Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION holds its seventh annual Conference themed "Model Hispanic Health Programs: Prevention, Treatment, Training, Research.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1 p.m. - Opening Plenary Session

"NHMA and Leadership for the Future"

Elena Rios, M.D., M.S.P.H., President & CEO, NHMA "2003 Federal Priorities for Hispanic Health"

Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Doug Badger, Senior Advisor to the President The White House

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency - Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-628-5895

WEB ADDRESS: nhmamd.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS holds its annual Public Policy Conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - CMS Update Breakfast with Thomas A. Scully, Administrator, CMS

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC.

CONTACT: 202-624-1527

WEB ADDRESS: americanhospitals.com

TIME: 9:15 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds The Road to War ... and Beyond: Special Friday Briefing."

WHO: The speakers are:

Richard Perle, AEI

Thomas Donnelly, AEI

Michael A. Ledeen, AEI

Radek Sikorski, AEI's New Atlantic Initiative

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE holds a briefing on Department of Justice's Special Registration Program.

AGENDA: The program requires certain nonimmigrant men (those who are in the US with temporary visas) who are 16 years of age or older and nationals or citizens of specified countries, to register at authorized immigration offices by certain government mandated dates. The program has received considerable media attention and sparked national debate over its scope, efficacy, and merits.

WHO: The speakers are:

Kris Kobach, Counsel to the Attorney General, Department of Justice

Kareem Shora, Legal Advisor, Arab-American Anti-discrimination Committee

Muzaffar Chishti, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI

Alex Aleinikoff, Senior Associate, MPI, and Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1400 16th Street, NW, Ground floor conference room A, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Ana Claros, 202-266-1940

WEB ADDRESS: migrationpolicy.org.

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet and the Graduate School of Political Management, holds the 10th Politics Online Conference

WHO: The speakers are:

Christopher M. Schroeder, CEO & publisher, Washingtonpost, Newsweek Interactive

Julius Chambers, treasurer, Edwards for President

Max Fose, former treasurer, McCain for President

Gena Wright, E-Advocacy director, American Association of Retired People

Lance Bennett, professor of political science, University of Washington

Eric Loeb, chief Internet architect, Democratic National Committee

Lee Rainie, director, Pew Internet and American Life

Mark Mellman, CEO, The Mellman Group

Zack Exley, moveon.org

Douglas Pinkham, president, Public Affairs Council

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-994-0951

WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: LEXINGTON INSTITUTE holds a discussion on "Strategic Nuclear Forces in U.S. National Security in the 21st Century" featuring Dr. Daniel Goure, Vice President of the Lexington Institute.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: SC-4 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 703-522-5828

WEB ADDRESS: lexingtoninstitute.org

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: SONS OF ITALY holds a conference entitled From The Boat To The Book: Trends, issues and stereotypes in Italian American literature.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dana Gioia, chair, the National Endowment for the Arts

Award-winning poet Dana Gioia is also a translator, essayist, opera librettist and literary critic.

Adriana Trigiani, author, "Big Stone Gap" series

Lorenzo Carcaterra, author, "Street Boys"

Author of "Sleepers" and other best sellers, now tells the dramatic WW II story of the four days of Naples in which the Neapolitans, including children of the streets, drove the Nazis out of their city.

Bill Tonelli, editor, "The Italian American Reader"

New anthology of modern Italian American writers

Paul Paolicelli, author, "Under the Southern Sun"

How the Old World values have shaped today's Italian Americans

Chuck Conconi, Editor-at-Large, Washingtonian Magazine

DATE: March 21, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-547-2900

WEB ADDRESS: osia.org

TIME: 9:45 a.m.

EVENT: CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA holds a program on "The Symbolism and Politics of the Sacred."

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: Caldwell Hall Auditorium, 620 Michigan Avenue N.E. Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-319-5600

WEB ADDRESS: cua.edu

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: NEW TECHNOLOGY WEEK AND SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION hold a breakfast briefing with Dr. Rita Colwell, Director of the National Science Foundation discussing the Congressional approval of the agency's newly increased budget. Ninety-five per cent of NSF's funding goes directly to research and education programs. The agency funds almost 50 per cent of all non-medical basic R&D at US colleges and universities.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: King Publishing Group, 1325 G Street NW, Suite 1003 (10th floor), Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-662-1555.

WEB ADDRESS: kingpublishing.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: DEFENSE FORUM FOUNDATION holds a luncheon program featuring Richard Perle is the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, an advisory panel to the Pentagon.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: B-339 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 703-534-4313

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION holds a program on Can Neighborhoods Survive Economic Stimulus?

WHO: The speakers are:

Joel Friedman, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Buzz Roberts, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

John Murphy, National Association Of Local Housing Finance Agencies

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Mass Ave., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-408-8553

WEB ADDRESS: nnc.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION presents a commemoration of The 20th Anniversary of President Reagan's Address to the Nation Announcing The Strategic Defense Initiative.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert G. Joseph, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counter proliferation and Homeland Defense

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper Chairman, High Frontier

Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President of External Relations, The Heritage Foundation

William O'Keefe President, George C. Marshall Institute

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM holds a luncheon briefing on "The Dynamics of the Uninsured: Finding Ways to Cover an Ever-Changing Population."

WHO: The speakers are:

Pamela Farley Short of Pennsylvania State University

John Holahan, Urban Institute

John Czajka, Mathematica Policy Research.

Catherine Hoffman, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Ed Howard, the Alliance will moderate the discussion.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1330 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE hosts the Official Opening Ceremony of The National Cherry Blossom Festival including appearances by Tokyo's traditional Eiko Nikaido Komono Dressing School, Shizumi's Kodomo Dance Troupe, music by American composers and a grand finale showcasing exciting spectacles from Japan's Dai Dengaku.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture with Gayle Gibson, instructor of history, mythology and anthropology at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.or

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Jamin Raskin law professor who sees a pattern in the present Supreme Court's intervention against public participation and democratic values in his book Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court vs. The American People.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: EMBASSY OF FINLAND presents the ccreening of the award -Nominated Finnish Film The Man Without a Past by Aki Kaurismaki.

DATE: March 21, 2003

LOCATION: 3301 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C.

CONTACT: 202-298-5800

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