Location: Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 North Glebe Road, Arlington
Congressional Oversight 2020 is free public seminar organized in conjunction with the Virginia Tech’s Winter Session course, “Washington Experience: US Congressional Oversight in Action,” (SPIA 3 984/5984), bringing together students of Congress the presidency addressing critical questions in congressional oversight. Elise J. Bean, Co-Director, Levin Center at Wayne Law will discuss Congressional Investigations. Kevin Kosar, Vice-President of Policy, R Street Institute will discuss Legislative Capacity. And my esteemed colleague Virginia Tech Professor Karen Hult will lead a session on Presidential Impeachment. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. This seminar is being sponsored by the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech Research Center, 900 North Glebe Road, Arlington.
On Wednesday December 4, VT School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) will be hosting an event, “Iraq from Crisis to Crisis: A Dialog Between MP Sarkawt Shamsulddin and Dr. Abbas Kadhim.” Space is limited. RSVP here.
For more information regarding this event please contact Dr. Ariel Ahram (Ahram@vt.edu), Associate Professor in Government and International Affairs.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Sarkawt Shamsulddin is the youngest serving member in Iraq’s federal parliament in Baghdad. He was elected on the top position of the New Generation Movement ticket in Sulaymaniyah and serves a leader in the Future Bloc. he also serves on the Iraqi-American Friendship Committee. Before serving in parliament, he was a journalist with the Kurdish media in Washington DC and pursued his masters in public and international affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech.
Dr. Abbas Kadhim is a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and leads the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and taught previously at the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey and at Stanford University. Among many books and articles, he is the author of Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State.
Information Session – Sept 2019
Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: VT Research Center 900 N Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22203