8, 2014, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Description:

Join us for an intimate roundtable event with Congressman Tony Cardenas of California's 29th District. Come to hear his insight on the issues facing Congress and the Natural Resources, Oversight & Government Reform, and Budget Committees.

When:
May 08, 2014 08:30am - 10:00am

Where:
Tortilla Coast
400 First Street, SE
Washington, DC

Registration:
This event is $40 for AGRP members and $69 for nonmembers -- breakfast is included. Register online.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations with a full refund are considered up until 3 business days prior to the event. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Website:
www.netforum.avectra.com

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Accelerating Sustainability: Maximizing the Benefits of Connected Cars

May 8, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Description:

The age of the intelligent vehicle is here. Every day new technologies are being announced that allow us to save time, fuel, and emissions when we travel. We are bringing experts together to identify and describe some of the most promising technologies on the market and discuss how government policy can extend their benefits to our communities and our planet. The first of two panels will be "Connected Cars are Cleaner Cars." Please join us for a great discussion!

When:
Thursday, May 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where:
Dirksen Senate Office, Room 562
First and C streets NE
Washington, DC 20510

Registration:
Register Online

Website:
www.itif.org

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China’s Oil Future: Balancing Economic, Geopolitical, and Environmental Concerns

May 8, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

China’s energy future will be shaped by its major oil ambitions, including the opportunity to exploit newly accessible domestic resources. As the second-largest consumer of oil and—by the end of 2014— the world’s largest net oil importer, China’s growing demand comes at a time when the petroleum industry is experiencing the most significant paradigm shift since the oil crisis of 1973. High crude prices combined with technological advances are unlocking a new class of previously unattainable oils in North America, China, and around the globe. With Beijing’s new leadership seeking to ensure China’s economic growth charts a more sustainable path, Mikkal Herberg, Wang Tao, and Anthony Yuen will address the nation’s future oil opportunities and challenges. Carnegie’s Deborah Gordon will moderate.

When:
May 8, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Where:
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration:
Register Online

Website:
www.carnegieendowment.org

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2014 National Wetlands Awards Ceremony

May 8, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

The Environmental Law Institute cordially invites you to join us in honoring the champions of wetlands conservation. Since 1989, the National Wetlands Awards have been recognizing the most innovative stewards of the nation’s wetlands. We hope you can join us for this prestigious event during American Wetlands Month.

When:
May 8, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:
U.S. Botanic Garden
100 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024

RSVP:
The public is invited to attend (click here to RSVP or call 202-939-3860).

Website:
www.eli.org

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Electricity in Transition

May 8, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

A convergence of factors is putting unprecedented stress on traditional actors in the electricity sector. These include accelerated technological change, shifting consumer preferences, business model disruption, new security challenges, a rapidly evolving fuel market, and a changing public policy landscape; this stress is especially acute within the context of slow to flattening demand growth over the long-term. More than ever, the electricity sector has become the focus of a set of public policy debates about the relationship between climate change, energy security, and economic growth.

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host a new series on the changes underway on the U.S. electricity sector. The series will explore the challenges facing actors in the sector—from merchant generators to vertically-integrated utilities to public utilities to state and federal regulators—and what the options are for public policymakers at the state and federal level.

When:
May 8, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where:
Center for Strategic and International Studies
2nd Floor Conference Room
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration:
Register by email to: energy@csis.org

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Energy and America’s Long War in the Middle East

May 12, 2014, from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Description:

Oil and war have a deeply entangled history. Nowhere has this been more true than in the oil rich Persian Gulf, where oil producing states and outside powers, especially the United States, have struggled sometimes violently to secure their primacy over what has become a global energy regime. While it is commonly posited that wars in the region can or should be understood as struggles for control over oil, "Energy and America's Long War in the Middle East" encourages a new way of seeing the relationships between oil, energy, war, and global capitalism. In particular, by examining the technopolitical and militarized relations that came into being around oil and its distribution in the 1980s, I argue that the distinction between energy and war were erased, collapsed in a new material order of militarized-energy networks with its epicenter in the Persian Gulf.

When:
May 12, 2014 - Time to be Announced

Where:
Georgetown University
CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington D.C. 20057

Inquires:
Call (202) 687-6215 or email ccasevents@georgetown.edu

Website:
www.georgetown.edu

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Energy Revolution: Utilities Confront the Shifting Energy Landscape

May 13, 2014, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Major changes in how energy is produced, priced, delivered, and consumed are reshaping the energy marketplace. Trends including the natural gas boom, renewable energy growth, smart grid, and distributed generation are changing the landscape for both suppliers and consumers. New challenges are compounded by current energy policies, which can have unintended consequences for markets, grid reliability, and the environment. Join Chris Crane, CEO of Exelon, the nation's leading competitive energy provider, for a one-on-one conversation with RFF President Phil Sharp about the massive shifts affecting the energy industry and how they will shape the economy in years to come. From the changing generation mix to new consumer behaviors to emerging technologies, Crane will share his thoughts on the future of energy.

When:
May 13, 2014 from 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
Resources for the Future
First Floor Conference Center
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Reservations:
Register Online.

Website:
www.rff.org

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Strengthening the Field: The Role of Demography in Responding to Climate Change

May 14, 2014, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

A strong call for action has been issued with the newly released 5th IPCC report, which illustrates the high environmental and security risks imposed by climate change. This call for action extends to the role of demographers in anticipating how climate change will interact with demographic factors such as population growth, women’s empowerment, age-structure, migration, and urbanization. At the same time, it’s important to address the population, environment, and security implications of extreme weather events and climate variability. Join us in a discussion with leading researchers to identify the critical questions and gaps in understanding what needs to be addressed, and how a population perspective can contribute to the development of effective adaptation strategies in Africa.

When:
May 14, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Where:
Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Registration:
Register Online

Website:
www.wilsoncenter.org

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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

May 14, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section invite you to attend a free networking event. Light appetizers will be included; other refreshments are at your own expense.

When:
May 14, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where:
Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP:
This event is free, but please RSVP by May 9th so that we can plan accordingly.

Website:
www.eli.org

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Securing Critical Infrastructure: A Public-Private Partnership

May 14, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

Scott Aaronson, Senior Director, National Security Policy at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) will discuss how government and private industry are working together to strengthen the electric grid. He will comment on how the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, housed at EEI, links senior government and industry officials and provides a forum to discuss the most critical issues of the industry. Mr. Aaronson will review the threat profile, including an overview of the Metcalf substation shooting that took place last year in San Jose. He will discuss worst case scenarios and what we are doing to protect the grid.

When:
May 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where:
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration:
Register Online.

Website:
/www.iwp.edu

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ELI Skills Seminar: Environmental Due Diligence

May 15, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Description:

Environmental due diligence is the process by which environmental professionals identify, explain, and help manage the economic and legal risks of environmental issues in transactions. This online skills workshop will train attorneys and environmental professionals on how to conduct environmental due diligence to assess and manage environmental liabilities associated with a transaction. The relative roles of attorneys, consultants, buyers and sellers will be explored. After this workshop, participants will understand both the standardized approach to assessing historic, current, and future risks of a property and why there is no “one size fits all” due diligence checklist.

When:
May 15, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
Via webinar only.

Cost:
This is an ELI Skills Seminar. There is a $139 registration fee ($89 for all ELI members and government/public interest group employees) for this course. Please note that reservations and payments must be received by May 9.

Registration:
You must complete a two-stage registration process:

Go HERE to register for the webinar.

Complete the PAYMENT FORM and fax to 202-939-3868, or email to mcmurrin@eli.org by the required date.

Website:
More detail here.

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National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

May 15, 2014, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

Join us in a discussion with CNA Corporation’s Military Advisory Board members and report authors on why the national security implications of climate change are still important. During their decades of experience in the U.S. military, the members of the MAB have addressed many national security challenges, from containment and deterrence of the Soviet nuclear threat during the Cold War to terrorism and extremism in recent years. The national security risks of the changing climate, they contend, are as serious as any of these.

When:
May 15, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Where:
Wilson Center, 6th Floor
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Registration:
Register Online

Website:
More details here.

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Film Screening: Vanishing Pearls

May 19, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Description:

You are invited to a premier screening of Nailah Jefferson's Vanishing Pearls. Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson's Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast.

The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 Million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.

When:
May 19, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Where:
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC

Website:
Purchase tickets online.

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Meeting the Injurious Wildlife Challenge: Legislative, Regulatory, and Voluntary Approaches

May 20, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Asian carp, Burmese pythons, zebra mussels, and other injurious animals cause billions of dollars of harm each year to the economy, environment, and human health. The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibits importation and interstate transport of “injurious species” listed under the Lacey Act, but few species are listed in part due to the time-consuming and costly listing process.

This briefing will bring together a panel of regulatory, industry, and environmental experts to discuss ongoing and proposed strategies for improving and streamlining injurious species regulation through legislative, regulatory, and voluntary action.

When:
May 20, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
Via online webinar.

Registration:
The event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP. Contact subramanian@eli.org with questions.

Website:
www.eli.org

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Will the New WOTUS Rule Float?

May 22, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, has now proposed a rule further defining “waters of the United States,” which is critical to identifying the jurisdiction of the CWA. EPA believes that offering clearer lines of distinction between jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional waters will decrease costs for businesses and the public by decreasing litigation and making it easier for stakeholders to plan. The final rule will be shaped by public comment, the period for which began when EPA and the Corps released the proposed rule in March 2014.

Not surprisingly, stakeholders voice both opposition to and support of the proposed rule. Join ELI and an expert panel to discuss the genesis of the proposed rule and legal, practical, and economic implications of the proposed rule for various stakeholders.

When:
May 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC

Cost:
This is an ELI Professional Practice Seminar. There is a $119 registration fee ($69 for all ELI members and government/public interest group employees) for this course.

Registration:
Reservations and payments must be received by May 19, 2014. Please note that there is no CLE for this course. Please REGISTER HERE. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.

Website:
www.eli.org

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American Energy Independence and The Shale Gas Revolution

May 22, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

New techniques in hydraulic fracturing have provided access to oil and natural gas trapped in shale formations across the United States. The recent "shale revolution" caused US oil production to reach a 25 year high in December 2013, and the country is now the leading producer of natural gas in the world. Dr. Bernard Weinstein will discuss how vast increases in oil and natural gas production are shifting the American energy landscape and what expanding access to natural gas could mean for the manufacturing sector. He will also consider some of the policies affecting growth in the American economy such as transportation and export restrictions.

When:
May 22, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Where:
Chinatown Garden Restaurant
618 H St NW
Washington, DC

Registration:
Register Online.

Website:
www.thenationaleconomistsclub.shuttlepod.org/

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MAY GREEN BUSINESS FORUM: KATHERINE NEEBE, WALMART DIR. OF SUSTAINABILITY

May 23, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

The Wharton Green Business Forum invites you to join us at lunch from 12-1:30 on Friday, May 23, with Katherine Neebe, Walmart's Director of Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement. She will share how Walmart is translating sustainability principles into day-to-day action, delivering value to its customers, and averting risk.

When:
May 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Where:
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
800 Connecticut Ave., NW
11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Registration:
Register Online.

Website:
www.whartondc.com

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Natural Resources, Ecology, and Public Policy: Time for Some Unconventional Ideas?

May 28, 2014, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Demographers emphasize that the population growth rate has steadily declined over the last four decades and is expected to continue declining at a rapid rate. What does this demographic phenomenon signify for demands on natural resources and ecological systems? What other factors may concurrently come into play? This moderated panel discussion will draw on the emerging insight that humankind may be in the era of the “Anthropocene,” prompting us to reconsider interrelationships among people, resources, ecology, and the way public policies shape these linkages. Jack Bobo will discuss some of the key demographic trends. Erle Ellis, who has developed the still more recent concept of the “anthrome,” will discuss implications for ecological systems, including whether the potential to conserve biodiversity may, paradoxically, be increased by rapid urbanization and more intensive use of agricultural land. Roger Sedjo and Joel Darmstadter will emphasize the joint influence of markets and policy intervention, particularly in the cases of forests, agriculture, and energy.

When:
May 28, 2014 from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Where:
RFF First Floor Conference Center
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Website:
www.rff.org

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Geopolitics of Energy: The Changing Dynamics of Power

May 29, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Description:

The 2014 SPP Alumni Association's Awards and Recognition Gala

When:
May 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where:
George Mason University
Founders Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Registration:
Register Online.

Website:
www.sppgala.gmu.edu

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The Economic Consequences of Delays in US Climate Policy

June 3, 2014, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

A delay in the implementation of U.S. climate policy, whether the policy is an EPA regulation or a carbon tax, could mean more stringent policies are necessary later. Brookings scholars have conducted new economic modeling to compare the economic outcomes of modest climate policy action now with the potential consequences of more stringent policies later, including effects on consumption, investment, and labor markets.

On June 3, Economic Studies at Brookings will host an event to present the results of this study on the economic effects of delaying implementation of US climate policy. Non-Resident Senior Fellows Warwick McKibbin and Peter Wilcoxen and Fellow and Policy Director Adele Morris will present the new research, which will be followed by a panel discussion. Presenters and panelists will take questions from the audience.

Where:
Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Rooms
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Website:
Brookings Institution

More Information:
events@brookings.edu
202.797.6105

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Geothermal Energy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Developing World

June 4, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Geothermal energy production is heating up around the world, with great potential to meet growing energy needs both here and abroad. Our panel of industry leaders will discuss this potential, the trends in geothermal production and the benefits it has over other energy sources. Because much of this energy is being produced in the developing world, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of working in areas where we must adapt to often complex social, political, and economic contexts. More research is needed on the human side of renewable energy production in the developing world. While it is encouraging to see a growing interest and investment in renewable energies such as geothermal, we will examine the assumption that renewable energy is always better for the people who live in the communities where it is produced. We will highlight some of the work being done that is at the nexus of several of the most pressing questions being asked in the development community: How do we meet growing energy demands in a way that is sustainable both environmentally and socially?

When:
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where:
SID-Washington
1101 15th St. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC

Registration:
Register Online

More information:
Cristina Busbee
(202) 331-1317
events@sidw.org

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What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014

June 10, 2014, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Over the last year, immigration reform policy has stalled in Congress, but many groups—including prominent religious groups—have continued to lobby for its passage. Has the lack of legislative action over the last year dampened support among Americans for immigration reform? How might changes in public opinion affect the prospect for immigration reform in Congress? And will the issue of immigration reform have any impact on the 2014 mid-term elections?

On June 10, the religion, policy and politics project at Brookings will co-host an event with Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) to explore the results of a new survey conducted by PRRI in partnership with Brookings. The new survey called back over 1,500 respondents from the landmark PRRI/Brookings 2013 survey on religion, values and immigration reform. The new survey assesses how opinions have changed over the past year, offering a rare window into how individual Americans’ views have shifted over time. Brookings Senior Fellows E.J. Dionne and William Galston, along with PRRI CEO Robert Jones, will discuss the survey results and implications.

After the panel we will take questions from the audience.

When:
June 10, 2014
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where:
Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

Website: Brookings

Registration:
Register Online

More Information:
events@brookings.edu or 202.797.6105

 

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Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Management: A Foundation for Corporate Compliance, Assurance & Sustainability

June 11, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

While many companies are rightly focusing on sustainability, some do not adequately prioritize environment, health and safety (EHS) management, which is critical for achieving and maintaining compliance and strong EHS performance. Even when companies have EHS management systems, they may only exist on paper rather than being integrated into corporate culture, or may not share equal priority with other key compliance objectives.

A credible, robust EHS management system with top-down and bottom-up support is required to integrate EHS into operations and can prevent EHS incidents, high-stakes enforcement issues, and reputational damage.

When:
June 11, 2014 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC

Cost:
This is an ELI Professional Practice Seminar. There is a $119 registration fee ($69 for all ELI members and government/public interest group employees) for this course.

Reservations:
Reservations and payments must be received by June 6, 2014. Please note that there is no CLE for this course. Please REGISTER HERE. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with any questions.

Website:
www.eli.org

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Immigration Economics

June 11, 2014, from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

Featuring the author George J. Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; with comments by Amelie Constant, Visiting Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Economics Department, George Washington University, and Program Director, Institute for the Study of Labor; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center For Global Liberty And Prosperity, Cato Institute.

In his new book Immigration Economics, author and noted immigration scholar George J. Borjas will discuss how immigrants affect the wages of American workers, government budgets, and virtually every other aspect of the American economy and workforce. Professor Borjas brings his years of research and his own voluminous work to bear on this issue–reaching some controversial conclusions along the way. Borjas will be joined by Amelie Constant, another well-known immigration researcher and economist, who will comment on Borjas’ new book and spark a lively discussion on immigration and the American economy. Join us as two of the most respected immigration economists discuss this timely issue.

When:
June 11, 2014 12:00PM

Where:
Cato Institute
Hayek Auditorium
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403

Registration:
Register Online

Website:
Cato Institute

More Information:
Email events@cato.org or call (202) 789-5229

 

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An Evening with Yoram Bauman, Author of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change

June 11, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Description:

Please join Resources for the Future (RFF) for the Washington, DC, book release of Yoram Bauman’s The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, published by Island Press.

Using information from the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, Yoram Bauman, "the world's first and only stand-up economist," will provide a unique and entertaining overview of climate science, predictions, and policy. He’ll cover everything from Milankovitch cycles to carbon taxes and will break down complex science and economics with accessible comparisons—not to mention some good jokes—to convey a practical understanding of climate change.

When:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where:
RFF First Floor Conference Center
1616 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Registration:
Register Online

Note:
Book presentation, reception, and signing of books for sale.

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Envisioning a Competitive U.S. – Mexico Border

June 12, 2014, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Description:

The conference will bring together top policymakers, the private sector, and civil society from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to examine ways to improve border management and strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. The event will be hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance, in partnership with the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos and ProMéxico, and with the participation of the Congressional Border Caucus.

When:
June 12, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where:
Wilson Center, 6th Floor
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Registration:
Register Online.

Website:
www.wilsoncenter.org

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ELI Summer School Series 2014: NEPA, ESA & Fundamentals of Environmental Law

June 12, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

The oldest major environmental statutes that we know today have existed for little more than 40 years. This session is an introduction to the framework of environmental law and also highlights two major statutes:

  • the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), known as the "Magna Carta" of environmental law, and
  • the Endangered Species Act (ESA), known as the “pit bull” of environmental law.

This course will highlight how modern environmental law has evolved since it started and discuss ways it is meeting today’s challenges.

When:
June 12, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC

Registration:
Register Online

More Information:
mcmurrin@eli.org

Note: This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

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U.S. GHG Leadership for Paris 2015

June 17, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

At the United Nations Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action on September 23, 2014, countries are expected to unveil their proposals for significant domestic greenhouse gas emissions reductions that will form the basis of further negotiations toward a 2015 agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While the European Union has already announced its 2030 goal, other nations have yet to put their cards on the table. With the White House quietly examining the policy potentials, economics, and science of setting standards for either 2025 or 2030, the question becomes one not only of goals, but of leadership.

Join us for a look at likely greenhouse gas reduction efforts for the United States to propose at the Climate Summit. Our expert panel will identify where the United States is in progress towards our current target and how that target might be adjusted in the lead up to the 2015 Paris negotiations. Our panel will also examine the process by which the E.U. reached its target and ask whether it might be illustrative for the White House and Congress.

When:
June 17, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC

Registration:
Register Online

More Information:
mcmurrin@eli.org

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ELI Summer School Series 2014: Clean Air & Climate Change

June 19, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

The Clean Air Act has a major impact on both human health and the economy. The Act and its implementing regulations are at the center of many of the most pressing controversies in environmental law. The Clean Air course makes this complex area accessible by providing real world examples of air quality planning, including:

  • permitting programs,
  • standards for mobile sources, and
  • special programs developed to improve air quality such as the acid rain program.

The seminar also addresses the developments leading to the enactment of the Clean Air Act in 1970 and its 1990 amendments, and the key federal actions being taken under the Clean Air Act to address climate change. The 2014 Summer School Series is cosponsored by the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section.

When:
June 19, 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC

Registration:
Register Online

Note: This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

More Information:
mcmurrin@eli.org

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Seventh International Conference on Migration and Development

June 30, 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description:

The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social changes in developing countries. Possible topics include the effects of migration on poverty, inequality, and human capital formation in developing countries, diaspora externalities, remittances, brain drain, migration and institutional/t​echnological change.

Jointly sponsored by the French Development Agency (AFD), World Bank, Center for Global Development (CGD) and International Migration Institute, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford Oxford, England, U.K.

When: June 30 - July 1, 2014

Where: Oxford, England, UK

Website: http://www.imi.​ox.ac.uk/events​/7th-internatio​nal-conference-​on-migration-an​d-development

 

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Perspectives on Energy Efficiency Financing

July 1, 2014, from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description:

The Alliance to Save Energy will host the first in a series of Energy 2030 Congressional briefings, "Invest: Perspectives on Energy Efficiency Financing."

