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By United Press International   |   June 17, 2002 at 3:44 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ISRAEL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION, THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA), THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AIRLINES PILOTS ASSOCIATION AND FISHER INSTITUTE FOR AIR AND SPACE STRATEGIC STUDIES hold an international conference entitled on aviation security entitled "Secured Skies."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - International Terrorism - The Current Situation

A review by top experts on the core of international terrorism, the level of sophistication and technology, financial sources and charting the terror infrastructure.

Dr. Stephen Bryen - Board Member, US-IBEX - The US-Israel Business Exchange

Steve Emerson - Terrorist Expert; NBC Terrorist Analyst; Author, American Jihad; and Executive Director, The Investigative Project

Dr. Jeffrey A. Isaacson - VP-Rand, Director- National Defense Research Institute.

Shabtai Shavit - Former Head of the Mossad - The Israeli Intelligence Agency; Chairman, The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Israel; President- Athena- Human & Technology Integrated Security Solutions

9 a.m. - Hold Baggage Screening

IBHSTM is an innovative technology for integrated deployment of checked baggage screening; enhanced efficiency of integrated checked baggage screening systems by data fusion and communication between the screening machines: the Israeli experience - pilot filed evaluations of "Up-Stream" deployment models (EL AL and Ben Gurion Airport T-1); CBS (Checked Baggage Screening) computerized modeling and simulation.

Rafi Ron - CEO & Chairman, New Age Aviation Security Ltd; Former Head of Security, Israel Airport Authority; Security Consultant to Logan Airport

Christine J. Bodouva - Senior VP, William Nicholas Bodouva & Associates

Dr. Joseph M. Kosanetzky - CEO, YXLON International X-Ray GmbH

Yotam Margalit - Director of Product Management, Invision Technologies

Susan L. Massihzadeh - VP Security Services, Raytheon Technical Services Company

Terry Rookard - VP, Principal Architect, DMJM+HARRIS

10 a.m. - Special Keynote Address: "Aviation Security and the Global Terrorism Threat: A.U.S. Perspective

John W. Magaw - Under Secretary of Transportation for Security, US Department of Transportation

11 a.m. - Special Keynote Address: "Overcoming Terrorism"

Speaker:

Benjamin Netanyahu - Former Prime Minister of Israel

1 p.m. - Capitol Hill lunch briefing on legislative and professional issues regarding aviation security and homeland defense which promises to be one of the major conference highlights and will be open to all conference participants.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C

CONTACT: Myra Clark-Siegel, Cell #516-643-6694

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Connecting the Americas: The Role of Hispanic Journalists in the U.S.

WHO: The speakers are:

Marcela Sánchez - The Washington Post

Alfredo Corchado - The Dallas Morning News

Armando Guzmán - The Armando Group

Armando Trull - The Armando Group;

Cecilia Alvear - National Association of Hispanic Journalists

DATE: June 18, 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: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION a roundtable meeting discussing Globalization and Anti-Globalization: The Way Forward with Noreena Hertz, author, The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: PRESIDENT BUSH'S NEW FREEDOM COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH holds its first meeting to lay the groundwork for its study on the U.S. Mental Health services delivery system.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, Pentagon City, VA

CONTACT: 301-443-8956

TIME: 9:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "The New Pharmaceutical Litigation: What It Is And Where It Is Going."

AGENDA: During the past two or three years pharmaceutical-related litigation has increased dramatically. It also has shifted its focus to Medicaid and Medicare drug reimbursement rates, the introduction of generic drugs when branded drug patents expire, and marketing practices directed at health care organizations.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them with Jean-François Rishard, Vice President for Europe, The World Bank.

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: US INSTITUTE OF PEACE holds a current issues briefing on Islam and Democracy.

WHO: The speakers are:

Muqtedar Khan of Adrian College

Mahmood Monshipouri of Quinnipiac University

Neil Hicks of the Lawyer's Committee for Human Rights

Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: United States Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-429-3832

WEB ADDRESS:usip.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER holds a news conference to reveal that female athletes are still not getting a fair share of athletic scholarships. As a first step in a campaign to remedy these persistent inequities, NWLC will send demand letters to colleges and universities that have severe scholarship gaps between the number of female athletes and the scholarship dollars they receive.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Margot Friedman, 202-588-5180

WEB ADDRESS: nwlc.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING holds a news conference to release an eight-point plan to re-ignite the war on drunk driving.

WHO: The speakers are:

Millie Webb, president, MADD

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-ND

Sen. Michael De Wine, R-OH

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: 214-744-6233

WEB ADDRESS: madd.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: ASPEN INSTITUTE BERLIN AND HUDSON INSTITUTE hold a conference on Saudi Arabia's Role in International Terror and Changing American Attitudes Towards Islam."

