Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: THE AMERICAN MUSLIM COUNCIL holds its 11th Annual Convention

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - White House Briefing

Tucker Eskew, Special Assistant to the President

and Director, Office of Global Communications

Theresa Lyons, USA Freedom Corps

12:30 p.m. -- The Luncheon program features

Yahya M. Basha, Chairman, AMC

Robert Mueller III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

2 p.m.- JUMU`AH (Friday) Prayer

Sheikh Muhammed Nur Abdullah, President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

3.30 p.m. -- American Muslims In The Media

Faiz Rehman, Director of Communications, AMC

William Connery, World and I

Joyce Davis, Knight Ridder

Barbara Ferguson, Arab News

Hafiz Mirazi, Al-Jaazera Washington Bureau Chief

Rosemary Thompson, Bureau Chief Canadian TV

5:30 p.m.- Muslims In India

Syed Habeeb Ashruf, Advisory Board Member, AMC

Manzoor Ghouri, Chairman, Indian Muslim

Relations Committee (IMRC)

Kaleem Kawaja, Chairman, Association of

Indian Muslims (AIM)

7 p.m. - Reception

Yahya M. Basha, Chairman, AMC

Omar Ahmad, Chairman of the Board, Council on American

Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Sayyid M. Syeed, Secretary General, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Souheil Ghannouchi, President, Muslim American Society (MAS)

Agha Saeed, President, American Muslim Alliance (AMA)

Zulfiqar Ali Shah, President, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

9:00 p.m.- AMC General Body Meeting

Nedzib Sacirbey, Secretary of the Board, AMC

Ali Khan, Treasurer of the Board, AMC

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: Hilton-Mark Center Hotel, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia

CONTACT: 202-789-2262

WEB ADDRESS: amconline.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY holds a panel discussion on the original intent of the TN visas, the implementation challenges in administering the program, impact on Canadians and Mexicans who should be eligible to use the visa, and recommendations for how to improve the process and increase consistency with the original intent of the visa.

WHO: The speakers are:

Jacquelyn Bednarz, Special Assistant to the Executive Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and chair of the U.S. delegation to the NAFTA temporary entry working group

Greg Boos, Immigration Attorney, Bellingham, Washington

Demetrios Papademetriou, Co-Director, Migration Policy Institute, and a member of the original U.S. negotiating team for the relevant NAFTA provisions

Kathleen Walker, Immigration Attorney, El Paso, Texas

Deborah Meyers, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (Chair)

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: 1400 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-266-1940

WEB ADDRESS: rff.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: PEW FORUM ON RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE holds a program on Judgment Day for School Vouchers: Perspectives on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mark Chopko, General Counsel, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Judith French, former Assistant Attorney General, State of Ohio; argued Zelman case on behalf of Ohio before the Supreme Court

Ira (Chip) Lupu, Louis Harkey Mayo Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Co-director of the Legal Tracking Project of The Roundtable on Religion & Social Welfare Policy

Nicholas Miller, Attorney, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood; Co-counsel for the plaintiffs/respondents in Mitchell v. Helms, 530 U.S. 793 (2000); Board of Directors, Council on Religious Freedom

Elliot Mincberg, Co-counsel for opponents of school voucher plans in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania and Florida; General Counsel and Legal and Education Policy Director, People for the American Way

Father William F. Davis, OSFS, Deputy Secretary for Schools (Catholic Schools and Public Policy), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Marc Egan, Director, Voucher Strategy Center, National School Boards Association

Rev. Tim McDonald, President, African American Ministers Leadership; Pastor, First Iconium Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga. Virginia Walden-Ford, Executive Director, D.C. Parents for School Choice, Inc.

E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, and Co-Chair, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

DATE: June 28, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-955-5075

WEB ADDRESS: pewforum.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring Igor Kostikov, Chairman, Russian Federal Commission for the Securities Market (Russia's version of the S.E.C.)

DATE: June 28, 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: JAPAN INFORMATION ACCESS PROJECT program on Steel's Divided Markets: Japan & Europe with Mark Tilton, Associate Professor, Purdue University.

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: Law Firm of McKenna Aldridge & Long LLP 1900 K Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-822-6040

WEB ADDRESS: jiaponline.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: IDLER, A WEB PERIODICAL presents a panel discussion on "Inside The Blogosphere: The Weblog Phenomenon."

WHO: The speakers are:

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Instapundit.com

Mickey Kaus, Kausfiles.com

James Lileks, Lileks.com

Dennis Loy Johnson, Mobylives.com

Doug McLennan, Artsjournal.com

James Taranto, "Best of the Web," OpinionJournal.com

John Hiler, Microcontent News

Johsua Micah Marshall, TalkingPointsMemo.com

Alice Goldfarb Marquis, The-Idler.com.

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club is located at 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 301-996-9552

WEB ADDRESS: the-idler.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a hill briefing on "Toward Liberty: The Idea That Is Changing the World," David Boaz, Cato Institute.

AGENDA: The Cato Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter century of promoting individual liberty, limited government and free markets. To mark the anniversary, several special publications were released. Cato executive vice president David Boaz edited Toward Liberty: The Idea That Is Changing the World, a collection of Cato's essays over the past 25 years.

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM holds a luncheon briefing on "Welfare, Work and Health Care: A Look at Transitions and Their Effect on Access to Care."

AGNEDA: TMA allows families up to a year in Medicaid coverage even if they no longer meet the program's financial eligibility limits. As Congress considers extending the welfare reform law, President Bush has requested that TMA be extended.

WHO: The speakers are:

Diane Rowland, director of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Ron Haskins, senior White House advisor for welfare policy

Laurie Rubiner, policy director for the National Partnership for Women and Families

Paul Offner, former DC Medicaid director now at Georgetown's Institute for Health Care Policy and Research

Ed Howard of the Alliance will moderate the discussion

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: Room 325 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE holds a program on President Bush's Speech: Israeli Security, Palestinian Burden?

WHO: The speakers are:

Ziad Abu Amr, Chairman, Political Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council

Hasan Abu-Libdeh, President, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Ambassador Nicholas Veliotas, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Ambassador Philip C. Wilcox, Jr., President, Foundation for Middle East Peace

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS: palestinecenter.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE presents Donald Knaack, "the Junkman," who composes for and performs on a variety of found materials

DATE: June 28, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

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