Washington Agenda-General News Events

By United Press International  |  March 15, 2002 at 3:15 PM
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TIME: All Day

EVENT: ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS' holds its 2002 legislative conference. The conference will focus on the need for additional fire fighter staffing.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9:30 a.m. - Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge

WHO: The speakers are:

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency -- Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-737-8484

WEB ADDRESS: iaff.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL holds its 21st annual conference themed "Partners Today, Partners Tomorrow."

AGENDA: Highlights:

Opening session - General Brent Scowcroft, Chairman, American-Turkish Council

Akin Öngör, Chairman, US-Turkish Business Council of DEIK

Ambassador Faruk Logoglu, Turkish Ambassador to the United States

Dr. Kemal Dervis, Minister of State for Economy

Awards: Dr. Kemal Dervis and Caspian Finance Center

10 a.m. - The Political Landscape Forum -- Terrorism: The Global Impact

Chris Matthews, Host of MSNBC's Hardball

Peter Bergen, CNN Correspondent

Richard Perle, former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Prof. Ilter Turan, Professor of International Relations and Politics

Dr. Erkut Yücaoglu, Businessman and former Chairman of TUSIAD

12 noon - Rebuilding Afghanistan and Opportunities for American and

Turkish Companies

Ambassador John Kelly (R), Moderator

Güven Sazak, Chairman, Turkish Afghan Business Council / DEIK, Vice Chairman, Yüksel Holding

Ambassador Ahmet Rifat Ok'un, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Coordinator for Afghanistan

Martin Erim, First Renaissance Ventures

Dr. Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense

Award: Lieutenant General Resat Turgut, J-5

6:30 p.m. - Reception Hosted by the Turkish Ambassador at the Residence

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference on Japan's Worsening Slump: Implications for the U.S. and the World Economy

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Forces Of Contraction

"Leveraging the Financial Sector"

Robert Dugger, managing dir., Tudor Investment Corp.

"Impact of Finances on Aging and Labor Markets"

Paul S. Hewitt, director, CSIS Global Aging Initiative

"International Pressures and Japanese Competitiveness"

Adam S. Posen, senior fellow, Institute for Int'l Economics

Arthur Alexander, Georgetown University

Kiyoto Ido, minister of financial affairs, Embassy of Japan

10:45 a.m. - Future Impact On The World Economy

"A Perspective on Japanese Monetary Policy"

Laurence Meyer, CSIS distinguished visiting scholar;

Former member, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve

"Could U.S. Businesses Weather a Strengthening Dollar?"

Ernest Preeg, senior fellow, Manufacturers' Alliance;

deputy asst. secretary of state for int'l finance (former)

Sylvester Schieber, VP, Watson Wyatt Int'l

12:15 p.m. - Luncheon Address

Thomas S. Foley, partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld

Speaker of the House of Representatives (former)

U.S. Ambassador to Japan (former)

1:30 p.m. - The Politics Of Reform In Japan

Edward Lincoln, senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Leonard Schoppa, associate professor, University of Virginia.

Tatsuya Terazawa, senior visiting fellow, METI

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE holds a pre-trip briefing with Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Co-Director, Migration Policy Institute also releasing a background paper on the immigration and border negotiations between Presidents Bush and Fox. Key issues include: earned legalization, a registration program for unauthorized immigrants, border security measures, and a temporary worker program.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: Resources for the Future Conference Center, 1400 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Ana Claros, 202-266-1940

WEB ADDRESS: migrationpolicy.org.

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds Broadband Policy: Do We Really Need Legislation?

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert W. Hahn, Joint Center

Robert Litan, Brookings Institution and Joint Center

Thomas Hazlett, Manhattan Institute and Joint Center

Charles Ferguson, Brookings Institution

DATE: March 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring The Ambassador of Spain to the U.S., Javier Ruperez, discussing The Spanish Presidency of the European Union: Priorities and Goals.

DATE: March 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on Can the West Meet Putin's Challenge? Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Community with James Goodby, Senior Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.

DATE: March 18, 2002

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 presents J. Bottum -"Books and Arts" editor of the Weekly Standard and poetry editor of First Things - reads from, and comments on The Fall and Other Poems, his critically acclaimed first collection of poems.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features a concert for VSA arts Young Soloists, featuring Shannon Devido and Quamon Fowler.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE features An Unfinished Marriage with author Joan Anderson taking us through the journey that she and her husband take as they reconnect and try to rebuild their marriage.

DATE: March 18, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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