Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE holds a conference to discuss IT and Economic Growth Conference themed "The Next Phase of IT-Driven Growth and Productivity and What Government Can Do To Help It.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Will Marshall, President, Progressive Policy Institute


Rob Atkinson, Vice President and Director of the Technology and New Economy Project, Progressive Policy Institute


David Moschella, author of Customer-Driven IT: How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, Harvard Business School Press, 2003.


Grid Computing: Tom Hawk, General Manager, Grid Computing Worldwide, IBM

Smart Cards, Biometrics, and Digital Authentication: Henry Dreifus, CEO, Dreifus Associates Limited and author of SmartCards: A Guide to Building and Managing Smart Card Applications.


Overview and Implications: Rob Atkinson, PPI

E-Home Buying: How IT Can Transform the Residential Real Estate Industry: Shane Ham, Senior Analyst, PPI

Designing an IT-Driven Health Care System: Janet Marchibroda, CEO, eHealth Initiative

Transforming Transportation with Technology: Dr. Richard Mudge, Vice President, Delcan, Inc.

12 noon -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency -- Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-547-0001

WEB ADDRESS: ppionline.org

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. -- Rep. Artur Davis, D-AL

Rep. Stephanie Stubbs Jones, D-OH

Sen. Arlen Spector, R-PA

12 noon -- Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-429-1145

WEB ADDRESS: afscme.org

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

Capitol Hill Kick-off Breakfast


Special Briefing: Health Care with Sen. John Kerry, MA

Meet with Senators and Representatives (All Day)

on Capitol Hill and Lobby visit debriefing session - Regency Foyer

Congressional Reception

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency- Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-737-8484

WEB ADDRESS: iaff.org

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Hundreds of household name food companies will gather here, as Kraft, General Mills, Campbell's Soup, M&M, ConAgra, Tyson, Olive Garden, Hormel, Burger King to give presentations during the conference. Topics include dealing with listeria, e-coli, food allergens, food irradiation, and other issues, as well as a comprehensive series of sessions on food security and how to secure the nation's food supply from bioterrorism.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Washington Convention Center, 900 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 800-746-9646

WEB ADDRESS: foodsaftysummit.org

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL CFO Forum holds a program on "Lessons Learned and Moving Forward."

WHO: The speakers are:

Eric Brown, President and CFO, MicroStrategy, Inc.

Todd Headley, CFO, BioNetrix

John Mendonca, Partner, KPMG LLP

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tyson's Boulevard, McLean, VA

CONTACT: 703-904-7878

WEB ADDRESS: nvtc.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY The Center for Latin American Issues and Organization of American States' Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development holds a roundtable discussion to examine how to put into action last year's Monterrey Summit mandates relating to debt reduction, social development and reducing poverty throughout the world.

WHO: The speakers are:

James Ferrer Jr., director, CLAI

Ambassador Miguel Ruiz-Cabañas, permanent representative of Mexico to the OAS

L. Ronald Scheman, director general, Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Organization of American States, Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202- 994-5205

WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org

TIME: 8:45 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a Black Coffee Briefings on the War in Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

Thomas Donnelly, AEI resident fellow, on the geography of conflict

Michael Vickers, military analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, on possible casualties of war

Daniel Goure, Lexington Institute, on strategy (invited)

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION holds a breakfast briefing on "Health Care for All: Finding Common Ground" which will explore proposals to expand access to health care for all Americans. The bipartisan briefing is sponsored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Sherrod Brown.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin and Dr. Jay Glasser, American Public Health Association

Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine

Dr. Bruce Vladeck, Professor, Health Policy and Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of

Medicine, (Former Administrator, Health Care Financing Administration)

Walter B. Maher, Former VP of Public Policy, DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Dr. Jack Hadley, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: David Fouse, 202-777-2501

WEB ADDRESS: apha.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE PEACE OPERATIONS AND WORLD FEDERALIST MOVEMENT-INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL POLICY hold a conference on the report from the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty entitled "The Responsibility to Protect."

AGENDA: The discussion will focus on a possible NGO role in operationalizing the concept of the Responsibility to Protect, in particular by ensuring that governments meet their commitments to prevent serious humanitarian crises from developing, and to protect civilians when conflicts emerge.

DATE: March 18, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY holds a national symposium to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the

Supreme Court's decision in Gideon v. Wainwright addressing the role of defense counsel in ensuring a fair justice system.

WHO: The speakers are:

Moderators: Raymond Brown, Jr., Prof. Abbe Smith, & Prof. Ellen Podgor

Keynote Speaker: Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), United States Congress

Justice Robert Benham, Georgia Supreme Court

Anthony Lewis, New York Times columnist and author of Gideon's Trumpet

Abe Krash, Partner, Arnold & Porter; assisted in representing Clarence Earl Gideon before the U.S. Supreme Court

Prof. Yale Kamisar, University of San Diego and Michigan law schools

Stephen Bright, Director, Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta

Barry Scheck, Co-Director, The Innocence Project

Bill Rankin, staff reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Miriam Goharra, staff attorney, NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

Michele Nethercott, Maryland Public Defender

Bernard Webster, exonerated client

Judge Alfred Swersky, Alexandria (VA) Circuit Court

Richard Trodden, Commonwealth's Attorney, Arlington, VA

Dean Judith Areen, Georgetown University Law Center

Prof. Kristin Henning, Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic

Prof. Samuel Dash, Georgetown University Law Center

Larry Rogers, Baltimore Public Defender Office

Kathleen Behan, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Robin Steinberg, Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders

Lawrence Goldman, President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jo-Ann Wallace, Vice-President, NLADA

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 600 New Jersey Avenue N.W. Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS:Georgetown.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program entitled The Worldwide Campaign against Pharmaceutical Innovation.

