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Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International   |   Feb. 20, 2003 at 4:15 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE holds its winter meeting.

AGENDA: Highlight:

10 a.m. - DNC General Session

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Sen. Joe Lieberman

Amb. Carol Moseley-Braun

Rep. Dick Gephardt

Gov. Howard Dean

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency -- Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-863-8148

WEB ADDRESS: dnc.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WORLD MEDIA ASSOCIATION holds a conference on the "Mission of the Media and World Peace: Responsibilities in a Time of Crisis."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. -- Plenary Session I: Crises in the Family and the Role of Journalism

Michael Marshall, Executive Director, World Media Association

10:30 a.m. - A Moral and Responsible Journalism: The Work of the Washington Times

Mr. Douglas D. M. Joo, President of The Washington Times

2 p.m. - Plenary Session II: The Media on International Security and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Robert Morton, Managing Editor, Washington Times Weekly Edition

4:30 p.m. - A Vision for the 21st Century and the Peace Movement of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Dr. Chung Hwan Kwak, Chairman and President, UPI

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 202-636-3124

WEB ADDRESS: wmassociation.com

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Center for Business and Public Policy at holds a telecom forum "Integration, Investment and Innovation: Future Directions for the Telecommunications Industry."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:05 a.m. - Overview: The Telecommunications Industry Today

John Mayo, Dean, McDonough School of Business

9:30 a.m. - Business Keynote: Doing Business In The Evolving Telecommunications Industry: Opportunity And Challenges

David McCourt, CEO RCN

10:15 a.m. - State Policy Keynote:

The Evolution Of Telecommunications Policy

Rebecca Klein, Chair Texas Public Utilities Commission

10:45 a.m. - Integration: Business, Consumer And State Policy Implications

Marius Schwartz, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University

Kevin Crull, VP, AT&T Consumer Markets

Paul Vassington Chair, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy

Simon Wilkie, Chief Economist, FCC

Kathy Brown Verizon (invited)

Bruce Phillips Senior Fellow, NFIB

James Bradford Ramsey, General Counsel NARUC

Larry Spiwack, Invited

12 noon - Commissioner Kevin Martin

1:15 p.m. - Innovation And Investment: Feast Or Famine?

DATE: February 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHROP GRUMMAN holds a news conference.

DATE: February 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: Brandon Belote, 703-875-8411

WEB ADDRESS: northgrum.com

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE Seminar Series in Economic Policy holds a program on Has Global Income Inequality Been Rising?

WHO: The speakers are:

Eric M. Engen, AEI

Xavier Sala-I-Martin, Columbia University

Nicholas Eberstadt, AEI

Catherine Mann, Institute for International Economics

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Center for Latin American Issues holds a panel discussion that will focus on the significance of the recently negotiated trade agreement between the U.S. and Chile, and its potential impact on bilateral trade and on hemispheric trade relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

Andrés Bianchi, ambassador of Chile to the United States

Regina Vargo, assistant United States Trade Representative

William Lane, director of government affairs, Caterpillar, Inc.

James Ferrer Jr. (moderator), director, CLAI

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-5205

WEB ADDRESS:gwu.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "A Crisis in an Emerging Market: The Venezuelan Crisis from a Wall Street Perspective."

WHO: The speakers are:

Luisa Palacios, head economist for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation in New York

Maria Beatriz Orlando, research associate at the Institute for International Economics' Center for Global Development

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE Social Security University presents The Alternatives to Individual Accounts.

WHO: The speakers are:

Michael Tanner, director of the Cato Institute's Project on Social Security Choice

Andrew Biggs, Social Security analyst, Cato Institute, and former staffer to the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM holds a luncheon briefing entitled "Medicare 101: Prepare Yourself for the Debate." Now is a good time to refresh your understanding about the fundamentals of Medicare -- how it's structured, how it's funded, and how it operates.

WHO: The speakers are:

Diane Rowland, executive vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation

Tricia Neuman, director of the Medicare Policy Project at the Foundation

Julian Pettengill, a research director for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: Room 106, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202/789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA presents Vilma Nunez, president of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights discussing Economic and Human Rights in Nicaragua."

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 110 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-797-2171 or 202-544-9355

WEB ADDRESS: wola.org, or afgj.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: CITIZENS FOR LONG TERM CARE holds a news conference to discuss Federal Medicare help for the states.

WHO: The speakers are:

John Rother, AARP

Andrew Stern, Service Employees International Union

Dale Thompson, vice chair-CLTC

John Wagner, Alzheimer's Assn.

DATE: February 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-336-7962

WEB ADDRESS: citizenforltz.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features The music of songwriters Chris & Meredith Thompson weaving vocals, flute, strings and percussion together with strong doses of riff-driven guitar and Latin rhythms, while independent internationally acclaimed songwriter SONiA presents her original folk/rock/pop combination from a fifteen-year career.

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Ruler of the Rulers: Art and Architecture in the Time of Amunhotep III" with Matthias Seidel, curator at the Walters Art Museum.

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Manning Marable discussing and signing copies of The Great Wells Of Democracy: Reconstructing Race and Politics in the 21st Century. Marable examines the structural racism that has defined the United States, and which has persisted from the age of slavery through Jim Crow, to its current expression in economic disenfranchisement, criminalization, and poverty for the majority of African Americans.

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, VIRGINA PRESS ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS, AND THE NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA present the Opportunities 2003 Minority Job Fair.

AGENDA: Highlight:

Clarence Page has been a columnist and member of the editorial board at the Chicago Tribune since 1984. He is syndicated in more than 200 papers nationwide, is the author of several books, including Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity, and is also a television commentator.

DATE: February 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: vpa.net/professional_development/minorityjobfair

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: URBAN AMERICAN FILMMAKERS holds its annual workshop.

AGENDA: Highlight:

Opening night party and film screening of Paramount Pictures/MTV Films release "Better Luck Tomorrow", which showcases the rarity of an all Asian-American ensemble cast. The workshops bring an opportunity for one lucky attendee to become a semifinalist for a scholarship from the Fox Searchlab filmmaker program.

DATE: February 21, 2003

LOCATION: French Embassy Theater, 4101 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 770/471-4600

WEB ADDRESS: uafw.org

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