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IP and Innovation on Capitol Hill: Week of March 18

Capitol Building

This week in Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill is silent because of district work durations for the Home of Representatives and state work durations for the Senate. Nevertheless, the nation’s capital continues to be very busy with a set of assume tank occasions associated to innovation and know-how. A pair of occasions at New America seems to be at how know-how and social media can stem the tide of extremist ideologies or how advances in DNA testing will help remedy chilly instances. Cybersecurity challenges on the subsequent Summer time Olympic Video games are the subject of dialogue on the Wilson Middle. The Heritage Basis additionally hosts a pair of occasions taking a look at how the Constitutional Framers seen property and points with China-based Huawei’s dominance in 5G. Closing out the week is a Friday occasion on the Info Know-how & Innovation Basis exploring challenges to the U.S. Postal Service within the e-commerce period.

Monday, March 18

New America

How We Win

At 10:30 AM on Monday at New America, 740 15th St. N.W., #900, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Farah Pandith’s new guide How We Win: How Chopping-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlighted Enterprise Leaders, and Social Media Professionals Can Defeat the Extremist Menace factors out the continued points with ISIS and radical extremist ideologies whereas providing a path in the direction of victory towards these ideologies drawing on her experiences on the Nationwide Safety Council, U.S. Division of State and USAID. This occasion includes a dialogue with Pandith that might be moderated by Peter Singer, Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America.

Tuesday, March 19 

The Wilson Middle

Securing the Video games: Tokyo’s 2020 Cybersecurity Problem

At 10:00 AM on Tuesday on the Woodrow Wilson Middle, 4th Flooring, Ronald Reagan Constructing and Worldwide Commerce Middle, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20004.

The 2020 Summer time Olympic Video games in Tokyo will deliver quite a lot of consideration to the Japanese capital, and whereas it’s going to give that nation the prospect to showcase its developments in superior know-how, it’s going to additionally make it a major goal for cyber assaults. This occasion will take a look at the cybersecurity menace panorama for the 2020 Video games and the potential for U.S.-Japanese collaboration to fend towards cyber assaults. Audio system at this occasion embrace Motohiro Tsuchiya, Professor, Graduate Faculty of Media and Governance, Keio College and Deputy Director, Keio International Analysis Institute; and Meg King, Strategic and Nationwide Safety Advisor to the Wilson Middle’s CEO and President, Director of the Digital Futures Challenge, and Coordinator of the Science and Know-how Innovation Program. The occasion can be moderated by Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Affiliate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program.

The Heritage Basis 

The Framers’ View of Property

At 11:00 AM on Tuesday on the Heritage Basis, Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C., 20002.

Current jurisprudence from the U.S. Supreme Courtroom has taken a restricted view of the significance of property in comparison with the unique intent of the Framers of the Structure. Whereas it’s not particularly said within the occasion description, frequent readers of this web site will word that this has definitely been a problem within the mental property sector because of selections akin to Oil States v. Greene’s Power Group. This occasion might be hosted by David Burton, Senior Fellow in Financial Coverage, Roe Institute for Financial Coverage Research, Institute for Financial Freedom and Alternative. The occasion additionally options Paul Larkin, Senior Authorized Analysis Fellow, The Heritage Basis.

Wednesday, March 20

Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research

Strategic Nationwide Safety Area: FY 2020 Price range and Coverage Reform

At eight:30 AM on Wednesday at CSIS Headquarters, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036.

This occasion will discover the dynamic panorama for nationwide safety area as affected by the Trump Administration’s 2020 fiscal yr finances, a legislative proposal for the reorganization of nationwide safety area and the evolving surroundings of threats to the U.S. At eight:30 AM, a welcome tackle can be given by Todd Harrison, Director, CSIS Aerospace Safety Venture and Director, CSIS Protection Finances Evaluation. Keynote handle will probably be given by Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Drive for Acquisition, Know-how and Logistics; Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), Chairman, Home Armed Providers Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and Patrick Shanahan, Appearing Secretary of Protection. At 9:45 AM, a panel dialogue will convene which incorporates Chris Williams, Nationwide Safety Area Affiliation; Mike Tierney, Velos; Chistina Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Administration, U.S. Authorities Accountability Workplace; and Lieutenant Basic James “Kevin” McLaughlin, U.S. Air Drive (retired) and former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Todd Harrison will even average the panel dialogue.

