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By United Press International   |   March 14, 2002 at 4:08 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES holds an ecumenical conference on welfare reauthorization themed "TANF Action Days in Washington." In 2002 the U.S. Congress must reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Food Stamp Program, and the Child Care and Development Block Grant, three crucial programs addressing domestic poverty. The programs will end if they are not reauthorized.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Debriefing from Hill visits, media training and closing, National City Christian Church (Thomas Circle - 15th & "M" Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C

DATE: March 15, 2002

CONTACT: 202-544-2350

WEB ADDRESS: ncccusa.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: ASIA SOCIETY holds a program featuring Darryl N. Johnson, Ambassador from the U.S. to Thailand discussing the trends in Thai political and economic policy that will have the strongest impact on the relationship in the U.S.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-833-2742

WEB ADDRESS: asia.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Sudan: The Search for Peace."

WHO: The speakers are:

John Garang, founding member of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) and Chairman and Commander-in-Chief

Francis Mading Deng, U.N. Secretary General's Special Representative on Internally Displaced Persons.

DATE: March 15, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: COALITION OF LABOR AND CONSUMER GROUPS hold a news conference to discuss why diversity and competition in news reporting matters:

The case for retention of the FCC newspaper/broadcast ownership rule

WHO: The speakers are:

Paul E Almeida, President of the AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees, will open the briefing

FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps

Professor Douglas Gomery of the University of Maryland School of Journalism

Mark Cooper, Research Director, Consumer Federation of America

Belva Davis, the first African-American female broadcaster

Edward Fouhy, five time national Emmy winner, former CBS news director, CBS and ABC Vice president and Washington Bureau Chief

Wade Henderson, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights,

Stephen Kimber, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Kings College School of Journalism, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Linda Foley, President of The Newspaper Guild.

DATE: March 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-638-0320 ext. 22

WEB ADDRESS: aflcio.org

TIME: 9:10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on "The Caribbean Diaspora: Economic, Social, Political Impacts."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:10 a.m. - THE CARIBBEAN DIASPORA IN U.S.-CARIBBEAN RELATIONS

George Irish, director, Caribbean Research, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Amb. Richard Bernal, director, Caribbean Reg. Negotiating Machinery

Manuel Orozco, project director, Central America Program, Inter-American Dialogue

Carlo Dade, Caribbean projects, Inter-American Foundation

10:45 a.m. - REMITTANCES AND DIRECT INVESTMENT

Manuel Orozco, project director, Central America Program, Inter-American Dialogue

Carlo Dade, Caribbean projects, Inter-American Foundation

12:15 p.m. - CONGRESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON U.S.-CARIBBEAN RELATIONS

Robert Filippone, majority deputy staff director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Office of Sen. Graham (D-FL)

José Cárdenas, Sen. Foreign Relations Comm., Office of Sen. Helms (R-NC)

Caleb McCarry, majority staff director, House Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, Office of Rep. Ballenger (R-NC)

Charisse Glassman, foreign affairs adviser, Office of Rep. Payne (D-NJ)

Viji Rangaswami, minority trade counsel, House Ways and Means

Amb. G. Philip Hughes, CSIS senior associate; senior director, White House Writers Group

1:45 p.m. - Connecting With Business In The Region

Roy Hastick, exec. dir., U.S.-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Layn Saint Louis, international transaction attorney

Rosalind McLymont, partner, McLymont, Kunda & Co.

3 p.m. - Identifying Markets For Caribbean Goods And Services

Brian Goldson, COO, Grace Kennedy & Company, Jamaica

Hussein Haniff, La Parkan Trading, Ltd., Guyana

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a seminar series In Tax Policy entitled Income Inequality in the United States: Are the Rich Getting Poorer?

WHO: The speakers are:

Emmanuel Saez, Harvard University

William Gale, Brookings Institution

Marvin H. Kosters, AEI

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE holds a debate about the impact of new homeland security efforts on privacy issues at a forum entitled Balancing Privacy & Security After Sept. 11.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert Atkinson, PPI Vice President

Shane Ham, PPI Senior Policy Analyst

Jim Dempsey, Center for Democracy and Technology

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: Progressive Policy Institute, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Suite 400

CONTACT: 202-547-0001.

WEB ADDRESS: ppionline.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring The Ambassador of Peru to the U.S., His Excellency Allan Wagner, will discuss President George W. Bush's March 23 Visit to Peru.

DATE: March 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: BROAD FOUNDATION holds a news conference to discuss an education initiative

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-MA

Roderick Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education

Sen. Majority Leader Tom Daschle, SD

Sen. Tim Hutchinson, R-AR

Eli Broad, Founder, The Broad Foundation

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: Lyndon B. Johnson Room, S-211, of the Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Stephanie Cutter/ Jim Manley, 202-224-2633

TIME: 10:45 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON REGIONAL ALCOHOL PROGRAM holds his St. Patrick's Day SoberRide campaign news conference. The Day SoberRide campaign runs 4:00 pm March 16, 2002 through 4:00 am March 18, 2002. To access this service, dial 1-800-200-TAXI (#TAXI for AT&T Wireless users).

AGENDA: You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service. All calls must originate in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; the Cities of Rockville, Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt and Takoma Park in Maryland; the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Eastern Loudoun Counties in Virginia; and the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: 713 King Street, Alexandria, VA

CONTACT: 703-893-0461

WEB ADDRESS:soberride.com

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a debate on The Genetic Future Is Now: Redesigning Humans vs. Regulating Science with authors Gregory Stock, UCLA School of Medicine; and Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University.

DATE: March 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY holds a dialogue on current and U.S. peacekeeping missions entitled "Should The U.S. Be The World's Cop?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Amitai Etzioni, University Professor at The George Washington University and the director of the Communitarian Network, will guide the discussion.

Max Boot, editorial features editor, The Wall Street Journal

Morton H. Halperin, senior fellow of U.S. foreign policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Charles Kupchan, associate professor of international relations, Georgetown University

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: Media and Public Affairs Building, Room B02

805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-6457

WEB ADDRESS:gwu.edu

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will launch a U.S.-Singapore partnership program to help U.S. and Singaporean high-tech companies develop long-term trade and investment relationships. The event will feature remarks by the Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry H.E. George Yeo.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program on Against All Hope: A Memoir Of Life in Castro's Gulag featuring Armando Valladares Author Dan Fisk The Heritage Foundation.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring President and CEO of the Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler Corp.

DATE: March 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Senate Party Leadership: Yesterday & Today

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Pryor, D-AK

Steven S. Smith, Washington University

Jonathan Karl, CNN

Richard Baker, Senate Historian

DATE: March 15, 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 Iranian-born Shahriar Saleh featuring music of the Persian masters to world audiences with his group Nava Ensemble.

DATE: March 15, 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 author Chris Griffin delivering Lady Griffin Birthday Lecture. Lady Griffin Gregory was a prime mover in the Irish Literary Revival and a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents "The Curse of the Pharoahs" with David Silverman, the Eckley Brinton Coxe Jr. Professor and curator of Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

DATE: March 14, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6:40 p.m.

EVENT: ASIA SOCIETY holds a program with masterful storyteller," Amitav Ghosh has written four novels, most recently 'The Glass Palace'. On this occasion, he discusses the development of his writing and creative inspirations throughout his career as a writer.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: Embassy of India, 2107 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DCCONTACT: 202-833-2742

WEB ADDRESS: asia.org

TIME: 8 p.m.

EVENT: EMBASSY OF AUSTRIA presents Anika Vavic in a piano concert.

DATE: March 15, 2002

LOCATION: Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-895-6775

WEB ADDRESS: austria.org

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