Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY holds the Global Forum 2002 themed A World In Transition The Promise Of Broadband Services Towards The Multimedia And Knowledge Society.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8 a.m. --E-Government: City, State And Federal / Government Challenges In Assuring Equal Opportunities For Access To Digital Technology

Robert A. Morin, Deputy Commissioner of Competition Compliance and Operations Branch Competition Bureau, Industry Canada, Canada

Gabrielle Gauthey, Director, Information and Communication Technologies, Caisse des Dépots et Consignations (CDC), France

Hon. Edith Cresson, Former Prime Minister, France

Alain Louis Mie, Senior Vice President International Public Affairs & Co-operation, France Telecom, France

Costis Toregas, President, Public Technology Inc. (PTI), USA

Larbi Ajjoul, Former Secretary of State, New Technologies and Post, Morocco

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 805 - 21ST Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-1423

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Washington College of Law will host the 7th Annual International Wildlife Law Conference themed The Convention on Biological Diversity--A Ten-Year Report Card.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. Opening Remarks

Wil Burns, co-chair, American Society of International Law, Wildlife Interest Group

9:20 a.m. - Implementation of the CBD in Africa

William Weiner, professor of law and Director of International Law Programs, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI

Dr. Loretta Feris, associate director, International Legal Studies Program, Washington College of Law, American University, discussing An African Model for Biodiversity Protection: Can We Make It Work?

Michael Kidd, School of Law, University of Natal, South Africa, discussing, The Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in South Africa

10:30 a.m.- Regional, National Implementation of the CBD: Pacific Rim and SE Asia

Wil Burns, co-chair, American Society of International Law, Wildlife Interest Group

Santiago Carrizosa, Stephen Brush & Brian Wright Research Ecologists, Genetic Resources Conservation Program, University of California, Davis, discussing Designing and Implementing Access and Benefit Sharing Regulations in the Pacific Rim Region: A Comparative Analysis

Todd Sigarty, president of International Natural Resources Legal Program, Portland, Ore., discussing Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Southeast Asia; With a Focus on Cambodia and Lao PDR

12:30 p.m. - Special Issues in Implementation of the CBD

Howard S. Schiffman, adjunct assistant professor, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Anna George, Department of Biology, St. Louis University, discussing An Omission in Article 2 of the Convention on Biological Diversity: Why Species Concepts are Critical for Global Conservation Efforts

1:50 p.m. - Carroll Muffett, director, International Programs, Defenders of Wildlife, discussing Invasive Species and the CBD: An Issue and a Treaty at a Crossroads

2:30 p.m. - Chris Hedley, trainee barrister, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom and editor, OceanLaw, discussing The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Marine Environment

3:30 p.m. - Edmund Couzens, School of Law, University of Natal, South Africa, discussing Different Global Perspectives on Conservation: CITES: The IWC, the Africa Elephant and the Whale

4:20 p.m. - Wil Burns, co-chair, American Society of International Law, Wildlife Interest Group, discussing The World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Convention on Biological Diversity: An Exercise in Futility

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950


TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER AND COUNCIL FOR A COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACIES hold a conference to preview the November meeting of the Community of Democracies in Seoul, Korea. The Community of Democracies movement was launched in June 2000 in Warsaw, Poland as the first attempt to unite democracies from around the world in order to consolidate and expand on democratic gains made since the end of the Cold War. The conference will examine international threats and challenges to democracy in presentations by representatives of Freedom House and the Open Society Institute.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - An Overview of the Community of Democracies

Michael van Dusen, Deputy Director, Woodrow Wilson International

Center for Scholars

Ambassador Mark Palmer, President, Capital Development Company

Paula Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

"The International Democracy Movement"

Chang-Beom Cho, Deputy Foreign Minister, Republic of Korea

"The Seoul Community of Democracies Conference"

Amb. Carlos Portales, Director General for Foreign Policy, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs, Republic of Chile,

"Towards the Santiago Community of Democracies Conference"

Walt Raymond, President, Council for a Community of Democracies and

Robert Herman, Co-Director, Democracy Coalition Project,

"The Non-Governmental Forum: Crafting an Action Plan"

10:45 a.m. - Challenges and Threats to Democracy

Frank Carlucci, Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Ambassador Robert Hunter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Council for a

Community of Democracies,

"Democracy and Terrorism"

Jennifer Windsor, Executive Director, Freedom House,

"The Global State of Democracy"

Morton Halperin, Director, Open Society Institute, Washington Office,

"The Independent Task Force on Threats to Democracy"

Omar Noman, Deputy Director Human Development Report Office, United Nations

Development Program, "Democracy and Development"

1:30 p.m. - The Future of Democracy -- Regional Views

Herman Cohen, former State Department Assistant Secretary for African


South Asia: Gautam Adhikari, Senior Consultant, National Endowment for


Africa: Chris Fumunyoh, Senior Advisor, Africa, National Democratic


The Americas: Ambassador Carlos Portales

Middle East: Adel Abdellatif, United Nations Development Program

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jake Gillespie or Bob LaGamma, 202-789-9771

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WPFW AND DC CAMPAIGN FOR TREATMENT hold a program on "Help Em Up: Don't Lock Em Up."

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2390 Champlain Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-216-0035

WEB ADDRESS: dcmeasure62.com

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a lecture entitled Assessing the U.S. Record: Afghanistan One Year Later featuring Andrew Natsios, U.S. Agency for International Development.

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION holds a luncheon program featuring Dr. Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense discussing "An Overview of the War on Terrorism."

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2168 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-534-4313

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring David Pottruck, President and Co-CEO of Charles Schwab.

DATE: October 18, 2002

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Dave Eggers discussing and signing copies of You Shall Know Our Velocity which tells the story of Will and Hand, two young men from Wisconsin. When Will receives an unexpected large sum of cash, the two of them undertake a world-wide adventure in attempt to give it all away to needy and deserving people.

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: ANACOSTIA WATERSHED SOCIETY holds a ceremony and news conference honoring the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and National Water Quality Monitoring Day.

WHO: The speakers are:

Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams

Benjamin Grumbles, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, Environmental Protection Agency

Tim McBride, VP Washington Public Affairs, DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Glenn Gerstel, Chairman of the DC Water and Sewer Authority

Robert Boone of AWS

Doug Siglin of Chesapeake Bay

Kathleen Rogers of Earth Day Network

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1105 O St., SE. Washington, DC

CONTACT: Robert Boone, 301-699-6204

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture on Tutankhamon and the Sequel to the 'Heresy of Akhenaten' with Marianne Eaton-Krauss, of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities.

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents Alejandro Muzio and his group performing his original compositions for strings, piano, and bandoneòn that evoke the urban traditions of Latin America.

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS holds the 29th anniversary concert of "Sweet Honey In The Rock."

DATE: October 18, 2002

LOCATION: Warner Theater, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-533-1863

WEB ADDRESS: wpas.org

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