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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: E-GOV holds a conference on Web-Enabling Government -- transforming traditional government operations to integrated, Internet-based environments for improved public sector accessibility, efficiency, and customer service.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:30 a.m. - The Rise of the E-Citizen

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet and American Life Foundation

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 1-703-876-5060

WEB ADDRESS: e-gov.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS holds its Public Policy Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 - Convene And Overview Of Day

9:20-- Investor Confidence & Corporate Accountability

Senator Paul Sarbanes, D-MD

10 a.m. - Pension Reform

Rep. Ben Cardin, D-MD

11 a.m. - The Role Of Litigation In Policy

James Tierney, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Law School and

Former Attorney General, State of Maine

11:45 AM-- Medicare Reform And Prescription Drugs

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV

4 p.m. - Medicare Reform

Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, US Department of Health and Human Services

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Steve Hahn Or Nancy Thompson, 202-434-2560

WEB ADDRESS: aarp.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS will host its biennial Manufacturers' Week in Washington: 72 Hours to Educate and Celebrate.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1 p.m. -- News conference to discuss the mounting challenges facing America's critically important but still-struggling manufacturing sector

Archie Dunham, Chairman of both the NAM and Conoco Phillips \Jerry Jasinowski, NAM President

Michael Baroody, NAM Executive Vice President

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency -- Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Darren McKinney, 202-637-3093

WEB ADDRESS: nam.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: COMMUNITY ANTI-DRUG COALITION holds its National Leadership Forum XIII.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 -- 9:45 a.m. -"Community Coalitions: The Heart & Soul of America"

John P. Walters, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

John B. Brown III, Acting Administrator, DEA

General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO, CADCA

1 p.m. - "Science at the Heart of Prevention in Communities"

Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House (R-IL)

Charles G. Curie, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Dr. Ting-Kai Li, Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Dr. Glen R. Hanson, Acting Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-423-9630

WEB ADDRESS: cadca.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND holds a Briefing and orientation "Act To Leave No Child Behind Rally."

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-CT

Rep. George Miller,

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. Room G-50, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-3559

WEB ADDRESS: childrensdefense.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents Glenn Hubbard, Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors discussing the President's Economic Growth Plan.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION'S TRADE POLICY SERIES Program presents 2003 Congressional Trade Agenda.

WHO: The speakers are:

Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel (Republican), Senate Finance Committee

Timothy Punke, Senior International Trade Couns el (Democrat), Senate Finance Committee

Angela Ellard, Staff Director and Counsel (Republican), House Ways and Means Committee;

Tim Reif, Chief Trade Counsel (Democrat), House Ways and Means Committee

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Rotunda, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: MAYER, BROWN, ROWE & MAW holds a preview of key cases the U.S. Supreme Court has remaining on its argument schedule.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Legal Foundation headquarters, 2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-973-1318

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a program to discuss UN International Migration report.

AGENDA: At the turn of the twenty-first century, an estimated 3 percent of the world's people live in a country other than the one where they were born. The number of international migrants has more than doubled since 1975 to nearly 175 million in 2000.

WHO: The speakers are:

Audrey Singer, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy

Joseph Chamie, Author and Director, UN Population Division

Roberta Cohen, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

Constantinos Fotakis, Head of the Social and Demography Analysis Unit, European Commission

Charles Keely, Herzberg Professor of International Migration, Georgetown University

Lavinia Limon, Executive Director, Immigrant and Refugee Services of America and U.S.

Committee for Refugees

Demetrios Papademetriou, Co-Director, Migration Policy Institute

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION holds a meeting to discuss Drug Addiction in America.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcome

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD

Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Keynote: "Drug Addiction in America: A 21st Century Agenda for Science, Policy and Innovation."

C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, Former US Surgeon General, Senior Scholar at the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College

Innovations in the Control of Drug Addiction and Abuse -- A Panel Discussion Jack E. Henningfield, PhD*, Moderator

10:15a.m. - Viewing of the American Visionary Art Museum's (Baltimore) exhibit "High on Life: Transcending Addiction" and conversations with artists Ray Materson and Linda St. John, and museum founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Robin Finker, 212-481-7000

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring The President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lucio Gutierrez, will discuss "Economic, Political & Security Conditions in Ecuador."

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Rebuilding After War with Gordon Sullivan, Association of the U.S. Army releasing a report from a panel of 27 experts outlining ways to improve U.S. ability to rebuild countries and societies following armed conflict

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on What Is the True Meaning of the Second Amendment?

AGENDA: The Second Amendment reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Did the framers contemplate an individual right to bear arms or one predicated on the need for local militias? Recently, the Department of Justice changed its policy statement on the Second Amendment from one that saw the right to bear arms as a collective right to an individual one.

WHO: The speakers are:

Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University

Robert J. Cottrol, George Washington University

Robert A. Goldwin, AEI

Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: ENERGY DAILY AND UNITED STATES ENERGY ASSOCIATION hold a breakfast featuring Sen. Pete Domenici, the new Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee discussing energy issues, the FY04 budget, and the new Congress.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: King Publishing Group, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 1003, Washington DC

CONTACT: Grant Stockdale, 202-62-155

TIME: 10:45 a.m.

