Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

Dean Jessica Einhorn, SAIS

Prof. Karl D. Jackson, Director, Asian Studies & Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS

Prof. Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the

United States

Dr. Bridget Welsh, Assistant Professor, SAIS, Singapore Conference Director

9 a.m. - Keynote Welcoming Address: "Singapore: The Path Ahead"

Honorable Khaw Boon Wan, Senior Minister of State for Transport and

Information, Communications and the Arts, Republic of Singapore

10:30 a.m. - Roundtable A: Managing Success: Domestic Political Transformations

Chair: Dr. Bridget Welsh, SAIS

Dr. Richard Cronin, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense and

Trade Division, Congressional Research Service

Mr. Patrick Daniel, Managing Editor, Business Times Singapore

Mr. Cherian George, Fellow, Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Stanford University

Dr. Hussin Mutalib, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore

12:30 a.m. - Keynote Lunch Speaker: "Singapore's Key External Challenges"

Chair: Prof. Karl D. Jackson

Honorable Raymond Lim, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade and

Industry, Republic of Singapore

2 p.m. - Roundtable B: Maintaining Economic Competitiveness

Chair: Mr. R. Michael Gadbaw, General Electric Company

Prof. Pang Eng Fong, Professor, School of Business, Singapore Management


Prof. Linda Y.C. Lim, Professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business,

University of Michigan Business School

Mr. Manu Bhaskaran, Head, Economic Research, Centennial Group, Singapore

Mr. Leonard Schuman, Senior Vice President, Singapore Exchange Limited

(SGX) & President, SGX America Ltd.

4:30 p.m. - Roundtable C: Singapore in the International System: Contending with


Chair: Prof. Marvin Ott, Professor of National Security Policy, National Defense


Dr. Kurt Campbell, Senior Vice President & Director, International Security

Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dr. Lam Peng Er, Senior Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of


Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute for International Affairs

Bilahari Kausikan, 2 Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Republic of Singapore

7 p.m. -- Reception, and Closing Dinner, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Peter W. Rodman, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Prof. Karl D. Jackson, SAIS & Dr. Bridget Welsh, SAIS

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION holds a panel discussion on Preparing For the Worst: Disaster-Preparedness That Focuses on Bioterrorism."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:15 a.m. - Bioterrorism: Present Realities and Future Prospects

DA Henderson, MD, MPH; Former Director, U.S. Office of Public Health Preparedness

9:45 a.m. - The Promise and Peril of the Biotechnology Revolution

George Poste, PhD; Chief Executive Officer, Health Technology Networks

10:30 a.m. - Worldwide Perspective of Infectious Diseases

David Heymann, MD; Executive Director, Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization

11 a.m. - Panel Session: Epidemic Response to Bioweapons and Infectious Diseases

James Hughes, MD; Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detection and Response to Deliberately Caused Anthrax in the US

Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH; Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accidental Exposure to Anthrax in Russia, 1979

David Walker, MD; Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Texas at Galveston; Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases

12 noon - Media Luncheon: Panel Discussion

Marburg and Ebola Viruses

Bob Swanepoel, MD; Divisional Head, Special Pathogens, South African National Institute for Virology Hong Kong Flu (Influenza H5N1)

Keiji Fukuda, MD; Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, enters for Disease Control and Prevention

John Siu-Lun Tam, PhD; Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

2:30 p.m. - Panel Session: Smallpox

DA Henderson, MD, MPH; Former Director, U.S. Office of Public Health Preparedness

Smallpox as a Bioweapon

DA Henderson Experiences in Smallpox Eradication in Asia

Ciro de Quadros, MD; Director, Special Program for Vaccines and Immunization, Pan American Health Organization

3:45 p.m. - Panel Session, Continued

Smallpox Vaccine: Production and Availability

Phil Russell, MD; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: Capital Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-7447

WEB ADDRESS:ama-assn-org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: US RUSSIA BUSINESS COUNCIL holds its 10th annual members and directors meeting themed Commercial Priorities: Expanding the U.S.-Russia Partnership.

AGENDA: Highlight:

11 a.m. -- Secretary of State Colin Powell

Amb. Robert S. Strauss, Chairman, U.S.-Russia Business Council

11:30 a.m. - Opening Luncheon

Eugene K. Lawson, President, U.S.-Russia Business Council

Amb. Alexander Vershbow, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT), Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Senate

1:30 p.m. - Panel 1: Prospects for Energy Cooperation

Keith R. Rowden, Central and Eastern Europe, Energy and Utilities Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Iwona Skrzypek, 202-739-9187.

