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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: US HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds its 12th annual legislative conference. The conference presents an opportunity to discuss these priorities as well as other issues being considered within Congress and President Bush's Administration regarding small business.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-842-1212

WEB ADDRESS: ushcc.com

TIME: 8:15 a.m.

EVENT: UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION Centre holds a program on "Why We Need To Increase Financing For Development."

AGENDA: Poor people in poor countries are not asking for a handout. What they want is a hand up. Indeed, the poor are enormous, untapped reservoirs of initiative and entrepreneurship, but their energies are often held in check by poverty, misrule or conflict. They would be the first to say that trade, not aid, is the path out of poverty."

WHO: The speakers are:

Carla Robbins, Editor, Foreign & Economic Features, The Wall Street Journal

Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock, UK Permanent Representative to the UN

Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary of State, Economic & Business

Affairs, Mary McClymont, President, Interaction, NGO

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Alyson Chadwick at 202-454-2108

WEB ADDRESS:un.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CASEY FAMILY PROGRAMS AND THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION hold a news conference releasing findings from Starting Early Starting Smart. Also, a panel discusses "The Impact of Substance Abuse and Mental Health on Young Children and Families: Integrating Policy and Practice Toward Better Outcomes."

WHO: The speakers are:

Ruth W. Massinga, President and CEO, Casey Family Programs

Joseph H. Autry, III, MD, Deputy Administrator, Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration

Phil Leaf, Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence

Joan Lombardi, Ph.D, Director, The Children's Project

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 2168 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Tamar Abrams at 703/237-2276

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring Fred Malek, Chairman, Washington Baseball Club and Chairman, Thayer Capital Partners discussing "when can we expect major league baseball in Washington DC?"

DATE: March 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: REP. CONNIE MORELLA, R-MD, AND UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN hold a news conference launching the empowerment of Women and Girls in Afghanistan themed "We Walk So They Can Read."

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-5341

WEB ADDRESS: hous.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY School of International Service presents "Human Rights in China"

WHO: The speakers are:

Harry Wu, director, Laogai Research Foundation

Judith Shapiro, scholar in residence, School of International Service

American University

Louis W. Goodman, dean, School of International Service

American University

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents Dr. Ron Sommer, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG, for a luncheon discussion on how one of the world's leading integrated communications companies addresses the challenges of globalization.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: REP. CHARLES RANGEL, D-NY, AND REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS, D-MD, hold a news conference to kick off a national campaign to prevent glaucoma.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 2325 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 646-935-4035

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE presents a program on Domestic Preparedness for Terrorism: Intergovernmental Perspectives with Arnold M. Howitt, Executive Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and director, Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU holds its Centennial with a ceremony and reception.

WHO: The speakers are:

Kathleen B. Cooper, Commerce under secretary for economic affairs

William G. Barron Jr., acting Census Bureau director

Vincent Barabba, former Census Bureau director (1973-76; 1979-81)

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: Morris Hansen Auditorium, Federal Office Building 3, 4700 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland

CONTACT: 301-457-3691 or 301-457-3620

WEB ADDRESS: census.gov

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Harvard Forum: Press Coverage and the War on Terrorism presents NATO Split Over Iraq? From the journalists' perspective

WHO: The speakers are:

Stephen Hess, Senior Fellow, Governmental Studies, The 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; Former moderator of NBC's Meet the Press

Jean Jacques Mevel, Le Figaro (France)

Rudy Lentz, Deutsche Welle TV (Germany)

Maurizio Molinari, Stampa (Italy)

Toby Harnden, Daily Telegraph (UK)

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: Foreign Press Center, 800 National Press Building, 429 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 2:15 p.m.

EVENT: REP. LOUISE SLAUGHTER, D-NY, AND SEN. PATTY MURRAY, D-WA, hold an emergency contraception news conference.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 708 Hart Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-2834

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: SEN. PETE DOMINICI, R-NM, holds a news conference introducing the Aviation Security Manufacturing Coalition.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 608 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-216-2227

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on China's "Credibility Gap": Public Opinion and Instability in China.

WHO: The speakers are:

Edward Friedman, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Jie Chen, Associate Professor of Political Science, Old Dominion University and Wilson Center

Yongming Zhou, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin at Madison and Wilson Center Fellow

DATE: March 6, 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 classical pianists Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Author Event with New York Times reporter, Frank Bruni. Bruni illuminates how the President rose to command the national spotlight on Sept. 11th- without letting himself get consumed or overwhelmed by the formidable responsibilities of the job.

DATE: March 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Washington College of Law's Program on Law & Government will host a discussion titled Who's Activist Now? The Rehnquist Court and the Debate Over Judicial Activism.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court correspondent, USA Today (Moderator)

Erwin Chemerinsky, Sydney M. Irmas professor of public interest law, legal ethcis and political science, University of Southern California

Neal Devins, Goodrich professor of law and lecturer in government, William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Robert A. Destro, professor of law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America

Jamin Raskin, professor of law, American University Washington College of Law

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Ralph Nader discussing and signing copies of his campaign memoir Crashing The Party, which documents the campaign to connect grass-roots activism with an independent political party.

DATE: March 6, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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