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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2001

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ENTERPRISE FOUNDATION holds a it's annual network conference which brings together more than 1,600 community development practitioners themed 2001 conference, Community: A Capital Idea.

DATE: November 8 2001

LOCATION: Marriott-Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-2000

WEB ADDRESS: enterprisefoundation.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference on "Post-Crisis Malaysia: The Political and Economic Aftermath."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. -- Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Stephen Szabo, Interim Dean, SAIS

Professor Karl Jackson, Director, Southeast Asia Studies Program, SAIS

8:45 a.m. - Panel 1: New Malaysian Politics? Views from Academe

Dr. Meredith Weiss, Lecturer, Yale University

Dr. Pek Koon Heng, Scholar-in-Residence, School of International Service, American University

Dr. K.S. Jomo, Professor, University of Malaya

Ong Kian Ming, Policy Analyst, Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research

Dr. James Chin, Associate Professor, University of Papua New Guinea

11 a.m. - Panel 2: Political Transformations: Views from the Malaysian Political Ranks

Dr. Bridget Welsh, Assistant Professor, Southeast Asia Studies Program, SAIS

Khairy Jamaluddin, Supreme Council, United Malays National Organization (UMNO) Youth

Ti Lian Ker, State Assemblyman Pahang, Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA)

Dr. Syed Azman Syed Ahmad, MP Kuala Terengganu, Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)

Adlan Benan Omar, Treasurer, Keadilan (Justice Party) Youth

Lim Guan Eng, Former MP, Democratic Action Party

12:45 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Mr. Karim Raslan, Visiting Fellow, Columbia University & Senior Partner, Raslan Loong, Malaysia

2:15 p.m. - Panel 3: Economic Recovery? Macro Prespectives

Murray Hiebert, Washington DC Correspondent, Far East Economic Review

Dr. K.S. Jomo, Professor, University of Malaya

Dr. Bryan Ritchie, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Stephen Taran, Global Head of Sovereign Credit Research, Salomon Smith-Barney

4:15 p.m. - Panel 4: US-Asia-Malaysia Economic Relations

Dr. Orit Frenkel, General Electric Corporation

Remy Nathan, Director Brunei, Malaysia and eAsean Affairs, US-ASEAN Business Council

Eric Shimp, Director for ASEAN and Korean Affairs, Office of the US Trade Representative

Dr. Linda Lim, Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business,

University of Michigan Business School

7:45 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: Dato' Abdul Azim Mohd. Zabidi, Chairman National Savings Bank

Member, United Malays National Organization (UMNO) Supreme Council

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL COAL COUNCIL holds its fall conference.

WHO: The speakers are:

11 a.m. -- Deputy Secretary Frank Blake

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Hotel Washington, 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-223-1191

WEB ADDRESS: nationalcoalcouncil.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WOMEN IN HOUSING AND FINANCE holds a symposium on Mortgage Reform and Predatory Lending: Addressing the Challenges.

AGENDA: Highlighted panels:

Mortgage Reform:

Sue Johnson, Executive Director, Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc. will moderate a panel discussing mortgage reform issues.

Predatory Lending:

Steve Zeisel, Senior Counsel for the Consumer Bankers Association, will moderate a panel focused on predatory lending issues.

Financial Literacy:

Lisa Andrews, President, Washington Communications Group, Inc., and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Public Liaison), will moderate a panel addressing financial literacy initiatives.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

CONTACT: 202-752-1019

WEB ADDRESS:whfdc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds seminar on "Coverage of the War on Terrorism: The Conflicting Needs Of The Media And The Department Of Defense."

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE AND CHINA CENTER FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH, holds a conference on Beijing present "China's Pension System: Crisis and allenge."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Justin Yifu Lin, Director, China Center for Economic Research

Edward H. Crane, President and Founder, Cato Institute

9:15 a.m. - Keynote Address

Sun Jian Yong, Deputy Director-General, Social Insurance Fund Supervision, Ministry of Labour and Social Security

The Future of China's Pension System

1:30 a.m. - Luncheon Address

José Piñera, Co-chairman of the Cato Project on Social Security Privatization and former Chilean Minister of Labor and Social Security

What China Can Learn from the Chilean Success Story

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION holds a briefing on American Indian Alaskan Native Education.