Moderator: Kenneth Alston, Special Advisor for Finance, Department of Energy

Speakers:
Jeff Eckel, President and CEO, Hannon Armstrong
Vic Rojas, Senior Manager, Financial Policy, EDF
Ian Fischer, Program Manager, DC PACE

When: July 1, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

Location:
Rayburn House Office Building
2456 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Register Online

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2014 National Migration Conference

July 7, 2014, from 12:00 am to 10:00 pm

Description:

The 2014 National Migration Conference (NMC) is a gathering hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/ MRS), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA). The National Migration Conference is intended to build the capacity of the Catholic Church and society to advance the life and dignity of the human person in our work with immigrants, migrants, refugees, unaccompanied migrant children, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people on the move.

The purpose of this conference is to:

  • to share and apply Catholic Social Teaching on migration;
  • to share information on domestic and international issues affecting the life and dignity of immigrants, migrants, refugees, trafficking victims and other vulnerable people on the move;
  • to prepare and organize participants to carry the message on these migration issues both to Congress in Washington, D.C., and to constituencies and political leaders in their own communities;
  • to deepen the capacity of diocesan and parish leaders to serve, minister to, and advocate for immigrants, migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and other people on the move by providing skill-building workshops, and by sharing strategies, best practices, materials and activities that are useful at the local level;
  • to gather in the context of the Catholic social tradition to teach, pray, and celebrate the work and accomplishments of our networks.

This conference is open to anyone who seeks to better understand and to engage in the mission of the Catholic Church to serve, accompany, and advocate for immigrants, migrants, refugees, trafficking victims, and other vulnerable people on the move. The expected eight hundred attendees will include colleagues from the USCCB/MRS, CLINIC, and CCUSA, pastoral, service, and advocacy networks across the country, as well as organizations, government and non-government partner agencies, Church officials, and other interested individuals.

When: Monday, July 7, 2014 - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Where:
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
1-202-898-9000

Register Online

Event Schedule

 

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IEA’s Medium-Term Gas Market Report

July 8, 2014, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Anne-Sophie Corbeau to present the IEA's Medium-Term Gas Market Report. The annual report, which gives a detailed analysis and five-year projections of natural gas demand, supply and trade developments, sees global demand rising by 2.2 percent per year by the end of the forecast period, compared with the 2.4 percent rate projected in last year’s outlook. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will meet much of this demand, with new pipelines also playing a role. The Medium-Term Gas Market Report is part of a series of annual reports the IEA devotes to each of the main primary energy sources: oil, gas, coal, renewable energy and – as of last year – energy efficiency. Jane Nakano, Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, will moderate.

When: Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Where:
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Register via email to: energy@csis.org

Website: http://csis.org/event/ieas-medium-term-gas-market-report

 

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The End of Sustainability?

July 8, 2014, from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

“It is time to move past the concept of sustainability,” write Melinda Harm Benson and Robin K. Craig in their provocative new article, “The End of Sustainability.” They suggest that sustainability is simply not useful as an environmental governance goal because it assumes societies can somehow determine and achieve a “sustainable” state in managing resources. They find “an increasing likelihood of rapid, nonlinear, social and ecological regime changes,” which demands a new orientation for environmental goals beyond “sustainability.”

In its place, Benson and Craig propose “resilience thinking” and explore the challenges and potentials of applying resilience theory in practical policy making.

Join Benson, Craig, and other thought leaders in science, policy, governance, and law, to ask whether the concept of sustainability works as a governance goal; what role resiliency should play as a goal; and the interplay between resiliency, sustainability, and traditional environmental law approaches in environmental governance.

Panelists:
Scott E. Schang, Executive Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law Reporter®, Environmental Law Institute (moderator)

Melinda Harm Benson, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico

Robin K. Craig, William H. Leary Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Utah

John C. Dernbach, Distinguished Professor of Law, and Co-Director, Environmental Law Center, Widner University School of Law

E. Donald Elliott, Senior Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; former Assistant Administrator and General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tom Lindley, Partner, Firmwide Chair, Environment, Energy & Resources, Perkins Coie LLP

When: July 8, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm.

Where: Via teleconference/webinar only

Register Online by July 4th

RSVP:
The event is free and open to the public but you must register HERE by July 4. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions. Teleconference information will be emailed one business day prior to the event (your normal long-distance rates may apply to your call). All times noted are Eastern Time.

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/end-sustainability

 

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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

July 9, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

The D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section is pleased to present its popular annual Summer Clerk Reception. This is an excellent opportunity for summer clerks, interns, and associates to meet and network with environment, energy, and natural resources attorneys from both the private and public sectors; and get to know each other.

When: July 9, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where:
Hogan Lovells US LLP
555 13th Street, NW Columbia Square
(Fulbright Center)
Washington, DC

RSVP:
The monthly networking event for July will be held in conjunction with the DC Bar EENR Section's Annual Summer Clerk Reception. Please note the location of this month's event.

There is a $15 fee for ELI members for this event ($10 for law students, NGOs/govt employees). Registration includes cocktail food and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages.

Register Online

Contact: 202-626-3463

 

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Clean Land: Hazardous Waste and Sites

July 10, 2014, from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

Environmental law has brought about a sea change in how we manage waste. Faculty explore both the dense regulatory efforts and the simple liability efforts used to bring about this change with emphasis on:

  • the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and
  • the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

The speaker will discuss events that led to the enactment of CERCLA and address uncertainties that still exist in RCRA, such as the definition of waste and the rules for recycling.

When: July 10, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC (and via teleconference)

RSVP:
This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

Register Online by July 7.

Contact: mcmurrin@eli.org

 

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2014 EIA Energy Conference

July 14, 2014, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Description:

EIA will hold its 2014 EIA Energy Conference July 14 and 15 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. The EIA Energy Conference has become a premier forum for addressing energy issues in the U.S. and worldwide. This event provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with fellow energy experts and decision makers.

When: July 14 and July 15, 2014 from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Where:
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $85 - $350

Register Online

Website

Inquiries: tina@fbcinc.com or 301-206-2940

 

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Workshop on EPA’s Proposed Clean Power/CAA Section 111(d) Rules

July 14, 2014, from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm

Description:

EPA has just released arguably the most important set of proposed rules in its efforts to restrain greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources: regulation of existing and modified fossil fuel power plants under Clean Air Act Section 111(d).

The proposals have broad implications for the economy and the environment, pose challenges for harmonizing federal and state action on both environmental and energy fronts, and set the stage for regulation of other sectors under Section 111(d). As a result, it is critical to understand the scope, implications, and nuances of the proposed rules.

Timed to take place during EPA's comment period, the Workshop features top experts from government, industry, nonprofits, and academia who will explore practical and legal implications of this significant regulatory undertaking. Join us for this interactive event that takes a "deep dive" into these rules.

When: July 14, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm

Where:
DC Conference Center
The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E Street, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP:
This workshop open to the public but registration and fee payment is required. Fees range from $200-$100 for the full-day event (includes breakfast and lunch for in-person attendees).

Register Online by July 9

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/workshop-epas-proposed-caa-section-111d-rules

Contact: mcmurrin@eli.org

 

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Environmental Due Diligence

July 23, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Environmental due diligence is the process by which environmental professionals identify, explain, and help manage the economic and legal risks of environmental issues in transactions. Because environmental risks may become legal, financial, and reputational liabilities, environmental due diligence is an essential component of real estate and corporate transactions, but also one that must be very adeptly managed within the larger context of the transaction, the ongoing business, and the regulatory environment.

This online skills workshop will train attorneys and environmental professionals on how to conduct environmental due diligence to assess and manage environmental liabilities associated with a transaction. The relative roles of attorneys, consultants, buyers and sellers will be explored.

After this workshop, participants will understand both the standardized approach to assessing historic, current, and future risks of a property and why there is no “one size fits all” due diligence checklist.

When: July 23, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Where: Via webinar only

RSVP:
This is an ELI Skills Seminar. There is a $139 registration fee ($89 for all ELI members and government/public interest group employees) for this course.

TO REGISTER, you must complete a two-stage process:

 

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Environmental Due Diligence

July 24, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

This year the faculty will explore how environmental statutes apply (or fail to apply) in a recent case example: the chemical spill in West Virginia's Elk River.

Who will benefit: All are welcome. Students and emerging professionals will have unique opportunities to learn, hear updates, ask questions, and network. The series is intended for:

  • undergraduates,
  • law students and graduate students, and
  • working professionals new to or looking for a refresher course in environmental law (such as interns, summer clerks, and associates, or second-career professionals).

Land use planning touches everyone. This course focuses on the primary elements of land use planning law:

  • zoning,
  • comprehensive planning, and
  • eminent domain.

The faculty describe the history of Euclidean or "suburban" zoning and urban planning and more recent trends in approaches to planning communities. They also:

  • discuss smart growth, transportation issues, and green building initiatives; and
  • describe the inter-agency cooperation that led to holistic approaches to planning land, building, water, and infrastructure needs to reduce energy costs and climate change impacts.

When: July 24, 2014 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Where:
Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC (and via teleconference)

RSVP:
This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

Please REGISTER HERE for in-person or teleconference attendance by July 21. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/eli-summer-school-series-2014-land-use-law

 

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17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

July 31, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

The 17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, and government agencies to showcase the status and growth patterns of 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. This event is organized in cooperation with the House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus.

The Expo is free, open to the public, and no RSVPs are required.

When: July 31, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where:
Cannon House Office Building
Caucus Room 345
Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue SE
Nearest metro station: Capitol South (blue/orange lines)

Website: http://sustainableenergy.org/2014-expo/

Contact: Rachel Pierson at: info@sustainableenergy.org

 

Download the flyer

Visit the official website

Schedule:
Thursday, July 31, 2014
9:30 am – 4:30 pm (exhibits open for viewing)

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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

September 10, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section invite you to attend a free networking event. Light appetizers will be included; other refreshments are at your own expense.

When:
September 10, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where:
Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP:
This event is free, but please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly! Registration opens July 10th. Please RSVP by September 5th for this event.

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Global Shale and Water Risk

September 11, 2014, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Description:

Please join us for a presentation and networking opportunity on Thursday, September 11 in Washington, D.C. for a special briefing on the report Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risks. This analysis, authored by experts from the World Resources Institute, will the first to show how freshwater availability could limit shale oil and gas development in many parts of the world.

When:
September 11, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where:
United States Office
10 G Street, NE
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 729-7600

Email: amaddocks@wri.org

Website: http://www.wri.org/events/global-shale-and-water-risk

Register Online

 

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Science and Environmental Law

September 12, 2014, from 8:30 am to 5:15 pm

Description:

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, together with the Environmental Law Institute, are please to present this seminar which brings together the country's leading practitioners on science and environmental law to engage and challenge practicing environmental litigation, regulatory, and government affairs lawyers on the state of the use of science in environmental law. Seminar participants will advance their knowledge and understanding of the key areas in which law and science intersect in the practice of environmental law.

Highlights will include sessions on the latest trends in the presentation of scientific evidence in the courtroom and how science and law are intersecting to shape developing law on Climate Change.

When:
September 12, 2014
8:30 am - 5:15 pm

Where:
Arent Fox LLP
1717 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP:
This event is open to the public but you must register and pay the event fee.

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/science-and-environmental-law

Online Registration

 

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Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin

September 16, 2014, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Description:

Scientists and managers have long recognized the utility and efficiency in connecting floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, and wetland management, but government resources are not allocated in such a manner as to foster collaboration among these institutions. Funding is often tied to specific agency priorities and hazard mitigation and habitat conservation staff rarely collaborate. The goal of the Wetlands, Wildlife Habitat, and Flood Hazards in the Rock River Basin webinar series is to identify opportunities for emergency, floodplain, and wetland management agencies to work together to maximize the flood control and ecosystem service benefits of our wetlands, thereby saving financial and environmental resources and building community resilience to climate change.

The Rock River TMDL: Where Are We Now?

Kathy Lake, P.E., Environmental Specialist for the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District, offers an overview of the first full year of TMDL implementation, including a second growing season, with a focus on watershed benefits.

When:
September 16, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Where: Webinar Only

RSVP: The webinar is open to the public.

Online Registration

Website

 

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Key Issues in Setting Water Quality Standards

September 16, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

When setting water quality standards (WQS) for surface water, every state in the nation is faced with the question of “how clean is clean enough?” The standard set by the state is important to citizens who rely upon a high level of water quality as well as municipal and industrial wastewater dischargers who must comply with permit limits that take into account WQS.

ELI’s expert panel will engage in a dynamic discussion that seeks to answer questions such as: What are the key issues in setting WQS? How does a state calculate the amount of fish its citizens eat? What are the relative roles of EPA, state, the public, and industry in ensuring that state WQS are protective enough of all populations? What will happen to industry discharge permits as a result of new WQS?

When:
September 16, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Where: Via webinar only.

RSVP:
Registration fees are $69 (ELI members) and $119-$89 (non-ELI members). Reservations/payments should be received by September 12, 2014 (5 PM ET).

Register Online

Website: www.eli.org

Contact: mcmurrin@eli.org

 

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Transforming Our Food System: Creating More Just and Sustainable Communities

September 17, 2014, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

This year’s conference will address local food justice and sustainability. Conference attendees will include: health care/public health professionals, students, advocates, community-based leaders, educators and policy makers.

With registration, attendees will receive breakfast and lunch as well as a free membership to MWPHA. For current MWPHA members, membership will be extended for one year.

When:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Where:
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Website: www.mwpha.org

Register Online

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Water Transactions: Challenges and Strategies

September 24, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

Increasing demand for water and less reliability in its supply is necessitating transactions of water (and the rights to it) among users, a trend that only will increase in the years ahead. These transactions can occur between neighbors or between parties hundreds of miles away; they can be in the form of a sale, lease, or donation; and they can move water among uses, including agricultural, municipal, industrial, energy, and environmental uses.

Navigating the legal requirements as well as the political, economic, environmental, and social impacts of water transactions often is challenging and can require innovation, collaboration, and patience.

When:
September 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Via webinar

Website

Online Registration

 

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The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production

September 29, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

Participation in this 90-minute primer will yield an understanding of the infrastructure and regulatory framework of energy in the US. The session focused on the federal regulations at play in oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline regulation, and electricity generation. The session will also examine how natural resources are affected during domestic energy production and transportation via pipelines. State analogues to the federal laws at play are also touched upon.

When:
September 29, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Teleconference/Audio Webcast

Website

Register Online

 

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Fostering the Next Generation of Energy Security

September 30, 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

This conference will discuss how to truly ensure that natural gas is the transition fuel that it has been touted as – not a “bridge to nowhere.”It will look at the challenges of how to bring more renewable power into an antiquated energy system – and how to overcome those challenges. It will discuss how to catalyze the development of new energy technologies that can bridge the gap between what has been promised and what current technology can achieve.

When:
September 30, 2014
09:00 am 04:30 pm

Where:
1100 New York Avenue, NW
7th Floor - West Tower
Washington, DC

Website

Online Registration

 

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Monthly Climate Change Briefing: November 2014

November 3, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Description:

Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our institutional members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.

When:
November 3, 2014
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Teleconference:
RSVP

Contact:
Marcia McMurrin at mcmurrin@eli.org

 

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Fourth Annual Conference – Government and Stakeholders Working Together to Improve Immigration Services

November 6, 2014, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

This conference provides a forum to exchange ideas and suggestions on the current legal immigration challenges faced by individuals, families, and employers with leaders from across the government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

When:
November 6, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where:
National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20408

Note:
If you would like to attend, please register by emailing your name, title, business/organization/agency affiliation, and phone number to cisombudsman.publicaffairs@hq.dhs.gov with “Annual Conference” in the subject line. Registration will remain open until all registration slots are full.

 

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Smart Grid, Electric Power Regulation & Legal Issues

November 6, 2014, from 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

The Vermont Law School (VLS) Institute for Energy and the Environment, VLS Alumni in Energy, and the Environmental Law Institute are co-sponsoring the Vermont Law School's first annual Alumni in Energy Symposium. The event will contain three interactive, facilitated programs.

When
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Where
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1111 Penn. Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Register Online:
https://connect.vermontlaw.edu/networks/affinity/energy

 

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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals – November 2014

November 12, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section invite you to attend a free networking event. Light appetizers will be included; other refreshments are at your own expense.

When
November 12, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where
Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

RSVP
Please RSVP to Marcia McMurrin at mcmurrin@eli.org by November 7th.

 

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Clean Water Act: Law and Regulation

November 17, 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Much has been achieved in protecting the nation’s waterways and wetlands since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 1972. However, as federal and state agencies seek to tackle the most intractable water quality problems, the greatest challenges remain. Join us for this in-depth course, and learn not only about recent programmatic, litigation, and regulatory developments, but also about the larger, emerging issues that will strongly influence water law and practice in the years to come.

This advanced-level program is more than an update on current developments; it brings together cutting-edge issues in water law and examines them in an integrated fashion. A top-flight faculty – including senior public officials from federal and state/local regulators and enforcement agencies, private practitioners, scientists, academics, and public interest advocates – provide in-depth legal analyses, key policy perspectives, and insights on the future of this sacred resource.

When
November 17, 2014 - November 18, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where
Hunton & Williams LLP
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Register Online

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Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

December 1, 2014, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Description:

Woodrow Wilson Center
300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

6th Floor - Moynihan Board Room

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/waking-the-dream-the-struggle-for-civil-rights-the-shadow-martin-luther-king

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The Future of Work in the Sharing Economy

December 2, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036

Gildenhorn Conference Room

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Website: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2014/12/02/future-work-sharing-economy

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The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

December 3, 2014, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-resilience-beat-reporting-climate-population-and-health

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The Future of U.S. Economic Growth

December 4, 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Description:

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Hayek Auditorium

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Website: http://www.cato.org/events/future-us-economic-growth

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Monthly Climate Change Briefing – December 2014

December 8, 2014, from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Description:

No description available.

When
December 8, 2014
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Where
Teleconference

Register Online

 

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Will Open Borders Help or Hurt America?

December 10, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Description:

American Enterprise Institute
1150 17th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Website: http://www.aei.org/events/will-open-borders-help-hurt-america/

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Immigration After Executive Action: A Symposium on Reform

December 11, 2014, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description:

Hudson Institute
1015 15th Street, N.W. 6th Floor
Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Website: http://hudson.org//events/1209-immigration-after-executive-action-a-symposium-on-reform12201

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Climate Justice: Overburdened Communities, Climate Change, and EPA’s Clean Power Plan

December 11, 2014, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Environmental Law Institute
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/climate-justice-overburdened-communities-climate-change-and-epas-clean-power-plan

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A Debate Over Executive Power: Obama’s Immigration Decision

January 12, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Did President Obama’s executive order on immigration exceed his constitutional authority? Please join us at AEI as two distinguished political commentators discuss President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration and the related constitutional and political issues.

When:
Monday, January 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where:
AEI, 12th Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Website: http://www.aei.org/events/

RSVP:
Rebecca Burgess at Rebecca.burgess@aei.org or 202.419.5208.

 

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Monthly Networking Event for Environmental Professionals

January 14, 2015, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

The Environmental Law Institute and the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section invite you to attend a free networking event. Light appetizers will be included; other refreshments are at your own expense. Members and friends of both organizations are welcome! (Please note that Laughing Man Tavern allows entry to persons age 21 years or older.) The event will be held in Laughing Man Tavern’s Sideline Room, an area on the lower level and to the right when facing the bar. An ELI representative will take your name and affiliation when you arrive.

When: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G Street, NW
Washington, DC

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/monthly-networking-event-environmental-professionals-january-2015

Online Registration: https://www.eli.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=103

 

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Change

January 15, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Climate change is one of seven priority areas that define the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) focus on the environmental challenges of the 21st Century. UNEP's climate change work focuses on strengthening the ability of individuals, communities and nations to adapt to climate change, move toward low carbon societies, improve understanding of climate science, and raise public awareness about the Earth's changing climate. Patricia J. Beneke, Director of UNEP's Regional Office of North America, will talk about UNEP's work in this area.

When: Thursday, Jan 15, 2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
1350 I Street, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC

Website: http://www.eli.org/events/united-nations-environment-programme-unep-and-climate-change

Register Online: http://www.dcbar.org/marketplace/event-details.cfm?productcd=071515IER

 

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The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition

February 3, 2015, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Description:

The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute will release a new report, "The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition". The report lays out the major issues involved in border region economic development, compiles the many innovative ideas developed at various forums, and weaves them into a series of policy recommendations that draw on the experiences of those who understand the border best: the individuals who live in border communities and who cross back and forth between Mexico and the United States as a part of their daily lives.

Date: February 3, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location:
Woodrow Wilson Center
6th Floor
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/report-launch-the-us-mexico-border-economy-transition

RSVP for Live Webcast

 

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Strengthening the Financial Security of America’s Working Families – A Conversation with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

February 3, 2015, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Description:

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will share her perspective on critical decisions made by President Obama and congressional Democrats to rebuild the economy, and assert the vital need for a dedicated focus on the financial security of America's working families.

Date: February 3, 2015

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location:
Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Falk Auditorium

Website: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/report-launch-the-us-mexico-border-economy-transition

Register for the Webcast

 

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Community Demography Reveals Drivers of Diversity and Ecosystem Function

February 5, 2015, from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Description:

Not available.