WEB ADDRESS:usrbc.org

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks: John Hamre, president and CEO, CSIS; and

Senator Bill Frist (R-TN), cochair, CSIS Task Force on HIV/AIDS

9 a.m. - Projections for the Second Wave - moderator: J. Stephen Morrison, CSIS

Africa Program; David Gordon, National Intelligence Council; Karen

Stanecki, U.S. Census Bureau; Ulf Kristoffersson, UNAIDS.

10:30 a.m. - China - cochairs: Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR), and Bates Gill, CSIS Freeman

Chair in China Studies; Dr. Hao Yang, Director, Chinese Ministry of

Health; Dr. Wu Zunyou, Chinese Center for Disease Control and

Prevention; Kurt Tong, science counselor, U.S. Embassy Beijing.

12 noon - Luncheon Roundtable: The Second Wave: Intellectual Property Rights and

Affordable Access: cochairs: Carol Browner, The Albright Group, and

Sherman Katz, CSIS William M. Scholl Chair in International Business.

American perspectives: Paul Salmon, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;

Nils Daulaire, Global Health Council; Susan Kling Finston, PhRMA.

Perspectives of the visiting delegations.

2 p.m. - India - cochairs: Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Amb. Teresita

Schaeffer, CSIS South Asia Program; Mrs. Meenakshi Datta Ghosh,

director, Indian National AIDS Control Organization; Narsappa Mathew

Samuel, professor and head, Department of Experimental Medicine and

Resource Center, MGR Medical University; Ramesh Shivaram Paranjape,

officer in charge, National AIDS Research Institute.

3:30 p.m. - Nigeria - cochairs, Mora McLean, Africa America Institute, and Jendayi

Frazer, National Security Council; Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, national AIDS

coordinator, Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health; Babatunde Osotimehin,

Nigerian National Agency for Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS; Ibrahim

Atta, Nigerian Civil Society Consultative Group on HIV/AIDS.

7 p.m. - Dinner: Impact on Armed Services, Peacekeeping, and Countries Emerging

from Conflict

Ulf Kristofferson, UNAIDS

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: All Day


GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, will present a conference on Cybercrime issues.

WHO: The speakers are:

Claude Allen, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

Amitai Aviram, Professor, George Mason University School of Law Makan

Joe Boyle, Vice President and General Counsel, Riptech

Ralph Clifford, Professor, Southern New England School of Law

Manus Cooney, Vice President for Corporate and Public Policy, Napster

Makan Delrahim, Minority Staff Director, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Mark Grady, Dean, George Mason University School of Law

Bill Guidera, Federal Government Affairs Associate, Law and Corporate

Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Orin Kerr, Professor, The George Washington University Law School

John Malcolm, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

James Meek, Staff Writer, Washington Bureau, Los Angeles Daily Journal

Michael O'Neill, Professor, George Mason School of Law

Christopher Painter, Deputy Director, Computer Crime and Intellectual

Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division

David Post, Professor, Temple University School of Law

Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

Abraham Sofaer, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: George Mason University Law School, National Center for Technology & Law

3301 North Fairfax Drive, Rooms 120-121, Arlington, Virginia

CONTACT: Juli Walker, 202-822-8138

WEB ADDRESS: fed-soc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a conference on The Day After: Planning for a Post-Saddam Iraq.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Ambassador Ryszard Krystosik, chief of United States Interest Section, Baghdad

9:30 a.m. - Ambitions for Iraq?

Kanan Makiya, Harvard University

Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution

Richard Perle, AEI

Ahmad Chalabi, Iraqi National Congress

Siyamend Othman, independent Iraq analyst

Rend Rahim Francke, Iraq Foundation

11:05 a.m. - War Crimes

Feisal Istrabadi, trial lawyer and Iraqi activist

Hania al-Mufti, Human Rights Watch, London

Munther al Fadhl, human rights author and legal scholar

Ruth Wedgwood, Yale University

2 p.m. - Oil and the Iraqi Economy

Patrick Clawson, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Rob Sobhani, Georgetown University

Fadhil Chalabi, former Minister of Oil in Iraq, head of OPEC; currently director of Center for Global Energy Studies (London)

Sinan al Shabibi, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

3:35 p.m. - A Post-Saddam Foreign Policy and Iraq's International Obligations, U.N. Resolutions, and Regional Relations

Bernard Lewis, Princeton University

Serif Egeli, Turkish-USA Business Council

Nawaf Obaid, Saudi oil and security analyst

Olivier Roy, Centre National des Recherches Scientifiques

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Developments and Prospects for Resolution of Conflict in Burundi" and "Analysis of the Congolese Peace Process to Date" featuring Louis Putzel, director of Sub-Saharan Africa Programs at Search for Common Ground, and Gerard Prunier, director of the French National Center for Scientific Research in Addis Ababa.

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL UNION FOR DEMOCRACY IN IRAN seeks the establishment of a democratic modern system of government based on separation of religion from state in Iran news conference.

