Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: FREE CONGRESS FOUNDATION holds a conference on Russia - USA: Towards A Political, Economic and Military Alliance.

AGENDA: Highlight:

9 a.m. - Opening Ceremony

Welcoming Remarks

His Excellency Yuri V. Ushakov,

Russian Ambassador to the United States

9:15 a.m. - Session One: 9:15 to 10:45 AM

Export and Investment Finance,

How to Get Your Project Financed

Trevor Gunn, Director OF BISNIS, US Department of Commerce

Panelists include:

Bruno Balvanera - Head of Business Development, EBRD

Norman Wells - Senior VP for International Finance, Comerzbank

10:15 a.m. - Session Two

Investing in Russia: Views on the Current Landscape

Sarah Carey, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey

Chairman, Eurasia Foundation

Panelists Include:

Garegyn Tosunyan - President, Association of Russian Banks

11:45 a.m. - Session Three

- Successes and Obstacles in Investing in Russia

Moderator: Helen Tipliskaya

President, U.S. - Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Panelists Include:

Bruce Marks - Partner, Marks & Sokolov

Pat Cloherty - Chairman, U.S.-Russia Fund

12:45 p.m. - Keynote Address by Sharon Tennison - President, Center Citizen


"Russia's Entrepreneurs and How They Are

Influencing Russia's Economic Comeback"

2 p.m. - Session Four

U.S. - Russian Trade Relations: Challenges and Prospects

Katrin Kuhlman - Trade Representative, USTR Office

Nikolay V. Platonov - Senior Legal Advisor to the

Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the United States

3:15 p.m. - Session Five

- Russian High-Tech Sector

Esther Dyson - Chairman, Edventure Holdings

Tree Planting Ceremony: 6 PM

Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St., NW

(next to the Russian Embassy)

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 325 Dirksen Senate Office, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-204-5304 or 202-546-3000

WEB ADDRESS: freecongress.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE holds its National Leadership Conference

AGENDA: Highlights:

7:30 a.m. - Perspectives on Education

Roderick R. Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education

8 a.m. - Israelis and Palestinians in the Post-Saddam Era

William Burns, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

Daniel Ayalon, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.

David Makovsky, Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

1 p.m. - Presentation of the ADL Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment

Freedoms Prize by Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, to Bernard Lewis

Acceptance and Keynote Address: "The Crisis of Islam"

Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

2:30 p.m. - From Inside the Beltway

Norman Orenstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

Peter Beinart, Editor, The New Republic

Juliet Eilperin, Congressional Correspondent The Washington Post

7 p.m. - The Holocaust: Hope from the Ashes

Presentation of the ADL Courage to Care Award to the people of Riccione, Italy by

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director

Accepted by:

Sergio Vento, Italian Ambassador to the U.S.Rescue and Survival

Ruth Millman, Survivor from Riccione


The Holocaust and Catholic-Jewish Dialogue: Toward Reconciliation and Understanding

Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust

Karen Brady, Catholic Educator and Convenor, ADL Bearing Witness Program, Tucson, Arizona

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1128 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Myrna Shinbaum, 212-885-7747

WEB ADDRESS: adl.org

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

Welcome - Bob Anderson - NECA President

Welcome - Bob Rowe - Chairman - Montana PSC


Bruce Mehlman, Asst. Sec. of Commerce for Technology Policy

Robert Sachs, President & CEO - NCTA A Vision for a Broadband Future

Shira Levine - Executive Editor - Americas Network

Digital Rights and Broadband Content

Luncheon program featuring FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell

International Broadband Deployment - How Does the U.S. Compare?

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

CONTACT: 202-898-2200

WEB ADDRESS: naruc.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: EQUITY INTERNATIONAL holds Homeland Security Financing Briefing.

DATE: April 28, 2003

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

CONTACT: Lana Corrigan, 202-756-2244

TIME: 8:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a program entitled Asian Security And Hong Kong's Role In The Global War On Terrorism.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:45 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks

John Hamre, CSIS president and CEO

9 a.m. - Asian Security Challenges in the Wake of September 11

Kurt Campbell, director, CSIS International Security Program

Randy Schriver, deputy assistant secretary of state for Asia

and the Pacific (OFF-THE-RECORD)

10 a.m. - Securing Asia's Transportation Infrastructure

Phil Anderson, CSIS senior fellow

Raymond Wong, commissioner of customs and excise, Hong Kong

Douglas Browning, deputy U.S. customs commissioner

Scott Gould, president, The O'Gara Company

12 noon - Controlling the Money: the War on Terrorist Financing

James Adams, director, Ashland Institute for Strategic Studies

Jonathan Winer, Alston & Bird

Edward Yau, director general, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Washington, D.C.

Juan Zarate, deputy assistant secretary of the treasury

1:45 p.m. - Controlling Exports: Strategic Trade Regimes

Robert Einhorn, CSIS senior adviser

Ken Juster, under secretary of commerce for industry and security

Clement Leung, deputy director-general of trade and industry, Hong Kong

Bill Reinsch, president, National Foreign Trade Council

Edmund Rice, president, Coalition for Employment through Exports, Inc.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a conference on "Iraq and Beyond: What Future for Transatlantic Relations?"

