Washington Agenda-General News Events

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. This year's 2002 festival marks the 90th celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees by the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

AGENDA: Highlights:

The National Maritime Heritage Foundation presents Freedom Schooner Amistad, 161 years after former President John Quincy Adams went before the United States Supreme Court to defend the captured Africans of the Spanish cargo ship La Amistad, the recreation of the famous ship will ride in the waters of the nation's capital.

12 noon - Traditional Japanese dance and music, Union Station

DATE: March 27, 2002

CONTACT: 202-661-7596

WEB ADDRESS: nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES holds its Sea/Air/Space Exposition.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Professional Seminar: Information Warfare 2002 And Spawar 2002

12 noon - Sea-Air-Space Luncheon

General Peter Pace, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

2 p.m. - Professional Seminar:" Navy's Force Protection And Coast Guard Homeland Defense"

8 p.m.- Sea-Air-Space Banquet

Presentation of the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award

Entertainment: The Capitol Steps

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Kirk Monroe, 202-331-0175

WEB ADDRESS: navyleague.org

TIME: All day

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference on U.S. Assessments of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Economy: Lessons Learned and Not Learned. The purpose of the conference is to examine how the United States developed assessments and the mistakes that were made in these assessments of the Russian economy. We hope to come away from the conference with some lessons that will improve how assessments are made in the future

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - "Revisiting the Estimates and Analyses of the Soviet Era"

Nikolai Petrakov, Market Economy Institute, RAS (confirmed)

Abraham Becker, RAND (confirmed)

Igor Birman, independent scholar (confirmed)

Robert Campbell, Indiana University (confirmed)

2:15 p.m. - Panel Two:

"Assessments of Russian Reform Programs"

Mikhail Zadornov, Deputy, Russian State Duma (confirmed)

Mark Medish, Akin Gump (confirmed)

Peter Reddaway, George Washington University (confirmed)

Anders Aslund, Carnegie Endowment (confirmed)

DATE: March 27, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference on Unrest in China's Xinjiang Province entitled, "Xinjiang: Muslim and Turkic Unrest in China's 'New Territory."

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - Historical Background

Political History and Strategies of Control, 1884-1978

James Millward, Georgetown University Chinese Policy Today

The Chinese Program of Development and Control, 1978-2001

Dru Gladney, University of Hawaii

The Economy of Xinjiang, Calla Wiemer, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Chinese Military and Xinjiang, Yitzhak Shichor, Hebrew University

12:15 p.m. - Xinjiang From Within

Education and Mobility, Linda Benson, Oakland University (not in attendance)

Trans-Border Contacts and Interactions, Sean Roberts, SUNY Buffalo

Costs of Development and Control Demography and Social Dynamics

Stan Toops, Miami University, Ohio

Ecological Impact of Chinese Development

San Toops, Miami University, Ohio

Public Health and Social Pathology

Jay Dautcher, University of Pennsylvania

2:30 p.m. - The Indigenous Response

Identities in Flux: Adaptation and Resistance

Justin Rudelson, University of Maryland/Central-Asia Caucasus Institute

William Jankowiak, University of Nevada

Islam in Xinjiang, Graham Fuller, RAND

Jonathan Lipman, Mt. Holyoke College

Contested Histories, Gardner Bovingdon, Washington University, St. Louis

Patterns of Opposition, Dru Gladney, University of Hawaii

Scenarios for the Future, Panel of "Xinjiang Project" participants

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Policy Insiders Series will host Office of Management & Budget Director Mitch Daniels discussing the overall budget situation as well as activities on the Senate Budget committee, the FY 2002 supplemental request and President Bush's management initiatives during his speech.

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: GLOBAL BUSINESS DIALOGUE, INC. holds a colloquium on Breakthrough Or Broken: The Steel Decision And The Escape Clause Process.

