Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International  |  Feb. 26, 2003 at 4:16 PM
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TIME: All Day

EVENT: Lexington Institute will be hosting a one-day conference titled "Progress Towards Homeland Security: An Interim Report Card."

WHO: The speakers include:

Joel Feldschuh, former CEO of El Al Airlines, on Air Transportation Security.

David Kay, former Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector for the United Nations on Nuclear Defense.

Ellen Laipson, former Vice Chairwoman of the National Intelligence Council, will discuss the state of Foreign Intelligence.

Loren Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of Lexington Institute, will discuss Public Education and the Media.

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia

CONTACT: 703-522-5828

WEB ADDRESS:lexingtoninstitute.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a conference on Borderlines: Canada in North America two-day conference aims to foster frank and informative dialogue about the state of the Canada-U.S. relationship.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Canada and Borders, Canada and U.S. Security

Chair: Tim Woodcock, William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce, University of Maine

1. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

2. Peter Boehm, Canadian Embassy

3. Chris Hornbarger, Homeland Security Council, The White House

4. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) (invited)

10:30 a.m. - How Does Congress View Canada?

Chair: Les Munson, former senior staff member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

1. Bob Van Wicklin, Legislative Director and Press Secretary to Rep. Amo Houghton (R-NY)

2. Paul Frazer, Murphy Frazer & Selfridge

12:15 p.m. - Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th floor conference room

Chair: Alan Broadbent, Chairman, Avana Capital

Luncheon address by Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States:

"A Better Way to Conduct Canadian-U.S. Relations"

2 p.m. - Introduction and Overview

Chair: Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto

1. Lee H. Hamilton, Director, Woodrow Wilson Center

2. David Massell, University of Vermont

3:15 p.m - How Is Canada Viewed in Washington?

Chair: Peter Stephens, The Washington Center

1. John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail

2. Jim Derham, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State or Nancy Mason, Director, Office of Canadian Affairs

3. Maryscott Greenwood, McKenna Long & Aldridge

4:45 p.m. - Canadian success in the US

Chair: David Biette, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

1. Adele Hurley, University of Toronto

2. Jim LeBlanc, S&H/LeBlanc International

6:15 p.m. - Reception

7:30 p.m. - TVOntario Town Hall live broadcast at MHz (Ronald Reagan Building: Use 14th Street or Metro entrance)

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: US Capitol, Room H-137, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: Consumer Federation of America holds a program to discuss, debate, and present critical consumer and public policy issues in the new political and economic environment.

WHO: The speakers are:

9 a.m. - Harold E. Ford, Jr (D-TN), U.S. House of Reps.

1 p.m. - Eliot Spitzer, NY Attorney General

3:30 p.m. - Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), House Minority Leader

5 p.m. - Orrin Hatch, (R-UT) U.S. Senate

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION:Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-737-0766

WEB ADDRESS: consumerfed.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: Michigan State Universityholds its fourth Quello Communication Policy & Law Symposium

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m.- Welcome and INTRODUCTION


Chair: George Reed-Dellinger, Senior Vice President, Washington Analysis

Scott C. Cleland, Founder & CEO, Precursor Group

Roger A. Morin, Professor of Finance, Georgia State University

Thomas W. Aust, Vice President and Senior Analyst, Citigroup Investments

Joan H. Smith, Commissioner, Oregon Public Utilities Commission


Chair: Richard E. Wiley, Partner, Wiley Rein & Fielding

Simon J. Wilkie, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission

David A. Svanda, President, National Association of Regulatory UtilityCommissioners

Thomas J. Tauke, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and External Affairs, Verizon Communications

Thomas E. Wheeler, President, Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association

Elizabeth A. Noël, People's Counsel, Office of the People's Counsel for the District of Columbia

12 noon - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet


Chair: W. Russell Neuman, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Howard A. Shelanski, Professor of Law, Boalt School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Bruce M. Owen, former President, Economists Inc., and Professor of Law, Economics and Public Policy at Stanford University

Randolph J. May, Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation


Chair: Christopher S. Yoo, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School

Jim Rossi, Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law

Philip J. Weiser, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Law

J. Gregory Sidak, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute


DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 517-432-0923

WEB ADDRESS:law.msu.edu/quello

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER holds a news confernce on the report Dynamics in Race, Culture and Key Indicators of Health in the Nation's 100 Largest Cities and their Subrubs."

