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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2001

TIME: All Day

EVENT: E-GOV AND NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION present "Information Assurance: Securing the Integrity of Electronic Government."

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:45 a.m. - Mark Fabro, president/chief scientist,

"Cyberterrorism Threats and How to Reinforce Defenses"

DATE: December 19, 2001

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center, 1300

Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 800-746-0099

WEB ADDRESS:e-gov.com

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY AND MUSLIMS IN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE hold a news conference presenting results of the first ever-systematic poll of American Muslims. Through the results of this poll conducted during the last four weeks by Zogby International, American Muslims tell their story in terms of demographics, religious practices, opinion and behavior, and express their views about September 11th and its aftermath.

WHO: The speakers are:

Zahid Bukhari, Director, Project MAPS: Muslims in the American Public Square

Sulayman Nyang, Professor of African Studies at Howard University

John Esposito, University Professor and Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service

DATE: December 19, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4327

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a forum on "Press Coverage and the War on Terrorism: The Anthrax Scare and Bioterrorism - Is the coverage informative or needlessly frightening?"

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

Susan Dentzer, Chief health correspondent for the PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"

Ceci Connolly, National staff writer for the Washington Post,

currently focusing on bioterrorism and other health issues

Jonathan B. Tucker, Director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA

Kevin Keane, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DATE: December 19, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE AND THE KOREAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION hold a seminar on "Trade Remedies and Their Impact on the National Economic Interest."

WHO: The speakers are:

Young-Soo Han, KITA

Claude E. Barfield, AEI

Bruce Blonigen, University Of Oregon

Gary Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics

J. Michael Finger, AEI

Brink Lindsey, Cato Institute

Tom Prusa, Rutgers University

James Durling, Willkie, Farr & Gallagher

DATE: December 19, 2001

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES holds conference call briefings on the latest developments in the policy debate over a possible stimulus package.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert Greenstein, executive director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Iris Lav, deputy director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Richard Kogan, senior fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

DATE: December 19, 2001

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Robin Wright, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam will speak.

DATE: December 19, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION presents The Architecture of Innovation: Why the FCC's Broadband and Spectrum Policies Threaten America's Technology Sectors with Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School and Author, The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World.

DATE: December 19, 2001

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring James Ziglar Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

DATE: December 19, 2001

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: REP. MAC COLLINS, R-GA, REP. PETE HOEKSTRA, R-MI, SEN. CARL LEVIN, D-MI, AND SEN. CRAIG THOMAS, R-WY, hold a news conference to discuss the Federal Prisons Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2001.

DATE: December 19, 2001

LOCATION: Senate Swamp, US Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-5901

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Islam and Anti-Chinese Militancy in Xinjiang" with Graham Fuller, an Islamic specialist from the Rand Corporation, and Jonathan Lipman, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.

DATE: December 19, 2001

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Elizabeth von Trapp who is a captivating singer/songwriter, and third generation member of the Von Trapp family of "Sound of Music" fame.

DATE: December 19, 2001

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: LINDESMITH CENTER AND DRUG POLICY FOUNDATION present a forum entitled "Perspectives On Drugs And Terrorism: American Policy For A New Age," discussing the anticipated effects of the events of September 11th and the war on terrorism on drug policy.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ethan Nadelmann, the Executive Director of The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation,

Marc W. Chernick, Visiting Associate Professor of Government and Latin American Studies, Georgetown University

Paula R. Newberg, International Consultant

Peter Reuter, University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs

DATE: December 19, 2001

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

CONTACT: 212-548-0383

WEB ADDRESS: drugpolicy.org

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