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. -Opening Remarks

Jessica Einhorn, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Dieter Berg, Executive Director, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, to the United States

9:15 a.m. - Session I:

Iraq and Beyond: Does Transatlantic Partnership Have a Future?

Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Former Minister of Defense, Poland

James Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND

Sir Adam Roberts, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford

10:30 a.m. - Session II: Richard von Weizsäcker in Conversation with Young Transatlantic Leaders

A Discussion of Current Challenges

Moderated by William Drozdiak, Director, Transatlantic Center, Brussels, German Marshall Fund of the United States

11:15 a.m. - Session III: Inauguration of the Richard von Weizsäcker Professor

Heiner Gutberlet, Chairman of the Board

Richard von Weizsäcker Professor, Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626 or 202-663-5730

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE ENTERPRISE holds a breakfast discussion on Reducing the Cost of Doing Business in Bangladesh featuring Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, President, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Madison Building, 1155 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-721-9250

WEB ADDRESS: cipe.org

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: COALITION FOR A FAIR AND INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY holds a briefing to discuss "States' Rights" Judicial Nominee Jeffrey Sutton.

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA

Judy Jones of Virginia, whose court victory under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, was erased as a result of Sutton's advocacy.

Wade Henderson, Executive Director, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Ralph G. Neas, President, People For the American Way

David Bookbinder, Senior Attorney, Sierra Club

Louis Bograd, Legal Director, Alliance for Justice

Rev. Carlton W. Veazey, President & CEO, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Jim Ward, President, ADA Watch

Bill Samuel, Legislative Director, AFL-CIO

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Brian Komar, 202-466-3311or Peter Montgomery, 202-467-4999

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The War on Terror and Flight from History: Russian-Chechen Relations with Austin Jersild, Associate Professor, Department of History, Old Dominion University and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute.

DATE: April 28, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a luncheon program on he U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement: Expanding Trade and Opening Markets in Asia featuring George

Yeo, Singapore's Trade and Industry minister.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Films as Social Documents" with Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of India's most distinguished film directors, and Lalitha Gopalan, an associate professor of film studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and English Department.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Room 535 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS holds a program on Hegemony & the Decline of Empires: Is History Repeating Itself?

WHO: The speakers are:

Niall Ferguson, Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

Walter Russell Mead, Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Mandelbaum, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of American Foreign Policy, The Johns Hopkins University

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Council on Foreign Relations, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC

CONTACT: Marieke Beeuwkes, 212-434-9716

WEB ADDRESS: cfr.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: POLICY INSTITUTE FOR RELIGION AND STATE holds a panel discussion on Prospects for a Pluralist, Modern Democratic Governance in Afghanistan and Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Bruce Robertson, John's Hopkins University

Dr. Michael Hudson, Professor, International Relations and Arab studies, Georgetown University

Dr. Akbar Ahmed, American University (Invited)

Hali Jilani, (Political Analyst, Freelance Journnalist on the phone from Baghdad)

Anthony Shadid (Washington Post correspondent to Iraq)

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 562 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-547-4700

WEB ADDRESS: pifras.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring The President of the Center for Global Development, Nancy Birdsall and The Editor of Foreign Policy Magazine, and Moises Naim, will present and discuss the "Commitment to Development Index."

DATE: April 28, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 3:30 p.m.

EVENT: MARYLAND UNIVERSITY presents the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Ayalon discussion Israel:

Searching For Peace in the New Strategic Environment."

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Stamp Student Union, College Park, M.D.

CONTACT: 301-405-4076

WEB ADDRESS: umd.edu

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY College of Law Office of Alumni Relations and Development will host a discussion with John Cruden and Jack Keeney, candidates for president of the D.C. Bar.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-885-5950


TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features The University of North Carolina Greensboro Jazz Ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in making jazz a major part of their musical training.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds a professional event on "Interviewing Tips from the Experts."

WHO: The speakers are:

Owen C. Einspahr, supervisory special agent with the FBI and an interviewing instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, V.A.

Gebe Martinez of Congressional Quarterly

Lynn Sweet of Chicago Sun Times

DATE: April 28, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Louis Menand discussing and signing copies of

To The Finland Station by Edmund Wilson, with an introduction by Louis Menand. To celebrate the 100th title in the New York Review of Books' reissue series, Menand will discuss Edmund Wilson's contribution to American letters. To the Finland Station is a brilliant survey of political theorists upon whose writings Lenin built in leading the Russian Revolution.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY presents David Malouf, delivering the 2003 Anzac Lecture addressing the theme - 'Anzac Day - what it has meant and means now in terms of the Australian ethos'.

DATE: April 28, 2003

LOCATION: Gaston Hall, 37TH and O Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-687-4328

WEB ADDRESS: Georgetown.edu

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