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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Tuesday, March 4

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March 4 - 6. DIRECT PRIMARY CARE COALITION — DPCC will hold its Washington, D.C. Fly-In. This three-day event will convene leaders of the Coalition from across the country to address current legislative priorities and to strategize on advocacy initiatives with Congress and the Administration.

Contacts: Jennifer Burke, info@dpcare.org, 301-801-9847

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ALL DAY

March 1 - 5. NACO LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE — The National Association of Counties holds its 2014 Legislative Conference. http://www.naco.org/meetings/participate/legislativeconference/pages/default.aspx

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

Contacts: n/a, nacomeetings@naco.org, 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. http://www.aipac.org/act/attend-events/policy-conference

Highlights:

Morning Session. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ); Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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. https://m360.iib.org/event.aspx?eventID82930

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

Contacts: iib@iib.org (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. http://www.antihungerpolicyconference.org/

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.

Highlights:

7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. 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.

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

Notes: MEDIA MUST REGISTER: rcoorsh@fah.org 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.

Highlights:

6:30 p.m. Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at MIT and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, will give Space Science Week's inaugural public lecture on exoplanets and the search for life beyond Earth.

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 http://nationalacademies.org/spacescienceweek. Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

March 4 - 6. NATIONAL ADVOCACY CONFERENCE — 2014 National Advocacy Conference. For more information: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/advocacy/events/national-advocacy-conference.page AGENDA: http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/nac/nac-agenda.pdf

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW.

7:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. MICROSOFT VIRTUAL FEDERAL FORUM — Live from the Reagan Center in Washington, DC. https://presentations.inxpo.com/Shows/microsoft/GMO/Global\_MSC/2014/2014\_3\_4\_Virtual\_Federal\_Forum/registration/Registration\_Page.html?AffiliateKey21268&AffiliateDataGov\_ww\_blog

Highlights:

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Live Q&A with former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - ISRAEL AND WATER — American University Conference focuseingon diverse Israeli approaches to water management, innovation and cooperation in the Middle East and globally. Keynote: Prof. Alon Tal Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Prof. Alon Tal, Israels leading environmentalist, is a faculty member at BGUs Jacob Blaustein, Institutes for Desert Research. In 2013, he received a three-year grant from the USAIDs Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) Program to lead a group of Israeli and Palestinian environmental researchers who are working together to test the areas water supply for potentially health-altering endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Location: Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building, American University.

Contacts: Laura Katz Cutler Andrew Lavin (516-353-2505, 301-980-7182)

andrewlavin@alavin.com

8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT — Presented by AFCEA DC. http://www.afceadc.org/events/special-events/cybersecurity-symposium-fy14

Highlights:

9:05 a.m. National Protection and Programs Directorate Federal Network Resilience Director for Cybersecurity and Communications John Streufert will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Evolving to Operationalize Cyber."

Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St., NW.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. GEORGETOWN - CYBER CONFERENCE — Georgetown University Institute for Law, Science and Global Security. International Engagement on Cyber: Developing International Norms for a Safe, Stable & Predictable Cyber Environment.

Highlights:

8:15 a.m. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island.

8:45 a.m. Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House.

9:15 a.m. Panel on National Cyber Strategies: Are We Making Progress? with Director General Seong Ju Kang Director General, Ministry of Science and Technology, ICT and Future Planning of Korea, and Vice Chair, OECD Public Governance Committee, January 2013 - Present; Nemanja Malisevic Cyber Security Officer, OSCE Secretariat, Transnational Threats Department, Austria; Yoko Nitta, Fellow, Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society, Japan Science and Technology Agency; James Quinault, Director, National Cyber Security Programme, Cabinet Office, United Kingdom; Major General Mihaly Zala, President, National Security Authority, Hungary.

10:40 a.m. General Keith B. Alexander, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service.

11:10 a.m. Internet Governance: Foreign Policy, National Security and the Ongoing Tension Between Sovereignty and the Multistakeholder Model.

1 p.m. Discussion with representative from the Department of Homeland Security 0TBA) and a second panel discussion on Cybercrime with: Moderator: Cheri McGuire, Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec. Panelists: Dr. Yuejin Du, Director of National Institute of Network and Information Security and Deputy CTO, National Computer Emergency Response Team and Coordination Center, China; Troels Oerting Joergensen, Assistant Director, Head of European Cybercrime Center (EC3), Europol; Dr. Madan M. Oberoi, Director, Cyber Innovation & Outreach, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation; Nickolas B. Savage, Cyber Supervisory Special Agent, Washington Field Office, FBI.

