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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Committee on Population holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcome / Future Directions

Ken Wachter, Chair

Reflections on CPOP future directions

Goals for this meeting

9:45 a.m. - Overview 2

Barney Cohen

Review of progress since the last meeting

Preliminary plans for 2003/4

10:15 a.m. - Hispanics Study 3

Faith Mitchell

11:15 a.m. - Reproductive Health and Poverty 4

John Hobcraft

12 noon - Stalling Fertility Declines in the Developing World 5

Barney Cohen

1:45 p.m. - Cells and Surveys

James Vaupel, Kenneth W. Wachter, Barney Cohen

2:30 p.m. - Workshop on the Biodemography of Fertility Behavior 7

Ken Wachter, John Hobcraft, David Lam, Randy Bulatao

3 p.m. - Contraceptive Development 8

Sharyl Nass, MaryJoy Ballantyne, Barney Cohen

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES National Research Council and the National Institute on Aging holds a workshop to discuss promising technologies that could result in a broad range of new services and products for older people, such as devices to enhance mobility or independence.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9a.m. - Welcome and Introduction to program - Richard Suzman, NIA

Behavioral and Research, Sponsor and Richard Pew, BBN


9:20 a.m. - Overview of Changes with Aging - K. Warner Schaie, Penn

State University and George Stelmach, Arizona State

10:20 a.m. - Discussion - Arthur Kramer, University of Illinois

11:00 a.m. - Methodological and Measurement Considerations in

R&D of Technology for Adaptive Aging - Leah Light, Pitzer

College and Christopher Hertzog, Georgia Institute of


12 noon Discussion - Melissa Hardy, Florida State University

1:30 p.m. - Living Environments - Ann Horgas, University of Florida

and Gregory Abowd, Georgia Institute of Technology

2:30 p.m. - Discussion - Martha Pollack, University of Michigan

3:10 p.m. - Health - Jackie Dunbar-Jacob and Judith Matthews,

University of Pittsburgh and Eric Dishman, Intel Corp.

4:10 p.m. - Discussion - Richard Schulz, University of Pittsburgh

and Kevin Murphy, University of Chicago

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a attends a seminar on Challenges to U.S. Security:

Afghanistan and Iraq.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome

Thomas A. Dine, President, RFE/RL

8:45 a.m. - Panel: "Challenges of Regime Change: Afghanistan as a Case Study"

Amin Tarzi, RFE/RL analyst

William Samii, RFE/RL analyst

Andres Ilves, Director, Radio Free Afghanistan

Professor M. Ishaq Nadiri, NYU

Donald N. Jensen, Director of Communications, RFE/RL

10:15 a.m. - "Afghanistan One Year After the Bonn Accords"

H.E. Ishaq Shahryar, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S.

11:15 a.m. - Panel: "Prospects for a Democratic Iraq"

Kathleen Ridolfo, RFE/RL analyst

Ahmed Al-Rikaby, Radio Free Iraq London correspondent

Bakhtiar Amin, Founder and Executive Director, International Alliance for Justice; Entifadh Qanbar, Washington, DC Director, Iraqi National Congress

Martins Zvaners, Associate Director of Communications, RFE/RL

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIEHS 2002-2003 SEMINAR SERIES presents "Germ Cells," with Dr. Christopher Wylie, William Schubert Professor, Director, Division of Developmental Biology, Children's Hospital Medical Center.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Main Conference Room, Building 50, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-496-7925

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associate Program presents archaeologist James Adovasio discussing his discovery of the Meadowcroft site in western Pennsylvania in 1973, which rocked the scientific community to its core, showed evidence of human existence in America that could be traced back to perhaps 19,000 years ago.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Resident Associates holds a lecture by oceanographer Sylvia Earle about her recent Sustainable Seas Expeditions of life and geology in the deep waters of the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION holds a panel discussion kicking-off a yearlong celebration of the Korean American Centennial.

WHO: The speakers are:

K.W. Lee, the nation's foremost Korean American print journalist

Jeannie Park, executive editor of People Magazine

Juju Chang, ABCNews Correspondent to 20/20

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street SW and Independence Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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