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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2002

TIME: All Day

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

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Congressional Health Policy Agenda

This session will focus on the health policy priorities of the 107th Congress.

9:30 a.m. - The Economy, Health Costs and the Future

Overview: Gail R. Wilensky

Bruce E. Bradley, Daniel L. Crippen

12:30 p.m. - Lunch & Plenary

"Looking Back: Reflections from Seasoned CEOs"

This session provides a forum for top level executives from the health care and foundation worlds to reflect on the lessons they've learned about health care in a constantly changing social, economic, and political environment.

Moderator: John K. Iglehart

Thomas F. Frist, Steven A. Schroeder, Gail L. Warden

2:45 p.m. - Researcher Response to the 2002 Health Policy Agenda

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 301-652-1558

WEB ADDRESS:academyhealth.org

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.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Opening Plenary: The Challenge of Covering the Uninsured

Dr. Steven Schroeder, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

12:45 p.m. - Consumer Advocate of the Year Awards

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-347-3000

WEB ADDRESS: familiesusa.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE holds its Winter Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

3 p. m. -- Roundtable Discussions

African American Vote

Base Vote Turnout

The Hispanic Project

4:30 p.m. -- Women's Vote Center

Rural/Suburban Vote

VRI/Election Reform

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-2000

WEB ADDRESS:democrats.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CONSTITUTION PROJECT holds a program on Federal Election Reform: Action and Reaction.

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: Georgetown University Law Center, 120 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-299-6454

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on U.S. Policy Toward Latin America.

WHO: The speakers are:

Arturo Valenzuela, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University

Cresencio Arcos, former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs

Bill Rogers, former Assistant Secretary of State, for Inter-American Affairs

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHROP GRUMMAN holds a news conference presenting Robert P. Iorizzo, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Baltimore, Md.-based Electronic Systems sector, briefing reporters on this rapidly growing, electronics powerhouse within the corporation.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-875-8450

WEB ADDRESS:northgrum.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NORTH AMERICAN SECURITIES ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION, INC. holds a news conference on Prime Banks: Wall Street's X-File.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: Ashley Baker, 202-737-0901, ext. 105

WEB ADDRESS: nasaa.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: Competitive Enterprise Institute holds a program on does corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) Kill? featuring Dr. Leonard Evans, internationally renowned traffic safety expert. Last summer the National Academy of Sciences reported that CAFE may contribute to as many as 2,600 deaths each year because the program has forced the downsizing of cars, making them less crashworthy.

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-331-1000

WEB ADDRESS:cei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Border Security with US Customs Commissioner Robert Bonner

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CLUB FOR GROWTH presents Steve Forbes, editor Forbes Magazine discussing the state of the economy.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-683-5004

WEB ADDRESS:clubforgrowth.org

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE presents a news conference launching a public service campaign to discuss milk's ability to build strong bones. The Strong Bones campaign will debut with an ad on USAToday.com, featuring a crumbling plaster milk carton and the headline: "Milk. It's Not All It's Cracked Up to Be."

WHO: The speakers are:

Neal Barnard, M.D., PCRM president, nutrition researcher, and author of seven books on health, including Eat Right, Live Longer

Amy J. Lanou, Ph.D., PCRM nutrition director, author of Healthy Eating for Life for Children (John Wiley & Sons, February 2002).

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-686-2210

WEB ADDRESS: pcrm.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES holds a conference call briefing to discuss State Fiscal Update: Tax Systems More Regressive, New Cuts Jeopardize Aid to Those Hit by Recession.

WHO: The speakers are:

Iris J. Lav, deputy director

Kevin Carey, state fiscal analyst

Nick Johnson, senior policy analyst

DATE: January 17, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS: cbpp.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Washington College of Law holds a Law & Government forum on Current Issues Regarding the Death Penalty.

WHO: The speakers are:

Angela Davis, professor of law at AU's Washington College of Law

Richard Wilson is director, International Human Rights Law, Washington College of Law

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center For Contemporary Arab Studies holds a program on "Iraq And The US: Will There Be War." Featuring Dr. Judith Yaphe, National Defense University.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4327

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program on "Civil Rights and Wrongs: A New Agenda for a New Era with Peter Kirsanow United States Commission on Civil Rights.

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JUDICIAL WATCH AND ACTIVIST REV. JESSE LEE PETERSON hold a news conference to announce the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against Jesse Jackson, his son Jonathan, Judge Mathis.

AGENDA: The lawsuit alleges the defendants, during a December 10, 2001 public meeting to discuss the awarding of minority-oriented contracts by Toyota, surrounded and assaulted Rev. Peterson -- calling him "nigger" as they taunted and harmed him.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-646-5172

WEB ADDRESS:judicialwatch.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on "Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc," the author, Anders Åslund, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; with comments by Stanley Fischer, International Monetary Fund.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Chris Matthews an in-your-face journalist and host of his own television show, Hardball.

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Richard Meserve, Chairman, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring The Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, Bulent Ecevit, discussing "Turkish-American Relations, Trade Issues, and Turkey's Role in the Global War on Terrorism."

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH AREJOURNALISTS holds a reception and sneak preview of the conference themed Improving Public Understanding Of Health and Health Care

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 612-626-8251

WEB ADDRESS:ahcj.umn.edu

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a Director's Forums entitled "The Role of the Congress in a Democratic Mexico," with Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, Leader of the National Action Party (PAN) in the Mexican Congress.

DATE: January 17, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Patton Circle Brass Quintet featuring Kirsten Lies-Warfield, the first woman trombonist of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE holds its Roe v. Wade 2002 Anniversary Dinner.

WHO: The speakers are:

Actor Ed Harris

Actress Amy Madigan

Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-VT

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-973-3032

WEB ADDRESS:naral.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: ECONOMIC CLUB OF WASHINGTON holds a dinner program featuring Dr. Craig Venter, president, Celera Genomics.

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-4560

WEB ADDRESS: economicclub.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds a wine event with Clos Pegase Proprietor Jan Shrem leading us on a fascinating journey through a hundred wine-related images into the worlds of health, mythology, religion, history, and love.

DATE: January 17, 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 David Cole and James Dempsey discussing and signing copies of Terrorism & The Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties In The Name Of National Security. Cole (No Equal Justice) and Dempsey argue that this is harmful legislation that we cannot afford as a society--it persecutes the innocent, yet does not stop potential terrorist attack. This is a critical book that undermines the popular facade so nicely packaged by government and media institutions

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 6:20 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a World Economic Update.

WHO: The speakers are:

John Lipsky of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

William Dudley of Goldman Sachs & Co.

Daniel Tarullo of Georgetown University Law Center

DATE: January 17, 2002

LOCATION: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS:cfr.org

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