Contacts: Kelly Keane (410-321-0137)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. BPC - GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS — Speakers: Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) @GinaEPA; Colette Honorable, President and Chairman, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). Contact: Rosemarie Calabro Tully rcalabrotully@bipartisanpolicy.org, (202) 641-6209 @RCalabroTully.

Location: The National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

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MORNING

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WIFIFORWARD - ROSENWORCEL — Breakfast Bytes: Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz Fast Lane, an event exploring freeing up unlicensed spectrum for supercharged Wi-Fi and other innovations. Speakers: Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable andTelecommunications Association; Charles Cheevers, Chief Technology Officer, ARRIS Group; Raul Katz, President, Telecom Advisory Services; Jeff Mann, Chief Operating Officer, International Association of Venue Managers; Melissa Tye, Head of Federal Policy, Motorola Mobility. Contact: Ellen Satterwhite, esatterwhite@glenechogroup.com, (719) 963-2722.

Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

Contacts: RSVP to rsvp@glenechogroup.com

8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. US-ASEAN BUSINESS ALLIANCE - COMPETITIVE SMES LAUNCH — The US-ASEAN Business Council is pleased to invite you to the Launch of the US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs and MOU signing between USAID and USABC. Speakers Will Include: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; US-ABC President Alexander Feldman; Myanmar Ambassador to the U.S. U Kyaw Myo Htut; P&G VP Carolyn Brehm; UPS VP Leslie Griffin; HP VP Elizabeth Hernandez. Register at: https://secure.memberzone.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public\_AddReg.jsp?pidVgj53R79q4O771Avl29078n2TaC33f1061B1Y6514U66ux189471pv39K4E8c7mZ For more information: http://www.usasean.org/press-release/2013/08/21/us-abc-announces-expanded-sme-program-during-asean-economic-ministers

Location: The Willard Hotel, The Pierce Room, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Contacts: 202 289 1911

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE — Implications of Ecuadors Elections and Political Outlook with Cisar Montufar, a respected Ecuadoran political analyst, former member of Congress, and director of the international relations program at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolmvar in Quito. http://www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=425&eventID=393&invitee=244f1b0f-8953-4789-86ba-1b33589f8e19

Location: 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 510.

Contacts: 202-822-9002

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CSIS - PONI BREAKFAST - DAWKINS — Project on Nuclear Issues breakfast with Brigadier General Jim Dawkins, Jr. General Dawkins currently serves within the National Nuclear Security Administration's Defense Programs as the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application (PADAMA). http://csis.org/event/poni-breakfast-brig-gen-jim-dawkins

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Contacts: Sarah Weiner (202) 741-3878

Notes: REGISTER AT: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eJkx0Y4C4kfa\_LMjjBkx58Z1ARIxBYLxMxdAFWdnKzw/viewform

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. WILSON CENTER - U.S., CANADA BORDER - SMUGGLING — Smuggling on the U.S.- Canada Border: Contraband, Crime, and Terror. Speakers: Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne; District Chief Brian David, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne; J. Chappell H. Lawson, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rear Admiral Michael Parks, Former Commander, 9th Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard ; Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security. http://wilsoncenter.org/event/smuggling-the-us-canada-border-contraband-crime-and-terror

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

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - CONGO CRISIS 1960 TO 1968 — New Evidence on the Congo Crisis and Aftermath, 1960-1968. Speakers: Christian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program; Stephen P. Randolph, The Historian, Office of the Historian, US State Department. RSVP: www.wilsoncenter.org

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

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CARNEGIE - INDIA'S ECNOMIC OUTLOOK — India's post-election economic outlook. Economist and Carnegie Nonresident Senior Associate Ila Patnaik will present a detailed post-election economic outlook for India. Patnaik will discuss Indias macroeconomic scenarios, prospects for financial sector reform, and the options for rejuvenating Indias collapsed investment cycle. Milan Vaishnav will moderate. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/03/04/india-s-post-election-economic-outlook/h1bi

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CSIS - SOUTHERN GAS CORRIDOT — The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice-President for Investment and Marketing of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), to discuss the development of the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea. http://csis.org/event/shah-deniz-ii-and-southern-gas-corridor

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. OPEN SOCIETY - CENTRAL ASIA - HUMAN RIGHTS — The Open Society Foundations host an informal breakfast briefing and discussion with Human Rights Watch researchers Mihra Rittmann and Steve Swerdlow on the human rights situation in Central Asia, focusing on Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. RSVP for this event to judith.mazdra@opensocietyfoundations.org

Location: Open Society, 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 7th Floor.

