Washington Agenda-General

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA holds 26th annual National Food Policy Conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. - Obesity: Will Courtrooms Become the New Obesity

Battleground; public interest lawyer John F. Banzhaf wants to hold

restaurants accountable for obesity and National Restaurant Association

President Steve Anderson says "No-way!"

10:10 a.m.- Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services.

10:35 a.m. - Mark B. McClellan, Commissioner, Federal Drug Administration

1 p.m. - Christine Todd Whitman, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

2:15 p.m. - Obesity: Perspectives on Causes and Solutions

Michael F. Jacobson, of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and

dietitian Susan Finn, chair of the industry-sponsored American Council

for Fitness and Nutrition, weigh in the causes, and solutions for obesity

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Jack Gillis, 202-737-0766

TIME: All Day

EVENT: THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION, INC holds a Symposium Looks Behind Census Numbers and Their Implications for Black and Latino Electoral Participation and Collaboration.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-FL

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

I. Black America's New Diversity: Closing the Cultural Divide within Black Communities


-- Marleine Bastien, Executive Director, Haitian Women of America and Haitian American Grassroots Coalition

-- Roderick Harrison, Ph.D., Director, DataBank, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

-- John Logan, Ph.D., Director, Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research, SUNY Albany

-- William E. Spriggs, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Urban League Institute for Opportunity and Equality


-- Clayola Brown, Vice President and Civil Rights Director, UNITE!

-- René Redwood, Board Member, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

-- Hilary O. Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau

-- Dorothy L. Townsend, Director of Education and Training, Transport Workers Union Local 291 (Miami, FL)

Moderator, Faye M. Anderson, Anderson@Large

II. Beyond Black and White: An Open Dialogue with Black and Latino Leaders


-- Patricia Ford, International Vice President, Service Employees International Union

-- Marcelo Gaete, Senior Director of Programs, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund

-- Antonio González, President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project

-- William Lucy, President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

-- Ronald Walters, Ph.D., Director, African American Leadership Institute and Scholar Practitioner Program, University of Maryland


-- Melanie L. Campbell, Executive Director & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

-- Susana Gomez, Member, Census Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population

-- Andrew "Andy" Hernandez, Resident Scholar and Executive Director, 21st Century Leadership Center, St. Mary's University

-- A. Shuanise Washington, Vice President, Government Affairs Policy & Outreach, Altria Corporate Services, Inc. (Invited)

Moderator, Juan Andrade, Jr., Ph.D., President, U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute; Chicago Sun-Times Columnist

DATE: May 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-659-4929

WEB ADDRESS: bigvote.org.

TIME: All Day

EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS holds a conference on "Free Trade Agreements and US Trade Policy." The conference will address US initiatives to enter into free trade negotiations with a broad range of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9 a.m. Panel III: New Initiatives in Latin America?

Papers: "Central America and the United States"

Jose Manuel Salazar, Organization of American States

Jaime Granados, Inter-American Development Bank

"The United States and Brazil: FTA or FTAA?"

Albert Fishlow, Columbia University

John M. Weekes, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and Chief Negotiator for NAFTA

Luis Lauredo, former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States and U.S. Coordinator for the III Summit of the Americas

11 a.m. -Panel IV: New Initiatives in Africa and the Middle East?

Papers: "Egypt, Morocco, and the United States"

Robert Z. Lawrence, Harvard University and Institute for International Economics

Ahmed Galal, The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies "Southern Africa and the United States"

John Whalley, University of Western Ontario

J. Clark Leith, University of Western Ontario

J. Michael Finger, American Enterprise Institute

1 p.m. -Luncheon Address

Robert B. Zoellick, United States Trade Representative

"US Policy Toward Free Trade Agreements"

3 p.m. - Panel V: Conclusions

C. Fred Bergsten, Institute for International Economics

Renato Ruggiero, former Director General, World Trade Organization

Guy DeJonquieres, Financial Times

Carla A. Hills, former United States Trade Representative

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW * Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-454-1361

WEB ADDRESS: iie.com

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Section of Taxation 2003 May Meeting. More than 2,000 tax lawyers from around the country will gather to debate and discuss the latest developments in the tax world - including the proposed exclusion of dividends from taxation, problems encountered under new tax shelter disclosure regulations and the terrorist financing concerns of tax-exempt organizations.