Bipartisan Coverage Middle

Transportation Funding: Choices for a Sustainable Future

At 10:00 AM on Wednesday on the Bipartisan Coverage Middle, 1225 Eye St. N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20005.

The Freeway Belief Fund that pays for federal transportation infrastructure is about to expire of funds throughout 2021, however innovation from the personal sector, together with a legislative repair on funding from Congress, can help infrastructure improvement. This occasion will function a panel dialogue with former U.S. Consultant Joe Crowley; former U.S. Consultant Invoice Shuster; and Jane Garvey, Chairman, North America, Meridiam.

New America

Your At-House DNA Check Might Crack a Chilly Case

At 6:00 PM on Wednesday at New America.

Genetic family tree, or using DNA testing together with household tree mapping, has undergone large advances in recent times, and at present, American shoppers may even get in-home DNA testing kits. Using these testing applied sciences has even led to the fixing of crimes which have confirmed troublesome for regulation enforcement however these makes use of have additionally raised privateness points. This occasion will function a panel dialogue with Jason Moon, Reporter, New Hampshire Public Radio and Host, Bear Brook; Nila Bala, Affiliate Director, Felony Justice & Civil Liberties, Senior Fellow, R Road Institute; and John Fitzgerald, Chief of Police, Chevy Chase Village Police Division. The moderator for this occasion is Rebecca Lavoie, Digital Director, New Hampshire Public Radio and Host, Crime Writers On…

Thursday, March 21

Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research

Military Modernization: Priorities to get to the Military of 2028

At eight:00 AM on Thursday at CSIS Headquarters.

Technological improvement and innovation are essential for the U.S. Military together with the remainder of the nation’s army as it really works to remain forward of its counterparts on the battlefield. This occasion will function a dialogue together with the Honorable Ryan McCarthy, Underneath Secretary of the Military; Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD); and Mark Cancian, Senior Advisor, Worldwide Safety Program, Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research. 

The Heritage Basis

China, Huawei and the Problem of 5G 

At 10:00 AM on Thursday on the Heritage Basis, Lehrman Auditorium.

The fifth era of wi-fi know-how, generally generally known as 5G, is presently underneath improvement worldwide and can result in large advances in gadget connectivity and cellular knowledge obtain speeds. One of many companies which has taken the lead in 5G developments is Huawei, an organization whose shut ties to China’s nationwide authorities have led to controversy and considerations about nationwide safety amongst intelligence sharing companions who find yourself adopting Huawei’s 5G know-how of their connectivity infrastructure. This occasion includes a panel dialogue together with Dr. John Hemmings, Director, Asia Research Centre on the Henry Jackson Society and Adjunct Fellow, Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research; Dean Cheng, Senior Analysis Fellow, Asian Research Middle; and Klon Kitchen, Senior Analysis Fellow, Know-how, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for Nationwide Safety and Overseas Coverage. The panel dialogue will probably be moderated by Jeff Smith, Analysis Fellow, South Asia, Heritage Basis.

Friday, March 22

Info Know-how & Innovation Basis

The U.S. Postal Service within the E-Commerce Period: Preserving Reasonably priced Package deal Supply

At 12:30 PM on Friday in 2060 Rayburn Home Workplace Constructing.

Initially scheduled for February 20. The U.S. Postal Service has come underneath growing scrutiny as e-commerce shipments by way of the USPS have boomed in recent times. The nation’s mail service operates as a monopoly in first-class mail supply though it’s a competitor in package deal supply towards companies similar to UPS and FedEx. Some critics consider the USPS is subsidizing its package deal supply providers with mail supply income to realize a aggressive edge whereas others argue that USPS’ worthwhile package deal supply service truly offsets prices for mail supply. Elevated regulation might harm the USPS’ potential to satisfy e-commerce shipments and disproportionately harm rural People. This occasion will function a panel dialogue with Edward Hudgins, Analysis Director, The Heartland Institute; James Sauber, Chief of Employees, Nationwide Affiliation of Letter Carriers; and Ashley Shillingsburg, Senior Supervisor of Authorities Relations, eBay. The occasion can be moderated by Robert Atkinson, President, Info Know-how & Innovation Basis.


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