10 a.m. INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL BOARD — The United Nations Information Center hosts the global launch of the International Narcotics Control Board 2013 Annual Report. Speakers: Francisco E. Thoumi, a member of the International Narcotics Control Board, will present the report. Milton Romani, Uruguays ambassador to the United Nations, will join him in discussing its findings.

Location: Organization of American States, Gabriela Mistral Room, 1889 F Street, NW.

Contacts: Deborah DeYoung deyoung@un.org

POSTPONED

10 a.m. NPC - GEORGE MITCHELL — Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will address ongoing negotiations in world hot spots and the current state of politics and policy in Congress. Contact: Bob Weiner, National Press Club Newsmakers Committee 301-283-0821 (office), 202-306-1200 (cell) weinerpublic@comcast.net

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

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. SYRIAN HUMANITARIAN AND REFUGEE CRISES — Media briefing on Syrian Humanitarian and Refugee Crises. Speakers: Kate Philips Barrasso, Director for Policy and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee; Ann Willhoite, International Clinical Advisor, The Center for Victims of Torture; Erol Kekic, Chair of Refugee Council USA and Director of Church World Service/Immigration and Refugee Program; Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk, President of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs and Director of the Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights at Boston Medical Center. CONTACTS: Brad Robideau (MN), 612-436-4886, brobideau@cvt.org; Annie Sovcik (DC), 202-822-0188, asovcik@cvt.org

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor, Room SVC 201-00.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. NED - SAHEL - DEMOCRATIC CHANGES — Democratic Challenges in the Sahel: Security and Regional Cooperation. Speakers: Mohamed Bazoum, Niger Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Raymond Gilpin, Dean, African Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS). Moderator: Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Howard University. http://www.ned.org/events/democratic-challenges-in-the-sahel-security-and-regional-cooperation

Location: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800.

10:30 a.m. CRIME MUSEUM - ICE, HOMELAND SECURITY EXHIBIT — The Crime Museum and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the primary law enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security host Exhibit Opening: "Securing the Homeland - ICE. Speakers: Janine Vaccarello, COO, Crime Museum, Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). RSVP: Kerry Lynn Bohen (for Crime Museum) 703.533.4823; kbohen@aboutbwf.com or Dani Bennett (ICE Public Affairs) 813.230.9825; Danielle.bennett@ice.dhs.gov

Location: Crime Museum, 575 7th Street, NW.

11 a.m. IPI TAX BRIEFING - REP. CAMP — Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) hosts its tax policy briefing with House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp. Panel Discussion with: Dorothy Coleman, National Association of Manufacturers; Caroline Schellhas, Pfizer, Inc.; Miguel A. Martinez, Jr., Information Technology Industry Council (ITI); James P. Pinkerton, RATE Coalition; Bartlett D. Cleland - Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI).

Location: 2325 Rayburn.

Contacts: Betty Medloc bmedlock@ipi.org ((972) 874-5139)

11 a.m. NATIVE CODE TALKERS — The Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian will host an award ceremony for the 2013 Cryptologic Hall of Honor award given by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. One plaque will reside at NSA headquarters and a second will be on display at the museum. This will be the first time in agency history that the award is given to a group and not an individual. Speakers at the event include Tim Johnson (Mohawk), associate director of museum programs at the museum, and Trumbull D. Soule, deputy chief of staff at the NSA.

Contacts: Leonda Levchuk (Navajo) 202.633.6613

On the Net: AmericanIndian.si.edu

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AFTERNOON

12 p.m. CATO - IRS RULES - SOCIAL WELFARE - POLITICAL ACTIVITY — Cato hosts a policy forum on Censorship Through the Tax Code: How the Proposed IRS Rules for Social Welfare Groups Stifles Political Activity. Speakers: David Keating, President, Center for Competitive Politics; Laurence E. Gold, Partner, Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC; Gabriel Rottman, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; and Cleta Mitchell, Foley & Lardner, LLP; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

Location: The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Contacts: 202-789-5200 (pr@cato.org)

12 p.m. CDC - VITAL SIGNS REPORT — Discussion on poor antibiotic-prescribing practices in hospitals potentially putting patients at risk for Clostridium difficile infection (deadly diarrhea) and future drug-resistant infections. This month, the CDC Vital Signs report looks at prescribing practices and variations, and calls on all U.S. hospitals to improve antibiotic-prescribing practices. Speakers: Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; John R. Combes, M.D., Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association. Dial-In : Media: 888-795-0855; Non-Media: 800-369-1605; INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331; PASSCODE: CDC Media.

