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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2001

TIME: All Day

EVENT: SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH holds a program on The State of the Art in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-496-5011

WEB ADDRESS: women-health.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a conference on "Evaluating Doha: Next Steps For The WTO And The Multilateral Trading System."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Opening Statement by Carnegie Endowment President JESSICA T. MATHEWS

9 a.m. - Peter Allgeier, Deputy United States Trade Representative

10:05 a.m. - Panel #1: Substantive Issues in the World Trade Organization

J. Michael Finger, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Kamal Malhotra, Senior Civil Society Advisor, United Nations Development Program

Isi Siddiqui, Senior Director for Biotechnology and Trade, American Crop Protection Association

Bruce Wilson, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

11:20 a.m. - Institutional Issues in the WTO

Hussein Abaza, Director, Economics and Trade Unit, Division of Technology,

Industry and Economics, United Nations Environment Program

John Audley, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

John Jackson, University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Sabrina Varma, Consultant, South Centre

12:50 p.m. - Luncheon with remarks by Heraldo Munoz Valenzuela, Chilean Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, who will discuss the role of the environment in the WTO system.

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-939-2340

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: DEFENSE WEEK holds a breakfast briefing with Rep. Curt Weldon, R-FL, Chairman of the House Military procurement Subcommittee discussing .S. Russia Relations, Ballistic Missile Defense and Counter-Terrorism.

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: King Publishing Group, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 1003, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Thomas Carter, 202-662-9714

WEB ADDRESS:kingpublishing.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Right To Work: Strategies For Success! "

WHO: The speakers are:

R. Marc Nuttle, Right to Work Initiative

Don Nickles, United States Senate

Patrick Mcguigan, The Daily Oklahoman

Rep. J.C. Watts, (*invited)

Brenda Reneau Wynn, State of Oklahoma

Ed Meese, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds its Telecommunications Deregulation Seminar entitled Telecommunications Policy as Trade Policy: Negotiations with Japan over Interconnection Pricing.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Christopher Demuth, AEI

Local Competition Policies: Successes and Failures of The United States and Ramifications for Japan

Robert W. Crandall, Brookings Institution

Gary Epstein, Latham & Watkins

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, AEI

10:30 a.m. - The Administration's Stimulus Package and Its Implications for International Telecommunications

Randall S. Kroszner, Member, Council of Economic Advisers

11 a.m. - Exporting Telecommunications Regulation: The U.S.-Japan Negotiations over Interconnection Pricing

Jeffrey H. Rohlfs, Strategic Policy Research

J. Gregory Sidak, AEI

Edward M. Graham, Institute for International Economics

Mark S. Mcconnell, Hogan & Hartson

John Thorne, Verizon Communications

1 p.m. - European Regulatory Experience with Local Interconnection and Unbundling

Martin Cave, Warwick University United Kingdom

Gerald Faulhaber, University of Pennsylvania

William Lake, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering

2 p.m. - Roundtable Discussion: The Future Direction of Trade Policy on Telecommunications Services

Kevin J. Martin, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

J. Gregory Sidak, AEI

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS holds a news conference releasing its annual economic forecast for the New Year.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jerry Jasinowski, President, National Association of Manufacturers

NAM Chairman Arthur D. (Don) Wainwright

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Hank Cox 202-637-3090

WEB ADDRESS:nam.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a forum "Media Influence On National Security Decisionmaking."

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 and Former Moderator of NBC's Meet the Press

Lawrence Eagleburger, Former Secretary of State

Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

James Schlesinger, Former Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Energy

R. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: EDUCATION TRUST holds a news conference releasing a state-by-state and national analysis of high-poverty and high-minority schools that score in the top third of all schools in their states.

