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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ASSOCIATION holds its 31st National Conference.

AGENDA: Highlight:

11:45 a.m. - This event will honor Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, Senate Majority Whip, who will receive NFPRHA's Distinguished Public Service Award and present brief remarks. Senator Reid's commitment to family planning reflects his vision of a more humane world in which all women have access to the affordable, reliable contraception that allows them to avoid unintended pregnancies and abortion.

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC

CONTACT: 202-466-7246

WEB ADDRESS: nfprha.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE HUDSON INSTITUTE hold a Book Forum for "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East."

WHO: The speakers are:

Author Michael Oren

Reuel Marc Gerecht, AEI

Michael Ledeen, AEI

Edward N. Luttwak, CSIS

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR NATIONAL POLICY presents Welfare Reform: Strengthening U.S. Families with Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A panel discussion led by Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune will immediately follow.

WHO: Panel will include:

Wendell Primus, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Robert Rector, the Heritage Foundation

Nick Gwyn, Minority Staff Director, House Ways and Means Committee

Matt Weidinger, Majority Staff Director, House Ways and Means Committee

Mr. Robert Woodson Sr., Founder and President of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C

CONTACT: 202-682-4117

WEB ADDRESS: cnponline.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: HEALTH SYSTEM CHANGE holds a briefing on a national tracking study examining African American and Latino's access to care between 1997 and 2001.

AGENDA: Poor access to medical care can lead to diagnosis and treatment delays and contribute to well-documented disparities in minority health. While death rates for whites, African Americans and Latinos from many common diseases have declined in the last decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported little progress has been made in eliminating racial/ethnic disparities among a wide range of health indicators.

WHO: The speakers are:

Len Nichols, Ph.D., HSC vice president

J. Lee Hargraves, Ph.D., HSC senior researcher

Elena Rios, M.D., president, National Hispanic Medical Association

Lucille C. Perez, M.D., president, National Medical Association

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C

CONTACT: Mukarrama Terrell, 202-554-7574

WEB ADDRESS: hschange.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION AND ALLIANCE FOR BETTER CAMPAIGNS holds a policy forum on Free Air Time: A Broadcast Spectrum Fee For Campaign Finance Reform.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. John McCain

Norman Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute

Paul Taylor, Alliance for Better Campaigns

Robert Corn-Revere, Hogan & Hartson

J.H. Snider, New America Foundation

Adam Thierer, Cato Institute

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: REP. STENY HOYER, R-MD, REP. ROGER WICKER, R-MS, SEN. SAM BROWNBACK, R-KS AND SEN. CHRIS DODD, D-CT, JEFFREY GARVEY, CHAIRMAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION hold a news conference to discuss Cancer Survivorship Research and Quality of Life Act of 2002.

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: House Triangle (East Front of U.S. Capitol), Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-4131

ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 11:45 a.m.

EVENT: COVAD, REP. ED MARKEY, D-MA, REP. BILL LUTHER, D-MN, REP CHRIS CANNON, R-UT, hold a news conference to discuss the current state of the broadband industry.

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 2318 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-683-5004

WEB ADDRESS: covad.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a "The Impact of U.S. Policy on the Balkans," with Steven Meyer, Professor, Department of political science, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.

DATE: June 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Warming Up To The Truth: The Real Story About Climate Change.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Rep. John Peterson, R-PA

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS presents Pakistani scientist and anti-nuclear activist Pervez Hoodbhoy screening his film, "Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow."

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1020, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Kathy Spillman, 202-234-9382, ext. 258.

WEB ADDRESS: fpif.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE holds a program on The End of Oslo: Sharon's New Map with Geoffrey Aronson, Editor of the Foundation for Middle East Peace's Report on Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories who will present a new map depicting Israeli military deployments, settlement activity, and other realities on the ground in the wake of Operation Defensive Shield.

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: MEI, 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-785-1141

WEB ADDRESS: mideasti.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CONSUMERS UNION, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, NUCLEAR INFORMATION RESOURCE SERVICE, PROJECT ON GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT, PUBLIC CITIZEN, SIERRA CLUB, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND ECONOMY NETWORK, TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE, US PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP, AND WILDERNESS SOCIETY hold a news conference to discuss the naming of conferees in the U.S. House of Representatives for the upcoming conference committee on energy legislation.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Bob Filner, D-CA

Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-NY

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OH

Rep. Edward Markey, D-MA

Rep. George Miller, D-CA

Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ

Rep. Nick Rahall, D-WV

Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen

DATE: June 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: Erica Hartman, 202-454-5174

WEB ADDRESS: citizen.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: US INSTITUTE OF PEACE holds a current issues briefing on "Recent Thinking about Democratization in Post-Conflict Settings."

WHO: The speakers are:

Guest Scholar and Institute Grantee Charles T. Call will discuss some of the major conclusions reached at the conference and make recommendations about effective policies for promoting good governance in the aftermath of war and in deeply divided societies

Marina Ottaway, senior associate and co-director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment

DATE: June 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-429-3832

WEB ADDRESS: usip.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum entitled "Election Reform and Voting Fraud."

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Missouri

John Fund, Wall Street Journal

Hilary Shelton, NAACP.

DATE: June 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum entitled "Will More Health Insurance Improve Health Outcomes?"

WHO: The speakers are:

John Mirowsky, Ohio State University

Tom Miller, Cato Institute

Theodore Pincus, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

DATE: June 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS holds a forum and town hall focusing on civil rights.

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 2141 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-226-9776

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents Karl and the Country Dutchmen bringing flavor of Dixieland, ragtime, pop and country to German-American Polka music.

DATE: June 19, 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 CyberCocktail Lecture Series presents The State of Electronic Public Relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rod Kuckro, managing editor of Bandwith

Lori Barnes, President, Public Relations Society of America-National Capital Chapter

Mike Fulton, EVP, Golin Harris

Steve Ginsberg, Editor, Reuters

Mike McMearty, News Director, WTOP

Rick Rudman, CEO, Vocus

Danny Selnick, DC Bureau Chief, PR Newswire

DATE: June 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 6:20 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on "The Price of Indifference: An Assessment on World Refugee Day."

WHO: The speakers are:

Arthur C. Helton, Senior Fellow and Director, Peace & Conflict Studies, Council on Foreign

Relations; Author, The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century

Roberta Cohen, Co-Director, The Brookings Institution Project on Internal Displacement

Princeton N. Lyman, Executive Director, Global Interdependence Initiative, The Aspen Institute

Roy Gutman, Diplomatic Correspondent, Newsweek

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Clara Bingham And Laura Leedy Gansler discussing and signing copies of Class Action, which documents more than 15 years' worth of abuse and harassment. The determination of the women involved in the class action in the face of opposition and retaliation from management, co-workers (both women and men), and their own union is amazing.

DATE: June 19, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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