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Washington Agenda-General

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

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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