Washington Agenda-General

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EVENT: FOSE EXPO AND GCN MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION. FOSE hosts over 400 exhibitors showcasing the newest and most exciting integrated IT products and services.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Stephen J. Rohleder, Group Chief Executive, Government Operating Group Accenture discussing Global e-Government Leadership: Charting the Path to Progress

1 p.m. - Steve Cooper, CIO and Senior Director for Information Integration

Department of Homeland Security with Homeland Security: From Day 1 to Year 1 .... Let's Roll

DATE: April 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-237-0300

WEB ADDRESS: fose.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: BUREAU OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS holds a conference on "Contracting with the Department of Homeland Security."

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:45 a.m. - Homeland Security Budget: FY '03 and Beyond

Walter Bruce Shirk, Partner

Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP, (Moderator)

G. William Hoagland, Staff Director and Head Clerk

Senate Majority Leader's Office

Howard Schmidt, Vice Chair, President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board

11 a.m. - Inside the Department of Homeland Security

John J. Pavlick, Partner, Venable LLP, (Moderator)

Elaine Duke, Director of Acquisition

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Janice Hill, Director of Procurement, U.S. Customs

Ashley Lewis, Acquisition Transition, Department of Homeland Security

12:15 p.m. -- Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Chair,

House Government Reform Committee

2 p.m. - Homeland Security Procurement: The Other Agencies

Ralph Kissick, Partner, Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger LLP (Moderator)

David Drabkin Deputy Associate Administrator,

Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration

Peter F. Verga, Special Assistant for Homeland Security,

U.S. Department of Defense

Benjamin Wu, Deputy Under Secretary for Technology,

U.S. Department of Commerce

3:15 p.m. - Homeland Security Procurement: The Big Picture

John H. Horne, Partner

Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP (Moderator)

Cathy Garman, Vice President, Contract Services Association

Christopher R. Yukins, Partner, Holland & Knight

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: The Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Karen James Cody, 202-452-4169

WEB ADDRESS: bna.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION holds The Global Technology Conference 2003.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Keynote Address

James Richardson, Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco Systems

10:15 a.m. - Innovation Trends in the Global Technology Industry

Jim Lynch, Managing Partner, Draper Atlantic

Per-Kristian Halvorsen, VP, HP Labs

Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association

Alex Pentland, Managing Director, MIT Media Lab, Asia

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: International Finance Corporation, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-473-8859

WEB ADDRESS: ifc.org


EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Center for the Global South holds a program on "The State of Human Development in the Global South: A Comparison of the Latin American and Arab Regions."

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-1612

WEB ADDRESS: american.edu

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlight:

12:30 p.m. - Media Briefing on Quality in Aging Services

Larry Minnix, President & CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Brian Boon, President & CEO of CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Rick Stiffney, Chair of the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-508-9499, cell 301-922-6179

WEB ADDRESS: aahsa.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: Children's Defense Fund holds its 2003 National Conference on "New Voices New Choices! It's Time to Truly Leave No

Child Behind."

DATE: April 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: Toby Chaudhuri, 202-662-3609

WEB ADDRESS: childrensdefense.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS holds its breakfast series featuring Dominique Guellec of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD discussing "From patent indicators to patent policy in OECD countries. "

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: OECD Washington Center, 2001 L Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-785-6323

WEB ADDRESS: nabe.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds its "Iraq: What Lies Ahead -- Black Coffee Briefings on the War in Iraq."

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Military Operations Analysis:

Thomas Donnelly, AEI resident defense and national security fellow

Michael Vickers, military analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

9 a.m. - Briefing:

Karlyn Bowman, AEI resident fellow, on public opinion of the war

Reuel Marc Gerecht, AEI resident fellow, on the future of Iraq

Kanan Makiya, Iraqi National Congress and Harvard University, on the role of the opposition in rebuilding post-Saddam Iraq

Danielle Pletka, AEI, moderator

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds AMERICA AT WAR Press Briefing Series entitled Background and Update on Baghdad and the Role of the Kurds

WHO: The speakers are:

Rachel Bronson is Senior Fellow and Director of Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Dr. Najmaldin Karim is president of the Washington Kurdish Institute, and was formerly president of the Kurdish National Congress of North America

Charles E. Wilhelm, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, is Vice

President and Director of Homeland Security at Battelle

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: Rome Building, Johns Hopkins-SAIS

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9716

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a Bridging the Gap: America and the Muslim Middle East.

