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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   Oct. 30, 2002 at 3:28 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: E.J. KRAUSE & ASSOCIATES, INC. AND HUDSON INSTITUTE hold 2nd Annual Global Conference on "Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Mitigation and Response.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Keynote: International Perspective

Dr. Dale Klein, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chem and Biological Defense Programs (confirmed)

9:15 a.m. - WMD - An Overview of the Current Threat

An update on current Bio chem terrorism-types of agents, development, deployment

Dr. Ken Alibek, President, Hadron Advanced Biosystems, and former First Deputy Director, Biopreparat, The Soviet Union's biological weapons program and Distinguished Professor at George Mason University (confirmed)

11 a.m. - Multinational Events and Cross Border Incidents (panel)

(West Nile, Foot & Mouth, Ebola, Chernobyl - example cases)

Dr. Ottorino Cosivi, Project leader, Preparedness to Deliberate Epidemics, Dept. Of Communicable Disease, Surveillance and Response, World Health Organization (confirmed)

Dr. Barry Erlick, Chief Scientist, Special Programs, Battelle and former Assistant for Homeland Security, to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture (confirmed)

Dr. Markuu Murtomaa, Former Director, Emergency Response, Ministry of Health, Finland (confirmed)

Van Hipp, Chairman, American Defense International and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mobilization US Army (confirmed)

12 noon - Lawrence Eagleburger, Former Secretary of State

1:15 p.m. - Government Technical Support Efforts against Terrorist WMD

David Boyd, Director, National Institute of Justice's Office of Science and Technology

Edward McCullum, Director, Technical Support Working Group

3:45 p.m. - Public Health Preparedness: The SG and Commissioned Officer Corps of USPHS

Dr. Eric Noji, Special Assistant to the US Surgeon General for Homeland Security and Disaster Medicine

4:30 p.m. -- Media/Government Interaction during a Catastrophic Event

CNN, TBA

Paul Hoversten, McGraw-Hill, Homeland Security Defense

Mark Miller, News Director, WBAL Radio

Mark Stencel, Vice President Multimedia, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 301-493-5500

WEB ADDRESS: bioterrorism-defense.com/agenda.html

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE holds a conference on Population Aging and Development: New Strategies for Social Protection.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcome/Introduction

Todd Petersen, HelpAge International

9.15 a.m. - Welcome Address

Henry Aaron, National Academy of Social Insurance; The Brookings Institution

9.30 a.m. - Keynote Address

Social Protection in a Globalized World

Joseph Stiglitz, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

10.30 a.m. - Roundtable 1

Development Priorities in an Aging World How should the development debate be reframed in the context of an aging developing world? How can development policies be adjusted in the new demographic order?

Victoria Velkoff, U.S. Bureau of the Census

William Hsiao, Harvard University

William Easterly, Center for Global Development

Dalmer Hoskins, International Social Security Association

Eugene Steuerle, The Urban Institute

12.30 p.m. - Governance Aspects of Social Protection Programs

David Walker, Comptroller-General of the United States

1.30 p.m. - Roundtable 2

The Link between Development and Social Protection

How can social protection and policies aimed at poverty reduction be more effectively integrated? How should the reform agenda for older people in the developing world be widened beyond a narrow focus on pensions and social security reform?

Nicholas Barr, London School of Economics

Robert Gillingham, International Monetary Fund

Anita Schwarz, World Bank

Lawrence Thompson, The Urban Institute

Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University/Luxembourg Income Study

3.45 p.m. - Strategies for the Future

Poverty is on the increase in all age groups, and particularly amongst the oldest. What strategies are needed to ensure that development aid and national development programs effectively deliver tangible benefits to older populations in developing countries?

Johan Scholvinck, Department for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

George Kopits, International Monetary Fund

Judith Heumann, World Bank

Stanford Ross, U.S. Social Security, Advisory Board

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: (202) 452-8097

WEB ADDRESS: nasi.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES AND NATIONAL REVIEW hold a panel discussion analyzing the actual visa applications of the hijackers, copies of which will be made available to media.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joel Mowbray, investigative reporter, National Review

Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated columnist and author of "Invasion:

How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores"

Nikolai Wenzel, former U.S. Foreign Service officer

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: John Keeley, 202-466-8185

WEB ADDRESS: cis.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds press briefing on The Battle for Control of Congress: A Midterm Election Preview.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies

William G. Gale, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Economic Studies

Bill Frenzel, Guest Scholar, Governance Studies

James B. Steinberg, V.P. and Director, Foreign Policy Studies

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM holds a news conference to mourn our losses in the Senate Graveyard.

