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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2001

TIME: All Day

EVENT: EUROPEAN INSTITUTE holds its eleventh annual Transatlantic Seminar on Trade and Investment.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Welcome: Jacqueline Grapin, President, The European Institute

Dana Marshall, Senior Advisor, International Trade and Investment, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand

Part 1 - The Post Doha Agenda

Peter Allgeier, Deputy United States Trade Representative

Andrew Shore, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Phil

Crane, US House of Representatives

His Excellency Rubens Barbosa, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States

10 a.m. - Part 2 The Status of Negotiations on International Investment and Financial Services

Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business

and Agricultural Affairs

Michael Gadbaw, Vice President and Senior Counsel for

International Law and Policy, General Electric Company

11:15 a.m. - Session II Prospects for Evolution of Conflict Resolution

David Lustig, Director, Government Relations, Unilever United

States, Inc.

Petros Sourmelis, Trade Counselor, Delegation of the European

Commission

Amelia Porges, Of Counsel, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy

12:30 p.m. - Charlie Heeter, Partner, Office of Government Affairs, Arthur

Andersen LLP

His Excellency Carlo Trojan, European Union Representative

to the WTO and Chief European negotiator in Geneva

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-895-1670

WEB ADDRESS: europeaninstitute.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING ACCESS TO MEDICINES PROGRAM OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH, holds an international conference, "Targeting Improved Access," The program will offer plenary presentations by experts discussing various dimensions of the problem of lack of access, along with case studies and situational reports from assessments conducted in seven countries: Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Senegal, and Tanzania. Technical discussions will focus on possible solutions to the problem of lack of access in these countries by building local public-private sector collaboration.

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: Gretchen Hurley, 703-248-1614

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL COMMISSION AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING holds a National Town Hall Meeting on drunk driving.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - National Town Hall Meeting - Why Can't We Stop Drunk Driving? - Deterring, Apprehending & Punishing Drunk Drivers

How Do We Prevent Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving?

12:15 p.m. - NCADD National Awards Luncheon Honoring the 2001 NCADD National Award Winners In:

Legislative Leadership *Corporate Leadership *Government Leadership

Law Enforcement * Adjudication * Education & Prevention * Youth Initiative

Citizen Activist *Media Awareness * State Comprehensive Program *Humanitarian of the Year

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 301-652-6016

WEB ADDRESS:ncadd.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION (LISC), NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF RICHMOND hold a conference to link community development and smart growth in addressing the issues of urban sprawl

WHO: The speakers are:

9 a.m. -- Neal Peirce, syndicated columnist

9 a.m. - Bruce Katz, Director, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, Brookings Institution

1 p.m. - Parris Glendening, Governor of Maryland

4:30 p.m. - Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW (at K Street), Washington D.C.

CONTACT: 202-822-5200

WEB ADDRESS: liscnet.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION holds it's annual meeting themed "100 Years of Anthropology: The Transformation of a Discipline." The theme will showcase strengths, critique weaknesses and continue a new era of growth and collegiality in the field of anthropology.

AGENDA: Highlight:

News conference to discuss AAA Race initiative

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-528-1902

WEB ADDRESS: aaanet.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHROP GRUMMAN holds a media briefing to discuss growing Information Technology sector. In 1996, Northrop Grumman's information technology business totalled $400 million in revenues. Five years later, the company's newly renamed Information Technology sector has nearly $4 billion in revenues and has become one of the largest providers of information technology systems and services to the U.S. government.

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: Michelle Layman, 703-875-8411

WEB ADDRESS:northgrum.com

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CONSTITUTION PROJECT holds a discussion panel on the new Initiative on Liberty and Security.

WHO: The speakers are:

Floyd Abrams, nationally prominent First Amendment attorney, Cahill Gordon & Reindel

David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Dr. Morton Halperin, former Director of Policy Planning, Department of State

David Keene, Chairman, American Conservative Union

Kate Martin, Director, Center for National Security Studies

Major General William Nash, former Commanding General, U.S. Army 1St Armored

Division; former commander Task Force Eagle, Bosnia- Herzegovina

Juliette Kayyem, Executive Director, Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness at the

Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration

Hon. William S. Sessions, former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation under

presidents Reagan and Bush

John Terzano, Vice President, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation

