Washington Agenda-General

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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.

AGENDA: Highlights:

10 a.m. - "Terrorist Financing Concerns: Following the Flow of Funds Overseas"

DATE: May 9, 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: CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA holds 26th annual National Food Policy Conference.

AGENDA: Highlights:

11 a.m. - Transgenic Animals

Does 'Choice' Belong in Scholl Lunchrooms?

Designer Diets

2:15 p.m. - Food, Health Claims & the 1st Amendment

Terrorism on the Farm

5:30 p.m. – The 21st Annual Golden Carrot Awards Dinner

DATE: May 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: Jack Gillis, 202-737-0766

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents Randal Quarles, assistant secretary of the treasury for international affairs, will discuss U.S. economic policy toward South America.

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS: csis.org

TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION holds a public policy breakfast briefing on the FCC'S Media Consolidation Plan Media Monopoly? Should The FCC Permit The Consolidation Of Media Ownership?

WHO: The speakers are:

Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-SD)

Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO)

Michael Copps, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly

Jim Goodmon, CEO/President, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.

Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America

Jenny Toomey, Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition

Edwin Baker, Nicholas F. Gallichio Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Jud Mathews, 202-986-4901

WEB ADDRESS: newamerica.net

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on "Time Bombs in the Federal Budget."

AGENDA: Highlights:

Introduction: Eric M. Engen, AEI

9:30 a.m., Panel I: Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures for New Budget Priorities

Presenter: Jagadeesh J. Gokhale, AEI

Discussant: Richard Jackson, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderator: Kevin A. Hassett, AEI

10:20 a.m. - Panel II: For Whom the Bill Tolls:

Distributing the Costs of Maintaining Social Security Solvency

Presenter: John Sabelhaus, Congressional Budget Office

Discussant: Maya MacGuineas, New America Foundation

Moderator: Eric M. Engen, AEI

11:10 a.m. - Panel III: Adding Fuel to the Fiscal Fire?

Panelists: Jeff Lemieux, Progressive Policy Institute

Michael O'Grady, Joint Economic Committee

Eugene Steuerle, Urban Institute

Moderator: Joseph Antos, AEI

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: WOODROW WILSON CENTER holds a program on The Kingdom of Denmark: Transatlantic Relations, Iraq, and the Middle East with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark.

DATE: May 9, 2003

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

Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-287-3400

WEB ADDRESS: wwics.edu

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY COALITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY STUDY INSTITUTE hold a Congressional briefing in which senior Congressional staffers will discuss key renewable energy and energy efficiency provisions before the Congress.

WHO: The speakers are:

Deborah Estes, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Mary Katherine Ishee, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Sean Cunningham, House Energy and Commerce Committee

Jeffrey Duncan, Office of Representative Ed Markey (D-MA)

Alexandra Teitz, House Government Reform Committee

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-662-1886

WEB ADDRESS:eesi.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: PROGRESS & FREEDOM FOUNDATION holds a Congressional Briefing: "Regulation of Air Travel Distribution: Still Needed in the Internet Age?"

WHO: The speakers are:

Gary Doernhoefer, VP, general counsel and secretary, Orbitz

Steven Salop, Professor, Georgetown University Law School

Stephen P. Sawyer, assistant general counsel, United Airlines, Inc.

William F. Adkinson, Jr., senior policy counsel, The Progress & Freedom


(Moderator) Thomas M. Lenard, senior fellow and VP for research, Progress & Freedom Foundation

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: 1539 Longworth House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-289-8928

WEB ADDRESS: pff.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: WORLDWATCH INSTITUTE holds a news conference to discuss Natural Disasters: Trends and Strategies. The world is being confronted with a drastic increase in the scope and frequency of natural disasters. On top of the human toll, which is heaviest in developing countries, rising costs could stress insurers and banks to the point of insolvency.

WHO: The speakers are:

Angelika Wirtz, Chief Data Analyst, Munich Reinsurance Company, Geo Risks Research Department

Janet Sawin, Research Associate, Worldwatch

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Susan Finkelpearl, 202-452-1992 x517

WEB ADDRESS: worldwatch.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on The Politics of Medicare Reform" featuring scholar Joseph Antos discussing where Congress currently stands on the issues of prescription drugs and Medicare reform, from both a policy and political standpoint.

DATE: May 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-862-5933

WEB ADDRESS: aei.org

TIME: 1:15 p.m.

EVENT: FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS holds a rally to launch a global campaign to "Bring Jiang to Justice. "

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: In front of Chinese Embassy, 2300 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC

CONTACT: Tao Wang, 202-422-8133

WEB ADDRESS: faluninfo.net

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL AND THE CIVIL WAR PRESERVATION TRUST will host a news conference to announce the rescue of historic Payne Farm Battlefield in Orange County, Virginia.

WHO: The speakers are:

USDA Assistant Secretary Lou Gallegos

historian Robert E. L. Krick

PEC President Christopher Miller

CWPT President Jim Lighthizer

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: Payne's Farm Battlefield (see directions listed above),

CONTACT: Jim Campi, 202-367-1861 ext. 205 or Cathy Link, 434-977-4692

WEB ADDRESS: cwpt.org

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring The President of the Republic of El Salvador, Francisco Guillermo Flores Perez, discussing "Central America on the Road to a Free Trade Agreement."

DATE: May 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE features The 2003 IAJE/BET Jazz- Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars, 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 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-416-8000

WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL ZOO hosts its annual Guppy Gala. Geared for children and families, the benefit features live performers, many family-oriented activities, educational and informational booths, and a variety of foods. Children can enjoy strolling musicians, jugglers, dancers, and costumed characters. Favorite activities include a mock construction site, rock-climbing wall, moonbounces, and mazes.

DATE: May 9, 2003

LOCATION: 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-673-4925

WEB ADDRESS: nationalzoo.si.edu.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION, INC holds its 6th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Celebration themed Celebrate the Diversity of Our Democracy.

WHO: The 2003 honorees are:

Dr. Juan Andrade, president, US Hispanic Leadership Institute

Marleine Bastien, executive director, Haitian Women of American & Haitian, American Grassroots Coalition

Clayola Brown, international vice president, UNITE!

Felicia Davis, executive director, Benjamin E. Mays Educational Resource Center Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, president & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises

the Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded posthumously to Sidney Brooks, American Postal Workers Union, and NCBCP Board Member.

DATE: May 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-659-4929

WEB ADDRESS: bigvote.org.

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Yann Martel discussing and signing copies of Life Of Pi. Martell's Booker Prize-winning fable of survival and adventure tells the story of Pi Patel and his seven months on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Pi uses his knowledge of animals (he's the son of a zookeeper), his faiths (Hindu, Christian, and Islam), and powers of narrative to stay alive.

DATE: May 9, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-364-1919

WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com

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