Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. -- Rep. Curt Weldon, House Armed Services Committee -- The Sleeping Giant Awakened: Dealing with the National Security Threats of the 21st Century

10:15 a.m. - Weapon System Concepts in a Rapidly Changing World

Robert P. Iorizzo, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Thomas Burbage, Lockheed Martin

Thomas Enders, EADS

William H. Swanson, Raytheon Company

Lt. Gen. Ronald E. Keys, Commander, Allied Forces Southern Europe and Commander, 16AF

David M. North, Aviation Week and Space Technology

12 noon - Luncheon Speaker: Ronald M. Sega, Director, Defense Research & Engineering

1:30 p.m. - Keynote Address: General John P. Jumper, Chief of Staff, USAF -- Air and Space Integration

2:30 p.m. - Unmanned Systems in a Changing World

Robert Mitchell, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems

Thomas Cassidy, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Lt. Gen. George Muellner, USAF (Ret.), The Boeing Company

Lt. Gen. Charles F. Wald, USAF, Air and Space Operations

RADM John Chenevey, USN, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation

Moderated by Richard Barnard, Defense News

4 p.m. - Information Security in a Changed Aerospace Environment

Mark Goldman, Citrix Systems, Inc.

LTG Joseph Cosumano, USA, SMDC Commander

Lee Holcomb, NASA

Joseph N. Pelton, George Washington University

Moderated by Lon Rains, Space News

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 703/264-7535

WEB ADDRESS: aiaa.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE holds its annual Spring Conference themed "New World, New Priorities."

AGENDA: Highlights:

12 noon - General Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussing the contributions the electronics industry has made to military preparedness.

7 p.m. - Governor Tom Ridge, Director of the Office of Homeland Security keynoting the annual EIA Government/Industry Dinner. The G/I dinner is the largest event of the EIA Spring Conference and brings together key industry and government officials for a black-tie optional gala.

Also at Tuesday's G/I Dinner, Dr. Sidney Harman, Chairman and CEO of Harman International, will be awarded the prestigious EIA Medal of Honor. Legendary jazz musician Wynton Marsalis will take the stage to introduce his longtime friend Dr. Harman.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-907-7500


TIME: All Day

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY holds a conference titled "American Muslims: Community at a Crossroads" that will address some of the most critical issues facing America and the world since September 11: the role of Islam and Muslim Americans in public life; the compatibility of Islam with democracy and pluralism; and the possible role of American Muslims in bridging the gap between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Opening Remarks by Professors Esposito and Nyang

09:15 a.m. - Who is my Neighbor? A Profile of American Muslims Results of the first American Muslim Poll by Zahid Bukhari, Project MAPS

9:30 a.m. - Panel I: From Isolation to Engagement: the Evolving Role of Muslims in a Pluralistic Society Altaf Husain, Howard University; Muhammad Nimer, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Aminah McCloud, DePaul University; Agha Saeed, University of California, Berkeley; Chair: Yvonne Haddad, CMCU, Georgetown University

11 a.m. - Panel II: Conceptualizing Islam: Internal & External Intellectual Challenges Louay Safi, Association of Muslim Social Scientists; Akbar Muhammad, SUNY, Binghamton; Khalid Blankenship, Temple University; Sherman Jackson, University of Michigan; Chair: Ahmad Saifuddin Turkistani, IIASA

1 p.m. - Lunch Address: Muslims in America since September 11: Challenges and Opportunities by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University (Question & Answer session to follow)

3:15 p.m. - Panel III: Beyond the Clash of Civilizations: American Muslims and Foreign Policy; M. A. Muqtedar Khan, Adrian College; Mumtaz Ahmad, Hampton University; John Esposito, CMCU, Georgetown University; Sulayman Nyang, Project MAPS; Chair: John Voll, CMCU, Georgetown University

5 p.m. - Closing Remarks: Sulayman Nyang

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Georgetown University Conference Center, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4327

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program entitled "Women in Afghanistan: Progress and Problems."

WHO: The speakers are:

Sima Samar, Minister of Women's Affairs, Interim Administration

Mahboba Hoquqmal, Emergency Loya Jirga Commission

Jennifer Seymour Whitaker, director, Project on Women's Human Rights and U.S. Policy

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-775-3125

WEB ADDRESS: cft.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program featuring Brazil's Central Bank's economic policy director, Ilan Goldfajn, discussing his country's monetary policy and economic outlook.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEREGULATION presents "From 2G to 3G: Wireless Competition for Internet-Related Services." The introduction of 3G services will offer cellular users high-speed wireless Internet access and create more broadband services competition. Hausman will present evidence explaining why the European, Asian, and Australian markets have been more successful in achieving higher wireless penetration rates and introducing innovative 3G services than the United States.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jerry A. Hausman, the John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

J. Gregory Sidak, AEI

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: LATINO COALITION FOR FAMILIES holds a news conference to demand that Congress improve our nation's safety net by helping low-income families move out of poverty.