DATE: February 27, 2003

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

CONTACT: 301-652-1558

WEB ADDRESS: downstate.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: National Parks Conservation Association holds a news confernce to release a new report on the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and to call on Congress to provide adequate funding to

protect America's diverse National Park System.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-2-IL)

Rep. Hilda Solis (D-31-CA)

National Parks Conservation Association President Thomas Kiernan

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 2456 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-454-3332

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: REP. JOSEPH CROWLEY holds a news conference to discuss the Perserving "Access to Safe Affordable Canadian Medicines Act of 2003."

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: HC-9, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-225-3965

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents Mark Malloch Brown, administrator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Kathleen Cravero, deputy director of UNAIDS, will discuss next steps for the UNDP and UNAIDS in the fight the global spread of HIV/AIDS.

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB presents a program featuring Susan Bies, Governor, Federal Reserve System.

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden, 618 H St., NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Robert Barnett who is one of the premier booking agents

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Advocating for the Protection and Assistance Needs of the World's Internally Displaced" with Francis Deng, the U.N. under-secretary-general on Internally Displaced Persons and director of the SAIS Center for Displacement Studies

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 3 p.m.


DATE: February 27, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202.628.8669, ext. 116


TIME: 3 p.m.


WHO: The speakers are:

Asla Aydintasbas, Turkish journalist and Adjunct Fellow at the Western Policy Center, currently traveling in northern Iraq

Peter Galbraith, Professor at the National Defense University and former US Ambassador to Croatia, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1991

Col. Stephen Norton (US Army, ret.), Western Policy Center Senior Policy Advisor, former military attaché in US embassies in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: Migration Policy Institute, 1400 16th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jennifer Cohen, 202-266-1927

WEB ADDRESS: migrationpolicy.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Afternoon Newsmaker" news program featuring Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai discussing the current situation in Afghanistan.

DATE: February 27, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY holds the 44th annual gala event for 2003 CINE Golden Eagle awards.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ken Burns, filmmaker

Sheila Nevins, vice president, HBO

Tom and Dick Smothers

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: National Geographic Society, 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-775-7803

WEB ADDRESS:nationalgeographic.com

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program to discuss the fight to curb drug production and trafficking in Colombia

WHO: The speakers are:

Paul Simons, Acting Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement

Luis Alberto Moreno, Ambassador to the United States, Republic of Colombia

Charles Schneider, Senior Vice President, International Crisis Group

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION holds a news conference featuring Chairman Of the Committee on International Affairs of The Russian Federation Council Mikhail V. Margelov.

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 2650 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-298-5748

WEB ADDRESS:russianembassy.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features NSO Youth Fellowship Program Concert featuring local high school students on scholarship studying with NSO members.

DATE: February 27, 2003

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 Wally Lamb discussing and signing copies of Couldn't Keep It To Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters. A chilling description of the prison system is found in the women's writings, such as Robin Cullen's description of prisoners paying for Christmas "Health Packages": $26 for popcorn, reduced-fat Oreos, breadsticks, and a small box of herbal teas.

DATE: February 27, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a town hall on Family Feud? America and Its Allies at a Crossroads. Under the leadership of George W. Bush, the United States seems prepared to engage in a much more activist, "muscular" approach to foreign policy around the world

WHO: The speakers are:

David Frum, author of "The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W.


Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood, Executive Director of the Canadian-American

Business Council and former Chief of Staff at the United States Embassy in Canada

John O'Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief of United Press International

John Duffy, Liberal Party of Canada strategist and principal at Strategycorp

DATE: February 27, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

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