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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NUEVA ESPERANZA, INC. holds its National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and celebration.

AGENDA: Highlights:

7:30 a.m. - Prayer Breakfast

President George W. Bush

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-TN

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA

Rev. Luis Cortés, founder and president of Nueva Esperanza, Inc.,

9:30 a.m. - HHS Secretary Thompson will join Rev. Cortés at a news conference to announce Pacto de Esperanza (Pledge of Hope), the first national HIV/AIDS education initiative targeted toward the Hispanic faith community. (Several Hispanic clergy members who have signed the pact will join Thompson and Cortés at the press conference.)

7 p.m. - Bilingual worship service and an evening concert featuring popular Latino musicians and entertainers Artists scheduled to perform at the events include: Julissa, Festival, Motivo, Rene Gonzalez, Patty Cabrera, and Jayne Marie Flores.

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: Capitol Hilton, 1001 16th Street, N.W, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Mel Lukens, 202-861-0877.

WEB ADDRESS: esperanza.us

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a conference on Educational Freedom and Urban America: Brown v. Board After Half a Century. As we are approach the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's monumental decision, Brown v. Board of Education. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court's landmark ruling struck down segregated public schooling. As the court wrote: "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m. - Keynote Address—The Continuing Struggle for Parental Choice

Howard Fuller, Director, Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University

Introduction: Kaleem Caire, Project Director, American Education Reform Council

10 a.m. - Are Public Schools Leaving Urban America Behind?

11:30 a.m. - Islands of Success in Oceans of Failure

1:30 p.m. - Luncheon Address—Fulfilling the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Rev. Floyd Flake, Former Congressman, and Senior Pastor, Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church

Phyllis Berry Myers, President and CEO, Center for New Black Leadership

2:30 p.m. - Which Way for Urban Education?Alternatives to the Traditional Public Schools

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL Titans of Technology Breakfast program features John W. Snow, Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury discussing the President's economic package, including the dividends proposal, his views on corporate governance issues and how they relate to the economy, and sharing his analysis of short-term and long-term prospects for the technology sector.

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: Hilton-McLean, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: GERMAN AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL holds a breakfast discussion with Ambassador Dr. Guenter Burghardt, the Head of the European Commission in Washington, DC addressing " EU-U.S. Relations: A Transatlantic Update."

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: Westin Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-332-7700

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a program on Coming Out of the Closet: The End of Textile & Apparel Quotas in 2005.

AGENDA: Highlight:

WHO: The speakers are:

Jim Leonard, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements;

Jock Nash, Washington Counsel, Milliken & Company;

Ted Sattler, Group Executive Vice President for Foreign Operations, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: Hemisphere Suite A, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hosts a conference themed Workforce 2003: Creating a 21st Century Workforce for Business.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks and Opening Plenary Session Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Elaine L. Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

9:30 a.m. - Dual Customers Not Dual Systems: The Business Role in Workforce Investment Boards and One-Stops

12 noon - Michael Burchell, Senior Consultant, Great Place to Work Institute

Michael Esser, Jones Financial Companies

3:30 p.m. - Plenary Session: Making the Workforce System Work for Business: What Needs to Change, What Needs to Stay the Same

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: THE GLOBAL BUSINESS DIALOGUE AND THE NATIONAL FOREIGN TRADE COUNCIL hold a program on Decisions Deferred - Two Singapore Issues: Investment And Facilitation.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Mendenhall, USTR

Petros Sourmelis, EU Delegation

Seong-bong Lee, Korea Institute of International Economic Policy

Melissa Haslam (JBC International)

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1st Amendment Lounge, The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5074

WEB ADDRESS: gbdinc.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL holds a strategy session of almost 60 state and local New Democrat elected officials to get their "outside the Beltway" views on the New Democrat movement, its ideas and the direction of Democratic politics.

WHO: The speakers are:

Governor Mark Warner (VA)

Senator Evan Bayh (IN), Chair, Democratic Leadership Council

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (OH)

Pennsylvania State Rep. Jennifer Mann, Chair, DLC State Legislative Advisory Board

Al From, Founder and CEO, Democratic Leadership Council

Bruce Reed, President, Democratic Leadership Council

and elected officials from across the country

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-546-0007

WEB ADDRESS: dlcppi.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN holds a telephone news conference to release a new report showing that Medicare beneficiaries in Iowa would have more limited choice of doctor under Medicare "reform" proposal.

AGENDA: Dial 1-866-391-5938 for conference call

WHO: The speakers are:

Ben Peck, legislative representative, Public Citizen's Congress Watch

Robert Reuter, Iowa senior advocate

Mark Schlesinger, associate professor of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine

DATE: May 15, 2003

CONTACT: Ben Peck, 202-454-5155, Dennis Jaffe, 202-454-5136 or Shannon

Little, 202-588-7742

WEB ADDRESS: citizen.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Democracy and Moderation in an Islamic Society: The Case of Turkey with Binnaz Toprak is a professor of political science at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, and author of works such as 'Islam and Political Development in Turkey' and 'Islam and the Secular State in Turkey.

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Jack Calfee, American Enterprise Institute, discussing "Is the Pharmaceutical-R&D Nexus Worth Preserving?"