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-785-0266

WEB ADDRESS: atr.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE DEMOCRACY COALITION PROJECT holds a news conference releasing a survey entitled Defending Democracy: A Global Survey of Foreign Policy Trends 1992-2002. In June, 2000, Foreign Ministers from more than 100 countries met in Warsaw as the Community of Democracies and declared their intention to "work together to promote and strengthen democracy." They will meet again on November 10-12, 2002 in Seoul, Korea.

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: Mary Gardner Coppola, 202-721-5629

WEB ADDRESS: demcoalition.org.

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE holds a issues briefing on "Lethal Communal Riots: Lessons From India And Beyond."

WHO: The speakers are:

Donald Horowitzy, professor, Duke University

Ashutosh Varshney, professor, University of Michigan

Judy Barsalou, director, USIP

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-429-3832

WEB ADDRESS:usip.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON REGIONAL ALCOHOL PROGRAM holds news conference and launch of its 2002 Halloween SoberRide initiative featuring a presentation by police chief Charles Ramsey.

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: 18th and Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-893-0461

WEB ADDRESS: soberride.com

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CONSUMER FEDERALTION OF AMERICAN holds a press briefing regarding how FCC proposals to weaken media ownership rules will undermine media diversity and democracy and is out of step with public opinion as demonstrated by recent public opinion polls.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America and

Paul E. Almeida, President Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO

Jeff Chester, Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy

Gene Kimmelman, Washington Director, Consumers' Union

Ed Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: Consumer Federation of America, 1424 16th Street, NW Suite 604, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Cooper, 301-384-2204

WEB ADDRESS: cfa.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled US Interests in Latin America featuring Otto Reich,

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

DATE: October 31, 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 Helene Carlsson, specialist in the Gender and Development Group at the World Bank, and represented the Bank at Beijing +5.

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: CHESAPEAKE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL holds its annual meeting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and look forward to the challenges of implementing more than 100 commitments set forth in the Chesapeake 2000 agreement. This year's meeting will include discussion of improving water quality throughout the Bay watershed, expanding citizen and local government involvement and restoring habitats crucial to the well being of the Bay's living resources.

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 800-YOUR-BAY

WEB ADDRESS: chesapekebay.net

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference on the State of the Canada-United States Relationship.

AGENDA: Highlights:

2 p.m. - Introduction

2:15 p.m. - Environment

Author: Debora VanNijnatten, Professor of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

Discussant: Jean Melious, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley

College of the Environment, Western Washington University

3:45 p.m. - Overview: United States-Canada Relations

Author: John Herd Thompson, chair, Department of History, Duke University

Discussant: Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, Globe and Mail

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Demographic Dilemma: Japan's Aging Population. Japan is the most rapidly aging country in the world: By 2005, one-fifth of the population will be aged 65 or older. Should the demographic dilemma be termed a "crisis," or is it a manageable problem for Japanese policy makers?

WHO: The speakers are:

John Creighton Campbell, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Paul S. Hewitt, Director, Global Aging Initiative, Center for Strategic and International

Studies

Chikako Usui, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Missouri-St. Louis

DATE: October 31, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3:45 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds an International Economic and Trade Policy Seminar on The IMF and the Lessons from Argentina and Brazil.

WHO: The speakers are:

Allan H. Meltzer, AEI and Carnegie Mellon University

Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development

Guillermo A. Calvo, University of Maryland

Daniel Tarullo, Georgetown University Law Center; and J. Michael Finger, AEI

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS:aei.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Singer/guitarist Elise Witt bringing her international experience and personal charm to her music. She represented the state of Georgia for the Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration.

DATE: October 31, 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 Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discussing and signing copies of A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair. Goldhagen examines and analyses the Church's complicity and culpability before and during World War II: leaders were aware of the persecutions, supplied genealogical records, and, in extreme cases, clergy took part in the extermination itself. Goldhagen outlines the Church's historical anti-Semitic stance, and focuses on the Church's need to "repair the harm.

DATE: October 31, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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