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By United Press International   |   April 8, 2003 at 4:04 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host business leaders and travel experts in a discussion on ways to boost the American tourism industry.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m. - Mayor Shirley Franklin, City of Atlanta, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Travel and Tourism Task Force

Jonathan M. Tisch, Chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable, Chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels

10:30 a.m. – The Current State of the Travel and Tourism Industry

John Wilhelm, President, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union

Steve Porter, President, the Americas, Six Continents Hotels

David G. Neeleman, CEO and Director, JetBlue Airways Corporation

David C. House, President, Global Network and Establishment Services and Travelers Cheque Group, TRS, American Express

Moderated by: Lalia Rach, Dean, Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, New York University

12:45 p.m. - Donald L. Evans, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Introduced and Moderated by: Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: Children's Defense Fund holds its 2003 National Conference themed Voices New Choices! It's Time to Truly Leave No Child Behind."

AGENDA: Highlight:

2 p.m. – Washington Rally, Upper Senate Park,

7 p.m. - The Children's Defense Fund. Presidential Candidates Forum on Children

Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun

Governor Howard Dean

Senator John Edwards

Congressman Richard Gephardt

Senator Bob Graham

Senator John Kerry

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Senator Joseph Lieberman

Reverend Al Sharpton

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-3614

WEB ADDRESS: childrensdefense.org

TIME: ALL DAY

EVENT: FOSE EXPO AND GCN MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION. FOSE hosts over 400 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most exciting integrated IT products and services.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Tom Temin, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Government Computer News

Mark Forman, Associate Director for IT and E-Government, Office of Management and Budget

Michelle D'Auray, Chief Information Officer, Canada

Abraham Sotelo, Chief Information Officer, Mexico

1 p.m. - Anthony A. Williams, Mayor, Washington, DC

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-237-0300

WEB ADDRESS: fose.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS holds a conference on "Contracting with the Department of Homeland Security."

AGENDA: Highlights:

a.m. - Homeland Security Procurement: Opportunities for the Contracting Community

David G. Dickman, Partner

Venable LLP (Moderator)

Harris Miller, President, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA

David Pillor, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

InVision Technologies, Inc., Newark, Calif.

Paul Plein Director of Contracts System & Product Support Services, Raytheon Technical Services Co.

Karen L. Wilson, Director, Business Affairs and Acquisition Policy, The Boeing Co.

12 noon - Angela Styles, Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Office of Management and Budget

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: The Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Karen James Cody, 202-452-4169

WEB ADDRESS: bna.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION holds The Global Technology Conference 2003.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Keynote Address

Claude Leglise, VP, Intel Capital

4 p.m. - Financial Services and IT – Next Generation Technology Needs

Nelson Campelo, Consulting Director, CPM, Brazil

Roy Lowrance, CTO, Capital One

William Haworth, VP, Financial Services, A.T. Kearney

Peter Stein, Sr. Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets Dept., IFC

5:30 p.m.- Closing Remarks

Alfred R. Berkeley III, Vice-Chairman, NASDAQ

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: International Finance Corporation, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-473-8859

WEB ADDRESS: ifc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE AND THE NATIONAL CENTER ON EDUCATION AND THE ECONOMY hold a policy forum on "The No Child Left Behind Act."

WHO: The Panelists include:

Rep. George Miller

U.S. Under Secretary of Education Eugene Hickok

former presidential advisor Sandy Kress

J.B. Buxton, senior education advisor to North Carolina Gov. Michael Easley

James Peyser, chair of the Massachusetts State Board of Education; and Judith Rizzo, former deputy chancellor of the New York City public schools.

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: The Cafritz Center is located at 800 21st St, NW.

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-783-3668.

WEB ADDRESS: ncee.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a program releasing a Report Card on State Liability Systems Survey of Corporate Counsels Ranks 50 States Based on Litigation Environment.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas J. Donohue, President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware

Humphrey Taylor, Chairman, The Harris Poll

Dr. Harriet Smith Windsor, Delaware Secretary of State

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Institute for Legal Reform

Holds a program to release findings of its second ranking of state liability systems

AGENDA: The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive. and comprised of companies with annual revenues of at least $100 million, will gauge the progress of all 50 states in improving their legal climate

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas J. Donohue, President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Honorable Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware

Honorable Tommy Robertson, Mississippi State Senator

Humphrey Taylor, Chairman, The Harris Poll

Dr. Harriet Smith Windsor, Delaware Secretary of State

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER AND CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA will unveil "Credit Counseling in Crisis," a report detailing the severe threat to consumers from a new generation of credit-counseling agencies.

