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12:30 p.m. NATIONAL PARKS-ECONOMY — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will hold a press teleconference call to release a new report detailing the economic impact of national parks.

Contacts: Jessica Kershaw (DOI), 202-208-6416

Jeffrey Olson (NPS), 202-208-4988

Notes: Credentialed members of the media can participate in the press teleconference by calling 1-888-989-9244 and entering passcode: INTERIOR.



ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER — Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, will hold various meetings in Washington, DC.


President Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House. Time TBA.

1 p.m. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the Pentagon. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

3:45 p.m. Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. There will be a brief photo opportunity at the top of the meeting. Please be advised that no remarks will be given during the photo opportunity. S-219.

4:45 p.m. Photo opportunity and remarks with the Prime Minister of Israel, House Speaker John Boehner, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Members of Congress prior to a bipartisan meeting. Camera crews may access the room no earlier than 2:30 p.m. ET. All gear must be in place by 3:45 p.m. ET for security sweep. All media must be credentialed through the appropriate media gallery. The Rayburn Room, H-207.



March 1 - 5. NACO LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE — The National Association of Counties holds its 2014 Legislative Conference.


10:45 a.m. Bureau of Justice Assistance Director Denise O'Donnell will participate in a panel discussion.

Location: Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Contacts: n/a,, 202-942-4292

March 2 - 4. AIPAC 2014 — The annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement.


Afternoon session: Secretary of State John Kerry; Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY); House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD).

Morning Session. Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW.

March 2 - 4. INTERNATIONAL BANKERS CONFERENCE — The Institute of International Bankers hosts their 25th Annual Washington conference. Confirmed government speakers include: Mary John Miller, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, who will give the opening keynote address; Mark Wetjen, Acting Chairman of the CFTC, who will give the keynote luncheon address; Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry; FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg; SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher; New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky; and Elke Koenig, President of Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority. Confirmed private-sector speakers include: Irene Dorner, President and CEO, HSBC USA; Karen Shaw Petrou, Managing Partner, Federal Financial Analytics; and political analyst Charlie Cook, who will discuss the outlook for the 2014 midterm elections.


8:45 a.m. Acting Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller delivers remarks. Open press. Interested media may contact William Goodwin at

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Contacts: (212) 421-1611

March 2 - 4. NATIONAL ANTI-HUNGER POLICY CONFERENCE — The Conference draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; and nutrition and anti-obesity groups, for three days of training, networking and Capitol Hill advocacy.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW.

March 3 - 4. FAHS 2014 ANNUAL PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE — Annual public policy conference of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH). The FAHs Annual Public Policy Conference provides attendees with an overview, updates and insight about the most topical and salient health policy issues of interest to FAH members, hospital leaders, private investor-owned hospitals, suppliers, buyers, sponsors and stakeholders. Speakers: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chairman, House Budget Committee; Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Vice Chairman, Senate Republican Conference; Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R-PA), Member, Senate Finance Committee; James H. Hinton, Chairman, American Hospital Association; General Michael V. Hayden (USAF Ret.), Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, National Security Agency.


8 a.m. - 9 a.m. General Michael V. Hayden (USAF Ret.), Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Former Director, National Security Agency (NOTE: General Haydens presentation is off-the-record, and audio and/or video recording is prohibited.)

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, N.W.

Notes: MEDIA MUST REGISTER: or (202) 624-1527. Members of the press who wish to attend the plenary sessions must sign in on-site at the main registration desk and obtain and display an FAH name tag.

March 3 - 4. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL'S ANNUAL SPACE SCIENCE WEEK — The standing committees of the National Research Council's Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy will convene to discuss issues and advances in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, earth sciences and applications from space, astrobiology and planetary science, and solar and space physics.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Plenary session will focus on international programs and planning in space science, with a keynote presentation on NASA Science Mission Directorate activities from Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld.

Location: National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.

