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EVENTS ON THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: CAPITOL HILL OCEANS WEEK. CHOW will focus specifically on increasing awareness and fostering "literacy" among learners of all ages about the oceans, ocean exploration and the myriad resources within -- especially coral reefs.

AGENDA: Highlights*:

8:30 a.m. - "Coral Reefs at Risk: Challenges and Solutions" -- This symposium is an exploration of the grave state of our nation's coral reefs as well as the consequences and the solutions to this crisis. Topics covered will include fishing, trade in reef species, pollution, coastal impacts, climate change, disease and others, Building Rooms B338 and B339

11 a.m. -- New conference featuring Jean-Michel Cousteau, President, Ocean Futures Society

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 216 Hart Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Sheara Reich, 202-955-1242

WEB ADDRESS:nmsoceans.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: THE AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI- DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE holds its convention themed: "Arab Americans: Mobilizing for Empowerment."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Briefing For Congressional Visits

Khalil E. Jahshan - ADC Executive Vice President, NAAA-ADC Director

David Dumke - Office of Congressman John Dingell (D-16-MI)

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Anne Hingeley - NAAA-ADC, Legislative Coordinator

Chris Mansour - Office of Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-9-MI)

Curt Silvers - Bannerman and Associates

12 p.m. - Senator Russ Feingold, D-WI

Representative John Dingell, D-16-MI

1:30 p.m. - Meetings With Members Of Congress

7 p.m. - Dinner At The Embassy Of The Arab Republic Of Egypt, 3521 International Court, NW, Washington, DC

H.E. the Ambassador of Egypt and Mrs. Nabil Fahmy

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

CONTACT: 703-920-3230

WEB ADDRESS:adc.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS Spring Board of Directors Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlight:

5:15 p.m. - Vice President Dick Cheney

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-266-8200

WEB ADDRESS: nahb.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES holds its first annual "Homeland Security Summit and Exposition: Threats And Solutions."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - How Have We Changed; How Must We Change?

The terrorist attacks of September 11 galvanized American resolve to secure itself. But winning public support for the long struggle ahead may have been the easy part. As the Homeland Security effort moves into full swing, it's time to resolve the really difficult issues:

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Scott Shuster, Consulting Editor, BusinessWeek Events

Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-DE, Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee

Sen. Bill Frist, M.D., R-TN

Mark V. Hurd, President, NCR Corporation; Chief Operating Officer, Teradata Division

2:15 p.m. - McGraw-Hill's Aviation Week and Deloitte Consulting will be holding a briefing on their joint research study on Homeland Security and Defense spending

2:35 p.m. - Homeland Security: Defining Threats, Implementing Solutions

Governor Tom Ridge, Director, U.S. Office of Homeland Security

7:15 p.m. -- Dinner program on The Role Of Haves In A Have-Not World

Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

DATE: June 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 212-994-7540

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program featuring legislators from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay discussing the future of U.S. -- Mercosur international trade and security relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

João Miguel Feu Rosa, Member of Congress, Brasil

Jorge Alberto Escobar, Member of Congress, Argentina

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Ivan Posada, Member of Congress, Uruguay

Libio Florentin, Member of Congress, Paraguay

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND STANLEY FOUNDATION mark the release of the new Carnegie Working Paper entitled "A New Equation: U.S. Policy toward India and Pakistan after September 11."

WHO: The speakers are:

Lee Feinstein - Transatlantic Fellow, the German Marshall Fund and former deputy director of the State Department policy Planning Staff

Lewis A. Dunn - Senior Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation

David Albright -- President and Founder, the Institute for Science & International Security

Michael Kraig of the Stanley Foundation will serve as moderator

Joseph Cirincione, director of the Carnegie Non-Proliferation Project, will offer introductory remarks

DATE: June 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: MANHATTAN INSTITUTE holds conference on Beyond The Color Line: New Perspectives On Race And Ethnicity In America." The conference is being held to recognize and discuss a new book, Beyond the Color Line: New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity, (Hoover Press/Manhattan Institute) which is the product of the Citizens' Initiative on Race and Ethnicity. The book, edited by Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, is a collection of 26 essays by some of today's leading thinkers and writers on the question of race in America.

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AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - The New American Landscape

10:45 a.m. - Beyond Race and Ethnicity

12:15 p.m. - Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-599-7000, Ext. 315

WEB ADDRESS: manhattan-institute.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program entitled "Survival of the Burundi Peace Process: Diplomatic, Political and Humanitarian Challenges Facing the Transitional Government."

WHO: The speakers are:

Richard Bogosian, former special assistant to USAID's Greater Horn or

Africa Initiative

Joel Frushone, Africa policy analyst for the U.S.

Committee on Refugees, and Anne Edgerton, an advocate for Refugees

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER holds a news conference releasing the results of a nationwide investigation of sex discrimination in vocational and technical education.

AGENDA: The investigation of high school vocational programs found pervasive sex segregation. Boys still dominate the classes that lead to traditionally male -- and higher paying -- careers in technology and the trades, while the girls are still clustered in classes that lead to traditionally female -- and lower paying -- jobs in cosmetology, and child care.

