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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   Jan. 8, 2003 at 3:39 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Scientific Policy Publications & National Security to examine whether life sciences publication policies and practices could lead to the inadvertent disclosure of "sensitive" technical information to potential terrorists

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 A.M. -- Welcoming Remarks

Bruce Alberts, President, National Academy of Sciences

John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

Ronald Atlas, President, American Society for Microbiology

9:15 A.M. -- Scientific Openness and National Security--Past as Prologue?

Mitchel Wallerstein, John D. and

Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Sheila Widnall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker, McGeorge School of Law

Moderator: John Hamre

11:15 A.M. -- Knowledge Production in the Life Sciences: Assessing the Threat

David Franz, Southern Research Institute

Stephen Morse, Columbia University

Claire Fraser, Institute for Genomic Research

George Poste, Health Technology Networks

Moderator: Bruce Alberts

2 P.M. -- "Sensitive" Information in the Life Sciences--Review of Four Case Studies

Ariella Rosengard, University of Pennsylvania

Eckard Wimmer, State University of New York

James Cook, Washington State University

William Colglazier, National Academy of Sciences

Parney Albright, Office of Homeland Security

Nick Cozzarelli, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Don Kennedy, Science

Moderator: Nick Cozzarelli

Thomas Shenk, President-elect, American Society of Microbiology

4:30 P.M. -- Current Policies and Proposals

John Marburger, White House Office of Science

and Technology Policy

Gerald Epstein, Institute for Defense Analysis

Sam Kaplan, Publications Board, American Society for Microbiology

Moderator: Ron Atlas

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: National Association of Drug Court Professionals'4th Annual Juvenile and Family Drug Court Training Conference

AGENDA: Highlight:

John P. Walters, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

DATE:

LOCATION: MARRIOTT - WARDMAN PARK HOTEL, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-491-6985

WEB ADDRESS: nadcp.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL Capital Formation Committee holds program to review the past extraordinary year in venture capital and discuss the future

WHO: The speakers are:

Speakers: Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association

Julia Spicer, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: Ernst & Young Building, 8484 Westpark Drive, Ninth Floor, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT TOM DONOHUE holds a Press Breakfast releasing its 2003 Agenda And the State of American Business.

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: SENATORS DIANNE FEINSTEIN, D-CA, AND LINCOLN CHAFEE, R-RI, hold a news conference to announce legislation to freeze the top income rate at its current level until there is a return to budget surpluses.

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: Senate Radio-TV Gallery

CONTACT: Howard Gantman, 202-224-9629

WEB ADDRESS: sen.gov

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: THRIFT SHOP CHARTIES holds a 48TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON ANTIQUES SHOW.

AGENDA: Highlight:

Lecture Luncheon featuring Dr. Geza von Habsburg, scholar, specialist in Russian art will help inaugurate the 300th anniversary year of St. Petersburg and showcase the theme of the Show's catalogue and loan exhibit with a slide presentation on "Treasures of the Tsars: Russian Gold Boxes from Peter the Great to Nicholas II."

DATE: January 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-965-0640.

WEB ADDRESS: washingtonantiques.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS' hosts a news conference with the visiting trade and economics ministers of five Central American countries, who are in Washington to kick off new trade negotiations with the United States.

WHO: The speakers are:

Alberto Trejos, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica

Miquel Ernesto Lacayo, Minister of the Economy, El Salvador

Patricia Ramírez Ceberg, Minister of the Economy, Guatemala

Norman Garcia, Secretary of Industry and Trade, Honduras

Mario Arana Sevilla, Minister of Industry and Trade, Nicaragua

Tim Richards, Chairman, NAM's Americas Working Group and Sr. Manager, International Trade & Investment, the General Electric Co.

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: National Association of Manufacturers, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Scot Montrey, 202-637-3099

WEB ADDRESS: nam.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture featuring Nicholas Burns, U.S. permanent representative to the Council of the

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY BMW Center for German and European Studies Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service presents Christopher Hill, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Poland discussing "Poland in the New Europe."

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: Gaston Hall, 3rd Floor, Healy Hall, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program entitled David Scheffman, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, "Making Economics and Economists Relevant in a Sea of Lawyers.

DATE: January 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WORLD WATCH INSTITUET holds a news conference releasing its book State of the World 2003. AGENDA: According to the Worldwatch Institute's annual report State of the World 2003, scaling up recent successes in curbing infectious disease, increasing the income of the poor, and advancing the use of renewable energy, among others, would soon put the world's economy on a more sustainable path.

