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EVENTS ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT:INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK holds a meeting on Food Security and Rural Development Initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. meeting, will explore initiatives to achieve food security by coordinated activities on several fronts - agricultural production, education, technology, distribution and sustainable economic growth.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - CAN Presentation and the Food Security Situation in the Andean Zone

Gabriel Montes, Principal Agriculture Specialist, Andean Zone Region, IDB

Carlos Gustavo Cano, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Colombia

Gillermo Fernández de Soto, Secretary General of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN)

Eduardo Zegarra Mendez, Director General of Agricultural Information, Ministry of Agriculture, Peru

10:30 a.m. - MERCOSUR Plus Presentation and the Food Security Situation in the Southern Cone

Juan Notaro, Executive Director Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, IDB

Gonzalo González, Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay

Carlos Mermot, Uruguay

Jorge Echenique, President, Foundation Chile

José Graziano da Silva, Brasil

2:30 p.m. - Rural Development and Food Security Strategies in the Region

Gustavo Gordillo, Assistant Director General y Regional Representative of FAO, Latin America and the Caribbean

Antonio Ruiz, Viceminister for Rural Development, Mexico

Juan Lucas Restrepo, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Colombia

Eduardo Zegarra Mendez, Director General for Agriculture Información, Peru

José Graziano da Silva, Brasil

Jesús de los Santos, Viceminister for Agriculture, Dominican Republic

4:15 p.m. - Conclusions

Ruben G. Echeverría, Chief Rural Development Unit, IDB

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: IDB, 1300 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-822-9002

WEB ADDRESS: iadb.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL Business Morning Forum

entitled Processes and Technologies: The e-Business Needs of Manufactures and Suppliers featuring Tom Orlowski, Vice President for Information Systems of the National Association of Manufacturers.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: SAIC Conference Center, 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS:nvtc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference on After The Attack On Iraq: Economic Consequences.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:00 A.M. -- 9:15 a.m. - Introduction: The President's Decision

John Hamre, CSIS President and CEO

9:15 a.m. - Possible Military Outcomes and Geopolitical Ramifications

Anthony Cordesman, CSIS Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy

Jon Alterman, Former Member of Planning Staff, U.S. State Department

Alina Romanowski, Director, NESA Center, National Defense University

11 a.m. - Oil Markets Panel

Larry Goldstein, President, Petroleum Industry Research Foundation

Herman Franssen, Senior Fellow, CSIS

Adam Sieminski, Director & Global Oil Strategist, Deutsche Bank

Bob Ebel, Director, Energy Program, CSIS

2 p.m. - Implications for the U.S. and World Economies

Laurence Meyer, Distinguished Scholar, CSIS

Joel Prakken, Chairman, Macroeconomic Advisors

Chris Varvares, President, Macroeconomic Advisors

Stefan-B Schneider, Chief International Economist, Deutsche Bank

3:45 p.m. - Implications for Financial Markets

Bill Dudley, Chief U.S. Economist, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Bob DiClemente, Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney

Stefan-B Schneider, Chief International Economist, Deutsche Bank

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program with U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Robert Jordan discussing "Reviewing U.S. Saudi-Relations: How Longtime Allies are Managing New Challenges."

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN holds a news conference to release a report, In the Name of God, documenting a clear evidence of global patterns of behavior and tactics by church officials that has resulted in "global human trafficking" of sexual predators and their victims under the guise of protecting the Priesthood, the image of the Catholic Church, and avoiding legal and financial liability for their actions.

WHO: The speakers are:

Christine Dolan, Author of In the Name of God. CEO/Founder, International Humanitarian Campaign Against the Exploitation of Children

Richard Seziberra, Rwandan Ambassador to the U.S.