Date: February 5, 2015

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Location:
Georgetown University
37 St NW and O Street, NW
Washington, DC
Regents Hall, 239

Website: http://guevents.georgetown.edu/event/jesse_lasky_columbia_univerity_community_demography_reveals_drivers_of_diversity_and_ecosystem_function#.VM5i4y4zJSo

 

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Impacts of Climate Change and Mitigation Policies on Global Land Use and Poverty

February 5, 2015, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Description:

Not available.

Date: February 5, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Website: http://sais-jhu.edu/events/2015-02-05-163000-2015-02-05-180000/sais-global-issues-agriculture-speaker-series-impacts

Register Online: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sais-global-issues-in-agriculture-speaker-series-presents-dr-thomas-hertel-of-purdue-university-on-tickets-15343309251

 

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Restaurant Worker One Fair Wage Meeting

February 9, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

Monthly community meeting of restaurant workers. This meeting will be used to develop a strategy for a ballot initiative that would raise the minimum wage for all workers.

Date: February 9, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location:
Florida Avenue Grill
1100 Florida Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Register Online: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sais-global-issues-in-agriculture-speaker-series-presents-dr-thomas-hertel-of-purdue-university-on-tickets-15343309251

 

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America’s 2.5 Million Homeless Children – A Panel Discussion

February 10, 2015, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

This discussion features the latest research-driven solutions on child and family homelessness, including the America's Youngest Outcasts Report. The American Institutes for Research/National Center on Family Homelessness released the America’s Youngest Outcasts in November 2014. The report documents the number of homeless children in every state, their well-being, their risk for child homelessness, and state level planning and policy efforts.

Date: February 10, 2015

Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location:
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2353
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC

Website: http://www.air.org/event/americas-2-5-million-homeless-children-panel-discussion

Register Online

 

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Harnessing Immigrant Small Entrepreneurship

March 11, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

This event, co-sponsored by Bread for the World Institute, will focus on the potential of immigrant-owned small businesses to grow the economy and reduce poverty and the challenges that may prevent them from doing so.

When:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Where:
New America Foundation
1899 L St., NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

RSVP

Website:
www.newamerica.org

 

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Advancing Economic Success

March 16, 2015, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Description:

Community foundation leaders (staff, board, and volunteers) will deeply explore and share how they are addressing critical community issues and working to advance regional development in ways that build wealth for all. Using the organizing framework of Community Development Philanthropy, you will hear stories from community foundations that are helping families get ahead and those that are helping local and regional economies get ahead.

When:
Monday, March 16, 2015 to Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Where:
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC

Website:
www.aspeninstitute.org

Register:
www.aspeninstitute.org/events/advancing-economic-success/register

Contact:
Kristin Feierabend
kristin.feierabend@aspeninst.org
202-736-5833

 

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The Future of Economic Development

April 7, 2015, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

What is the connection between a country’s economic policies and environment and its economic growth? What role does a global marketplace play in a country’s economic growth? What are potential solutions being discussed to bring greater prosperity to these countries? By exploring why some countries have grown out of poverty while others haven’t, we can better understand how to fight global poverty for future generations.

When:
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:
Founders Hall Auditorium
Arlington Campus at George Mason University
3351 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Website:
www.mercatus.org

Contact:
Bethany Stalter at bstalter@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-4889.

 

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Symposium in the Intersection of Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Detention

April 10, 2015, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

The Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section is pleased to present a full day symposium on the intersection of immigration law, criminal law, and detention. The symposium will feature both a fundamentals track along with an advanced track with eight panels, Immigration professors, immigration judges and private practitioners.

Presented by the Federal Bar Association, the Washington, DC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and American University Washington College of Law.

When:
Friday, April 10, 2015
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Where:
AU Washington College of Law
6th Floor
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Register:
https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.cfm

Website:
http://www.wcl.american.edu

 

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2015 Energy Efficiency Global Forum

May 12, 2015, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

EE Global attendees will hear from the industry's leading voices on topics such as the business of energy efficiency and state and local efforts to double energy productivity.

When:
May 12, 2015 to May 13, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-3614

Website:
http://www.wri.org/

 

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The Future of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

June 4, 2015, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host a discussion on the future of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) under changing leadership.

Where
Center for strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Website
http://www.csis.org

Register
energy@csis.org

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Green Festival

June 5, 2015, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description:

This year marks the 11th Green Festival at the DC Convention Center!

Join us at the Washington, DC Green Festival Expo and attend inspiring presentations and workshops from leading experts and icons, TED Talk mentors, and vegan/vegetarian chefs.

Experience test drives in the all-electric BMW i3, test your ability at the River & Trail Outfitters Rock Wall, explore the mobile micro Minim home, and more.

Where
Washington DC Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ticket Information
Order Online

Website
www.greenfestivals.org

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Eighth International Conference on Migration and Development

June 8, 2015, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Description:

The French Development Agency (AFD) Research Department, the World Bank Development Research Group (DECRG) and the Center for Global Development (CGD) are jointly organizing the 8th International Conference on “Migration and Development”. The conference is devoted to investigating ways in which international migration affects economic and social change in developing countries.

Where
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433

Register
Register Online

Website
www.worldbank.org

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Can the financial sector promote growth and stability?

June 8, 2015, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

The financial sector has undergone major changes in response to the Great Recession and post-crisis regulatory reform, as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III. These changes have created serious questions about the sector’s role in supporting economic growth and how it affects financial and overall economic stability.

On June 8, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy at Brookings will explore the intersection of the financial system and economic growth with the goal of informing the public policy debate.

Where
Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Room
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Webcast Registration
Requires online registration

Website
www.brookings.edu

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Water Pricing in Age of Scarcity

June 8, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

From California to Karachi, climate change, population pressures, and economic growth are exacerbating water stress conditions around the world. The IMF and World Resources Institute invite you to a timely dialogue of policymakers, economists, and water resource experts on new approaches to water pricing to manage rapidly increasing risks in an efficient, equitable, and sustainable manner.

A panel discussion and questions and comments from the floor will follow.

Where
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002

Register
Free online registration

Website
www.wri.org

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Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators

June 8, 2015, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

Immigrants and their children will account for 85 percent of net workforce growth in the U.S. between 2010 and 2030. By 2050, one in three children under the age of 18 will be either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant. To support K-12 and adult educators in shaping America's future workers and leaders, The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. Public Education Institute hosts its annual free online workshop, Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators.

Where
Webinar (online registration on link below)

When
Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Website
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/

Online Registration
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MPIXF8M21P97yGWMzARq9Q1PQZ8_rcALYaSQzDXLLy0/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

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Transatlantic Dialogue: Cities and States as Actors in International Affairs

June 9, 2015, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Description:

AICGS will hold its second annual “Transatlantic Dialogue of the States, Cities, and Communities” on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. The conference will examine how states and cities address the challenges of the 21st century, how they interact and learn from each other.

While German-American relations focus mainly on the connections between Berlin and Washington, this dialogue will bring together civic leaders from throughout Germany and the United States to discuss common challenges and innovative programs at the sub-national level. The focus this year will be the role of cities and states as international actors on topics including energy, immigration, and trade.

Where
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Choate Room
Washington, DC, 20036

Register
Open to Public

Website
www.aicgs.org

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Future of Sustainable Development with Sam Worthington

June 10, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

Sam Worthington, President & CEO of InterAction, will share his thoughts on the future of sustainable development.

Come to this special event to hear Mr. Worthington answer questions such as: What major trends will shape the post-2015 global development agenda? What possible outcomes may arise from the United Nations summit this September? What initiatives will prove crucial to helping the international community meet the Sustainable Development Goals?

Where
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
JHU SAIS Bernstein Office Building, Room 500
1717 NW Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC 20036

Open to Members Only

Website
www.ypfp.org

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Going for broke: deficit, debt, and the entitlement crisis

June 16, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Our growing national debt has dropped out of the headlines recently — but that doesn’t mean that the problem has gone away. The official national debt recently topped $18 trillion, and is projected to approach $27 trillion within 10 years. Worse, if you include the unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare, our real indebtedness exceeds $90 trillion. Yet, despite these undeniable facts and figures, politicians from both parties continue to avoid taking serious responsibility and action when it comes to the difficult decisions that must be made.

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid alone account for roughly half of federal spending today, a portion that will only grow larger in the future and increase more rapidly with the government’s newest entitlement program — Obamacare. The simple truth is that there is no way to address America’s debt problem without reforming entitlements.

Please join us for a discussion with other leading scholars on the subject — one that carries heavy implications for the future of the U.S. economy.

Where
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403

Registration
Requires Online Registration

Website
www.cato.org

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Building a Competitive US-Mexico Border

June 17, 2015, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference this year, focusing on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Specific emphasis will be put on border and transportation infrastructure, growth in the energy sector, innovation, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

Where
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

Register
Online Registration

Website
www.wilsoncenter.org

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2015 Annual Conference on Immigration Law

June 17, 2015, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

In addition to the main CLE program, the Annual Conference offers a range networking, training, and additional CLE offerings. These include events brought to you by our AILA DC Chapter Hosts, the New Members Division (NMD), AILA's Practice and Professionalism Center (PPC), The American Immigration Council (The Council) and more.

Where
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Gaylord National Resort
National Harbor, MD

Registration & Pricing
Register Online

Website
www.aila.org

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Millenials and U.S. Foreign Policy

June 18, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description:

The Millennial Generation, those roughly 87 million men and women born between 1980 and 1997, now represent one-quarter of the U.S. population. With those on the leading edge of Millennials now hitting their mid-thirties, this cohort is becoming increasingly influential. A new study from the Cato Institute finds that the end of the Cold War, 9/11, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have imprinted Millennials with a distinct pattern of foreign policy attitudes. Millennials perceive the world to be significantly less threatening than do their elders and are more likely than earlier generations to support international cooperation than the unilateral use of military force. They may also have a permanent case of an “Iraq Aversion.”

In this special Cato policy forum, the authors, George Mason University scholars A. Trevor Thrall and Erik Goepner, will present their findings, followed by a lively discussion on the impact that the Millennial Generation may have on U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics.

Where
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Registration
Requires online registration

Website
www.cato.org

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A New Transatlantic Deal: Good for America?

June 22, 2015, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

Two years since the start of the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the United States and the European Union remain far from an agreement. As time passes, the battle of ideas intensifies, raising questions for policymakers and citizens alike. Who will ultimately benefit from this new “revolutionary” deal? What does the agreement, or lack thereof, mean for the transatlantic partnership? How will American workers be impacted with this? What about the environment and regulatory harmonization?

Where
McCain Institute for International Leadership
U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Website
www.mccaininstitute.org

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Unlocking Private Sector Investment in Alternative Fuel Vehicles

July 1, 2015, from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

Hosted by NASEO with support from the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program, this day-long workshop will share key findings from a two-year project focused on developing financing, business, and policy models to promote the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and fueling infrastructure. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program and informed by AFV financing research led by C2ES, this event will feature tools, discussions, and strategies that State Energy Offices and Clean Cities stakeholders can use to advance the deployment of AFVs in their states and communities.

When
Wednesday, July 1 at 8:15 am to 4 pm

Where
American Gas Association
400 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Website
https://www.naseo.org/event?EventID=816

Register Online
https://www.naseo.org/event-registration?EventID=816

 

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Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment – A Dialogue on Its Moral & Policy Challenges

July 1, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Description:

Pope Francis’ just-released encyclical on care for creation, is generating unprecedented interest and discussion on the moral challenges related to environmental responsibility and environmental justice. What is new in the encyclical and what is not? How might his connections between the environment and the poor, faith and science, shape the debate in our nation and around the world? How might the letter impact the choices and policies of individuals, institutions, business, and government around climate change and the environment nationally and globally? What is the likely impact of the encyclical in the next several months and years?

This Dialogue brings together a distinguished panel from government, media, academia, and business to discuss the encyclical, its moral framework, and its potential religious, ethical and policy impacts.

When
Wednesday, July 1 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Where
Georgetown University
Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20057
(202) 687.0100

Website
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu

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EconNet: Human Capital, Educational Levels and Growth

July 2, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Description:

This session analyzes the transition of countries between educational levels in the period 1970-2010 in order to assess the contribution of human capital to the increase of GDP per employee. Using a sample of 41 countries that includes both developing and developed economies, we show that the transition from primary or no schooling, to significant levels of higher education is a crucial factor in explaining growth. By using a panel cointegration framework and a simulation that quantifies the contribution of education to the increase in GDP per- employee we show that escalating the educational ladder can make the difference between remaining a developing economy and becoming a developed one. According to our analysis the reform implemented by Asian Tigers, which implied a transition from primary and secondary education to tertiary education, allowed these countries to reach the level that prevails in developed economies. In terms of GDP per- employee, this pattern dominates the one performed by developing countries, where educational reform was based on a transition from analphabetism or primary school to secondary education.

Where
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Room SE-1035

When
Thursday, July 2, 12 noon to 3:00 pm

Website & Online Registration
http://events.iadb.org/

 

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Wharton DC Green Business Forum: Next Gen Power Storage with Dr. George Crabtree

July 6, 2015, from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Description:

Widespread use of electric cars will reduce dependence on oil, cut emission of greenhouse gases while lowering energy use and operating cost of cars. Extensive deployment of storage on the grid will enable greater penetration of renewable wind and solar generation, defer expensive infrastructure additions, enable more effective demand-response, and increase flexibility, reliability and resilience.

Next generation electricity storage with dramatically higher performance and lower cost is the critical advance needed to enable both these transformations. The outlook for electricity storage via advanced lithium ion and next generation beyond lithium ion batteries will be presented.

Where
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
800 Connecticut Avenue N.W.
11th floor
Washington, D.C. 20006
(near Farragut North & West)

When
Monday, July 6 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Website
http://www.whartondc.com/

Online Registration & Payment
http://www.whartondc.com/store.html?show_item=5267

 

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A Conversation with Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator

July 7, 2015, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Description:

Where
St. Regis Hotel
923 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-2626

When
Tuesday, July 7 at 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security

July 7, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Please join the Atlantic Council for a launch of a report by Brent Scowcroft, Center Senior Fellow for Middle East Security Bilal Saab, entitled The New Containment: Changing America's Approach to Middle East Security and a debate on the future role of the United States in the Middle East following a nuclear deal with Iran.

Where
Atlantic Council of the United States
1030 15th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20005

When
Tuesday, Jul 7, 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Website
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/

Online Registration
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/

 

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Paving the Way for Work: Part Time Workers and Policies to Help Them

July 8, 2015, from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm

Description:

Join New America for a discussion on part-time jobs, social mobility, and the changing American workforce.

Where
New American Foundation
1899 L St. NW
Suite 400
Washington DC 20036

When
Wednesday, Jul 8, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Website
https://www.newamerica.org/

Online Registration
RSVP Here

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18th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo & Forum

July 9, 2015, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

This year’s EXPO will bring together close to 50 organizations showcasing a cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies.

The morning program will feature Members of the U.S. Congress and throughout the day speakers will discuss - in person and via live webcast - the role sustainable energy technologies can play in meeting America’s energy needs. As Congress, the Administration, the business community, environmental advocates, and American voters search for options to stimulate the economy and “green jobs,” as well as address issues of national security, higher energy costs, increased reliance on energy imports, and the environmental threats associated with energy consumption, the EXPO will help address the role that sustainable energy technologies might play. This will include not only the technical aspects of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies but also related issues such as economics, jobs potential, environmental benefits, current and near-term market potential, model programs in the public and private sectors, and institutional, financial and legal barriers.

Where
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Cannon House Office Building
C St. SE & 1st St SE
Washington D.C.

Expo: Cannon Caucus Room 345; Policy Forum Cannon Room 345

Policy Forum: Cannon Room 340

When
Thursday, Jul 9 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Website
http://www.eesi.org/briefings/view/expo2015

No Registration Required

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Developing and Sustaining an Immigration Program

July 14, 2015, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

This two-day training provides a complete overview of how to start and sustain a nonprofit immigration legal services program. Attendees will receive a copy of CLINIC’s highly regarded Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating & Increasing Legal Capacity manual and over 150 power point slides reflecting important lessons from the manual. The manual and curriculum that offers detailed information and suggestions for applying for Board of Immigration Appeals agency recognition and staff accreditation, implementing effective case management systems, fundraising and scores of other pertinent topics related to managing an immigration program.

Where
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Ave
Seattle, WA

When
Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15

Website
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/

Online Registration
https://cliniclegal.org/civicrm/event/register?id=287&reset=1

 

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Ivory Tusks, Black Market: Environmental Crime and Global Security

July 15, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

Johan Bergenas is the deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries initiative at the Stimson Center, where he directs analysis and field projects focused on the nexus between security and development, environmental crime, smart technology capacity building, and public-private sector partnerships. He has recently been published in the SAIS Review of International Affairs, Politico, and the Washington Post on these critical issues.

Bergenas will draw on his years of expertise in speaking about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to this growing phenomenon, and dispel several common misconceptions about wildlife trafficking.

Where
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, FHI 360
Greenly Hall
1825 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington D.C., 20009

When
Wednesday, Jul 15 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Website
http://www.ypfp.org/ivory_tusks_black_market

Members Only
This event is open to members only. To apply for membership, click here. Members login here.

 

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In the Shadow of Power and Light: Experiences and Lessons from Fukushima

July 16, 2015, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

More than 150,000 inhabitants had to either temporarily or permanently leave the area around the nuclear power plant. Radioisotope contamination of nearby land and sea is an ongoing challenge. Remediation efforts can lower background radiation to global averages or below, but anxiety and other mental health issues may pose greater challenges to the people of Fukushima as they rebuild their lives and livelihood.

What are the lessons learned from Fukushima? How do we deal with a situation of nuclear crisis? Can we transfer and apply the insights we have gained from the disaster in Fukushima to nuclear power plants in the US?

Where
Goethe Institute
812 7th St. NW
Washington DC 20001

When
Thursday, Jul 16 at 6:30 pm

Website
http://www.goethe.de

Register Online
http://www.eventbrite.com

 

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Identifying Immigration Relief While Interviewing an Unaccompanied Child

July 28, 2015, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

The training is for attorneys barred in any state regardless of experience or language spoken; and any Spanish-speaking student or professional who can provide interpreting services. Attendees must agree to participate in the Brief Advice Clinic in Baltimore Immigration Court during two separate dockets within 1 year of training. Access to mentors and malpractice insurance provided.

Where
The Learning Commons
1415 Maryland Avenue
Room 201
Baltimore, MD

When
Tuesday, July 28 at 1:30 pm to 4 pm

Website
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/

Online Registration
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com

 

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Leadership Training for Immigrant Rights as Reproductive Justice

August 1, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

The Virginia Latina Advocacy Network (VA LAN) operates as an extension of NLIRH, serving as the voice and advocacy presence in Virginia. VA LAN works with activists throughout Northern Virginia to organize communities around issue-based campaigns that impact families and lives. Currently, the VA LAN centralizes its work in Northern Virignia, promoting access to reproductive health services, fighting for immigrant justice, and advocating for healthy lives for Latinas, their families and their communities by supporting access toaffordable healthcare coverage.

This event will be held at Sherwood Regional Library in Alexandria, VA. The training will be held in Spanish, though translators will be onsight for simultaneous tanslation in English and Spanish. The training will discuss immigrant rights as reproductive justice, as well as examine what reproductive justice is and how it applies to peoples' lives. All are welcome. Location is ramp and elevator accessible. Childcare and lunch will be provided.

Where
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA

When
Saturday, August 1 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Register Online

Website
http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/15455

 

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Are there Structural Issues in U.S. Bond Markets ?

August 3, 2015, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Bond markets are the principal source of credit for businesses and governments in the United States, with almost $40 trillion of outstanding debt. They are also the main mode of investment for pension funds, mutual funds, and many other investors, which is why the safety and efficiency of these markets is, therefore, crucial.

On August 3, the Economic Studies program at Brookings will host a number of experts to discuss the structure of bond markets in the U.S. and how changes over the last few years are affecting market liquidity, volatility, and overall safety and efficiency. Keynote addresses by Governor Jerome Powell and Counselor Antonio Weiss will focus on the Treasury bond market with a panel of experts examining corporate bond markets.

After each session, the speakers and panelists will take audience questions.

Where
The Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilka Rooms
1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

When
Monday, August 3, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon EST

Register for Webcast

Website
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/08/03-us-bond-markets-elliott

 

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Central American Asylum Cases

August 4, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

With an increased amount of attention on Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran asylum-seekers at the southern border, Central American asylum cases remain one of the hottest topics in asylum litigation. Our expert panel discusses some of the most common factual scenarios and brainstorms strategies to win.

Webcast hosted by American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Where
Webcast Online

When
Tuesday, August 4 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

Register Online

Website
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/calendar/event.566496-Central_American_Asylum_Cases

 

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The State of Afghanistan and Prospects for the Future: A discussion with General John Campbell

August 4, 2015, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Description:

While the combat mission in Afghanistan concluded in late 2014, U.S. involvement remains significant and critical to security in the country. In recent weeks, talk of a settlement between the Taliban and the Afghan government has gained momentum. At the same time, however, increased U.S. air strikes against insurgents have taken place, and Afghan soldiers continue to take their heaviest losses of the war as intense fighting continues in a number of Afghan provinces. Additionally, concerns over ISIS moving into the region are also mounting.

On August 4, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host a discussion on the current and future state of the Afghan conflict. General John F. Campbell, commander of Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan, will discuss the country’s security landscape. Michael O’Hanlon, co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, will moderate.

Following discussion, the panelists will take audience questions.

Where
The Brookings Institution
Brookings Institution
Saul/Zilkha Rooms
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

When
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Register Online

Website
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/08/04-afghanistan-general-john-campbell

 

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Figuring Out the Immigration Options

August 6, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

The Immigration Advocates Network and the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) invite you to a free webinar, "Figuring Out the Immigration Options: How to Screen at Workshops." The panel will discuss questions that volunteers and non-legal staff can ask at workshops and events to flag potential eligibility for immigration benefits. The webinar will cover:

How to screen in a workshop setting; and,
Easy-to-understand questions that do not require legal expertise or analysis.

In addition, the panel will provide a brief update on Administrative Relief and the pending lawsuit. The panelists are Shiu-Ming Cheer, Immigration Attorney, National Immigration Law Center (NILC); Ilissa Mira, Staff Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC); and, Debbie Smith, Associate General Counsel/Immigration Law, Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Where
Webcast Online

When
Thursday, August 6 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm EST

Online Registration

Website
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/calendar/event.568540-Figuring_Out_the_Immigration_Options_How_to_Screen_at_Workshops

 

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Green Power: Alternative Energy Made Easy

August 6, 2015, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

The challenge of introducing alternative energy solutions into your portfolio can be overwhelming. With the drive towards carbon reduction and lessening dependence on natural fuel sources, owners are looking for new ways to deliver energy to their properties in a way that is both financially and environmentally friendly. Alternative energy solutions – such as solar, wind, CHP, and geo-thermal -- provide reliable, redundant, and "green" power that support your sustainability goals and contribute to the asset value of your property. This session will focus on how to meet corporate carbon reduction goals through a comprehensive alternative energy program, with no out-of-pocket costs. We'll guide you through how to assess properties to determine the best candidates for alternative energy, conduct a sophisticated vendor review and bidding process, and negotiate energy purchase agreements for long-term value.

Where
Webcast Online

When
Thursday, August 6 at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Register Online

Website
http://www.coradvisors.net/webcast.asp?wc=67

 

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Immigration Workshop: Professional Development for Teachers

August 6, 2015, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description:

Explore immigration by examining primary sources from the National Archives. Brainstorm new ways to use these records from Ellis Island and Angel Island into your teaching. Take a tour of our exhibit “Records of Rights.”

Where
Boeing Learning Center, National Archives

When
Thursday, August 6 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Register by Email
To register, email education@nara.gov with “Immigration Workshop” in the subject line.

Website
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/#immigration

 

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2015 Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference

August 6, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

AILA's Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference is designed for attorneys who are new to the complex area of immigration law. For over a decade, this conference has helped launch careers and provide a new direction for over 1,600 attorneys who were new to the field.

Where
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida

When
Thursday and Friday, August 6-7, 2015

Registration Information

Website
http://agora.aila.org/conference/detail/1081

 

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Green Infrastructure – Paying for Stormwater

August 13, 2015, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

A stormwater utility can be an effective and dedicated source of funding to pay for stormwater management programs and related infrastructure investments. In this webcast, two municipalities will share their efforts in creating a stormwater utility, followed by a presentation on the key considerations when establishing a stormwater authority.

Where
Webcast Online (U.S. EPA)

When
Thursday, August 13 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Register Online

Website
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/gi_training.cfm

 

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The Defense Economy and American Prosperity

August 17, 2015, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

At just over 3 percent of gross domestic product, U.S. military spending totals more than $600 billion annually. A number of recent developments and long-term trends, however—including sequestration and contractor consolidation—threaten the health of the U.S. national security industrial base. The American defense industry is being squeezed on multiple fronts, but just how important is the defense sector to the overall strength of the American economy? Do specific cities or regions have more to worry about than others should defense spending continue to decline? What impact does defense spending have on regional and national job creation and technology innovation?

Where
Dupont Circle Hotel
Dupont Ballroom
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

When
Monday, August 17 at 10:30 am to 12 noon

Register Online

Website
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/08/17-defense-economy-american-prosperity

 

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Droughts in the U.S. – Water Policy of the Past, Present and Future

August 20, 2015, from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Description:

This seminar will examine drought in the Southwestern United States. The focus is primarily on California as a harbinger for other regions of the country and the globe. We will specifically examine the water policies of the past, present and future, and their impact on water supply, uses including agriculture and society overall.

Dr. David White, an associate professor in the Arizona State University (ASU) School of Community Resources and Development, will lead the webinar. He is also the Director of the National Science Foundation’s Decision Center for a Desert City, which studies water-management decisions in the face of growing climatic uncertainty in central Arizona.

Where
Webcast Online (ASU School of Sustainability)

When
Thursday, August 20 at 1:15pm to 2:45 pm EST

Register Online

Website
http://securityandsustainabilityforum.org/droughts-in-the-sw-united-states-water-policy-of-the-past-present-and-future-6570

 

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American Sociological Association and Immigration-Related Sessions Annual Meeting

August 22, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

The purpose of the Section on International Migration is to stimulate, promote, and reward the development of original theory and research on international migration. By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, the Section aims to contribute to scholarly collaboration and to a comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration, including the incorporation of immigrants in receiving societies.

Where
Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House
Chicago, IL

When
August 22-25

Online Registration

Website
http://www.asanet.org/AM2015/AM_2015.cfm

 

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The Immigrant Family

September 1, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Description:

In advance of Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States to participate in the 2015 World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the World Meeting of Families, the Center for Migration Studies of New York, Villanova University, Migration and Refugee Services/US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious invite you to an evening event on the challenges facing immigrant families in the United States and the Catholic Church’s response. The event will cover Catholic teaching on migration, the Church’s pastoral work with immigrant families in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and nationally, the personal experiences of immigrant families in their new country, the ways in which immigration law and policy divide and undermine families, and advocacy responses on a local and a national level.

When:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6-9 pm EST

Where:
Archdiocesan Pastoral Center
222 North 17 Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Website: http://cmsny.org/event-at-home-together/

 

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Growing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

September 2, 2015, from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Karen Firehock, founder of the Green Infrastructure Center and author of Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning will present a new way of thinking about natural resources as green infrastructure. The book addresses the nuts and bolts of planning and preserving natural resources at a variety of scales—from dense urban environments to scenic rural landscapes. The webinar series follows the book and also provides expanded examples and case studies to teach participants why and how to implement successful plans.

Based on applying green infrastructure principles to more than 20 communities, the webinar offers a practical guide to creating effective and well-crafted plans and then implementing them. Using the six-step process developed and field-tested by the Green Infrastructure Center, the webinar will demonstrate how community needs for clean air, clean water and healthy local food can be met by a green infrastructure-based strategy.

When:
Wednesday, September 2, 1:15-2 pm EST

Where: Online Webinar

Register Online:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4041740240320177410

 

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Race, Housing, and Education

September 2, 2015, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

It has long been a public policy goal—and social ideal—to bring black and white children together in the same schools. It is a goal, however, that has not been met. In this forum we will discuss several reasons for this, including federal policies that have all but assured segregated housing and, hence, segregated public schools. We will also look at potential ways to solve these problems that are both ambitious and realistic about what can be accomplished. We hope you’ll join us for this crucial conversation.

When:
Wednesday, September 2, 10 am-11:30 am EST

Where:
CATO Institute, Hayek Auditorium
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403

Register Online:
https://ssl.cato.org:8443/catopublic/#MtgDetail/00000838

Website:
http://www.cato.org/events/race-housing-education

 

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Environmental Criminal Enforcement

September 2, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Addressing a hot topic in environmental law, Pete Anderson, leader of Beveridge & Diamond’s White Collar and Compliance Group, will discuss the typical factors that often turn environmental violations into criminal investigations, as well as what companies can do to reduce those risks.

Pete will share insights from his past experience as a federal prosecutor, as well as his experience as a criminal defense attorney and compliance counselor, and discuss the most relevant governmental policies at EPA and DOJ, and how companies can better focus on prevention, detection and response — to be better prepared to address all enforcement contingencies.

When:
Wednesday, September 2, 12-1:30 pm EST

Where:
Beveridge & Diamond, Washington DC

Register Online

Website:
http://dcgreenscene.com/events/environmental-criminal-enforcement-addressing-hot-topics-in-environmental-law/

 

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Budgetary Turmoil at the DoD

September 2, 2015, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

The austerity measures known as sequestration, a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, took effect in 2013—resulting in large across-the-board cuts in funding at the Department of Defense (DOD). Over the past five years, DOD also faced other budgetary turmoil, notably the government shutdown in 2013, five episodes of planning for shutdowns, and annual continuing resolutions rather than on-time budgets.

As comptroller and chief financial officer at the Pentagon during this period, Robert Hale was intimately involved in DOD’s efforts to accommodate the turmoil. In a new paper, "Budgetary turmoil at DOD from 2010 to 2014: A personal and professional journey," Hale documents the problems caused by the turmoil including mission degradation, waste of taxpayer dollars, and harm to employee morale. He provides behind-the-scene glimpses of how DOD managed its financial affairs during this tumultuous period and explains how the turmoil affected him personally.

When:
Wednesday, September 2, 10-11:30 am EST

Where:
Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

Register Online

Website:
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/09/02-budget-and-sequestration-dod-robert-hale

 

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What happens when the Fed raises interest rates?

September 3, 2015, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

The Federal Reserve, which has been holding interest rates near zero since late 2008, is poised to raise them sometime this year, perhaps in September, perhaps in December. What happens when the Fed finally makes its move—to the U.S. economy, to bond and stock markets, to the rest of the world? What should the Fed’s strategy be going forward for raising interest rates? Should it be predictable? Or dependent on data? Should it stick to its vow to move gradually? And what should the Fed do with its $4 trillion bond portfolio? Allow it to shrink gradually? Sell off bonds? Maintain a portfolio bigger than pre-2008 levels?

On September 3, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings will discuss all these questions and more with three experts: Brookings’ Donald Kohn, a former Fed vice chairman; Peterson Institute’s Joseph Gagnon, a former top Fed staffer; Johns Hopkins' Jon Faust; and Julia Coronado of Graham Capital. Hutchins Center Director David Wessel will moderate the discussion.

After their remarks, panelists will take audience questions. This event will be live webcast. Tweet your questions for the panel using #FedRates.

When:
Thursday, September, 3, 10:30 am-12 pm EST

Where:
Falk Auditorium
Brookings Institution
775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W
Washington, DC

Register Online

Website:
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/09/03-fed-raises-rates

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Reforming Today’s Conservation and Environmental Policies for Tomorrow’s Scarcity

September 9, 2015, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

This RFF First Wednesday Seminar will feature the release of a new report from the Breakthrough Institute, Nature Unbound: Decoupling for Conservation, and discuss several of its key themes: how humans destroy nature, how they save nature, and what this implies for conservation. Panelists will discuss the following questions:

  • What has been learned from past instances of nature-sparing technological change?
  • In which ways can technology complement other efforts to halt biodiversity loss, including protected areas and payments for ecosystem services?
  • In looking further toward the future, can we assume the continued capacity to save nature by innovation?
  • How can economists, conservationists, policymakers, and others contribute to accelerating positive trends while dealing with inevitable trade-offs?

When:
Wednesday, September 9, 12:45-2 pm EST

Where:
Resources for the Future
First Floor Conference Center
1616 P Street NW
Washington, DC, 20036

Register Online

Website:
http://dcgreenscene.com/events/reforming-todays-conservation-and-environmental-policies-for-tomorrows-scarcity-and-abundance

 

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Marriage Fraud – Red Flags within Immigration

September 10, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

Immigration practitioners jump over various hurdles with their clients, but few are as daunting as proving a bona fide marriage. As USCIS becomes savvier in the evidence it uses, so must practitioners and their clients. This seminar discusses the ins and outs of marriage fraud concerns, how to help your clients gather evidence, and what they can expect going forward.

When:
Thursday, September 10, 2-3:30 pm EST

Where:
Online Webinar

Registration Form

Website:
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.568280-Marriage_FraudRed_Flags_Common_Mistakes_and_Foreseeable_Issues

 

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Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief

September 15, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

In an important new report published in the Journal on Migration and Human Security, CIRI’s Human Resources Working Group details the human and financial resources that will be needed to build community capacity in order to coordinate the successful implementation of a large-scale legalization program. Drawing on lessons from the Immigrant Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), DACA, and other initiatives, the paper provides a roadmap for implementation of administrative and legislative immigration reform.

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) invites you to join lead authors of this report — Charles Kamasaki (National Council of La Raza), Susan Timmons (American Immigration Lawyers Association), and Courtney Tudy (World Relief) – to discuss their key finding related to the capacity and funding needs of community-based immigrant-service agencies. They will also discuss next steps for the CIRI network, including the substantial populations of unauthorized immigrants that the CIRI network plans to serve, notwithstanding delays in implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA and the absence of Congressional action on immigration.

When:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 2-5 pm EST

Where:
Center for Migration Studies
307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Register Online

Website:
http://cmsny.org/event-immigration-reform-and-administrative-relief-2014-and-beyond/

 

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Blessing or Scourge? Capitalism through the Eyes of Pope Francis

September 15, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

By returning the focus of the Catholic Church to the plight of the poor, Pope Francis has become much loved and admired. His prestige and influence is commensurate with his humanity and humility. But is Francis right about capitalism and its consequences? Is it true that capitalism is a form of exploitation that leads to poverty and inequality? Or is it the only proven way of dramatically reducing poverty and, even, achieving unprecedented material abundance? Please join our distinguished panel for a discussion of Pope Francis’s economics, and the Papal interpretation of economic history and the state of the world.

When:
Tuesday, September 15, 12-1:30 pm EST

Where:
Hayek Auditorium
CATO Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403

Register Online

Website:
http://www.cato.org/events/blessing-or-scourge-capitalism-through-eyes-pope-francis

 

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Reform of the US Immigrant Detention System

September 17, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

While the dramatic expansion of privately-run, family detention facilities has been the focus of the recent debate on the US immigrant detention system, there has been a far longer debate on the system’s overall viability. Most recently, a report by the Center for Migration Studies and Migration and Refugee Services of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops argued that the current system should be dismantled and entirely re-conceived.

This panel of diverse experts will discuss the future of the US immigrant detention system, ideas for and barriers to reform, the system’s growing privatization, the experience of family detention in Texas, and cross-cutting issues and lessons from the criminal justice and national security field.This event is free, but space is limited.

When:
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 2-5 pm, EST

Where:
Center for Migration Studies
307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Register Online

Website:
http://cmsny.org/event-us-immigrant-detention-system/

 

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

September 23, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description:

The number of unaccompanied minor children coming to the United States to escape abuse in the home, gang violence and extreme poverty in their home country has more than doubled in the past year. Many such children are eligible for a special protection available under the immigration laws for children who have experienced parental abuse, neglect, or abandonment, called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). Before a child can apply for SIJS, there must first be a juvenile or family court action where special findings are made concerning the child.

The morning portion of this training will provide practitioners with the tools to represent the proposed custodian of an unaccompanied child in Minnesota family court in seeking a custody order, thereby providing stability and permanency for the family and giving the child a pathway to seek relief under the immigration laws. The afternoon portion of the training will focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and will give practitioners tools for representing unaccompanied children who are eligible for this special form of immigration relief.

When:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 11 am - 3 pm EST

Where:
Faegre Baker Daniels and via Webinar
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Register Online

Website:
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.572705-Third_Party_Custody_and_Special_Immigrant_Juvenile_Status

 

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Clean Power Plant: Path to a Low-Carbon Future

September 24, 2015, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its final regulations setting the first limits on carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants. At this brown bag, sponsored by the Air Quality Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, a panel of experts will offer perspectives on the final rule, including state compliance options and the nature and timing of legal challenges.

The panelists will be: David Doniger, Director, Climate & Clean Air Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Lisa Heinzerling, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and Jeff Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani. All three of our speakers have previously served in high-level posts at EPA and have spent most of their careers shaping carbon pollution policy.

When:
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:40 - 2 pm EST

Where:
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
Washington DC 20005

Register Online

Website:
http://dcgreenscene.com/events/clean-power-plan-final-rule-path-to-a-low-carbon-future-or-epa-overreach-destined-for-the-dustbin/

 

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The Immigration Act of 1965: Then and Now

September 30, 2015, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Description:

When President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Immigration Act of 1965 into law during a ceremony at the foot of the Statue of Liberty almost 50 years ago, few could have imagined the dramatic changes the measure would bring to the face of America. In signing the law, which abolished discriminatory national-origin quotas, President Johnson said: “It does repair a very deep and painful flaw in the fabric of American justice.” The Act’s October 3 anniversary provides an opportunity to assess the full historical, political, and policy significance of the measure, which continues to underpin today’s legal immigration system. And with continuing deep divisions and legislative logjams in U.S. immigration policymaking, it is worth understanding how legislation as sweeping as the ’65 Act was understood and enacted.

Join us as we host a discussion among distinguished scholars and commentators who will look at the political and policy dynamics that came together to make the ’65 Act possible, and place the country on a course towards today’s diverse society. The symposium will highlight the convergence of politics, events, and personalities that resulted in its passage; how the Act changed the legal immigration system, setting U.S. policy on a new course; the ways it has reshaped the demographics of the United States; the effect of these changes on important legal and constitutional questions; and what these changes mean for the nation’s future.

When:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 am EST

Where:
TBD: Washington, DC

For specific location, contact Lisa Dixon
Senior Events Manager
202-266-1929
events@migrationpolicy.org

Register Online

Website:
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/immigration-act-1965-then-and-now

 

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Family Detention at a Crossroads – Will the U.S. Government Persist or Desist?

November 3, 2015, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

An in-depth discussion about the latest developments in family detention with opening remarks by ABA President Paulette Brown. U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee ruled over the summer that the 1997 Flores settlement protections extend to noncitizen children who are detained with their parents and has affirmed that children do not belong in detention facilities operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This decision is a clear victory for the rights of asylum-seeking families and provides solid recognition that children have particular needs and vulnerabilities that are severely hampered by even short periods of detention. Judge Gee ordered the government to comply with her ruling by October 23, 2015. The expert panel will discuss the extent of the protections under Flores, the ongoing litigation and the degree to which the government has complied with the Judge’s October 23 order, as well as what the future holds for immigrant children and families. In addition, the panel will discuss the findings in the recently released report, “Family Immigration Detention: Why the Past Cannot Be Prologue” developed by the ABA Commission on Immigration with the assistance of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Where
American Bar Association, John Marshall Conference Room
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
5th Floor, John Marshall Conference Room
Washington, DC

When
Tuesday, November 3, 10am - 12pm EST

Website
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Gang-Based Asylum Claims

November 3, 2015, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description:

This webinar is an advanced training for practitioners familiar with the basics of asylum law. Attorney presenters will discuss strategies and challenges of building a case for asylum in gang-based claims. Dr. Thomas Boerman, specialist in Central America with expertise on gangs, organized crime, and gender and youth issues will provide updates on the situation in Central America and Mexico.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Tuesday, November 3, 11am-12:30pm PST

Website
More Information

Register Online

 

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Crisis and Chaos – Delays in the Immigration Courts

November 3, 2015, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Description:

With delays of several years for a hearing now the norm in almost all immigration courts nationwide, this panel will look beyond the traditional “lack of funding” perspective, for a critical examination of the root causes and long term solutions to these delays, as well as ethical and practical challenges that they pose. With several well-respected speakers representing a diversity of perspectives, this promises to be a stimulating and informative event. It is open to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

Where
Great Hall, New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY

When
Tuesday, November 3, 8:30am - 5:30pm

Website
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Advanced Topics in Naturalization – False Claims & Voting

November 3, 2015, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

U.S. citizenship is the dream of many around the world. Many lawful permanent residents apply for naturalization when they are eligible. But what happens if your client has falsely represented herself as a U.S. citizen in the past? What if your client has voted in local, state, or federal elections after having been registered to do so by a state’s Department of Motor Vehicles or another group?

Where
Online Seminar

When
Tuesday, November 3, 2pm EST

Website
More Information

Online Registration & Pricing

 

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Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman

November 5, 2015, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

Join the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for our Annual Conference. Registration is free, and will be advertised online a month prior to the event. The conference will include keynote speakers and panel discussions with federal officials and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Please review the attached agenda for additional information on conference topics, which will focus on trends in family, humanitarian, and employment-based immigration. The Ombudsman’s Office, created by Congress in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, assists individuals and employers encountering difficulties with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In addition to our work on individual requests for case assistance, we also make recommendations to address systemic issues in the delivery of citizenship and immigration services.

Where
National Archives
Washington D.C.

When
Thursday, November 5, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST

Website
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Greater Washington in the Global Economy

November 5, 2015, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

For Greater Washington, working together on global opportunities could help address long-standing economic challenges: decreasing reliance on federal government spending, generating higher-wage jobs, and reducing cross-border competition. Recent assessments show untapped potential for the region to leverage its unique international identity and assets for economic growth.

This event will feature the release of a new Brookings profile on Greater Washington’s global economic assets, competitive position, and implications; lessons from U.S. and international regions on their innovative practices and outcomes; and discussions with private and public sector leaders from D.C., Virginia, and Maryland about potential for a joint global economic agenda.