WHO: The speakers are:

10 a.m. - Perspectives from Japan, Germany, and the U.S. Presentations

Frank Lichtenberg, Columbia University

Lacy Glenn Thomas, Emory University

John E. Calfee, AEI

12:30 p.m. - The Campaign against Pharmaceutical Innovation


Christopher Demuth, AEI

Sidney Taurel, Eli Lilly

Christopher Demuth, AEI

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933


TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: MEDIA RESEARCH COUNCIL holds a news conference to discuss ABC's Coverage of Iraq.

DATE: March 18, 2003

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

CONTACT: Doug Mills/Liz Swasey, 703-683-9733

WEB ADDRESS: mediaresearch.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program on Montenegro: Politics, Foreign Relations.

WHO: The speakers are:

Srdjan Darmanovic, Director, Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Podgorica

Rade Bojovic, Senior Analyst, Center for Democracy and Human Rights, Podgorica

Janusz Bugajski, Director, CSIS East Europe Project

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Morning Newsmaker" news program featuring Executive Director, Catholic Relief Services, Ken Hackett, reporting on a just-completed trip surveying famine conditions in Ethiopia. Kathryn Wolford, President, Lutheran World Relief and Julius Coles, President, Africare, will join him.

DATE: March 18, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 10:15 a.m.

EVENT: RESEARCH! AMERICA holds a National Forum "Leaders in Research and Technology Face the Nation: Aiming for Quantum Leaps in Medical and Health Research."

WHO: The speakers are:

Carolyn Clancy, MD, director, Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityRita Colwell, PhD, DSc, director, National Science Foundation

David Fleming, MD, deputy director for science and public health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Elias Zerhouni, MD, director, National Institutes of Health

6 p.m. - 2003 Advocacy Awards Dinner will honor outstanding advocates for a strong national medical and health research enterprise.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: American Association for the Advancement of Sciencem Auditorium, Second Floor, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Cindy McConnell, 703-739-2577, ext. 35,

WEB ADDRESS: researchamerica.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC WHIP STENY HOYER, D-MD, will hold his regular pen and pad briefing.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: H-306 in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-225-3130

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a book forum on "Wild Bill: The Legend and Life of William O. Douglas."

WHO: The speakers are:

Author, Bruce Allen Murphy;

James L. Swanson, Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS: cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled The Budget Conundrum: How to Rein in Spending, Create Jobs and Promote Growth.

WHO: The speakers are:

William Beach, Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation

Steve Moore, Club For Growth

Brian Riedl, Fellow, Roe Institute, The Heritage Foundation

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, discussing Big Doctoring in America, which speaks of his story and his renewed energy to fix and untangle the contradictions of primary care medicine.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Foreign Minister of Chechnya, Ilyas Akhmadov discussing "A Peace Proposal for Chechnya."

DATE: March 18, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS holds a entitled, "The 2003 Social Security Trustees Report: What Does it Mean?" featuring Social Security Trustee, Dr. Thomas R. Saving, Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University and NCPA Senior Fellow.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 562 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Sean Tuffnell, 800-859-1154

WEB ADDRESS: ncpa.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on International Terrorism and Moscow Politics with Dmitry Furman, Head Researcher, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow.

DATE: March 18, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents jazz saxophonist Marty Nau, who has performed with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson and Diane Schurr, performing original songs and arrangements from his latest CD recording "String Attached."

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Reflections After the Spanish Presidency" with Javier Ruperez, ambassador of Spain to the United States.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR NUCLEAR ACCOUNTABILITY holds an Awards reception honoring individuals who have been leaders in the movement to clean up radioactive wastes, address the needs of workers and neighbors who have been contaminated by U.S. nuclear weapons facilities, and stop unnecessary weapons research and production.

WHO: The awards ceremony:

Senator Carl Levin -- For his steadfast leadership in opposing

new nuclear weapons, supporting the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, and

working for meaningful reductions in the nuclear arsenal.

Rep. Tom Allen -- For his leadership in challenging

a new and provocative nuclear posture, including efforts to cut funding

for the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator.

Rep. Ed Markey -- For his tireless leadership in

stemming nuclear proliferation, opposing a resurgence in U.S. nuclear

weapons design production and testing, and protecting whistleblowers.

Christopher Steele -- For his vigilance and unlimited

determination enforcing radiation health and safety standards despite

relentless harassment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Dr. Steven Wing -- For his steadfast work to bring integrity

to the field of epidemiology, making the science accessible to

communities, and making community knowledge part of the science.

Daryl Kimball -- For years of effective leadership at the

grassroots and in Washington, DC helping to protect communities, the

nation, and the globe from nuclear insanity.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: G-50, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-833-4668 or 202-547-5083

WEB ADDRESS: ananuclear.org

TIME: 6:45 p.m.

EVENT: THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL AND THE FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION hold a panel discussion on "Great Decisions 2003."

WHO: The speakers are Foreign Correspondents from the Washington Post:

Glen Frankel, European, Integration

Robert G. Kaiser, U.S.-Saudi Relations

Karen DeYoung, U.S. Policy: Multilateralism Vs. Unilateralism

Pamela Constable, Afghanistan

Leonard Downie, Jr., Executive Editor, The Washington Post

Noel V. Lateef, President, Foreign Policy Association

DATE: March 18, 2003

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

CONTACT: Ed Pauker, 202-293-1051

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents William Hitchcock discussing and signing copies of The Struggle For Europe: The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent, 1945-2002, which traces the continent's postwar achievements and pitfalls through the dawn of the Euro.

DATE: March 18, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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