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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR BIOETHICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL ETHICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA announce a joint conference on Bioethics and Bioterrorism.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:15 a.m. - Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D. and Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

8:30 a.m. - Biological Weapons: Threat and Response

Eddie Bresnitz, New Jersey State Epidemiologist *

David Magnus, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics

Claire Fraser, The Institute for Human Genome Research

Gregory Saathoff, University of Virginia Critical Incidents Analysis Group and Department of Psychiatry

9:45 a.m. - Vaccination Policy and Prevention

David Weiner, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Phil Neiburg, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics

Paul Lombardo, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law School

11 a.m. - Patents, Profits, and Public Health

Arti Rai, University of Pennsylvania Law School

William Haseltine, Human Genome Sciences

Jim Childress, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Department of Religious Studies

Patricia Danzon, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

1:30 p.m. - The Duty to Face Danger

Eric Feldman, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Ann Hamric, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics and School of Nursing

Leslie Blackhall, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics and University of Virginia, Department of Medicine

Walt Davis, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics and University of Virginia, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

2:45 p.m. - Science in the Interest of National Security

Gary Ellis, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Jonathan Moreno, University of Virginia, Center for Biomedical Ethics

Art Caplan, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics

Jason Karlawish, University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and School of Medicine

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: Carrie Gumm, 434-924-5695,

WEB ADDRESS: med.virginia.edu/bioethics or uphs.upenn.edu/bioethics/center/

TIME: 8:15 a.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL FOR EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT holds two discussions on homeland security.

AGENDA: highlights:

1 p.m. -- Gov Tom Ridge, director, Office of Homeland Security

2 p.m. -- Journalists roundtable: Covering Homeland Security

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: Willard Hotel, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202530-3223

WEB ADDRESS: excelgov.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: TERRENE INSTITUTE holds the 5th National Mitigation Banking Conference themed "Moving Toward Solutions." Discussions include Solutions to mitigation banking issues, the problems faced by bankers, industry regulators and the public.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8 a.m. - Judith Taggart, Executive Vice President, Terrene Institute, Alexandria, VA.

What the NAS/GAO Reports Mean to A Banker:

Craig Denisoff, Vice President, National Mitigation Banking Association, Citrus Heights, Calif.

A Message from Agriculture:

Thomas Weber, Deputy Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Keynote Address:

Rep Sherwood L. Boehlert, R-NY

House Science Committee; Member, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

11:30 a.m. - Panel: A Federal Regulatory/Legislative Update

Chair: Donna Downing, Environmental Protection Specialist, Wetlands Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

EPA Perspective on Status of Wetlands Mitigation and Mitigation Banking. John Goodin, Chief, Wetlands & Aquatic Resources Regulatory Branch, Wetlands Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Look Ahead in Congress. Donna Downing, Environmental Protection Specialist, Wetlands Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Corps' Perspective. Jack T. Chowning, Program Manager, Regulatory Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

DATE: February 27, 2002

LOCATION: Renaissance Washington Marriott Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW

Washington, D.C

CONTACT: 703-548-5473

WEB ADDRESS:terrence.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a trade policy media briefing and issues forum entitled "Does America Want A Steel Industry? The Political And Economic Implications Of President Bush's Section 201 Decision."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m. - America's Stakes in the Global Steel Problem: The Course We Should Take

Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV)*

9:30 p.m. - The Safeguard Decision: What's at Stake for America's Best Steel Producers

Eileen Bradner, Trade Counsel, Nucor and Partner, Wiley Rein & Fielding

9:50 a.m. - National Security and the Steel Debate

David A. Hartquist, Counsel, Specialty Steel Industry of North America

Andrew G. Sharkey III, President & CEO, American Iron & Steel Institute

Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA-12)*

10:30 a.m. - The Human Dimension of the Steel Debate and the Political Consequence of the Section 201 Decision

Leo Gerard, President, United Steel Workers of America

10:45 a.m. - How We Got Here: Looking Back at the History of Steel

Trade, Export Restraints, and Industry Consolidation

Peter Morici, Professor and Economist

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Alan Wm. Wolff, Managing Partner, International Law Practice, Dewey Ballantine

Robert Scott, International Economist Economic Policy Institute

Robert E. Lighthizer Head, International Trade Department, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom

Bruce Stokes, Economics Columnist, National Journal (moderator)

11:45 a.m. - The Price of Steel in Japan and Every Other Nation in the World: Comments on the National and Global Cartel Problem

Mark Tilton, Associate Professor, Purdue University and author, Restrained Trade: Cartels in Japan's Basic Materials Industries

12:30 p.m. - Making 201 Work: Looking Forward

Sander Levin (D-MI-12) Ranking Democrat, Trade Subcommittee House Ways & Means Committee

Amo Houghton (R-NY-31), Member, House Ways & Means Committee and Founding Chairman, Republican Main Street

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a breakfast meeting with Carnegie associate Michael McFaul discussing the Future of Democracy in Russia.

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-775-3211

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL HOUSING COUNCIL holds its annual budget forum entitled "Eliminating Critical Housing Needs: The FY 2003 Budget."

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert Greenstein

Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

United States House of Representatives

Rep. James T. Walsh (R-NY) (invited)

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 345 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-393-5772 x22.

WEB ADDRESS:nhc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Somalia & the War on Terrorism: An Agenda for Reconstruction with Abdi Samatar, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota.

