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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center for Contemporary Arab Studies hosts its annual symposium dedicated to "The Arab Novel: Visions of Social Reality."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Registration, coffee, and welcome

9:15 a.m. - Dr. Halim Barakat, Research Professor in Sociology and Arab Studies

10 a.m. -- Panel 1 Theorizing about the Novel: Modernity and Postmodernity

1:30 p.m. - Panel II Masked Identity: The Novel as Autobiography

3:45 p.m. - Panel III Arabian Nights

DATE: April 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE holds a conference on "Reclaiming America: Progressive Strategies for the New Era."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Panel of Pollsters

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Snell Perry and Associates

Rodolfo de la Garza, Professor, Columbia University

Ron Lester, President, Lester and Associates

Gloria Totten, Executive Director, Progressive Majority

11:30 a.m. - A Message and a Movement That Can Win

Paul Begala- Political activist, co-host, CNN Crossfire

Author, with James Carville of the new book, Buck Up, Suck Up... and Come Back When You Foul Up.

Ben Cohen- founder, Ben and Jerry's and organizer of Contract With the Planet, a project of the Priorities Campaign

Jim Hightower- populist political agitator, media commentator, organizer for Rolling Thunder Down Home Democracy Tour

Joel Rogers- Director, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-author, America's Forgotten Majority

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency - Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-955-5665

WEB ADDRESS: ourfuture.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS hold its National Legislative Conference. Agents have meetings with members of Congress to discuss numerous issues important to their livelihoods and to the consumers they represent. The 2002 legislative agenda will spotlight insurance regulation, tax cuts for small businesses, health insurance and managed care reform, medical and insurance privacy, retirement reform, natural disaster reform, flood insurance reform.

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: Capital Hilton, 16th and K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-706-5396

WEB ADDRESS: independentagent.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Africa Studies Program holds a conference entitled "The Impact of Colonial Bargaining on Intergroup Relations in Africa."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Session One - Chair: Barry Schutz

Owen J.M. Kalinga-North Carolina State University

Negotiating Independence Transitions in Malawi & Zambia

Donald Rothchild, University of California, Davis

Negotiating Ghana's Independence Transition

10:45 a.m. - Session Two -- Chair: Donald Rothchild

Gilbert M. Khadiagala and Gonclavo Correa, SAIS

Negotiating Independence Transition in Angola

Lise Morjé, University of Maryland

Negotiating Independence Transition in Namibia

2 p.m. - Session Three -- Chair: I.W. Zartman

Shaheen Mozaffar, Bridgewater State College

Negotiating Independence in Mauritius

Mwayila Tshiyembe-Institut. Panafricain de Geopolitique Bibliotheque universitaire Droit

Negotiating Independence Transitions in Congo

3:30 p.m. - Session Four- Chair: Gilbert Khadiagala

E. S. Atieno-Odhiambo-Rice University

Negotiating Independence Transitions in East Africa

David Throup, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Lancaster House Negotiations-Kenya

4:30 p.m. - Summation-Chair: Donald Rothchild

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE PRESIDENCY holds its Spring symposium themed "Presidential Leadership and Civility in a Time of War."

AGENDA: Highlights:

4 p.m. - "What is America?-Tell the World"

Alan Wolfe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College; author, One Nation, After All

John Harmon McElroy, Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona; author, American Beliefs: What Keeps a Big Country and a Diverse People United

7 p.m. -Dinner Address: "What Goes on in the White House"

Clay Johnson, Assistant to the President and Director, Presidential Personnel and Deputy for the Chief of Staff

Maibach-Madison and Moses L. Gitelson Essay Award Announcements

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-737-8400

WEB ADDRESS: thepresidency.org

TIME: All day

EVENT: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS holds its health braintrust hearing to discuss the Status and Progress of the Department of Health and Human Services: Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health.

AGENDA: The program emphasizes the importance of eliminating health care disparities as it relates to access, treatment and availability in communities of color and other disadvantaged communities. The elimination of such disparities is the most cost-effective way to ensure a healthy and productive community. The CBC will also ensure that America keeps its promise to our veterans, and will support funding for the best health care programs at our veterans' hospitals.

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: 311 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-3315

WEB ADDRESS:urbanhealthcast.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center for Business and Public Policy holds the workplace safety summit focusing on how to prevent deaths and injuries that occur on the job annually in the United States.

WHO: The speakers are:

John Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of Labor-OSHA, Washington, DC

John Mayo, PhD, Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, Washington, DC

Ellen Kullman, Group Vice President, DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Arturo Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers, Keene, CA

Peg Seminario, Director; Department of Occupational Safety and Health, AFL-CIO

Alan McMillan, President, National Safety Council, Itasca, IL

David Weil, Visiting Scholar, JFK School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

DATE: April 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS holds its 2002 conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

12:30 p.m. -- The luncheon speakers is Sen. George Mitchell, author of the Mitchell Plan and chief presidential negotiator to the Middle East

DATE: April 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-453-1122

WEB ADDRESS: asne.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program entitled Is Open Source the Future of Software? Can "open source" software - software usually available without charge that individual users are free to modify - thrive in a Darwinian world of capitalist markets.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Bessen, Research on Innovation

David Evans, NERA

Robert W. Hahn, AEI-Brookings Joint Center

Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University

Brad Smith, Microsoft

DATE: April 12, 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 Friday Forum presents a discussion on School Choice.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rich Hess, University of Virginia

Andrew Rotherham, director, PPI

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-547-0001

WEB ADDRESS:ppionline.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION holds a briefing on "Post Conflict Afghanistan."

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. William Kennedy Smith, director, Center For International Rehabilitation

Minister Abdullah Wardak

DATE: April 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 312-926-0021

WEB ADDRESS: cirnetwork.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: SENS. HARRY REID, D-NV, TIM HUTCHINSON, R-AR, MAX CLELAND, D-GA, AND JOHN WARNER, R-VA, hold a news conference to discuss The Retired Pay Restoration Act.

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: Senate Swamp. U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-9521

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: SENATE LEADER TRENT LOTT, R-MS, SENATE CONFERENCE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN RICK SANTORUM, R-PA, SEN. ORRIN HATCH, R-UT, SEN. FRANK MURKOWSKI, R-AK, AND SEN. JON KYL, R-AZ, hold a news conference discussing the State of the Senate.

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: S-207 Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-5358

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Novartis International Journalism Awards Program will host screenings of the following documentaries and discussions by the filmmakers:

12 noon - Exodus from Africa

1 p.m. Beneath the Veil

2 p.m. The Making of the Revolution

3 p.m. Unfinished War: Macedonia's Unresolved 'Albanian Issue

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on Smart Borders, Secure Borders: Must We Curb Immigration to Be Safe from Terrorism?

WHO: The speakers are:

Daniel T. Griswold, Cato Institute

John Gay, Essential Worker Immigration Coalition

DATE: April 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: MERCY SHIPS is hosting an Awards Gala.

WHO: The speakers are:

CNN's Larry King, entertainer Wayne Newton,

Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins

Rep. Tony Hall, D-OH

Former First Lady of Honduras Mary de Flores

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: Four Season Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-670-8238

WEB ADDRESS:mercyships.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features The Washington Jazz String Project, Bud Caputo, conductor, exploring jazz improvisation.

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: OLSSON'S BOOKS & RECORDS - METRO CENTER presents Harvard law professor Lani Guinier discussing her book, "The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy." Lani Guinier argues that issues of race point to underlying problems in society that ultimately affect everyone.

DATE: April 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1200 F St. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202/347-3686

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