WHO: The speakers are:

Ambassador Chris Ross, Special Coordinator for Public Diplomacy and deputy to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Shamil Idriss, Chief Operating Officer, Search for Common Ground

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION, will release the latest research on efforts to increase children's health insurance coverage.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Hilda Solis, D-CA, Chair, Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Health

Ray Scheppach, Executive Director, National Governors Association

Lois Salisbury, Director, Children, Families and Communities Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Eugene Lewit, Senior Program Manager, Children, Families and Communities Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Courtney Bennett, Policy Analyst/Editor, The Future of Children

DATE: April 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: Linda Loranger or Bethanne Fox, 301-652-1558

TIME: 9:30 a.m.


WHO: The speakers are:

Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution

Ann Florini, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Author of The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World (April 2003)

Jessica Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

James B. Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Program

DATE: April 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-797-6105

WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC Whip Steny Hoyer will hold his regular pen and pad briefing Hoyer will review the House Floor Schedule for the week of April 7th.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: H-306, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Laura Nichols, 202-225-0100

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service presents a faculty seminar with Carlo Mongardini, Visiting Italian Fulbright Professor, BMW Center for German and European Studies discussing "Rethinking Western European Democracy."

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: ICC 462, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-8316

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: REP. CURT WELDON, R-PA, AND SEN. ARLEN SPECTER, R-PA, hold a news conference to discuss their efforts to hold Iraqi war criminals accountable for their actions.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: Senate Radio-TV Gallery, US Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Bud DeFlaviis, 202-225-2011

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Tom Toles, 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner and the Washington Post's new and gifted cartoonist, will show us how he produces his timely cartoons.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwoman.org

TIME: 1 p.m.

EVENT: PEW HISPANIC CENTER holds a telephone press briefing by Pew Hispanic Center about an updated national poll of U.S. Hispanic adult attitudes toward the war in Iraq. This survey will provide information about how U.S. Latino attitudes have changed since the war began.

AGENDA: Ask to be connected to "Pew Hispanic call" 1-800-860-2442.

WHO: The speakers are:

Roberto Suro, Director, Pew Hispanic Center

Sergio Bendixen, President, Bendixen & Associates

DATE: April 8, 2003

CONTACT: Dianne Saenz, or 202-292-3304

WEB ADDRESS: pewhispanic.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on "Angola's First Year of Peace: An Assessment."

WHO: The speakers are:

Ibrahim Gambari, Under Secretary and Special Advisor for African Affairs to the UN

Walter Kansteiner III, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Ambassador Paul Hare, Executive Director, U.S.-Angola Chamber of Commerce

Witney Schneidman, President, Schneidman and Associates

John Prendergast, Co-Director, Africa Program, International Crisis Group

DATE: April 8, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a Book Launch for James MacGregor Burns, Transforming Leadership: The Pursuit of Happiness with author James MacGregor Burns, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus, Williams College, and commentator Georgia Sorenson, Jepson School of Leadership, University of Richmond.

DATE: April 8, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a book event for Black Aces High featuring author Robert K. Wilcox. Robert Wilcox spent two weeks with The Black Aces aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Roosevelt and here provides a long-awaited, never-before-seen glimpse into the world of a modern navy fighter squadron. Wilcox takes readers into the cockpits as the pilots go out and attack targets while avoiding anti-aircraft weaponry.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Solo guitarist Alex de Grassi, touring his Grammy award nominated album The Water Garden, in which he showcases his ability to create a highly orchestrated sound by weaving together melody, counter-melody, bass, harmony, and rhythm.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Club's International Connection Speaker Series presents "Where is Romania Now After 12 Years Since the Fall of Communism?" a program featuring Mariana Stoian from the Romanian Embassy who will discuss her country's history, culture and tradition.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1918 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-994-2355

WEB ADDRESS: gwu.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Central Europe Between NATO and the E.U." with Martin Palous, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, Dc

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Ira Berlin discussing and signing copies of Generations Of Captivity: A History of African American Slaves.

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE AND THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL will sponsor a special two-day discussion to allow participants to hear from hands-on peace activists what works at the grassroots level, then reflect with three theologians on how religious traditions evolved to embrace shared understandings of peace.

WHO: The speakers are:

Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Assistant Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University

Marie Dennis, Director, Maryknoll office for Global Concerns

Yehezkel Landau, International Relations Director, Open House, Israel

William Lowrey, Director of Reconciliation and Peace building, World Vision International

Adam Seligman, Professor of Religion, Boston University, and Research Associate, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture

David Smock, Director, Religion and Peacemaking Initiative, U.S. Institute of Peace

DATE: April 8, 2003

LOCATION: Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Steven Gotfried, 202-537-6248

WEB ADDRESS: nationalcathedral.org

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