WHO: The speakers are:

Christopher Flavin, President

Gary Gardner, Director of Research

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor

Washington, DC

CONTACT: Susan Finkelpearl, 202.452.1992 x517

WEB ADDRESS: worldwatch.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER holds a luncheon program featuring Tashbih Sayyed, who is presently editor of Pakistan Today. Mr. Sayyed has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamist extremism among Muslims at home and abroad

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1015 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-682-1200

WEB ADDRESS: eppc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a hill briefing on A New and Improved Health Policy Agenda for 2003

WHO: The speakers are:

Tom Miller, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Jeff Lemieux, Senior Economist, Progressive Policy Institute.

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Robin Gerber, the author of a new book on Eleanor Roosevelt, speaks about Eleanor's remarkable ability to confront and successfully overcome all kinds of hurdles in life.

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN AND INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE hold a news conference to rebut assertions by the American Medical Association (AMA) and striking doctors that temporary spikes in malpractice insurance premiums for some specialties are a result of increased litigation and rising jury awards.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen

Arthur Levin, director, Center for Medical Consumers; member of the Institute of Medicine's committee that issued a groundbreaking report on medical errors and patient safety

Sidney Wolfe, M.D., director, Public Citizen's Health Research Group

J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 385 Russell Senate Office, Washington, D.C.

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

WEB ADDRESS: citizen.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION holds a telephone news conference to discuss the eve of the second deadline for certain foreign nationals to register with the INS.

AGENDA: To access the teleconference, call 1-800-363-1104, and use the passcode TURNER

WHO: The speakers are:

Jeanne Butterfield -- American Immigration Lawyers Association

Juliette Kayyem, Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, Harvard University

Kareem W. Shora, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

Emmanuel -- An immigrant, born in Iran but with German citizenship, will share the compelling story of his recent four-day detention in Los Angeles and will speak of the conditions of his detention and treatment by the INS.

DATE: January 9, 2003

CONTACT: 202-216-2400

WEB ADDRESS: aila.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL FOR EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNMENT holds a reception and discussion of The Politics of Presidential Appointment: A Memoir of the Culture Wars, a new book by Sheldon Hackney about his 1993 appointment and confirmation experience and the lessons to be drawn from it. Sheldon Hackney is a Professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1993-97).

AGENDA: Highlight:

WHO: The speakers are:

Paul Light, Senior Adviser, Brookings Institution Presidential Appointee Initiative, and Director of its Center for Public Service

Dee Dee Myers, former Press Secretary to President Clinton and now President of Dee Dee Myers & Associates, a political analyst and lecturer on politics, and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine

Eric Vautour, Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel for President Reagan and now Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.

DATE:

LOCATION: 1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Greg Vadala , 202-530-3258.

WEB ADDRESS: execelgov.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE presents Alexander Vershbow, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation discussing his reflections on the current and future partnership between the United States and Russia. This unique bilateral relationship encompasses many critical issues, including cooperation in the U.S. war on terrorism, support for potential action in Iraq, energy resources, and nuclear security.

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program entitled Jeeves: A Reading by Jim Bowman and Company. To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the career of P. G. Wodehouse, one of the wittiest writers and greatest English stylists of the twentieth century, AEI will bring together several Wodehouse devotees who will read from three of the master's short stories and lead a brief inquiry into his creative genius and remarkable skill with words.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jim Bowman

Hugo Gurdon

Meghan Cox Gurdon

DATE: January 9, 2003

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 bohola, an acoustic Irish trio blending the traditional with the urbanized Irish-American experience, featuring Jimmy Keane (accordion), Sean Cleland (fiddle), and Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals).

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on NATO, EU and the Transatlantic Partnership After the Summits.

WHO: The speakers are:

Nicholas Burns, Ambassador, United States Mission to NATO

Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

George Savvaides, Ambassador of Greece to the United States

Robert Hunter, Former United States Ambassador to NATO (1993-98); Senior Analyst, RAND

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: The Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents a panel discussion on, It's A Free Country, which examines the current state of civil liberties (or lack thereof) after September 11

WHO: The speakers are:

Editor Danny Goldberg

Michael Isikoff of Newsweek

Hodan Hassan of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

DATE: January 9, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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