Paul Weinstein, Former Senior Adviser for the Cmsn. on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform and Johns Hopkins University
Public Management Graduate Program Director
Topic: The role that the recommendations of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform (also known as the “Simpson-Bowles Commission”) are playing in the ongoing negotiations on averting the “fiscal cliff.”
Brian Lepore, Government Accountability Office, Defense Capabilities Section Director
Topic: The GAO has analyzed whether detainees held at Guantanamo Bay could be kept in any of six U.S detention facilities operated by the Department of Defense or other facilities operated by the Department of Justice. Guest will discuss the current facilities at Guantanamo Bay and factors to be considered should a decision be made to move detainees stateside.
Eric Trager, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Next Generation Fellow
Topic: Guest will discuss the latest developments after Pres. Mohamed Morsi a decree granting himself broad powers above the court.
Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post Cairo Bureau Chief
Topic: Update on the latest development coming out of Egypt.