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Government and political events in Washington this week

Government and political events in Washington this week
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By Hoodline - Published on June 18, 2019.

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From a discussion on protecting intellectual property to a session about a pilot program to assist school-aged children in emergency shelters, here's a rundown of local events coming up in Washington this week that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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Fostering American Innovation

From the event description:

The Hudson Institute will host the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Andrei Iancu, for a discussion on intellectual property. The USPTO is responsible for protecting American innovation and entrepreneurship by granting patents for the protection of inventions and to register trademarks. 

When: Wednesday, June 19, noon-1:30 p.m.
Where: Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400
Price: Free
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China’s Belt and Road, Altering the Global Ecosystem

From the event description:

From roads and bridges to ports, stadiums and 5G networks, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) sets a groundwork for massive infrastructure expansion across Eurasia, Africa, the poles and Latin America. How will China’s BRI change the world’s biosphere, and what specific concerns can policymakers in Washington, D.C., address?

When: Wednesday, June 19, noon-1 p.m.
Where: Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 500
Price: Free
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Panel Discussion on Designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organization

From the event description:

American Pulse TV hosts a panel discussion on President Donald Trump's effort to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. 

When: Thursday, June 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Russell Senate Office Building, 2 Constitution Ave. NE
Price: Free
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The Lunch @ DC on homelessness and school attendance

From the event description:

The District has launched a new pilot program called Every Ride Counts to offer metro and bus passes to families with school-aged children in short-term emergency shelter. Join the Department of Human Services, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education and The Lab @ DC to learn about the development of this project and our plans for evaluating it. 

When: Thursday, June 20, noon-1 p.m.
Where: DC Department of Human Services, 64 New York Ave. NE, Room 661
Price: Free
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Parking in DC can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of DC parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check the Metro website for nearby stations and schedules.


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