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EVENTS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS holds a conference on "Free Trade Agreements and US Trade Policy." The conference will address US initiatives to enter into free trade negotiations with a broad range of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction

C. Fred Bergsten, Institute for International Economics

9:15 a.m. - Panel I: The Case for More FTAs and US Experiences to Date

Papers: "The Case for and Against More FTAs"

Jeffrey J. Schott, Institute for International Economics

"Lessons from NAFTA"

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics

"Lessons from US FTAs with Israel and Jordan"

Howard F. Rosen

"Lessons from US FTAs with Chile and Singapore"

Sidney Weintraub, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Derminio Blanco, former Mexican Minister of Trade

Richard N. Cooper, Harvard University

Noboru Hatakeyama, Japan Economic Foundation

Hugo Paemen, former EU Ambassador to the United States

12 noon - Luncheon

"Congressional Perspectives on FTAs"

Rep. Cal Dooley,

Rep. Sander Levin,

2 p.m. - Panel II: New Initiatives in the Asia Pacific?

Papers: "Australia and the United States"

Andrew Stoler, University of Adelaide

"ASEAN Countries and the United States"

Dean A. DeRosa, Institute for International Economics

"Korea and the United States"

Inbom Choi, Federation of Korean Industries, and

Jeffrey J. Schott, Institute for International Economics

"Taiwan and the United States"

Nicholas R. Lardy, Institute for International Economics

Daniel H. Rosen, Institute for International Economics

Oh-Soek Hyun, Korea International Trade Association

Robert Scollay, University of Auckland

6 p.m. - Dinner

"A Private Sector View of FTAs"

Christopher G. Caine, Vice President, Governmental Programs, IBM

James W. Owens, Group President, Caterpillar

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW * Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-454-1361

WEB ADDRESS: iie.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE holds a conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

AGENDA: Highlighted speakers:

Francisco Flores Perez President of the Republic of El Salvador

Luiz Fernando Furlan Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil

Asa Hutchinson Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security,

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

J. Curtis Struble Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Herminio Blanco Former Minister of Commerce and Industrial Development, Mexico

Larry A. Liebenow Chairman of the Board, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

President and CEO, Quaker Fabric Corporation

Jeffrey Davidow Former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs

Former Ambassador to Mexico

William D. Gambrel President, AACCLA

President, BankBoston (Colombia)

James E. Callahan President, American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico

President and General Director, BankBoston (Mexico)

Regina Vargo Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Americas

Armando Codina President, VIII FTAA Ministerial and Americas Business Forum

Graham Stock Head Sovereign Strategies, Latin America, J.P. Morgan Chase

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE'S holds its 97TH Annual Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - America at Crossroads: A Debate on Affirmative Action

Jeffrey Lehman, Dean, University of Michigan Law School and

President designate, Cornell University

Roger Clegg, Vice President and General Counsel, Center for Equal

Opportunity

12:30 p.m. - Luncheon Presentation of the Congressional Leadership Awards

6:30 p.m. - Plenary Dinner

Presentation of Mass Media Award

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist

Perceptions and Reality of America's Global Impact

Jose Ramos-Horta, Foreign Minister of East Timor; 1996 Nobel Peace

Prize Winner

Pilar Rahola, Author, journalist, former member of Spanish Parliament

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-504-6300

WEB ADDRESS: ajc.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS holds its annual Leadership and Legislative Issues Conference to provide leaders in emergency medicine

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Leslie Norwalk, Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

8:30 a.m. - Rep. Jim Greenwood (R-PA), Introduced the HEALTH Act

10:30 a.m. - Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), U.S. House Ways & Means Committee

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Laura Gore or Colleen Horn at 202-728-0610

WEB ADDRESS: acep.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION holds TechNet 2003.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Panel Session

Intelligence and Homeland Security: Transcending Federal, State and Local Boundaries

Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal

Vice Chairman of the National

Intelligence Council

Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis & Production

Central Intelligence Agency

2:30 p.m. - Panel Session

Information Technology Support to Interagency Coordination

Dr. Alan Harbitter

Chief Technology Officer

PEC Solutions, Inc.

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 800-336-4583, ext. 6158

WEB ADDRESS: afcea.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AND THE UNITED NURSES OF AMERICA hold the 9th National Nurses Congress 2003 themed AFSCME Nurses: United for Quality Care."

