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August 29, 2015

Defense Contracts, Gaza in the Week Ahead

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is underway, as discussed last week. Here is the full schedule of that, and a brief preview on the security angle. For some other events this week, read on.

Programming note: Even during the August congressional recess, we’ll still be posting here at Five By Five, just maybe less each day than usual. Don’t let that stop you from visiting frequently.

Monday at noon, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission offer a briefing on the Hill from Steve Vladek, law professor at American University, on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about National Security Law (But Were Afraid to Ask).”

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a Brookings Institution discussion on Gaza on Tuesday, with former U.S. envoy for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk among the panelists.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association takes on defense contracts and acquisition modernization over the course of a conference both Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring high-level Pentagon officials like Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Thursday, two African presidents bookend the day with discussions focused on security: Mali‘s Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in the morning at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Burkina Faso‘s Blaise Compaore at the National Press Club in the afternoon.

The Atlantic Council on Friday holds a discussion on terrorism in Pakistan.

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