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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   Sept. 27, 2002 at 4:59 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN IRAQ CENTER AND PUBLIC CITIZEN events.

AGENDA: Highlighted events:

8 a.m. - Emergency Congressional Education Day. Press Congress to vote against war on Iraq. Lobby preparation and training Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. For more information, contact the, 202-543-6176 or

7 p.m. - An Evening to Share Struggle from around the World featuring Bolivian folk singers and Ghanaian music and dancing! Hotel Lombardy, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Sara Grusky, 202-454-5133

DATE: September 30, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS ECONOMICS holds its annual meeting themed "Understanding Cycles and Shocks."

AGENDA: Highlights:

7:30 a.m. - Harvey Rosenblum, NABE President and Senior Vice President/Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

R. Glenn Hubbard, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers

Presentation of the NABE Outlook Award.

9:15 a.m. - Opening General Session

Business Cycles and the Macroeconomy-Setting the Stage and Where We Go from Here

Harvey Rosenblum, NABE President and Senior Vice President/Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Monetary Policy in the Business Cycle

Robert D. McTeer, Jr., President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

NABE Outlook

The release of the NABE Outlook Survey of professional macroeconomic forecasters who are NABE members.

Tim O'Neill, NABE Vice President and Executive Vice President/Chief Economist, Bank

12:15 p.m. - Harvey Rosenblum, NABE President and Senior Vice President/Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Adam Smith Award Address

George Kaufman, Professor, Loyola University of Chicago

Edward J. Kane, Professor, Boston College

George Benston, Professor, Emory University

7 p.m. - At our annual banquet, we will present awards for service to NABE and to the profession. These include the Adolph Abramson Award, the Abramson Scrolls, the Shiskin Award for Statistics, and the Mennis and the NABE Contributed Papers Awards. Treasury Under Secretary John Taylor will speak on the nature of global business cycles.

Harvey Rosenblum, SVP & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, presiding Global Business Cycles

John B. Taylor, Under Secretary for International Affairs, United States Department of the Treasury

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: Capital Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-6223

WEB ADDRESS: nabe.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: THE SENTENCING PROJECT holds a symposium on Felony Disenfranchisement.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcome/Overview: An Historic Moment on Felony Disenfranchisement

Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project, D.C.

Presenter: Rev. Thomas Johnson, House of Hope, Florida

Location: Ballroom - Lower Level

9:45 a.m. - Plenary

Challenges and Successes

Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, Maryland Voting Rights Restoration Coalition

Todd Cox, NAACP LDF, D.C.

Garry Mendez, National Trust for the Development of African American Men,

Maryland

Nancy Northup, Brennan Center, New York

Patricia Allard, The Sentencing Project, D.C.

12 noon - Luncheon program

Malcolm C. Young, The Sentencing Project, D.C.

Hilary Shelton, NAACP, D.C.

Roger Wilkins, George Mason University, Virginia

5 p.m. - Reception, cash bar

Rep. John Conyers, D-MI

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: Hotel Washington, 16th and K Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Gil Kline, 202-966-4994.

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK holds Procurement Workshop: Financing Private Sector Projects.

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: Andres Bello Auditorium, 9th Floor, 1300 New York Avenue, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202- 623- 1397

WEB ADDRESS: iadb.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a news conference to launch the U.S -- Pakistan Business Council to promote trade between the two countries and to foster a greater awareness of business opportunities in Pakistan and to generate increased foreign direct investment.

WHO: The speakers are:

The Honorable Shaukat Aziz, Pakistan Minister of Finance

Willard A. Workman, Senior Vice President International Affairs, U.S. Chamber

E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

William H. Lash III, Asst. Sec. of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND THE CORPORACIÓN ANDINA DE FOMENTO hold a news conference to discuss the latest El Niño forecast and talk about regions at risk

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth

Institute and Dr. L. Enrique Garcia, Director and CEO,

Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)

9:40 a.m. - A Historical Perspective of El Niño

Dr. Steve Zebiak, Director of Modeling/Prediction,

International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI)

10 a.m. - Current El Niño Forecast and Discussion

Dr. Tony Barnston, Head of Forecast Operations, IRI

10:20 a.m. - Discussion of El Niño Impacts using Case Studies

Dr. Antonio Divino Moura, Director General, IRI, Dr.

Madeleine Thomson, Applications Research Scientist, IRI, and Dr. Maxx

Dilley, Research Scientist, Disaster and Risk Management, IRI

10:50 a.m. - Perspectives on El Niño and the Andean Region

Antonio Juan Sosa, Vice President for Infrastructure, CAF

11:10 a.m. - Extreme Vulnerabilities and Likely Economic Impacts

from the Current El Niño (including southern Africa, Indonesia, western

South America, India, and northeast Brazil)

Dr. Shiv Someshwar, Applications Research Scientist, IRI

Professor Jeffrey Sachs

11:30 a.m. - Discussion led by Professor Sachs and Dr. Garcia

12 noon - Press Briefing

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

CONTACT: Ji Mi Choi, 212-854-1434

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN VALUES holds a program on "Does U.S. Behavior Toward Iraq Reflect -- Or Contradict -- Just War Principles?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Gerard V. Bradley is Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School

William A. Galston is Professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy

John Kelsay is the Richard L. Rubenstein Professor of Religion at Florida State University.

Michael Walzer is Professor at the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

CONTACT: 212.246.3942

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS holds a news conference to announce the publication of a guide to the North American Muslim community.

AGENDA: The book called "The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim

Community Life in the United States and Canada [Routledge]," is the analysis of the structural make-up of Muslim communities in both countries. It provides an in-depth look at the history of Islam on this continent, an introduction to Islamic institutions and an assessment of North American Muslims' perception of themselves.

