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By United Press International   |   May 9, 2003 at 3:30 PM   |   Comments

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EVENTS ON MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003

TIME: All Day

EVENT: SPECIAL OLYMPICS DC SUMMER GAMES. The 35th Annual Summer Games will bring together over 1,500 athletes, volunteers, families, supporters, corporate partners and coaches for a week-long celebration of sport. Athletes from 8 to 80 with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities will compete in Aquatics, Volleyball, and Track & Field competitions, complete with Olympic-style award presentations. Summer Games is the culmination of an intensive 8-week training period for the athletes - and for many of them, represents the highlight of their year.

AGENDA: Highlight:

10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony honors athletes, Daniel Bailey, Kevin Boyd, Kevin Gafford and Lindsey Wilkes

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-408-2640

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference Caspian Oil: Who Will Benefit?

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Introduction and Welcome

Robert Ebel, CSIS

Anthony Richter, OSI

9:15 a.m. – Findings and Recommendations of the Caspian Revenue Watch

Chair: Scott Horton, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP

Nazim Imanov, Azerbaijan Parliamentary Budget Committee

Meruert Makhmutova, Director, Public Policy Research Center

Sergei Solyanik, Green Salvation

Rick Steiner, Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska

Svetlana Tsalik, OSI

10:45 a.m. – Government Plans and Challenges in Managing Petroleum Wealth

Chair: Anthony Richter, OSI

Steven Mann, U.S. Department of State

Grigory Marchenko, Kazakh National Bank

Peter Keller, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

12 noon – Keynote Luncheon Address

Introduction: James Schlesinger, Lehman Brothers

George Soros, Soros Fund Management

1:30 p.m. – Industry Perspectives on Managing Resource Wealth

Chair: Robert Ebel, CSIS

Willy Olsen, Statoil

David Rice, BP

Nick Welch, Shell Oil

2:45 p.m. – Petroleum, Governance, and Development Beyond the Caspian

Chair: Thomas Palley, OSI

Robert Ebel, CSIS

Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch

Simon Taylor, Global Witness

Terry Karl, Stanford University

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN LEAGUE OF LOBBYISTS presents a discussion on "Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: Strategies and Opportunities.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1:30 p.m. - Brad Smith, Commissioner, FEC

3 p.m. - The 2004 Elections: It's Not Too Early to Start

Charlie Cook, The Cook Report

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Avenue NW,

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Patti Jo Baber, 703-960-3011

WEB ADDRESS:alldc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds "A Symposium on Current Challenges of Internal Displacement in Colombia."

WHO: The speakers are:

Francis Deng, representative of the U.N. Secretary General on Internally Displaced Persons and director of the SAIS Center for Displacement Studies

Harvey Suarez, executive director of Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH holds a news conference to discuss premature deaths, a fatal outcome of health disparities.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC

Council member Sandra Allen, Ward 8

Council member Kevin Chavous, Ward 7 - Invited

Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston, former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and Former Director of the Bureau of Primary Health Care

Dr. Denise Cora-Bramble, Executive Director, Children's Goldberg Center for Community Pediatrics

James Thompson, President Elect, Asian and Pacific Physician's Association

Dr. Lavdena Orr, Medical Director, AMERIGROUP DC

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-347-3820

WEB ADDRESS: nmhm.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Albanian Perspectives on Euro-Atlantic Integration and Security Structures with Pandeli Majko, Minister of Defense and Former Prime Minister, Republic of Albania.

DATE: May 12, 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: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Willard Workman and Belgian Ambassador Frans van Daele will brief reporters on just-passed amendments to the Belgian law on criminal liability for crimes against humanity.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER holds a Business Leaders Against Tax Cuts news conference.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Margo Friedman @588-7619

WEB ADDRESS: nwlc.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN WATER AGENCIES drinking water news conference

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Carolyn Peterson, 202-331-2820

WEB ADDRESS: amwa.net

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Wireless World at Risk Securing the Network news conference.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: Zhen Zhang, 201-216-5513

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN BENEFITS COUNCIL holds a briefing on Pension Preservation and Savings Expansion Act (H.R. 1776), introduced by Representatives Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). H.R. 1776 builds on prior retirement reforms authored by Representatives Portman and Cardin and enacted in the 107th Congress. Many of its important provisions that help employers sponsor retirement plans and help participants and their families prepare for retirement and preserve retirement assets are based upon ideas first developed by the Council.

