Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: ELECTION LAW JOURNAL presents Election Law Summit themed Meeting the Challenges of the Coming Elections. The Summit brings together leading legal practitioners, legislators, and legal scholars to address the many challenges to the election process in the months and years ahead.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Skyrocketing Cost Of State Judicial Elections: Federal Implications For Upcoming Elections

Roy A. Schotland, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Robert A. Spolzino, New York State Supreme Court Justice, Ninth Circuit

9:15 a.m. - Election Law: A Developing Specialty

Neil P. Reiff, Partner, Sandler & Reiff

Lawrence A. Mandelker, Partner, Kandor, Davidoff, Wolfe, Mandelker & Kass

10:30 a.m. - U.S. Voting Rights

Spencer A. Overton, Acting Professor of Law, University of California, Davis

11:15 a.m. - Business And Special Interest Groups: Changing Roles And New Challenges

Jan Witold Baran, Head, Election Law & Government Ethics; Partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding

11:45 a.m. - Women And Campaign Finance Reform

Susannah W. Shakow, President and Co-founder, Women Under Forty Political Action Committee

Karen Regan, Esq., Treasurer, Women Under Forty Political Action Committee, and Associate, Varner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202- 898-9000.

WEB ADDRESS: bioconferences.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: TRAVEL AND TOURISM RESEARCH ASSOCIATION holds its annual conference themed "Capitalizing On Travel Research For Marketing Success."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - "Navigating Through Uncharted Waters - A Roundtable Discussion on New Realities Confronting Travel Marketers, Researchers and Media"

9 a.m. - General Session: "Creating Consumer Demand Through

Geo-Demographics" with Tom Spencer, Vice President/Senior

Practice Leader, Claritas Inc.

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 208-941-8832

WEB ADDRESS:ttra.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: E-GOV holds The Homeland Security 2002 Conference. Current technologies and emerging strategies for improved communications, information assurance, and ongoing Homeland Security applications will be the focus of the conference agenda. L

AGENDA: Highlights:

Opening Keynote: Patrick Schambach, Associate Undersecretary (CIO/CTO)

Transportation Security Administration

Featured Speaker and E-Gov 2002 Awards Luncheon: Steve Cooper, CIO or Jim Flyzik, Senior Advisor to Governor Tom Ridge, Office of Homeland Security (confirmed)

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 800-746-0099

WEB ADDRESS: e-gov.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS holds the Aviation Security Summit to discuss new technologies and solutions that airports, airlines, law enforcement and government agencies can use to ensure airport security.

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-715-0510

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlighted speakers:

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Jeffords, I-VT

Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton (D), vice chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA) and chairman of the NGA Best Practices Board

House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit Chairman Thomas Petri, RWi

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Tom Donohue

AASHTO President and Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Brad Mallory

AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley

ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane

Transportation demographer Alan Pisarski, author of "Commuting in America."

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682


TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: REPUBLICAN POLLSTER ED GOEAS AND DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER CELINDA LAKE hold a news conference to discuss the Battleground Poll

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington

CONTACT: Tammi Smith, 703-684-6688 or David Cantor, 202-776-9066

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a news conference to release the "Economic Freedom of the World: 2002 Annual Report."

WHO: The speakers are:

James Gwartney, Florida State

Robert Lawson, Capital University

Edward Crane, president, Cato

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES holds a program to discuss "An Evaluation of the Foreign Student Program," by Harvard economist George Borjas, which argues that the seemingly sensible, and even noble, aims of the program mask the fact that it fails to serve the national interest. The foreign student program has come under intense scrutiny since September 11. Not only did 9/11 hijacker Hani Hanjour enter on a student visa, but so did other al Qaeda operatives over the past decade, including the man who rented the truck in the first World Trade Center attack.

WHO: The speakers are:

George Borjas, Pforzheimer Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-CO, a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus

Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President and Director, Division of Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 2200 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-466-8185

WEB ADDRESS: cis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Federal Homeland Security Policy: A Nine-Month Assessment."