Notes: Advance registration is strongly encouraged. A full agenda and registration information can be found at Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. U.S. CHAMBER - IRAQ - DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER — Business Investment Climate and Opportunities in Iraq Forum. Speakers: H.E. Rowsch Shaways, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Iraq; H.E. Dr. Khairullah Hasan Babakir, Minister of Trade, Republic of Iraq; Dr. Sami al-Araji, Chairman, National Investment Commission of Iraq; Dr. Thamir Ghadhban, Chairman, Prime Ministers Advisory Council; H.E. Lukman Faily, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States; Khush Choksy, Vice President of Turkey and Middle East Affairs,U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Media RSVP: or call 202-463-5682.

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW.

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9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. STIMSON - IRAN OPPOSITION — Growing opposition to Rouhani: is the honeymoon ending?. Mohammad Ayatollah Tabaar, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University; Mehdi Arabshahi, Former President of the Office for Consolidating Unity, the largest student union for democracy and human rights in Iran; Geneive Abdo, Fellow, Stimson's Middle East Program. Media Contact: Rich Robinson, deputy director of communications, or 202-478-3419.

Location: The Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street, NW 12th Floor.

10 a.m. NPC - GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE — In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of "honor violence" in advance of International Women's Day, and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the House of Representatives, two human rights activists will address the issue at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference. Speaking will be author Raheel Raza, founder of Canada's Forum 4 Learning and Manda Zand Ervin, an Iranian political refugee.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW.

Contacts: Herb Perone,, 301-512-7636

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CSIS - REGIONALISM TRADE AGREEMENTS — Regionalism in a Globalized World, The E-15 Initiative on Regional Trade Agreements. Panel discussion with: Scott Miller, William M. Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS; Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American, Development Bank; Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute; Miguel Rodriguez, Senior Associate International, Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development; Kati Suominen, Senior Associate, Europe Program CSIS. Closing remarks by: Heather Conley, Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Program CSIS.

Location: CSIS Second Floor Conference Center, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Contacts: 202-887-0200

10:30 a.m. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - CAREER-TECHNICAL EDUCATION — Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier, who heads the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, will discuss the Education Department's investment in career, technical and adult education at an opening general session of the Association for Career and Technical Education's 2014 National Policy Seminar.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.

Contacts: Education Press Office, 202-401-1576



10:30 a.m. STAR-SPANGLED BANNER BICENTENNIAL — The U.S. Postal Service and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History join to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem. The Postal Service's Star-Spangled Banner Forever Stamp will be unveiled during a special ceremony to kick-off official events on this National Anthem Day. With Susan M. Brownell, vice president, Supply Management, U.S. Postal Service; John Gray, director, Smithsonian's National Museum of American History; Jennifer Locke Jones, chair and curator, Division of Armed Forces History, National Museum of American History; Tina Cappetta, superintendent, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine; Bill Pencek, executive director, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission; Ted Wilson, registrar, Smithsonian's National Postal Museum; Phil Jordan, art director; Gary Clark, photographer.

Location: Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Flag Hall, Madison Drive between 12th and 14th Streets, NW.

Contacts: Roy Betts,, 202-268-3207

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BROOKINGS - U.S. DEFENSE POLICY - FUTURE — How Might U.S. Defense Policy Change in the Years Ahead? HASC Vice Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and HASC Member Rep. Rick Larsen (R-WA).

Location: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW.

Contacts: 202.797.6105

11 a.m. CHALLENGES FACING WELFARE STATES — The Peterson Institute will host a background briefing and discussion with the Danish Minister of Finance, Bjarne Corydon, and Minister of Interior and Economics, Margrethe Vestage on Solutions to the Reform Challenges Facing Welfare States.

Location: C. Fred Bergsten Conference Center, Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Contacts: MEDIA RSVP Brian Rei

Notes: Media must indicate if bringing a camera. Pre-set is 10:45 a.m.

11 a.m. MEDICARE PART D TELECONFERENCE — A media teleconference to discuss proposed changes to Medicare prescription drug coverage and potential impact on patients. With U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, an advocate for accessible mental health coverage; Andrew Sperling, director of federal advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness; Mary R. Grealy, president, Healthcare Leadership Council. (The Healthcare Leadership Council is hosting the teleconference.)

Notes: Call-In Info and Questions: Contact Michael Freeman, Healthcare Leadership Council, 202-365-6984,

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PETERSON INSTITUTE - DANISH AND WELFARE STATES — Special background briefing and discussion with the Danish Minister of Finance, Bjarne Corydon, and Minister of Interior and Economics, Margrethe Vestage. The ministers will discuss the economic sustainability and reform challenges facing the Danish and other welfare states in the 21st century. They will specifically address the Danish experiences in combating income inequality (Denmark ranked 2nd by Gini-coefficient in the OECD in 2013) and promoting social mobility (Denmark ranked 1st with the lowest intergenerational earnings correlation in OECD), and offer practical solutions from their governments time in office.

Location: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Contacts: Yvonne Priestley (

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - MEXICO BORDER — Josefina Vazquez Mota: Book Presentation of The Dream that United the Border (El sueqo que unisola frontera).

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Notes: Please note that this discussion will be in Spanish. Interpretation will NOT be provided.


11 a.m. - 1 p.m. GUN CONTROL RALLY — Weekly gun control rally by "concerned citizens." Weather permitting. CONTACTS: Helen Ramsey; Linda Finkel-Talvadkar; Barbara Elsas

Location: In front of the north side of the White House.

Notes: Postponed due to weater concerns.





12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EAST-WEST CENTER - — Implications of Asian Integration for the United States: Scenarios with and without TPP. Spekaers: Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo; Dr. Ellen Frost, Adjunct Senior Fellow, East-West Center; Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University.

Location: East-West Center in Washington, 1819 L Street, NW.

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12 p.m. - 2 p.m. EGYPT POLITICAL CHANGE — Event: "Grounding Political Change in Egypt: The Public Interest, Local Roots of Democracy & the Right to the City." Discussion about local government reform, decentralization, the prospects of democracy in Egypt. With TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative's project leaders: Diane Singerman and Kareem Ibrahim.

Location: American University's School of International Service Abramson Family Founders Room (Intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Aves, NW).

Contacts: J. Paul Johnson,, 202-885-5943

12:15 p.m. RNC CHAIRMAN - CONVENTION CITIES — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and RNC Site Selection Committee Chairwoman Enid Mickelson will hold a brief media availability. Cities who bid for the 2016 RNC Convention will travel to Washington to present their bids and Chairman Priebus and SSC Chairwoman Mickelson will be available to discuss the process.

Location: Republican National Committee Headquarters, 310 First Street SE.

Notes: RSVP to Ryan Mahoney at or 202-863-8510

1 p.m. HAGEL - NETANYAHU — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel&39;s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Pentagon at 1 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon. Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.

Notes: also listed under Netanyahu's schedule.

2 p.m. WORLD WILDLIFE DAY — Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division Robert G. Dreher will join officials from the Departments of State and the Interior at INTERPOL Washington for an event marking World Wildlife Day, where INTERPOL's Environmental Security Sub-directorate will present an executive summary of two strategic law enforcement reports on wildlife crime.

Location: INTERPOL Washington, 145 N. St. NE.

Notes: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Wyn Hornbuckle at Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to or 202-514-2007.

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - MEDICARE REFORM — Medicare Reform - Protecting Pharmaceutical Access and Services for Seniors Citizens throughout America. Speakers: Rep. Sharon Treat (ME), Executive Director for the National Legislative Association for Prescription Drug Prices; Cameron Bishop, Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mike Rogers (AL); Dr. John Simpson, Principal Economist at The Brattle Group; Jason Wallace, President of the Board of Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency; Susan Pilch, Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at National, Community Pharmacists Association; Jeff Lurey, Director of the Georgia Pharmacy Association's Academy of Independent Pharmacy (AIP); Stacy Sanders, Federal Policy Director at the Medicare Rights Center; Errol Ogman, Health & Welfare Administrator for the Sergeants Benevolent Association; David Balto, Law Offices of David Balto, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Former Policy Director at the Federal Trade Commission.\_reform

Location: New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400.