WHO: The speakers are:

James A. Klein, American Benefits Council President

Lynn Dudley, American Benefits Council Vice President and Senior Counsel

John Scott, American Benefits Council Director, Retirement Policy

James Delaplane, Davis & Harman, American Benefits Council Special Counsel

Kent Mason, Davis & Harman, Partner

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1212 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1250, Washington, DC.

CONTACT: 202-289-6700.

WEB ADDRESS: americanbenefitscouncil.org:

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: PRINCE GEORGE'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds 2003 business legislative luncheon featuring Gov. Robert Ehrlich.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 301-731-5000

WEB ADDRESS: pgcoc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS holds a program releasing a major new study on development strategies for Latin America. The volume, entitled After the Washington Consensus: Restarting Growth and Reform in Latin America, proposes an updated strategy informed by the events of the past decade.

WHO: The speakers are:

Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski, former Peruvian Minister of Economy and Finance

John Williamson, Institute for International Economics

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202 454 1361

WEB ADDRESS: iie.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Policy Implications and Consequences of the Demographic and Health Crises in Russia with Murray Feshbach, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE AND THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES POLICY hold a forum on The Campaign Finance Decision: What Does It Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

WHO: The speakers are:

Kenneth W. Starr, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, and counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell

Jan W. Baran, Partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding, and counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell

Randolph D. Moss, Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and counsel to congressional sponsors of the legislation, as defendant intervenors

Trevor Potter, Partner, Caplin & Drysdale, and counsel to congressional sponsors of the legislation, as defendant intervenors.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENTGALEN INSTITUTE AND THE COUNCIL FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE hold a luncheon program on Is a Tax Credit a Tax Cut for the Uninsured? Prof. Mark Pauly of the Wharton School at U-Penn, will examine the intersection of health and tax policy, analyzing the impact of a refundable tax credit in conjunction with proposed tax cuts.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: G-11 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 703-299-8900

WEB ADDRESS: galen.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Soviet Policy in West Africa (1956-1964) as an Episode of the Cold War with CWIHP Fellow Sergei Mazov will discuss the history of Soviet policy in West Africa from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark discussing "U.S. Militarism Threatens the Destiny of Humanity."

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND holds the "Police Unity Tour Ceremony.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, between 4th

and 5th Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 974-443-0030,

WEB ADDRESS: nleomf.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program-featuring Member of the Convent of the European Union and Representative of the Federal Chancellor of Austria Wolfgang Schussel, Dr. Hannes Farnleitner, discussing "The Future of a European Constitution."

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB with Authors Milt Beardon and James Risen discuss the CIA's role during the last years of the Cold War and their findings published in their recent book The Main Enemy.

DATE: May 12, 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: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE Bradley Lecture presents "The Gulag: What We Know Now And Why It Matters" with Anne Applebaum, Washington Post. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, secret police archives have slowly disgorged their secrets--and the story they tell of the Soviet concentration camps deserves special attention. Not only do they confirm the stories told for decades by memoirists and dissidents like Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Evgeniya Ginzburg, they also reveal the casual cruelty of the men running the camps and the vital role that the camps played in the Soviet economy.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Orchid Ensemble as they blend musical traditions and instruments from China, Europe and beyond. Orchid Ensemble musical style ranges from New Music, World Music to Jazz.

DATE: May 12, 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 Celia Straus discussing and signing copies of

The Mother-Daughter Circle: Making Lifelong Connections With Your Teenager. Straus (Prayers on My Pillow) explores the often-volatile adolescent years of the mother-daughter relationship. She includes her own experiences raising her daughters and offers inventive writing exercises for both generations.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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