WHO: The speakers are:

Robert E. Wenzel, Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service;

B. John Williams, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service;

Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS

DATE: May 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: Maureen Collins at 202/662-8648.

WEB ADDRESS: abanet.org

TIME: All Day

EVENT: AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION Section of Int'l Law and Practice Spring Meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Panel I: Discussion on the nuts and bolts of international business transactions. The first panel discussion will focus on issues involving international letters of credit, including issues of interpretation and enforceability, determining applicable law, the ICC Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits and related national and international law and treaties.

Panel II: The second panel will focus on issues involved in the determination and application of trade remedies for U.S. manufacturers of goods harmed by imports, included discussions of the use in the United States of actions brought under U.S. trade laws and the influence of the WTO and NAFTA.

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.

CONTACT: Maureen Collins at 202/662-8648.

WEB ADDRESS: abanet.org/intlaw

TIME: 7:30 a.m.

EVENT: NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY COUCIL holds Meet the Capital Players featuring Dr. Renato (Renny) A. DiPentima, SVP & President of SRA Consulting & Systems Integration; Philip P. Trahanas, Principal, General Atlantic Partners.

DATE: May 8, 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: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents George Quiroga, former president of Bolivia, discussing the state of democracy in South America.

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: RAND will host a media briefing to discuss the history and lessons of post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction -- from Germany to Iraq.

WHO: The speakers are:

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, RAND Board of Trustees member, former co-chair of the Dayton Peace Talks and UN High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

James Dobbins, director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center and former U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti and Somalia

Andrew Rathmell, research leader, RAND Europe, Middle East politics and security specialist.

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1200 S. Hayes St., Room 4204, Arlington, Virginia

CONTACT: Paige Parham, 703-413-1100, ext. 5156,

WEB ADDRESS: rand.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN will present the 2003 Mass Media Awards to local journalists for achieving excellence in writing, producing, editing, publishing, or photography or for addressing noteworthy issues in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

WHO: The 2003 Award Winners:

Judith Viorst, poet and author, "What Do We Tell The Children?" printed in the Sept. 11, 2002 The Washington Post

Victor Shiblie, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Washington Diplomat, monthly newspaper for and about the international community

Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr., publisher, The Washington Post 125th Anniversary section,

June 5, 2002

Joel Achenbach author, and Regis Lefebure, photographer, "Potomac Dreaming," historical feature on the Potomac River, Washington Post Magazine, May 5, 2002

Barbara Matuso, contributing editor, "Let Me Entertain You..." feature on Michael Kaiser, the Kennedy Center's President, The Washingtonian, January 2002

David Furst, Metro Connection, WAMU-FM

Dan DeVany, VP and general manager, WETA-FM, for keeping the broadcast of Live From the Met program in Washington, DC

Bonnie Erbe, host and Cari Stein, executive producer, To The Contrary

Walter J. Gotlieb, producer, writer, and director, Michael Gehman, editor, Naomi Robbins,

narrator, Yael Korman, associate producer, Susan Richman, executive producer, WETA, and

Jerry A. McCoy, chief historical consultant for the documentary Silver Spring: A Story of An American Suburb

Marc Fisher, Potomac Confidential Online

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1111 Sixteenth Street N.W., Board Room – 7th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Ashley Carr, 202-785-7745

WEB ADDRESS: aauw.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STRATEGIC NONPROFIT PLANNING AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (NPCL) will hold a press conference discussing Partnering for "Dead-Broke Dads" benefits Moms, Fragile Families, Communities.

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: NPCL headquarters, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 815, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-822-5699

WEB ADDRESS: npcl.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "Picking Up the Pieces: U.S.-Russian Relations after Iraq."

