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TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, AND THE THOMAS JEFFERSON CENTER FOR THE PROTECTION OF FREE EXPRESSION holds a conference on freedom of the press and the war on terror. Specifically, the conference will focus on the near-term military prospects from a national security viewpoint, a media assessment of the challenges anticipated in covering and reporting such events, and the appropriate balance between media access and the needs of national security in perilous times.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Setting the Stage

John Norton Moore, Director, Center for National Security Law

Robert M. O’Neil, Director, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the

Protection of Free Expression

9:15 a.m. - Roundtable I: The War on Terror: What Should We Expect?

John Norton Moore, Director, Center for National Security Law

Richard Falkenrath, Special Assistant to the President and Senior

Director for Policy and Plans,

Office of Homeland Security

Neil C. Livingstone, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, GlobalOptions, Inc.

Larry Mefford, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, Federal Bureau

of Investigation

Dennis Murphy, Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs, United States

Customs Service

11 a.m. - Roundtable II: Military Operations and the Media:

Covering the Next War

Bruce Sanford, Attorney, Baker & Hostetler

Tom Bowman, Pentagon Correspondent, The Baltimore Sun

Doyle McManus, Washington Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times

Paul McMasters, First Amendment Ombudsman, The Freedom Forum

Michael Steger, Legal Counsel, TwentiethTelevision/America’s Most Wanted

Evan Thomas, Assistant Managing Editor, Newsweek Magazine

Bryan Whitman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (Media

operations), Department of Defense

12:45 p.m. - Luncheon

Steven V. Roberts, author, syndicated columnist, radio and television commentator,

Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs George Washington University

2 p.m. - Roundtable III: Right Against Right: Reconciling

National Security and the Public’s Right to Know

Robert M. O’Neil, Director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the

Protection of Free Expression

Stephanie Abrutyn, Legal Counsel/East Coast Media, Tribune Company

Scott Armstrong, Founder, National Security Archive

Peter Copeland, Editor and General Manager, Scripps Howard News Service

Colonel Jay DeFrank, USAF, Director, Press Operations Office of Public

Affairs, Department of Defense

Leonard Downie, Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Robert McNamara, former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency

Mark Thompson, National Security Correspondent, TIME Magazine

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: Josh Wheeler, 434-295-4784

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 16, 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: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL e-Business Morning Forum holds program on Industry Outlook on 2003 IT Spending & Priorities

WHO: The speakers are:

Jerrold Grochow, CTO, FOLIOfn, Inc.

David Guzman, Senior VP & CIO of Owens & Minor

Frank Patry, VP of Enterprise IT at XM Satellite Radio.

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Terrorism of Hizbollah: Ideology, Scope, Threat.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jeffrey Goldberg, Wilson Center Scholar and staff writer, The New Yorker

Martin Kramer, Former Fellow, Washington Institute For Near East Policy and Editor, Middle East Quarterly

Walter Reich (Chair), Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Relations, George Washington University, and Wilson Center Senior Scholar

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Iraqi Oil: The Morning After featuring Iraqi Oil: The Morning After

DATE: January 16, 2003

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 to discuss Political, Economic Issues in South America for 2003.

WHO: The speakers are:

Arturo Porzecanski, Head of Emerging Markets Economics & Debt Strategy


Mark Falcoff, Resident Scholar and Specialist on Latin America

American Enterprise Institute

Howard Wiarda, Professor of Political Science and Comparative Labor Relations

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Senior Associate, CSIS

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL holds a news conference to discuss 30 Years After Roe v. Wade

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: Kristen Hansen 202-624-3017

WEB ADDRESS: frc.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a program entitled Radiological Terrorism: Security Risks of Commercial Radioactive Sources featuring Dr. Charles Ferguson, Scientist-in-Residence, Center for Nonproliferation Studies Monterey Institute of International Studies.

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: BRADY CENTER TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE holds a news conference with Family members of the victims shot by D.C. area sniper to discuss significant legal development.

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: Brian Edwards, 301-656-7900, Annmarie Edwards, 301-871-5852

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE holds a program featuring Professor Marwan M. Kraidy, from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. will examine media laws and discuss how media are having a profound impact on determining the political agenda of governments in the region. Dr. Kraidy teaches global communication and culture at American University and is the co-editor of Global Media Studies, to be published in 2003.

