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By United Press International   |   Feb. 27, 2003 at 4:15 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA holds a conference to discuss, debate, and present critical consumer and public policy issues in the new political and economic environment.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Evaluating Media Scrutiny of Regulatory Agencies; featuring;

Trudy Lieberman, Columbia Journalism Review, Morton Mintz, Washington Post,

Martin Tolchin, New York Times, and Jim Asher, Knight Ridder Newspapers

11 a.m. - Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA,

11:30 a.m. - Charles Lewis, Executive Director Center for Policy

Integrity discussing the challenge of ensuring integrity in government.

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202.737.0766

WEB ADDRESS: consumerfed.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES holds its legislative conference.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Pre-Conference Seminar #1

Surviving and Thriving When You Meet The Press

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-393 6226

WEB ADDRESS: naco.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a conference to discuss Prospects and Politics of a U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks: Christopher DeMuth, AEI

Deanna Tanner Okun, International Trade Commission

9:30 a.m. - Panel I: Economic Considerations

Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China

Guo Jiann-Jong, Tamkang University

Irwin M. Stelzer, Hudson Institute

Claude E. Barfield, AEI

11 a.m. - Panel II: Political and Strategic Considerations

Thea Lee, AFL-CIO

Wu Li-pei, Formosa Foundation

Steven Clemons, New America Foundation

Therese Shaheen, AIT

12 noon - William Kristol, Project for the New American Century

Tom DeLay, U.S. House of Representatives

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference entitled BorderLines: Canada in North America A look at Canada-U.S. relations from the United States.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Defense and Security: What Should Canada's Role Be?

Chair: Dwight Mason, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jack David, U.S. Chairman, Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada-United States

Gregory D. Foster, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University

Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General (U.S. Department of Justice), Criminal Division

10:45 a.m.- Resource Issues: Water and Energy

Chair: Richard Gwyn, Toronto Star

James G. Chandler, Legal Advisor, International Joint Commission

Joseph M. Dukert, Independent Energy Consultant

12:15 p.m. -Luncheon

Chair: Peter White, Hollinger Corp.

Remarks by: John LaFalce, former Member of Congress

1:45 p.m. - Trade and Economic Issues: Is a Grand Bargain Feasible?

Chair: Brian Lee Crowley, Atlantic Institute for Market Studies

John Simpson, American Association of Exporters and Importers

Bill Merkin, Strategic Policy (former U.S. trade official)

Sidney Weintraub, Center for Strategic and International Studies

3:15 p.m. - Canada in North America

Chair: Christopher Sands, Senior Associate, Canada Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Carlos Rico, Mexican Embassy

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: H-137 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHROP GRUMMAN ANALYSIS CENTER TO holds a news conference to present new study on "Future War: What Trends In America's Post-Cold War Military Conflicts Tell Us About Early 21st Century Warfare."

AGENDA: The report focuses on the security environment, military capabilities and key technologies. In this very timely analysis, the Center considers what capabilities will be required to meet the military challenges of the immediate post-Cold War era.

DATE: February 28, 2003

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

CONTACT: 703-875-8450

WEB ADDRESS: northgrum.com

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Sudanese War and the Nuba People.

WHO: the speakers are:

Suleiman Musa Ruhhal, Director, Nuba Survival

Ambassador Michael Ranneberger, State Department Special Advisor on Sudan

John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group

DATE: February 28, 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: Defense Forum Foundation holds a luncheon forum to discuss "The Missile Defense Program: Where We Are, Where We Are Headed," featuring Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, director, Missile Defense Agency

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 703-534-4313

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY CENTER holds hold a seminar to mark the historic transition within the Federal Government as the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is retired and its functions become part of the new Department of Homeland Security.

WHO: The speakers are:

Doris Meissner, former Commissioner, INS, and Senior Fellow, MPI James Ziglar, former Commissioner, INS, and Fellow, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

David Martin, Professor of Law, University of Virginia, former General Counsel, INS

Bruce Morrison, former Chairman, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and International Law, and member, US Commission on Immigration Reform

Lavinia Limon, former Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services, and Director, International Institute of Los Angeles

Michael Fix, Director, Immigration Studies, Urban Institute and Jeffrey Passel, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute

Alex Aleinikoff, Senior Associate, MPI, and Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University

Demetrios Papdemetrios, Co-Director, MPI

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-266-1910

WEB ADDRESS: mpi.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch for Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America.

WHO: the speakers are:

Hugh Heclo, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, George Mason University, and a former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Wilfred M. McClay, SunTrust Chair of Humanities and Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and a former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution, Columnist, The Washington Post, Co-Chair, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and a former Guest Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

DATE: February 28, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features The Present Tense who are masters of performance of improvisational dance and music with Daniel Burkholder (The PlayGround) and Sharon Mansur (impact performance). Pieces include In my skin, trajectory altered slightly and excerpt from buried in the sky.

DATE: February 28, 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 Sen. James Jeffords's, I-VT, discussing and signing copies of AN INDEPENDENT MAN, which portrays his Vermont background, and on his dramatic defection from the Republican side of the aisle in May 2001 and its consequences (both personal and political).

DATE: February 28, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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