Washington Agenda-Genereal

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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: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Session One

Science and Education Cooperation

Greg Guroff, President, Foundation for International Arts and Education

Edward Lozansky, President, American University in Moscow

Norman Neureiter, Science Advisor to Secretary of State

Colin Powell

10:30 a.m. - Session Two

Is A U.S. - Russian Political & Military Alliance Possible?

Bruce Blair, President, Center for Defense Information

Nikolai Zlobin - Editor-in-Chief, Washington Profile

John Bolton - Undersecretary for Arms Control, U.S.

Department of State

Arkady Murashev - Robert Krieble Institute of Freedom and


Celeste Wallander - Director, Russia and Eurasia Program,

Center for Strategic and International Studies

12:30 p.m. - Keynote Address By U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon

"A Congressional Perspective on U.S. - Russia Relations"

2 p.m. - Talk

Paul M. Weyrich, Chairman & CEO, Free Congress Foundation

"Missed Strategic Opportunities: The U.S. - Russian Relationship"

2:30 p.m. - Session Three

Coalition in the War on Terrorism.

Islamic Fundamentalism as a Factor in International Terrorism.

William S. Lind, Director, Center for Cultural Conservatism

Free Congress Foundation

Jim Jatras - Partner, Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti LLP

Former Foreign Policy Analyst, Senate Republican Policy Committee

DATE: April 29, 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:

12:30 p.m. - Why Christians Support Israel

Ralph Reed, President, Century Strategies, Co-Chairman, Stand for Israel

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: Myrna Shinbaum, 212-885-7747

WEB ADDRESS: adl.org

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlights:

David A. Svanda, NARUC President & Commissioner, Michigan PSC

Hilda Gay Legg, Administrator - Rural Utilities Service

Walter McCormick, President & CEO - USTA

The luncheon speaker

Nancy Victory, Asst Sec. of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

FCC Commissioner Roundtable

Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Commissioner Michael J. Copps

Commissioner Kevin J. Martin

Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein

DATE: April 29, 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: WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION holds a program on "Oh Canada! The State of U.S.-Canada Relations."

AGENDA: Now, more than ever, issues regarding border security are at the forefront of every aspect of governance, especially trade. Some feel that if the border works as it should, then the flow of US-Canadian trade activity will be safeguarded, with security and the economic well being of both countries are inextricably linked. Others feel that the pressure to tighten security will negatively affect the ability of goods and services to traverse frontiers. How have increased border regulations affected trade?

WHO: The speakers are:

Jay Ahern, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Bill Crosbie, Minister-Counsellor (Economic & Trade Policy), Embassy of Canada

Yancy Molnar, Government Relations Senior Specialist, DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Paul Frazer, Partner at Murphy Frazer & Selfridge, and former Canadian Diplomat.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-312-1600

WEB ADDRESS: wita.org

TIME: 8 a.m.

EVENT: WORKFORCE ORGANIZATIONS FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION holds its Second Annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast featuring Robert Peck, president, Greater Washington Board of Trade.

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: Summer Spencer, 202-857-5991

WEB ADDRESS: woronline.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS host a breakfast briefing entitled: "How to Protect Medicare for Future Generations."

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Nancy Johnson, R-CT, Chairwoman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee (invited)

Tom Scully, Administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Jeff Lemieux, Director of Economic Studies at the Progressive Policy Institute

John C. Goodman, President of the NCPA

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Sean Tuffnell, 800-859-1154

WEB ADDRESS: ncpa.org

TIME: 9 a.m.


WHO: The speakers are:

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., Former Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

Georges Benjamin, M.D., Executive Director, American Public Health Association

Robert Guillaume, Actor & Author

Alonzo Mourning, NBA Basketball Player

Gail Warden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Joseph Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Scientist, Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School

Alwyn Cohall, M.D., Principal Investigator and Director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center, and Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health and Pediatrics at the Mailman School of Public Health and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: Paul DelPonte, 202-872-4860 x238

TIME: 9 a.m.

EVENT: ARMS CONTROL ASSOCIATION holds a news conference on "New

Nuclear Weapons vs. Nonproliferation: The Choice Before Congress."

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass.

Dr. Sidney Drell, Stanford University

Dr. Matthew McKinzie, Natural Resources Defense Council

Daryl Kimball, Arms Control Association

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Hall of States, 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Wade Boese, 202-463-8270 ext.104

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled The Role of the U.S.-Japan Alliance in East Asia's Strategic Environment.

WHO: The speakers are:

Fukushiro Nukaga, H.R.-LDP

Takashi Nishioka, President, Mitsubishi Corp

Noboru Hoshuyama, Former Director-General, Defense Facilities Administration Agency

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS holds a program on pain management

AGENDA: The heightened awareness among the public of the use and misuse of prescription pain medications has led to an explosion of discussions, misconceptions, questions and concerns about the medical, legal and ethical boundaries of pain management.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 301-652-1558

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Task Force on Corporate Responsibility holds a news conference releasing a report urging changes in corporate governance policies. The report stresses constructive skepticism and active independent oversight of company executives, coupled with sharper duties for corporate lawyers to act in the best interests of the corporation when faced with illegal conduct by company officers.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-662-1090

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE BROOKINGS JOINT CENTER holds a program entitled "Innovations in Climate Change Policy."