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: MEI, 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-785-1141

WEB ADDRESS: mideasti.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: INTERNFAITH ALLIANCE commemorates National Religious Freedom Day. The day celebrates the Virginia General Assembly's adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. First proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush in 1993, National Religious Freedom Day is recognized across the United States as a day of thanksgiving for our nation's freedom of religion. A proclamation affirming the date has been signed by the sitting Executive every year since.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President, The Interfaith Alliance

Chris Anders, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union

Mark Pelavin, Associate Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, JD, Associate General Secretary for Public Policy and Director, Washington Office of the National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA

Rich Foltin, Legislative Director, American Jewish Committee

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: Front steps of the Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Melissa Schwartz, 202-639-6370

TIME: 12:45 p.m.


AGENDA: Highlighted events:

-- 12:45 p.m. - Students Painting Peace Banners To Be Presented To Embassies, Edmund Burke School, 2955 Upton St, NW, 202-210-6850

-- 5:30 p.m. - Women's Peaceful Candlelight Vigil, (Speeches Begin At 5:30 Pm, Walk Begins Shortly Thereafter), Central Park, International Drive South Of Van Ness St. Between Reno Rd. And Connecticut Ave.

-- 6:15 p.m. – Presentation Of Peace Banner And Candle To Embassy Of Austria Embassy Of Austria, 3524 International Court, Roland Rudorfer, Second Secretary, Embassy Of Austria, And Participants In Women’s Vigil

DATE: January 16, 2003

CONTACT: Lindsey Marcus, 202-210-6850.

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on The Case Against Lawyers featuring the author, Catherine Crier, Host, “Catherine Crier Live,” Court TV.

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a lunch forum on Foreign Direct Investment 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 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: UNITED AMERICAN NURSES holds a news conference on Nurses' Solutions to the Nursing Shortage.

WHO: The speakers are:

Cheryl Johnson, RN, UAN president and Staff Nurse at the University of Michigan Medical Center

Susan Bianchi-Sand, UAN Director

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Snell Perry & Associates

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: Jan Ziska Crawford, 703-390-9132 or Suzanne Martin, 202-651-7133


TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: RURAL COALITION news conference to discuss Arlean Leland Associate General Counsel for Civil Rights, for her actions with respect to a noose incident involving a top official of the Department's Farm Credit program.

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: Lorette Picciano, 202-628-7160

TIME: 2 p.m.

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

AGENDA: Highlight:

2 p.m. - Panel discussion on women in the civil rights movement, Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

Dr. Dorothy Height, Chair and President Emerita, National Council of Negro Women

Cheryl Cooper, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

Elizabeth Hayes Patterson, Professor of Law, Georgetown University

June Johnson, activist and member, State Committee for DC Democrats

7 p.m. - Worship Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Rev. Franklin Richardson, Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, NY, Gaston Hall, Georgetown University

DATE: January 16, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a BOOK FORUM "Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency."

WHO: The speakers are:

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

William Kristol, Weekly Standard

Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report

Moderator: Steven F. Haward, AEI

DATE: January 16, 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 an evening that brings together dance works from a variety of genres that defy physical boundaries and stylistic traditions.

WHO: The performers are:

African Dance Ensemble

Baltimore Dance Tech Reverence Ensemble

Creative Outlet Theater of Brooklyn

Lisa Jones and Darby Pack Duet

Phlava Dance Company

The Wild Zappers

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE INSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON hosts a sneak preview of the highly acclaimed documentary film, Cosmic Africa. Cosmic Africa is a true story of one extraordinary man's journey into the rich and surprising history of African astronomy. Thebe Medupe, narrator, astronomer, and central figure, built his first telescope at age 13 in a remote African village. As an astrophysicist today, Thebe leads the audience through the breathtaking landscapes of the Sahara, Namibia, and Mali as he explores the deep connections the indigenous cultures have with the cosmos.

LOCATION: 1530 P Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: carnegieinstitution.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents one of the original Mercury astronauts, Scott Carpenter who had what Tom Wolfe referred to as "the right stuff." In For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut, co-written with his daughter, Kris Stoever, Carpenter chronicles his life growing up in Colorado, his education, training, and ultimately his famous space flight aboard Aurora 7.

DATE: January 16, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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