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DATE: June 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202.588.5180

WEB ADDRESS: nwlc.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on the French Elections featuring Simon Serfaty, director, CSIS European program.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

EVENT: SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW, D-MI, holds a news conference to discuss RX Express, trips that take senior citizens to Canada to buy prescription medications at prices far lower that those avail in the U.S.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: Upper Senate Park, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-4822

WEB ADDRESS:senate.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Brian Lamb, CSPAN Founder

DATE: June 6, 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 featuring Ivica Racan, Prime Minister of Croatia and Tonino Picula, Minister of Foreign Affairs from Croatia discussing Croatia and Euro-Atlantic Integration.

DATE: June 6, 2002

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

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CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL holds a rally and news conference to discuss mental health parity.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-534-7600

WEB ADDRESS:nami.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum on "Global Farm Subsidy Levels and U.S. Farm Bill Fallout."

WHO: The speakers are:

Dan Griswold, Cato Institute

Chris Edwards, Cato Institute

Stefan Tangermann, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

DATE: June 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Bruce Jackson, Lockheed Martin, discussing "Issues in Transatlantic Defense in 2002."

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: LC, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Eric Schaeffer, artistic director of the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Festival.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: CRUSASER INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE holds a briefing tomorrow the Crusader Advanced Artillery System.

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WHO: The speakers are:

Gen (Retired) John Tilelli, A veteran warfighter's views on Crusader and artillery

Dr. Peter Cherry, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions Division at Altarum

Phil Coyle, Former DoD Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: Murrow Room, National Press Building, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington DC

CONTACT: 1-800-530-9601

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA SERVICES holds a telephone news conference to discuss how biotechnology companies have beefed up research and development in biodefense, urged on by scientists from the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. Biotech opponents charge that any company, research institute or individual with the capacity to develop genetically engineered vaccines and antibodies that would protect against biowarfare agents has the capacity to be developing biowarfare agents.

WHO: The speakers are:

Tony Clarke -- director of the Polaris Institute in Ottawa; principal author, Galloping Gene Giants: How Big Corporations are Re-organizing Their Push for a Biotech Future and What Can Be Done to Challenge This Agenda

Brian Tokar -- faculty member and Biotechnology Project Director at the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont

Dr. Vandana Shiva -- author, physicist and philosopher of science, founder of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology (India)

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DATE: June 6, 2002

CONTACT: 202-463-6670 1-800-903-0247, Password-Biotech

WEB ADDRESS:ems.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE AND U.S. COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES introduce the newly published World Refugee Survey 2002. The World Refugee Survey 2002 is a 290-page report that reviews refugee conditions and government policies affecting refugees and displaced persons in 133 countries worldwide.

WHO: The speakers are:

Lavinia Limon, Executive Director of Immigration and Refugee Services of America

Jeff Drumtra, Senior Policy Analyst at USCR: Refugee statistics

Bill Frelick, Director of USCR: Ramifications of September 11 for refugees worldwide

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-5000

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Better a Hundred Friends than a Hundred Rubles? Social Networks in Transition in the Kyrgyz Republic."

WHO: The speakers are:

Kathleen Kuehnast, Research Associate, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Nora Dudwick, Senior Social Scientist, The World Bank, Washington, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

DATE: June 6, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

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TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: MARIJUANA POLICY PROJECT, COMMON SENSE FOR DRUG POLICY, STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY, DRUG REFORM COORDINATION NETWORK, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS FOR DRUG POLICY REFORM, NORML, LIBERTARIAN PARTY, DC STATEHOOD GREEN PARTY hold a protest Against DEA Raids on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: DEA Headquarters 700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA

CONTACT: Adam Eidinger or Brant Olson, 202-232-8997 or 202-986-6186

WEB ADDRESS: safeaccessnow.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATIONAL FUND will hold its third annual fund-raising dinner and award presentation for service to the Latino community. This year's recipients are: Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) for Excellence in Leadership; Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. for Excellence in The Legal Profession; and Rebecca Vigil-Giron, Secretary of State of New Mexico for Excellence in Government Service.

WHO: The speakers are:

MALDEF President and General Counsel Antonia Hernandez

Marisa Demeo, Washington, D.C. Regional Counsel

Alberto Gonzalez, White House Counsel

Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT)

Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

Rebecca Vigil-Giron, Secretary of State of New Mexico

Soledad O'Brien, Host-NBC Weekend Today

DATE: June 6, 2002

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

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CONTACT: 202-293-2828 ext. 12

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents Shu-Cheen Yu, soprano and former principal artist with the Beijing Opera Company, performing around the world with Opera Australia.

DATE: June 6, 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 presents Lynn Schooler who shares his love and fascination for the magnificent outdoors in The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship, Tragedy, and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL holds the Sixth Annual 2002 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards to recognize Chief Financial Officers and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tyson's Boulevard, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS:nvtc.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Annual Bioethics symposium features Jewish scholar Rav. Yitzchok Breitowitz, discussing In God's Image: Judaic Perspectives on Cloning and Genetic Engineering."

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

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CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN presents The 2002 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony.

AGENDA: Highlight:

WHO: The speakers are:

Sarita E. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute.

Kendra Fox-Davis, Training Director, Center for Third World Organizing.

Ruth B. Mandel, Director and Board of Governors Professor of Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University.

Jane E. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Business and Professional Women/USA.

Melanne Verveer, Chair, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Belle S. Wheelan, Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia.

DATE: June 6, 2002

LOCATION: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-393-1010

WEB ADDRESS: aauw.org

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