John Whitehead, President, Rutherford Institute

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-299-9563

WEB ADDRESS: constitutionproject.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: JOAN SHORENSTEIN CENTER ON THE PRESS, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY, AND JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY hold a briefing to discuss terrorism, national security, and the military campaign in Afghanistan

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome -- Alex S. Jones, Director, Joan Shorenstein Center

9 a.m. - Nation Building -- Understanding its Realities and its Challenges

Jonathan Moore, senior advisor to the U.N. Development Programme; associate, Shorenstein Center, Kennedy School

Robert Rotberg, Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution; adjunct professor, Kennedy School

Monica Toft, assistant professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School; Assistant Director, John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies; expert on ethnic violence, civil wars, intervention, Central Asia, and Russia

Alex S. Jones, Director, Joan Shorenstein Center

10:45 a.m. - The Military and the Media

Alex S. Jones, Director, Joan Shorenstein Center; former media critic, The New York Times;

Lt. Gen. Tad J. Oelstrom, Director, National Security Program, Kennedy School; key staff assignments include Director of Fighter Operations, Tactical Air Command; Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command; Inspector General, U.S. Air Forces in Europe

Frederick Schauer, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Kennedy School; author of Free Speech: A Philosophical Enquiry

Graham Allison (facilitator), Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Kennedy School; former Assistant Secretary of Defense

12:30 p.m. - Domestic Preparedness and Strategy for Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Threats

Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Kennedy School; former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Philip Heymann, James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Former assistant U.S. Attorney General and former Undersecretary of State

Juliette Kayyem, executive director, Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, Kennedy School; served on National Commission on Terrorism; legal advisor to the Attorney General and Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice

Marvin Kalb (facilitator), executive director, Joan Shorenstein Center (Washington D.C. office), Kennedy School; former chief diplomatic correspondent, CBS News, NBC News

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: Edie Holway, 617-495-8209.

WEB ADDRESS: ksg.harvard.edu.

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a forum on What the Public Thinks of News: Coverage Since Sept. 11.

WHO: the speakers are:

Stephen Hess, Senior Fellow, Governmental Studies, The Brookings Institution, author of numerous books on media and politics

Marvin Kalb, Executive Director, The Shorenstein Center, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government; former Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for CBS News and NBC News; Former moderator of NBC's Meet the Press

Andrew Kohut, Director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Tom Rosenstiel, Director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism; Former Media Critic for the Los Angeles Times and Chief Congressional Correspondent for Newsweek

Mike Mccurry, Former White House Press Secretary for President Clinton

Jill Abramson, Washington Bureau Chief of the New York Times for Newsweek

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE DEMOCRATS holds a news conference to discuss the Medicate Physicians Payment Fairness Act of 2001.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: 2218 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-3641

WEB ADDRESS:house.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH holds a news conference to release Securing the Energy Future of the United States: Oil, Nuclear, and Electricity Vulnerabilities and a post-September 11, 2001 Roadmap for Action. This report compares the increased security vulnerabilities of the Bush Administration's energy plan with a comprehensive alternative emphasizing efficiency and a mix of local and centralized power production.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) and author of the study. Dr. Makhijani was the principal author of the first study ever done on the energy efficiency potential in the United States 30 years ago.

Dr. Brent Blackwelder, president, Friends of the Earth

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 301-270-5500

WEB ADDRESS:ieer.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: UNAIDS holds a telephone news conference releasing its new global HIV/AIDS update.

WHO: The speakers are:

Peter Piot, UNAIDS

Peter Ghys, manager of epidemics and impact monitoring

Desmond Johns, UNAIDS

DATE: November 28, 2001

CONTACT: Andrew Shih, 212-584-5024

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a Director's Forum on W.E.B. Du Bois' Curious Logic of Apostasy with David Levering Lewis, Martin Luther King, Jr., University Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University, NJ, Pulitzer Prize winning author, and former Wilson Center fellow.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION bestows its Award. The award recognizes who dedicated community leaders who demonstrate individual initiative and a commitment to excellence--as exemplified by remarkable achievements accomplished through honesty, hard work, self-reliance, and perseverance.

