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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FOOD AND DRUG LAW INSTITUTE holds a conference on "Privacy Issues and Dilemmas for Drug and Medical Device Manufacturers."

AGENDA: This conference will address the evolving state of privacy laws as they relate to drug and medical device manufacturers, and suggest specific strategies for risk management in this area. The program goal is to present integrated solutions for addressing the most pressing issues that drug and device manufacturers confront today with respect to privacy.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Barnes, Partner, Ropes & Gray

David Bloch, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Stanley W. Crosley, Director, Global Privacy, Eli Lilly & Company

Paul S. Curtin, Senior Counsel, Purdue Pharma L.P.

Karen Owen Dunlop, Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, Conference Chairman

Ellen Finn, Attorney, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission

Dean C. Forbes, Attorney, Division of Advertising Practices,

Federal Trade Commission

Bruce Merlin Fried, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

Sarah Hamid, Corporate Counsel, Smith & Nephew Inc.

Susan Henrichsen, Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General,

California Department of Justice

Lora A. Kutkat, Health Science Policy Analyst, NIH

John D.C. Newton, II, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights and Economic Crimes Division, Office of the Attorney General

Brenton Saunders, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

David Stampley, Assistant Attorney General, New York State Attorney General's Office

Peter P. Swire, Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

DATE:

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

CONTACT: 202-371-1420

WEB ADDRESS: fdli.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a conference On Importance Of Cash Flows V. Audited Earnings. Enacted by Congress last year in response to corporate scandals at Enron and elsewhere, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act establishes a new and costly regulatory structure simply to assure that financial statements are properly audited. But financial statements, no matter how well-audited, have inherent deficiencies well summarized by the aphorism "earnings are an opinion; cash is a fact."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Peter J. Wallison, AEI

Peter Fisher, Treasury Department

9:45 a.m. - Panel One: Cash Versus Reported Earnings

Richard Bassett, Risktoolz

Robert Eccles, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alex Porter, Porter Felleman, Inc.

James K. Glassman, AEI

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

11:15 a.m. - Panel Two: Policy Implications

Kevin A. Hassett, AEI

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

Pippa Malmgren, Canonbury Group

James K. Glassman, AEI

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS holds its 71st Winter Meeting. The meeting will focus on key issues related to both Economic Security and Homeland Security. The Conference of Mayors will bring forward an economic investment agenda, and continue to push for direct homeland security/first responder resources for cities.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Capital Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-293-7330

WEB ADDRESS: usmayors.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ACADEMYHEALTH AND JOURNAL HEALTH AFFAIRS provides an in-depth look at the nation's health policy agenda at the National Health Policy Conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Congressional Health Policy Agenda

Senator Max Baucus, D-MT (confirmed)

Senior Congressional Health Staff

Debbie Curtis, Office of Rep. Stark D-CA (confirmed)

Elizabeth Fowler, Senate Finance Committee (confirmed)

Dean Rosen, Public Health Subcommittee; Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (confirmed)

John McManus, Health Subcommittee, House Ways & Means (confirmed)

Senator John Breaux, D-LA (confirmed)

12:30 p.m. - Political Commentary - The Impact of Mid-term Elections on the Policy Agenda

With the results of the 2002 mid-term elections decided, experts will comment on key health policy issues for the 108th Congress.

Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution (confirmed)

Norm Ornstein, American Enterprise Institute (confirmed)

2:30 p.m. - Research Agenda from the 2003 Policy Conference

This closing panel will review the policy issues discussed during the conference and explore how health services research can contribute with policy relevant research.

John Barry Flood, HSR and Dartmouth Medical School (confirmed)

Carolyn Clancy, AHRQ (confirmed)

Nicole Lurie, RAND (confirmed)

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Kari Root, 202-292-6778

WEB ADDRESS: academyhealth.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE 2003 Winter Conference entitled "Israel's Policy Of Apartheid And Ethnic Cleansing."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Opening Remarks:

Hisham Sharabi, Chairman of the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine

9:15 a.m. - Panel I: Ethnic Cleansing in Zionist Ideology

Nur Masalha, Senior Lecturer And Director Of Holy Land Studies At St. Mary's College, United Kingdom

