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Government and political events in Washington this week

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From a panel on the U.S.-Taiwan defense alliance to a reception honoring Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 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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Reinforcing the U.S.-Taiwan Defense Alliance

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From the event description:

The Hudson Institute's event will discuss the future of U.S.-Taiwan defense relations. The panel will include former Taiwan defense minister Michael Tsai and the president of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs, Dr. Mike Kuo. 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, noon-2 p.m.

Where: Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400

Price: Free

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In Search of a SpaceX for Nuclear Energy

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From the event description:

Through innovative and successful approaches to public-private partnerships, the United States has recovered from a trailing role in global launch services. The panel for this briefing includes experts from NASA, Clean Air Task Force and Kairos Power

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325, 2 Constitution Ave. NE

Price: Free

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Disrupt, Discredit and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

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From the event description:

A former FBI agent — and leading critic — examines the agency as it has been transformed. 

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Where: NYU DC: Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L St., NW

Price: Free

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Champions of Change

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From the event description:

Join Color of Change as we lift up the life and work of Congresswoman Barbara Lee during the Congressional Black Caucus annual legislative conference.

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Eaton DC, 1201 K St. NW

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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