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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   July 16, 2002 at 3:33 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2002

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:

9 a.m. -- Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul

DATE: July 17, 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: GLOBAL BUSINESS DIALOGUE, INC. holds a program on "Discoveries, Identities and Trade: Intellectual Property and the WTO." Dealing as they do with creativity and identity -- and the ownership of both -- the intellectual property rights components of the WTO rules and negotiations are in many respects the most basic elements of international commerce.

WHO: The speakers are:

Claude Burcky, Office of the USTR

Salvador Behar, Embassy of Mexico

Amir Attaran, Harvard University

Mark Orr, Pernod Ricard, USA

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington

CONTACT: 202-463-5074

WEB ADDRESS: gbdinc.org

TIME: 9:30 a.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:

9:30 a.m. - From the Vantage Point of the Public Service

Donna Beecher, Former Director, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Agriculture

Constance Berry Newman, Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

Judge Deanell Reece Tacha, Chair, Judicial Conference Committee on the Judicial Branch

Federal Employee Association Leaders on the Public Service

Carol Bonosaro, President, Senior Executives Association

Colleen Kelley, National President, National Treasury Employees Union

Darryl Perkinson, President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Federal Managers Association

Mark Roth, General Counsel, the American Federation of Government Employees

Michael Styles, President, Federal Managers Association

2:30 p.m. - Volcker Commission Research Partners: Perspectives on Government Reform

Patricia McGinnis, President and CEO, Council for Excellence in Government

Steven Kelman, Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management,

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Robert O'Neill, President, National Academy of Public Administration

Max Stier, President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

G. Calvin Mackenzie, Senior Adviser, The Presidential Appointee Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Susan D. Hosek, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP presents a proposal for and Arab/ Israeli peace settlement entitled "Middle East Endgame."

AGENDA: Based on intensive consultations in the region over many months, the "Endgame" reports set out clear, detailed and comprehensive blueprints for a permanent Israeli-Palestinian agreement, and for peace treaties with Syria and Lebanon as well. ICG argues for this package to be put on the table by a U.S. led 'Contact Group' (consisting of the Quartet and Trio) -- preferably at a special international conference called soon for this purpose

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-408-8012

WEB ADDRESS: crisisweb.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring Human rights activist, Bianca Jagger, addressing human rights issues in Afghanistan and the West Bank.

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: REP. SAXBY CHAMBLISS, R-GA, AND REP. JANE HARMAN, D-CA, hold a news conference to discuss the findings of a report on homeland security.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-6531

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH holds a briefing on a peace plan that addresses the immediate aspects of the terrorism and military crisis in South Asia. Admiral L. Ramdas (retired), former chief of the Indian Navy, will present a comprehensive set of steps that will advance the cause of peace in South Asia and help India and Pakistan to step back from the brink of war.

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 301-270-5500

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION holds a news conference to release a study entitled Conserving Energy And Preserving The Environment: The Role Of Public Transportation.

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-496-4800

WEB ADDRESS: apta.com

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: FAMILIES USA AND SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW. D-MI, hold a news conference on drug coverage for seniors.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: S-207, U.S. Capitol, Washington, Dc

CONTACT: 202-224-4822

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: CHRISTIAN COALITION news conference to discuss child pornography.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: Cannon Terrace Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-479-6900

WEB ADDRESS: cc.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: THE INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM (IWF) will release its survey entitled "Dorm Room Hookups to Fairy Tale Marriages and Everything In Between."

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Drew" Pinsky, M.D., co-host of the "Loveline" radio show

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Ph.D., author of the new book Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: 325 Cannon Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Margaret Carroll, 703-558-4991

WEB ADDRESS: iwf.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a program on Welfare Reform and Its Effect on Children and Families. Panelists will discuss a variety of aspects of welfare reform and the practical effects these are having in the real world.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sheila Zedlewski, Director, Income and Benefits Policy Center, The Urban Institute

Jodi Levin-Epstein, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy

Kristin A. Moore, President and Senior Scholar, Child Trends

Katherine Boo, Senior Fellow

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB AND SOCIETY OF GOVERNMENT ECONOMISTS present Dan Crippen, Director, Congressional Budget Office, discussing dynamic budget.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden, 618 H St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: PRIDE SURVEYS.COM holds a news conference to release its 15th annual Pride Survey of Drug Use

And Other Student Behaviors.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas J. Gleaton, Ed.D., president, Pride Surveys

John P. Walters, director, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President

Donald Ian Macdonald, MD, chairman and medical director, Employee Health Programs

Rep. Rob Portman, R-OH, invited

Lucille Fleming, director, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: Doug Hall, 800-279-6361

WEB ADDRESS:pridesurveys.com

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring The Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Sila Calderon, discussing "The 50th Anniversary of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and The Launching of a Massive Drive to Register Puerto Rican Voters on the U.S. Mainland.

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND holds a news conference to lobby their Members of Congress to support a bill that will make higher education more accessible for children of immigrants.

WHO: The speakers are:

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)

Rep. Christopher Cannon (R-UT)

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (R-CA)

Three Student Lobbyists

Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: Cannon Terrace Press, (adjacent to the Cannon House Office Building's entrance at Independence and New Jersey Avenues)

CONTACT: 202-293-2828, x12

WEB ADDRESS: maldef.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE holds a news conference discussing their baseline analysis of the new farm bill.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: Holiday Inn-Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 573-882-4827

WEB ADDRESS: fapri.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring The Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Bolivia, Claudio Mansilla Pena, Minister of Foreign Trade of Colombia, Angela Maria Orozco, Minister of Foreign Trade, Industrialization, Fishing and Competitiveness of Ecuador, Richard Moss Ferreira, First V.P. and Minister of Industry, Tourism, Integration and International Trade Negotiations of Peru, Raul Diez Canseco, discussing "The Andean Trade Preference Act Renewal and Expansion: The Final Steps."

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS REP. DANA ROHRABACHER, R-CA, REP. GEORGE RADANOVICH, R-CA, REP. PATRICK KENNEDY, D-R, AND REP. MARK GREEN, R-WI, hold a forum to discuss speak about the fate of disappeared Laotians and Hmong-Americans as well as other human rights and trade issues pending in Congress.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: 2105 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Philip Smith, 202-543-1444

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland.

DATE: July 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Hassan Hakmoun, originally from Morocco and now based in New York, is a master of trance music who has collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Don Cherry and Paula Cole.

DATE: July 17, 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 features Journalist Greg Palast discussing and signing The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. He skillfully exposes how corrupt individuals with money and influence work behind the scenes, and are, indeed, the catalysts of the modern democratic system.

DATE: July 17, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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