DATE: February 28, 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: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds its Welfare Reform & Beyond Forum discussing "Should Legal Immigrants Receive Public Benefits?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Kent Weaver, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of Welfare Reform & Beyond, The Brookings Institution

Rep. Thomas Tancredo, R-CO

Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-CA

Eric M. Bost, Undersecretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sheri Steisel, Federal Affairs Counsel and Senior Director, Human Services Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures

Michael Fix, Principle Research Associate, The Urban Institute

Shawn Fremstad, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Cecilia Munoz, Vice President, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza

Dan Stein, Executive Director, Federation for American Immigration Reform

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: OCEANA holds a two-way teleconference to announce their submission of a formal legal petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Based on findings from a new Oceana report, the petition seeks to compel the agency to stop massive waste of ocean life. The report, "Oceans at Risk: Wasted Catch and the Destruction of Ocean Life," details the devastating effects of wasted catch in U.S. fisheries and how NMFS has repeatedly ignored the law.

WHO: The speakers are:

Steve Roady, President, Oceana;

Mike Hirshfield, Vice President for Science, Oceana;

Barbara Jeanne Polo, Executive Director, American Oceans Campaign;

Phil Kline, Fisheries Policy Director, American Oceans Campaign.

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: Oceana, 2501 M Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-478-6130

WEB ADDRESS:oceana.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL hold a news conference to discuss special-interest legislation from corporations to key state legislators on issues including rolling back environmental protections, privatizing prisons and schools, helping tobacco companies.

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-682-9400

WEB ADDRESS: 202-289-2420

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES AND THE CENTER FOR LAW AND SOCIAL POLICY will hold conference call briefings to discuss issues raised by the Administration's new proposals for the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, announced on February 26, 2002 by President Bush.

WHO: The speakers are:

Wendell Primus, Director, Income Security, CBPP

Mark Greenberg, (invited), Senior Staff Attorney, CLASP

Sharon Parrott, Co-Director, Federal TANF Policy, CBPP

DATE: February 28, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Joseph Minarik, Minority Staff Policy Director, House Budget Committee, will speak on the "Outlook for the Budget and the Budget Process."

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a luncheon program on "The Acceleration of Deal Flow to Arab Markets and Mechanisms for Technology Transfer" with Richard Holmes with Senior Advisor to MenaLink, From 1993-2001, he was President of the National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC).

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service presents Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer, Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Center, Professor of Government and Policy Research at the Martin Luther, University Halle-Wittenberg discussing Professionalization of Politics or Degradation of Parliament? Parties in the German Bundestag.

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: Gaston Hall, 3rd Floor, Healy Hall, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Novartis International Journalism Awards Program will screen, "Child Labor in Pakistan," a documentary that explores the exploitation of children in rug factories, garages and brick yards who must help their families survive.

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY BMW Center for German and European Studies holds a screening of the film "Radioactive and Reeling" with the Bank Belarus Country Team."

AGENDA: During the past ten months, a Bank team traveled around Belarus to find out how Chernobyl victims see their future and how the Bank can best assist them. This journey.

WHO: The speakers are:

Luca Barbone, Country Director for Ukraine and Belarus

Nick Van Praag, Communications Manager, Europe and Central Asia External Affairs

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: Room H12-201, The World Bank, 600 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Father Drinan, Georgetown University Law Professor and frequent visiting professor; member of Congress, 1971-1981; discussing the thesis of his latest book, The Mobilization of Shame: A Global View of Human Rights.

DATE: February 28, 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 Al Franken Comedian and Author discussing "Predatory Lending."

DATE: February 28, 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: GLOBAL HEALTH COUNCIL (GHC), MANAGEMENT SCIENCES FOR HEALTH (MSH), THE PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION (PAHO), AND THE WORLD BANK hold a Technical Seminar on "The Long Haul: Rebuilding Afghanistan's Health Infrastructure."

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Ronald O'Connor, CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Philippe Dongier, Lead Specialist, Community-driven Development, The World Bank Group

Nasrine Gross, Washington Representative, NEGAR

Dr. Laurence Laumonier-Ickx, Principal Program Associate, Management Sciences for Health

Dr. Ronald O'Connor is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Management Sciences for Health

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-248-1614

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a book forum on Happiness & Hardship:

Opportunity and Insecurity in New Market Economies.

WHO: The speakers are:

Carol Graham, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, and Co-Director, Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, The Brookings Institution

Stefano Pettinato, Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank; former senior research analyst, The Brookings Institution

Robert E. Litan, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

Eduardo Aninat, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development

Steven Durlauf, Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin

DATE: February 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Mason/Rhynes Productions translating the African-American experience through dance and theatrical presentations.

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY presents a book discussion, A Border Passage: From Cairo to America -- A Woman's Journey.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Leila Ahmed, professor, The Divinity School, Harvard University

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

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features Two young writers reading and signing their works:

Jay Basu's moving novel, THE STARS CAN WAIT is a story about the Nazi occupation of Poland in 1940 and '41.

Maniza Naqvi's provocative work, ON AIR which gives a glimpse into Pakistani society

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 8 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY presents Conrad Lautenbacher Jr., administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussing "Oceans, Atmosphere, and Space At A Crossroads."

DATE: February 28, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

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