Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Opening Session

Secured Skies- Restoring Security to Aviation

Yossi Draznin - Minister-Counselor, Defense Cooperation, Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C

Brig-Gen (Ret) Rafi Harlev - CEO, The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies; Former Director General of EL AL Israel Airline

Günther Matschnigg - VP Operations & Infrastructure - IATA

Dan McKinnon - Chairman & President, North American Airlines

Lior Zouker - President and CEO, ICTS International

10 a.m. - Perimeter Security and Access Control

International experts will present various airport scenarios and discuss advanced methods of securing an airport's perimeter

Jim Welna - Director of Public Safety, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Former Chairman of the ACI World Security Standing committee

John Sczepanski - VP Business Development, Magal Security Systems

10:30 a.m. - Passenger Risk Profile

Passenger profiling, can it be effective and objective? Human interviewer versus automated computerized data analysis; the added value of human interaction

Joseph Yahav - VP International, ICTS International N.V

10:50 a.m. - Terrorist M.O - From Marking To Getaway"

Uri Tauber - Director of the Security-Consulting Department, Chameleon Group Inc

11:40 a.m. - Enhanced Aircraft Security

Training procedures and equipment for pilots and other members of the flight crew to use to defend an aircraft against acts of violence

Charles Perkins - Senior Military Analyst, AIPAC - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Itzcak Amitay - Executive VP, EL AL Israel Airline

Dorit Eisenberger - Business Development Director, Starling Advanced Communication

Robert Geers - Business Development Manager, Aircraft Security, Rockwell Collins

Captain Peter Reiss - IFALPA Representative at the GASAG Security Task Force, Former Chairman of the IFALPA Security Committee; Former Chairman of the US-ALPA Security Committee

12:40 p.m. - "Airport Perimeter Security Intrusion Detection System"

Michael Weinstein - VP Marketing & Sales, Trans Security Systems & Technology Ltd.

12:55 p.m. - "What Happens When Everything Else Fails?"

Garry L. Briese - Executive Director, IAFC-International Association Fire Chiefs

1:15 p.m. - Forming an International Strategy in the Battle Against Terrorism

Dr. Ephraim Sneh - Israel's Minister of Transportation

2:30 p.m. - General Aircraft Security

Prof. Israel (Izzy) Borovich - President and CEO, Arkia Israeli Airlines Ltd.

Shalom Dolev - President, Dolev Consultants ltd.

Duane E. Woerth - President, Air Line Pilots Association

3:15 p.m. - Cargo Security

"Britening - Commercial Aircraft Protection Suite"

Dr. Patrick Bar-Avi - Director, Sensing and Active Protection Systems Directorate, RAFAEL

3:30 p.m. - Sky Marshals

Mordechai Rahamim - Former Sky Marshal and famous for his part in aborting the terrorist attach in Zurich Airport; General Manager, Ephod Magen, Security & Investigations

3:45 p.m. - Human Factor in Aviation Security

David L. Hickey - International President, International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America

Doron Zicher - VP Products & Technology, ICTS International N.V

4:45 p.m. - The "Magna Carta" of an Airline Passenger - The Use and Abuse of the Post 9/11 Atmosphere

Raphael S. Grunfeld - Partner, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn

Laura Murphy - Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Office

Rafi Ron - CEO & Chairman, New Age Aviation Security Ltd; Former Head of Security, Israel Airport Authority; Security Consultant to Logan Airport

Prof. Jonathan Turley - J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, The George Washington University Law School

5:30 p.m. - Financing the Security Demands

Daniel R. Irvin - MD, UBS/Paine Webber

Raphael S. Grunfeld - Partner, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn

Catherine Lang - Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Federal Aviation Administration

DATE: June 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: Myra Clark-Siegel, Cell #516-643-6694

TIME: All Day

EVENT: MANHATTAN INSTITUTE center for Legal Policy holds a conference on "Class Actions/Aggregations in Magnet Courts: The Empirical Evidence."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:45 a.m. - State Class Actions: A State-by-State Report Card

James Wootton, President, Institute for Legal Reform at the U.S.


9 a.m. - Justified Fear of County Courts? Class Actions and Mass

Actions in Illinois and Mississippi (Preliminary Findings)

John Beisner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

9:30 a.m. Anatomy of a Madison County (IL) Class Action: A Study of Pathology

Lester Brickman, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

10 a.m. - Economic Impact of Class Actions

George Priest, John M. Olin Professor of Law & Economics, Yale Law School

10:30 a.m. - At What Point Does Aggregating Plaintiffs Outweigh Due Process?