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 301-392-6053

WEB ADDRESS:horatioalger.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Elliott School of International Affairs holds a book program on The Price of Terror: Lessons From Lockerbie For a World On the Brink with the author professor Allen Gerson.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-3087

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Macedonia: Building a Civic State or Slouching Toward Crisis and Partition? with Edward P. Joseph, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group, Skopje, Macedonia and former UN Deputy Administrator, Mitrovica, Kosovo.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a Book Launch on Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc with Anders Åslund, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment and an expert on post-Soviet economies, discussing his new book.

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Afternoon Newsmaker" news program on Pearl Harbor 60th Anniversary featuring producer Jonathan Lewis.

DATE: November 28, 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.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Director - The Office of Management and Budget.

DATE: November 28, 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.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Venezuela and the Oil Economy" with Luis Guisti, a senior adviser at the Center for International and Strategic Studies and former president of Petroleos de Venezuela Sociedad Anonima (PVDSA), the country's state-owned oil company.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION holds a briefing with research team aboard USCGC Healy, the U.S. Coast Guard's newest icebreaker.

WHO: The speakers are:

Peter Michael, University of Tulsa

Tom Pyle, NSF's Office of Polar Programs

Michelle Adams, teacher, Musselman Middle School

Henry Dick, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Rear Adm.

Jeffrey M. Garrett, U.S. Coast Guard

Charles Langmuir, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: Peter West, 703-292-8070

WEB ADDRESS: nsf.gov

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK holds a audio news conference releasing a report on Muslims in America: Identity, Diversity and the Challenge of Understanding, written by former Clinton speechwriter Sam Afridi.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sam Afridi, former speechwriter for Pres. Clinton on numerous topics, including Pakistan, and author of Muslims in America: Identity, Diversity and the Challenge of Understanding.

Prof Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and professor of International Relations, American University.

Prof Muqtedar Khan, Director of International Studies and assistant professor of Political Science, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan.

Prof Aminah B. McCloud, Department of Religious Studies, Depaul University, Chicago.

Moderator: Susan King, Vice President, Public Affairs, Carnegie Corporation.

DATE: November 28, 2001

CONTACT: To participate, please make your reservation with Nancy Bennett at 800-834-1110

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Europe's Post-9/11 Solidarity with the U.S.: How Strong Is It?" with Daniel Warner, deputy director of the Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales in Geneva.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a discussion with Foreign Minister of Egypt Ahmed Maher on Egypt's response to September 11th and its role in the U.S. Coalition.

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Bad Elements: Rebels, Dissidents, and Democrats in the Chinese-Speaking World with

Ian Burma, Independent writer and former Wilson Center Fellow.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: PEW FORUM ON RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE holds a discussion on Judgment Day for School Vouchers: Constitutionality of the Cleveland School Voucher Plan.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert A. Destro, Counsel of Record for The Center for Education Reform, amicus curiae supporting the constitutionality of the Cleveland school voucher plan; Professor, Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America

Charles R. Lawrence III, Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in constitutional law, race and hate speech; member of D.C. School Board

Elliot Mincberg, Co-counsel for opponents of school voucher plans in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania and Florida; General Counsel and Legal and Education Policy Director for People for the American Way

Jay Alan Sekulow, Counsel of Record for the American Center for Law and Justice, amicus curiae supporting the constitutionality of the Cleveland school voucher plan; oral advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court in nine cases

Melissa Rogers, Executive Director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: Georgetown University Law Center, Room 203, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-955-5078

WEB ADDRESS:pewforum.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Tony Martucc's and interpretive drum style that reflects his deep understanding of the jazz tradition.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Reagan biographer Edmund Morris talking about his new work, THEODORE REX, which is the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. In this second installment, Morris examines the presidential years of the first progressive and environmentalist in the White House.

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Women & Politics Institute presents Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Ret.) discussing her latest book "A Conversation About Military Women-- Generally Speaking: A Memoir."

DATE: November 28, 2001

LOCATION: Ward Circle Building, Room 1, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION panel discussion on implications of the political and economic changes facing the US, how these changes affect our behaviors and attitudes, and the transformations necessary for us to survive as a culture and world power.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OH

Journalist Juan Williams, author of the best sellers Eye on the Prize and Thurgood Marshall American Revolutionary

humanitarian and spiritual leader Sister Mohini Panjabi, director of the Brahma Kumaris in America, Brenda Richardson, President of Women Like Us and Managing Director of The Metropolitan Dialogue.

DATE: November 28, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

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