Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   Feb. 4, 2003 at 4:14 PM   |   0 comments

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

For content questions, call 202-898-8291

To fax additions or changes, 202-898-8064

For the UPI News Desk call, 202-898-8111 or 8015

EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY 5, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES AND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CURRENT HAITIAN MIGRATION CRISIS hold a conference to constructive responses to an ongoing humanitarian crisis, which originates in Haiti and is compounded by U.S. treatment of Haitian asylum seekers. They are provided less protection than any other nationality-seeking asylum.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138

12:30 p.m. - United Methodist Building, 110 Maryland Ave. N.E.

WHO: The speakers are:

Senator Kennedy.

The Rev. John L. McCullough, Executive Director, Church World Service

Bishop Thomas Wenski, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Luigi Einaudi, Assistant General Secretary, Organization of American States

Bienaime Pierre-Luis, recent asylee from the Oct. 29 "boat group"

Candace Jean, Catholic Charities Legal Services

Cheryl Little, Executive Director, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center - which in December was ordered to vacate its client meeting space inside Krome Detention Center

Haitian-Americans Edwidge Danicat, award-winning author, and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, star of "NYPD Blue"

National Coalition for Haitian Rights' Dina Paul Parks (USA) and Pierre Esperance (Haiti)

Joshua Sears, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States

Marleine Bastien, Haitian Women of Miami and Haitian American Grassroots

Coalition

Steven Johnson, Heritage Foundation.

Wendy Young, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

DATE: February 5, 2003

CONTACT: 212-870-2252/2227

TIME: All Day

EVENT: GOVERNING MAGAZINE holds its 11th annual executive briefing on state policy and politics for government affairs and government marketing professionals.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Peter A. Harkness, Editor & Publisher, Governing

8:50 a.m. - The New Agenda in the States: Governors and Legislatures

Ray Scheppach, Executive Director, National Governors Association

William Pound, Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures

Alan Ehrenhalt, Executive Editor, Governing, Moderator

10:20 a.m. - Fiscal Overview: Revenue, Spending And Tax Outlook

Harley Duncan, Executive Director, Federation of Tax Administrators

Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers

Corina Eckl, Director, Fiscal Programs, National Conference of State Legislatures

11:30 a.m. - Briefing Topics:

Homeland Security: Who Does What?

Michael Byrne, Senior Director, Response and Recovery Directorate, Office of Homeland Security

Richard Moore, Massachusetts Senator and Chair, NCSL Task Force on Homeland Security

Streamlining the Sales Tax

Dennis Brown, Vice President, State Government Relations, Equipment Leasing Association, Moderator

Steve Kranz, Tax Counsel, Council on State Taxation

Neal Osten, Director of Commerce and Communication, National Conference of State Legislators

Bruce Johnson, Commissioner, Utah State Tax Commission and co-chair, Streamlined Sales Tax Implementing States

Health Care Cost Control: Creative Responses

Vernon Smith, Principal, Health Management Associates, and former Michigan Medicaid Director, 1991-1996

Paul Bather, Vice-Chair, Committee on Health and Welfare, Kentucky House of Representatives

Ray Hanley, Director of Medical Services, State of Arkansas, and President, National Association of State Medicaid directors

Penelope Lemov, Health Columnist, Governing, Moderator

Working in a World of Freshmen: What it Means for Legislatures -- and for You

Rob Gurwitt, Staff Correspondent, Governing, Moderator

Marcie McNelis, Principal, MultiState Associates

Tim Storey, Program Principal, Legislative Management, National Conference of State Legislatures

State Spending: Winners and Losers

Robert A. Bittenbender, Former Secretary, Office of the Budget, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers, Moderator

Corina Eckl, Director, Fiscal Programs, National Conference of State Legislatures

12:30 p.m. - What Business Can Expect From the States in 2003

Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of New York State

2:15 p.m. - Briefing Topics:

