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EVENTS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HOUSING COUNCIL CONFERENCE holds its annual Legislative Conference. The conference is a time for tribes to discuss with each other and with representatives of the federal government the scope and impact of legislative issues affecting Indian Country.

12:15 p.m. -- News conference

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-1146

WEB ADDRESS: naihc.Indian.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS olds its legislative conference.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:30 a.m. -- Social Security Reform

10:15 a.m. -- States' role in Health Care

11:15 a.m. -- Protecting Consumers in the States

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-434-2560

WEB ADDRESS:aarp.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Policy Insiders breakfast presents Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-MS, reviews upcoming priorities and elections.

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR holds a briefing on Andean Trade Preferences Act: Prospects and Outlook in 2002.

WHO: The speakers are:

Foreign Minister of Bolivia Gustavo Fernandez

Foreign Minister of Colombia Guillermo Fernandez De Soto

Foreign of Equador Heinz Moeller

Foreign of Peru Diego Garcia Sayan

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: Embassy of Ecudor, 2535 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-234-7200

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN, THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR MICROBICIDES AND THE ALLIANCE FOR MICROBICIDE DEVELOPMENT, holds a news conference on new scientific and public health impact findings about microbicides, (my-KRO-bi-sides), products that can kill or inactivate the bacteria and viruses that cause HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

WHO: The speakers are:

Geeta Rao Gupta, President, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Lori Heise, Director, Global Campaign for Microbicides

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: Carole Mahoney, 202-797-0007

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference on "International Governance of New Technologies." The conference, which will look specifically at information technology and biotechnology, seeks to explore new forms of international governance in the face of rapid technological change. It is becoming apparent that many new technologies are outstripping the capacity of national and international regulatory bodies to develop timely and appropriate responses.

8:30 a.m. - Panel 4: "ICANN Between Legitimacy and Effectiveness"

10:45 a.m. - Panel 5: "Regulation and Human Biotechnology"

1:45 p.m. - Panel 6: "The Challenge of Democracy"

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INNOVATION holds a briefing to release the results "Road Map to Tax Reform" research project.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. -- News conference Rep. Jim DeMint, R-SC

Rep David Dreier, R-CA

John Linder, R-GA

Mike Pence (R-IN), Grover Norquist, others TBA

Tom Giovanetti, President, Institute for Policy Innovation

9:45 a.m. - Introduction of the Road Map to Tax Reform 9:45 a.m.

Tom Giovanetti, David Hartman

11:45 a.m. - Bill Archer, Former Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means

1:15 p.m. - II The Economics of Tax Reform

Alan Reynolds, Cato Institute

3 p.m. - The Benefits to Society of Tax Reform

Lawrence A. Hunter, Empower America

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: HC-8, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Carrie Hestilow, 888-557-4474

WEB ADDRESS: ipi.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Defining Terrorism: Is One Man's Terrorist Really Another Man's Freedom Fighter?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Larry C. Johnson, a representative from BERG Associates, LLC

Phillip C. Wilcox, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program with six former U.S. trade representatives discussing trade policy challenges facing the Bush administration.

WHO: The speakers are:

9:15 a.m. - Implementing the Doha WTO Agenda

Clayton Yeutter, U.S. Trade Representative, 1985-1988

9:45 a.m. - Implications of China/Taiwan membership in WTO

Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. Trade Representative, 1997-2001

10:15 a.m. - U.S.-EU Trade Policy Relations

Mickey Kantor, U.S. Trade Representative, 1993-1996

11 a.m. - Post-Argentina Crisis, FTAA with U.S.-Brazilian Chairmanship

Carla Hills, U.S. Trade Representative 1989-1993

11:30 a.m. - Fast Track: Lessons from the House, Prospects in the Senate

William Brock, U.S. Trade Representative, 1981-1985

12 noon - Policy Choices on Steel and Lumber; U.S.-EU Trade Relations

William Eberle, U.S. Trade Representative, 1971-1975

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS holds a news conference releasing a report entitled Rights at Risk: Equality in an Age of Terrorism, will offer strong evidence of a weakening in federal enforcement of anti-discrimination laws covering education, employment, housing, and the participation of minorities and the poor in the political process.

WHO: The speakers are:

William L. Taylor, acting chair, Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights;

Roger Wilkins, professor of history and American culture, George Mason University;

Marisa Demeo, regional counsel, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund;

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee (invited).

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-955-9450

WEB ADDRESS: cccr.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a news conference launching a major effort to seek solutions to the problem of the uninsured.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO

John J. Castellani, President, The Business Roundtable

Andrew Stern, President, Service Employees International Union

Yank D. Coble Jr., MD, President-Elect, American Medical Association

Mary E. Foley, MS, RN, President, American Nurses Association

Donald Young, MD, President, Health Insurance Association of America

Ron Pollack, Executive Director, Families USA

Sister Mary Roch Rocklage, RSM, Chairperson of the Board, American Hospital Association

Charles N. Kahn III, President, Federation of American Hospitals

Michael Collins, MD, FACP, Chair of the Board, Catholic Health Association of the United States

TBD, AARP

Steven A. Schroeder, MD, President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, Senior Vice President and Director, Health Care Group, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mary Lou Harvey, Binghamton, NY, will speak about her uninsured daughter who died of cancer

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE program on Bush to China: Beyond Rhetoric?

WHO: The speakers are:

Minxin Pei, senior associate, CEIP

Michael Swaine, senior associate, CEIP

Veron Hung, associate, CEIP

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Contemporary Arab Studies presents breakfast the Ambassador featuring Ambassador of Kuwait Salem Abdullah Al-Sabah.

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-678-6215

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY holds a program on "The Post-September 11th Role of the UN."