Ilan Pappe, Senior Lecturer Of Political Science At Haifa University

Diana Buttu, Legal Advisor To The Palestine Liberation Organization

Rebecca Stein, Assistant Professor Of Anthropology, University Of Minnesota

11 a.m. - Panel II: Zionism in Practice: Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing

Tanya Reinhart, Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Studies at Tel Aviv University (invited)

Nadim Rouhana, Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University (invited)

Geoffrey Aronson, Director of Research at the Foundation for Middle East Peace

Gabi Piterberg, Associate Professor of History at the University of California Los Angeles

2 p.m. - Panel III: Zionism in America

Stephen Zunes, Associate Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco

Jennifer Loewenstein, senior lecturer in Business Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Justin Raimondo, Editorial Director of Anti-War.Com

4 p.m. - Wrap-Up: Whither the "Jewish State"?

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS: palestinecenter.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FAMILIESUSA holds a conference themed Health Action 2003.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - The Imperative of Universal Coverage

- Prof. Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University

11 a.m. - A Unique Perspective on Health Care

Former President Bill Clinton

12:30 p.m. - "Consumer Advocate of the Year" Awards

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-628-3030

WEB ADDRESS: familiesusa.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference, "Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-R.O.K. Alliance: Strategic Realignment Around the Korean Peninsula and Tasks for New U.S. and South Korean Leadership."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks: SAIS Dean Jessica Einhorn

9:45 a.m. - Session 1: Is the Current U.S. Foreign Policy Sufficient to Respond to

Coming Events in Northeast Asia?

Luncheon Address: Jay-Kun Yoo noon

2 p.m. - Session 2: How Do Japan, China and Russia View Security Issues in

Northeast Asia and Korea?

4 pm. - Session 3: What Can We Anticipate From North Korea in the Future?

7 p.m. -- Dinner Address: Thomas Foley and Richard Solomon, (Georgetown Room, Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.)

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 7 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL Technology Transfer event panel discussion on major issues in Technology Transfer from the vantage point of all of the major stakeholders.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jack Biddle, Novak Biddle Ventures

Dr. Catherine Cotell, Naval Research Lab

Dr. Nariman Farvardin, Zagros Networks (and Dean of the University of Md. Engineering School)

Steve Kelber, Piper Rudnick

Mike Martin, Virginia Tech

Moderator: Mike Sheridan, Mohr Davidow

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION will brief reporters on the Business Matchmaking Program, an SBA initiative that offers small businesses a unique opportunity to compete for billions of dollars in government and private company contracts.

AGENDA: In each region, small businesses will have pre-scheduled, individual appointments with buyers from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private companies. Before an event, small business owners and buyers complete online profiles to create the best possible matches.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: AFRICA ACTION holds a news conference to discuss Malign Neglect: A Briefing on U.S. policy toward Africa under the Bush Administration.

WHO: The speakers are:

Salih Booker, Executive Director, Africa Action

Adotei Akwei, Africa Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA

Marie Clarke, National Coordinator, Jubilee USA Network

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-546-7961

WEB ADDRESS: africaaction.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Institute for Legal Reform will co-host a conference

to present newly completed research regarding the record, scope and growth of asbestos litigation and its impact upon the U.S. civil justice system and our nation's

economy.

AGENDA: Highlighted speakers:

Dr. Deborah Hensler and Dr. Stephen Carroll, Institute for Civil Justice, RAND

Dr. Jonathan Orszag, Sebago Associates

Dr. Jesse David, National Economic Research Associates

Professor Paul Rothstein, Georgetown Law School

Dean Trafelet (ret.), Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds program on "Protecting the American Homeland: A Second Look at How We're Meeting the Challenge."

WHO: The speakers are:

James B. Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies

Peter R. Orszag, The Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, Economic Studies

Ivo H. Daalder, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and the Sydney Stein Jr. Chair

Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and the Sydney Stein Jr. Chair

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA SERVICES holds a program on the concern journal Science; senior scientific experts have with the influence that the political process is exerting over federal scientific advisory panels

WHO: The speakers are:

Martin Apple, Ph.D., President, Council of Scientific Society Presidents, Chair of the Board of Visitors at University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute

Lynn Goldman, M.D., MPH, Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Goldman was Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticide and Toxic Substances between 1993-1998.

Kelly O'Brien, MPA, Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs, American Public Health Association

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-6670

WEB ADDRESS: ems.org

TIME: 11:15 a.m.

