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    Events This Week

    This Wednesday, we welcome a special guest all the way

    from France: Arthur Silvente will be here pouring bubbliesfrom the famed Champagne house Duval-Leroy! Don't missthis special opportunity to taste these small-productionChampagnes, including a very rare single-vineyardChampagne.

    Cheers,

    ZWK

    COMPLIMENTARY WINETASTINGS

    Join ZWK for happy hour and enjoy our weekly

    pick of amazing new wines paired with ourartisanal cheeses.

    Zola Wine & Kitchen

    505 Ninth Street NW

    Wednesday, March 7, 5:00-7:00 p.m.Taste Champagne with Arthur Silvente of Duval-Leroy!

    Duval-Leroy Brut NV Clos des Bouveries 2004 Duval-Leroy Ros Sec

    Friday, March 9, 5:00-7:00 p.m.Oregon & Italian Wines with Andrew from Vino50!

    Route 99 Pinot Blanc

    Kellerei Kaltern Pinot Grigio

    Route 99 Pinot Noir

    Osl Ruch

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    Elections and Political Unrest in Russia: Causes and Prospects

    March 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

    5th Floor

    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

    One Woodrow Wilson Plaza

    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20004-3027RSVP:http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/rsvp?eid=22461&pid=104

    In recent months Russia, previously seen as stable and even apathetic, has been rocked by mass protests againstfraudulent elections and Vladimir Putin's rule. The biggest protest wave since collapse of the Soviet Union will

    be discussed with Oleg Kozlovsky, a Russian democratic activist and Director of Vision of TomorrowFoundation.

    Event Co-sponsors:

    History and Public Policy Program

    Cold War International History Project

    You are cordially invited to attend an event for young professionals

    hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative

    on the evening of March 7th.

    Time to Attack Iran?U.S. Policy and Iran's Nuclear Program

    Wednesday, March 7

    6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Networking Reception

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    7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Debate

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW

    Participants: Elbridge A. ColbyParticipants: CNA

    Participants: Jamie M. Fly

    Participants: Foreign Policy Initiative

    Participants: Dr. Matthew Kroenig

    Participants: Georgetown University

    Moderator: Eli Lake

    Moderator: Newsweekand The Daily Beast

    To RSVP, clickhere.

    Despite diplomatic negotiations, international condemnation, and harsh economic sanctions, Iran continues to violate its international

    obligations by pursuing nuclear weapons capability. While some are still holding out hope for a negotiated solution, a different

    debate has emerged in the United States over whether it is now time for the use of military force to halt Irans nuclear weapons

    ambitions.

    Join the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) as it hosts a debate over the use of the military option against Irans nuclear prog ram with

    Elbridge A. Colby(research analyst at CNA),

    Jamie M. Fly(FPI executive director), and

    Matthew Kroenig(assistant professor atGeorgetown University) on March 7, 2012, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1779 Massachusetts Avenue,

    NW). Eli Lake, senior national security correspondent forNewsweekand The Daily Beast, will moderate the discussion.

    Background Reading

    Dr. Matthew Kroenig, "Time to Attack Iran," Foreign Affairs, January/February 2012.

    Elbridge A. Colby and Austin Long, "Why Not to Attack Iran,"The National Interest, January 11, 2012.

    Jamie M. Fly and Gary Schmitt, "The Case for Regime Change in Iran

    ," Foreign Affairs, January 17, 2012.

    About the Foreign Policy Initiative

    FPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. FPI seeks to

    promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military

    equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America's global economic competitiveness. The organization

    was founded in 2009 and is led by Executive Director Jamie Fly. FPIs Board of Directors consi sts of Eric Edelman, Robert Kagan,

    William Kristol, and Dan Senor.

    The Foreign Policy Initiative

    11 Dupont Circle, NW Suite 325

    Washington, D.C. 20036

    Telephone:(202) 296-3322

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    lamontbishopgallery

    Andrey Bogoslowski:DarkMatter

    Opening Reception, March 7, 6:00 p.m.

    Lamont Bishop Gallery

    1314 9th Street NW

    Washington DC 20001

    On display until March 28thOn Wednesday evening, March 7th, Lamont Bishop Gallery will proudlycelebrate the opening reception for Andrey Bogoslowsky as he presents aselection of 15 abstract paintings and various works on paper as Dark Matter,

    an inquiry into space, cosmology, and metaphysics. The exhibition will surveyAndrey's progression from large scale, abstracted cosmology paintings intohis current practice of figuration. Super novas, black holes, and nebulas

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    spontaneously splashed across energetically wrought canvases. Celestialbodies captured with vivid, expressionistic brush strokes. Embedded withinthese cosmic visualities, is a deeper, darker narrative of the nature of desire,eroticism, and the body. This body of work attempts to explore thepossibilities of alternative galaxies and existences, through painterlyshowmanship and riveting formalism in abstraction. Born in Saratov, Russiain 1966, Andrey Bogoslowsky has painted for nearly three decades, and has

    studied and exhibited internationally, including Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, andNew York City.

    For more information, patrons can find us on Twitter @Lamont_Bishop, orcontact us via email atinfo@lamontbishop.com.

    The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy invites you to attend:

    Toward a Unified Theory of Federalism: A Debate

    OnWednesday, March 7, 2012, ACS will host Toward a Unified Theory of Federalism: ADebate. This event will be the first in a series of four debates intended to identify common groundthrough exploration of the fault lines within the progressive community on important topics of theday. On March 7th, two scholars will explore intra-progressive tensions in understanding federalism,the balance of power between the federal government and state/local governments. Historically andin many contemporary contexts (e.g., civil rights and voting rights), progressives have been vigorousdefenders of national power, as opposed to state power. But within other contexts, particularly in thepast decade, many progressive scholars have been articulating the need for a stronger vision of statesrights, particularly because some attempts to address pressing problems (e.g., climate change) have

    been stymied at the federal level. In certain spaces, like immigration, progressives have bothcritiqued state initiatives as infringing upon federal prerogatives and applauded states/localities forother initiatives. How can such tensions be resolved, and what would a progressive theory offederalism look like?

    Opening Remarks:Praveen Fernandes, Director of Programs for National Security, Technology, Labor and theEnvironment; American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

    Moderator:Elizabeth B. Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability