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    Washington Agenda-General

    11/14/2002
    on 3/5/03.

    UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
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    EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2003
    TIME: All Day
    EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE holds a conference to discuss Modernizing Medicare for the Next Generation.
    AGENDA: Highlights:
    8:30 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks
    Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    8:30 a.m. - The Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare: Lessons Learned and Next Steps
    Sen. John Breaux (D-LA), Former Co-chair, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
    Rep. Nancy L. Johnson (R-CT), Chairwoman, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
    Robert Kerrey, Former Senator (D-NE), Former Member, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, and President, New School University
    Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    9:30 a.m. - Medicare Outlook
    Dan L. Crippen, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office
    David Wessel, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
    10 a.m. - Networking Break
    10:15 a.m.- The Medicare Crisis: Implications for Business
    Andy B. Bressler, Managing Director, Bank of America
    Nancy-Ann DeParle, Senior Advisor, JP Morgan Partners, LLC
    Rita Metras, Director, Benefits, Eastman Kodak
    Kate Sullivan, Director, Health Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    11:15 a.m. - Building a Medicare System that Works Today and Meets the Needs of Tomorrow
    Craig L. Fuller, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    Thomas R. Saving, Director, Private Enterprise Research Center, Texas A&M University, Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis and Public Trustee, Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds
    Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, American Association of Health Plan
    Nancy E. Taylor, Co-chair, National Health Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    12:30 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote Address
    Doug Badger, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
    Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-463-5682
    WEB ADDRESS: uschamber.com
    TIME: All Day
    EVENT: NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES holds its "Leader to Leader" meeting.
    AGENDA: Highlights:
    Breakfast Plenary Session with Congressional Leaders
    Rep. Dennis Hastert Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee
    10 a.m. - State-Federal Issue Summit: Special Education
    Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska (confirmed)
    12 noon - Leaders Plenary Luncheon: Economic Stimulus
    Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine
    Sen. Charles Schumer, New York
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: 202-624-5400
    WEB ADDRESS: ncsl.org
    TIME: All Day
    EVENT: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL holds its Economic Development Summit, "An Agenda for Change."
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: 202-223-7800
    TIME: All Day
    EVENT: POPULATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE holds its third annual China Human Rights conference.
    AGENDA: Highlight:
    1:15 p.m. - News conference on An American Held Hostage in China, and the Persecution of Chinese Families of Americans: Falun Gong"
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: Concerned Women for America, 1015 15th Street N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: 540-622-5240 ext 209
    WEB ADDRESS: pop.org
    TIME: 8:45 a.m.
    EVENT: AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE holds a program on Russian Oil and U.S. Energy Security. Over the past four years, Russian oil production has grown by 25 percent. In February of 2002, Russia surpassed Saudi Arabia to become the world's top oil producer-pumping 7 million barrels per day against the Saudis' 6.9 million.
    WHO: The speakers are:
    Leon Aron, AEI
    Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution
    James Richard, Firebird Management
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 1150 17th Street NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-862-5933
    WEB ADDRESS: aei.org
    TIME: 9:30 a.m.
    EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY presents a Congressional briefing on "Improving Identification: Enhancing Security, Guarding Privacy."
    WHO: The speakers are:
    Rob Atkinson, vice president, Progressive Policy Institute
    Eileen Doherty, committee director, National Council of State Legislatures
    Tom Wolfson, senior vice president for government affairs and communications, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
    Mike Swetnam, CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
    Richard Norton, executive director, International Biometric Industry Association
    Mark Kirkorian, executive director, Center for Immigration Studies
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 188 Russell Office Building, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-994-3087
    WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org
    TIME: 9:30 a.m.
    EVENT: CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE LAW holds a program to discuss troop readiness for Bio-Chem Attacks.
    WHO: The speakers are:
    Rep. John Conyers, D-MI
    Consumer Activist, Ralph Nader
    Stephen Robinson, National Gulf War resource Center
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: Jason Kafoury, 202-387-8030 or 202-232-9887
    TIME: 10 a.m.
    EVENT: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION holds "Iraq Series" briefing on Iraq: Debating War, Preparing for Reconstruction.
    WHO: The speakers are:
    James B. Steinberg, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings
    Bathsheba N. Crocker, Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow,
    International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Philip H. Gordon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director, Center on the
    United States and France, Brookings
    Martin S. Indyk, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director, Saban Center for
    Middle East Policy, Brookings
    Michael E. O'hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings
    Kenneth M. Pollack, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and Director of Research, Saban
    Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-797-6105
    WEB ADDRESS: brookings.edu
    TIME: 11 a.m.
