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By United Press International   |   March 19, 2003 at 3:49 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2003

TIME: All Day

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

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Senator John Breaux (D-LA) (Invited)

R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

Robert Novak, Crossfire / Mark Shields, Crossfire

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-624-1527

WEB ADDRESS: americanhospitals.com

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL holds the Venture Capital Angel Conference themed Angel Financing in 2003

WHO: The speakers are:

Frank Bonsal, Angel Investor & Co-Founder, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

Jeff Johnson, CEO, Arcemus

Rex Pelto, Director, Federal R&D and Business Development, CIT

John May, Active Angel Investors (a program of New Vantage Partners)

Dean Rutley, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "U.S. Policy Toward the Great Lakes Region."

WHO: The speakers are:

Charles Snyder, deputy assistant secretary of State for Africa

Steve Wisecarver, deputy regional director for East Africa at USAID

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: HEINRICH BOLL FOUNDATION holds a book presentation and discussion on Progress or Peril? - Partnerships and Networks in Global Environmental Governance; The Post-Johannesburg Agenda.

WHO: The speakers are:

Helga Flores Trejo, Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Washington Office

Speakers:

Charlotte Streck, Counsel for International and Environmental Law, The World Bank. Editor of "Progress or Peril?"

Thorsten Benner, Associate Director, The Global Public Policy Institute, Editor of "Progress or Peril?"

Maria Ivanova, Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project at the Yale Center for

Environmental Law and Policy, Contributor to "Progress or Peril?"

Hillary French, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, D.C.

Scott Barrett, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 292 462 7512

WEB ADDRESS: boell.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY hosts a news conference to discuss the health and humanitarian costs of combat and collateral damage in Iraq and the implications of the Bush Administration's new doctrine of preventive war.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., PSR's Executive Director & CEO

Ronald J. Waldman, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Clinical Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Ira Helfand, M.D., emergency room physician, Cooley-Dickenson Hospital, Mass.

Vic Sidel, M.D., Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jack Geiger, M.D., Arthur C. Logan Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine, City University of New York Medical School

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: James Snyder, 202-667-4260 x.215; c: (703) 786-2621

WEB ADDRESS: psr.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a program on The Power and Peril of High-Speed Warfare:

Will an Attack on Iraq be Clean and Quick - or a Series of Nasty Surprises?

AGENDA: he plan for the invasion of Iraq marks an important milestone in

military thinking. Instead of relying on overwhelming numbers, it

depends on a high-tech air attack to immobilize the enemy, followed by a

lightning-fast ground assault to finish the job. The "rolling" attack

could bring victory in days or weeks, but it also carries special risks.

WHO: The speakers are:

Martin S. Indyk, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director, Saban Center for

Middle East Policy, Brookings

General William L. Nash, U.S. Army (RETIRED), Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director of Research, Saban

Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings

Rear Admiral John Sigler, U.S. Navy, Distinguished Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

James B. Steinberg (Moderator), Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES will hold a conference call briefing to discuss two new reports on the budget crises affecting state governments across the country. One focus of the briefings will be cutbacks adopted or proposed in 22 states that could lead to the elimination of health insurance coverage for 1.7 million low-income people under Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program and related public programs.

WHO: The speakers are:

Iris Lav, Deputy Director,

Leighton Ku, Senior Health Policy Fellow

Melanie Nathanson, Senior Health Policy Analyst

DATE: March 20, 2003

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS: cbpp.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a program on Out of (and Into) Africa: A Review of the US - Southern African Customs Union is the oldest Customs Union in the world. Comprising South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland, SACU represents a growing market for US products and, with all member states active under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), is an increasingly important supplier of goods to the US, as well.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mudunwazi Baloyi, Minister-Counselor (Economic), Embassy of South Africa;

Mara M. Burr, Special Counsel for Int'l Trade Policy, The Humane Society of the US;

Dan O' Flaherty, Executive Director, US-South Africa Business Council;

Josette Shiner, Associate USTR, Office of the USTR

DATE:

LOCATION: Polaris Suites A&B, Ronald Regan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a ill hold a briefing on a new study entitled, "Drifting Apart or Growing Together? The Primacy of the Transatlantic Economy," featuring author Joseph P. Quinlan, a former senior global economist for MorganStanley and now a fellow at the Center for

Transatlantic Relations at SAIS, arguing that one of the most dangerous deficits we face is not one of trade or military capabilities but rather a deficit in understanding of the vital - and growing -- stake Americans and Europeans have developed in the health of the transatlantic economy.

