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By United Press International   |   Jan. 14, 2003 at 4:25 PM
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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY hold a conference Outlook 2003: The State of American Business.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Opening Address: The State of American Business

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

9:30 a.m. - What Issues Will Dominate 2003?

Josephine S. Cooper, President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Edward R. Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads

Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute

Donald Young, President, Health Insurance Association of America

Robert W. Merry, President and Publisher, Congressional Quarterly

10:45 a.m.- Political Outlook for 2003

Kate O'Beirne, Washington Editor, National Review

Alan Murray, Washington Bureau Chief, CNBC

Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard

Bob Benenson, Managing Editor, Politics, Congressional Quarterly

12 noon - Luncheon Address

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Director, Office of Management and Budget

Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG LAW INSTITUTE hosts Food Labeling conference entitled

Package it Right--FDA & USDA Perspectives on Labeling

WHO: The speakers are:

Elizabeth J. Campbell, Senior Consultant. AAC Consulting

Barry Carpenter, Deputy Administrator, AMS/USDA

Kathleen Ellwod, Ph.D., Associate Director for Nutritional Science and Review, Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling & Dietary Supplements, CFSAN/FDA

Maureen Enright, Attorney, Collier Shannon

Sally Jones, Senior Technical Advisor/Food Technologist, Labeling & Consumer Protection Staff, OPPED/FSIS/USDA

Geraldine June, Consumer Safety Officer, CFSAN/FDA

Wanda K. Kelker, Branch Chief, Conventional Foods & Specials Nutritionals Branch, CFSAN/FDA

Rosalyn Murphy-Jenkins, Senior Technical Advisor/Food Technologist, LCPS/OPPED/FSIS/USDA

Dennis R. Kolsun, Sr. Manager, Govt. & Regulatory Affairs, H.J. Heinz Company

Kenneth C. Mercurio, Director, Regulatory Nutrition, Nutrition Division, Nestle USA

Tammy Myrick, Food Technologist, Labeling & Consumer Protection Staff, FSIS/USDA

Felicia Satchell, Director, Division of Standards & Labeling Reg, CFSAN/FDA

Steven B. Steinborn, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-371-1420 or 800-956-6293

WEB ADDRESS: fdli.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER presents a symposium on "Ethnic Conflict, Ethnic Partition, and U.S. Foreign Policy."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Dr. Hillel Fradkin, President, EPPC

9:05 a.m. - Introduction: To Make Peace, Should We Give Partition a Chance?

Dr. Timothy Samuel Shah, Research Fellow, EPPC

9:15 a.m. - India: Prospects for Ethnic Partition in Kashmir and the Northeast

Dr. Sumit Ganguly, Professor of Asian Studies & Government, University of Texas-Austin

Dr. Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

10:45 a.m. - Indonesia: Is Ethnic Partition Inevitable?

Dr. Harold Crouch, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, The Australian National University

Dr. Muthiah Alagappa, Director, East-West Center Washington

12:45 p.m. - Afghanistan: Is Ethnic Federalism a Recipe for Peace?

Dr. Marin Strmecki, Vice-President, Smith Richardson Foundation

Dr. David C. Isby, Director, Committee for a Free Afghanistan

2:15 p.m. - Iraq: Making Ethnic Peace after Saddam

Dr. Kanan Makiya, Professor, Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

Dr. Patrick Clawson, Deputy Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

3:45 pm. - Debating the Merits of Ethnic Partition: A Roundtable Discussion

Dr. Chaim Kaufmann, Professor of International Relations, Lehigh University

Dr. Donald Horowitz, Duke Professor of Law and Political Science, Duke University

Dr. Ashutosh Varshney, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: The St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-682-1200

WEB ADDRESS: eppc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Prospects for Democratic Change in Iraq

Barham Salih, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY holds a news conference releasing a report entitled "ABOVE THE LAW." The report exposes and documents the exploits of Abdul Rasyid a member of the Indonesian Parliament, whose company stands accused of illegal logging, bribery, kidnapping and violence in the world famous Tanjung Puting National Park.