WHO: The speakers are:

Marisa Demeo, Regional Counsel, MALDEF

Manny Mirabal, President, National Puerto Rican Coalition

Linda Chavez-Thompson, Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO

Eric Rodriguez, Director Economic Mobility Initiative, National Council of La Raza

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 2360 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jumena Vazquez, 202-293-2828

WEB ADDRESS: maldf.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AND INTERCULTURAL CANCER COUNCIL hold a briefing entitled The Burden of Cancer: Unequal and Unnecessary for congressional staff next week in recognition of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

WHO: The speakers are:

Harold Freeman, M.D., Chairman, United States President's Cancer Panel, and John Ruffin, PhD, Director, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 226 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-661-5710

WEB ADDRESS: cancer.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: PUBLIC CITIZEN holds a news conference to release and discuss a report on the need for built in child safety seats.

WHO: The speakers are:

Joan Claybrook, president, Public Citizen

Jamaal Walker, 12, of Riviera Beach, Fla., rendered quadriplegic in 1996 crash

Palmella Rainford, Jamaal's mother

C. Tab Turner, attorney in Jamaal Walker case

Susan Lister, attorney in Jamaal Walker case

Kathy Lacky, of Boca Raton, Fla., juror in Jamaal Walker case

Autumn Skeen, of Washington State, whose 4-year-old son Anton died in a rollover

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1600 20th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Shannon Little, 202-588-7742 or Angela Bradbery, 202-588-7741

WEB ADDRESS: citizen.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES AND THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE hold conference call briefings to release a new joint study of income trends in all 50 states over the past two decades. The study finds that despite the tremendous overall economic growth of the 1980s and 1990 and the low unemployment rates of the late 1990s, the gaps between high-income and low- and middle-income families are wider than they were 20 years ago. (Prior to the late 1970s, economic growth in the United States was more evenly shared.)

WHO: The speakers are:

Jared Bernstein, Economist, EPI

Elizabeth McNichol, State Fiscal Project Dir., CBPP

Heather Boushey, Labor Economist, EPI

Robert Zahradnick, Policy Analyst, CBPP

DATE: April 23, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Lecture Our Growing Dependency on government: How It Will Shape the Great Policy Debates for the Next Decade.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Jim DeMint, R -- SC)

Rep. Christopher Cox (R -- CA)

David Beito, Assistant Professor of History,

The University of Alabama

Peter Kirsanow, President Bush's nominee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Bill Beach, Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.


INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION hold a news conference on Consumer and industry groups to announce opposition to AT&T Comcast merger- Release Study Exposing Myth of Cross-Technology Competition.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America Gene

Kimmelman, Director Washington Office, Consumers Union

Ed Black, President & CEO, Computer & Communication Industry Association

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Reserve Officers Association Headquarters, 5th Floor Conference Room, One Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Cooper, CFA at 301-384-2204 or Greg Minchak, CCIA at 202-783-0070 ext. 109


TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program entitled "Sudan's Lost Children: Resettled in the United States."

WHO: The speakers are:

Jessica Yutacom, an official from the State Department's Office of Refugee Admissions

Anne Edgerton, a representative from Refugees International,

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: EMBASSY OF BULGARIA holds a breakfast briefing featuring the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: Hay Adams, 16th and H Street Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-387-0174

WEB ADDRESS:Bulgaria-embassy.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Performance Plus featuring the fascinating history and passion of Argentine Tango.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program entitled "Poland and the Future of Europe" with Przemyslaw Grudzinski, Polish ambassador to the United States.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: THE RECORDING ACADEMY presents its Heroes Awards of Washington, D.C. annually to honor outstanding individuals and institutions that have improved the environment for the creative community. Proceeds from the premier event benefit the MusiCares® Foundation

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Howard Coble, R-NC

recording artist Vince Gill

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT

the American Youth Philharmonic

recording artist Amy Grant

actors Hal Holbrook

Actress Dixie Carter

Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead drummer

Michael Greene, President/CEO Recording Academy

Frances Preston, President/CEO BMI and Master of Ceremony

Political impressionist Jim Morris


LOCATION: Willard Inter-Continental, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-469-3766

WEB ADDRESS: grammy.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program entitled "The Serapeum of Saqqara" with Aidan Dodson, archaeology professor from the University of Bristol (U.K.).

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents the launching of a new magazine Legal Affairs. The premier of this general-audience magazine includes pieces by, Christopher Buckley, Jeffrey Rosen, Benjamin Wittes and Lincoln Caplan, legal historian.

DATE: April 23, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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