Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International  |  April 18, 2002 at 3:57 PM
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TIME: All Day

EVENT: GLOBAL JUSTICE ACTIVISTS hold protests against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual spring meetings. The protests will take place in solidarity and cooperation with the mobilization against US Intervention in Colombia and the School of the Americas as well as the March on Washington to Stop the War at Home and Abroad where militarisms critical part in perpetuating global injustice?

AGENDA: Highlighted events:

9 a.m. - Colombia Mobilization holds a briefing on how US policy toward Colombia is flawed and the how the US Army School of the Americas trains human rights violators in the Colombian military. St. Aloysius, Lower church 19th and Eye St. NW,

9 a.m. - United We March Coalition briefing Stop the War at Home and Abroad

11 a.m. -- School Of The Americas Watch holds a vigil to close the School of the Americas (SOA) & Lobby Action at the Capitol, Upper Senate Park

4 p.m. - Critical Mass Ride to Fight State Terrorism, Upper Senate Park

7 p.m. - Kick-Off Plenary Panel, St. Stephens Church, 16th and Newton Street

Open Mike for Poets and Song Writers, The Mitch Snyder Arts and Entertainment Center

117 D street North West

The Black Radical Congress Youth Caucus in collaboration with the Young, Communist League and the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition present a Small scale hip hop festival specifically for local DC youth, La Cada Vez Skylight Room, 14th and U Streets

10 p.m. - Free Concert by Washington DC Indie rock band Hoover's G-String

DATE: April 19, 2002

CONTACT: Steve Kretzmann, 202-497-1033 or Mark Rickling, 202-549-9525

WEB ADDRESS: globalizethis.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: EUROPEAN INSTITUTE holds a Spring Seminar of the roundtable on financial & Monetary Affairs "US & EU Governance of Financial Systems in Times of Crisis."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - Jacqueline Grapin, President, The European Institute

Rodrigo Rato, Minister of Finance, Spain (to be confirmed)

9:15 a.m. - The Evolution of the Economic Situation in the US and Europe

Klaus Regling, Director General, Economic and Monetary Affairs Directorate, General, European Commission

Dr. Karen Johnson, Director, Division of International Finance, US Federal Reserve System

Dr. Gerald Grisse, Permanent Representative of the European Central Bank in Washington

10:45 a.m. - The Regulation of Financial Markets in Times of Crisis: Regional Integration and Crisis Management

Robert Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation

Alan Beller, Director and Senior Counselor to the Commissioner, Division of Corporate Finance, SEC

Hervé Carré, Director, Economy of the Eurozone and the Union, Economic and Monetary Affairs Directorate-General, European Commission

Herbert A. Biern, Senior Associate Director (Applications and Enforcement), Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, US Federal Reserve System

12:15 p.m. - Luncheon program with Pedro Solbes Mira, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs

2 p.m. - News Conference Commissioner Pedro Solbes Mira

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: Smithson, Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-895-1670

WEB ADDRESS: europeaninstitute.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Center for Global Peace holds a symposium Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West."

AGENDA: Highlights:

11:15 a.m. - A Bridge Between the Arab World and the US: Rihani's Role

in Strengthening Arab-American Relations

"Values and Policies of Arab-American Relations: Rihani's

Perspective," Clovis Maksoud, American University

"Arab-American Art, Arab-American Understanding"

Ivonne A-Baki, ambassador of Ecuador

"Beyond Bridging: The Birth of a New Identity"

Mohamad Chatah, IMF

David Mack, Middle East Institute

2 p.m. - The Importance of Belonging and Universalism

"Ameen Rihani: Daring to Dream"

Dr. Halim Barakat, Georgetown University

"Rihani's English Manuscripts and Universalism"

Dr. Alice Birney, Library of Congress

"The Formation of a Universal Self: Rihani and Byron"

Dr. Naji Oueijan, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Dr. Hisham Sharabi, Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine

3:30 p.m. - Pattern that Connects Rihani, Carlyle, Emerson, Thoreau,

Tolstoy, and Monahan "Rihani and Carlyle"

