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Quinta Jurecic
Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:02 PM

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Tuesday, October 11th at 11am: In an open conference call hosted by the Wilson Center, three experts will discuss The United States, Russia, and Syria: What Comes Next After Ceasefire Talk Suspension. Joshua Landis, Matthew Royanksy, and Igor Zevelev will participate. Aaron David Miller will moderate the discussion and Jane Harman will provide introductory remarks. More details are available here on dial-in information for the call.

Tuesday, October 11th at 4:30pm: The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies will host a conversation on The Current State of U.S.-Russian Relations with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States. Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli will moderate. Register for the event here.

Thursday, October 13th at 10am: Scott Warden, Ambassador Charlies Ries, Daniel Egel, Stephen Lennon, and Renard Sexton will discuss a new RAND study on how "Money as a Weapon" Works in Afghanistan.The event will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace. RSVP here.

Thursday, October 13th at 11:30am: At the Institute of World Politics, a panel of experts will discuss Enterprise Readiness: How to Defend Against Cyber Attacks Holistically. Admiral Patrick Walsh, John Felker, and Don DeBolt will speak. Register for the event here.

Friday, October 14th at 10am: The Hudson Institute will hold a panel discussion on Consolidation and Control: Power Shifts in Putin's Kremlin. Brian Whitmore and Angela Stent will speak, and Hannah Thoburn will moderate. Register here.

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2017 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition

The Clara Barton Competition Committee, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Canadian and American Red Cross are excited to announce the 4th Annual Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, to be held March 10-12, 2017 in Washington D.C, at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Named after the founder of the American Red Cross, this simulation-based experiential legal competition will expose rising professionals to the practice of IHL and to real world challenges facing IHL practitioners during armed conflict.

Throughout the Competition, participants will engage in practical role playing exercises, during which they will be asked to assume various professional roles and accomplish a wide range of tasks reflective of those performed by practitioners in the field. Unlike traditional moot court competitions, participants will explore the application of the law through fictional, but realistic case studies of armed conflict which continue to evolve throughout the Competition, offering participants a dynamic and creative atmosphere in which to explore complex legal issues. The Competition will test participants’ knowledge of international humanitarian law and public international law, as well as their ability to present, advocate for, and defend legal positions to a diverse range of stakeholders in different simulated environments.

The Clara Barton Competition is open to law students pursuing Juris Doctor (J.D.), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees at law schools within the United States and Canada, as well as students attending Canadian and United States military academies and institutions.

Applications will be accepted through 10pm EST on November 14th, 2016. Teams are encouraged to submit their packet as soon as possible. The Committee will announce the selected teams by Monday, December 5th, 2016.

Interested teams can access more information and the application packet on the Canadian Red Cross website by clicking here or by going to the Canadian Red Cross Website at:

Questions may be directed to the CBC Committee at

Quinta Jurecic is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a senior editor at Lawfare. She previously served as Lawfare's managing editor and as an editorial writer for the Washington Post.

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