EVENT: FAIR TAXES FOR ALL COALITION holds a news conference to launch a campaign against Bush tax policies.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: HC-9, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-467-4999

WEB ADDRESS: fair.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES holds a news conference to react to 2004 budget proposed by President Bush and release of survey about top priorities of city leaders across the U.S.

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Mike Reinemer 202-626-3003

WEB ADDRESS: nlc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on Testing the Validity of High-Stakes Testing: What Do the Numbers Mean?

AGENDA: There has been increased interest in high-stakes testing since the January 2002 federal government enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act--which holds states and school districts accountable for student performance. High-stakes testing links assessments of student academic achievement to rewards or sanctions for students, educators, and schools. Thus, the self-interest of educators is tied to student scores.

WHO: The speakers are:

FREDERICK M. HESS, AEI

JAY GREENE, Manhattan Institute

EUGENE W. HICKOK JR., Department of Education

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on 20:21 Vision: Twentieth-Century Lessons for the Twenty-first Century featuring the author, Bill Emmott, Editor in Chief, The Economist.

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY Studies holds a program on Elections through Litigation.

AGENDA: There is an increasing tendency to resort to the courts to resolve all

phases of election controversies: pre-election ballot issues, like that

in New Jersey concerning the replacement of Senator Toricelli; election

day controversies, such as the move to keep the St. Louis polls open

beyond their originally-scheduled closing time; and post election

disputes, such as that in Bush v. Gore.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jan Baran, Wiley, Rein & Fielding

John Fund, The Wall Street Journal Online Edition

Benjamin Ginsberg, Former RNC General Counsel and Patton Boggs

Joseph Sandler, Democratic Party lawyer and Sandler, Reiff & Young

Prof. John Eastman, Chapman University School of Law (Moderator)

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-822-8138

WEB ADDRESS: fed-soc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOMEN IN HOUSING AND FINANCE holds a luncheon program featuring Rep. Robert Ney, R-OH, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee's Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: The Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-752-6707

WEB ADDRESS: whfdc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA Roundtable on Affordable Assisted Living.

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Laura Werts, 703-341-5086

WEB ADDRESS: voa.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SENSEI HEALTH holds a news conference to discuss Bayer Saving Lives ASAP Campaign

AGENDA: The campaign will include a regulatory initiative, a partnership and donation program to provide free Bayer Aspirin to hospitals and clinics throughout the country that could benefit most, and national awareness activities to educate the public about aspirin's potential in reducing the risk for, and decreasing the number of, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events.

WHO: The speakers are:

Corbin Bernsen -- Recently appearing on "Celebrity Mole," "The West Wing," and "JAG," at-risk for cardiovascular disease and taking action with daily aspirin therapy

Charles Hennekens, MD, Dr. PH -- Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami, School of Medicine:

Donnica Moore, MD -- Founder and President of DrDonnica.com and a women's health expert and advocate

Thomas A. Pearson, MD, PhD -- Department Chair of Community and Preventive Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH -- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at University of North

DATE: February 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Janet Graesser, 212-581-2770

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER presents a program on China's Economy: Will the Bubble Burst?

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas G. Rawski, University of Pittsburgh

Charles Wolf, Jr., RAND

Deborah S. Davis, Yale University

Fenwick W. Yu, U.S. Department of Commerce

DATE: February 12, 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 presents a program on The Challenges Confronting Yugoslavia

Ivan Vujacic, Ambassador to the U.S., Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

DATE: February 12, 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: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE holds a program discussing Environmental Justice and Emission Trading: Evidence from the Electric Utility Industry with Ronald Shadbegian, University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth and Cynthia Morgan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Silent Partners in U.S. Involvement: Views from the Street in Iran,

Iraq and Afghanistan" with Jacki Lyden, National Public Radio senior correspondent and alternate host of "All Things Considered."

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Consolidating Democracy in Transitioning States: The Community of Democracies" with Robert Herman, co-director of the Open Society Institute's Democracy Coalition Project.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: RURAL SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY TRUST holds a news conference to discuss a study of rural education in every state. The Rural Trust will release Why Rural Matters 2003, a state-by-state snapshot of the condition of rural education. The biennial report, an update of a benchmark study released in 2000, will rate the importance of rural education in each state, and the urgency with which policymakers need to address rural education issues.

DATE: February 12, 2003

CONTACT: Nancy Bennett, 800-834-1110

WEB ADDRESS: ruraledu.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Central Asia-Caucasus Institute W.P. Carey Forum holds a lecture entitled "Central Asia, the Middle East and the United States" with William R. Polk, director emeritus of the University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Zimbabwe's foremost Mbira player, Stella Chiweshe offering a repertoire that stretches from classical pieces to bubbly uptempo jigs.

DATE: February 12, 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 Linda Fairstein discussing and signing copies of The Bone Vault. She takes us through Manhattan's finest museums-the Met, the Cloisters, and the Natural History-on the trail of the murderer of a museum curator.

DATE: February 12, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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