Tax Restructuring: The Revenue Dilemma

Harley Duncan, Executive Director, Federation of State Tax Administrators

Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Project Directors, Government Performance Project, Governing

Michele Mariani, Special Project Reporter, Governing

David Brunori, Contributing Editor, State Tax Notes, Moderator

Protecting the Public Health: Bioterrorism Preparedness

Dr. George Hardy, Executive Director, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Initiatives, Referenda and State Government Capacity

Phyllis Myers, President, State Research Strategies

Lane Shetterly, Speaker Pro Tem, Oregon House of Representatives

Alan Greenblatt, Staff Writer, Governing, Moderator

What's Ahead for Election Reform?

Doug Chapin, Director, Election Reform Information Project

Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director, National Association of Secretaries of State

Tim Storey, Program Principal, Legislative Management, National Conference of State Legislators, Environmental Protection: Are States Taking Over?

Steve Brown, Executive Director, Environmental Council on the States

Leon Billings, Former Member, Maryland House of Delegates and Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures Committee on the Environment

Reed Gusciora, Chairman, Committee on Environment and Solid Waste, New Jersey General Assembly

Suellen Keiner, Director, Center for the Economy and the Environment, National Academy of Public Administration, Moderator

3:30 p.m. - Education Testing and Funding: What It Means to Leave No Child Behind

Danica Petroshius, Education Advisor, Office of U.S. Sen. Edward. M. Kennedy

Kristen Tosh Cowan, Esq., Partner, Brustein & Manasevit

Alan Greenblatt, Staff Writer, Governing, Moderator

Technology in Government: Trends and Analysis

Tom Davies, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis, Inc. and Technology Columnist, Governing

Larry J. Singer, former Chief Information Officer, State of Georgia, former Executive Director, Georgia Technology Authority and President, Public Interest Breakthroughs

Health Care Issues: Prescription Drugs, Access to Care, Medicaid

Lee Dixon, Director, Health Policy Tracking Service, NCSL

Joan Henneberry, Director of Health Policy, National Governors Association

Penelope Lemov, Health Columnist, Governing, Moderator

Insurance Issues

Cheye Calvo, Committee Director, Financial Services Standing Committee, NCSL

Nathaniel S. Shapo, former Director, Illinois Department of Insurance

Timothy Tucker, Director of State-Federal Relations, National Conference of Insurance Legislators

DATE: February 5, 2003

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

CONTACT: 781-729-8611

WEB ADDRESS: governing.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INDUSTRIAL UNION COUNCIL holds its legislative conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

11 a.m. -- News conference featuring leaders

John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO

Richard Trunka, secretary-treasurer

Sen. Tom Daschle, D-SD

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-637-5018

WEB ADDRESS: iuc.org

TIME: All Day

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

AGENDA: Highlight:

7:30 a.m. - Capitol Hill for Congressional Breakfast in B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), Ways and Means Committee

9:30 a.m. - Congressional Office Visits

DATE: February 5, 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: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL Capital Formation Committee holds program on Venture Banking - Alternative Financing in a Challenging Market Mike Selfridge, Silicon Valley Bank; April Young, Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mike Selfridge, Silicon Valley Bank

April Young, Senior Vice President, Comerica Bank

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: Ernst & Young Building, 8484 Westpark Drive, Mclean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds an informal Press Breakfast (FOR MEDIA ONLY) entitled "The Pending FCC Reviews of Telecommunications Regulations and Media Ownership Rules."

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hosts a breakfast discussion featuring Canadian International Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew. Minister Pettigrew will address U.S.-Canadian trade, investment in North America and ways to keep the region economically prosperous and secure.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: Hay Adams Hotel, 800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a preview of the American Case and the Days and Weeks Ahead entitled "Road to War: Colin Powell Before the U.N."

