Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION holds a program on Transforming Higher Education. Higher education leaders from across the nation meet to examine an innovative, multi-year program to foster diversity and excellence in higher education by altering "business as usual" practices at the department level. Over the past eight years, sociology departments at 11 leading colleges and universities transformed their culture and classroom to attract, keep, and train minority students.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Minority Opportunities through School Transformation (MOST) Program

Felice J. Levine, American Sociological Association and American Educational Research AssociationWilliam T. Bialy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jose Z. Calderon, Pitzer College

9:30 a.m. - Higher Education at a Crossroad The Vantage of Academic Presidents

Nancy Cantor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Joyce A. Ladner, The Brookings Institution

Patricia A. McGuire, Trinity College

11:15 a.m. - Sharing the Knowledge

12:30 p.m. - Achieving Diversity and Strategies for Social Change in Higher Education Troy Duster, New York University and the University of California, Berkeley

2:30 p.m. - The Role of the Public and Private Sectors in Fostering Higher Education Change

Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council

Kenneth Prewitt, New School University

Judith A. Ramaley, National Science Foundation

4 p.m. - The Road from Here

Christopher Edley, Jr., Harvard Law School and Civil Rights Commission

5 p.m. - Closing Comments


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

CONTACT: 202-371-1999

WEB ADDRESS: asanet.org

TIME: All Day

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

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. -Media Coverage Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Hussein Ibish - ADC, Communications Director

Hafez Al-Mirazi - Al-Jazeera

Raghida Dergham - Al-Hayat

Holger Jensen - Former Correspondent, Rocky Mountain News

Anthony Shadid - Boston Globe

Jeffrey Dvorkin - Ombudsman, NPR

10:45 a.m. - Professor Rashid Khalidi - University Of Chicago

12:15 p.m. - Luncheon/Civil Rights

Ahmad Sbaiti - ADC, Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-NE

Pro Bono Attorney Of The Year Award - Mo Abdrabboh, Esq.

Sheriff Robert Ficano - Detroit, Mi

Wade Henderson - Leadership Conference On Civil Rights,

2 p.m. - Impact Of 9/11 On Civil Rights:

Denyse Sabagh, Esq. - Metzger, Hollis, Gordon And Mortimer

Jeanne Butterfield - Aila, Executive Director

David Cole - Georgetown School Of Law, Professor

Greg Nojeim - Aclu, Associate Director/Chief Legislative Counsel

Kareem Shora - ADC, Legal Department

7 p.m. - Friday Night Dinner Honoring Arab Americans

Albert Mokhiber & Jack Shaheen

Senator James Abourezk, Esq. - Adc Founder

Dr. Aida Takla O'reilly - Trinity College, Ceo

Dr. Elias Zerhouni - National Institute Of Health, Director

Dr. Ahmad Zewail - Nobel Prize Laureate In Chemistry, California Institute Of Technology

Jack Shaheen, Award Tolerance & Intolerance Awards

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

CONTACT: 703-920-3230

Web Address:adc.org

TIME: All Day


DATE: June 7, 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. - Understanding A New World Of Uncertainty And Risk

11:15 a.m. - September 11, The War On Terrorism, And "Homeland Security": How Do They Fall In The Grand Scheme Of History?

General Brent Scowcroft, President and Founder, The Scowcroft Group; former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush

12 noon - Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

DATE: June 7, 2002

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

CONTACT: 212-994-7540

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS presents Jamal Khashoggi, deputy editor in chief, Arab News discussing "A Saudi Perspective: Where We Differ With Americans."

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Globalization and Terrorism: Protecting the Digital Infrastructure."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. -- U.S. Government Security Issues

11 a.m. -- Perspectives From Industry and Academia

1 p.m. -- International Issues

DATE: June 7, 2002

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a briefing on "Defending Against Bioterrorism: An Ounce Of Prevention." The threat of direct terrorist attack against the United States is now a reality. The recent anthrax cases point to the possibility of a future bioterrorist attack, including use of the deadly smallpox virus. The ring containment strategy favored by the federal government (under which smallpox vaccinations are given only after an outbreak, in the hope of containing the spread of the virus) is appropriate for dealing with a natural outbreak of smallpox.

WHO: The speakers are:

Charles Peña, Cato Institute

Veronique de Rugy, Cato Institute

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program on "Say It Ain't So, Joe: Getting Right with the Bush Tax Cut."

WHO: The speakers are:

Donald L. "Don" Evans, Secretary of Commerce

Phillip Truluck, Executive Vice President, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program on Helmets and Flak Jackets Required: The Challenge to Media When Journalists Work Under Fire, featuring Roy Gutman of Newsweek, author of Crimes of War, authority on the dangers of reporting from war zones.

DATE: June 7, 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: FEDERALIST SOCIETY FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES holds a program on Senate Default and Judicial Nominations: Does the Constitution Require the Full Senate to Act?

WHO: The speakers are:

Douglas Kmiec, Dean, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University and Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General,

Office of Legal Counsel

Eliot Mincberg, General Counsel, People for the American Way

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC

CONTACT: Lisa Budzynski at 202-822-8138

WEB ADDRESS: fed-soc.org/events/SenConf/promo.htm

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE holds a luncheon program on "Free Speech and Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan: Roots of the Current Political Crisis" featuring Zamira Sydykova is one of the leading voices of opposition to the state-run media in Kyrgyzstan. She is editor-in-chief of "Res Publica," a newspaper she founded in 1992. She was sentenced to one and a half years in prison for reporting state corruption and human rights violations, and was released only after the government received pressure from international human rights groups.

DATE: June 7, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS:ceip.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Eduard Kukan, discussing "Progress in Slovakia's Political, Economic and Military Reform, its Aspirations to join NATO in light of the Upcoming Prague Summit and the visit of Slovak President Rudolf Schuster."

DATE: June 7, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Prime Minister Ivan Racan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tonino Picula of the Republic of Croatia, discussing "Croatia's Political & Economic Picture and Croatia and NATO after the Prague Meeting."

DATE: June 7, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents A Traveller's Dream: Celtic Explorations featuring

Maggie Sansone-- hammered dulcimer; Karen Ashbrook--Irish flute; Guy George--saxophone; Paul Oorts--guitar; and Jesse Winch--percussion.

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Time in the Art of Ancient Egypt: From Ideological Concept to Visual Construct" with Patricia A. Bochi, an independent scholar, who will explore the ancient Egyptians' preoccupation with time in every aspect of their culture.

DATE: June 7, 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 Ward Just, discussing and signing copies of The Weather In Berlin. A Hollywood director in search of material to revitalize his dormant life returns to the country of his greatest film achievement many years before.

DATE: June 7, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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