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3 government and politics events to look forward to in Washington this weekend

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From a discussion on international decentralization to an open house by The Institute of World Politics, here's a rundown of local happenings coming up in Washington this weekend that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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Innovations in Governance: The Next Wave of Decentralization

First, attend the Birdsall House Conference Center this Friday for a free panel discussion featuring international development practitioners working in Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and El Salvador. The seminar addresses both decentralization and recent market reform efforts. 

When: Friday, March 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Birdsall House Conference Center, 2055 L St. NW, Floor 5
Admission: Free
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Political Risk and Strategic Advising in Asia: A Conversation with Nirav Patel, President of The Asia Group

The Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University is hosting Nirav Patel, a co-founder and President of strategic advisory firm The Asia Group, this Friday.

Patel, who was previously Senior Adviser and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department, will speak about current political risks businesses face in Asia, and what it's like to work at the junction of government policy and business.

When: Friday, March 29, 12:30-2 p.m.
Where: Georgetown University, 3700 O St. NW., Icc, 302-P
Admission: Free
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Cyber Intelligence Initiative Open House

Finally, The Institute of World Politics invites potential students to an open house at its downtown campus to learn about the Cyber Intelligence Initiative Program. Attendees will meet with instructors and learn about the program's course offerings in cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism, cyber strategy and international law.

When: Friday, March 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th St. NW
Admission: Free
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