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-488-8787

WEB ADDRESS: cair-net.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE holds a news conference to discuss its report "Inequality at the Starting Gate," a

nationwide portrait of 16,000 children as they begin kindergarten and the enormous learning gaps between them based on their families' socioeconomic status.

WHO: The speakers are:

Valerie E. Lee, report co-author and professor of education, University of Michigan, whose research has focused on educational equity.

David T. Burkam, report co-author and lecturer and assistant research scientist, University of Michigan, whose most recent work involves equity in early schooling, math and science.

Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute

Christopher Edley, Jr., professor, Harvard Law School and founding co-director, The Civil Rights Project.

Bella Rosenberg, assistant to the president, American Federation of Teachers

Richard J. Coley, director of the Policy Information Center, Educational Testing Service and author of An Uneven Start: Indicators of Inequality in School

Mark R. Ginsberg, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

CONTACT: Nancy Coleman or Stephaan Harris at 202-775-8810

WEB ADDRESS:epinet.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR VOTING AND DEMOCRACY holds a news conference to review Open Seats, 2002 Election Predictions, "Untouchable" Incumbents, Redistricting Winners and Losers.

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: HC-9, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Rob Richie or Caleb Kleppner, 301-270-4616

WEB ADDRESS: fairvote.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum entitled "Schoolyard Bullies: How the NEA and AFT Maintain a Stranglehold on Teachers and Politics."

WHO: The speakers are:

Myron Lieberman, Social Policy and Philosophy Center

Stefan Gleason, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

Mark Levin, Landmark Legal Foundation.

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Central Asia after 9/11: Challenges and Prospects for the Future featuring Ambassador Baktybek Abdrisaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the U.S. and Canada.

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE holds a program on Islamic Finance And Banking: Implications For Economic Development And The War On Terrorism featuring Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, president, Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-785-1141

WEB ADDRESS: mideasti.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds program on "The Continuing Challenge of Internal Displacement in Colombia: Afro-Colombians and Others."

WHO: The speakers are:

Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, research analyst at the Brookings

Institution-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement

Larry Thompson, an advocate for Refugees International

Marino Cordoba, president of AFRODES

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program on the Effects of the 9/11 Terror Attacks on Refugees and the U.S. Refugee Program Institute for Social and Economic Development Study -- authors Gerald Brown and Peggy Gilbert.

DATE: September 30, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION holds a rally To Urge Congress To Preserve Seniors' Access to Quality Skilled Nursing Care. They will deliver to congressional leaders a 120 foot petition with more than 80,000 signatures collected in opposition to deep Medicare cuts scheduled for October 1, 2002.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Tom Allen, D-ME

Charles Roadman, CEO, AHCA

Deshaun Claytor, RN, Woodbine Health & Rahabilitation Center

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: Senate Park- at the corner of Delaware and Constitution Avenues Capitol Hill Washington, DC

CONTACT: Bree Flammini, 202-898-9356

WEB ADDRESS: drivingforqualitycare.com

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE presents Is Central America Next for a Free Trade Agreement? With Alberto Trejos, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, will comment on the upcoming negotiations of the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement.

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 5: p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM AND THE KAISER COMMISSION ON MEDICAID AND THE UNINSURE hold a reception in honor of those whose hard work brought about Medicaid Coverage for All Children Living in Poverty.

AGENDA: Twelve years ago, Congress passed the law mandating that by the end of 2002, states must extend Medicaid coverage to children ages 6 through 18 residing in families with incomes at or below the federal poverty line. The day has arrived. As of September 30, all children below poverty will be Medicaid eligible.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Henry Waxman, a lead sponsor of the bill in the House

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a key backer of the bill and chairman of the Alliance

Sheila Burke, former chief of staff for then-Sen. Bob Dole

Christine Ferguson, legislative director for the late Sen. John Chafee

Reed Family from Ohio

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202/789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org.

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Faculty Book Series" will feature a discussion of Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, a book written by Francis Fukuyama, the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at SAIS.

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Clandestine who is a high-energy band that combines highland pipes, acoustic guitar, fiddle, percussion and vocal harmonies, with a diverse repertoire that's firmly rooted in the Celtic tradition.

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Deputy Prime Minister Misa Telefoni Retzlaff of Samoa discussing "Good Governance: Pathway to Small State Prosperity - A Role for America and the West?"

WHO: The speakers are:

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: World Bank Main Complex, Preston Auditorium, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4327

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY BMW Center for German and European Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service panel discussion on the rightward political shift to power in Europe.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Graf Goltz Director and Professor, BMW Center for German and European Studies

Dr. Marc Howard, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland

Dr. John Hulsman, Research Fellow in European Affairs, Heritage Foundation's Davis Institute

Patrick Jarreau, Washington Bureau Chief, Le Monde

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: ICC, Suite 501, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS presents its 2002 W. Averell Harriman Democracy Awards to Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas of the Varela Project in Cuba and the Organization of American States. The leadership role of César Gaviria, the Secretary-General of the OAS, who will accept the Award on behalf of the OAS, will also be recognized.

AGENDA: A new documentary on Oswaldo Paya will be premiered at the ceremony. Filmed very recently in Cuba, the documentary features rare footage of Oswaldo Payá describing the challenges of living in Cuba today and collecting the signatures for the Varela Project, a Cuba-based initiative calling for a referendum on op

WHO: The speakers are:

César Gaviria, Secretary-General of the OAS

Madeleine Albright, NDI Chairman and former U.S. Secretary of State.

Genaro Arriagada, coordinator of the "NO" campaign for the 1988 presidential plebiscite in Chile, which served as an inspiration for the Varela Project.

Kenneth Wollack, NDI President

DATE: September 30, 2002

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jean Freedberg, 202-728-5527 /cell: (202) 903-7494

WEB ADDRESS:ndi.org

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