Sunday, March 6, 2016

This Week at SAIS: March 7 - March 11

Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO, will lead a discussion on "The Entertainment Industry at the Forefront of Global Conflict and Trade."

We're mid-way through the semester, and campus events are still plentiful at SAIS. Please find this week's events below. All the listed events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday March 8

How Power Sector Reforms Shape Renewable Energy Policy in Democracies and Autocracies.  Part of the SAIS Research Seminar Series in Politics and Political Economy, 2015-2016, being sponsored by International Political Economy at SAIS. Johannes Urpelainen, the speaker for this seminar, is Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. Register here.

Recovering Diplomatic Agility. How does diplomacy further American foreign policy goals around the world and what should its role be in our increasingly connected and social global society? What tools are currently being utilized in American foreign diplomacy? What tools should be? Ambassador Chas Freeman, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University will address these topics. Register here.

Ensuring Women's Health and Protection in Complex Emergencies. A panel of qualified speakers will discuss different issues and perspectives related to the provision of healthcare and protection to women who have been displaced from their homes. The panel discussion and Q&A will be followed by a recepti on to celebrate International Women's Day and share information on this year's conference. Register here.

Wednesday, March 9

Gender, Migration and the Commodification of Care. This lecture explores how care deficits in labor importing countries have created a sustained labor demand for migrant care workers. Aging in late industrial and middle income economies, combined with falling fertility rates and rising female labor force participation have led to emerging care deficits in many contexts. Register here.

The Indian Economy | A Post 2016-2017 Budget Analysis. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog of India will speak on this topic. Please register here.

Thursday, March 10

Britain and Europe: Is Brexit going to happen and what would it mean for the USA? David Cameron has announced that on 23 June the British people will vote in a referendum to decide whether or not Britain should remain a member of the European Union. Will the vote see Britain become the first country to exit the EU? What would happen following a vote to leave? Will the result settle the European question in UK politics? And what could the referendum mean for the USA and the transatlantic relationship? Register here.

A Conversation with Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO. Dean Vali Nasr and Johns Hopkins SAIS cordially invite you to a conversation with Richard Plepler, the Chairman and CEO, HBO on “The Entertainment Industry at the Forefront of Global Conflict and Trade." The talk will be moderated by Dean Nasr. Off-the-Record. Register here.

Egypt: Sex, Rights, Politics and US Foreign Policy with Scott Long. Since the 2013 coup, Egypt has seen massive and spreading human rights violations, part of a counterrevolution stretching across the Middle East. LGBTI Egyptians have been among the victims. Egypt today keeps more people imprisoned for their gender expression or for same-sex sexual conduct than any other country in the world. Why? Register here.