DATE: October 3, 2002

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

CONTACT: 301-790-2500

WEB ADDRESS: sfdiran.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: U.S. PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP holds a news conference to release a report, "Dangers of Diesel: How Diesel Soot and other Air Toxics Increase Americans' Risk of Cancer."

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: Freedom Plaza, 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Elizabeth Hitchcock, 202-546-9707


TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: USEC AND TENEX hold the Nuclear Bomb Material to Power Plant Fuel news conference to discuss the progress is being made to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism? The program is actually destroying Russian nuclear warheads and converting the material into nuclear power plant fuel. To date, more than 6,000 nuclear warheads have been eliminated. The goal of the 20-year program is to convert Russian bomb material capable of making 20,000 nuclear warheads.

WHO: The speakers are:

William H. Timbers, President and CEO of USEC Inc.

Vladimir Smirnov, General Director of Techsnabexport, Tenex

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: The Willard Hotel, 14TH and F Street Entrance, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Sara Cox, 202-669-1709

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AEI BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds an event entitled "High-Stakes Antitrust: The Last Hurrah?" After almost two decades in which antitrust policy had veered sharply toward less-is-more, the rules changed in the late 1990s. The Justice Department decided to challenge the practices of successful service enterprises in credit cards (Visa/MasterCard), airlines (American), and software (Microsoft).

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert H. Bork, AEI

George L. Priest, Yale University

Richard L. Schmalensee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lawrence J. White, New York University

Robert W. Hahn, AEI and the Joint Center

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Jiang Zemin at the Crawford Summit. Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Jiang Zemin is now set for a Summit Meeting with President Bush at Crawford, Texas in October.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University

Dr. Carol Hamrin, George Mason University

Dr. Cheng Li, Woodrow Wilson Center

John J. Tkacik, Jr., The Heritage Foundation

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES will hold a conference call briefing to discuss a new Center report on the consequences of Congressional inaction on the Temporary emergency Unemployment Compensation (TEUC) program that provides extra weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to workers whose regular unemployment benefits run out.

WHO: The speakers are:

Wendell Primus, Director, Income Security

Isaac Shapiro, Senior Fellow

DATE: October 3, 2002

CONTACT: Michelle Bazie, 202-408-1080.

WEB ADDRESS:cbpp.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY holds a panel discussion on Target Iraq: What's Next?

WHO: The speakers are:

Ken Pollack, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at Saban Center For Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Laith Kubba, Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa, The National Endowment for Democracy

Eric Davis, Director of Middle East Studies Program at Rutgers University

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: Intercultural Center Auditorium, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program with Laurence H. Meyer, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies on "What I Learned at the Fed."

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS program on "Globalization in the Middle East: Egypt's Vision" featuring Minister of Foreign Affairs Egypt Youssef Boutros-Ghali.

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1750 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-328-9000


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program on the error of renewed corporate integrity.

WHO: The speakers are:

Steve Baum - CEO of Sempra Energy

David Shedlarz- CFO of Pfizer

Dennis Block - Partner at Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft

DATE: October 3, 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 program on No Love Lost in US-German Relations Can America Dump Germany from its Best Friends List? Featuring Jeffrey Gedmin, former Executive Director of the New Atlantic Initiative and the newly appointed Director of the Aspen Institute Berlin.

DATE: October 3, 2002

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

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Broadening the Prospects for Peace in Sri Lanka" with Asoka Bandarage, a visiting fellow at the SAIS Program on South Asia in Women in International Security.

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents The Bergson, Jain, Koehler Trio who will tour countries in Africa as 2002 Jazz Ambassadors, celebrating American "blues" music. This trio is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Chris Bergson, drummer Sunny Jain, and organist Kyle Koehler.

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:20 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on Afghanistan: Winning The War, Losing The Peace?

WHO: The speakers are:

Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold, USMC (Ret.), former director for Operations (Joint Staff, J-3)

Milt Bearden, former senior CIA official, Islamabad chief (1986-1989)

M. Ishaq Nadiri, professor of Economics, New York University economic adviser to Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai; Thomas Shanker, Pentagon correspondent, The New York Times

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9537

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: SALLIE MAE presents "School Night" which was created in 1998 to provide scholarships to the deserving and eligible children in the Washington, D.C. area.

AGENDA: School Night is an entertainment extravaganza - guests experience world-class entertainment, award-winning laser show, gourmet meal and a rock and roll party. This year's featured entertainment is Earth Wind & Fire.

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: MCI Center, 601 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-245-3560

WEB ADDRESS: fightforchildren.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents WAMU morning talk-show host Diane Rehm will be joined by her husband John to discuss their new book, Toward Commitment: A Dialogue About Marriage.

DATE: October 3, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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