Featured June Events
Tech in Indonesia
Monday, June 1
6:30 – 8:30
Indonesia is one of the hottest countries that investors and tech entrepreneurs are looking at. It is one of the top five countries globally for Facebook & Twitter users. Curious to know what is happening in Indonesia, the 4th most populated country in the world? Join us as a delegation of Indonesian entrepreneurs and tech professionals pitch their ideas and share their viewpoints on the growth of the technology sector in Indonesia. Food provided. Hosted by the IPA (Indonesian Petroleum Association) and the SVA Technology Alliance (a non-profit organization that seeks to increase the flow of ideas and collaboration between the technology industry in Indonesia and Silicon Valley).
Chain Reaction: Ploughshares Fund Gala
Monday, June 8
6:00 – 8:30
Nuclear weapons are obsolete, expensive and do nothing to protect us from the real threats we face today.They have challenged our existence for 70 years.Their time has come. Help us retire the bomb. Join the Ploughshares Fund along with special guests:
General James E. Cartwright, Ret, USMC, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007-2011) and former commander of US nuclear forces (STRATCOM)
Reza Aslan, Best-selling author of Zealot, Middle East expert and religious scholar
Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, author and journalist
The Road to Paris
Tuesday, June 16
6:30 PM to 8:00
Hosted by The Commonwealth Club and featuring Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Can world leaders cut a climate deal when they meet in Paris in December? Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama have energized the negotiations with their pact to grow the two biggest economies while cutting carbon pollution. Other countries are advancing their plans to do the same. California is out front and upping its game. One big question is how fossil fuel companies flex their clout. What are the prospects for an agreement with teeth? Can any deal survive being dragged into the U.S. presidential election? A conversation about the politics of a global economic treaty.
Responding to Crises: Remarks by the Director-General of the Red Cross
Tuesday, June 23
6:30 – 7:30
Hosted by The World Affairs Council and featuring Yves Daccord, Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross.
In the face of armed conflicts and natural disasters, civilians must cope not only with the immediate violence and destruction but also with displacement, disrupted economic and political systems and the disintegration of public services. As with the ongoing conflict in Syria or the devastating earthquake in Nepal, many of those effected by crises depend on the support of international agencies to meet basic needs.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has been providing these critical services for over 150 years. Today, they are working to reconnect family members separated by the earthquake in Nepal, provide urgent medical care in Yemen and distribute food and water in Syria, among many other efforts. How does this assistance vary to meet the needs of crises around the world? What are the most pressing needs, and the greatest obstacles in providing them? How has the ICRC evolved to address the myriad challenges facing the world today, and what is the outlook for the future?
This event will also be live-streamed here.
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