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By United Press International   |   March 18, 2003 at 3:53 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS holds its annual Public Policy Conference

AGENDA: Highlights:

5 p.m. - Opening Session

Bill O' Reilly, Host, "The O'Reilly Factor"

6 p.m. - Welcome Reception

Book Signing: Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) (invited)

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-624-1527

WEB ADDRESS: americanhospitals.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS holds its 21st annual conference.

AGENDA: Highlighted sessions:

Advocacy in Action: Becoming a More Effective Grassroots Activist

Preparing a Ballot Campaign for NFPA 1710 :Outlining Your Campaign Plan and Budget as You Prepare to Run a Ballot Campaign

Full-Court Press: Making the Media Work for You

Introduction to NFPA 1710: Educate Your Decision Makers on This Important Industry

DATE: March 19, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-737-8484

WEB ADDRESS: iaff.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL FOOD PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION AND FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE hold the Food Safety Summit focusing on Food safety and food security.

AGENDA: Hundreds of household name food companies will gather here, as Kraft, General Mills, Campbell's Soup, M&M, ConAgra, Tyson, Olive Garden, Hormel, Burger King to give presentations during the conference. Topics include dealing with listeria, e-coli, food allergens, food irradiation, and other issues, as well as a comprehensive series of sessions on food security and how to secure the nation's food supply from bioterrorism.

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Convention Center, 900 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 800-746-9646

WEB ADDRESS: foodsaftysummit.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL Information Technology & Telecommunications Committee holds a program on "What's Next" - Broadband Carriers and ISPs Meet the Boundary Enterprise.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Baker, Siemens

John Siegel, Partner, Columbia Capital

Rick Slifer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, SAIC, formerly FTS2000 team lead for WorldCom

Geoff Snowman, .Net Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Jason Gold, Partner, Wiley Rein and Fielding

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tyson's Boulevard, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: MANHATTAN INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH holds a news conference to discuss NHLBI/ALL HAT Study: Politics or Science.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert M. Goldberg, PhD - Director, Manhattan Institute's Center for Medical Progress

Mark Houston, MD, Director, Hypertension Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Principal Investigator, ALLHAT Study

Ralph Hawkins, MD, Professor of Medicine - University of Tennessee

Franz Messerli, MD, Director, Clinical Hypertension, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Michael Weber, MD, Associate Dean & Professor of Medicine, SUNY Health Science Center

DATE: March 19, 2003

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

CONTACT: Henry Olsen, 212-599-7000 or 703-683-5004, ext. 140

WEB ADDRESS: manhattan-institute.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: RAND holds a briefing and book seminar to examine the changing nature of security - both nationally and around the globe - focusing on the growing threat of new and re-emerging infectious diseases. The event will begin with a brief presentation, followed by a discussion and question and answer period.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jennifer Brower, Ph.D., policy analyst and co-author of "The Global Threat of New and Reemerging Infectious Diseases: Reconciling U.S. National Security and Public Health Policy."

Kenneth Shine, M.D., director of the RAND Center for Domestic and International Health Security

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 1200 S. Hayes St., 4th Floor Conference Room 4206, Arlington, Virginia

CONTACT: Paige Parham, 703-413-1100, ext. 5156,

WEB ADDRESS: rand.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing Iraq's economy after war.

WHO: The speakers are:

Hattie Babbitt, Senior Vice President, Hunt Alternatives Fund

Former Deputy Administrator, USAID

Rubar Sandi, President, U.S.-Iraq Business Council

Chairman and CEO, Corporate Bank Business Group, Inc.

Eric Schwartz, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Salah Al-Shaikhly, Member, Iraqi National Accord Leadership

Bart Fisher, Trade Specialist, Bryan Cave, LLP

Christopher Jones, Managing Director, Calder & Cooke, Ltd

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Swiss Foundation for World Affairs holds a forum, "International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights: How Relevant Are They in Today's Wars?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Roy Gutman, senior fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Pulitzer

Prize-winning journalist

Kenneth Anderson, professor, Washington College of Law, American

University

Christophe Girod, head of Regional Delegation for North America,

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

James Ross, senior legal adviser, Human Rights Watch

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN, D-CT, AND MINORITY LEADER TOM DASCHLE, D-SD, hold a rally to protect arctic refuge from "back-door" push for drilling.

AGENDA: Highlight:

WHO: The speakers are:

Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Casey Aden-Wansbury, 202-224-0975

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER Director's Forum on a Half Century of Open Heart Surgery: Personal Reflections with Dr. Robert S. Litwak, Professor and Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

DATE: March 19, 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 The Possible Engagement of States of the United States in Eastern Europe and the Balkans with Jack Seymour, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State, and Title VIII EES Research Scholar.

DATE: March 19, 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 Progress and Prospects: 75 Days of Lula with Alexandre Barros, President of Early Warning, a Brasília based political risk management firm and of Fórum Empresarial Brasil.

DATE: March 19, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents a faculty seminar with Leslie Vinjamuri, Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government discussing Principle and Pragmatism in Strategies of International Justice:

Lessons from Bosnia and Prescriptions for Iraq."

DATE: March 19, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Beyond the Middle East: In Search of Energy Security."

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Conrad Burns, R-MT

Roger W. Robinson, Jr., Former Senior Director of International Economic Affairs, National Security Council, Reagan

Chairman, William J. Casey Institute

Ariel Cohen, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a program on The "Next Deal" For American Families: How Good Policy Can Alleviate the Stress and Why This Matters in the 2004 Presidential Race With Karen Kornbluh, Director, Work and Family Program, New America Foundation Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Treasury.

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Political Islam in India" with Rollie Lal, a South Asia specialist for RAND.

DATE: March 19, 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 presents a program on Electricity Networks: Slender Threads Supporting Modern Society with Richard E. Schuler, Cornell University.

DATE: March 19, 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 "Humanitarian Assistance and the Food Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa" with Cara Thanassi, policy adviser for OXFAM America.

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-NE.

DATE: March 19, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY holds a news conference to discuss its 2003-2004 season.

WHO: The speakers are:

Neale Pearl, president, Washington Performing Arts Society

Bruce Rosenbaum, chairman, Washington Performing Arts Society

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: Hay Adams Hotel, 16th and H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-533-1886

WEB ADDRESS: wpas.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM holds a conference call briefing to discuss NATIONALS FROM TWO KEY U.S. ALLIES FACE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

AGENDA: Call 1-(877) 282-1086 or (703) 871-3017 and ask for the press briefing on Special Registration (confirmation #: 6459468)

WHO: The speakers are:

Juliette Kayyem, Executive Director of the JFK School of Government's Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, Harvard University

Gloria Rivera, Executive Director, Freedom House (Detroit, MI)

James J. Zogby, Founder & President, American Arab Institute

Angela Kelley, Deputy Director, National Immigration Forum, Moderator

DATE: March 19, 2003

CONTACT: 202-544-0004

WEB ADDRESS: immigrationforum.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on the Geopolitics of Oil: Iraq and Venezuela.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Placke, Senior Associate, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Alberto Cisneros Lavaller, Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Joseph S. Tulchin, Director, Latin American Program

DATE: March 19, 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 features resident modern dance company of Dance Place, Carla & Company, presenting a program of pieces titled One World, By Myself, and Living In Color Instead of Black and White.

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents critics Stanley Crouch and Playthell Benjamin examining W.E.B. DuBois's powerful text, Reconsidering The Souls Of Black Folk, written one hundred years ago, and its implications in our time.

DATE: March 19, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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