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Video – "Nurses Speak Out"

Gerald W. McEntee, International President

A Call to Action

Kathy Sackman, RN & Bonnie Marpoe, LPN

Closing Remarks

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-429-1000

WEB ADDRESS: afscme.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL CFO Forum features Carol Stacey, Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporate Finance, SEC, at the next CFO Series program for a discussion on the latest changes in rules and regulations issued by the SEC. During her keynote address, Stacey will provide an overview of the Hot Topics currently being addressed by the Commission.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on U.S.-MEXICAN RELATIONS featuring Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Welfare Reform & Beyond Initiative Public Forum entitled Perspectives from the Bush Administration, Congress, States, Advocates, and Researchers: Head Start's Future.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Panel 1: Overview of Administration Plan and Reaction from Capitol Hill

Margaret Spellings

Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, The White House

Rep. Michael N. Castle, R-DE

Rep. George Miller, D-CA

Panel 2: The Role of States and Communities

Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Henry L. Johnson, Superintendent of Education, State of Mississippi

Ron Herndon, Director, Albina Head Start Program, Portland Oregon

Helen Blank, Consultant, Child Care Strategies

Panel 3: What Does the Research Tell Us?

James J. Gallagher, Kenan Professor of Education, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Lynn Karoly, Director of Labor and Population Program and Professor of Economics, RAND

Craig T. Ramey, Distinguished Professor in Health Studies and Director of the Georgetown Center on Health and Education, Georgetown University

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION holds its Health Literacy Media Briefing.

WHO: The speakers are:

Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S., Senior Research Physician, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, Md.

Prevalence Of Poor Health Literacy: Scope Of The Problem

David W. Baker, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Economic Impact Of Low Health Literacy

Robert B. Friedland, Ph.D., Director, The Center on an Aging Society, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Putting A Face On Limited Health Literacy

Terry C. Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Head, Behavioral Science Unit of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

Ann and Charlie Martin, Patient Advocates, Shreveport

Betty Walker, Patient Advocate, Shreveport

Health Literacy And Cultural Competency

Aliza A. Lifshitz, M.D., Private Practice, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Strategies For Optimizing Patient-Physician Communication

Darren A. DeWalt, M.D., Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program; Clinical Instructor, Divisions of General Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brenda L. Craine

Director, Washington Media Relations

American Medical Association (AMA)

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: Brenda Craine, 202-789-7447

WEB ADDRESS: ama-assn.org/go/briefings

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: ARMS CONTROL ASSOCIATION holds a briefing on The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: What Next?

WHO: The speakers are:

Amb. Robert Gallucci, currently Dean of Georgetown University's Edmund A.

Walsh School of Foreign Service,

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security

Dr. Lawrence Scheinman, distinguished professor of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE features democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman unveiling a major policy initiative on the importance of energy independence in making America more secure and helping create jobs.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT holds a news conference to discuss its unemployment survey. Currently, nearly two million workers—the highest figure in 10 years—are unemployed and have been searching for work for six months or more. This survey is the first to capture the pulse of what it means to be unemployed during the current recession and depicts the critical importance of their jobless benefits.

Maurice Emsellem, Policy Director, National Employment Law Project

Guy Molyneux, Senior Vice President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Inc

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: Sarah Massey, 212-285-3025

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: PEW COMMISSION ON CHILDREN & FOSTER CARE holds a news conference to discuss improvement in Foster Care System.

WHO: The speakers are:

Maureen K. Byrnes, Director, Health and Human Services Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Bill Frenzel, Chairman, Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, Guest Scholar, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

William H. Gray, III, Vice Chairman, Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Negro College Fund

Geoffrey Garin, President, Peter D. Hart Research Associates, Survey co-author

Bill Mcinturff, Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies, Survey co-author

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: Gina Russo, 202-687-0697

WEB ADDRESS: pewfostercare.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum for The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy, featuring the author, Jack M. Hollander, Professor Emeritus of Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley.

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "Does the National Market System for Securities Serve the Needs of Investors?"

AGENDA: Highlights:

Paul Atkins, Securities and Exchange Commission

1:30 p.m. - Panel One: What Does the National Market System Require?

Dale Oesterle, University of Colorado Law School

Harold Bradley, American Century Investments

John M. Liftin, Prudential Financial

Joseph Mecane, Charles Schwab & Co.

