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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:a.m. - Reports on ongoing activities

--Population and environment project, Barbara Entwisle

--Project on confidentiality and remotely sensed data, Barbara Entwisle

10 a.m. - Seminar on projections of greenhouse gas emissions

Each invited presentation will be brief (15 minutes) and will be followed by discussion.

--Opening statement, Thomas Dietz

--Incorporating uncertainty into emissions projections, Stephen Schneider

--Population projections: IPCC approach and the state of the art, John Bongaarts

--Economic projections: IPCC approach and the state of the art, William Pizer

--Scenario building: IPCC approach and the state of the art, TBD

2 p.m. - Human dimensions in the USGCRP/CCSP

--discussion with James Mahoney, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Director, Climate Change Science Program

3:45 p.m. - Discussion of directions of the USGCRP/CCRI; relation to human dimensions

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Small- and Mid-Sized User Facilities for Materials Research holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

1 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions - Bob Sinclair, Chair

Perspectives from NSF/DMR - Hugh Van Horn

Perspectives from DOE/BES - Patricia Dehmer

Smaller facility perspectives I - Ani Aprahamian

Smaller facility perspectives II - Uli Dahmen

Smaller facility perspectives III - John Soures

3:00 PM Break

NIH/DBEPS smaller facilities - Richard Leapman

University-based smaller facilities - David Smith

Commercial/industry smaller facilities - Charles Evans

From small to large facilities - Arthur Bienenstock

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: 500 5th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE AND BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING hold a conference on Adapting to a New Global Trade Environment. . This forum will continue the dialogue between U.S. Government and business on how to adapt to new challenges in international trade and investment.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:35 a.m. Global Economic Outlook

Kathleen B. Cooper, Under Secretary of Commerce, Economics & Statistics Administration Update on the global

economic outlook, and coordinated action with G-8 and other economies to restore and accelerate global economic growth.

9 a.m. - Global Trade Outlook

Josette S. Shiner, Associate United States Trade Representative: Update on a new round of trade liberalization in the

World Trade Organization, the Free Trade Agreements being negotiated with several countries (Australia, Central America,

Morocco, and Southern Africa Customs Union), and prospects for further trade liberalization.

9:20 a.m. - Enhancing Trade and Development

Thelma Askey, Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Discussion and update on U.S. initiatives to support the

development of modern infrastructure and to create an enabling environment for trade, investment, and sustainable

economic development.

9:35 a.m. - Analyzing and Managing Market and Political Risk

Peter Watson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

10:00 a.m. Shaun Donnelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Gene

Delaney, Executive Vice President and President, Global Relations and Resources Organization, Motorola Inc:

Presentations and discussion on the current political and market risks associated with conducting international business;

steps U.S. businesses can take to mitigate these risks; and the products and services available to business from the U.S.

Government and private sector to manage these risks effectively in the international marketplace.

10.45 a.m. - Promoting Regional Trade and U.S. Market Access

Global Market Access and Compliance Outlook: Moderated by Timothy J. Hauser, Deputy Under Secretary, International

Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Aviation Industry Response to Global Market Changes: Toby Bright, Executive Vice President, Sales, Boeing

Commercial Airplanes

Examine the trade environment facing U.S. companies in:

Europe: Charles A. Ford, Minister Counselor, U.S. Mission to the European Union

Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada: Walter Bastian, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere

Asia – Pacific: Ralph F. Ives, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia – Pacific and APEC Affairs

Africa and the Middle East: Molly K. Williamson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia

12:20 p.m. - Promoting and Protecting U.S. Exports

Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Virginia, 10th District: Administration and Congressional views on how the U.S. Government is

promoting and protecting U.S. exports

2 p.m. - Security Issues in International Trade

Moderated by William A. Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council

Featuring: Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security; Kenneth Juster, Under

Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security; Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary for

Border and Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security (invited): Discussion on threats facing American

businesses abroad; the impacts new security procedures are having on international trade; safeguards U.S. companies should

employ to protect American citizens, facilities, and networks overseas; and steps companies can take to ensure uninterrupted flows of goods and services to customers and from suppliers.