AGENDA: Highlights:

Interpreting the Evidence: The Intelligence Case Against Iraq

Reuel Marc Gerecht, (former CIA) now AEI

The European Reaction

Anne Applebaum, Washington Post

Where are We Now? Military Preparations and the March to War

Richard Perle, AEI (head of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board)

The Regional Balance of Power

Michael Ledeen, AEI

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE holds a briefing about the fundamental causes of the food crisis in Ethiopia, and what can be done to stop the country's cycle of food insecurity.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joachim von Braun, IFPRI Director General

John Pender, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, IFPRI Research Fellow

DATE: February 5, 2003

CONTACT: Michael Rubinstein, 202-862-5670

WEB ADDRESS: ifpri.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE and Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life holds a program on "Religion and American Foreign Policy: Prophetic, Perilous, Inevitable."

WHO: The speakers are:

J. Dionne JR., Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Columnist, Washington Post; Co-chair, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Fr. Bryan Hehir, President, Catholic Charities, USA; Distinguished Professor of Ethics and International Affairs, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Michael Walzer, Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ; Author, Just and Unjust Wars and Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality

Charles Krauthammer, Columnist, Washington Post

James M. Lindsay, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Co-author, Defending America: The Case for Limited National Missile Defense

Louise Richardson, Executive Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University; Author, When Allies Differ: Anglo-American Relations in the Suez and Falkland Crises

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum entitled Battle over the Broadcast Flag: The IP Wars and the HDTV Transition.

WHO: The speakers are:

Fritz Attaway, Motion Picture Association of America

Jim Burger, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson

Mike Godwin, Public Knowledge

Andy Setos, Fox Entertainment Group

DATE: February 5, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES holds a conference call briefing on the tax related proposals contained in the Administration's budget for fiscal year 2004.

WHO: The speakers are:

Peter Orszag, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

William Gale, Co-Director, Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center

DATE: February 5, 2003

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS: cbpp.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: THE NATIONAL CENTER ON ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, holds a news conference releasing its report The Formative Years: Pathways to Substance Abuse among Girls and Young Women Ages 8-22.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., president of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Florida First Lady Columba Bush

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 328 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.

CONTACT: Ellen Ross, 212-841-5260

WEB ADDRESS: casacolumbia.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WHIP STENY HOYER, D-MD, will hold his regular pen and pad briefing

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: H-306, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-3130

WEB ADDRESS:

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION holds a ceremony to honor the Recipient of the Flo Hyman Memorial Award

and to celebrate the 17th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dominique Dawes, Gymnastics - Three-time Olympic medalist

Donna de Varona, Swimming - Two-time Olympic gold medalist

Holly Hunter - Academy Award winning actress

Julie Foudy, Soccer - Olympic gold and silver medalist, World Cup Champion,

Captain of the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team

Billie Jean King, Tennis - Named by Life magazine as on the "100 Most

Important Americans of the 20th Century," holder of 20 Wimbledon titles

Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Swimming - Three-time gold and silver medalist

Nikki McCray, Basketball - Olympic gold medalist, and three-time WNBA

All-Star

Dawn Riley, Sailing - First woman to captain and America's Cup Team

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Ellie Seifert

516-542-4700, x164

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY holds a program discussing Measuring the Cumulative Effect of Government Policies on the Tech Industry. The TEQI quantitatively measures the overall health of the Tech Environment from the perspective of businesses that create and deploy, and consumers who choose and use, technology.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jonathan Zuck, President, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT)

Rep. Jim Davis (D-FL), Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the Judiciary Courts, Intellectual Property, and Internet Subcommittee

Tod Cohen, Associate General Counsel, Global Policy for eBay

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: B-352, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Danielle McDonald, 703-683-5004 Ext. 128

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Rating the Sloba Show: Is the ICTY's Leading Case Advancing Justice? Eric D. Gordy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Clark University, MA, and Title VIII JSTS alumnus.