WHO: The speakers are:

Steve Anderson, NEA

Kerry Bird, President, National Indian Education Association

David Beaulieu, Department of Education

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-822-7228

WEB ADDRESS: nea.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: US PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP holds a news conference releasing its new report entitled Polluter Payday. The report analizies subsidies and tax breaks contained in the House energy Bill H.R. 4.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-546-9707

WEB ADDRESS:uspirg.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AAA holds a news conference on the leisure travel industry.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-942-2082

WEB ADDRESS:aaa.org

TIME: 11:45 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a luncheon featuring Viktor Yushchenko Former Prime Minister of Ukraine.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE holds a program on Israelis Confront the Failed Peace Process with Shlomo Avineri, Professor of Political Science and director of the Institute for European Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: MEI, 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-785-1141

WEB ADDRESS: mideasti.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SEN. DICK DURBIN, D-IL, SEN. MIKE DEWINE, R-OH, AND REP. TONY HALL, D-OH, hold a news conference discussing illegal diamonds.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-7028

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a symposium entitled "Homeland Security - Defeating Terrorism In The 21st Century."

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: KUWAIT INFORMATION OFFICE "The War on Terrorism: A Parliamentarian's Perspective," with Mohammad Jassem Al-Saqer, Chairman of the Kuwait National Assembly's Foreign Relations Committee.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Watergate Office Building, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-0211, ext. 12

WEB ADDRESS: kuwait-info.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM briefing on "How States Are Coping With Tighter State Budgets In The Face Of Increasing Demand For Public Health Programs."

WHO: The speakers are:

Vern Smith from Health Management Associates

Barbara Edwards of the Ohio Medicaid program

Matt Salo of National Governors Association

Ed Howard, Alliance For Health Reform

Diane Rowland, Alliance For Health Reform

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Columbus Club, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-466-5626

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring First Lady of the United States Laura Bush.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES holds conference call briefings covering the Baucus stimulus proposal that will be before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. The calls will also deal with a proposed temporary state sales tax moratorium that would have Washington reimburse the states for lost revenue.

DATE: November 8, 2001

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB features Rev. Barry Lynn is the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Afghanistan: Averting Humanitarian Catastrophe, " with Urs Boegli, regional delegate to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 2:15 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents Gen Wesley Clark former Supreme Allied Commander and commander-in-chief of U.S. European command, will discuss strategies for fighting the war on terrorism.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY holds a program on "Voting Rights, and Wrongs."

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-639-0803

WEB ADDRESS:ceousa.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on "Medicare's Midlife Crisis."

WHO: The speakers are:

author Sue A. Blevin

Daniel "Stormy" Johnson, Past President, American Medical Association

Joseph Antos, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 4:45 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Can Russia Become a European Power?" with Angela Stent, professor and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB 24th Annual Book Fair and Authors' Night. This year's event presents over 70 authors and more than 1,100 attendees. Children's books, cookbooks, Washington exposes, biographies, histories, humor and best-selling fiction all will be available. All books are new on the market this year.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:15 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents a forum on "Terrorism: What's Left Out?" to provide critical analysis of what precisely terrorism is, what its roots and causes are, and what is left out of the national discussion on terrorism that has been engaged since September 11.

WHO: The speakers are:

Judy Barsalou, Director, Grants Program, U.S. Institute of Peace

Michael Hudson, Saif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Bassam Haddad, Arab Studies Journal

Robert Jensen, University of Texas, Austin

Mark Lance, Georgetown University

Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch

Chris Toensing, Editor of the Middle East Peace Report

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features U.N. official Shashi Tharoor discussing and signing his new novel, RIOT. A young American aid worker, Priscilla Hart is killed in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh in north India. Her parents travel to the village to try to find out what actually happened.

DATE: November 8, 2001

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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