Tools of International Trade

Moderated by Maria Cino, Assistant Secretary & Director General, U.S. Commercial Service: Session will showcase new

products and essential tools for the successful U.S. exporter.

3:05 p.m.- Financing Global Deals and Projects

Philip Merrill, Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States

3:20 p.m. - Preparing Small Business for International Trade

Melanie R. Sabelhaus, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

3: 35 p.m. - Essential Tools for Export Success

Selina Jackson, International Public Affairs, UPS

Bruce Blakeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Domestic Operations

Daniel Bloom, Director, Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency - Reston Hotel, Reston Town Center, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, V.A.

CONTACT: 202- 775- 3496

WEB ADDRESS: usatrade.gov/website/website.nsf/WebBySubj/Main_BCIUConference

TIME: All Day


AGENDA: Highlight:

Wireless Innovations Technology Showcase

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: U.S. Department of Commerce Lobby and Auditorium at 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W. (entrance on 14th Street). Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Bill Lane, 202-418-0767

WEB ADDRESS: fcc.gov

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION holds a news conference launching the National Click It or Ticket Mobilization. Nearly $25 million in national and state television and radio advertising kicks off on Monday, May 12th to alert the nation to a massive crackdown on people who don't buckle up and don't buckle up kids beginning on May 19th.

WHO: The speakers are:

Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., United States Surgeon General

Jeffrey Runge, M.D., Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

General William L. Nyland, Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Joseph Samuels, President, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Chief, Richmond (CA) Police Department

Chuck Hurley, Vice President, National Safety Council and Executive Director, Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign

Wendy Hamilton, National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Caloub Huttash, Idaho teen involved in traffic crash.

DATE: May 12, 2003

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

CONTACT: John Chambers at 202.338.8700

WEB ADDRESS: dot.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE hold a five-day, full-scale exercise to measure and analyze a response to a terrorist attack. Federal departments and agencies and the American Red Cross will take part in the TOPOFF 2 exercise, as simulated terrorist events in Washington State and Illinois create a need for national- and international-level involvement.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Noon-1 p.m. Media Briefing-TOPOFF 2 Media Center/Master Control Center

1-2 p.m. MCC Tour-TOPOFF 2 Master Control Center

4-5 p.m. District of Columbia EOC Tour and Press Briefing with Mayor Williams

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: TOPOFF 2 Master Control Center, Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, Jameson Room-2nd floor

2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, V.A.

CONTACT: 1 (866) 373-0117

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2002-2003 NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE SERIES presents "Can Neuroimaging Validate Cognitive Models of Working Memory?"with Dr. Julie Fiez, University of Pittsburgh.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Clinical Center, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 410-496-3501

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: FOREIGN PRESS CENTER holds a briefing with Kim Holmes, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs discussing "Lifting UN Sanctions on Iraq: Helping the Iraqi People Build Their Future."

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Foreign Press Center, National Press Building, Room, 898, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-724-1640

WEB ADDRESS: fpc.gov

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

EVENT: CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON CHINA holds a roundtable discussion on "Dangerous Secret: SARS and China's Health Care System."

WHO: The speakers are:

Gail Henderson, Ph.D., Professor of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Yanzhong Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University

Bates Gill, Ph.D, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Room 2255 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-226-3766

WEB ADDRESS: cecc.gov

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 2002-2003 BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES holds a symposium on Studying Religion and Health: Findings and Issues.

AGENDA: Highlights:

Religion and Health in Late Life: Challenges and New Directions

Evidence, Anecdote, and Advocacy in the Study of Religion and Health

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Conference Room C, Neuroscience Building, 6001 Executive Boulevard Rockville, M.D.

CONTACT: 410-550-1538

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents Steve Forbes discussing Savvy financial analysis, in the Forbes family style.

DATE: May 12, 2003

LOCATION: Hirshorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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