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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   Dec. 18, 2002 at 3:49 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference on NATO and the EU: The Institutional and Policy Challenges for Euro-Atlantic Organizations and Northeastern and Southeastern Europe.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Introductions

Martin Sletzinger, East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Samuel Wells, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

James Henderson, Stanley Foundation

9 a.m. - Panel 1: NATO and the EU After the "Big Bang" Approach: What's Left?

Chair: Samuel Wells, West European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Paul Gallis, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

Ann-Sofie Dahl, Swedish Atlantic Council

Stefan Froehlich, Center for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn, Germany, and Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

10:45 a.m. - Panel 2: Are the US and its Allies Seeing Eye to Eye?

NATO and the EU: New Purpose, New Missions

Chair: James Henderson, Stanley Foundation

Jeffrey Simon, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Frances Burwell, Program on Transatlantic Relations, The Atlantic Council of the United States

John C. Hulsman, The Heritage Foundation

12:45 p.m. - Lunch Keynote Speaker: The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship

Chair: Martin Sletzinger, East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Martin Walker, UPI

1:45 p.m. - Panel 3: Implications of NATO and EU Enlargement for the Baltic Region

Chair: Andrew Michta, Rhodes College

Andrew Michta, Department of International Studies, Rhodes College

Stephen Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College

Joshua B. Spero, Department of Political Science, Merrimack College

3:45 p.m. - Panel 4: Implications of NATO and EU Enlargement for the Balkans

Chair: Martin Sletzinger, East European Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Ronald Linden, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Obrad Kesic, Political Analyst

Geert Ahrens, Woodrow Wilson Center

DATE: December 19, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a program on "Covering US Trade News: What's Hot, What's Not."

WHO: The speakers are:

Paul Magnusson, Correspondent, Business Week Magazine

Edward Alden, Trade Correspondent, The Financial Times

Blair Pethel, Trade Policy Reporter, Bloomberg News

Sam Gilston Editor, Washington Tariff and Trade Letter.

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY CENTER holds a panel discussion on Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Administration's plans for making the transition to DHS, issues of concern to INS customers, and unanswered questions about immigration policymaking and coordination in the new department.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mike Becraft, Acting Deputy Commissioner of INS, whose responsibilities include INS' office of restructuring

Jeanne Butterfield, Executive Director, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, MPI, and former INS Commissioner

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Senior Associate at the Migration Policy Institute and Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center (Chair)

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: Resource and Conservation Center, 7th Floor Conference Room

1616 P Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Ana Claros, 202-266-1940

WEB ADDRESS: migrationpolicy.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA SERVICES holds a breakfast program to describe the status and outlook for a range of fundamental issues facing serious challenges from Bush administration agencies and the new Congress.

WHO: The speakers are:

Greg Wetstone, NRDC, Director of Advocacy

Joan Mulhern, EarthJustice, Senior Legislative Counsel

Julie Sibbing, National Wildlife Federation, Wetlands Legislative Representative

Rodger Sclickeisen, Defenders of Wildlife, President

Mike Francis, The Wilderness Society, Regional Director

Debbie Sease, Sierra Club, Legislative Director

Alys Campaigne, NRDC, Legislative Director

Becky Stanfield, U.S.PIRG, Staff Attorney and Clean Air Advocate

John Walke, NRDC, Director, Clean Air Project

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-6670

WEB ADDRESS: ems.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES will hold a conference call briefing to discuss the lack of clarity in President Bush's announcement last Saturday regarding the extension of federal unemployment insurance.

WHO: The speakers are:

Wendell Primus, Director, Income Security, CBPP

Maurice Emsellem, Public Policy Director, National Employment Law Project

Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, CBPP

DATE: December 19, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS: cbpp.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SIERRA CLUB, CLEAN AIR TRUST AND OUR CHILDREN'S EARTH FOUNDATION hold a news conference to unveil a landmark "White Paper" looking at emission trading (including the much-vaunted acid rain trading scheme).

DATE: December 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: Frank O'Donnell, 202-785-9625 or 202-262-6026

WEB ADDRESS: cleanairtrust.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "The European Union in World Affairs" with Chris Patten, the European Commission's commissioner for external affairs.

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: HUDSON INSTITUTE holds a luncheon program featuring Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, discussing the North Korean nuclear program. Mr. Sokolski previously worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on Capitol Hill.

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-974-2404

WEB ADDRESS: hudson.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM holds a luncheon briefing on "Health on the Hill: What Health Legislation Can We Expect from the New Congress?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Tom Scully, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Bobby Jindal, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at HHS

Dean Rosen, Republican staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health

Bridgett Taylor, a Democratic staff member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Linda Fishman, Republican health policy director of the Senate Finance Committee

Debbie Curtis, chief of staff for Rep. Pete Stark, D--CA

Ed Howard, Alliance executive vice president

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: Columbus Club, Union Station, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: CITIZENS FOR A SOUND ECONOMY holds a panel discussion on The Case For More Tax Cuts: How Congress Can Create and Sell A Stimulus Package in 2003.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Daniel Mitchell, Heritage Foundation

Dr. Wayne Brough, CSE

Erick Gustafson, CSE

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1539 Longworth Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-783-4687

WEB ADDRESS:cse.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents U.S. Air Force Concert Bans Brass Quintet present seasonal music.

DATE: December 19, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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