4 p.m. GW - CARL LUTZ — Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, B.A. 24, who saved 62,000 Jews from Nazi persecution, will posthumously be awarded the George Washington University Presidents Medal. Mr. Lutzs daughter, Agnes Hirschi, will accept the award on his behalf. GW President Steven Knapp will deliver remarks. An exhibit, "Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest, also will be on display. The exhibit, sponsored by the Carl Lutz Foundation.

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, Harry Harding Auditorium (second floor), 1957 E St., NW.

Contacts: Kurtis Hiatt (202-994-1849)

Maralee Csellar (202-994-7564)

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - TRIUMPH OF IMPROVISATION — Washington History Seminar - Triumph of Improvisation: Gorbachev's Adaptation, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War. Speaker: James Graham Wilson, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Contacts: (202-450-3209)

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - VOINOVICH — Presentation by former Kennan Institute scholar and Russian novelist, Vladimir Voinovich.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.



5:30 a.m. INSA LEADERSHIP DINNER — The Intelligence and National Security Alliance hosts a leadership reception and dinner program at 7:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: NSA Director, General Keith Alexander. For registration questions or assistance please contact Toya Forman at

Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.

Contacts: (703) 224-4672

5 p.m. SECRETARY DUNCAN - TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS — Education Secretary Duncan will participate in a panel discussion during a meeting with finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. The discussion will focus on teaching and teacher leadership, as well as other topics raised by the audience and Secretary Duncan. The four finalists are: Dorina Sackman, Florida Teacher of the Year; Sean McComb, Maryland Teacher of the Year; Melissa Ann Porfirio, Virginia Teacher of the Year; and Ryan Devlin, Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

Location: Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Ave. NW, 7th Floor/DuPont Room.

Contacts: Education Press Office, 202-401-1576

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - MOLDOVA PM LEANCA — Discussion with Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Iurie Leanca. Moderator: Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council.

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor.

Contacts: RSVP to

5:30 p.m. SAIS - U.S. IRAN - PICKERING — "The U.S. and Iran: Can Diplomacy Prevent an Iranian Bomb? with Thomas Pickering, retired U.S. career ambassador; Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; Shaul Bakhash, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University; and Aaron David Miller, vice president for new initiatives and distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center.

Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (

6 p.m. SAIS - COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE - AFRICA — The SAIS Global Women In Leadership club will host a workshop focusing on the case study of Acumens partnership with Sproxil to combat counterfeit medicine in Africa through mobile technology - "Acumen 101 Workshop.

Location: Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (

6:15 p.m. RED CARPET FAN SCREENING OF DIVERGENT — Screening for the movie Divergent with Actress Maggie Q and Actor Mekhi Phifer. ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED BY Jennifer Molay at or 202-742-8774 by 12:00 p.m. Monday March 3rd. Arrivals only.

Location: AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW.

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Notes: 6:15 PM Press call time for arrivals coverage ONLY

7:00 PM Talent Arrivals

7:30 PM Screening begins



6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. YPFP - TUNISIA — Tunisia's Journey: What Lies Ahead? Tunisia's Journey: What Lies Ahead? Panelists including former Minister of Planning and Regional Development and former Central Bank of Tunisia governor Mustapha Kamel Nabli, Tunisian-American Enterprise Fund Chairman Bowman Cutter and Congressional Research Service's Maghreb specialist, Alexis Arieff. The discussion will be moderated by TAYP's Board Chairman Mohamed Malouche.

Location: George Washington University, 2201 G Street, N.W. Funger Hall Room 108.

Contacts: RSVP to

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