Bert Rein, Wiley Rein & Fielding

11:15 a.m. - Panel Response and Q & A

Moderator: Judyth Pendell, Manhattan Institute

Richard Burke, Lakin Law Firm

Jeffrey Greenbaum, Sills Cummis Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross, American Bar Association

Charles Kolb, President, Committee for Economic Development

Steephen Markman, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court

Edward Pickle, Associate General Counsel of Government Affairs, Shell Oil Company

12:30 p.m. - Future of Class Actions in the U.S. Supreme Court

Walter Dellinger, III, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law, Duke Law School

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 212-599-7000 Ex 319

WEB ADDRESS: manhattan-institute.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds the U.S.-India Business Council's 27th Annual Meeting to focus on business development for U.S. companies, with panels on corporate restructuring, transparency, and refinancing.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. -- News conference

WHO: The speakers include:

Samuel Bodman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister of the State of Haryana

Michael Clark, Executive Director, US India Business Council

Lalit Mansingh, India's Ambassador to the United States

Dr. S. Narayan, Secretary (Revenue), Ministry of Finance

N.K. Singh, Planning Commission Member, Government of India

Amb. Frank Wisner, Vice Chairman-External Affairs, American International


DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: FORD/AAA hold the Auto Skills National Finals. Two-person teams of high school auto technicians from each state will come to Washington, D.C., to compete for the number one spot in the annual auto technology skills contest. The students will race against the clock and each other in a timed race to find the "bug" inside a Ford vehicle. Winners will receive millions of dollars in scholarships and prizes, including the Ford Quality Care Trophy and the AAA Quality Automotive Teacher Award.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m.- Competition

11 a.m. Awards Presentation & Media Briefings *Media free to interview contestants and winners before and after the event, but not while the competition is in progress.

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive, N.W. (South of the Lincoln Memorial)

CONTACT: 202-715-1512


TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR POLICY INNOVATION Center for Tax Analysis will host a discussion of Tax Reform: Revolution or Evolution?

AGENDA: Highlights:

Tom Giovanetti, President, Institute for Policy Innovation

David Hartman, Chairman, The Lone Star Foundation

Dan Mastromarco, President, The Prosperity Institute

Carrie Ardelean, Vice President, Americans for Fair Taxation

Daniel Mitchell, Senior Scholar, The Heritage Foundation

Rudolph G. Penner, Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute

Stephen Entin, Pres., Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation

12 noon - Luncheon Symposium: Evolutionary Tax Reform

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Stephen Entin, President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation

David Hartman, Chairman, The Lone Star Foundation

Gary Robbins, President, Fiscal Associates, Inc

Daniel Mitchell, Senior Scholar, The Heritage Foundation

John Berthoud, President, National Taxpayer's Union Foundation

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: HC 5, U.S. Capitol, Washington DC

CONTACT: 214-357-1504


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AND WASHINGTONPOST.COM present "Watergate Revisited," a special forum on the 30th anniversary of the Watergate break-in entitled "Watergate: 30 Years Later," featuring Ben Bradlee, Vice President At Large, and Bob Woodward, Assistant Managing Editor, The Washington Post, discussing the news media, investigative journalism and freedom of the press then and now.

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: George Nolan, 703-469-2798

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum on "Reducing Tensions on the Korean Peninsula."

WHO: The speakers are:

Selig S. Harrison, Author, Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement (Princeton, 2002)

Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

DATE: June 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS holds a roundtable discussion on productivity.

AGENDA: The experts will address the factors contributing to the unprecedented productivity gains of the late 1990s, their significance to the overall economy and the prospects for future productivity performance.

WHO: The speakers are:

NAM President Jerry Jasinowski

Richard E. Dauch, Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Axle and Manufacturing (Detroit, MI)

Dale Jorgenson, Ph.D., Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Robert Litan, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: National Association of Manufacturers, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202- 637-3096


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN holds a protest to Demand Real Welfare Reform. The Authorization for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program -- which replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children and transformed the nation's welfare program -- is set to expire in September, and Congress must reauthorize the program before this deadline. While welfare "reform" has moved people off the rolls, it has failed at moving them out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: Outside Dirksen Senate Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-628-8669 ext 116

WEB ADDRESS: now.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Political Rights and Democracy in Russia: The Challenge of Putting Ideals into Practice."

WHO: The speakers are:

William Smirnov, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Vice-Chairman, Russian Presidential Human Rights Commission; and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Kennan Institute

DATE: June 17, 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: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Israeli Minister of Transportation Dr. Ephraim Sneh discussing Share Techniques and Information on Combating Aviation and Urban Terror.

DATE: June 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a luncheon program on International Finance and the Environment Environmentalism for Sale: Environmental Services as Profitable Businesses with Ricardo Bayon, Fellow, New America Foundation and John D. Shilling, Project Director, Project on International Finance & the Environment New America Foundation

DATE: June 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring DiPiazza, Jr. CEO for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

DATE: June 17, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: THE PROJECT ON GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT holds award ceremony for its 2002 "Beyond the Headlines Award." The award is presented to Scott Armstrong, an investigative journalist and executive director of the Information Trust. In giving the award, POGO particularly recognizes Mr. Armstrong's tireless efforts to make government more transparent and open to the public. In 2001, Mr. Armstrong played an instrumental role in stopping the "Official Secrets Act," a provision that would have criminalized information disclosures by federal employees or whistleblowers for the first time in U.S. history.

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: Mott House, 122 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-347-1122

WEB ADDRESS:pogo.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents Writers Night with Guitarists/songwriters Greg Trooper and Lousie Taylor, with their interpretation of American blues and roots styles.

DATE: June 17, 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 Arthur Helton discussing and signing copies of The Price Of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century which details refugee policies and recent humanitarian efforts have often resulted in widespread disorder, and, sometimes, disaster-the net result of system that has not stayed abreast of contemporary international realities.

DATE: June 17, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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