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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION holds its annual convention.

AGENDA: Highlights:

4:30 p.m. -- On the Road to the White House: Liberating the House, Strengthening the Senate

Victor Kamber, Moderator -- The Kamber Group

Rep. Diane Watson, D-CA

Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA

Stan Greenberg -- Greenberg Quinlan Research/Polling

Mark Mellman -- The Mellman Group

7:30 p.m. -- Banquet Capitol Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW, Washington, DC

Leo Gerard, Honoree, President, United Steelworkers of America

Edgar Romney, Secretary-Treasurer, UNITE!

Ann Brown, Former Chair Consumer Product Safety Commission

Jim Jontz, ADA President, Former Congressman

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: Governor's House, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-785-5980

WEB ADDRESS: adaction.org

TIME: All Day

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

AGENDA: Highlight:

10:15 a.m. - One Vote Away: The Politics and Meaning of Court Appointments

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC

CONTACT: 202-466-7246

WEB ADDRESS: nfprha.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: GLOBAL BUSINESS DIALOGUE holds a program on "China, Law, And The WTO Perspectives On An Evolution."

WHO: The speakers are:

Ira Wolf, Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Charles Freeman, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Richard Ferris & Hongjun Zhang, Beveridge & Diamond

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5074

WEB ADDRESS: gbdinc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Nick Calio updating business leaders and policymakers on President Bush's legislative agenda.

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR NONPROLIFERATION STUDIES MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a seminar to discuss the recently revealed 1971 Soviet smallpox outbreak.

AGENDA: The Soviet report was written shortly after the 1971 smallpox outbreak by a Soviet public health official working at an Anti-Plague Institute in Kazakhstan. According to the report, the first victim was a 24-year-old female fisheries technician who served on a research vessel, the Lev Berg, which crossed the Aral Sea on a scientific expedition in July 1971. Shortly after returning home to Aralsk in early August, she became ill with smallpox and transmitted the disease to her brother. Eventually, ten persons became infected.

WHO: The speakers are:

Chemical and Biological Weapons Program Director Jonathan B. Tucker

Deputy Program Director, Raymond A. Zilinskas

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-478-3409

WEB ADDRESS: miis.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Promoting Civic Society Between Arab and Jewish Israelis: An NGO's Perspective featuring Shuli Dichter and As'ad Ghanem, co-directors of Sikkuy, a Jewish-Arab advocacy organization dedicated to achieving civic equality between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel.

DATE: June 21, 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: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE presents "straight talk" to discuss "Karl Rove's Secret Strategy."

WHO: The speakers are:

Stanley Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Guy Molyneux of Peter Hart Research

Dee Brown of Lake Snell Perry and Associates

Bob Borosage, Campaign for America's Future

DATE: June 21, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202 955-5665

WEB ADDRESS: ourfuture.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE Communitarian Network Dialogue on Is Inequality Rising in America, and if so, What Should be Done?

WHO: The speakers are:

William Niskanen, Cato Institute

Jeff Faux, Economic Policy Institute

Michael Lind, New America Foundation.

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: George Washington University, 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229 or 202-994-8937

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INTER AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION is hosting the Hemisphere Summit on Justice and Freedom of the Press

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - The Role of the Press and the Judicial System". Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court will be the keynote speaker of this session.

11:30 a.m. - American University Washington College of Law Dean Claudio Grossman will receive the prestigious Chapultepec Grand Prize for advocating for freedom of the press and freedom of expression.

1 p.m. - Insult Laws, Actual Malice, and the Criticism of Public Officials.

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 305-634-2465

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE holds a book Launch for "Vital Signs Choosing a Better Future: Consumers Pressure Business To Go Green." Well-informed consumers are emerging as a new force in the global struggle to create an environmentally sustainable world, reports a new study by the Worldwatch Institute. Aided by labeling programs, standards, and an expanding group of social and environmental certification organizations, the world's consumers are "voting with their wallets" for products and services that promote sustainable development.

WHO: The speakers are:

Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Michael Renner, Worldwatch Senior Researcher and Vital Signs 2002 Project Director

Molly O'Meara Sheehan, Worldwatch Research Associate

Lisa Mastny, Worldwatch Research Associate

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-452-1992 x517

WEB ADDRESS: worldwatch.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION holds a luncheon featuring Gen. John Jumper, Air Force Chief of Staff discussing Airpower in the Age of Terrorism.

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: B-339, Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-534-4313

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a program on Energy's Future: What Should Americans Know? Sources, Dependency, Conservation, Alternatives, Environment

WHO: The speakers are:

Daniel Yergin, Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Author of "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy"

Robert Crandall, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Bruce Everett, Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Former Manager, ExxonMobil

Fiona Hill, Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution

James Placke, Senior Associate, Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Gregg Easterbrook, Visiting Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, Senior Editor, "The New Republic"

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: AFL-CIO hosts a briefing to launch a new Linea Directa program focusing on the rights of Latino workers.

AGENDA: Latino workers are the fastest growing sector of the nation's labor force, yet their rights are consistently violated. Many Latino workers endure discrimination, intimidation, sexual harassment, hazardous working conditions, and brutal exploitation everyday. Latino workers accept this inhumane treatment because they are misinformed or unaware of their basic rights as workers.

WHO: The speakers are:

The AFL-CIO and EVS Communications

Linda Chavez-Thompson, Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO

Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers

Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President, SEIU

Maria Elena Durazo, General Vice President, HERE

Arturo Salcedo, Executive Director, EVS Communications

Eduardo Lopez, Executive Producer, EVS Communications

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: 815 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-637-5279

WEB ADDRESS: aflcio.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE holds a luncheon program on The Palestinian Blueprint For Peace in the Middle East featuring Nabil Sha'ath, Palestinian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation.

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS:palestinecenter.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents NSO Prelude Chamber Recital featuring members of the Orchestra in a broad range of repertoire for small ensembles.

DATE: June 21, 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 James Gleick discussing and signing copies of What Just Happened, which is a series of essays covering the social and cultural impact of our relationship with and existence in the American cyberculture.

DATE: June 21, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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