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a program entitled Out of (and Into) Africa: A Review of the US - Southern African Customs Union FTA.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mudunwazi Baloyi, Minister-Counselor (Economic), Embassy of South Africa;

Mara M. Burr, Special Counsel for Int'l Trade Policy, The Humane Society of the US;

Dan O' Flaherty, Executive Director, US-South Africa Business Council;

Josette Shiner, Associate USTR, Office of the USTR

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: Oceanic Suites A&B, Ronald Regan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, D.C,

CONTACT: 202- 312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a luncheon on Is Germany Turning Japanese? Comparing the Current Economic Climate in Germany to Japan's "Great Recession" with Adam S. Posen, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics.

DATE: March 20, 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: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Kate Michelman, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America discussing The War on Women, the Fight for Choice.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS, WASHINGTON, DC REGION POLICE OFFICERS, BALTIMORE MAYOR MARTIN O'MALLEY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE DOUG DUNCAN AND HOUSE DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS hold a news conference to discuss the Democratic 2004 Budget.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: HC-9, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-225-3130

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring President, U.S. Representative Office, Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association Abdullah Akyuz and Middle East Institute Scholar-In- Residence and Assoc. Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Meliha Altunisik, discussing "Turkey's Parliamentary Vote on Iraq and Turkish-American Relations.

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Afternoon Newsmaker" news program featuring President, U.S. Representative Office, Turkish Industralists' and Businessmen's Association Abdullah Akyuz and Middle East Institute Scholar-In- Residence and Assoc. Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Dr. Meliha Altunisik, discussing "Turkey's Parliamentary Vote on Iraq and Turkish-American Relations.

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON LAOS holds a program to discuss the release of a special report on religious persecution in Laos for 2003 by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

WHO: The speakers are:

Commission for International Religious Freedom

Rep. Mark Green, R-WI

Rep. Tim Holden, D-PA

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA,

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-CA

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Mr. Philip Smith, 202-543-1444

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Russian Science and Technology: The Tsarist to the Post-Soviet Era."

WHO: The speakers are:

Jonathan Coopersmith, Associate Professor, Department of History, Texas A&M University

Nikolai Krementsov, Senior Researcher History of Science Institute, St. Petersburg, and Wilson Center Fellow

Gerson Sher, President and Executive Director, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a discussion and film screening concerning defense & security policy Nuclear Iceberg: The Reality of Loose Nukes in Russia."

WHO: The speakers are:

Tom Selinski, Director, independent documentary film, Nuclear Iceberg (made for PBS)

Peter Scoblic, Fellow, New America Foundation and Former Editor, Arms Control Today

Sherle Schwenninger, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute and Co-Director, Global Economic Policy Program, New America Foundation

DATE: March 20, 2003

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND THE WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL will screen "Journey Planet Earth: Hot Zones," a film, narrated by Matt Damon, that shows just how closely our health is dependent on that of the environment. Scott Barrett, director of the SAIS Energy, Environment, Science and Technology, will lead a discussion with filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner following the film.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents NSO Youth Fellowship Program Concert.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: 2nd ANNUAL D.C. FOOD & WINE TASTING Benefits The Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. The event, featuring the D.C. areas finest chefs offering a sampling of their specialties, is being chaired by Jack Ford, formerly of ABC and Greta Van Susteren of Fox. International wines will also be showcased. A highlight of the evening will be a live auction of food/travel packages.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Barbara D'Onofrio-Getze, 800-626-8097.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on "Pakistan in Peril?

Assessing the Impact of a War with Iraq."

WHO: The speakers are:

Husain Haqqani, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Karl F. Inderfurth, professor of the Practice of International Affairs, George Washington University

Teresita C. Schaffer, Director, South Asia Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Pamela Constable, Deputy Foreign Editor, The Washington Post

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: Council on Foreign Relations, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9716

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on "France, Germany, & The U.S.:

Putting the Pieces Back Together."

WHO: The speakers are:

Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States

Richard Holbrooke, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1999-2001);

Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: The Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9716

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: WHARTON CLUB OF WASHINGTON holds a briefing of current economic, political, and other vital issues relevant to Hungary, a key nation in what's been called "the New Europe," as it prepares for entry into the European Union. The fast growing country is one of America's major European allies, as is providing the training area for the potential new Iraqi government featuring Ambassador of Hungary to the United States Andras Simonyi.

DATE: March 20, 2003

LOCATION: Embassy of Hungary, 3910 Shoemaker Street, NW, Washington D.C.

CONTACT: 877-422-8382

WEB ADDRESS: acteva.com

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