WHO: The speakers are:

Kati Haycock, Director, Education Trust

Craig Jerald, Senior Policy Analyst, Education Trust

Dr. Milton Goldberg, Executive Vice President, National Alliance of Business

Miriam Hughey-Guy, Principal, Barcroft Elementary School, Arlington, VA

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 1725 K St, NW Suite 200, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-293-1217 ext. 328

WEB ADDRESS: edtrust.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: US ASIA POLICY FORUM holds a news conference on Exploring And Expanding Trade With Asia.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Conrad Burns, R-MT

Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-LA

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: SC-6, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Diane Banister, 703-739-5920

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring A delegation from the Republic of China on Taiwan will discuss "Taiwan After the December 1 Elections."

WHO: The speakers are:

Secretary General of the Executive Yuan, Mr. Chiou I-Jen

The Chair of the Mainland Affairs Council, Miss Tsai Ing-Wen

Deputy Secretary General, Office of the President, Dr. Eugene Chien

Board Member, Coordination Council for North American Affairs, Mr. Wu An-Chia

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: REP. ROSA DELAURO, D-CT, ASSISTANT TO THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER, REP. JUANITA MILLENDER-MCDONALD, D-CA-37, CHAIR OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CAUCUS, AND REP. STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES, D-OH, hold a press conference on women and economic security.

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: HC 9, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-3661

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS holds a news conference to release a study on hunger and homelessness in 26 American cities. The complete survey, includes information from participating cities on 1) the demand for emergency food assistance and emergency shelter and the capacity of local agencies to meet that demand; 2) the causes of hunger and homelessness and the demographics of the populations experiencing these problems; 3) exemplary programs or efforts in the cities to respond to hunger and homelessness; 4) the availability of affordable housing for low income people; and 5) the outlook for the future and the impact of the economy on hunger and homelessness.

WHO: The speakers are:

New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: Conference of Mayors Headquarters, 1620 Eye Street, NW, 4th Floor

CONTACT: Andy Solomon, 202-861-6766

WEB ADDRESS: usmayors.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum "After Afghanistan: The Future of Intervention and Nation Building."

WHO: The speakers are:

Alan Tonelson, Senior Analyst, U.S. Business & Industry Council

Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group

Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JAMES KENNEDY CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN STATESMANSHIP holds a special screening of Scrooge & Marley, a dramatic comedy and modern parable from Coral Ridge Ministries.

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 345 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-547-3052

WEB ADDRESS: statesman.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on New Borders and Old Neighbors in Europe with Jileva, Doctoral Candidate, University of Sussex, Sussex European Institute, U.K., and Wilson Center OSI International Junior Public Policy Scholar.

DATE: December 12, 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: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a brownbag lunch on Science at a Crossroads: The Emerging Problem of Science and Technology Funding in America with William B. Bonvillian Legislative Director and Chief Counsel, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM briefing on the Uninsured in Fits and Starts: How Stable is Health Insurance Today, and What Difference Does It Make?

WHO: The speakers are:

Cathy Schoen, Commonwealth Fund; Stuart Butler, Heritage Foundation Lynn Etheredge, George Washington University's Health Insurance Reform Project

John Boardman, Local 25 Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union; Karen Davis, Commonwealth Fund

Ed Howard, Alliance

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: Room 325, Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-466-5626

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTEE INITIATIVE holds a news conference discussing the Presidential Appointments Improvement Act of 2001.

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-496-1330

WEB ADDRESS: appointee.brookings.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE presents a program on "Reforming Permitting."

WHO: The speakers are:

Terry Davies, RFF

Jay Benforado, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mary Gade, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

Paul Portney, RFF

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND releases a report on "Overuse of Antibiotics."

WHO: The speakers are:

Karen Florini attorney, EDF

Dr.Tamar Barlam, director, Antibiotic Resistance Project, Center For Science In the Public Interest

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-387-3500

WEB ADDRESS: edf.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Report Card on Kenyan Constitutional Review Process with Oki Ooko Ombaka, first vice-chair of the Kenyan Constitutional Review Commission.

DATE: December 12, 2001

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION holds a news conference to discuss homeland security.

WHO: The speakers are:

Office of Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: Hall of States, 444 North Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-624-5344

WEB ADDRESS:nga.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents The Camerata Musica a cappella ensemble singing medieval to Renaissance holiday music.

DATE: December 12, 2001

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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