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TIME: All Day

EVENT: GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE / THE COUNCIL FOR EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT hold the seventh annual Excellence in Government conference themed "Government 2002: New Focus New Priorities."

AGENDA: Highlight:

8 a.m. - Patricia McGuire, President of Trinity College

11:45 a.m. - Norman Y. Mineta became the 14th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

DATE: July 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-739-8400

WEB ADDRESS:govexec.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on LITHUANIA, NATO, AND EU: Experts to Release Report on Lithuanian Foreign Policy, European Security. The report, entitled Lithuania's Security and Foreign Policy Strategy and jointly produced by CSIS and IIRPS, analyzes the country's growing role in European security and economic development.

WHO: The speakers are:

Janusz Bugajski, Director, CSIS East Europe Program

Raimundas Lopata, Director, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lithuania

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a press briefing on Brookings Report Urges Congress to Revise President Bush's Homeland Security Proposal.

AGENDA: The report concludes that the Bush proposal "merges too many different activities into a single department, including many that have little day-to-day connection with one another." The authors recommend that Congress include in the new department only border, transportation, and infrastructure security agencies, plus a major new intelligence assessment and analysis unit. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and agencies dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear countermeasures should not, for now, be included in the new department, the report concludes.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies

Ivo H. Daalder, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies

James Lindsay, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies

Paul Light, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Director, Center for Public Service

DATE: July 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: Texans for Public Justice holds a news conference to oppose President Bush's appointment of Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Coalition representatives are in DC to present their case against Owen to U.S. Senators and staff.

DATE: July 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 512-472-9770

WEB ADDRESS: tpj.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Prospects for a Peaceful Settlement Between Israel and the Palestinians with Shlomo Gur, EU-Israeli Forum and Hebrew University.

DATE: July 15, 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 on "Securing Commerce: The Role of the U. S. Customs Service in Preventing Terrorism with Robert C. Bonner Commissioner of U.S. Customs."

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Benjamin Wittes discussing and signing copies of Starr: A Reassessment. Wittes concludes that Starr opted to seek truth, through what he calls a "truth commission," rather than justice as the law provides.

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hosts "Brownfields 2002." The half-day conference will highlight brownfields implementation strategies, including financing, development, and risk assessment.

WHO: The speakers are:

Marianne Horinko, Environmental Protection Agency

Linda Garczynski, Environmental Protection Agency

Dawn Moses, City of Houston, Texas

Ken Cornell, AIG Environmental

Ilene Fiszel Bieler, Citigroup

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a public hearing of The National Commission on the Public Service themed "A Time of Crisis and Opportunity."

AGENDA: Highlights:

Panel One: Attracting the Best and Brightest To Federal and Judicial Service

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States

Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Panel Two: Public Service: Opportunities for Change

Kay Coles James, Director, Office of Personnel Management

David Walker, Comptroller General, General Accounting Office

DATE: July 15, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: WHITE HOUSE PROJECT presents Women's Leadership Through Sports Day with a resolution recognizing the importance of developing leadership ability in girls and women.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT

Rep. Juanita Millender McDonald, D-CA, co-chair of Women's Caucus

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC

White House Project President Marie C. Wilson

WNBA President Val Ackerman

USA Network Founder Kay Koplovitz

Women's Sports Foundation Chair Donna de Varona

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: Cannon House Office Building, front steps, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-785-6001

WEB ADDRESS: thewhitehouseproject.org.

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents Robin Bullock who is a multi-instrumental Celtic/American string wizard, originally from Washington, DC. A prolific composer, he plays 6- and 12-string guitars, cittern, mandolin, fiddle, bass guitar and piano.

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: BIOSENSOR APPLICATIONS holds a news conference and demonstration of the Biosens detection platform.

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: Swedish Ambassador's Residence, 3900 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-467-2600

WEB ADDRESS: biosensor.se

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Favorite Poem Project founder Robert Pinsky and Project director Maggie Dietz have put together another wonderful collection, Poems To Read.

DATE: July 15, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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