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By United Press International   |   April 18, 2003 at 3:15 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: COUNCIL ON HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND POLICY, CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE, ASSOCIATION, CENTER FOR STUDYING HEALTH SYSTEM CHANGE, CIGNA, FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS, GENERAL ELECTRIC, HEALTH AFFAIRS, AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON hold a conference to discuss "The American Hospital: What Does the Future Hold?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Jeff Goldsmith, President, Health Futures, Inc.

Stuart Altman, Chairman, Council on Health Care Economics and Policy

Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University

Rick Wolfert, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services

Richard L. Clarke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)

Peter I. Buerhaus, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Harold S. Luft, University of California, San Francisco

Adams Dudley, M.D., University of California, San Francisco

Lawton R. Burns, The Wharton School

David Nash, M.D., Jefferson Medical College

Hugh Long, Tulane University

Catherine McLaughlin, The University of Michigan

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C

CONTACT: 202-624-1527

WEB ADDRESS: fah.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: GENERAL WESLEY K. CLARK, FORMER SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER OF NATO holds a news conference to announce a new wave of transportation that will deliver unprecedented power and efficiency, enable new and better vehicles, conserve natural resources and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

DATE: April 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-775-2642

TIME: 9a.m.

EVENT: WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL featuring Second Lady Lynne Cheney. She is joined by U.S. military families from all branches. The annual event this year honors active duty and reserve members of the military and their families.

AGENDA: President Rutherford B. Hayes officially opened the White House grounds to local children for egg rolling on Easter Monday 1878.

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: White House, Washington, D.C.

WEB ADDRESS: whitehouse.gov

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch for Between Faith and History-A Biography of J.A. Kufuor.

WHO: The speakers are:

John Agyekum Kufuor became the President of Ghana on January 7, 2001. The road to the presidency was tortuous and is reflective of Ghana's political history, which since Kwame Nkrumah led to independence in 1957, has been dominated by military interventions and dictatorships

Ben-Fred Mensa is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University. The session will be moderated by Gilbert M. Khadiagala, Project Consultant, African Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center

DATE: April 21, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a conference on "The New Antitrust Paradox: Policy Proliferation in the Global Economy."

AGENDA: Highlights:

1:45 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks: Michael S. Greve, AEI

Introductory Remarks: Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago

2:15 p.m. - Panel One: Antitrust Proliferation

William Kovacic, FTC

George L. Priest, Yale Law School

Michael S. Greve

4 p.m. - Panel Two: Vertical Coordination

Michael DeBow, Cumberland Law School

William Adkinson, Progress & Freedom Foundation

Michael S. Greve

6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Christopher C. DeMuth, AEI

Is Federalism Overrated?

Richard Posner, Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds its second annual Earth Day panel will review environmental trends and conditions in the United States. The panel will mark the formal release of the eighth edition of the Index of Leading Environmental Indicators by F. K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow Steven F. Hayward.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sally Pipes, Pacific Research Institute

Steven F. Hayward, AEI

Joel Schwartz, AEI

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: THE U.S. CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON LAOS holds a panel discussion and policy luncheon to discuss State-sponsored support for "Axis-of-Evil" terrorist regimes, including Iraq and North Korea, by the Lao Communist regime, as well as growing Congressional opposition to granting NTR trade status to Laos. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom's recent report on persecution in Laos will also be discussed.

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: LOC, Montpelier Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Anna Jones or Philip Smith, 202-543-1444

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program discussing "The Bear and the Crescent: Russia, Islam and the War on Terrorism," with Ariel Cohen, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation.

DATE: April 21, 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: VOTE HEMP holds a rally and demonstration against, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published their final rules on hemp foods. The new "Final Rule" essentially bans the sale of all hemp food products by April 21, 2003 and is virtually identical to an "Interpretive Rule" issued on October 9, 2001 that never went into effect because of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Stay issued on March 7, 2002.

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: DEA, 700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: Adam Eidinger, 202-986-6186.

WEB ADDRESS: votehemp.com

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a book launch for Taking Liberties: Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights with author Aryeh Neier, President, Soros Foundation.

DATE: April 21, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled forum, "United States Trade Policy: A Work in Progress."

WHO: The speakers are:

Judith Dean, international economist at the Office of Economics Research Division of the U.S. International Trade Commission

Michael Mandelbaum, director of the SAIS American Foreign Policy Program

Sherman Katz, William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

DATE: April 21, 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 features Le Neon's Exercices de Style telling the same short story in 100 different literary styles from French Farce to Classic Tragedy.

DATE: April 21, 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 Mark Costello discussing and signing copies of Big If: A Novel. Costello follows the lives of members of a Secret Service protection unit charged with guarding the Vice President. While billed as a thriller, it is actually a droll, acute description of the ups and downs and petty competitions in working America.

DATE: April 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 8 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY School of Communication will host An American Forum panel discussion titled, Embedded Journalists: Is TRUTH the First Casualty of War?

WHO: The speakers are:

Tamala Edwards, White House correspondent, ABC

Michael Getler, ombudsman, The Washington Post

Captain T. McCreary, public affairs advisor to Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense

Martin Turner, Washington bureau chief, BBC

DATE: April 21, 2003

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950

WEB ADDRESS: au.edu

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