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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WORLD BANK holds an International Conference on Poverty Reduction Strategies. The objectives of the conference are to discuss the experience to date with the design and implementation of PRSPs, the challenges that lie ahead, and possible areas where the approach could be strengthened.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 600 19th Street NW, Room H1-200, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-458-7321

WEB ADDRESS:worldbank.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY holds a conference on Bioterrorism and the Future of Public Health Infrastructure.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions, W. David Helms, John K. Iglehart

8:45 a.m. - The Bush Administration's Health Policy Agenda

Key health officials will address the Administration's 2002 health policy agenda.

Thomas A. Scully, Jeffrey P. Koplan

10:15 a.m. - Critical Health Issues for States A Reforming Governor's Perspective

Governor John A. Kitzhaber

Disaster Preparedness and Response: The New York State Experience

Antonia Novello

12 noon - How Can We Prepare? Responding to the Threat of Bioterrorism

3:30 p.m. - The Human Genome Project: Implications for Health Care and Society

The Human Genome Project and accompanying biotechnological and pharmaceutical advances promise to change the face of the nation. But how will these changes take place, and what are the myriad ethical and public policy issues that these changes bring?

Alan E. Guttmacher

4:30 p.m. - The Public's Perception

Pollsters will explore the public's views of critical health issues in the year ahead.

Overview: Robert J. Blendon

Celinda Lake, Bill McInturff

5:30 p.m. - Academy Chair Award Presentation

The Academy Chair Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the fields of health services research and/or health policy.

Awardee: John M. Eisenberg, AHRQ Administrator

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 301-652-1558

WEB ADDRESS:academyhealth.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: GLOBAL BUSINESS DIALOGUE holds a colloquium will focus on APEC, The Mexican Presidency.

WHO: The speakers are:

Geraldo Traslosheros (invited), Senior Official for APEC in Mexico's Ministry of Economy

Ambassador C. Lawrence Greenwood, Jr., Coordinator for Asia Pacific Cooperation at the U.S. Department of State.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5075

WEB ADDRESS:gbdinc.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB presents a forum on school violence and bullying

This forum that will look at preventive solutions to school violence and bullying.

WHO: The speakers are:

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Stanton E. Samenow

Delaware Attorney General M. Jane Brady

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Bill Brock

Educator Greg MacDonald is an AMI elementary teacher trainer at Washington Montessori Institute at Loyola College, Maryland

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds program on "Press Coverage and the War on Terrorism The Propaganda War: Is America Effectively Telling Its Side of the Story in the Anti-Terrorism Campaign."

AGENDA: Highlights:

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

Marvin Kalb, Executive Director, Washington Office, The Shorenstein Center, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government; Former Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for CBS News and NBC News

Christopher Ross, Special Coordinator for the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Joe Duffey, Former Director, United States Information Agency

Thomas A Dine, President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc.

Karen De Young, Associate Editor, The Washington Post

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCATION holds a federal outlook news briefing.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 1130 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-828-7497

WEB ADDRESS:aia.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL holds a news conference releasing a poll in the politics and policy of energy security.

WHO: The speakers are:

Deb Callahan. League of Conservation Voters

John Podesta, NRDC Climate Center

Mark Mellman, Mellman Group

Jason Mark, Union of Concerned Scientist

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-822-5200

WEB ADDRESS:nrdc.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a program on closing "Windows" on Antitrust or Opening a New Era of Intervention? Competition Policy after the Microsoft Settlement.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jeffrey Eisenach, Progress and Freedom Foundation

Robert A. Levy, Cato Institute

Kenneth Starr, Kirkland & Ellis, Former U. S. Solicitor General

Jonathan Zuck, Association for Competitive Technology

James C. Miller III, Citizens for a Sound Economy.

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents Ivan Seidenberg, president and co-CEO of Verizon, Inc., outlining an agenda for putting capital to work in 2002, based on a growth-oriented tax policy and regulatory reform that provides incentives for investment.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Women, Politics, and Islam: The Case of Tunisia with Lilia Labidi, Professor of anthropology and psychology at the University of Tunis (Tunisia) and current Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow. This event will be held in the 4th floor conference room.

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Henrique Salas Romer, President of Voluntarios para Venezuela, former Venezuelan presidential candidate, former Governor of Carabobo Province Venezuela.

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4327

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program with Mark McClellan, Member, Council of Economic Advisers.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: LC, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-MA discussing the state of the nation's economy.

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: POTOMAC INSTITUTE holds a seminar on "Terrorism: Review of 2001 and Outlook for 2002." This seminar will provide an analysis of terrorism events in 2001, followed by an outlook for 2002.

WHO: The speakers are:

Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director, International Center for Terrorism Studies

Michael Swetnam, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Bruce Fein, Attorney at Law

Daniel Goure, Senior Fellow, Lexington Institute

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-625-0770

WEB ADDRESS: potomacinsitute.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES is holding a discussion on Caspian oil pipeline security in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

WHO: The speakers are:

Justin Friedman, Special Assistant for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy, State Dept.

Kemal Kilic, Secretary of Defense, BOTAS

Cenk Pala, Head of Foreign Relations & Strategies Dept. BOTAS

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Gov. Frank Keating (COL'66) speaking on state responses to terrorism and careers in public service.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: Intercultural Center Auditorium, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4327

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum on "Resolved: The Senate Should Take Ideology into Account in the Judicial Confirmation Process."

WHO: The speakers are:

Ralph G. Neas, President, People for the American Way

Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents the Irish music group Danu, who are loyal to the tradition from which their music springs.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB presents actor and best-selling author, Kirk Douglas, discussing his latest book, "My Stroke of Luck."

DATE: January 16, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features Harvard psychiatrist George Vaillant discussing and signing AGING WELL: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: FAMILIES USA holds Health Action 2002. The conference will discuss the tough times that pose special challenges for those of us who work for health care justice. We also discuss devising strategies to preserve what we've won and to protect vulnerable Americans who need dependable, affordable health care.

DATE: January 16, 2002

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel is located at 1127 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-347-3000

WEB ADDRESS: familiesusa.org

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