Where
Newseum
Knight Conference Center/7th Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, November 5, 9am - 12pm EST

Website
More Information

Online Registration

 

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DC Chapter Fall Conference on Immigration

November 6, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

This year’s event promises to deliver a full-day program with parallel tracks (employment and family/removal) packed with useful information for both beginner and seasoned immigration law practitioners. We will have a diverse and experienced group of panelists, including representatives from government agencies, ready to share their wealth of knowledge with you! Special for this year - the morning sessions in the Family Law track is a practicum focused on Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Registrants will be provided with the case scenario beforehand, and should come prepared to present their SIJ case in a jurisdiction of their choosing. Note: When registering, please indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the jurisdiction. You will then have the opportunity to learn from experts about preparing a SIJ case in that specific jurisdiction. As an attendee of the 2015 Conference, you may email your questions to the speakers in advance of the conference. To do so, please email your questions if any to ihaveaquestionforapanel@gmail.com.

Where
University of Maryland
Shady Grove Campus
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

When
Friday, November 6, 9am - 5pm EST

Website
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Online Registration

 

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The Evolution of Everything – How New Ideas Emerge

November 11, 2015, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Featuring the author Matt Ridley, Journalist, businessman and author of the best-selling book The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010); with comments by Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine, author of The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-First Century; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Editor, www.humanprogress.org, Cato Institute.

The way human history is taught is misleading, argues Matt Ridley. Far too much emphasis is placed on the “top-down twitch” — the belief that change comes from on high: the politicians who run countries, scientists who discover truths, inventors who make breakthroughs, men and women who head companies. In fact, Ridley says, bottom-up progress through evolution is far more crucial. From the natural forces that formed the universe and human life itself to the cultural mechanisms that have shaped everything from our educational system and global financial structure, to the products we buy and the language we speak, “evolution is far more common, and far more influential, than most people recognize.”

Where
Hayek Auditorium
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

When
Wednesday, November 11, 12pm - 1:30pm EST

Website
More Information

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All Eyes on Paris – The Global Agreement on Climate Change

November 11, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

The Sustainable Development Law & Policy publication will hold its annual symposium this November on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP-21) taking place in December of this year. This conference will be of ultimate importance in determining how to move the world forward in addressing climate change. The 195 countries that are parties to the UNFCCC committed to create a new international climate agreement by the end of COP-21.

The symposium will include panels featuring leading experts on climate change, domestic environmental law, and international environmental law who will discuss various issues surrounding the negotiations. The topics will include particular focus on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, economic implications of the negotiations, the 2-degree goal and whether it is feasible, and the means for reaching the goals and purposes of the UNFCCC.

Where
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Room 603
Washington, DC 20016

When
Wednesday, November 11, 9am-5pm EST

Website
More Information

Register Online

 

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E2’s 5th Annual DC Forum

November 17, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

E2’s fifth annual Washington, DC Forum is a unique opportunity for E2 Members to get hands-on advocacy and media training from experts, attend high-level briefings with senior government officials and thought leaders on current policy debates, and meet with leaders in Congress and the Administration on our legislative priorities. You’ll get an inside perspective on the state of play with the Clean Power Plan, related advocacy on Capitol Hill and implications for the upcoming negotiations at the Paris Climate Conference. And, you’ll have a chance to meet E2 members from around the country - an inspiring group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives - who work with E2 to advance an environmentally sustainable economy. We hope you will join us. Invitation has been sent to all members. Contact ying@e2.org with any questions.

Where
Washington, D.C.

When
Tuesday-Wednesday, November 17-18

Website
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Climate Security and Foreign Policy

November 18, 2015, from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Description:

Disaster risk reduction, development, diplomacy and defense communities have increasingly identified climate as a risk – and not just in the long term. For example, in the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, the Pentagon states that climate risk “poses immediate risks to national security.” But beyond acknowledging the risks involved, what do these communities actually do to address these risks?

Where
Online Webinar

When
Wednesday, November 18, 1:15-2:45pm EST

Website
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National Capital Climate Fundamentals Academies

November 18, 2015, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Fort Lauderdale to enable attendees to satisfy all course requirements for the Climate Governance Certificate, a credential issued through ACCO’s CCO CertificationTM Program. These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, explanations of the food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.

Workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for the National Capital Region. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

Where
ACCO Headquarters
1900 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

When
Wednesday-Thursday, November 18-19

Website
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Greenbuild International and Expo

November 18, 2015, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Description:

Greenbuild is the premier event for sustainable building. Featuring three days of uplifting speakers, unmatched networking opportunities, showcases, LEED workshops and tours of green buildings in Washington, DC. Greenbuild offers a place for thousands to gather and renew their commitment to the green movement.

Where
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

When
Wednesday-Friday, November 18-20

Website
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Comparative Responses to Asylum Seeking in Europe, Australia, the U.S., and Middle East

November 30, 2015, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Speakers include:
Philippe De Bruycker, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Claire Higgins, Research Associate, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales

Karen Musalo, Director, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, UC Hastings

David FitzGerald, Professor of Sociology, UCSD

Yen Espiritu, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UCSD

Ev Meade, Director of the Trans-Border Institute, USD

Raphi Rechitsky, Visiting Scholar, CCIS

Rawan Arar, PhD Candidate in Sociology, UCSD

Kelsey Norman, PhD Candidate in Political Science, UCI

Where
University of California, San Diego
Meeting Rooms on Fifteen, 15-A
9450 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92092-0100

When
Monday, November 30, 9:30am-5pm

Website
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Economics of Immigration: Market Based Approaches, Social Sciences, and Public Policy

January 6, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Description:

In his new book The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy, editor and economics professor Benjamin Powell brings together several immigration scholars to discuss how immigrants affect the wages of American workers and government budgets, as well as how they assimilate into American culture. The book also presents different policy recommendations in light of the economic evidence — including proposals for a market in visas, open borders, and cuts in legal immigration. The authors and editor will be joined by Neil G. Ruiz, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance at George Washington University, who will offer his own comments and criticisms. Please join us as four economists discuss the economic impact of immigration.

Where
Cato Institute
Hayek Auditorium
Washington, DC

When
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 4-5:30pm EST

Website

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Readout on the Paris Climate Agreement: What Was Achieves and What Comes Next?

January 7, 2016, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to invite you to a discussion on the Paris Agreement reached at the 21st Conference of Parties meeting under the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (COP21). To help us understand what the new climate agreement means for future U.S. and international efforts to combat climate change, Paul Bodnar, Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change, National Security Council, The White House, will discuss what the agreement entails and what actions the U.S. government and the international community are likely to focus on in the coming years. Sarah Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, will moderate the discussion.

Where
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 10:30am-12pm EST

Website

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A Discussion on Government Oversight with U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz

January 7, 2016, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Description:

A major aspect of ensuring government effectiveness includes investigation into how it is run, and where fraud, abuse, or waste can be identified and redressed. Congressional oversight is key to this process, given Congress’ constitutional roles and responsibilities. In keeping with this, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is constantly working to hold government accountable to taxpayers. Recent major issues taken up by the committee include examining the U.S. Secret Service, reviewing national security issues such as the effectiveness of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, as well as participating in the ongoing debate over the Keystone Pipeline.

On January 7, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host an event focused on government oversight. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will be interviewed by Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon, and author of “The Future of Land Warfare” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

Following the discussion, Chairman Chaffetz will take audience questions.

Where
Brookings Falk Auditorium
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 8:30-9:30am EST

Website

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Asylum Overview for Attorneys and Advocates Working with Survivors

January 7, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

This webinar will give participants an overview of the asylum framework, help participants with issue spotting and identifying red flags, discuss asylum’s intersections with other forms of relief (SIJS, T visa, etc.), and explain how teams of attorneys and advocates working together can best meet the holistic needs of survivors. For more information, See the flyer.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 2-3:30pm EST

Website

Online Registration

 

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Parents Without Papers: The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration

January 11, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Where
University of California
San Diego, CA

When
Monday, January 11, 2016, 12-1:30pm PST

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Overcoming Implicit Bias Against Non-Citizen Defendants

January 11, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

While research has shown tremendous racial discrepancies in the criminal justice system, according to a groundbreaking report published in 2014 entitled, Citizenship and Punishment: The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts, citizenship is more influential than race in determining if a person will go to prison and how long they will be incarcerated in the federal criminal justice system. The study finds that undocumented immigrants are four times more likely to be incarcerated, and spend two to four months longer in jail for the same crimes as citizens. A theory behind these sentencing disparities is a general public perception that immigrants pose threats to public safety and are more likely to commit crimes. This month's ABA Free CLE Series will include:

  • A discussion of the findings of the report from the author
  • Discuss common myths and perceptions about immigrants and the immigration system
  • Recommendations for criminal justice stakeholders to eliminate bias against noncitizen defendants in the system

Where
Online Webinar

When
Monday, January 11, 2016, 1-2:35pm EST

Website

Online Registration

 

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Understanding Allowance Allocation Options Under the Clean Power Plan

January 11, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

In August 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Clean Power Plan to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. States are now working to decide how best to comply, including whether to opt for a rate-based or mass-based compliance plan. For states that choose to comply using mass-based trading, the decision of how to allocate emission allowances is a key political choice. While the allocation approach that a state selects will not affect the environmental outcome of the policy, it can have a significant impact on who bears the cost of the program.

Join BPC for an event that will introduce some of the key issues related to allocation. Through moderated discussion, panelists will explore options for distributing allowances, lessons learned from past policy experience, the implications of electricity market structure, and the expected impacts on companies and customers. Panelists will weigh the benefits of a simple allocation approach versus a more complex design, including how allocation might attempt to address leakage of emissions to non-covered sources and the potential for disproportionate impacts on communities, companies, and/or industries.

Where
Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW Suite 1000
Washington DC 20005

When
Monday, January 11, 2016, 10-11:30am EST

Website

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The Future of Asia’s Emerging Challenges

January 12, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

Asia’s financial systems proved resilient to the shocks of the global financial crisis. However, the region’s emerging and advanced economies now face new challenges—including changing demographics and aging, a lack of diversification from bank-dominated systems, a need for infrastructure financing in the context of rapid urbanization, the rebalancing of economic activity, as well as the era of new technologies.

On January 12, the Brookings Global Economy and Development program will host a discussion on the new book The Future of Asian Finance, which explores the current state and future prospects of Asian economies in light of these challenges. It takes stock of how systems in Asia’s economies compare to the rest of the world and how reforms to develop equity and bond markets have progressed. It anticipates how Asian financial systems will evolve in complexity and interconnectedness—and what these changes mean for the regional financial centers of Hong Kong and Singapore. Finally, it looks at how the region’s demographic dividend can be harnessed to finance infrastructure, the state of economic and financial integration in ASEAN, the role of capital flows, and how changes to global regulatory regimes will affect Asian financial systems.

Min Zhu will present the key themes of the book after which there will be a panel discussion moderated by Kemal Derviş. Afterward, questions will be taken from the audience.

Where
Brookings Falk Auditorium
Washington, DC

When
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 2-3:30pm EST

Website

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Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

January 12, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

This course is appropriate for the aspiring or new practitioner who is prepared to make the time commitment required to fully participate in this course and complete its requirements. This course has an accelerated pace, including two 90-minute webinars each week, as well as self-directed learning activities to support each course unit. Overall, a course participant should expect to spend between eight and ten hours each week to attend or listen to recordings of the weekly webinars, and complete the corresponding course activities. If you have the time to devote to this learning experience, then this course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law. NOTE: You are not eligible for this course if you are already a BIA accredited representative or are a practicing immigration attorney. The trainers for this course are CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein, Ilissa Mira, Jen Riddle and Susan Schreiber.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 2-3:30pm EST

Website

Online Registration: Closed

 

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Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

January 13, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Featuring the author Leif Wenar, Chair of Philosophy and Law, King’s College London; Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University and Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Kluge Center, Library of Congress; with comments by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

The benefits from development and global connectedness — in which we are all inescapably complicit — have been huge. However, the natural resources that enabled that development also benefited people who systematically made the lives of others desperate and miserable, fueled violent conflicts, and funded many of the world’s autocracies.

This cycle continues today, but there is hope. In his book, Blood Oil, Leif Wenar explores this great moral challenge of our time, and “shows how citizens, consumers, and leaders can act today to avert tomorrow’s crises — and how we can together create a more united human future.”

Wenar, the chair of philosophy and law at King’s College London, has written a timely and provocative book. Please join us for a full discussion of his findings, and their policy implications.

Where
Hayek Auditorium, Washington, DC

When
Wednesday January 13, 2016, 12-1:30pm EST

Website

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Outreach Strategies for Undocumented Asian & Pacific Islander Communities

January 15, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

The Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) invites you to attend a free webinar, "Outreach Strategies for Undocumented Asian & Pacific Islander Communities." The webinar will discuss data on the undocumented Asian Pacific Islander (API) population, as well as an inside look into the community history and context, outreach obstacles and community concerns, and best practices with ethnic media messaging with the undocumented Korean, Chinese, and Filipino communities. The panelists are Jenny Seon, Interim Executive Director, Korean Resource Center; Annette Wong, Immigrant Rights Program Manager, Chinese for Affirmative Action; and Tiffany Panlilio, DACA Legal Advocate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles.The moderator is Aman Thind, Immigration Project Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Friday, January 15, 2016, 2-3:30pm EST

Website

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The Current State and Future of Yieldcos

January 20, 2016, from 12:00 am to 12:00 am

Description:

These monthly seminars provide an opportunity to connect with and hear from experts as renewable energy lawyers, federal and state policy makers, and business experts discuss the most relevant issues facing renewable energy today.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12-1:30pm EST

Website

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GMOs and the Future of the Global Food Supply and Medical Innovations

January 20, 2016, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description:

Featuring Robert T. Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto; with comments by Jennifer Kuzma, Distinguished Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Editor, www.humanprogress.org.

For thousands of years, farmers used selective breeding to produce more plentiful harvests and increase the usefulness of domesticated animals. Today, genetic engineering allows businesses to do the same—but more cheaply, precisely and speedily. Unbeknownst to most people, the use of genetically modified organisms is not limited to agriculture. GMO technology is all around us, helping to produce life-enhancing products, such as synthetic insulin, and life-saving medicines, such as cancer-fighting Avastin. Still, controversy surrounding GMOs persists. Join us to hear our two distinguished speakers discuss the risks and benefits associated with GMO science.

Where
Hayek Auditorium, Washington, DC

When
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 11am-12:30pm EST

Website

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Due Process and Access to Justice for Immigrants

January 26, 2016, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Description:

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS); Fragomen Worldwide; Fried, Frank; and the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law invite you for a one-day conference on due process and access to justice issues facing immigrants in the United States. Panels will cover: immigrant detention; the impact of unaccompanied minors on immigration court and legal services; non-court, process-less removals; advances and challenges in pro bono representation; and right to counsel issues.

Where
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, New York

When
Tuesday, January 26, 8:30am-6pm EST

Website

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Motions to vacate criminal convictions for immigrant victims of trafficking

January 27, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

This training is part of the summer-fall series on trainings around immigrant victims of abuse/trafficking in collaboration with Sanctuary for Families. The training will be conducted by Jessica Abolafia, Esq. of Sanctuary for Families.

Where
The New York Immigration Coalition, New York, NY

When
Wednesday, January 27, 12-2pm EST

Website

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Crimmigration 101

February 2, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

Crimmigration — the intertwining of criminal and immigration law — can affect the noncitizen during every stage of his or her immigration status. This seminar discusses how to identify, analyze, and minimize the effect of a criminal conviction on your noncitizen client.

When:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 2-3:30pm EST

Where:
Online Webinar

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Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration Through U.S. Refugee and Visa Programs

February 3, 2016, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Terrorists have continually exploited weaknesses in our nation’s visa and refugee process as a means to gain access to the country. From 9/11 to San Bernardino and the recent case of Iraqi refugees in Houston and California, it is clear that government officials must do more to prevent terrorists from exploiting American hospitality. This hearing will explore ways to further strengthen visa and refugee security.

Where:
House Committee on Homeland Security
311 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC

When:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 10am EST

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Ready America 2016: Implementing Immigration Action

February 3, 2016, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

Are you and your organization ready for the possibilities on the horizon? Political rhetoric may suggest otherwise, but there are already a lot of good things happening that can help immigrants in need of improved legal status. And more could be just a few months away. Nearly 800,000 immigrants have already been able to improve their lives and avoid deportation under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Another 90,000 people become eligible each year. Should the Supreme Court clear the way for DACA’s expansion and the opening of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), 5 million or more people may be able to join them. At the 2nd annual Ready America conference Feb. 3-5, service providers, grassroots organizers, advocates and legal experts will gather to re-energize, share promising practices and make plans for what may lie ahead. Although two of President Barack Obama’s administrative relief programs remain on hold, there is still a lot of work to be done! Come learn about some of the remedies already available, share strategies, and hear stories of successful service programs.

Where:
Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA

When:
Wednesday, February 3 to Friday, February 5, 2016, 8:30am-4:30pm, EST

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AILA South Florida Chapter 37th Annual Immigration Law Update

February 4, 2016, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

No description available.

Where:
Jungle Island
Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami Beach, FL

When:
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8am-5pm EST

Website

Registration

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

February 4, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Description:

Learn how to help obtain lawful immigration status for undocumented NY youth who have suffered from abuse, abandonment, or neglect. The training will focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS"), providing an overview of the laws and institutions involved in SIJS, and guidance for pro bono lawyers working with undocumented youth.

Where:
Latham & Watkins LLP, New York NY

When:
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm EST

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Book Panel and Discussion: Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

February 5, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

No description available.

Where:
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
Conference Room 115 on the first floor of Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost’s Building
University of California, San Diego

When:
Friday, February 5, 2016, 3pm EST

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the United States

February 8, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

Terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have stoked fears among some Americans regarding the possible entry of Syrian refugees into the United States. Concerns exist that, along with refugees, members of the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations might enter the country and carry out attacks against the U.S. homeland. These fears, coupled with often vitriolic political rhetoric, have alarmed American Muslims. What is the true level of danger refugees pose? How can the United States best contribute to managing the Syrian refugee problem? Given the 2016 presidential elections, what options are politically viable?

Where:
Brookings Institution
Washington, DC 20036

When:
Monday, February 8, 2016, 10-11:30am EST

Registration

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Migrants’ Rights in the UN Human Rights Committee

February 9, 2016, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Description:

No description available.

Where:
MIT Center for International Studies
Cambridge, MA

When:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4:30-6pm EST

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Taking a Case with Human Rights Initiative

February 9, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

Human Rights Initiative Of North Texas' (HRI) mission is to promote international human rights through local service to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses. HRI recruits and trains legal professionals to provide pro bono representation for our clients through its William O. Holston Jr. Pro Bono Program. This training is for attorneys to take cases with our organization for VAWA, U Visa, SIJS, and Asylum cases. This is a free event, with HRI providing drinks and snacks. Please bring your own bag lunch.

Where:
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.
2801 Swiss Ave
Dallas, TX

When:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1-2:30pm EST

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Preparing an Effective Asylum Case: A Conversation with Adjudicators, Experts, and Advocates

February 10, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Description:

Panelists:

  • U.S. Immigration Judge Noel A. Brennan (New York Immigration Court)
  • Mollie Isaacson (Deputy Director, New York Asylum Office)
  • Dr. Holly Atkinson (Program Director for Human Rights, Arnhold Global Health Institute at Mount Sinai)
  • Gina DelChiaro (Staff Attorney, Refugee Representation group at Human Rights First)
  • Melissa Francis (Senior Associate, Mayer Brown)

This program is free of charge and no prior experience in immigration law is necessary. Light Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Where:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

When:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm EST

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Representing the Trafficking Victim-Witness: Securing Continued Presence and Providing Reasonable Cooperation for Purposes of the T Visa

February 10, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

This training will cover options for reporting trafficking crimes to law enforcement; the process by which Continued Presence is secured; and establishing client cooperation for purposes of T nonimmigrant status (the “T visa”). The training will include practical guidance on preparing clients for meetings with law enforcement and best practices for communicating with investigators and prosecutors. The training will be conducted by Melissa Brennan, Esq. of Sanctuary for Families.

When:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12-2pm EST

Where:
New York Immigration Coalition
131 W. 33rd Street
Suite 601
New York, New York

Registration

Website

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Unaccompanied Alien Children and the Roles of States and Localities

February 12, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Description:

Beginning in fiscal year 2014, more than 120,000 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America and have been placed in all 50 states. As their legal cases can last more than a year, these children remain for an extended period of time in communities that have, in turn, responded to the children’s presence in a variety of ways. This webinar will highlight the distinct roles states and localities have to provide care and services for the UAC living in their jurisdictions. Specifically, the webinar will examine state and local roles with respect to providing legal assistance for immigration court proceedings, licensing shelters, and providing education, health care, and other benefits.

Researchers will highlight where and how states and localities are touched by this federal process, and practitioners from Oakland, CA, and Montgomery County, MD, two areas that have received large numbers of unaccompanied children, will share how they meet realities on the ground and offer insights on how to provide for the unique needs of this immigrant community.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Friday, February 12, 2016, 2-3pm EST

Registration

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A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Enforcement

February 16, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

In the Yates Memo, released on September 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued new guidance on “individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing.” The memo was accompanied by a major policy address by Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and signals groundbreaking changes to the DOJ’s policy on the prosecution of individuals in civil and criminal enforcement with important ramifications for environmental cases.

