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By United Press International   |   April 9, 2003 at 4:11 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WORLD BANK GROUP AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND holds its annual spring meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. – News conference with World Bank Group President James D. Wolfensohn, Main Press Briefing Room B-702 Headquarters

10:30 a.m. – New conference IMF Managing Director Hoerst Köhler, Main Press Briefing Room B-702

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: 19th and H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-473-1000

WEB ADDRESS:worldbank.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Conflict Diamonds In Africa.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Walter Kansteiner, assistant secretary of state for African affairs

10:15 a.m. - The Kimberley Accomplishments up to Interlaken

Stephen Morrison, director, CSIS Africa Program

Abbey Chikane, chair, South African Diamond Board and Kimberley Process Negotiations

Kennedy Hamutenya, diamond commissioner, Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy

Alex Yearsley, campaigner, Global Witness

J.D. Bindenagel, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Eli Izhakoff, president, World Diamond Council

12 noon - U.S. Legislative Action

Princeton Lyman, Aspen Institute/Council on Foreign Relations

Angela Ellard, House Ways and Means Committee

Everett Eissenstat, Senate Finance Committee

Matthew Runci, president and CEO of Jewelers of America and executive director of the World Diamond Council

Mark Lippert, Senate Appropriations Committee

Cara Thanassi, Oxfam America

2 p.m. - Critical Challenges in Phase Two of the Kimberley Process

Chester Crocker, Georgetown University

Abbey Chikane, chair, South African Diamond Board and Kimberley Process Negotiations

Judson Bruns, U.S. special negotiator for conflict diamonds

Alfred Dube, Botswana ambassador to the United Nations

Mark Van Bockstael, director, Int'l Affairs, Diamond High Council

Clive Wright, head of the Government Diamond Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom

Ian Smillie, Partnership Africa Canada

Rory More O'Ferrall, DeBeers

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

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:

8:30 a.m.- Douglas B. Baker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Service Industries, Tourism and Finance, U.S. Department of Commerce

8:45 a.m. - Discussion with international tour operators lead and facilitated by Noel Irwin-Hentschel, Chairman and CEO, American Tours International

DATE: April 10, 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:

9 a.m. - Plenary: New Voices for New Choices to Truly Leave No

Child Behind®

4 p.m. - Student/Youth Town Hall Forum: "No to War, Yes to Children" – Salon 2

Donna Brazile, Political Strategist

Sonia Sanchez, Author, Poet, Professor

Tavis Smiley, Author and Commentator

Mya, Recording Artist (invited)

DATE: April 10, 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. - Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion (RIM)

1 p.m. - Bruce Chizen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adobe Systems Inc.

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-237-0300

WEB ADDRESS: fose.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN RIVERS holds a news conference to release the 2003 America's Most Endangered Rivers. The report highlights rivers facing the most serious environmental threats and crucial turning points in the coming 12 months.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rebecca Wodder, President, American Rivers

Representative John Dingell (D-MI 16th)

Representative James Oberstar (D-MN 8th)

Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA 1st)

Robert Glennon, author, Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the fate of America's Freshwaters, Island Press, 2002

Kerry Mackin, Massachusetts watershed conservation leader

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

CONTACT: Eric Eckl, 202-347-7550 ext. 3023

WEB ADDRESS: amerncanrivers.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION hosts a discussion with Conservatives on the State of Civil Liberties Post 9/11.

WHO: The speakers are:

Former Rep. Bob Barr, R-GA

David Keene, Chair of the American Conservative Union

Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform

Lori Waters of Eagle Forum

Laura Murphy, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Legislative Office

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-675-2312

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: REP. CURT WELDON, R-PA, holds a news conference to discuss the need to shore up America's nuclear nonproliferation.

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: 2216 Rayburn House Office Building

CONTACT: Bud DeFlaviis, 202-225-2011

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AND THE FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS hold a briefing on report that describes factors behind premium increases for private health insurance.

WHO: The speakers are:

Chip Kahn, President, Federation of American Hospitals

Rick Pollack, Executive Vice President, American Hospital Association

John Cookson, Consulting Actuary, Milliman USA

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: Federation of American Hospitals, 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 245

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-624-1527 or 202-626-2963

WEB ADDRESS: aha.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a program entitled Endgame in Iraq: Ending the War, Keeping the Peace, and Creating Regional Stability. As coalition forces appear to be reaching the finish line of the fighting, the United States and the international community must now

deal with a post-Saddam Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND

Michael E. O'hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and the Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair, Brookings

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

Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings

Shlomo Yanai, Major General (Res.), Israeli Defense Forces

James M. Lindsay, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program-featuring Chairman of the Lloyd's of London, Lord Peter Levene, speaking about terrorism and war risk.