EVENT: THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS holds an informal briefing on the outlook for various labor and human resources policy issues in the 108th Congress.

WHO: The speakers are:

Pat Cleary, senior vice president, human resources policy & external affairs

Neil Trautwein, health care policy specialist

Sandy Boyd, assistant vice president for human resources policy

Chris Tampio, OSHA and workplace safety specialist

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW -- Suite 600, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Shawnree Baker, 202-637-3094

WEB ADDRESS: nam.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service presents Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse who is director of the Center for Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Frei Universit├Ąt Berlin. Born in 1955, he received his PhD. from the University of Frankfurt in 1987 discussing "The Emergence of a European Public Sphere: Insights from an Empirical Project."

DATE: January 23, 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: CENTER FOR NATIONAL POLICY holds a news conference to discuss US-Cuba Policy.

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

CONTACT: Emily Cooney, 202-682-4118

WEB ADDRESS:cnponline.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on No Shame for the Sun: Lives of Professional Pakistani Women with Shahla Haeri, author and Director of the Women's Studies Program at Boston University. Dr. Haeri's new book will be available for purchase.

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS holds a Book Release for "The Korean Diaspora in the World Economy." The next year marks the hundredth anniversary of Korean migration into the United States. That migration began in 1903 with the movement of Korean workers into sugar plantations in Hawaii. It is estimated that almost 2 million Koreans now live and work in the United States. A total of about 6 million Koreans, close to 10 percent of the current population of the Korean peninsula, now live outside the peninsula.

AGENDA: To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Korean immigration into the United States and to analyze the little-noticed Korean diaspora's past and potential future economic impact, the OKF and the Institute held a major conference in Seoul in October 2002 and are now releasing this volume.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-9000

WEB ADDRESS: iie.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Larry Harris, Chief Economist, Securities and Exchange Commission, discussing "Current Issues in the Competition Among Stock Markets, ECNs and Dealers."

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden, 618 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Dr. Alan Geyer, Canon Ethicist at the Washington National Cathedral, discussing the life and work of Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Under Secretary-General at the United Nations.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwoman.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: PFLAG holds a news conference to discuss the "Eseara Tuaolo Student-Athlete Scholarship," named in honor of the former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo, who courageously revealed in October 2002, that he is a proud gay man. It is the first-ever PFLAG National GLBT Scholarship Program for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, who frequently face highly charged and hostile environments in their schools.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Robert T. Matsui, Fifth District, Sacramento, CA

Robert F. Chase, President, National Education Association 1996-2002

Esera Tuaolo, former NFL Player, current GLBT Role Model

David Tseng, PFLAG Executive Director

Sam Thoron, PFLAG National President

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

CONTACT: 467-8180 x224

WEB ADDRESS: flag.org

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents Shizuka Kamei, member of the House of Representatives of Japan and former chairman of the Policy Research Council for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), will discuss Japan's foreign and domestic policy priorities.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Political Islam And Democracy In Indonesia.

WHO: the speakers are:

William Liddle, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University Zulkieflimansyah, Head, Department of Economic Policy, Justice Party of Indonesia

Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Writer and Expert on Indonesian Islam

Eric Bjornlund, Moderator and Former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its Afternoon Newsmaker" news program on Israeli Elections.

WHO: The speakers are three representatives of the Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace:

Professor Lawrence Davidson of West Chester University

Professor Patrick Loy of Johns Hopkins University

Professor Bill Koupoulos of Columbia University

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on Priorities for Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Developing a Private Sector.

AGENDA: The private sector has yet to be included in a significant way in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, even though many believe its participation is needed in order for democracy and an open-market economy to succeed in the nation.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, AEI

Ishaq Shahryar, Afghan ambassador to the United States

Mahmood, Karzai, AACC

Walli Workman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DATE: January 23, 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 Shaughn Dowd and con brio! the theatre ensemble offers a program of Academy Award winning and nominated music from the 1930s to the 1960s.

DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Lakhdar Brahimi, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Afghanistan discussing "Afghanistan: Prospects for the Future" and receive the twenty-second annual Raymond "Jit" Trainor Award made possible through an endowment created to recognize a career of dedicated diplomatic service.

DATE: January 23, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Jill Conner Browne discussing The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook And Financial Planner she weaves her tales of her life in Mississippi with all its humor, joy, and sadness. DATE: January 23, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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