WHO: The speakers are:

Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies

Paul Williams, professor, School of International Service and Washington

College of Law, American University;

Andrew Rice, former president, International Development Conference

president, United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

O.C. Iroku, chair, Africa and Middle East Task Force, United Nations

Association of the National Capital Area;

Abubakar Dungus, UN-UNFPA

Dr. Clovis Maksoud, director, Center for the Global South, American University

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: Butler Pavilion; 6th Floor Boardroom, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "Fighting Terrorism In A Democratic Society," with John Reid, British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS holds a news conference to discuss Gwich'in peoples of Alaska, in opposition to oil drilling in Artic Refuge.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jackie Johnson is the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians

Michelle Yazzi is a Navajo and is Executive Director of the Navajo Nation's offices

Russell Means is an Oglala and Yankton Sioux from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation

Tom Goldtooth is a Dine (Navajo) man who is the national spokesperson for the Indigenous Environmental Network.

Robby Romero of the Alter-Native Band Red Thunder

Dune Lankard is an Eyak and Athabascan native from Prince William Sound Alaska

Chuck Burrows, an Indigenous Hawaiian from Oahu

Sara James is a Gwich'in spokesperson

John Echohawk, (Pawnee) President and CEO of the Native American Rights Fund

Luci Beach, Executive Director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee

Jonathan Solomon, Gwich'in Steering Committee board chairman.

Joe Linklater, Gwich'in spokesperson and first chief of Old Crow village

Pat Sweetsir, Gwich'in representative of the Tanana Chief Council, from Koyukon

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: Methodist Center, 110 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-478-6128

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES AND THE CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY hold a conference call briefing on issues that Congress will focus on as it considers renewal of welfare reform legislation later this year.

WHO: The speakers are:

Wendell Primus, Director, Income Security, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Mark Greenberg, Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Policy

Sharon Parrott, Co-Director, Federal TANF Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

DATE: February 12, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds conference call on President Pervez Musharraf's visit to Washington. With Stephen P Cohen, South Asia Expert, Brookings Fellow.

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE holds a program on Walking the Tightrope: Crown Prince Abdallah, September 11, and Religious Extremism in Saudi Arabia

With Dr. Joshua. Teitelbaum is Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University.

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: MEI, 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-785-1141

WEB ADDRESS: mideasti.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC RECONCILIATION, INC. holds the Washington North Korean Forum on Roadmap To American Re-Engagement With North Korea."

WHO: The speakers are:

Hazel Smith, US Institute of Peace

Dr. Syngman Rhee, former president, National Council of Churches

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-251-0581

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BALCK CAUCUS hold a news conference to discuss Alzheimer's among African Americans. Alzheimer's disease is more prevalent among African-Americans -- with estimates ranging from 14% to almost 100% higher than among whites, There is a greater familial risk of Alzheimer's in African-Americans, and Genetic and environmental factors may work differently in African-Americans to cause Alzheimer's disease.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Rep. Edward Markey, D-MA

Co-Chair Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's disease

Hugh Hendrie, M.B., Ch.B., Indiana University School of Medicine

Orien Reid, Chair, Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association

DATE: February 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-276-2772

WEB ADDRESS: alz.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET holds a rally to draw attention to China's occupation of Tibet.

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2300 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-358-0071

WEB ADDRESS: studentsforafreetibet.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Salvatore Sodano, Chairman and CEO, The American Stock Exchange discussing "Challenges Facing the Capital Markets as a Result of September 11th and Enron."

DATE: February 12, 2002

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: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE holds a luncheon briefing on the "Reconcilable Differences: The PLO Plan For Peace With Israel."

WHO: The speakers are:

Diana Buttu, advisor, Palestinian peace negotiations team

Michael Tirazi, Palestinian peace negotiations team

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS: palestinecenter.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB features Princy N. Kumar, M.D. professor, Georgetown University discussing "The Emerging Problem of Bio-terrorism."

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: ROLE OF AMERICAN MILITARY POWER holds a program on Northeast Asian Regional Security: Keeping the Calm.

WHO: The speakers are:

Gen. John Tilelli, President, Cypress International

Major Susan Bryant, Office of the Undersecretary of State For Political Affairs

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 703-907-2400

WEB ADDRESS: ausa.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY The Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies and Russia Journal invite you to a panel discussion on "The Sea Change in U.S. - Russian Relations: Perspectives and Future Implications of the Recent Rapprochement."

WHO: The speakers are:

Angela Stent, Director, The Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies

Ajay Gayel, Founder and Chairman, The Russia Journal

Ed Lozansky, President of the American University in Moscow

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: The Executive Conference Room, ICC 7th Floor, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-5602

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: SENATORS TED KENNEDY, D-MA, AND SUSAN COLLINS, R-ME, sponsor a Work-Family Summit.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Joan Williams, executive director, Program on Gender, Work & Family, AU Law

Judith Lichtman, president, National Partnership for Women and Families

Jody Heymann, director of policy, Harvard Center for Society and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Alison Hooker, partner, Center for the New Work Force, Ernst & Young

Panel 2

Donna Klein, vice president, Diversity and Workplace Effectiveness, Marriott Int'l

Karen Nussbaum, director, Working Women's Department, AFL-CIO

Andrew J. Imparato, president and CEO, American Association of People with Disabilities

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: Room 628, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:senate.gov

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER presents President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf discussing "Pakistan: A Vision For the Future."

DATE: February 12, 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 The Buck Creek Jazz Band with their repertoire of Dixieland jazz.

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE presents Raja Shehadeh author of Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. In conjunction with the release of his book, he will discuss aspects of Palestinian life.

DATE: February 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS:palestinecenter.org

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