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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES conference to discuss state budget shortfalls.

AGENDA: Highlight:

12 noon - Felix Rohatyn, former U.S. Ambassador to France, investment banker

and architect of the New York City bailout in the late 1970s

Using Public Resources for the Public Good

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-429-1130

WEB ADDRESS: afscme.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Bolivia and the upcoming elections.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas Shannon, Director, Andean Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Jorge Crespo, Assistant Executive Director, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay

Inter-American Development Bank

Alexander Watson, Vice President and Executive Director, for International Conservation, The Nature Conservancy

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE AND HUDSON INSTITUTE host a forum and luncheon, entitled "Taking National Service to Scale." The conference will examine what role the government might play in making service to one's country and community a rite of passage in America.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Evan Bayh, D-IN

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ

Leslie Lenkowsky, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

Former Senator Harris Wofford, Chairman, America's Promise

Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute

Marshall Wittmann, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: National Guard Association of the United States, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-547-0001.

WEB ADDRESS:ppionline.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: REP. CURT WELDON, R-PA, REP. ELLEN TAUSCHER, D-CA, hold a workshop highlighting efforts to increase stability in Central Asia.

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: The Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-2011

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program featuring Michael Hoyt, Former Foreign Service Officer discussing "Captive in the Congo: A Consul's Return To The Heart Of Darkness."

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: JUSTICE AT STAKE CAMPAIGN holds a news conference launching a campaign by releasing the results of two surveys. The bipartisan surveys of state judges and voters unveil deep concerns about the increasing impact of money and political influence on America's courts. Justice at Stake will also release a new report detailing the dramatic increase in the role of money and special interests in the election of Supreme Court justices.

WHO: The speakers are:

Stanley B. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Linda DiVall, President and Founder, American Viewpoint

Thomas Phillips, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court

James Andrew Wynn Jr., Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

Alfred P. Carlton Jr., President-elect, American Bar Association

Geri Palast, Executive Director, Justice at Stake Campaign

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-588-9436

WEB ADDRESS: jsusticeatstakes.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES will hold a conference call briefing to discuss proposals announced this week by President Bush to reform the nation's health insurance system.

WHO: The speakers are:

Iris Lav, Deputy Director

Edwin Park, Senior Health Policy Analyst

John Gruber, Professor of Economics, MIT

DATE: February 14, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN holds a protest and rally to urge President Bush and Congress to reject Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's recommendation of Yucca Mountain in Nevada as the storage site for more than 77,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste from U.S. nuclear power plants and weapons facilities.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Harry Reid, D-NV

Sen. John Ensign, R-NV

Rep. Shelly Berkley, D-NV

Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-NV

Wenonah Hauter, director, Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program

Michael Mariotte, executive director, Nuclear Information and Resource Service

Ann Mesnikoff, Washington representative, Sierra Club's Global Warming and Energy Program

Anna Aurilio, legislative director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group

Bruce Williams, City Council member and mayor pro tem, Takoma Park (MD)

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: House Triangle, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Lisa Gue, 202-454-5130

WEB ADDRESS: citizen.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents Zurab Zhvania, former Georgian Speaker of the Parliament and potential Georgian presidential candidate in the 2005 election, will outline his vision for Georgia and the implications of current Russian-American cooperation against terrorism.

WHO: The speakers are:

Revaz Adamia, Member of Parliament

Mikhail Machavariani, head of Personal Cabinet of Chair of the Parliament

Mikheil Saakashvili, Member of Parliament

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY BMW Center for German & European Studies Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service features Dr. Hellmut Wollmann discussing "Rebuilding Political and Administrative Institutions in Central Europe After 1990: The German Case in Comparative Perspective."

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-8067

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a forum entitled "Does The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review Use Fuzzy Math?"

WHO: The speakers are:

J. D. Crouch, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy

Morton H. Halperin, Council on Foreign Relations, Open Society Institute

Daniel Goure, Lexington Institute

Charles Peña, Cato Institute

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program with Amy Smith, Associate Director for Economic Policy, Office of Management and Budget, will speak on "The Budget Outlook in Times of War & Recession."

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CITIZENS FOR GOVERNMENT WASTE holds a news conference releasing a report on Federal AIDS Program Abuses entitled AIDS Programs

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-467-5300

WEB ADDRESS: cagw.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB featuring Edna Gurewitsch's new book, Kindred Souls: The Friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and David Gurewitsch. Her talk, "Remembering Mrs. Roosevelt," recounts their shared adventures, weekends at Val-Kill, travels and work in medicine, and the United Nations.

DATE: February 14, 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 President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf discussing "Pakistan's Future: Challenges and Opportunities."

DATE: February 14, 2002

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: PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY holds a news conference to discuss the medical effects of a single nuclear strike.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Robert Musil and Dr. Ira Helfand, Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Karl Inferfurth, former assistant secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

DATE: February 14, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-667-4260

WEB ADDRESS: psr.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: CONGRESSIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CAUCUS holds a briefing on reconstruction and human rights in Afghanistan. The briefing will focus on the U.S. role in the reconstruction of post-Taliban Afghanistan.

WHO: The speakers are:

Andrew Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Jeff Lundstead, Senior Advisor for Afghanistan, Department of State

James and Joseph Ritchie, Philanthropists

Widney Brown, Human Rights Watch

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: 2226 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-5136

WEB ADDRESS:house.gov

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a book forum on "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," with Steven Emerson detailing the origins and activities of militant terrorist groups in the United States, including when and why they first came to America.

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Guitarist, singer and songwriter Deborah Coleman who is one of the leading next generation of blues performers.

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ann Vélez editors of The Hell With Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart who have assembled a beautiful collection of poetry to help us with all those feelings, in a way that helps us heal.

DATE: February 14, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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