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EVENTS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEMS holds its annual legislative conference.

AGENDA: The newly elected 108th Congress will be faced with major issues, including Social Security reform, rising health care costs and the increasing budget deficit. The new Congress will be challenged by an incumbent President who will run for reelection in 2004. All of these events make it more important than ever that members of Congress hear from you.

DATE: February 3, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-624-1456

WEB ADDRESS: ncpers.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: TRADE, EQUITY, AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AND THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND PRESENT AGRICULTURAL TRADE LIBERALIZATION: CAN THE US AND EU SHOW THE WAY? FEATURING Secretary of State for Agriculture and Environment, Margaret Beckett, M.P., who will give a speech on the need for both the United States and European Union to take bold steps towards agricultural policy reform if the WTO agriculture negotiations are to succeed.

DATE: February 3, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ELECTIONS AND DEMOCRACY holds a news conference to release their report "The Last Hurrah: Soft Money and Issue Advocacy in the 2002 Congressional Elections."

WHO: The speakers are:

Andy Grossman, DSCC Executive Director

Chris LaCivita, NRSC Political Director

Steve Rosenthal, AFL-CIO Political Director

Stephen Moore, Club for Growth President

Scott Stoermer, LCV Communications Director

Bill Miller, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs VP

David Magleby, CSED-BYU

Quin Monson, CSED-BYU

DATE: February 3, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-572-0399

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE Post-Saddam Iraq Conference Series presents Territorial Integrity, External Security, and Internal Security: Challenges for a Future Iraq.

AGENDA: Highlight:

Abbas Kelidar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Michiel Leezenberg, Amsterdam University

Entifadh Qanbar, Iraqi National Congress

Gwynne Roberts, documentary filmmaker

DATE: February 3, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS holds a program on The Right Prescription for Medicare Drug Coverage.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Robert M. Goldberg, PhD, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, and Director, Center for Medical Progress

Panel 1: Problems With Current Medicare Drug Proposals

Susan Horn, PhD, Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research

"Restricting Access to New Medicines: The Impact on Health and Health Care Spending"

John R. Graham, Pharmaceutical Policy Program, Fraser Institute, Vancouver, BC

"The Failure of Canadian Prescription Drug Policy"

Fred Goodwin, MD, Former Director, National Institute of Mental Health, and Host, "The Infinite Mind"

"Government Formularies and Mental Illness"

Michael Weber, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY

"Lessons from the Hypertension Study on How Not to Design a Medicare Drug Benefit"

Panel 2: New Prescriptions for Medicare Drug Coverage

Grace Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute

"The Prescription Drug Security Card: An Overview"

Robert M. Goldberg, PhD, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, and Director, Center for Medical Progress

"Drug Coverage and Medicare Reform: A New Approach"

Ron Pollack, Executive Director, Families USA (invited)

DATE: February 3, 2003

LOCATION: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-599-7000 EXT. 414

WEB ADDRESS: manhattan-institute.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled program on "Japanese Victims of North Korean Terrorism."

WHO: The speakers are:

Yoichi Shimada and Yoshitaka Fukui, Executive Members, National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea

Balbina Y. Hwang, Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: February 3, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a program on the just released report on "Iraq: What Next?", a report that answers key questions related to the current crisis, particularly focusing on weapons inspections.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ambassador Rolf Ekeus, former executive chairman of UNSCOM

Jessica T. Mathews, president, Carnegie Endowment; coauthor of "Iraq: What Next?"

George Perkovich, vice president for studies, Carnegie Endowment; coauthor of "Iraq: What Next?"

DATE: February 3, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT SMACKDOWN YOUR VOTE program holds a news conference unveil its "A Million More in 2004" initiative, a call to get one million more 18-to-30 year olds to cast their votes in the 2004 presidential election than did in the presidential election of 2000. The initiative will also encourage young adults to become poll workers, obtain a youth-oriented presidential debate, and demand candidates speak forthrightly on the issues affecting young people.

WHO: The speakers are:

WWE Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon

Rep. Bob Ney, R-OH

Minnesota State Representative Tony Sertich (DFL-MN)

League of Women Voters Executive Director Nancy Tate

DATE: February 3, 2003

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

CONTACT: Kate Cox, 203-352-8630 or Lori Jennings, 202-659-7902

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Islam, Europe's Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape with Shireen Hunter, Director of the Islam Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and editor of Islam, Europe's Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural, and Political Landscape

DATE: February 3, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Russia's Role in the Fight Against Catastrophic Terrorism with Charles Curtis, President, Nuclear Threat Initiative.

DATE: February 3, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: INTER-AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR COOPERATION ON AGRICULTURE holds a reception to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

DATE: February 3, 2003

LOCATION: OAS, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-458-3767

WEB ADDRESS: iicawash.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Singer and harpist Kristen Jepperson performing classical, Broadway style, and popular music.

DATE: February 3, 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 Juan Williams expanding on the civil rights story of Eyes on the Prize to the epic of African American religious history in This Far By Faith. From the time of slavery onward-with spirituals that helped runaways follow the road North-churches organized with liberation and salvation in mind.

DATE: February 3, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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