While the DOJ has been at the forefront of resolving corporate criminal cases involving violations of federal environmental statutes for decades, it has spent fewer resources prosecuting individuals responsible for the underlying wrongdoing.

The Memo outlines six key principles to serve as a detailed framework for federal prosecutors to assess whether and what charges to bring against individuals in corporate criminal cases. Although some of its major components expand upon existing practices, other aspects of the memo introduce new challenges for corporate internal investigations. For environmental enforcement matters, the components could have significant implications.

Join our panel of experts to discuss the implications of the Yates Memo. Speakers will review the Memo, analyze and discuss its implications, and field questions from the audience.

Where:
Hogan Lovells
Conference Room C-406
Columbia Square
555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC

When:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12-1:30pm EST

Registration

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Introduction to Immigration advocacy – Overview of Humanitarian Relief

February 17, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Introduction to basic immigration terms and an overview of the different forms of immigration relief for victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking. This webcast is meant for attorneys who have never practiced immigration law and are interested in taking a pro bono case in the area of humanitarian relief. The webcast will provide an introduction into the basic questions you need to ask of your client and provide a brief description of three common forms of humanitarian relief so you are able to identify legal issues and assess which form of relief your client may be eligible for.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1-2pm EST

Registration

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The Question of Intervention

February 18, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Featuring the author Michael W. Doyle, Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, Columbia University; with comments by Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; moderated by Brad Stapleton, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has conducted a number of humanitarian interventions. Following the UN’s enshrinement of the “responsibility to protect,” and in the midst of ongoing international instability, Washington is bound to face pressure to perform more such operations. Given that likelihood, policymakers need standards for deciding when to intervene abroad. In his new book, Michael Doyle provides a sophisticated analysis of the circumstances in which moral and security considerations supersede the norm of state sovereignty and justify foreign intervention. Building on John Stuart Mill’s 1859 essay “A Few Words on Non-intervention,” Doyle argues that the default principle of non-intervention should only be overridden in grave situations following multilateral deliberation. Please join us for an engaging discussion.

Where:
Hayek Auditorium
CATO Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

When:
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 12-1:30pm EST

Registration

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Representing Asylum Seekers: Basic Training

February 19, 2016, from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description:

Asylum is available to people fleeing persecution in their home countries due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. This training session is intended to prepare pro bono attorneys to represent indigent clients in asylum cases at the affirmative stage and to represent detained individuals.

Topics include U.S. asylum law, working with victims of trauma, preparing the I-589 application form, documenting asylum cases, credible and reasonable fear interviews, and other legal issues. Practice before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Office will also be discussed. The faculty will include experienced immigration practitioners as well as staff from the Arlington USCIS Asylum Office.

Where:
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
First Floor
Washington, DC

When:
Friday, February 19, 2016, 8am-3pm EST

Website

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Advanced DACA – Latest Developments

February 24, 2016, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description:

This webinar will cover the latest developments and details on DACA, including post-DACA benefits and advice on how DACA recipients may be able to adjust status after traveling on advance parole.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 11am-12:30pm EST

Registration

Website

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Life After DACA

March 1, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

The Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) invites you to attend a free webinar, "Life after DACA." The panelists will discuss the next steps and opportunities for DACA recipients, including:

  • how to get a social security number and driver's license
  • employment and worker's rights
  • travel
  • higher education
  • DACA renewal

The panelists are Ignacia Rodriguez, Executive Action Justice Fellow, National Immigration Law Center: Michelle Saucedo, DACA Legal Advocate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice / LA; and Megan Horn, Staff Attorney and Policy Analyst, Farmworker Justice.

Where: Online Webinar

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2-3:30pm EST

Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/157341586001375244

Website: http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.591526-Life_after_DACA

 

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Climate Change and its Effects on our Lakes

March 2, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Description:

Dr. Scott Higgins, Research Scientist at IISD-ELA will provide a general introduction to the world-class research institute and the work being done on the effects of climate change to boreal streams and lake waters. The webinar will describe IISD-ELA’s long-term monitoring program, examine how regional changes in climate over the past 47 years have influenced stream discharge and chemistry, and a variety of lake properties. Dr. Higgins will also provide an overview of an ongoing whole ecosystem climate change experiment, discuss potential new experiments, data availability, and collaborative opportunities.

Where: Online Webinar

When: Wednesday, March 2, 12pm CST

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/registration/full.tmpl?HasEmail=false&webinar=3869409389057970178

Website:  https://www.iisd.org/event/iisd-ela-webinar-climate-change-and-its-effects-our-lakes

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USCIS Invitation on O and P Nonimmigrant Visas

March 3, 2016, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

USCIS invites stakeholders to participate in a 3/3/16 teleconference to provide an overview and answer questions regarding a draft policy memo and a RFE template for O visas, as well as answer general questions regarding the O and P visa classification.

Where: Online Teleconference

When: Thursday, March 3, 2:30-4pm EST

Register: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCISINVITE/subscriber/new?topic_id=USDHSCISINVITE_210

Website: http://www.aila.org/infonet/uscis-invites-o-and-p-visa-classification-03-03-16

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American Immigration Lawyers Association 2016 Open House

March 4, 2016, from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Come meet AILA leaders, sign up for upcoming conferences, find out how you can get involved in AILA's National Day of Action, attend free CLE sessions or just network with other immigration professionals from the D.C. area and beyond. Come browse our latest immigration publications. Purchase that AILA publication or online resource you've been eyeing on AGORA at a discounted 20% off. Or, make your purchase during the Power Hour and take an additional 10% off (discounts not applicable to Kurzban's Sourcebook).

Where: AILA National Office, Washington, DC

When: Friday, March 4, 9am-5pm EST

Website: http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.591648-AILA_2016_Open_House

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U.S. Cuban Immigration Exceptionalism and Its Unintended Consequences

March 4, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Description:

Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop presentation by Susan Eckstein, Professor of Sociology and International Relations at Boston University.

Where: Harvard Department of Sociology, Cambridge, MA

When: Thursday, March 4, 12-1pm EST

Website: http://sociology.fas.harvard.edu/event/susan-eckstein-us-cuban-immigration-exceptionalism-and-its-unintended-consequences

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School Choice Regulation: Friend or Foe

March 4, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

The No Child Left Behind Act, with its rules about everything from teacher qualifications to school interventions, has finally been replaced. What took so long? Finally getting the left and right to agree that Washington had gone too far. But is the Every Student Succeeds Act, NCLB’s replacement, really designed to withdraw Washington from the nation’s classrooms? And is there danger that the U.S. Department of Education will write regulations maintaining federal power no matter what the statute’s intent? We hope you’ll join us for a crucial discussion about the newest federal education law.

Where: Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, Washington, DC

When: Friday, March 4, 12-1:30pm EST

Website:  http://www.cato.org/events/no-child-every-student-how-big-change

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Business Engagement in USAID public-private partnerships

March 8, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Description:

The Global Economy and Development program will hold a public discussion on a new report, “USAID’s public-private partnerships: a data picture and review of business engagement.” The report presents data on the nature of these PPPs and provides detail on the extent of corporate involvement and the shared value and technical expertise they contribute.

Where: Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 4-5:30pm EST

Register:  http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-business-engagement-usaid

Website: http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/03/08-business-engagement-usaid

 

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Observing the Environment from the Group Up

March 8, 2016, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

The American Meteorological Society and the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology are co-sponsoring the Forum on Observing the Environment from the Ground Up to be held March 8-9 in Washington D.C. The Forum will build on efforts over the past decade to develop an integrated, multi-purpose observing system focused on the conditions from the surface through the atmospheric boundary layer. The environmental observational landscape continues to evolve rapidly. Federal and local agencies, private firms, academic institutions, and the general public are increasingly taking advantage of new instrumentation, communication, and software technologies to meet their needs. The objective of the Forum is to discuss innovative observing efforts underway nationwide, prospects for taking advantage of new technologies, improving coordination among the diverse efforts throughout the environmental observing enterprise, and meeting the multiple and ever growing needs of the users of environmental information. For further information, contact Forum co-chairs John Horel (john.horel@utah.edu) or Jerry Brotzge (jbrotzge@albany.edu).

Where: AAAS Building, Washington, DC

When: Tuesday, March 8 - Wednesday, March 9

Register: https://www.ametsoc.org/meet/atreg/

Website:  https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/ams-meetings/forum-on-observing-the-environment-from-the-ground-up

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USCIS Invitation on Combatting Immigration Scams

March 9, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

USCIS invites stakeholders to a 3/9/16 teleconference to discuss how to protection against immigration scams. USCIS will provide an overview as well as updates on its Avoid Cams Initiative. There will be a question and answer session after the discussion. Call-in information included.

Where: Online Conference

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2-3:30pm EST

Website:  http://www.aila.org/infonet/uscis-teleconference-combatting-scams

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Immigration and the 2016 Presidential Elections: What’s on the Horizon for Reform?

March 9, 2016, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

Reforms to our current immigration system have become some of the most talked about issues in this Presidential election cycle. From the undocumented immigrant population of 11 million in the U.S., to the Syrian refugee crisis, to uses of the H-1B visa system for high-skilled workers, the immigration debate puts our economy, our borders and our communities under the microscope.

In this discussion, we will shed light on some of the main immigration issues of our day, discuss the components and prospects of sensible immigration reform, and hear why changes to our immigration policy are needed through the perspectives of business, technology, faith and law enforcement.
Where: General Assembly at After-Words Books, Chicago, IL

When: Wednesday, March 9, 6pm CST

RSVP:  http://www.fwd.us/field_030916_elections2016chi

Website:  http://www.fwd.us/field_030916_elections2016chi

 

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Immigrants and Public Benefits

March 10, 2016, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

This training offers the nuts-and-bolts on immigration status as it affects eligibility for benefits for non-citizen immigrants and refugees. Massachusetts has a significant immigrant population. This training walks you through the basics of immigration and public benefits rules to help you understand which public benefits are available for specific immigrant populations. It covers any recent changes in Department of Transitional Assistance, MassHealth, Health Insurance Connector, Social Security Administration, and state and federal subsidized housing policy on immigrant eligibility. There is also a brief presentation on current issues affecting immigrants in the state legislature or in Congress. This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community advocates. Participants receive detailed materials.

Where: MCLE Conference Center, Boston, MA

When: Thursday, March 10, 9:30am-4pm EST

Register:  http://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2160173P01

Website: http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.580562-Immigrants_and_Public_Benefits

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Re-Thinking the Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 10, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

This webinar will delve in the details of the TPP, highlighting the constraints that its provisions will place on public policies for sustainable and inclusive growth. It will also seek to generate a discussion on what the TPP—and other regional economic agreements—would look like if their chief aim was supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Where: Online Webinar

When: Thursday, March 10, 10-11:30am EST

Register:  https://iisd.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=iisd

Website: https://www.iisd.org/event/webinar-tpp

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Connect: ID. Exploration of Physical & Digital Identity in the 21st Century

March 14, 2016, from 12:30 pm to 12:30 pm

Description:

connect:ID brings together leading experts from industry, as well as adopters and government officials, to explore the development and fusion of multiple advanced identity technologies.

Government, commercial and consumer markets are in search of answers to the growing difficulties associated with managing and securing human identity. connect:ID takes up this challenge, exploring, in-depth, these real world requirements.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

When: Monday, March 14, 12:30pm EST - Wednesday, March 16, 1:30pm EST

Register:  http://connectidexpo.com/delegate-booking/

Website: http://www.connectidexpo.com/conference-information/#.VtBt6XQrJR5

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U.S. – Columbia Relations: A Conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Columbia

March 16, 2016, from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Description:

Foreign Policy at Brookings’ Latin America Initiative will host U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker who will offer an assessment of the state of U.S.-Colombia relations and the prospects for a successful peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC. Vice president and director of Foreign Policy Bruce Jones will provide introductory remarks. Senior Fellow Harold Trinkunas will moderate the discussion.

Kevin Whitaker was confirmed as Ambassador to Colombia in April 2014. He has previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state for South America, as well as deputy chief of mission in Venezuela and diplomatic posts in Jamaica, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Following initial remarks and the opening discussion, Ambassador Whitaker will take audience questions.

Where: Saul/Zilkha Rooms, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

When: Wednesday, March 16, 11:15am-12:15pm EST

Register: http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-us-colombia

Website:  http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/03/16-us-colombia-relations-whitaker

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Southwest Border Security Week 2016

March 30, 2016, from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Welcome to the only event directly supporting state and local law enforcement efforts in securing our nation’s southwest border. Scrutiny of the southwest border protection initiatives have been growing in recent years, particularly due to a surge in transnational crime, the emergence of sophisticated terror organizations, the threat of lone wolves and malicious actors, and other illicit activity.

Consequently, we discuss macro strategies to better protect our borders.  However, the men and women that are in the field, risking their lives on a daily basis, require advanced capabilities that can be tactically executed… today.

Southwest Border Security Week 2016 will bring together the key stakeholders with direct responsibility for finding workable solutions to border protection challenges and that can be implemented in the field.

Where:
Casa De Palmas Renaissance
McAllen, Texas

When:
Wednesday-Friday, March 30-April 1, 2016

Register:
https://register.iqpc.com/SRSPricing.aspx?eventid=1002639

Website:
http://www.bordersouthwest.com/

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Colombia: Peace at Any Price

March 30, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Description:

Colombia’s half-century war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and remains Latin America’s longest armed conflict. After more than three years of talks, the Colombian government and the guerrillas are nearing a self-imposed deadline for the completion of peace negotiations. Despite the support that the peace process enjoys outside Colombia, key provisions already agreed to are leading many to reject the agreement. José Miguel Vivanco will explain why the lack of meaningful accountability for crimes against humanity committed by both parties contravenes international law, delegitimizes the negotiations, and undermines the chance for sustainable peace. Adam Isacson will make the case in favor of the agreement.

Where:
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, Washington, DC

When:
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4-5:30pm EST

Register via Email:
events@cato.org

Website:
http://www.cato.org/events/colombia-peace-any-price

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100 Years of Democracy and Education: A Critical Examination

March 31, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

There is, perhaps, no bigger name in American education than John Dewey, and he wrote, arguably, nothing more influential than Democracy and Education, which turns 100 years old this year. How has the book held up over the century, with its prescription for schools to use children’s natural inclinations to both educate them and unite diverse people? How educationally and socially effective have those ideas been, and how lasting their influence? Join us as we reflect on 100 years of this seminal work.

Where: Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, Washington, DC

When: Thursday, March 31, 12-1:30pm EST

Register: https://ssl.cato.org:8443/catopublic/#MtgDetail/00000924

Website:  http://www.cato.org/events/100-years-democracy-education-critical-examination

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Resettlement Plus: Clearing the Path to Safety and Opportunity for Refugees

March 31, 2016, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

How can governments deliver real change? On March 30, UNHCR will host a meeting of global leaders to consider what can be done to connect Syrians with opportunities to settle, work, and live outside the immediate region of the conflict. Greater resettlement is important, but there is growing space—and demand—for new ideas that can work at scale. The conference will encourage governments to explore not only expanding traditional resettlement, but also using other pathways, such as humanitarian admission, family reunification, labor mobility, and scholarships to grant entry to Syrians in need. Success would alleviate the pressure on countries hosting millions of refugees, and may sow the seeds of a new era in international protection, where dependence is the exception, not the rule.

Join MPI Europe for a discussion, immediately following this ministerial meeting, to examine the outcomes of the conference, along with analysis of how states and civil society can work together to realize the intensifying calls for new pathways to support the safe and legal migration—and successful integration—of refugees in practice. Speakers will consider what initiatives already exist to facilitate the legal mobility of refugee groups, and critically assess the potential and pitfalls that come with each. The discussion will also examine new and creative ideas that have emerged in the wake of the Syria crisis.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 8am EST

Register:
http://my.migrationpolicy.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=81137

Website:
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/resettlement-plus-clearing-path-safety-and-opportunity-refugees

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Immigration Removal Proceedings for Minors

April 5, 2016, from 8:45 pm to 10:30 pm

Description:

This training will review essential concepts in immigration law and deportation proceedings. The training will provide attorneys with an understanding of the framework in which UAC cases exist, as well as the information and resources needed to effectively defend minors from removal. The most common forms of relief pursed by Esperanza in UAC cases -- Asylum based on particular social group, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (Probate Court) -- will be analyzed and simplified. Challenges and new developments in the law will also be addressed. This training is ideal for attorneys interested in learning about immigration, removal defense, and / or working with children. It is essential for attorneys looking to volunteer in, or practice unaccompanied minor removal defense.

Where:
Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
1530 James M Wood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

When:
Tuesday, April 5, 8:45-10:30pm EST

Registration via Email:
Contact Kimberley Plotnik Esq., Pro Bono Coordinator, kplotnik@ccharities.org.

Website:
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/

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The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

April 6, 2016, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Description:

On Wednesday, April 6 Centennial Scholar Bruce Katz and the Metropolitan Policy Program will host an event discussing these emerging hotspots and how cities such as Akron, Albany, Raleigh-Durham, Minneapolis-St.Paul, and Portland in the United States, and Eindhoven, Malmo, Dresden, and Oulu in Europe are seizing the initiative and recovering their economic strength.

Where:
Falk Auditorium, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

When:
Wednesday, April 6, 9:30-11am EST

Register:
http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-smartest-places-innovation

Website:
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/04/06-rustbelts-global-innovation

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Increasing LPR (Lawful Permanent Residents) Turnout Through Media

April 6, 2016, from 12:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Bringing enough eligible LPRs to nautralization workshops is one of the keystones to their success. This webinar will cover best practices in partnering with media to increase turnout of LPRs to naturalization events. Panelists will include NAC partners from across the country who will describe how they have successfully partnered with media to get the word out about their services. Staff from NAC's national communications partners will also present on how they can help NAC local partners work well with media.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 3:30-5pm EST

Registration:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=3zuwu9xi7f2m

Website:
http://newamericanscampaign.org/

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Medical Screening of Immigrants to the U.S.

April 7, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop presentation by Sofya Aptekar, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Massachusetts – Boston.

Where:
Department of Sociology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

When:
Thursday, April 7, 12-1:30pm EST

Website:
http://sociology.fas.harvard.edu/event/sofya-aptekar-civil-surgeons-and-work-medical-screening-immigrants-us

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Securing Development in Insecure Places

April 7, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

The defining development challenge for the next 15 years will be whether rapid progress can be made in conflict-affected places. The historical record is mixed. Some countries, for example Cambodia, have put conflict behind, achieved rapid economic growth, and brought down poverty levels significantly, while others, such as Afghanistan, continue to have stubbornly high rates of poverty with little discernable progress over the last decade.

On April 7, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings will host a discussion on the links between security and development. Japan International Cooperation Agency President Shinichi Kitaoka will lead off with a keynote address on the interaction between security and development and what Japan has learned from its development cooperation in Mindanao, Syria, and South Sudan. He will then join a panel discussion moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas.

Where:
Saul Room
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

When:
Thursday, April 7, 10-11:30am EST

Registration:
http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-securing-development

Website:
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/04/07-securing-development-insecure-places

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Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Day

April 11, 2016, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

PICC is hosting its annual Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Day on Monday, April 11th, 2016. This event will bring together immigrant and refugee communities, advocates and allies for a short advocacy training in the morning and visits to legislators in the afternoon.

Where:
Harrisburg, PA (Exact location TBA)

When:
Monday, April 11, 2016, 7am-4pm EST

Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1e-s_pXoIKASidCWwVTJVJVXZmeUMcvlVRNDapRo8eWg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Website:
http://paimmigrant.org/events/2016-immigrant-refugee-advocacy-day

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Advanced Issues in Derivation of Citizenship

April 12, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

During this advanced webinar, we will review some of the more complicated issues that arise when handling derivation of citizenship claims. Using examples and the ILRC’s easy to read chart, we will explain step-by-step how to analyze some of the difficult legal requirements in determining eligibility for derivation of citizenship, including custody definitions, parents’ separation, and legitimation issues. We will also cover how to document a claim of derivation of citizenship.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 2pm-3:30pm EST

Website:
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.587568-Advanced_Issues_in_Derivation_of_Citizenship

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A New Trade Agenda for the Americas

April 12, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Description:

The global trading system is undergoing fundamental changes. While World Trade Organization members continue to work towards an agreement tailored to the exigencies of 21st century commerce, countries are focusing their attention on new regional trade and investment initiatives. In particular, some mega-regional trade agreements currently under negotiation have the potential to reshape the global trade landscape in years to come. As this new architecture emerges, the Western Hemisphere finds itself without a coherent vision to promote integration. Many observers believe that political differences within the region stand in the way of region-wide initiatives. However, the emergence of new drivers of trade integration beyond tariffs and other traditional market access issues—in particular, in the area of trade facilitation measures—present opportunities for a renewed strategic vision to promote integration in the Americas. The moment is therefore right for a dialogue on the future of trade in the Americas to address key challenges and discuss policy frameworks that could strengthen the region’s economic connectivity in a pragmatic yet powerful way.

On April 12, the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA) and the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank will host a panel discussion on the future of trade in the Americas.