DATE: February 5, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Countering Pessimism: Can the Arab/Islamic World Develop?" with Nick Eberstadt, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE holds a program on The Status and Future of the U.S. National Park System with Tom Kiernan, National Parks Conservation Association. Kiernan will discuss the legal underpinnings of the National Park System and how well the current system is working. He will argue that some parks, such as Everglades, Big Cypress, Dry Tortugas, and Yosemite are faring well under this Administration, while others are faring much worse.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA holds a news conference and Signing Ceremony "The Sanctity of Life in a Brave New World: A Manifesto on Biotechnology and Human Dignity." The manifesto is intended to lead pro-life conservatives in the development of a new paradigm

for the sanctity of life in the biotech era.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen.Sam Brownback (R-Kansas)

Charles W. Colson (Chairman, Prison fellowship Ministries and The Wilberforce Forum)

Joni Eareckson Tada (Founder and president, Joni and Friends)

Carl Anderson (Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus)

Sandy Rios (President, Concerned Women for America)

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: G-11, Dirksen Senate Building, Room G11, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Krista Winter Obitts, 703-626-9617

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: SEN. ORRIN HATCH, R-UT, SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN, D-CA, SEN. EDWARD M. KENNEDY, D-MA, SEN. ARLEN SPECTER, R-PA, AND SEN. TOM HARKIN, D-IA, hold a news conference to announce legislation to make the cloning of a human being a crime, while allowing other promising medical research -- which may lead to cures of some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases -- to proceed.

WHO: The speakers are

Actor Kevin Kline

Nobel Laureate and President of CalTech David Baltimore -- Received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1975 for his pioneering work in cancer research.

Kris Gulden -- a former police officer and triathlete who suffered a severe spinal cord injury. She lost use of her legs and will never be able to walk again -- unless a cure is found.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 106 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Adam Elggren, Sen. Hatch, 202-224-5251

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM, THE CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND TECHNOLOGY, THE EAGLE FORUM, THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION, THE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER, THE FREE CONGRESS FOUNDATION, PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY AND THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE hold a telephone news conference to discuss the danger to average Americans inherent in Total Information Awareness and explain how the system will erode your community's ability to maintain control over its personal information.

AGENDA: Total Information Awareness developers at the Pentagon intend to create the infrastructure to allow the government to use "data-mining" technology to track and monitor, among many other things, innocent Americans' financial, health, travel and credit card records. The program has been billed as an anti-terrorism tool; however, many technical experts question its viability and civil liberties and privacy advocates oppose the system for its potentially disastrous effects on core freedoms.

DATE: February 5, 2003

CONTACT: Dial (512) 225-3630, Access Code is 993630

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS holds a telephone news conference to discuss recent federal appellate court nominees as "troubling." They are urging full and fair hearings by the U.S. Senate on each of the 31 judicial nominees, including Charles Pickering and Priscilla Owen.

AGENDA: TOLL-FREE CALL-IN #: 1-888-339-1203

DATE: February 5, 2003

CONTACT: Nancy Bennett, 800-834-1110

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER TOM DASCHLE, SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY, RANKING MEMBER, SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, REPRESENTATIVE BOB MENENDEZ, CHAIR OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS REP. CIRO RODRIGUEZ, CHAIRMAN, CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS hold a news conference to discuss the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: Room S-221, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Laura Nichols, 202-225-0100

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch and reception for World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability with author Amy Chua Comments by Stephan Richter, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Globalist.

DATE: February 5, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Danish band Phønix presenting songs with music characterized by its intensity, respect for tradition and originality, and with texts taken from the great Scandinavian folk tradition.

DATE: February 5, 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 Sherwin Nuland discussing and signing copies of Lost In America: A Journey With My Father.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: EMBASSY OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC AND THE FRIENDS OF SLOVAKIA ORGANIZATION present

Peter Dvorsky, world-renowned opera singer, performing in concert in honor of the tenth anniversary of the Slovak Republic.

DATE: February 5, 2003

LOCATION: George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H Streets, NW

Washington DC

CONTACT: 202-237-1054, ext. 240.

WEB ADDRESS:

© 2003 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Trending News
Join the conversation
Most Popular
Photos
Video
x
Feedback