Sunday, July 24, 2016

News

Naval Innovation and Capabilities: Charting the Future, Today

Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United States Naval Institute (USNI) for a Maritime Security Dialogue featuring a discussion with Rear Admiral Mathias W. Winter.

A Discussion with:
Rear Admiral Mathias W. Winter
Chief of Naval Research
Director, Innovation Technology Requirements, and Test & Evaluation (N84)

Moderated by:
VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) 
Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Naval Institute

The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and USNI, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation's maritime leaders.

This series is made possible with support from Lockheed Martin and Huntington Ingalls Industries.

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China and the G20: Panel Discussion

The Economic Statecraft Speaker Series is a forum to highlight the strategic role of economics in foreign policy and to explore the making of international economic policy. It is made possible by the generous support of Alcoa Foundation. 

Panel Discussion with
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti 
Assistant Director, Research Department
International Monetary Fund

Amy Celico
Principal
Albright Stonebridge Group

Scott Kennedy
Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies 
CSIS 

Moderated by:
Matthew P. Goodman
Simon Chair in Political Economy
CSIS

People/History/Movies

Creativity in America featuring George Stevens, Jr.

In a career spanning fifty years, George Stevens, Jr. has created a legacy of distinguished work as a writer, director, producer of motion pictures and television. In 1962 he became the head of the Motion Picture Service of the US Information Agency under Edward R. Murrow, and in 1967 founded the American Film Institute. He continues to serve on the AFI Board.

As a writer and producer Stevens has earned 11 Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards for Meritorious Service to Broadcasting and nine awards from the Writers Guild of America. Among his honored productions are “The Kennedy Center Honors” which he launched in 1978; the mini-series “Separate But Equal” and “The Murder of Mary Phagan;” George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey; We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration from the Lincoln Memorial; and the feature film The Thin Red Line which was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. In 2008 he made his debut as a playwright on Broadway with Thurgood which earned a Tony nomination for its star Laurence Fishburne.

He is also a successful author. Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age was published in 2005. Currently, Stevens is producing the thirty-second annual “Kennedy Center Honors,” a feature length documentary on the famed political cartoonist Herb Block, and writing a new book on film for Knopf.