Where:
Falk Auditorium
Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.

When:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 2-3:45pm EST

Registration:
http://connect.brookings.edu/register-to-attend-trade-agenda-americas

Website:
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/04/12-trade-agenda-americas

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Border Security Expo

April 13, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Border Security Expo is an important world class event that is the premier border security conference in the world.

Where:
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

When:
Wednesday-Thursday, April 13-14, 2016

Registration:
http://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?577002

Website:
http://www.bordersecurityexpo.com/

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Corporate Renewables Procurement

April 14, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

Corporate offtake contracts are accounting for a growing portion of PPAs relative to utility offtake. What impact does this shift in renewable energy demand mean for the industry in the short and medium term? Rocky Mountain Institute’s Hervé Touati will give an overview of the state of the market and outlook for corporate renewable procurement, and the work of RMI’s Business Renewables Center.

Where:
Online Webinar

When:
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3pm EST

Register:
http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/seia/session.php?id=17781

Website:
http://www.seia.org/events/corporate-renewables-procurement

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Nuts and Bolts of Representing Detained Immigrants

April 21, 2016, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

Join the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition for a day-long training on representing detained immigrants in the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area. The training will focus on the forms of legal relief available to detained immigrants, the process for applying for relief, and the role of pro bono attorneys in the process. The training will include exercises providing practical guidance on being a pro bono attorney for a detained immigrant. The training is open to all attorneys.

Where:
Morgan, Lewis, & Brockius
Washington, DC

When:
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 9am-2pm EST

Registration:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15HSgXetEroijLy7p41zx9acqPC6yzxBPZfjaAz0qOwQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Website:
http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.594039-Nuts_and_Bolts_of_Representing_Detained_Immigrants

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Detention Watch Network

April 21, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Detention Watch Network works through the collective strength and diversity of its members to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons. For any conference related questions, please contact: conference@detentionwatchnetwork.org.

Where:
The Grand/Embassy Suites, Baltimore, MD

When:
Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23, 2016, 9am-5pm EST

Registration:
http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event/dwn-member-conference-2138836536

Website:
http://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

May 3, 2016, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

How do I advise my noncitizen client about the immigration consequences of a negotiated plea versus going to trial? My immigration client wants to naturalize, but he has a criminal history. Should he apply? What are the effects of a conviction on an asylum applicant? Participants in this course will learn the concepts necessary to evaluate the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction from the practical viewpoint of several different practice settings. Topics covered include understanding your client’s immigration status, obtaining and evaluating the record of conviction, the criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability, the analytical approach used by courts to compare the Immigration and Nationality Act to the laws of the 50 states, criminal bars to immigration applications, and the advent of prosecutorial discretion. Participants will also learn about the ethical duties of criminal defense and immigration counsel when advising clients in this complex area of law. Finally, the course will end with a series of practical exercises in which the analytical tools learned throughout the course are applied in both client counseling and litigation. This course is ideal for criminal attorneys who represent noncitizens, immigration practitioners with clients who have a criminal history, and pro bono attorneys who are interested in this exciting area of the law. All experience levels are welcome.

Where
Alston and Bird, LLP
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree St NW #4900
Atlanta, GA

When
Tuesday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 4 8am-5pm EST

Register

Website

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Improving Supply Chain Sustainability: A Dialogue with EPA

May 3, 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Description:

Where
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Potomac Yard Conference Center
2777 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

When
Tuesday, May 3 9am - 4:30pm EST

Register

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Documenting U.S. Citizenship: Fighting the Battle on All Fronts

May 5, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

Some U.S. citizens have to fight to be recognized as such; even obtaining a copy of one’s U.S. birth certificate can be problematic. Often, the battles over procuring documents of citizenship are with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS). This advanced-level seminar will address the problems often faced by clients who find themselves having to prove their U.S. citizenship, whether they were born in the United States or abroad.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Thursday, May 5 2-3:30pm EST

Register

Website

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Family Visa Petition

May 5, 2016, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description:

This webinar is intended for legal service providers who are new to the area of family-based immigration and will focus on the basics of the family visa petition. We will cover which relatives can qualify for family-based immigration and how they fit and move around the preference categories with events such as marriage, divorce, or the naturalization of the petitioner. After reviewing the role of the visa bulletin, we will explain how priority dates are established, lost, and recaptured, as well as what happens to widows and other beneficiaries when the qualifying relative dies. The discussion will include an overview of the Child Status Protection Act.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Thursday, May 5 11am - 12:30pm PST

Register

Website

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America’s Place in the World

May 5, 2016, from 3:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

On May 5, the Brookings Project on International Order and Strategy (IOS) will host a discussion on America’s global role and the release of the newest edition of Pew Research Center’s series, “America’s Place in the World.” This survey explores American views of U.S. foreign policy today and the role of U.S. leadership abroad. The study also looks at which national security threats concern Americans the most.

Where
Falk Auditorium
Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, May 5 3:30-5pm EST

Register

Website

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Words Matter: The U.S. Debate over Immigration, the Media, and the 2016 Election

May 6, 2016, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Description:

This program is designed to address the anti-immigrant rhetoric in the electoral debate and discuss the serious consequences of such troubling discourse. The program will feature ABA Commission on Immigration Chair, Mary Meg McCarthy, as well as American University Washington College of Law Professor Jayesh Rathod and others.

Where
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC

When
Friday, May 6 8am - 10am EST

Website

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The JOBS Acts of 2012: Deregulation in the Wake of Crisis

May 9, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Description:

Entrepreneurship and innovation are key drivers of economic growth. For decades economic dynamism and creative destruction powered U.S. economic growth. Now, however, there is evidence that American innovation is declining. The ratio of new firms to all firms has declined from 15 percent in 1978 to 8 percent in 2011, and since 2008 the number of business failures has exceeded new business starts. Prominent economists have linked declining entrepreneurship to slower growth rates, and have argued that unless the trend in innovation reverses, the economy might continue to stagnate.

Every small business requires access to capital in order to grow. Congress, concerned about these trends in entrepreneurship, passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in 2012 with the intent to make small business funding easier. In her new paper, “A Walk through the JOBS Act of 2012,” the Cato Institute’s Thaya Brook Knight provides a substantive yet easy-to-follow analysis of the law and associated agency rulemaking.

Join us as Knight describes how the Act changed existing securities laws and regulation, and explains what these changes mean for small business capital access. She’ll also recommend ways for policymakers to continue to improve the funding climate for small business.

Where
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

When
Monday, May 9 12 - 1pm EST

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Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California

May 10, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally. Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap. Experienced practitioners in the areas of immigration, family law, and housing will share their expertise by providing insight into cultural issues that arise when working with immigrant clients, how these areas of law overlap to provide special protections and remedies to immigrants and domestic violence survivors, and how immigration status impacts eligibility for federally subsidized housing.

Where
Practising Law Institute Conference Center
685 Market St
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA

When
Tuesday, May 10 12pm - 8pm EST

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In the Balance: Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems

May 10, 2016, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Description:

Human Rights First will host an event on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to discuss its recently released report "In the Balance: Backlogs Delay Protection in the U.S. Asylum and Immigration Court Systems," and what the U.S. government can do to rectify a worsening situation. The world now faces the greatest refugee crisis since World War II, and the need for effective, timely, and fair processing of asylum claims could not be greater. But the U.S. asylum and immigration court systems are leaving asylum seekers in limbo for years, undermining the recruitment of pro bono legal counsel and prolonging the separation of refugee families.

Panelists will address how chronic underfunding, hiring challenges, and shifting enforcement strategies have led to alarming backlogs in the U.S. asylum and immigration systems, exposing vulnerable asylum seekers and their families to combined wait times of up to six years for resolution of their claims. Panelists will also discuss the impact of these backlogs on pro bono legal representation and some steps the U.S. Government should take to address the backlogs and delays.

Where
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York , NY

When
Tuesday, May 10 9-10am

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Strictly by registration only. Please RSVP to Carola Beeney: carola.beeney@stblaw.com.

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Continuous Physical Presence for Cancellation of Removal

May 12, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

The application of the stop-time rule and the calculation of a respondent’s continuous physical presence in the United States has been the source of litigation since INA §240A(d)(1) was implemented almost 20 years ago. In 2015, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) published three opinions clarifying the application of the stop-time rule and the calculation of continuous physical presence. Our panel of experts will discuss the BIA’s interpretation of §240A(d)(1) as well as creative strategies for limiting its reach.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Thursday, May 12 2-3:30pm EST

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2016 Sustainability Forum

May 16, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

Companies and other stakeholders will come together to identify practical approaches for implementing the circular economy from a design, process, service, and product perspective.

We will explore in depth the role and practical application of circular economy business models and disruptive innovation technologies, such as biofuels, biomimicry, and life and material sciences.

We will also illustrate how companies can apply circular economy thinking and principles to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create positive global impact. And we will examine tangible ways business can support and leverage some of the key circular economy enablers, such as employee engagement, natural capital, and financing infrastructure.

This inspiring, action-oriented event attracts hundreds of the most influential leaders and thinkers from private and public sectors to explore the concepts, strategies and solutions that are redefining the role of business in society to help make the world a better place.

Where
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062

When
Monday, May 16-Tuesday, May 17, 1-4pm EST

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When One Foot is Out the Door: H-1B Portability Issues

May 19, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

With increasing demand for professional workers in the technology sector, there is a corresponding increase in opportunities for individuals already holding H-1B status to “transfer” to another job. The process allowing an H-1B employee to “port” to a new employer before USCIS approves the H-1B petition submitted by that new employer, however, is not always straightforward. The panelists will discuss issues that arise with H-1B portability as well as strategies to recommend to employers and foreign nationals to make a successful transfer.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Thursday, May 19 2pm - 3:30pm EST

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What do Mexicans Think About the U.S. and the World?

May 31, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to our event "What Do Mexicans Think About the U.S. and the World? Results from Mexico, the Americas, and the World 2014-2015." Mexico, the Americas, and the World is a public opinion research project undertaken by the Division of International Studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City. The survey, carried out biannually in Mexico since 2004 (and elsewhere in Latin America since 2008), seeks to understand Mexicans’ and Latin Americans’ views on foreign policy and international relations—in a word, on their place in the world. The 2014-2015 edition finds that, among other things, fewer Mexicans report having family members that live abroad and receiving remittances. Despite the rise of anti-immigration sentiment in the U.S., Mexicans’ evaluations of “Colossus to the North” have continued to rise since 2010—apparently an “Obama effect.” Finally, faced with a grave human rights crisis, Mexicans are willing to accept supervision on rights from the UN, OAS, and even—to some extent—from the United States. Two researchers from CIDE will present and discuss the report's findings.

Where
Woodrow Wilson Center
5th Floor
Washington, D.C.

When
Tuesday, May 31st, 3-5pm

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Energy Efficiency Roofs

May 31, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Description:

U.S. DOE’s Better Building Alliance and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are kicking off a new webinar series focused on advancing envelope technologies in commercial buildings. This webinar will be an opportunity to for commercial building owners, operators, and facility managers to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in building envelope technologies.

During the webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about new energy-saving envelope technologies, specifically advancements for sealing and air barrier systems
  • Discuss market barriers and challenges to adoption of envelope technologies

When
Tuesday, May 31st, 1pm-1:45pm EST

Where
Online Webinar

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Fostering Innovation Ecosystems in Latin America

June 2, 2016, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship are critical to sustainable growth and competitiveness in the globalized economy of the 21st Century. This is especially true in Latin America and other emerging markets. The region has a number of well-known innovation hubs—Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, Santiago, to name a few - but Latin America generally lags behind other regions in global measures of innovation capacity. How can this be turned around? How can industry, educational systems, and governments better collaborate to improve the climate for innovation and entrepreneurial success? What are the needs, challenges, and obstacles that innovators face in different Latin American contexts? How can innovation “ecosystems” blossom and what ingredients have been lacking thus far?

Please join us for a discussion of these critical issues with leading experts from the Americas.

Where
Woodrow Wilson Center
6th Floor
Washington, D.C.

When
Thursday, June 2nd, 9am-12pm EST

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Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations (CAIR)

June 2, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description:

Welcoming America Rust Belt Regional Manager Christina Pope and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Zahra Billoo join other integration experts from faith organizations in a free webinar Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations. Get tried and true integration practices from long-established immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations such as HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) and CLINIC. This free professional development opportunity is for practitioners, leaders and volunteers in immigrant-serving organizations and others who want to be better informed about creating welcoming and cohesive communities.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Thursday, June 2nd, 1-2:30pm EST

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Solar Power is for Everyone!

June 5, 2016, from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Description:

Thanks to a new community solar law in Maryland, everybody can go solar! Community solar allows you to sign up for solar power for your home, business or organization without installing any equipment on your roof. It’s clean energy from a local project in your neighborhood. Come on June 5 to learn how you and your neighbors can join together to build a local clean energy solar project that will let you save money and help the environment.

Where
South Bowie Branch Library
15301 Hall Road
Bowie, MD

When
June 5th, 2:45pm-4:30pm EST

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Bringing Education Disparities to the Forefront of the Political Debate

June 8, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Description:

Discussions of inequality have dominated the news cycle this campaign season, but one critical and relevant policy issue has been conspicuously absent. Disparities in education access and quality have been largely ignored by those seeking elected office at the federal level, and by the national media, to the detriment of under-served communities. How do race and income level factor into education opportunities in present-day America? And why hasn’t education been a bigger part of the national dialogue, especially during this election cycle?

On June 8, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings is hosting a public event to discuss issues related to the intersection of race and education in 2016. A panel of community leaders and education experts will discuss the importance of seizing the opportunity afforded by the ongoing national dialogue around racial and economic inequities to bring education issues to the forefront of policy debates.

Where
Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

When
Wednesday, June 8th, 2-3pm EST

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Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter

June 8, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Featuring the author Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University Law School; Author, Democracy and Political Ignorance; with comments by Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

Ilya Somin’s Democracy and Political Ignorance has profoundly influenced libertarian thinking about voters and elections. More generally, the 2016 primary season has satisfied few and left the electorate choosing between two highly disliked presidential candidates. The appearance of the second edition of Democracy and Political Ignorance offers a chance to bring its author back to Cato for a broad discussion of his premises and conclusions in light of the 2016 voting. Does the election so far confirm the ideas in Democracy and Political Ignorance? What does the election so far tell us about the possibilities of limited government? Is populism a natural outgrowth, or a denial, of voter ignorance?

Please join us to hear views of the 2016 election that go beyond the shallow and the mundane.

Where
Cato Institute
Hayek Auditorium
Washington, D.C.

When
Wednesday, June 8th, 12-1:30pm EST

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Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border

June 15, 2016, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Description:

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, the Border Trade Alliance, and the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos invite you to our second annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference. Speakers will discuss the state of the art in border and transportation infrastructure, growth in the energy sector, border-region innovation, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

Where
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.

When
Wednesday, June 15th, 8:30am-4pm EST

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Inclusive growth in cities

June 16, 2016, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Description:

Cities and metropolitan areas are major generators of economic opportunity. Between 2000 and 2013, almost 60 percent of jobs created in the OECD area were in metropolitan areas, and economic and social mobility has historically been higher in large cities. However, rising inequality, poor quality of services, fragmented labor markets, and non-inclusive institutions challenge the capacity of cities to grow inclusively. Of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, for instance, only nine outperformed averages in metrics of growth, prosperity, inclusion, and inclusion by race between 2009 and 2014. In short, top-line growth has not necessarily delivered bottom-line prosperity.

To operationalize inclusive growth in cities worldwide, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has launched an Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign to increase awareness of rising inequality, refocus the debate on concrete solutions, and empower local governments as leaders in the transition towards more inclusive growth.

On Thursday, June 16, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the National League of Cities Institute will host an event to examine the rising inequality in cities and focus on concrete ways to address it. OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría will offer remarks on this new initiative, and a panel discussion will follow, featuring a discussion among cross-sectoral leaders implementing inclusive growth strategies across the country.

Where
Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.

When
Thursday, June 16th, 9am-10:30am EST

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Visas and Emerging Issues

June 21, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

This training will address advanced and emerging issues related to U nonimmigrants, including issues about travel, adjustment of status, waitlist problems, cases in detention or in removal proceedings, and intersections with other forms of victim-based relief. Participants and panelists will strategize on answers to complex scenarios that may arise in U visa cases, including how to address inadmissibility, consular processing, parole, adjustment denials and other topics. This training assumes knowledge of U visa applications and adjustment of status and is intended for those with experience working on U visa cases.

When
Tuesday, June 21st, 12pm-8pm EST

Where
ASISTA Immigration Assistance, Law Vegas, NV

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Year-one results of the world’s first development impact bond for education

July 5, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Description:

On July 5, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings invites you to join the partners of the world’s first development impact bond for education in a discussion of the first year’s enrollment and learning results. The impact bond provides financing for Educate Girls, a non-profit that aims to increase enrollment for out-of-school girls and improve learning outcomes for girls and boys in Rajasthan, India. The UBS Optimus Foundation has provided upfront risk capital to Educate Girls and, contingent on program targets being met, will be paid back their principal plus a return by the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. Instiglio, a non-profit organization specializing in results-based financing mechanisms, serves as the program intermediary.

The webinar will also explore the experiences so far, the factors affecting the initial results, the key learnings, and ways these will inform the development of the programs it moves forward. In what promises to be a lively debate the partners will share both positive and negative learnings to start a transparent discussion of the model and where, and how, it can be most effective.

When
Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 — 11:00 AM EDT

Where
WebEx - Login information will be emailed to registrants on July 1.

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Information Session for Service Providers on the U.S Supreme Court decision concerning DAPA/Extended DACA

July 7, 2016, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

The Legal Aid Justice Center and a coalition of immigrant rights groups will host an information session for service providers on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that left in place a lower court injunction blocking the Obama administration's administrative relief programs Deferred Action for the Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and Extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Extended DACA). Both programs would have allowed millions of aspiring Americans to come out of the shadows and live and work in support of their families and communities. It is important to note that in making the decision, the Court did not rule on the constitutionality of the programs themselves but instead voted in a 4-4 tie that in effect left in place a lower court ruling blocking the programs.

Participants in the information session will be provided with more information on the Court's decision and its implications as well as how best to speak with members of immigrant communities confused about the current status of DAPA and Extended DACA. The Court's decision has resulted in huge uncertainty and insecurity for the immigrant communities in Virginia especially in this turbulent election cycle and the announcement of immigration raids by the Obama administration. Service Providers have direct links to the broader community and it will be important for them to have accurate information to better inform the public as well as protect immigrants from unscrupulous individuals seeking to profit from the confusion such as those engaged in notary fraud.

When
Thursday July 7, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where
Annandale United Methodist Church
6935 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA

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Comparing countries: Manufacturing in a Global Context

July 7, 2016, from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description:

Now the world’s second largest manufacturing economy since falling behind China in 2010, the United States relies on a robust manufacturing sector, which accounts for almost nine percent of American jobs. But manufacturing is constantly evolving as a result of changing technological capabilities, leadership approaches, and policy incentives. With the world economy more interconnected than ever before, solutions to the challenges facing the manufacturing industry take on an increasingly global perspective.

On July 7, Governance Studies at Brookings will host expert panelists for a half-day conference on the global context of modern manufacturing. Which innovations in leadership and workforce development have been successful around the world? How can effective policy initiatives foster manufacturing growth? What lessons can America learn from abroad?

Where
Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, July 7th, 9am-12pm EST

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Survey of Immigration Law

July 8, 2016, from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Description:

This training provides an overview of basic concepts in immigration law. Topics to be covered include family- and employment-based immigration, lawful permanent residency, employment authorization, grounds of inadmissibility and deportability, temporary protected status, asylum and withholding of removal, and naturalization and citizenship.

No prior knowledge of immigration law is required. This training will be conducted by Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives at the NYIC. CLE Credit: 4 credits in professional practice. This course provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys and non-transitional credit for experienced attorneys.

This training is open only to organizations and attorneys based in New York State.

Where
New York Immigration Coalition
New York, NY 10001

When
Friday, July 8th, 9am-1pm EST

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Monthly Climate Change Briefing

July 11, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

Staying on top of the legal and policy developments in the climate change arena is no small task. As a special service to our members, the Environmental Law Institute provides a series of monthly conference calls with national experts on climate law and policy to keep you up to date and to answer your questions.

This event is open only to ELI members. Eligible members should RSVP by July 7. Teleconference information will be emailed one business day prior to the event (your normal long-distance rates may apply).

Where
Online Webinar

When
Monday, July 11th, 5-5:30pm EST

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19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Forum

July 12, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

The 19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum will bring together up to 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 and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus are honorary co-hosts of the Expo.

The Expo is open to the public and free for attendees.

Where
Cannon House Office Building
Caucus Room 345
C Street SE & 1st St, SE
Washington, D.C.

When
Tuesday, July 12th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Advance registration is not required.

