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By United Press International   |   March 27, 2002 at 3:55 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. This year's 2002 festival marks the 90th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Chamber of Commerce and Comcast will sponsor the planting of 90 cherry trees at DC public schools throughout the day.

The National Maritime Heritage Foundation presents Freedom Schooner Amistad, 161 years after former President John Quincy Adams went before the United States Supreme Court to defend the captured Africans of the Spanish cargo ship La Amistad, the recreation of the famous ship will ride in the waters of the nation's capital.

12 noon - Tidal Basin attractions:

Seize the Day

Mixed Abilities Dance Group

Washington Toho-Koto Society Traditional Japanese Chamber Music

12 noon - Traditional Japanese dance and music, Union Station

DATE: March 28, 2002

CONTACT: 202-661-7596

WEB ADDRESS: nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES holds its Sea/Air/Space Exposition.

AGENDA: Highlights:

12 noon - Chief Of Naval Operations' Luncheon

ADM Vernon E. Clark, USN, Chief of Naval Operations

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Kirk Monroe, 202-331-0175

WEB ADDRESS: navyleague.org

TIME: All day

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference on U.S. Assessments of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Economy: Lessons Learned and Not Learned. The purpose of the conference is to examine how the United States developed assessments and the mistakes that were made in these assessments of the Russian economy. We hope to come away from the conference with some lessons that will improve how assessments are made in the future

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Panel Three: "Understanding the Underlying Social Aspects of Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia"

Yuri Levada, The Russian Center for Public Opinion and Market Research (confirmed)

Judyth Twigg, Virginia Commonwealth University

Arthur Miller, University of Iowa

Richard Dobson, Department of State

12:30 p.m. - Keynote Address

James Schlesinger, Chairman, MITRE Corporation, and Senior Advisor, Lehman Brothers

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB AND US. PIRG hold a news conference to discuss the release of Failing Grades: How The Senate Energy Bill Fails To Secure A New Energy Future."

WHO: The speakers are:

Anne Aurilio, US Pirg

Debbie Sease, Sierra Club

Alyssondra Campaigne, NRDC

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-546-9707

WEB ADDRESS:nrdc.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES holds a news conference realeasing an examination of immigrant and native use of welfare before and after welfare reform.

WHO: The speakers are:

George Borjas, Pforzheimer Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy

School of Government, Harvard University

Commenting on the report will be:

Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, the Heritage Foundation, who

played a leading role in crafting the 1996 welfare reform legislation

Jeffrey Passell, Urban Institute demographer and co-author of How Are

Immigrants Faring After Welfare Reform?

DATE: March 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-466-8185,

WEB ADDRESS: cis.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE Washington Roundtable on Science and Public Policy holds a program entitled The Causes And Prevention Of Cancer: Do Federal Regulations Help? featuring Dr. Ames is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and Senior Research Scientist at Children's Hospital in Oakland.

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: The Army - Navy Club, 901 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-296-9655

WEB ADDRESS: marshall.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Novartis International Journalism Awards Program presents the screening of "The Temple Mount," a documentary that depicts the continuing significance of this spiritual landmark in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION book series event for The Chastening: Inside the Crisis that Rocked the Global Financial System and Humbled the IMF with

Paul Blustein, International Trade and Economics Correspondent, Washington Post.

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB holds a program on Can Globalization Work for All?

WHO: The speakers are:

John Cavanaugh has been Director of the Institute for Policy Studies

Prakash Loungani, International Monetary Fund discussing

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch for The Asian American Century with Warren I. Cohen, Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Maryland at Baltimore County and Wilson Center Senior Scholar.

DATE: March 28, 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 Soprano soloist, Leigh Ann Peterson, delighting the audience with her arias.

DATE: March 28, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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