Sunday, November 15, 2015

Next Week at SAIS: November 16-22

"Twenty Years after Dayton: Prospects for Progress in Reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina"
9:30 a.m. – Kenney-Herter Auditorium - The Nitze Building
The Center for Transatlantic Relations is organizing events throughout this calendar year to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords and while reflecting back on past 20th years. This conference will look to the future for Bosnia and Herzegovina, to help the country's social-economic reforms move forward and faster towards the Euro-atlantic integrations. Media and members of the public should RSVP here.

"Transatlantic Research Seminar Series: "Dis-Embedded Markets and Embedded Politics: Dealing with External Policy Constraints" with Professor Matthias Matthijs"
11:30 a.m. – Room 806 - The Rome Building
This advanced research seminar on 'democracy and its discontents' in industrial states is being offered as a joint course between the SAIS Washington and SAIS Europe campuses, enabled by video conferencing technology. This year-long seminar will meet every other week during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters and is based on a series of lectures provided by outside experts from across Europe and the United States. This fifth lecture on November 17th will feature Professor Matthias Matthijs (SAIS) on "Dis-Embedded Markets and Embedded Politics: Dealing with External Policy Constraints." The lectures are open to participation by the SAIS community and the public (seats are limited).  Seats are limited, so RSVP here.

"A Conversation with William J. Burns"
1:30 p.m. – Kenney-Herter Auditorium - The Nitze Building
Dean Vali Nasr and the Foreign Policy Institute invite you to join us for a conversation with with William J. Burns, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State. The conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute. This event is off-the-record and open to the public. RSVP here


“Turkey with the Brakes Off: What Does Erdogan's Victory Mean?”
5:00 p.m. – Kenney-Herter Auditorium - The Nitze Building
As the world prepares for the climate summit in Paris, many countries have made pledges to reduce carbon emissions. Will these be sufficient to limit global temperature rise to 2 deg. C? Have developed countries done enough to meet commitments for climate financing? Can countries reach a legally binding agreement? How will we judge success at the Paris meeting? For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

“Bridging the Gap: the Environment and Economic Development in Georgia?”
Rome Auditorium/Reception - The Rome Building
Can economic development and growth be achieved under a poorly managed environment with a significant negative impact on the health of the population?  Our speakers will discuss the World Bank's country environmental assessment report: Institutional, Economic, and Poverty Aspects of Georgia’s Road to Environmental Sustainability.  The study's objective was to analyze current status of the environment in Georgia and to demonstrate how environmental sustainability, economic growth, and prosperity can be mutually supportive goals.  The study offers policies to address these problems. Click here.


You Are Not Your Labels
12:30 p.m. - Room 500 - The Bernstein-Offit Building
Clemantine Wamariya, who will speak at this event, is a social entrepreneur and a storyteller. She recently received her BA from Yale University in Comparative Literature. Clemantine was six years old when the Rwandan genocide began in 1994. She and her sister Claire became separated from their family and lived in refugee camps in seven different countries before immigrating to the United States in 2000. Since her early teens, she has traveled throughout the country sharing her message of personal resilience and advocating for action to advance human rights. She has been a special guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, TEDx and Chicago Ideas Week. In 2011, President Obama appointed her to serve on the board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Recently, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization described Clemantine as “a compelling storyteller and fierce advocate for girls worldwide.” Register here.

Thanks for reading!