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Immigrant Student Success

July 12, 2016, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

Between 2010 and 2030, immigrants and their children will account for 85 percent of net workforce growth, and by 2050 one in three children under the age of 18 will be either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant in the United States. America’s rapidly evolving classrooms highlight the vital role that K-12 and adult educators play in shaping the future of this country. Immigrant Student Success: Models and Tools for K-12 and Adult Educators, a free online workshop, is for educators seeking to encourage the progress of their immigrant students for the benefit of the entire classroom. Through interactive webinars and live exercises with experts, participants will learn about asset-based models and techniques for capitalizing on classroom diversity. They will be guided through activities and lesson planning that can bring out the best in both immigrant and U.S.-born students. Participants will also learn ways to talk about current immigration issues with their students. Through live chat and group exercises, participants will share and test their ideas with other educators from around the country.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Tuesday-Wednesday, July 12th-13th, 11am-2pm EST

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Selected Issues in Immigration Program Management

July 13, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, expanded for more advanced learning opportunities. Prepare and plan now for Executive Action, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, citizenship, and your agency’s continuing role in immigrant integration.

Where
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
999 Peachtree Street, NE
28th Floor
Atlanta, GA

When
Wednesday-Thursday, July 13th-14th, 9am-5pm EST

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Immigrant Pathway Institute 2016

July 25, 2016, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Immigrant Pathway Institute (IPI) is a 40-hour introductory immigration law class offered by Immigrant Hope. Class sessions will be taught by experienced immigration attorneys and practitioners and will touch on every area of immigration law. Based on curriculum published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), this class should provide attendees with foundation for understanding the immigration system and can serve as the first step toward earning Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accreditation. Immigrant Hope is a Christian, faith-based organization. The class includes devotionals and IH staff will present from a faith-based perspective. However, students of any or no faith are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate fully from their own perspective.

Where
Awakening Church
3445 Oro Blanco Drive
Colorado Springs, CO

When
Monday-Friday, July 25th-29th, 8am-5pm

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Law & Policy of Products Regulation

July 28, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Description:

Each summer, ELI convenes a complimentary seminar series that offers an introduction to the legal and policy foundations of environmental protection in the United States. The series is cosponsored by the D.C. Bar's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section.

ELI's Summer School is a series of brown-bag lunch seminars taught by experts in their fields, introducing the audience to the major environmental statutes (including NEPA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, TSCA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and land use law. Faculty will also incorporate major regulatory and judicial updates to the laws.

Who will benefit: All are welcome. Students and emerging professionals will have unique opportunities to learn, hear updates, ask questions, and network.

Where
Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, July 28th, 12-2pm EST

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Understanding DACA

August 2, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

In light of the recent United States Supreme Courts split decision on Administrative Relief, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) remain blocked. The New York Public Library, Queens Library, and Brooklyn Public Library will be hosting a tri-library staff training to discuss how this decision affects our immigrant communities and how staff can continue to support immigrant community members in an empowering way. There are two tracks attendees can register for, Community Ambassadors and Community Navigators. Ambassadors and Navigators can also help individuals understand the larger picture, and why it is critical that they make their voices heard to bring about humane immigration reform for everyone.

Where
New York Public Library
Main Branch, New York, NY

When
Tuesday, August 2nd, 9am-5pm EST

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The Emerging Innovation Landscape in Advanced Clean Energy

August 2, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Description:

On Tuesday, August 2nd, GABI is hosting a roundtable on the emerging innovation landscape in nuclear energy, embodied by a growing number of pioneers from the technical, financial, and business fields that are seeking to successfully commercialize a number of advanced nuclear reactor concepts. According to Third Way, there “are nearly 50 companies, backed by more than $1.3 billion in private capital, developing plans for new nuclear plants in the U.S. and Canada. The mix includes startups and big-name investors like Bill Gates, all placing bets on a nuclear comeback, hoping to get the technology in position to win in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.”

Please join GABI as Third Way’s Senior Visiting Fellow, Dr. Todd Allen, leads an intimate discussion about the status, prospects, and ramifications of North America’s burgeoning advanced nuclear industry.

Where
GABI
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 230
Washington, D.C. 20036

When
Tuesday, August 2nd, 12-1pm EST

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Creative Strategies in Immigration Court

August 3, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

This day-long Continuing Legal Education (CLE) will focus on Securing Release: Detention and Bond Issues, Governing Law and Suggested Strategies in Asylum, Using FOIA, Assessing Ethical Quandaries, Supreme Court Developments, and Advocating for Clients in Writing.

Where
Vanderbuilt Hall
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Sq. South
New York, NY

When
Wednesday, August 3rd, 9am-5pm EST

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Advancing Financial and Digital Inclusion

August 4, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Description:

In the forthcoming 2016 FDIP Report, Brookings experts John D. Villasenor, Darrell M. West, and Robin J. Lewis build upon the findings of the first annual FDIP report, published in August 2015, by analyzing key changes in the global financial inclusion landscape over the previous year, adding five new countries to the study, and providing recommendations aimed at advancing financial inclusion among marginalized groups, including women, migrants, refugees, and youth.

On August 4, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will hold a forum to launch the 2016 FDIP Report and discuss key research findings and recommendations. Experts representing several countries featured in the FDIP study will offer their perspectives on advancing financial inclusion during a moderated discussion. After the session, panelists will take audience questions.

Where
The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, August 4th, 10am-11:30am EST

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Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

August 4, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Description:

Libertarians and conservatives both claim to be advocates of individual liberty, limited government, and free markets. Sometimes these shared values lead libertarians and conservatives to similar conclusions about public policy. As a result, American political discourse often conflates libertarianism with conservatism, and proponents of “fusionism” go so far as to regard a libertarian-conservative alliance as being both natural and politically useful.

However, the differences between the two political philosophies are at least as significant as the similarities. On matters such as national security and foreign policy, surveillance, immigration, criminal justice, drugs, gay rights, and the role of religion and morality in public policy, libertarians and conservatives often clash with one another. Despite whatever similarities they may have, libertarianism and conservatism are substantially different political philosophies—so which one provides better answers to today’s most important political questions?

We invite you to an election-year debate about the two philosophies and their associated policy implications. Interns from the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation will go head-to-head to answer the question: Is libertarianism or conservatism the superior political philosophy?

Where
Hayek Auditorium
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403

When
Thursday, August 4th, 6:30-8pm EST

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Refugee Protection and the Rights and Process of Re(Settlement)

August 7, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

his course introduces students to the process of refugee resettlement from the local context of refugee hosting states in the global south that lack a rights structure, to the UNHCR and national selection processes of resettlement, the cultural orientation prior to departure and reception in the receiving country. The course focused on the challenges of resettlement as a durable solution including the psycho-social impact of resettlement and engaged students to consider the implementation strategies for effective resettlement and the policy implications of the strategic use of resettlement.

Where
Northwestern University
Buffett Institute for Global Studies
1902 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

When
Sunday-Saturday, August 7-13, 2016

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Seventh Annual Sustainability Fair

August 12, 2016, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Description:

The event showcases the eco-efforts of many DC-based organizations as well as the hotel’s own green program. Fairmont’s Sustainability Fair is free and open to the public. Guests will be treated to honey tastings from the hotel’s rooftop hives, and each guest will be entered to win some great prizes. Many of the participants bring complimentary samples for attendees such as baked goods and energy saving light bulbs.

Where
Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown
2401 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

When
Friday, August 12th, 11:30am EST

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Freedom in the 50 States

August 15, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Description:

Which state is the freest? Which state the least free? Which one has the most lightly taxed and regulated economy? Which states protect personal freedoms the best and the worst? How does your state fare? Is it among the freest or most coercive? Such questions have occurred to many people who care about limited government.

Now we have answers. The newly published 2016 edition of Freedom in the 50 States presents a completely revised and updated ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory, and personal realms. The authors have gathered data on more than 230 variables to measure freedom now and in the past. They go beyond describing policies and analyze why some states have smaller and better governments.

Freedom in the 50 States is an essential work for anyone interested in state policy and in advancing a better understanding of a free society. Join us to meet the authors and hear about the development of this remarkable research as well as which states policymakers should emulate, and which states need the most reform.

Where
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC

When
Monday, August 15th, 12-1pm EST

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Immigration Economics

September 2, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Immigration is one of the most controversial public policy topics today. On one hand, tens of millions of immigrants and their children are assimilating and integrating into American economic life. On the other, concerns about immigrants and how they will affect the economic future of Americans and our nation as a whole is one of the best predictors of support for Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate. Unfortunately, many of those concerns are fueled by misunderstanding the effects that immigrants and their descendants have on the U.S. economy. This special conference, timed just prior to the Presidential election, brings together some of the best minds and researchers on the economics of immigration to help inform Americans and to guide policymakers.

Where
Hayek Auditorium
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.

When
Friday, September 2, 9am-5pm EST

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Mid-Year Review of 2016 Immigration Legislation

September 6, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Description:

CLINIC Advocacy Attorney Christy Williams will review what happened in immigration legislation during the 2016 session and offer strategies for advocates. She will discuss how state lawmakers addressed refugee resettlement, sanctuary cities and other crucial issues through legislative means during the session and understand how those bills, whether they passed or not, affected immigrants. Additionally, the webinar will include a brief overview of United States v. Texas and what implications, if any, it has on states. Guest Speakers Rachel Pollock of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Ingrid Delgado of Florida Catholic Conference, who battled against multiple anti-immigration bills, will speak about the challenges they faced and the best practices they found most helpful.

Where
Online Webinar

When
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 2-3:30pm EST

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Third North American Sustainable Economic Development Summit

September 11, 2016, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description:

NAFTA has been clearly successful in its purpose of increasing trade and investment in North America, and has provided great benefits for the economies of Mexico and the United States. However with the increase in the volume of goods and services now being exchanged, and to continue to facilitate trade and travel in a timely manner, existing infrastructure is being taxed and now requires increasing efforts by the countries involved to better serve the demand.

For this reason the Chamber is presenting an opportunity to discuss the challenges to facilitate trade between Mexico and the U.S. with a more comprehensive approach, taking into consideration the aspects of infrastructure, logistics, transportation and energy, supply chain integration, cybersecurity and IT innovation, regulatory structure and emerging barriers that our countries face in order to contribute to increasing the region’s competitive edge in the global market.

Join the discussion on current economic and political developments that have an impact on the future of North America as a region. We will bring together business leaders and key bi-national government leaders to speak and explore a broad range of ways to further integrate our economies through trade and cooperation.

Where
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas Irving, TX

When
Sunday - Monday, September 11-12, 2016

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13th Annual Immigration Law & Policy Conference

September 12, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

While major reform of the U.S. immigration system has been at a standstill, the topic of immigration has been very much at the forefront of the campaign season and public debate within the United States. The 13th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, organized by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown Law, will offer timely policy and legal analysis as well as thoughtful discussion of key immigration topics facing the country and the incoming administration and Congress. Panels will feature government leaders, researchers, service providers, and other immigration experts.

Where
Bernard McDonough Hall
Hart Auditorium
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

When
Monday, September 12th, 9am-5pm EST

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Reflections on Progress: Essays on the Global Political Economy

September 12, 2016, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Description:

We’ll bring the author and the cocktails. You bring the questions.

We’re pleased to invite you to a Brookings Book Club event, where author Kemal Derviş will share his insights on the deep economic and political transformations we are witnessing, from the future of globalization to the politics of inequality to the fate of the European Union and other supranational projects. Shawn Donnan, who leads the Financial Times’ coverage of trade and development globally and who also reports on the IMF and World Bank, will join the discussion.

We look forward to seeing you for an evening of ideas and conversation.

Where
Falk Auditorium
Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

When
Monday, September 12, 5:30-7pm EST

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Housing in America: America Divided

September 14, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description:

From headrights in colonial times and homestead grants in the Civil War era to the establishment of the Federal Housing Administration and Fannie Mae in the Great Depression, the United States government has played a role in the housing market.

On September 14, the Initiative on Business and Public Policy (IBPP) at Brookings will host a conversation on housing policy that features an early screening of “A House Divided,” an excerpt from the EPIX original docu-series on inequality called AMERICA DIVIDED. In “A House Divided,” Norman Lear, creator of “All in the Family,” “Good Times” and “The Jeffersons,” investigates the housing affordability crisis in New York City through conversations with tenants, realtors, homeless people, housing activists, landlords, and city officials. “America Divided” is executive produced by Lear, Shonda Rhimes, Common, Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Rick Rowley. After the screening, Lear will join IBPP Policy Director Aaron Klein in a one-on-one conversation, followed by a panel of policy experts discussing the state of housing, focusing on: what level and amount of government funding should exist and how it should best be structured; how government policies should support the businesses that develop and provide housing; how policies can support individual families; and what impact does racial discrimination have on people’s ability to access housing. The post-screening conversation will be webcast live.

Where
Falk Auditorium
Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

When
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3-5pm EST

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Migration and Security

September 14, 2016, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Immigration law and policies aim to facilitate the entry of foreigners whose presence is desired, and to identify and deter the entry of unwanted foreigners, particularly those who pose security risks. "National security" is generally defined as the protection of the state from external foes; in the migration context, such foes include criminals, terrorists, traffickers, smugglers and other individuals who pose a risk to the residents of the country of destination. This course examines the interconnections between international migration and security, identifying various types of threats and weighing the extent to which they pose security risks. It focuses particularly on assessing the effectiveness of initiatives at the international, regional and national levels to prevent entry of and apprehend, prosecute and deport those who pose security threats, including the use of new technologies.

The course examines both theory and practice in helping participants understand the complexities of balancing security and facilitation as well as the legal issues that arise in protection of the rights of migrants and refugees. The course encourages discussion of pertinent laws, legal cases and policy frameworks that relate to migration and security.

Where
640 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

When
Wednesday - Friday, September 14-16, 2016

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U Visas: Advanced and Emerging Issues

September 22, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

This training will feature USCIS representatives addressing current U visa policy and procedures and expert panelists discussing advanced and emerging issues related to U nonimmigrants (see program below). Participants and panelists will share strategies in complex scenarios that may arise in U visa cases. This training assumes knowledge of U visa applications and adjustment of status and is intended for those with experience working on U visa cases.

Where
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Room JM-570
Washington, DC

When
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9am-5pm EST

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Closing the Skills Gap Through Global Education

September 22, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description:

This event will be co-hosted by the Asia Society Center for Global Education (ASCGE), the Center for Universal Education at Brookings and The New York Academy of Sciences' Global STEM Alliance, and focus on the importance of quality learning and the development of skills for the 21st century. A range speakers, including Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at OECD and ASCGE Advisor, and stakeholders from various disciplines and diverse perspectives will discuss the changing global landscape and the skills needed to prepare young people for the future of learning, work, and life.

Where
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

When
Thursday, September 22, 2016 2-4pm EST

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Sustainability Conference

September 27, 2016, from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Description:

Short, impactful Flash Talks feature inspirational leaders from inside and outside the retail industry.

Where
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.

When
Tuesday-Friday, September 27-30, 2016

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Immigrants in Health Care

September 28, 2016, from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Description:

he importance of immigrants to health care in the United States cannot be overstated. They have vital roles in medicine, medical science and long-term care, and they have a growing presence in nursing. Immigrants fill critical vacancies, bring education and skill from their homeland, and help to provide culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse patient population. They also play a critical role in innovations to improve the health of all Americans. Learn more from this panel discussion on Wednesday, September 28 at 12:15 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Where
Merten Hall
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

When
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:15-1:15pm EST

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Refugees, Immigrants, and National Security

October 3, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Description:

Are immigrants and refugees critical threats to American security? The Syrian refugee crisis and terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have prompted fierce debate over how to strike the proper balance between national security, the benefits of immigration, and a humanitarian refugee policy. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken the extreme position that the United States should not welcome any immigrants or refugees from Muslim-majority nations because of the threat of terrorism. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has called for significant increases in the number of Syrian refugees that the United States accepts. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion as our expert panel examines the risk posed by foreign-born terrorists and how the public views the connection between immigrants and refugees on the one hand and national security and terrorism on the other.

Where
Hayek Auditorium
Cato Institute
Washington, DC

When
Monday, October 3, 2016, 12-1:30pm EST

Website
http://www.cato.org/events/refugees-immigrants-national-security

 

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7th Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit

October 4, 2016, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

For the past six years, the Immigrant Advocates Summit has brought together advocates from across the state to learn about, discuses and move forward on issues impacting immigrant communities residing in Virginia. The year’s tumultuous presidential race and recent U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked decision on the Obama administration’s deferred action programs, DAPA and Extended DACA, illustrate how the stakes for immigrant communities could not be higher. It is imperative to continue with our collective efforts as we push forward in defense of and support for the rights of hard working immigrants and their families living and working in the Commonwealth.

Where
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA

When
Tuesday-Wednesday, October 4-5, 2016

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Website
http://washingtonpeacecenter.net/node/17716

 

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Global Workforce Symposium

October 5, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

What if you discovered a new way to manage global assignments that improved employee satisfaction and the bottom line? What if your strategy got stronger and better every time you focused on mobility issues? And what if you could do your job with the knowledge that you always had an entire industry of experts and colleagues behind you?

Come and find out at the 2016 Global Workforce Symposium! We are reimagining mobility, building on the knowledge and experience we’ve gained, and mapping a new course for our future together. Join us 5-7 October in Washington, DC as we take you on a journey filled with world-class speakers and thought-provoking sessions, with a lively marketplace and well-connected colleagues you know and respect…or have yet to meet!

Where
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

When
Wednesday-Friday, October 5-7, 2016

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Website
http://www.worldwideerc.org/GWS16/Pages/conference-home.aspx

 

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Overview of Asylum Proceedings

October 6, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

This training will cover grounds for claiming asylum and related relief. It will include discussion of persecution and well-founded fear of persecution, withholding of removal and CAT relief, the definition of torture, the bars to asylum, and evidentiary issues. It will discuss expedited removal and credible fear interviews relevant to asylum seekers in detention. It will also provide practical tips on putting together an asylum application and representing an asylum seeker before the asylum office and the immigration court.

Where
New York Immigration Coalition
131 W. 33rd St
Suite 610
New York, NY

When
Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Full Fables & Fallacies: The Truth about Policing in America

October 12, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Description:

Recent events in Oklahoma and North Carolina continue to draw the nation’s attention to the combustible relationship between police and the communities they serve. Yet despite the national focus, important facts are getting blurred as partisans on both sides square off in an increasingly divisive national debate.

Join our panel of Cato scholars to sort out and clarify a broad range of issues, including pretextual stops, police militarization, the use of body cameras and more.

Where
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building

When
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12-1pm EST

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Website
http://www.cato.org/events/fall-fables-fallacies-truth-about-policing-america

 

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Immigration Film Festival

October 20, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

Bringing us together with inspiring, provocative movies... to build a brighter future for all!

Where
DC Metro locations

When
Thursday, October 20-23, 2016

Website
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/immigration-film-festival-6664188041

 

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Beyond DACA and DAPA

October 21, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Description:

On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a split decision in the case of U.S. v. Texas, letting stand the preliminary injunction of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. Without these programs, it is more important than ever to assist immigrants in pursuing existing immigration remedies, including original DACA, as well as avoiding immigration enforcement. During this training we will cover complex DACA issues, including criminal bars to DACA; enforcement priority categories; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; advance parole, and screening for other immigration relief. We will also provide general practice tips for filing DACA and Advance Parole applications, and other important information for advocates looking to assist the community in the absence of expanded DACA and DAPA. Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM.

Where
Center for Employment Training (CET)
701 Vine Street
San Jose, CA

When
Friday, October 21, 2016

Website
https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.616932-Beyond_DACA_and_DAPA_Exploring_Existing_Legal_Avenues_Practice_Tips

 

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Second Chances Through Successful Reentry

October 21, 2016, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Description:

On October 21, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution will host a forum exploring policy options aimed at creating more opportunities for people with criminal records and facilitating successful reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Where
Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
Washington, DC

When
Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:30am-12:30pm EST

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Website
http://www.hamiltonproject.org/events/second_chances_through_successful_reentry

 

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Immigration Mythbusters Panel

October 22, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Description:

Join moderator Aldo Bello and immigration experts for a lively one-hour myth busting discussion of immigrants and the US immigration system today. Discover which urban myths or popular impressions hold water, and which ones are full of holes. Get the proofs that debunk the oft-heard fallacies regarding immigrant contributions to our society and culture, the labor force, both skilled and unskilled, how immigrants affect taxes and wages, and how they impact the economy.

Where
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

When
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 5-6pm EST

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Website
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-mythbusters-panel-tickets-27178442453

 

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Legal Representation Challenges for Immigrants in New York

October 25, 2016, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Description:

he New York State Bar Association, the New York Immigration Coalition, and New York Law School are hosting a one-day conference titled “IIRIRA & AEDPA Twenty Years Later: Legal Representation Challenges in New York and Beyond." Bringing together national experts on issues relating to the intersection of criminal and immigration law, immigration detention, judicial review, and options for legal immigration, panelists will discuss the practical impacts of IIRIRA and AEDPA in their 20th anniversary year and what challenges they have created for immigrants and representatives in New York and around the country. This program will conclude with a look forward to what obstacles advocates and lawyers can continue to face as well as the prospects for immigration reform legislation to Fix 96 and beyond.

Where
New York Law School, New York, NY

When
Tuesday, October 25, 8:30am-7pm EST

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Website
https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/calendar/event.615920-IIRIRA_AEDPA_Twenty_Years_Later_Legal_Representation_Challenges_in_New_Yor

 

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