Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: ANTI-CAPITALIST CONVERGENCE The People's Strike: A Day of Non-Compliance and Resistance.

AGENDA: Highlighted events:

7 a.m. - March to Put the Squeeze on Capitalist Greed. Sponsored by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence. Franklin Square Park, 14th and K St NW.

7:30 a.m. - The Bike Strike. Bike ride through the streets of DC in protest of various corporate and governmental institutions. Sponsored by the Anti-Capitalist Convergence. Meet at Union Station.

9 a.m. - Beat the Anti-War Drums: Percussion Protest - No War on Iraq, Freedom Plaza, 14th and Penn.

10 a.m. - Civil Disobedience Die-In to resist the war on Iraq. 866-860-9311

2 p.m. - Gap Protest and Strip Action, starting with a mini People's Summit. Sponsored by Save the Redwoods/Boycott the Gap and UNITE's Global Justice for Garment Workers Campaign. At the Georgetown Gap, 1258 Wisconsin Ave NW. 415-731-7924

4:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion on Venezuela and the Emergence of Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization in Latin America. Fundacion Venezolana para la Justicia Global. Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 Fifteenth St NW, Ballroom East side of Malcolm X Park. contact: Marya Murray Diaz, 202-293-5380 ext. 208.

5 p.m. - Mobilization for Global Justice Action Spokescouncil Meeting, St. Stephen's Church, 16th and Newton NW.

7 p.m. - Peacemaking in a Post 9-11 World: Learning to Coexist. Gathering and worship followed by presentations. Continues Saturday and Sunday. Washington City Church of the Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave SE. Alice at 202-547-5924

-- The Role of Faith in the Middle East Crisis: Is Non-violence a Way to Peace? Speakers include Mubarak Awad, Palestinian-American Peace Activist; Sis Levin, Educator among Israelis and Palestinians, Jerry Levin, Christian Peacemaker Teams; Mark Brown, Public Policy Advocate for ELCA; Ken Giles, Jewish-American Peace Activist. Sponsored by: Episcopal Diocese of Washington, Metro Washington DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Continues on Saturday. Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Rd, Alexandria.

DATE: September 27, 2002

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WORLD BANK AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND hold the annual meetings. The Annual Meetings bring such a large number of member country officials together, they provide opportunities for consultations large and small.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - G-24 Meeting

9:30 a.m. - Trade and the Developing World, press conference with Nicholas Stern, World Bank Chief Economist, Uri Dadush, Director of Trade, and Bernand Hoekman, Research Manager

TBA - G-24 Ministerial press conference

11 a.m. - Keystone Roundtable: From Trade Round to Development Agenda

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-473-1000

WEB ADDRESS:worldbank.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: U.S. ARMY, AND WOODROW WILSON CENTER Center's Division of International Studies hold Eisenhower National Security Conference. The intent of this effort is to identify and promote new ways to focus national power to meet the full range of security challenges confronting America in the 21st century.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Morning Address: The Challenge of Managing Change

Dr. Daniel Goure, Senior Fellow, Lexington Institute

Thomas E. White, Secretary of the Army

9:30 a.m. - Panel III: Building Capabilities - Realizing Military Transformation

Dr. Loren B. Thompson, Chief Operations Officer, Lexington Institute

Historical Perspectives on Military Change

Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Perspectives on Defense Transformation

Dr. David Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst, RAND

Transforming America's Military

Dr. Hans Binnendijk, National Defense University

Joint Implementation of the Transformation Vision

Major General James M. Dubik, Director for Joint Experimentation (J9), Joint Forces Command

11:30 a.m. - Panel IV: Building Capabilities for International Efforts

Opening Remarks and Introduction: Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, Chairman of the Board of Governors,

Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith, National War College

International Means

General Montgomery C. Meigs, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army

Non-Governmental Means

Roy Williams, President and CEO, Center for Humanitarian Cooperation

Public Security

Ambassador Robert B. Oakley, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for International and Strategic Studies,

National Defense University

2 p.m. -- Closing Address: Transformation of the Military Instrument of National Power

General Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Introduction by:

General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, United States Army

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: eisenhowerseries.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ESRI, THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION, THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS present the Mapping the News Conference. The conference focuses on how understanding a place -- its culture, demographics, geography, and history -- make telling news stories richer, more vivid, more engaging, and more understandable. It will opens new lines of communications among the news media and experts in environmental matters, cartography, human rights, geography, imaging and public safety.