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a book forum on Japan's Nevermending Story: Sidelining of Foreign Journalists and Critics

With Ivan P. Hall, author, Bamboozled!: How America loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and its Implications for our Future in Asia Author, Cartels of the Mind: Japan's Intellectual Closed Shop.

DATE: May 15, 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 Robert Barnett, who has represented President Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in negotiating their contracts for their weekly debate on 60 Minutes. Barnett is one of the premier author representatives in the world!

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: PEW CENTER ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE holds a news conference to release two reports examining Options for a Mandatory GHG Reduction Program

-- Emissions Trading in the U.S.: Experience, Lessons, and Considerations for Greenhouse Gases by: A. Denny Ellerman, Paul L. Joskow, and David Harrison, Jr.

-- Designing a Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program

for the U.S. by: Robert R. Nordhaus and Kyle W. Danish

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Danielle Tupper, 703-516-0630

WEB ADDRESS: pewclimatechange.org

TIME: 1p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference on City Development Strategies: Opportunities for Poverty Reduction. The seminar will focus on four case studies (Kigali, Rwanda; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Recife, Brazil; and Tetouan, Morocco) and will highlight the difficulties of developing the CDS and the obstacles to effective implementation of each City Development Strategies.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joseph Bahenda, Head of Finance, City of Kigali, Rwanda

Ricardo Lima, Deputy Director, Regional and Urban Studies Department, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada, Brazil

Sok Visal, Manager, Urban Poor Development Fund, Phnom Penh City, Cambodia

Abdelaziz Filali, Executive Director, Moroccan Slum Upgrading Agency.

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Beyond Terrorism: The Future Of U.S. Relations With Pakistan featuring Khurshid M. Kasuri, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents James Risen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times, and Milt Bearden, former CIA station chief in Pakistan, will discuss their recently published book entitled The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB on the last days of the clandestine war between the CIA and KGB.

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a book forum on Asia Pacific Security and Economic policy entitled America's Big Asia Muddle:

Comments On The Implications Of A Post-Stagnant Japan And Post-Sars China.

WHO: The speakers are:

Edith Terry, Author, How Asia Got Rich: Japan, China and the Asian Miracle Opinion Page Editor, South China Morning Post

Steven C. Clemons, Executive Vice President, New America Foundation

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 4 p.m.


WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Marlo Libel of the Pan American Health Organization, the local office of the World Health Organization, will discuss the epidemiology of SARS and provide a perspective on the potential for controlling and conquering the disease.

Murray Hiebert, Washington bureau chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review, which has covered the crisis intensively, will give an overview of its economic and political impact.

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: Pan American Health Organization, 525 23rd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-833-2742

WEB ADDRESS: asiasociety.org

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES The Pew International Journalism Program holds a conference entitled "New Eyes, New Voices: A New Generation Looks at War, Peace and International News."

AGENDA: Highlights:

4:30 p.m. - Opening of "Eyes on the World," an exhibit of photographs by Pew Fellows in International Journalism 1998 – 2003

5:30 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Jessica Einhorn, Dean, Johns Hopkins University - SAIS

John Schidlovsky, Director, Pew International Journalism Program

Louise Lief, Deputy Director, Pew International Journalism Program

"New Eyes, New Voices: Young Video Journalists Look at the World"

Screenings of three video stories by former Pew Fellows, with commentary by the journalists and Tom Bettag, executive producer, ABC News "Nightline"

Sharon Tiller, executive in charge, "FRONTLINE/World"

Video: "Living With Terror: Sri Lanka's Civil War"

Joe Rubin, video journalist

\How Sri Lankans have coped with civil war. Broadcast on PBS's "FRONTLINE/World"

Video: "Why the Children?"

Jamila Paksima, video journalist

Child rape in South Africa. Aired on PBS's "NOW Wient of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, Nihad Awad, co-founder and executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Azizah al-Hibri, professor at the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a discussion and presentation on The Future of Russian Business in Global Markets featuring Vladimir Potanin, president, of Interros, one Russia's largest privately held companies.

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Georgia's Forthcoming Elections: Free or Fixed?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Kenneth Yalowitz and William Courtney, former U.S. ambassadors to Georgia

Frederick Starr, chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) at SAIS

Charles Fairbanks, director of CACI

DATE: May 15, 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 JazzSabrosón includes Miriam Sullivan (bass), Jainardo Bastisa Sterling (conga drums), Steve bloom (guitar), and Antonio De Vivo (drums).

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: WHITMAN-WALKER CLINIC'S 10th Annual Gala featuring Exclusive dinner performances by "New York Divas" Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, Rita Moreno and Diane Schuur.

DATE: May 15, 2003

LOCATION: 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-797-3590

WEB ADDRESS: wwc.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Roger Angell discussing and signing copies of Game Time: A Baseball Companion. The great New Yorker writer has collected some of his favorite pieces written over forty-plus years. The book is organized around the seasons of the game-from spring training in 1962 to the 2002 World Series-and includes profiles of stars from Bob Gibson to Barry Bonds.

DATE: May 15, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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