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Rebuilding Iraq: Economic, Political and Security Questions.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Phillips, Research Fellow, Middle East Affairs, The Heritage Foundation

John Hulsman, PhD., Research Fellow, International Relations, The Heritage Foundation

Nile Gardiner, Ph.d., Visiting Fellow, Anglo-U.S. Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a program on concerns in light of the proposed U.S./Central America Free Trade Agreement

WHO: The speakers are:

Angela Sanbrano, Central American Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA

Marlon Gonzalez, Guatemalan Unity Information Agency, Miami, FL

Yanira Lopez, Centro de Apoyo al Inmigrante "Casa Johanna", Westbury, NY

Oscar Chacón, Salvadoran American National Network, Chicago, IL

Francisco Portillo, Organización Hondureña Integrada Francisco Morazan, Miami, FL

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: OSCAR A. CHACÓN, 773-991-9760 OR 312-660-1343

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW holds a briefing entitled, The Roadmap Out of Baghdad: Israeli-Palestinian Relations in the Wake of the Iraq War. Israeli security expert Yossi Alpher who is a former senior official with the Mossad (Israel's secret service), the former Director of the Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University, and a former Special Advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Lewis Roth, 202-728-1893.

WEB ADDRESS: peacenow.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on Is Islam Inherently Anti-American?

WHO: The speakers are:

Featuring Pervez Hoodbhoy, Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad Author, Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality (Zed Books, 1991)

Peter Bergen, Author, Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden (Free Press, 2001).

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WHIP STENY HOYER, D-MD, will hold a news conference to address the need to raise the debt limit for the second time in a year following years of budget surpluses, and the damaging consequences of the Republicans' budget plan to the nation's economy.

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: 121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Laura Nichols, 202-225-0100

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA holds a news conference on federal and state policies to give long-term resident immigrants access to higher education at in-state tuition rates.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Howard Berman, D-CA,

Rep. Chris Cannon, R-UT

Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-CA

LOCATION: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2456, Washington, D.C.

DATE: April 10, 2003

CONTACT: 202-785-1670 or Josh Bernstein, 202-216-0261

WEB ADDRESS:nclr.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a luncheon discussion on "Dangerous Minds: The Track Record of Economic and Financial Analysts."

With Dean Baker, co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research.

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: COALTION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ACT REFORM holds a Day of Action on the Higher Education Act Drug Provision, organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the United States Student Association. Since its inception in 1998, the Higher Education Act (HEA) drug provision has denied need-based financial aid for higher education to nearly 100,000 students.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA

Rep. Thomas Allen, D-ME

Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-NY

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL

Rep. John Tierney, D-MA

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-OH

Shawn Heller, National Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Jo'ie D. Taylor, National President, United States Student Association

Justin Marino, Drug Provision Victim from Youngtown, Ohio

David Rosenbloom, Director, Join Together

Hilary Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: HC-5 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-293-4414

WEB ADDRESS: raiseyourvoice.com

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: FREE CONGRESS FOUNDATION will be holding a forum on "Restoring

Responsibility -- Litigation, Victimization and the Corruption of Culture"

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Steve Lilienthal, 202-204-5304

WEB ADDRESS: freecongress.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Open Networks, Closed Regimes with Shanthi Kalathil, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES will hold a conference call briefing to discuss its latest analysis of trends in the taxes that Americans actually pay and the implications of those trends in a fiscal environment of deepening federal deficits and likely new tax

cuts.

WHO: The speakers are:

Isaac Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Budget Policy,

Liz McNichol, Senior Fellow, State Fiscal Project, and

Robert Greenstein, Executive Director

DATE: April 10, 2003

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS: cbpp.org

TIME: 3:30 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY School of Media and Public Affairs and the Smithsonian Associates. Stephen Holly Bronz Memorial Lecture, "Play Ball: A Conversation with Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ernie Harwell."

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202- 994-7129

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Forums Committee will present a panel discussion on "Women At War." The panel will look at issues facing female soldiers and war correspondents, offering historical perspectives as well as a look at the present conflict in Iraq.

DATE: April 10, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 7 pm.

EVENT: PROGRESS & FREEDOM FOUNDATION holds its 10th anniversary celebration featuring Director Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. who will be the after-dinner speaker.

AGENDA: The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that promotes innovative policies for the digital age. Its mission is to educate policymakers, opinion leaders and the public about issues associated with technological change, based on a philosophy of limited government, free markets and civil liberties.

DATE: April 10, 2003

LOCATION: Washington's Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Jane Creel, 202-289-8928

WEB ADDRESS: pff.org

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