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Bipartisan Tip Sheet – February 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

A monthly roundup of events featuring Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) founders, senior fellows, project leaders and staff.


 

Thom Tillis

[Pictured: Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) at a recent BPC Agenda-Setters event]

Monday, February 2, 2015
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM ET

Who: Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)

What: Senator Thom Tillis joined BPC President Jason Grumet in the first installment of its new Agenda Setters Series for a candid discussion around lessons learned from his experience in state government as well as his visions for the 114th Congress.

Where: Bipartisan Policy Center


McMorris Rodgers, Daschle, Grumet

[Pictured: Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, BPC President Jason Grumet and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers at BPC’s congressional reception at the National Archives]

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET

Who: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), former Senate Majority Leader and BPC co-founder Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and BPC Senior Fellow Trent Lott

What: BPC welcomed the 114th Congress by celebrating the institution’s history with a reception at the National Archives.

Where: National Archives Building, Rotunda Gallery


Margot Anderson

[Pictured: Executive Director of BPC’s Energy Project Margot Anderson will be participating in EPRI’s Winter Meeting]

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Who: Executive Director of BPC’s Energy Project Margot Anderson

What: Margot Anderson will be speaking at the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Winter Meeting – a convening of environment program funders, EPRI staff, speakers and contractors professionally related to the U.S. electric power system.

Where: Charleston, South Carolina


Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Who: Director of Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Dr. Ellen Williams, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY), Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Executive Director of Center for Clean Energy Innovation Matthew Stepp, Senior Vice President of U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy Christopher Guith, Executive Director of BPC’s Energy Project Margot Anderson

What: BPC’s American Energy Innovation Council is partnering with the Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy for “Energy Innovation on the Hill,” an informal reception showcasing some clean tech innovators from this year’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-369


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Who: Co-founder and Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress Zainab al-Suwaji, President and CEO of IREX Dr. Kristin Lord, Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the U.S. State Department Farah Pandith

What: Join BPC for a preview of the White House’s upcoming Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, as well as a discussion around what more can be done to prevent the spread of violent extremism. Learn more about the event here.

Where: The National Press Club, Washington D.C.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Who: Senior Advisor to BPC’s Prevention Initiative Robin Schepper

What: Robin Schepper will be participating in a panel discussion during The Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit – an annual summit convening sports leaders as well as health, philanthropy, media and industry professionals to address “barriers limiting access to early sport activity that fosters the development of healthy children and communities.”


Bill Frist

[Pictured: BPC Senior Fellow and co-chair of the Health Project, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist]

Birthdays this month:

February 2 – BPC Board of Directors Member, Chairman of Meridiam NA (North America) Infrastructure Fund and former head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Jane Garvey

February 10 – BPC Board of Directors Member and Former Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating

February 21 – BPC Senior Fellow and co-chair of the Commission on Political Reform, former Senator Olympia Snowe

February 22 – BPC Senior Fellow and co-chair of the Health Project, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist

KEYWORDS: AGENDA SETTERS SERIES, BILL FRIST, CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS, FRANK KEATING, JANE GARVEY, JASON GRUMET, MARGOT ANDERSON, NATIONAL ARCHIVES, OLYMPIA SNOWE, ROBIN SCHEPPER, THOM TILLIS, TOM DASCHLE