WHO: The speakers are:

Edwin Meese, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, Nominee for the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council and

Chairman, National Commission on Terrorism

Former Virginia Governor James Gilmore, Chairman, Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: U S INSTITUTE OF PEACE holds a current issues briefing on "Zimbabwe, the Mugabe Government, and the Politics of Torture."

WHO: The speakers are:

Doug Johnson, Director, Center for Victims of Torture

Ray Choto, Zimbabwean journalist, Stanford University Knight Fellow, torture victim

John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group and Former Institute

Tony Reeler, Director, Amani Trust, Harare

Tim Docking, Program Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-429-3832

WEB ADDRESS: usip.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS, AND NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MONEY IN STATE POLITICS hold news conference on State Secrets: A joint investigation of political party money in the states.

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-466-1300

WEB ADDRESS: statesecrets.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: MILLION MOM MARCH AND PEOPLE PEDDLING PEACE hold a rally and news conference honoring victims of gun violence.

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-890-0792

WEB ADDRESS: millionmommarch.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "Broadening the Base: The Case for a New Federal Tax Credit for Political Contributions."

AGENDA: Campaign fundraising is entering into a new era with the recent passage of the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002. While McCain-Feingold is expected to cause significant changes in campaign funding, more can be done to broaden the base of political contributions.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-ND

Thomas Mann, Brookings Institution

Norman J. Ornstein, AEI

Rep. Thomas Petri, R-WI

Trevor Potter, Caplin and Drysdale

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SAFER AMERICA FOR EVERYONE holds a news conference to warn parents about a summer toy that can cause serious eye injuries to children. Millions of the toys are in consumers' homes across the country and some are still being sold.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ann Brown, Chairman of SAFE (Safer America For Everyone) and former Chairman of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Dr. David K. Berler, a Washington, DC Ophthalmologist

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 1776 Eye Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-756-4800

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Israeli Knessat Member Benny Elon.

DATE: June 25, 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: REP. JOHN CONYERS, D-MI, founding chair of the Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force holds a news conference launching the campaign for "Health Care For All" by 2004. H. Con. Res. 99.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, founding chair of the Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, Co-chair, Health Care Task Force

Rep. Donna Christensen, D-VI, CBC Health Braintrust

Dr. Rudy Mueller, author of the recently published As Sick as It Gets

Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Associate General Secretary for Public Policy of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Union of American Hebrew Congregation

Hilary Shelton, Director of Washington Office, NAACP

Sharon McMinn, uninsured Arkansas woman with epilepsy

Ollie Cantos, General Counsel and Director of Programs, American Association of People with Disabilities

Maya Rockeymoore, Senior Resident Scholar for Health and Income Security, National Urban League

Dan Hawkins, Vice-President for Federal, State and Public Affairs, National Association of Community Health Centers

Gary Zuckett, Executive Director, West Virginia Universal Health Care Coalition

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, Murrow Room, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Joel Segal, 202-225-5126

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Jatrice Gaiter, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood affiliate of Metropolitan Washington, which operates six health centers.

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION holds a forum, featuring Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR discussing how the Congressional livability agenda addresses the needs of low-income communities.

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-408-8553

WEB ADDRESS: neighborhoodcoaltion.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on Council paper "Sustaining a Revolution" outlining a long-term strategy for crop engineering and its implications for U.S. policy.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ford Runge, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

David Victor, Director, Energy & Sustainable Development Program, Stanford University

Adjunct Senior Fellow in Science and Technology, Council on Foreign Relations

David Aaron, Senior International Advisor, Dorsey & Whitney

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION 21st Century Security Issues Forum on Unlikely Army Against Terrorism: The Role of the Private Sector in Homeland Security with David Rothkopf, President, Intellibridge Corporation.

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents the Opera House Orchestra performing Duo in G major for Violin and Viola by Mozart, and Horn Trio in E-flat major by Brahms.

DATE: June 25, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds an author event with Chris Schlesinger, owner of the East Coast Grill and The Back Eddy restaurants in Massachusetts and John Willoughby, executive editor at Gourmet magazine, demonstrating their cardinal principal: cooking your food can be as much fun as eating it.

DATE: June 25, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

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