Steven Swanson, ATD Brokerage Services

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

2:45 p.m. - Panel Two: How Do the Main Elements of the Current Structure Serve the Needs of Investors?

Jonathan Macey, Cornell Law School

James L. Cochrane, New York Stock Exchange

Robert L. D. Colby, Securities and Exchange Commission

Dean Furbush, Nasdaq

Ed Nicoll, Instinet

Moderator:

Peter J. Wallison, AEI

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "A Natural Gas Pipeline for India and Pakistan" featuring Toufiq Siddiqi, president of Global Environment and Energy in the 21st Century.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: COMMITTEE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT holds a program releasing it's newest policy paper, Learning for the Future: Changing the Culture of Math and Science Education to Ensure a Competitive Workforce, featuring remarks by Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), one of the leading voices in Congress on education and science issues.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC.

CONTACT: 202-223-0776

WEB ADDRESS: ced.org

TIME: 12:15

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a program on Money And Politics:Reviewing The U.S. District Court Decision On Mccain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law.

WHO: The speakers are:

Trevor Potter, Former Chairman, Federal Elections Commission And

General Counsel, Campaign Legal Center

Glen Shor, Associate Counsel And FEC Program Director, Campaign Legal Center

Mark Glaze, Associate Counsel, Campaign Legal Center

Steven Clemons, Executive Vice President, New America Foundation

DATE: May 7, 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: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE presents a program on How Well Can Markets for Development Rights Work? Evaluating a Farmland Preservation Program featuring Virginia McConnell (Resources for the Future and the University of Maryland) and Margaret Walls and Elizabeth Kopits, Resources for the Future.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: FANNIE MAE holds a news conference to discuss the Mortgage Relief Act.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mel Martinez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Daniel Mudd, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Fannie Mae

Paul Peterson, Executive Vice President, Single Family, Freddie Mac

John Courson, Chairman, Mortgage Bankers Association of America, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Pacific Mortgage Company

Frank Pollack, President, Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Louis W. Jennings, Executive Vice President- Lending, Navy Federal Credit Union

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: Janice Dauem, 202-752-2131

WEB ADDRESS: fanniemae.org

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: CHRISTOPHER REEVE PARALYSIS FOUNDATION holds a news conference announcing the introduction of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act of 2003. If enacted, this bi-partisan legislation would authorize additional funding for paralysis research at the National Institutes of Health

WHO: The speakers are:

Christopher Reeve, Chairman, The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF)

Rep. Michael Bilirakis (R-FL) (invited)

Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) (invited)

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) (invited)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) (invited)

Anthony J. Principi – Secretary, Veterans Affairs

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 2362 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202.887.0500 ext. 18

WEB ADDRESS: Christopherreeve.org.

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a forum on The Iraqi Marshlands: Can They Be Saved: Assessing the Human and Ecological Damage.

WHO: The speakers are:

The Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Member, European Parliament; (Special Guest)

Andrew Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Peter Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Amar International Charitable Foundation; Co-editor, The Iraqi Marshlands: A Human and Environmental Study (2002)

Peter Galbraith, Professor, National War College; Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia; Former Iraq Expert, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Mohammed Jama, Regional Coordinator, World Health Organization, Cairo

Thomas Naff, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Victor Tanner, Consultant on Humanitarian Issues; Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins SAIS

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION FOUNDATION holds a briefing to discuss Alzheimer's Prevention.

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: Matt Russell, 520-232-9840

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Tempest delivering a hybrid of high-energy folk rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The San Francisco based group formed in 1988, has nine CDs to its name and regularly appears at Festivals around the world.

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: REPUBLICAN GOVERONRS ASSOCIATION holds its fundraising reception and dinner featuring 2003 Mississippi candidate for Governor Haley Barbour.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: 555 11th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-62-4927

WEB ADDRESS: rga.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Robert Stone discussing and signing copies of Bay Of Souls: A Novel. Stone's novel portrays an affair, begun in Midwest academia, that spins out of control on a Caribbean island caught up in violent political turmoil. Stone captures his protagonists as they seek redemption in voodoo.

DATE: May 7, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: ASIA SOCIETY Washington Center holds its16th annual dinner program celebrating Singapore featuring Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Goh Chok Tong.

DATE: May 7, 2003

LOCATION: Fairmont Washington, 2401 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-833-0189

WEB ADDRESS: asiasociety.org

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