The Week That Will Be – Lawfare

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Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, Jan. 27, 5:00 p.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a conversation on the impact of the Australian bushfires on regional politics, public opinion, public health and economic growth. More details about the event can be found here.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the implications of escalation with Iran. The committee will hear testimony from Mara Karlin of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Ariane Tabatabai of the RAND Corporation and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.: The House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing on the Trump administrations Afghanistan strategy. The committee will hear testimony from Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper have also been invited to testify. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m.: The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. defense policy on the Korean peninsula. The committee will hear testimony from Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood and Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy J5 Lt. Gen. David W. Allvin. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2:00 p.m.: The House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing on how to protect government whistleblowers. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 a.m.: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the ongoing battle against hate. The committee will hear testimony from Nat Shaffir, a Holocaust Survivor; Brad Orsini, the senior national security advisor to the Secure Community Network; Edna Friedberg, a historian at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League; Deborah Lauter, the executive director of the New York City mayors office for the prevention of hate crimes and Hillary Shelton, the NAACPs Washington bureau director. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:00 a.m.: The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the Trump administrations policies on Iran, Iraq and the use of force. The committee has invited Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2:00 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment will hold a hearing on resisting anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Europe. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Ira Forman, the former State Department special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism; Christie Edwards, the acting head for tolerance and non-discrimination at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; Robert Williams, the deputy director for international affairs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Rabbi Andrew Baker, the director for international Jewish affairs at the American Jewish Committee. More details about the hearing can be found here.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 9:15 a.m.: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will hold a panel discussing the role of NATO and the EU to address threats in Russia and the MENA region. More details about the event can be found here.

Friday, Jan. 31, 11:45 a.m.: The Hudson Institute will hold a discussion on current U.S. policy in Southeast Asia and opportunities to expand cooperation between the United States and countries in the regions. More details about the event can be found here.

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