Father Thomas P. Doyle, O.P., J.C.D.,

Pat Roddy, Former ABC News Executive Producer

Father John Bambrick, Priest Survivor of Clergy Sexual Abuse

Homayra Sellier, Pres., Innocence in Danger--Geneva, Switzerland, Child pornography Internet expert

Linda McDonald, R.N. and Jeanne Sarson, R.N., Ritual abuse-torture experts, Nova Scotia, Canada

Michael Skinner, American non-Catholic survivor

Ben Johnston, American- DynCorp trafficking whistle-blower

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: David Roscow, 703-276-2772, ext. 21 or Scott Treibitz, 703- 276-2772, ext. 11

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a program on the "Political Situation in the Ukraine" featuring Olexander Moroz, leader of the Socialist Party of the Ukraine.

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION Book Forum on National Economic Policy on How Economies Grow and How to Get Growth Going Again or Where Were The Dems On The Economy?

WHO: The speakers are:

Bruce Reed, President, Democratic Leadership Council and former Domestic Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton

Karen Kornbluh, Fellow, New America Foundation and former Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Treasury

Maya MacGuineas, Fellow, New America Foundation and former Social Benefits Advisor to Senator John McCain's 2000 Campaign

Steven C. Clemons, Executive Vice President, New America Foundation

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Coming in From the Cold: Are Sudan and Libya Leaving Terrorism Behind?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Timothy Carney, consultant and former U.S. ambassador to Sudan

William Lewis, consultant and professor emeritus at George Washington

University

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN holds a news conference to introduce a retrofit that will solve the instability problems of 15-passenger vans, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined are three times more likely to roll over in single vehicle crashes when loaded with 10 or more occupants.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen

C. Tab Turner, attorney

Ben Hogan, attorney

Victims (or their relatives) of 15-passenger van crashes in Arkansas, Utah, Pennsylvania and North Carolina

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: Public Citizen, 1600 20th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Shannon Little, 202-588-7742 or Angela Bradbery, 202-588-7741

WEB ADDRESS: citzen.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: AEI-BROOKINGS JOINT CENTER FOR REGULATORY STUDIES holds a Forum featuring Steve Ballmer, CEO Of Microsoft discussing "Microsoft Looking Forward." Ballmer will discuss Microsoft's plans for the future, particularly where it plans to focus its innovation. He is also expected to outline the company's future relationships with its customers, the government, and other players in the software and computer industries.

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State

WHO: The speakers are:

Author, Daniel L. Dreisbach

Matthew Spalding, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Washington College of Law holds a program on Dramatic Changes in Corporate Governance in Japan.

WHO: The speakers are:

Professor Ito, Chuo University,

Professor Kusumoto, Saga National University

Yoshihiro Sato, Lepon, Holzworth & Kato, Washington, D.C.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS:au.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WASHINGTON WOMEN IN PUBLIC REALTIONS holds its Woman Of The Year Luncheon honoring woman in the PR field featuring Andrea McCarren, WJLA's co-anchor of Good Morning Washington.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: Hotel Washington, 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-310-1027

WEB ADDRESS: wwpr.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Assessing the Kaliningrad Question with Richard Krickus, Professor Emeritus, Department of political science and International Affairs, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg.

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: IPF WASHINGTON POLICY CENTER holds a luncheon program featuring Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Danny Ayalon, discussing Coping With Uncertainty: The Current Challenges To Israel."

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 10 30 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-842-1700

WEB ADDRESS: israelpolicyforum.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER holds a seminar entitled "Islamic Political Thought and Democracy" A conversation with Khaled About El Fadl, professor, UCLA School of Law.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1015 15th Street NW, Washington

CONTACT: 202-216-0855

WEB ADDRESS: eppc.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Danny Glover, Actor and Chairman of the Board of TransAfrica.