WHO: The speakers are:

Andrew Kuchins, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jack Matlock, Institute for Advanced Study

Nikolai Zlobin, Washington ProFile News Agency

Leon Aron, AEI

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL holds a news conference for the exhibition "Remembering Sepharad: Jewish Culture in Medieval Spain" An exhibition of important art and artifacts related to centuries of Jewish life and culture in Spain. Several objects have never before been seen outside of Spain.

AGENDA: Sepharad is the name that Jews gave to Spain in medieval times. Over the centuries, the Jewish communities in exile who settled in Spain experienced a significant cultural blossoming, so much so that Spanish Jews, known as Sephardim, became synonymous with culture among all the people of Israel dispersed throughout the world. DATE:

DATE: May 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-537-2189

WEB ADDRESS: cathedral.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: DC, MD AND VA LAW ENFORCEMENT hold a news conference kicking off 2003 Smooth Operator Campaign. Targeting aggressive driving, the Smooth Operator campaign is a multi-jurisdictional effort that couples four one-week law enforcement waves with wide-ranging public awareness efforts.

WHO: The speakers are:

Senator Ida G. Ruben, State of Maryland

Delegate J. Chapman Petersen, Commonwealth of Virginia

Dr. Samir Fakhry, Head of Trauma, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Lt. Pat Burke, Traffic Safety Coordinator, Metropolitan Police Department

Steve Titunik, father of 16-year-old son killed in an aggressive driving crash

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: Emergency Room Entrance, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA

CONTACT: Lydia Jakub, 202-289-200 or 703-967-6426

TIME: 10:30 a.m.


WHO: The speakers are:

Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United Kingdom

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Rep. Sam Farr, D-CA, Commissioner, AUSA CSIS Commission on Post Conflict Reconstruction

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: U.S. SENATORS DIANNE FEINSTEIN, (D-CA, CHUCK SCHUMER, D-NY, LINCOLN CHAFEE, R-RI, AND BARBARA BOXER, D-CA, hold a news conference to announce legislation reauthorizing the federal assault weapons ban and closing a loophole that has allowed millions of large-capacity ammunition clips from being imported into this country.

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Howard Gantman, 202/224-9629

WEB ADDRESS: senate.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: JACOBS INSTITUTE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH holds Excellence in Women's Health Awards Luncheon.

WHO: The award winners are:

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-MD

Wanda K. Jones, DrPH, Director, Office on Women's Health, HHS

Anne F. Foster-Rosales, MD, MPH, FACOG, Assistant Professor, University of California

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-371-1999

WEB ADDRESS: jiwh.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Ian Goldin, Director, Development Policy, World Bank, discussing "Protectionism and Poverty."

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Perils and Possibilities: Petroleum Opportunities in Africa.

WHO: The speakers are:

Rep. Ed Royce, R-CA, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa

Jendayi Frazer, Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

Michael Rodgers, Senior Director, Upstream Group, PFC Energy

Ambassador Pamela E. Bridgewater, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Jim Burkhard Director, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS: heritage.org

TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy."

WHO: The speakers are:

Steven F. Hayward, AEI

Jack M. Hollander, University of California, Berkeley

DATE: May 8, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features The 2003 IAJE/BET Jazz- Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars featuring Ellen Rowe collegiate coordinator and director, includes Nicole Joheanntgen, alto & soprano saxophones; Jennifer Krupa, trombone; Kara Baldus, piano; Ashley Summers, bass; and Beth Goodfellow, drums.

DATE: May 8, 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 Book Rap/Wine Dinner with Mark Bittman featuring his new books, How to Cook Everything: The Basics and The Minimalist Entertains.

DATE: May 8, 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 Bill Mckibben discussing and signing copies of Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age. Everyone should read this important new book on technology and policy. What we can now accomplish with technology is startling; the lack of public policy is even more startling, even frightening. McKibben's compelling book will cause readers to question whether and how we can regulate technological advance.

DATE: May 8, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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