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert W. Hahn, Joint Center

James Connaughton, Council on Environmental Quality

Scott Barrett, Johns Hopkins University

Richard B. Stewart, New York University

Jonathan B. Wiener, Duke University

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 11a.m.

EVENT: HOUSE DEMOCRATIC Whip Steny Hoyer, D-MD, holds his regular pen and pad briefing.

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: Laura Nichols, 202-225-0100

WEB ADDRESS: house.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: INTERNATIONAL ANTIPROHIBITIONIST LEAGUE holds a news conference to discuss amending the three UN treaties that impose drug prohibition on the world.

WHO: The speakers are:

Arnold Trebach, President IAL (U.S.)

Senator Pierre Claude Nolin (Canada)

Marco Cappato, Member, European Parliament (Italy)

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: Adam Eidinger, 202-232-8997, Ryan Fletcher, 202-232-1724, Zoe Mitchell, 202-986-6186

WEB ADDRESS: antiprohibitionist.org or trebach.com

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JUDICIAL WATCH holds a news conference to ask for tough and effective worldwide sanctions against Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.


WEB ADDRESS: judicialwatch.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: MARSHALL INSTITUTE Washington Roundtable on Science and Public Policy holds a program entitled Security in Society Protecting an Increasingly Connected World featuring Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD Director for the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: The Army & Navy Club, 901 17th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-296-9655

WEB ADDRESS: marshall.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER KENNEN INSTITUE FOR ADVANCED RUSSIAN STUDIES holds a program on The Future of the Parti Québécois and the Sovereignty Movement in Quebec - A Roundtable Discussion with Daniel Turp.

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Rosemary Reed Miller, owner of a Dupont Circle boutique, Toast & Strawberries, historian and author of Threads of Time, The Fabric of History, will present a stunning show profiling African-American fashion designers.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-232-7363

WEB ADDRESS: democraticwomen.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Governor Tom Ridge, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds a lecture entitled "Risks and Rights: The Causes, Consequences and Challenges of

Development-Induced Displacement" with W. Courtland Robinson, a research associates at the Center for International Emergency, Disaster and Refugee Studies at the Johns

Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-663-5626

WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ON PALESTINE holds a luncheon briefing on The Future of Syrian American Relations featuring Dr. Rostom Al-Zoubi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-338-1290

WEB ADDRESS: palestinecenter.org

TIME: 1:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Statesmen's Forum presents Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher will outline his views on the future of Iraq, the Middle East peace process, and internal reform in the Arab world.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: THE IRAQ FOUNDATION holds a program to discuss the plan for an ecological restoration project unrivaled in scale or scope anywhere in the world - the restoration of southern Iraq's once-vast Mesopotamian Marshlands. The marshlands were drained by the regime of Saddam Hussein to punish rebels following their 1991 uprising. Today, the marshlands are largely barren wastelands

AGENDA: Highlight:

WHO: The speakers are:

Dr. Edward Maltby, Director, Institute for Environmental Restoration, Royal Holloway University of London

Dr. Curtis Richardson, Director, Duke University Center for Wetlands

Dr. Azzam Alwash, Senior Project Advisor, Eden Again, The Iraq Foundation

Dr. Suzie Alwash, Project Director, Eden Again, The Iraq Foundation

Dr. Michelle Stevens, Project Manager, Eden Again, The Iraq Foundation

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-347-4662,

WEB ADDRESS: iraqfoundation.org

TIME: 3:45 p.m.


WHO; The speakers are:

Henri Barkey, Lehigh University, on Turkey

Greg Fealy, Johns Hopkins SAIS, on Indonesia

Husain Haqqani, Carnegie Endowment, on Pakistan

Martha Olcott, Carnegie Endowment, on Uzbekistan

Jean-Francois Seznec, Georgetown University, on Saudi Arabia

Daniel Brumberg, Carnegie Endowment

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-483-7600

WEB ADDRESS: ceip.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION AND FRIEDRICH NAUMANN STIFTUNG hold a discussion on the Future of Transatlantic Relations entitled Why A Neo-Conservative Global Campaign Is A Tough Sell In Germany: An Appeal To America's Hamiltonians And Jeffersonian with

Wolfgang Gerhardt, Chairman, Parliamentary Group, Free Democratic Party, Federal Republic of Germany.

DATE: April 29, 2003

LOCATION: Willard, Franklin Pearce Room, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features Mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollingshead and lutenist Howard Bass presenting "Of Love and Springtime: Music of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries."

DATE: April 29, 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 and THE NEWSEUM, MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS present a program on Venezuela in Crisis: The Media's Role. An attempted coup failed to depose Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2002. A national strike aimed at forcing him out of office drastically reduced Venezuela's oil output. The strike cost the country, a major supplier of oil to the United States, billions of dollars.

How did media coverage of the strike impact the political climate?

WHO: The speakers are:

Peter Romero, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs

Michael Shifter of the Inter-American Dialogue

Teresa Frontado of El Nacional Newspapers and Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

DATE: April 29, 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 Joseph Stiglitz discussing and signing copies Globalization And Its Discontents. Both as an academic and as a policy-making insider, Stiglitz is in an excellent position to observe the shortcomings of the world financial institutions in the modern age.

DATE: April 29, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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