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 562 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-974-2415

WEB ADDRESS: hudsondc.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR ACCOUNTABILITY, CLEAN WATER ACTION, ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST, NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, NUCLEAR INFORMATION RESOURCE SERVICE, PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, PUBLIC CITIZEN, SAFE ENERGY COMMUNICATION COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB, U.S. PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP, WOMEN'S ACTION FOR NEW DIRECTIONS hold a news conference to urge lawmakers to reject the dangerous proposal for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen

Susanne Fleek, director of Government Affairs, Environmental Working Group

Scott Denman, executive director, Safe Energy Communications Council

Bob Musil, executive director and CEO, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Gene Karpinski, executive director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group

Jim Bridgman, program director, Alliance for Nuclear Accountability

Lynn Thorp, national program director, Clean Water Action

Kevin Curtis, vice president of government affairs, National Environmental Trust

Alys Campaigne, legislative director, Natural Resources Defense Council

Michael Mariotte, executive director, Nuclear Information Resource Service

Debbie Sease, legislative director, Sierra Club

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: Lisa Gue, 202-454-5130, Erica Hartman, 202-905-7413

WEB ADDRESS: citizen.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED holds a news conference releasing a study on Condition Critical: Self Employed 'Affordability In Health Care.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 311 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-466-2100

WEB ADDRESS: nase.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC LEGAL CONSORTIUM holds a news conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin who was beaten to death by two white men who blamed Japanese companies for causing one of them to lose his job.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. David Wu, APA Congressional Caucus

Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Karen Narasaki. National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-296-2300

WEB ADDRESS:napalc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT DICK DAVIDSON holds a news conference to discuss medical liability insurance.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 3257th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-626-2284

WEB ADDRESS: aha.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL HEALTH COUCIL holds a luncheon meeting and health fair to discuss priorities of patient-based voluntary health organizations.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: G-50 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, Dc

CONTACT: 202-973-0550

WEB ADDRESS: nhcouncil.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES holds a program on "Asbestos: The Next Liability Explosion?"

AGENDA: Approximately 250,000 asbestos claims are currently pending in United States courts, with up to 3.1 million claims anticipated in the future. According to the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, the courts have adjudicated an estimated $30 billion in asbestos claims, with an estimated $200 billion in claims pending or anticipated. More than 1,000 companies, representing half of all industry types, have been named as defendants, with approximately 50 having gone bankrupt.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mr. Fred Baron, Baron and Budd

Prof. Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell Law School

Prof. Francis McGovern, Duke University School of Law

Victor Schwartz, Shook, Hardy and Bacon

Mark Behrens, Shook, Hardy and Bacon, Moderator

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Juli Walker at 202-822-8138

WEB ADDRESS: fed-soc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GOVERNMENT ACCOUTABILITY PROJECT holds a rally for USDA whistleblower Linda Lewis, emergency planning specialist who revealed the lack of protection from terrorist attack for America's food supply.

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 14th and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-408-0034

WEB ADDRESS: whistleblower.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-MA, discussing "America's Forgotten Health Care Agenda: A Call for Action."

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB holds a program discussing Washington's Challenge To Broadway

WHO: The speakers are:

Washington Post and WETA's movie and theater critic, Jane Horwitz.

Joe Banno, Source Theater

Ann Norton, President of the League of Washington Theaters

Ari Roth, the author of Love and Yearning in the Not For Profits

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER holds a news conference to announce National Demonstration in Washington DC on Saturday, June 29 at FBI Headquarters.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general

Mehdi Bray, Executive Director, Freedom Foundation, Muslim American Society

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo,

attorneys & co-founders, Partnership for Civil

Justice-LDEF

Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister,

Plymouth Congregational Church

Brian Becker & Larry Holmes, International Action

Center

Macrina Cardenas, Mexico Solidarity Network

Damu Smith, Black Voices for Peace

Peta Lindsay, A.N.S.W.E.R. youth and student coordinator

Chuck Kaufman, National Coordinator, Nicaragua Network

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: Tony Murphy 347-277-2930 (cell) or Sarah Sloan 202-332-5757

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a Book Launch for Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement

WHO: The speakers are:

Selig S. Harrison, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center

Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute

Robert Einhorn, Center for Strategic and International Studies

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a lunch forum The Future of Al Quaeda: More Terror to Come? With Rohan Gunaratna, author, Inside Al Quada: Global Network of Terror and Peter Bergen, Fellow, New America Foundation, and author, Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden.

DATE: June 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: ASIA SOCIETY panel discussion on Communities in Conflict and Implications for U.S. - Indonesia Relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

Meidyatama Suryodiningrat, The Jakarta Post

Matthew Daley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia & Pacific Affairs

Sidney Jones, International Crisis Group

Riwanto Tirtosudarmo, Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

John Ikenberry, Georgetown University

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-327-9276

WEB ADDRESS: asiasociety.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents Pantasia, a steel drum ensemble, performing a wide variety of music with a "south seas" air, from calypso to classical.

DATE: June 18, 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 presents Eric Foner discussing and signing copies of Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World. According to Foner "What to remember and what to forget are themselves political questions."

DATE: June 18, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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