WHO: The speakers are:

Travis Plunkett, Consumer Federation of America

Deanne Loonin, National Consumer Law Center

Eric Friedman, Montgomery Co. Md., Division of Consumers Affairs

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-737-0766

WEB ADDRESS: cfa.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program to discuss a broad range of issues related to the war in Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

Anthony Cordesman, CSIS Burke Chair in Strategy

Robert Ebel, director of the CSIS Energy Program

Rick Barton, director of the CSIS Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project,

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 10:45 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds program on "Global Poverty: How Will America Respond?"

AGENDA: In March 2002, President Bush announced his intention to establish the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), increasing U.S. foreign assistance by $5 billion per year over current levels.

WHO: The speakers are:

Lael Brainard, Project Director, Brookings/CGD Project on the Millennium Challenge Account; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Economic Studies and the New Century Chair, Brookings

Carol Graham, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, Brookings

NIGEL PURVIS, Brookings Scholar on Environment, Development and Global Issues

Steven Radelet, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Gayle E. Smith, Former Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council, Guest Scholar, Governance Studies, Brookings

Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-NE

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled European Opposition to American Just War.

WHO: The speakers are:

Michael Novak, George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy

and Director of Social and Political Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Helle Dale, Deputy Director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies

The Heritage Foundation

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Klaus Larres, Henry A. Kissinger scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Library of Congress discussing "Value Gaps and Power Problems: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Relations."

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: ICC 450, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-8316

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE holds a news conference to release its 2003 Congressional Pig Book. This year's Pig Book profiles the most egregious pork projects earmarked by Congress for states and congressional districts around the country.

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: Executive Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 650 Massachusetts

Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Jonathan Trager, 202-467-5300;

WEB ADDRESS: cagw.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on From Forced Assimilation to Struggles for Recognition: The Case of the Roma in Post-1989 East-Central Europe with Julia Szalai, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Department of Research on Social Policy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; and Wilson Center Fellow

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "International Election Standards: Cambodia 2003."

AGENDA: Highlights:

Welcoming Remarks: Danielle Pletka, AEI

James Lilley, AEI

12:30 p.m. - Presentation:

Sam Rainsy, Cambodian opposition leader and 2003 election candidate

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Indigenous Movements and Grassroots Development in Latin America" with Kevin Healy, author of "Llamas, Weavings and Organic Chocolate: Multicultural Grassroots Development in the Andes and Amazon of Bolivia."

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: THE CHILDREN'S DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER holds a forum on the effects of electronic media use on children.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT)

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)

Amy Jordan, Ph.D., Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Sandra Calvert, Ph.D., Children's Digital Media Center at Georgetown University

Gary Knell, president and CEO, Sesame Workshop

John Murray, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Michael Rich, M.D., Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health

Donald Roberts, Ph.D., Stanford University

Dorothy Singer, Ph.D., Yale University Family TV Research and Consultation Center

Ellen Wartella, Ph.D., Children's Digital Media Center and the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin.

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: Dan Gerstein, 202-224-0414

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party of the Republic of China Parris Chang and Trong Chai and Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), House International Relations Committee, Ranking Member, Health Subcommittee, discussing "Taiwan and the Outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Law School presents a lecture entitled "Can The U.S. Avoid The International Criminal Court?" a lecture by James R. Crawford, Whewell Professor of Law, University of Cambridge.

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: The George Washington University, Faculty Conference Center

2000 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994?5797

WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Rev. Edward B. Bunn, S.J., Memorial Lecture on German-American Relations with Professor Kurt Biedenkopf, former minister of the state of Saxony, Federal Republic of Germany, discussing reconciling trans-Atlantic and European perspectives.

DATE: April 9, 2003

LOCATION: Riggs Library, Healy Hall, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-8316

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Texas chamber group, Wild Basin Winds, combining flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn for a concert of classic wind repertoire.

DATE: April 9, 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 Douglas Rushkoff discussing and signing copies of Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism. Rushkoff questions Judaism's ability to contribute to modernity. He concludes that in spite of current Jewish institutional rigor mortis, Judaism is "a means toward bringing more mindfulness, compassion, and justice into the lives of real people."

DATE: April 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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