AGENDA: On March 5, the Bush Administration announced various forms of import relief (import restrictions) for a number of steel products over the next three years. WHO: The speakers are:

Tim Reif, House Ways and Means

Petros Sourmelis, EU Delegation

Kevin M. Dempsey, Dewey Ballantine

Richard O. Cunningham, Steptoe & Johnson

DATE: March 27, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-463-5074

WEB ADDRESS: gbdinc.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds a program on coverage and the War on Terrorism The Impact of September 11 on Public Opinion: Increased Patriotism, Unity, Support for Bush; More Interest in News.

WHO: The speakers are:

Andrew Kohut, Director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Stephen Hess, Senior Fellow, Governmental Studies, The Brookings Institution, author of numerous books on media and politics

Marvin Kalb, Executive Director, Washington Office, The Shorenstein Center, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government; former Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for CBS News and NBC News; Former moderator of NBC's Meet the Press

David Broder, Columnist, The Washington Post

William Kristol, Editor and Publisher, The Weekly Standard

Margaret Carlson, Columnist, TIME Magazine

DATE: March 27, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: The Progress & Freedom Foundation holds a news conference releasing its privacy survey results entitled "Privacy Online: A Report on the Internet Practices and Policies of Commercial Websites," featuring Federal Trade Commission Chairman Timothy J. Muris

AGENDA: "The new 'web sweeps' survey measures the level of privacy protection at web sites visited by millions of Americans," PFF President Jeffrey A. Eisenach said in announcing the study's upcoming release. "Building upon the report issued by the Federal Trade Commission in May 2000, it will very likely have an important impact on the on-line privacy debate. There have been a number of significant developments."

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-289-8928

WEB ADDRESS: pff.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a health policy discussion on "The 2002 Medicare Trustees' Reports: Is the Outlook for Medicare Getting Worse?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Richard Foster, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute

Thomas Saving, Texas A&M University

Eugene Steurerle, Urban Institute

Gail Wilenshky, Project HOPE

Joseph Antos, AEI

12 noon -- Luncheon speaker is Tommy Thompson, Secretary, HHS

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY will host a convocation honoring Anders Fogh Rasmussen, prime minister of Denmark. Prime Minister Rasmussen will be conferred the honorary degree "Doctor of Public Service" at the ceremony.

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-1423


TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum on The Spam Wars: What Can Be Done about the Annoying, Unsolicited E-mail That Is Driving Us Crazy?

WHO: The speakers are:

Howard Beales, Federal Trade Commission

Rebecca Richards, TRUSTe

Chris Hoofnagle, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Jerry Cerasale, Direct Marketing Association

DATE: March 27, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore.

DATE: March 27, 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: RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE holds a program on "Does Britain or the United States have the Right Gasoline Tax?" with Ian W.H. Parry, Resources for the Future, and Kenneth A. Small, University of California, Irvine.

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Robert Nelson, University of Maryland, speaking on "Economics and Religion: What is the Relationship."

DATE: March 27, 2002

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

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program entitled "Gender Entanglements in the Time of Marxism: The Friendship of Wanda Wasilewska and Janina Broniewska in a Man's Revolution," with Marci Shore, Post-Doctorate Fellow, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, and JSTS alumna.

DATE: March 27, 2002

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: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark giving an update on the New Zealand economy and discusses global and bilateral trade issues. Immediately following her remarks, the prime minister will hold press availability

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program on Safeguarding Our Country's Liberties: A Perspective from the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department Of Justice

Larry Thompson U.S. Department of Justice.

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY European Foreign Service Association holds a program on The Emergence of EU's Foreign Policy Identity: Issues and Challenges Ahead.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Daniel Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and Executive Director of the American Consortium for European Studies. (ACES)

Dr. Jean-François Seznec, Adjunct Professor at the Program of Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Robert Ebel, Director Energy and Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: Gaston Hall, 3rd Floor, Healy Hall, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Flutist Yoko Owada, who is internationally known performer of classical Western music, and a pioneer in the field of contemporary Oriental music.

DATE: March 27, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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