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: American University, Ward Circle Building, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW,

Washington, DC

CONTACT: James Cox at 909-793-2853, ext. 1-2678

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NEW MILLENNIUM RESEARCH COUNCIL holds a panel discussion on which is worse: The fact that WorldCom did what it did to go into bankruptcy or that it might emerge from bankruptcy as a debt-free,

reorganized entity with significant advantages over struggling competitors.

WHO: The speakers are:

David E. Lynn, attorney, law firm of Docter, Docter & Lynn, "Bankruptcy Law - Fresh Start for Dishonest Debtors?"

Shing Yin, senior analyst at the telecommunications consulting firm,

RHK, Inc., "Should WorldCom be Rescued? For Better or Worse?";

Janice Aune, president and CEO of Onvoy, Inc., a leading Minnesota

telecommunications provider, "An Industry Perspective: How Bankruptcy

Affects the Solvent"

Todd J. Zywicki, associate professor of law specializing in bankruptcy

and contracts at George Mason University, "Does the Bankruptcy System

Need Revision?"

DATE: September 27, 2002

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

CONTACT: Contact Christine Kraly, 703-276-3258

WEB ADDRESS: newmillenniumresearch.org

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE health policy discussion entitled Are Consumers Smart Enough to Pick Their Own Health Plan?

AGENDA: Highlight:

9:15 a.m. - Lee N. Newcomer, Vivius

Jon Gabel, Health Research and Educational Trust

Paul Ginsburg, Center for Studying Health System Change

Robert B. Helms, AEI

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: HOWARD UNIVERSITY holds its 135th Opening Convocation featuring Rep. John Lewis, D-GA. Lewis will receive the degree of doctor of humane letters honoris causa during the ceremony.

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: Cramton Auditorium, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Raoul Dennis, 202-238-2332

WEB ADDRESS: howard.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: SHAMBAUGH LEADERSHIP GROUP'S Executive Forum presents Ivonne A-Baki, Ecuadorian presidential candidate and former Ambassador from Ecuador to the United States.

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Vienna Virginia

CONTACT: Robin Buckley, 703-533-9805 or Isabel Kaldenbach, 703-979-3076

WEB ADDRESS: buckleykaldenbach.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds Talkers Forum on "Election 2002: Policies & Politics."

WHO: The speakers are:

Jerry Agar, WPTF-AM, Raleigh, N.C.

Jim Bohannon, Westwood One Radio Network

Blanquita Cullum, Radio America Network

Barry Farber, Talk America Radio Network

Dom Giordano, WPHT-AM, Philadelphia

Jason Jarvis, Syndicated Radio Host

Victoria Jones, Syndicated Radio Host

David Lawrence, WGOP-AM, Washington, DC

Armstrong Williams, Syndicated Radio Host

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Vietnam's Economic Revolution" with Nguyen Thi Canh, director of Economic Development Studies at the Institute for Economic Research in Ho Chi Minh City.

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: BRUCE RICH, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE, DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM, JEFFREY WINTERS, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND BRUCE JENKINS, BANK INFORMATION CENTER, POLICY DIRECTOR hold a news conference on Reinventing the World Bank, the findings of a series of papers from leading academics at the University of London, Harvard, Northwestern and the University of California that conclude that the World Bank is failing and can only be reformed through increased accountability and scrutiny from the outside.

DATE: September 27, 2002

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

CONTACT: 212 505-2100

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Cathy Krier a young pianist from Luxembourg, who has achieved remarkable success at home and abroad, plays a selection of Chopin, Prokofiev and Liszt.

DATE: September 27, 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 Olivia Judson fulfilling the promise in Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice To All Creation. Written in mock-advice column style-with various creatures asking about curiosities, which they encounter, and Dr T. reassuring (or not, Mr. Mantis) that everything is natural, okay, and explaining why things are the way they are-this book has a lot to offer.

DATE: September 27, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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