    EVENT: NATURAL TRAILS AND WATERS COALITION, REP. RUSH HOLT, D-NJ, REP. CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, R-CT, REP. NICK RAHALL, D-WV, SEN. HARRY REID, D-NV, SEN. LINCOLN CHAFEE, R-RI, hold the Protect Yellowstone news conference
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: U.S. Capitol, Room HC-9, Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: Kristen Brengel, 202-429-2694
    TIME: 11:30 a.m.
    EVENT: SENATORS DIANNE FEINSTEIN, D-CA, JUDD GREGG, R-NH, JON CORZINE, D-NJ, PATRICK LEAHY, D-VT AND VISA CEO CARL PASCARELLA hold a news conference to unveil new Visa regulations prohibiting the display of all but the last four digits of credit card numbers on consumer receipts-- effectively setting a new industry standard for the protection of credit card information.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 410 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: Howard Gantman, Sen. Feinstein, 202-224-9629
    WEB ADDRESS: sen.gov
    TIME: 11:30 a.m.
    EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Center for Transatlantic Relations at holds a program on "The Czech Republic's View on Current Transatlantic Challenges," with Cyril Svoboda, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, Dc
    CONTACT: 202-663-5626
    WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org
    TIME: 12 noon
    EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program featuring Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: Chinatown Garden, 618 H St., NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 703-739-9404
    WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org
    TIME: 12:30 p.m.
    EVENT: WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB presents Kurt Schmoke, Mayor of Baltimore from 1987 to 1999, now Dean of the Howard University School of Law on the first day of January 2003.
    DATE: March 6, 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 Dr. Elias Zerhouni director National Institutes of Health discussing Is This The Biomedical Century? Challenges for a New Age."
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-662-7500
    WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org
    TIME: 1 p.m.
    EVENT: CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE, NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION, CITIZENS FOR A SOUND ECONOMY, AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM, CLUB FOR GROWTH, AND 60 PLUS AND REP. JEFF FLAKE, R-AZ, hold a news conference to discuss the introduction of legislation that will transfer the money that Congress appropriated on pork projects in the recent omnibus appropriations bill to a reserve fund for defense and homeland security.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: Matthew Specht, 202-225-2635
    TIME: 1 p.m.
    EVENT: FOOD & AGRICULTURE POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE holds a news conference on agricultural outlook
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: Vicki Trower, 573-882-9710
    WEB ADDRESS: fapri.Missouri.edu
    TIME: 2 p.m.
    EVENT: INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH FREEDOM holds a panel discussion about the Federal Medical Privacy Rule, which takes effect on April 14, 2003
    WHO: The speakers are:
    Sue Blevins, Institute for Health Freedom
    Kent Snyder, The Liberty Committee
    Barbara Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center
    Robin Kaigh, Esquire
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-429-6610
    WEB ADDRESS: forhealthfreedom.org
    TIME: 5 p.m.
    EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB presents The 2003 William E. Colby Military Writers Symposium entitled Journalists At War featuring a panel discussion with Rick Atkinson, Joseph Galloway and Sean Naylor moderated by Lewis Sorley.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-662-7500
    WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org
    TIME: 5:30 p.m.
    EVENT: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PAUL H. NITZE SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES holds the annual Rostov Lecture on International Affairs with Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and best-selling author.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-663-5626
    WEB ADDRESS: sais-jhu.org
    TIME: 6 p.m.
    EVENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY presents Miguel Rodriguez, The George Washington University J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs and former president of Costa Rica (1998-2002) will deliver his annual Shapiro Lecture on the advantages of an academic perspective for a world leader
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-994-3087
    WEB ADDRESS: gwnewscenter.org
    TIME: 6 p.m.
    EVENT: KENNEDY CENTER MILLENIUM STAGE presents The US Naval Academy Band Brass Ensemble blending tradition and change into a wide variety of styles thanks to the unmatched versatility of its members.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-416-8000
    WEB ADDRESS: kennedy-center.org
    TIME: 7 p.m.
    EVENT: POLITICS & PROSE BOOKSTORE presents Eric Alterman discussing and signing copies of What Liberal Media: The Truth About Bias and the News. Alterman presents an overview of the powerful and moneyed institutions whose interests effectively shape reporting and opinion in a decidedly conservative and even reactionary direction.
    DATE: March 6, 2003
    LOCATION: 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
    CONTACT: 202-364-1919
    WEB ADDRESS: politics-prose.com