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Bipartisan Tip Sheet – March 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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


Blaise Misztal

BPC Director of National Security Blaise Misztal will participate in a panel discussion on Iran, hosted by NYU on March 12

Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:00PM ET Reception
7:00PM ET Event

Who: BPC’s Director of Foreign Policy Blaise Misztal

What: BPC’s Blaise Misztal will be joined by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Center for the National Interest’s Andrew Bowen, NYU’s Audra Grant, United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar and Member of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Ali Safavi to discuss: “The Islamic Republic of Iran: Peacemaker or Revolutionary?” Register for the event here.

Where: Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L Street NW, Washington D.C. 20005


Friday, March 13, 2015
1:30PM – 3:00PM ET

Who: Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department Philip Gerson, Professor of Economics at University of Maryland Dr. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Founder of Sidar Global Advisors Cenk Sidar and Member of BPC Turkey Task Force Alan Makovsky

What: Please join BPC for a report release and a discussion of the risks and prospects facing the Turkish economy heading into the 2015 parliamentary elections and beyond. Register for the event here.

Where: Bipartisan Policy Center (1225 Eye Street NW, Tenth Floor, Washington, D.C.)


Bill Frist and Janet Marchibroda

Former Senate Majority Leader and BPC Senior Fellow Bill Frist and Director of BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative Janet Marchibroda

Monday, March 16, 2015
10:00AM – 11:30AM ET

Who: Former Senate Majority Leader and BPC Senior Fellow Bill Frist, Chief Executive Officer at National Health Council Marc Boutin, Deputy Commissioner at Food and Drug Administration Robert Califf, Former U.S. Representative from Tennessee Bart Gordon, Senior Fellow and Director of Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at Brookings Mark McClellan and Director of BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative Janet Marchibroda

What: Government and private sector experts will discuss the actions needed to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of medical products as BPC launches a new initiative focused on developing strategies to advance medical innovation within the Food and Drug Administration. Register for the event here.

Where: Bipartisan Policy Center


Katherine Hayes

BPC’s Director of Health Policy Katherine Hayes, who is participating on a panel discussion at the National Summit on Health Care Price, Cost and Quality Transparency

Monday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Who: Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and BPC Co-Founder Tom Daschle; former Senate Majority Leader and BPC Senior Fellow Bill Frist; Chair of The Federal Public Policy Group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and BPC Board Member Sheila Burke; BPC Director of Health Policy Katherine Hayes

What: Several BPC-affiliated experts will be speaking at the Second National Summit on Health Care Price, Cost and Quality Transparency. Register for the event here.

Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel , Washington D.C.


Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:30AM – 10:45PM ET

Who: Director of BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative Aaron Klein

What: Aaron Klein will be joining a panel of infrastructure stakeholders and experts including the current Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx at a National Journal event entitled, “Running on Empty: Tackling America’s Infrastructure Crisis.” Register for the event here.

Where: Newseum, Knight Broadcast Studio – Third Floor, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20001


City of Rivals Jason Grumet

Jason Grumet’s City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Who: BPC President Jason Grumet

What: Jason Grumet will be discussing his book City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy on the “Bipartisanship and Everybody Loves Jefferson” panel at the 2015 Virginia Festival of the Book. Learn more about the event here.

Where: CitySpace-Piedmont Council of the Arts, 100 5th Street NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Who: BPC Director of Health Policy Katherine Hayes, BPC Senior Vice President William Hoagland and BPC Senior Policy Analyst Brian Collins

What: Katherine Hayes and Brian Collins will participate in a panel called “The Bipartisan Policy Center LTC Initiative” from 3:45PM – 5:00PM on March 23 while William Hoagland will participate in a panel the following day from 2:00PM – 3:15PM: “The Economics of Using Savings to Fund LTC.” Learn more about the 15th Annual Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference here.

Where: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO


Thursday, March 26
9:00AM – 10:30AM ET

Who: Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine, Senior Associate and Regional Director of Middle East and North Africa Programs at the National Democratic Institute Leslie Campbell, Former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Edmund Hull, Former Senior Executive at CIA William Murray

What: Join BPC for a panel discussion of recent events in Yemen and how they will affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts and regional dynamics. Register for the event here.

Where: Bipartisan Policy Center


Birthdays this month:

March 4 – Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and co-chair of BPC’s Debt Reduction Task Force Alice Rivlin

KEYWORDS: ALICE RIVLIN, BILL FRIST, BLAISE MISZTAL, BRIAN COLLINS, CITY OF RIVALS, JANET MARCHIBRODA, JASON GRUMET, KATHERINE HAYES, TOM DASCHLE