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Ambassador Soemadi Brotodiningrat, Republic of Indonesia Ambassador Paul Cleveland, President, US Indonesia Friendship Society discussing Indonesia facing exceptionally difficult security, legal, and political-economic challenges

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR AND PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY hold Medical Consequences of Attacking Iraq news conference and release of "Collateral Damage: The Health and Environmental Costs of War on Iraq," a major new report by medical and public health professionals estimating the likely casualties from a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Amy Sisley, MD -- Professor of Surgery and trauma surgeon

at the University of Maryland Medical System, and Director of the

Violence Prevention Program at Physicians for Social Responsibility

Bob Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Director and CEO of Physicians

for Social Responsibility and Adjunct Professor in the Nuclear Studies

Institute of American University

Michael Christ, Executive Director, International Physicians for the

Prevention of Nuclear War

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: Bob Schaeffer, 239-395-6773

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Elliott School of International Affairs will host representatives from Zimbabwe's Shadow Government and the Save Zimbabwe campaign to discuss the critical need for the immediate restoration of democracy in Zimbabwe.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ephraim Tapa, chief spokesperson for Save Zimbabwe campaign, former president, Civil Service Employees Union and a prominent civic leader and outspoken critic of the Mugabe regime;

Moses Mzila Ndlovu, Shadow foreign minister;

David Coltart, Shadow justice minister in the Zimbabwe Parliament and senior partner with Webb Low and Barry, Legal Practitioners; and

Arnold Tsunga, national chairman, Zim Rights.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-3087

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Reforming Congress for a Safer Homeland: The Need for Congressional Committee Reorganization."

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Jim Ryun, R-KS

Chuck McCutcheon, Newhouse News Service

Peter Brookes, The Heritage Foundation

Michael Franc, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Crisis in the Hinterland: Rural Discontent in China.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas Bernstein, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University (invited); Jean C. Oi, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Yawei Liu, Associate Director, the Carter Center

Melanie Manion, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Afternoon Newsmaker" news program featuring South Korean Human Rights Activist, Pastor Chun Ki-Won, who will provide eyewitness testimony on the situation facing North Korean Refugees in China and the harsh treatment of Humanitarian Workers by Chinese Police.

DATE: November 12, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 4:45 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Jewish and Muslim Student Associations come together for an Iftar (breaking of the fast) to mark the end of Ramadan.

WHO: The speakers are:

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president, The George Washington University;

Jonah Zinn, president, Jewish Student Association;

Amna Arshad, president, Muslim Students Association; and

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-9023

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES holds an awards ceremony for United Nations Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan, who will receive the International Visionaries Award. "This award recognizes Kofi Annan as a leader who possesses that rare combination of compassion and common sense, whose vision is putting people at the center of every aspect of the United Nations' work, and whose straightforward tenacity is making the United Nations a more effective institution."

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-272-3606

WEB ADDRESS: nbm.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA FOUNDATION holds an award ceremony honoring Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris who will receive the Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award for her tireless efforts to focus attention on the plight of landmine survivors worldwide.

AGENDA: Many of the artists who will perform at the benefit awards ceremony/concert -- including Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Nancy Griffith, Buddy and Julie Miller, Jamie O'Hara, and John Prine

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia

CONTACT: 202-557-7586

WEB ADDRESS:vvaf.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "The Recent Turkish Elections and Their Larger Implications" with Omer Taspinar, SAIS European Studies Program adjunct professor and visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution.

DATE: November 12, 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 The Salon Orchestra of Washington, a chamber music ensemble that focuses on the music of nineteenth century Austria.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: AFRICA SOCIETY OF THE NATIONAL SUMMIT ON AFRICA presents Ambassador Andrew Young lecture series on Africa featuring the Andrew Young discussing "Africa's Rising and America's Future."

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 3519 International Court, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-232-3862

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN NEWS WOMEN'S CLUB presents Hearst Newspaper Columnist Helen Thomas, discussing her latest book, Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 607 22nd Street NW, Washington DC

CONTACT: 202-332-6770

WEB ADDRESS: anwc.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Michael Lowenthal discussing and signing copies of "Avoidance." Lowenthal's second novel takes its title from the Amish practice of punishing unrepentant disobedience with shunning.

DATE: November 12, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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