Dr. Geoffrey Nash, University of Sunderland, England

"Rihani, Emerson, and Thoreau"

Dr. Walter Dunnavent, Indiana University

"Rihani and Tolstoy"

Dr. Mikhail Rodionov, Russian Academy for Scientific Research Russia

"Rihani and Monahan"

Dr. Miles Bradbury, University of Maryland

Dr. John D. Anthony, National Council on US-Arab Relations

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950


TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON EDUCATION POLICY host a national symposium that will bring together policymakers, education officials and education experts to discuss the rapid emergence of virtual schooling themed The Challenge of Online High Schools: Can Essential Elements of Public Education Thrive in a New Learning Environment?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Jack Jennings, director, Center on Education Policy

Kathleen Fulton, director, Reinventing Schools for the 21st Century

Julie Young, executive director, Florida Virtual School

Donna Martin, coordinator, West Virginia Virtual High School

Sue Collins, chief education officer, Apex Learning

Andrew Zucker, program manager, SRI International

Patricia Graham, Charles Warren Professor, Harvard University

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: Jury's Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-955-9450

WEB ADDRESS:cep-dc.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: HOWARD UNIVERSITY Center for Sickle Cell disease holds its annual conference themed "Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Patient and Physician Perspectives."

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: 2401 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-238-2332

WEB ADDRESS:howard.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.


AGENDA: Highlight:

10:30 a.m. -- News conference with James D. Wolfensohn, President, World Bank Group

TBA -- News conference, Group of 24 Ministers

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: International Monetary Fund Headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-473-1000

WEB ADDRESS: worldbank.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE Friday Forum holds a program on "A New Conversation among Civilizations: Toward a Common Understanding among Muslims, Jews, and Christians." With AEI's Michael Novak who will speak about the philosophical differences between Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION holds a luncheon program on "The War on Terror: Why We are In it and How We Should Fight It" featuring former CIA director James Woolsey.

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: B-339, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-534-4313

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS holds a luncheon & award presentation for Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN Habitat, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, In Recognition of Her Leadership In Promoting Sustainable Urban Habitat.

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: Holeman Lounge, 629 14th Street., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-454-2108 or Sharad Shankaradass, at 202-974-1304

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Protection Project Brown Bag Seminar Series presents "The Relationship Between Trafficking and HIV/AIDS: Focus on Southeast Asia" with Chris Beyer, director of Johns Hopkins University's Fogarty AIDS and TB International Training Programs.

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM holds a briefing on "Bio terrorism and Public Health Readiness."

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Julie Gerberdinger, Center For Disease Control

Mary Selecky, Washington's State Department of Health

Sen. Bill Frist, R-TN

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: 902 Hart Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "Freeing the Chinese Internet."

WHO: The speakers are:

Paul Baranowski, Peekabooty Project

William Baum, Voice of America

Ethan Gutmann, Project for the New American


Greg Walton, Human Rights in China

Arthur Waldron, AEI

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents Inaugural Goldman Sachs Distinguished Lecture in the Memory of Michael P. Mortara on "Globalization and the Flow of Resources" featuring Lawrence H. Summers, President of Harvard University and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

DATE: April 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION Public Affairs Forum on "Enrons of the Environment? Financial Disclosure, Transparency and Environmental Protection."

WHO: The speakers are:

Ricardo Bayon, Fellow, New America Foundation

Michelle Chan-Fishel, Coordinator, Green Investments Project, Friends of the Earth

Cynthia Williams, Professor of Law, Fordham University

DATE: April 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION AND GREEK EMBASSY present a program on Greece's Economic Performance and Prospects.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ralph C. Bryant, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Nicholas C. Garganas, Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece

George S. Tavlas, Director-Adviser, Economic Research Department, Bank of Greece

DATE: April 19, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents essayist Joel Schalit, an editor at Punk Planet and U.C. Berkeley's cultural journal, examines religious fundamentalism, nationalism, the independent music industry, and the state of the "New Economy." In Jerusalem Calling: A Homeless Conscience in a Post-Everything World.

DATE: April 19, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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