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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hosts a conference entitled "Securing the Global Supply Chain: Cargo, Logistics and the World Economy," to discuss global transportation security and its implications for the international business community.

WHO: Featured Speakers Include:

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

Michael P. Jackson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Daniel E. Spellman, President, Caterpillar Logistics FT Services, LLC

M. John Vickerman, Principal, TranSystems Corporation

Christopher L. Koch, President and CEO, World Shipping Council

Jack Boisen, Vice Chairman, Security Committee, The International Air

Cargo Association

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: U.S. ASIA PACIFIC COUNCIL holds a symposium on "Changing Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for U.S. Business & Policy."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction

Stapleton Roy, Chairman, US Asia Pacific Council

"Economic Impacts of the Regional Security Agenda"

Introductory Remarks:

Dr. Jeffrey L.S. Koo, Chairman and CEO

Chinatrust Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Professor Christopher Findlay, Coordinator, Pacific Economic Outlook

The Australian National University

Dr. Fred Bergsten, Director, Institute for International Economics

Brant Free, Senior Vice President, International External Affairs, The Chubb Corporation

Timothy Ong, co-Chairman, "The Edge Asia Inc",

9:30 a.m. - Prospects for Asia Pacific Trade Agreements"

Robert Zoellick, United States Trade Representative

10:15 a.m. - Colin L. Powell, Secretary of State

11:30 a.m. - Asian Views of America, Post Iraq

Moderator: Dr. Charles E. Morrison, President, East West Center

Japan: Ambassador Yukio Satoh, President, Japan Institute for International Affairs

Indonesia: Dr. Hadi Soesastro, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic & International Studies

Korea: Dr. Kim Kihwan, Chairman, Society for Unification Studies

Philippines: The Honorable Roberto Romulo, Chairman, Philippine Foundation for Global Concerns

1:15 p.m. - Concluding Dialogue:

"Achieving US Objectives in Asia"

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, Dean, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-293 3995 ext. 14

WEB ADDRESS: usapc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a conference on North Korea entitled "Tensions on the Peninsula: Korea, Northeast Asia, and the United States."

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks*

Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution

9 a.m. - Segment 1: Pyongyang's Perspective*

James Steinberg, Vice President for Foreign Policy Studies,

Brookings Institution (Moderator)

North Korea's Motivations:

Don Oberdorfer, SAIS

Allan Song, Smith Richardson Foundation

The Economy: Marcus Noland, Institute for International Economics

Military Capabilities: Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings

Institution

10:30 a.m. - Segment 2: Views from the Region*

Richard Bush, Director, CNAPS, Brookings Institution

Seoul: Jae Ho Chung, Seoul National University and Brookings/CNAPS

Visiting Fellow

Beijing: Yuan Ming, Associate Dean, School of International Studies,

Peking University

Tokyo: James Przystup, National Defense University

Moscow: Alexander Lukin, former Brookings/CNAPS Visiting Fellow,

Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Affairs

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: Lana Price, 202-736-2200

WEB ADDRESS: campaignlegalcenter.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND DELOITTE & TOUCHE hold a news event to release Keeping America Competitive: How a Talent Shortage Threatens U.S. Manufacturing, a new report on the workforce challenges facing America's manufacturers, and launch multi-year campaign in response

WHO: The speakers are:

Jerry Jasinowski, president, National Association of Manufacturers

Dick Gabrys, Vice Chairman and Global Manufacturing Leader, Deloitte & Touche

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-637-3099

WEB ADDRESS: nam.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CONSUMER ENERGY COUNCIL OF AMERICA AND ELECTRIC INDUSTRY RESTRUCTURING FORUM hold a news conference to present the recommendations of the Forum.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert W. Fri, Chair of the CECA F

Vicky Bailey, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs,

U.S. Department of Energy

Ellen Berman, CECA President

Peggy Welsh, CECA Senior Vice President

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-659-0404

WEB ADDRESS: cecarf.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO PRESERVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE holds a briefing on "Medicaid: Impart on Seniors."

WHO: The speakers are:

Barbara Kennelly, president, NCPSSM

Judy Feder, Georgetown University

Patricia Nemore, Attorney

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: 2322 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-216-8405

WEB ADDRESS: ncpssm.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Press and the Campaign Legal Center holds a luncheon introducing: "Inside the Campaign Finance Battle: Court Testimony on the New Reforms."

WHO: The speakers are:

James Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Brookings Institution

Presentation by book editors: Anthony Corrado, Thomas E. Mann, and Trevor Potter

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: Lana Price, 202-736-2200

WEB ADDRESS: campaignlegalcenter.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program to discuss their recent research on diabetes. Gavin will open the session by describing the public health dimensions of diabetes, which in the United States affects six percent of the population over age 18 and 15 percent of the population over 65.

WHO: The speakers are:

Douglas Melton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University

Gerald Shulman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Professor of Endocrinology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine

James Gavin, President, Morehouse School of Medicine

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 12 NOON

EVENT: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATORY PRACTICE HOLDS The Great Debate 2003 entitled SECURITY V. PRIVACY IN THE POST-9/11 ERA.

WHO: The speakers are:

Viet Dinh, Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center

Paul McMasters, The Freedom Forum, Washington D.C.

Geneva Overholser, Endowed Professor of Public Affairs Journalism, University of

Missouri

Christina Wells, Professor, First Amendment Law and History, University of Missouri

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202/662-1528

WEB ADDRESS: abanet.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program with Edward Gramlich, Governor, Federal Reserve, "Government Loan Guarantee Programs."

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden, 618 H St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a program on "Censoring The Future? How Interest Groups Shape What Our Children Learn."

WHO: The speakers are:

Diane Ravitch, Author, The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn Research Professor of Education, New York University Senior Fellow, Brown Chair in Education Policy, Brookings Institution

Michael Lind, Whitehead Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

DATE: April 24, 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 Casimir Yost, Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, who will explore why the record of post-Cold War American foreign policy shows that we do best working with others to achieve foreign policy goals.

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: ACT UP holds a global day of protests march and rally to pressure the South African government for a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan. The demonstrators will carry with them 600 pairs of shoes during the march and deliver them to the embassy to represent the 600 people

who die of HIV/AIDS each day in South Africa.

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: South African Embassy at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 212-674-9598

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum for Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists: Unleashing the Power of Financial Markets to Create Wealth and Spread Opportunity.

WHO: The speakers are:

the author, Raghuram G. Rajan, Joseph Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Kenneth Rogoff, Director of Research, International Monetary Fund

Brink Lindsey, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Flook with their current album nominated as "Album of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Flook prides themselves as being one of the most traveled and hardworking bands on the folk circuit.

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program "Collateral Damage?

Iraq & the Future of U.S.-Syrian Relations."

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Bob Graham, D-FL

Bouthaina Shaaban, Spokesperson and Head of Information Department, Syrian Foreign Ministry

Richard W. Murphy. Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow in Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

DATE: April 24, 2003

LOCATION: Council on Foreign Relations, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9716

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents a panel discussion on Iraq and the Middle East-What Now?

WHO: The speakers are:

Noah Feldman, After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy

Shibley Telhami, The Stakes: America and the Middle East-The Consequences of Power and the Choice for Peace

Joseph Braude, The New Iraq: Rebuilding the Country for Its People, the Middle East and the World

DATE: April 24, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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