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-6621

WEB ADDRESS: eia-international.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: COLLEGE BOARD holds a news conference to discuss its ongoing effort to increase financial aid opportunities for students who are pursuing higher education, will reveal the results of its National Dialogue on Student Financial Aid

WHO: The speakers are:

Gaston Caperton, president, the College Board

Michael S. McPherson, Ph.D., president, Macalaster College

Gary Orfield, Ph.D., co-director, The Harvard Civil Rights Project

Michael T. Nettles, Ph.D., professor of education, University of Michigan

Morton O. Schapiro, president, Williams College

Sandy Baum, Student Financial Aid Visiting Scholar, The College Board

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: Stacey Finkel, 202-667-0901

WEB ADDRESS: collegeboard.com

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE hold a news conference on the domestic and global energy market situation and its impact on U.S. supplies in light of current events.

AGENDA: The news event will include a review of API's Monthly Statistical Report for December, being released that day.

The report covers U.S. crude oil and petroleum product supply and demand statistics for the year 2002.

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: American Petroleum Institute, 1220 L Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Chris Kelley, 202-682-8181

WEB ADDRESS: api.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Retoothing the Tiger: Restoring Confidence in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Michael G. Oxley, R OH, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee

and co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation for corporate accountability.

James K. Glassman, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute,

syndicated columnist with the Washington Post and host of TechCentralStation.com.

Professor Lawrence E. Mitchell, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, Director of the Sloan Program for the Study of Business in Society and the International Institute for Corporate Governance and Accountability.

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

AGENDA: Highlight:

12:00 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Service

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

3 p.m. - Panel Discussion on D.C. Voting Representation in Congress

ICC Bunn Auditorium, Georgetown University

Featuring: Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Delegate to Congress

Ilir Zerkha, DC Votes

Donna Brazile, DNC Voting Rights Institute and Professorial Lecturer, Georgetown Women's Studies Program

Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau, NAACP

7 p.m. - Evening of Student Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sellinger Lounge, Leavey Center, Georgetown University

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CANADIAN-AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL presents Sergio Marchi, Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization discussing "The WTO: To Cancun and Beyond."

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-682-7732

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Kathleen Utgoff, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, discussing "New Developments at the BLS."

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a luncheon forum on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China: Why Surging Levels of FDI May Indicate Serious Economic Problems.

WHO: The speakers are:

Yasheng Huang, Associate Professor at Harvard Business School

Minxin Pei, Senior Associate and Co-Director of the China Program at Carnegie

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE holds a program on Using Mandated Speed Limits to Measure the Value of a Statistical Life with Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University.

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Lynn Swann NFL Hall of Famer and Chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1 pm.

EVENT: CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA holds a news conference to discuss The Pro-life movement is marching forward into a fourth decade of defending the rights of the unborn.

DATE: January 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-488-7000

WEB ADDRESS: cwfa.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: THE ACCESS PROJECT holds audio news conference to discuss The survey report, Paying for Health Care When You're Uninsured: How Much Support Does the Safety Net Offer?

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Rukavina, Executive Director, The Access Project, Brandeis University

Dennis P. Andrulis, primary researcher of the report. Research Professor, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Michael Beachler, Director, Rural Health Policy Center, Penn State College of Medicine

Sonia Bouvier, Director, Hampshire HealthConnect, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA

Dan Hawkins, Vice President for Federal, State and Public Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers

DATE: January 15, 2003

CONTACT: Nancy Bennett, 800-834-1110

WEB ADDRESS: accessproject.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA SCHOOL OF LAW holds a lecture on "Shaping the Church: Resisting Scandal and Avoiding Secularization" with Mark Chopko, General Counsel, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 3600 John McCormack Drive NE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Tom Haederle, 202-319-5438

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture featuring Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, ambassador of Pakistan to the United States discussing "Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States Since the Fall of the Taliban."

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on Inside the Politics of Nation Building: Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge.

WHO: The speakers are:

Evan Gottesman, Former Deputy Director, American Bar Association Cambodia Law and Democracy Project; Author of the new book, Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Inside the Politics of Nation Building

Elizabeth Becker, Washington Correspondent, New York Times

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle, N.W. Washington, DC

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on St. Petersburg: Architectural Legacy and Restoration Challenges.

WHO: The speakers are:

Svetlana Boym, Professor, Slavic Department, Harvard University

Roger Lewis, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Maryland

Nikita Maslennikov, former Head of Investment Projets, St. Petersburg City Administration

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Misha Feigin, one of Russia's foremost guitarists with a program of storytelling and music and sung in both English and Russian.

DATE: January 15, 2003

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 a discussion on essays in Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment edited by Marc Mauer and Meda Chesney-Lind, which examine the social and political ramifications of the dramatic growth in the U.S. prison population in the past three decades.

DATE: January 15, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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