Contacts: CDC Media Relations (404) 639-3286

On the Net: www.cdc.gov/media

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - TUNISIA — Tunisia's Next Chapter: the Nexus Between Politics, Economy, and Security with Radwan Masmoudi, President, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy; Mariem Malouche, Founding Member, Tunisian American Young Professionals; Haykel Ben Mahfoudh (via videoconference), Professor, University of Carthage. Opening remarks by Kais Darragi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Tunisia to the United States. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/hariri-20140304

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

Contacts: RSVP press@AtlanticCouncil.org

12:30 p.m. SAIS - CENTRAL NIGERIA — "Religion, Conflict, and Political Activism in Central Nigeria with Adam Higazi, lecturer in African politics and history at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge; Darren Kew, executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development in the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston; Charles Doran, director of the Canadian Studies Program at SAIS; and Leila Austin, professorial lecturer in the SAIS Global Theory and History Program and the Middle East Studies Program. Members of the media should RSVP to Francesca Di Marco in the Office of Communications at 202.663.5644 or fdimarco@jhu.edu.

Location: Room 806, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

12:30 p.m. WASHINGTON CATHEDRAL - MARDI GRAS - PANCAKE RACE — Washington National Cathedral will host its annual Pancake Races, this year on Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Mardi Gras). Teams from the National Cathedral, St. Alban's parish church, and affiliated schoolsall located on the Cathedral grounds, known as "the Close"will race the course on the grounds of the Cathedral, flipping pancakes all the way as they as they compete for the coveted Golden Skillet, the competitions top prize. Billed as the only event of its kind in Washington celebrating the British tradition of "Pancake Day, as Mardi Gras is often known there, to mark the last day before the beginning of Lent. In centuries past, cooking pancakes made good use of eggs, butter, and milkall rich foods that are traditionally eschewed during the forty days of Lent. Contacts: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy, (202) 776-7700, meredith@westendstrategy.com; Shannon Craig Straw, West End Strategy, (202) 776-7700, shannon@westendstrategy.com

Location: Washington National Cathedral, West Front, 3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W..

Contacts: RSVP (202) 537-8989

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - ISRAELI INTEL MINISTER — Israel and the Strategic Challenges in the Middle East. Speakers: Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, The Wilson Center. Speaker: Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs responsible for International Relations, Israel. RSVP: http://pages.wilsoncenter.org/03.04.14Steinitz\_ModelEvent\_ModelEvent\_Registration.html For more information: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/israel-and-the-strategic-challenges-the-middle-east

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

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. THE JERUSALEM FUND - UNESCO - PALESTINE — Activating Palestines UNESCO Membership. Al-Shabaka Policy Members Nidal Sliman and Valentina Azarov will review the value of UNESCO in the quest to "fulfill Palestinian rights and to apply the relevant international law instruments to the case of Palestine". http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/RegisterForEvent/i/44078/pid/187

Location: The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave, NW.

2 p.m. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - SCHROEDER — In celebration of Womens History Month, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder. Law Librarian of Congress David S. Mao will interview Schroeder about her career as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado, as former president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Publishers and her current career.

Location: Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First Street S.E.

Contacts: Audrey Fischer afis@loc.gov ((202) 707-0022)

2 p.m. NASA - 2015 BUDGET — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2015 budget Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Robinson and Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese will join Bolden. Media RSVP: Ed Campion in Goddards Office of Communications at 301-286-0697, 202-423-6285, or edward.s.campion@nasa.gov To apply for social media accreditation, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/social The event will be streamed at: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Location: Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

2:30 p.m. SECRETARY DUNCAN - EDUCATION BUDGET — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan along with senior Department officials will host a conference call for members of the media to discuss the FY 2015 Education Budget. Call-in information will be made available prior to the call. RSVP.

Contacts: Press Office press@ed.gov ((202) 401-1576)

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2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BPC - GLOBAL BANKS - U.S. ECONOMY — On the Heels of the Annual Washington Conference of the Institute of International Bankers, BPC hosts Experts to Discuss the Role of Global Banking in the U.S. Economy. Speakers: Paul Cronin, Executive Vice President, Regional President Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., @HSBC_Press; Arthur Long, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP @gibsondunn; Edwin Truman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute, Former Assistant Secretary, Treasury for International Affairs @PIEE_com; Moderator: Dr. Martin Baily, Co-chair, BPC's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative @BPC_Bipartisan CONTACT: Rosemarie Calabro Tully rcalabrotully@bipartisanpolicy.org

Location: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, 10th floor.

2:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. JAPAN'S ROLE IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD: — The Project 2049 Institute presents Japan's Role in a Globalized World: The US-Japan Alliance and Regional Partnerships. Opening Remarks: Ambassador Richard Armitage, Former Deputy Secretary of State. 3:05 - 4:20 PM: Panel I: The US-Japan Alliance: Challenges and Opportunities. Moderator: Robert Zarate, Policy Director, Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI); Dr. Amy Searight, Principal Director for East Asia, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD); Tetsuo Kotani, Research Fellow, The Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA); Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn , Political Scientist, RAND. 4:25 - 5:40 PM: Panel II: Progress and Obstacles in Japan's Regional Engagement. Moderator: Elbridge Colby, Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS); Dr. Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor, Dartmouth College; Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center, Senior Advisor, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA); Catherine Lea, Research Scientist, Center for Naval Analyses (CNA).

Location: Carnegie Endowment Conference Center, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Contacts: RSVP with Sam Mun mun@project2049.net

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CSIS - CHINA'S REFORM PROGRAM — China's Reform Program and its Implications for China-US Relations with: ZHENG Xinli, Permanent Vice Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchanges. Moderator: Christopher K. Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair, Freeman Chair in China Studies. http://my.csis.org/csis/CSIS1700/CSISEventRegistration.aspx?eventcode=2014\_080

Location: First Floor Conference Room, CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Contacts: Andrew Schwartz 202-775-3242

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - 2015 BUDGET — The United States Army Corps of Engineers' press conference to release details of President Obama's Fiscal 2015 Budget for the Army's Civil Works program . Speakers: Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, USACE Commanding General. Other key individuals available for comment will include Maj. Gen. John W. Peabody, USACE Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations; Eric V. Hansen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Management and Budget) in the Office of the ASA(CW); Mark L. Mazzanti, Chief of the USACE Civil Works Programs Integration Division. The FY15 Civil Works budget press book will be available on the Web at noon Eastern, March 4, at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx, under the heading Program Budget: Press Books. Printed copies will be available at the press conference.

Location: Government Accountability Office building, 441 G Street NW.

Contacts: Doug Garman Doug.M.Garman@usace.army.mil (202-761-1807)

Gene Pawlik Eugene.A.Pawlik@usace.army.mil (202-761-7690)

Notes: Also available as a teleconference which may be joined 5 minutes prior to the scheduled 3:30 PM Eastern press conference start time. To participate, dial 1-888-621-9649 or 1-617-231-2734. The event ID is 414744.

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - POST-COMMUNIST BUDAPEST — Speakers: Blair Ruble Vice President of Programs; Director of Urban Sustainability Laboratory, Woodrow Wilson Center. Keynote: Gabor Demszky, Wilson Center Fellow and Former Mayor of Budapest. Panelists: Sonia A. Hirt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech; Anders Eslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University. http://pages.wilsoncenter.org/MAKINGANAQUARIUMOUTOFFISHSTEW04Mar14\_Event-SingleSpeaker\_registration.html

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

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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: NEW - 800 21st Street, NW, Room 307.

Contacts: Kurtis Hiatt kkhiatt@gwu.edu (202-994-1849)

Maralee Csellar csellar@gwu.edu (202-994-7564)

Notes: Rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to weather.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - INTERNET UNDERGROUND — Now I Know Who My Comrades Are - Voices from the Internet Underground. In Now I Know Who My Comrades Are, former State Department policy advisor and Wall Street Journal writer Emily Parker provides on-the-ground accounts of how social media is transforming lives and challenging governments in China, Russia, and Cuba. CONTACT: Liana Simonds at New America at (202) 735-2829 or simonds@newamerica.org. For more information: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2014/now\_i\_know\_who\_my\_comrades\_are

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

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EVENING

6 p.m. GW - HORN OF AFRICA — Annual David H. Miller Event: Security and Conflict in the Horn of Africa with E.J. Hogendoorn, Deputy Director, Africa, International Crisis Group; AmbassadorJean Kamau, Ambassador of Kenya to the United States; J. Peter Pham, Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council. Chair: Ambassador David Shinn, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, GW; Former United States Ambassador to Ethiopia (1996-99) and to Burkina Faso (1987-90). RSVP: go.gwu.edu/hornofafrica

Location: The Elliott School of International Affairs, City View Room, 7th Floor, 1957 E Street NW.

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. NCLR CAPITAL AWARDS GALA — The 27th annual National Council of La Raza) Capital Awards gala will honor two groups that have been outspoken on issues that significantly impact the Latino community: The U.S. Senate "Gang of Eight" for their "steadfast commitment to advocating for passage of immigration reform"; and Fast for Families.

Location: National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW.

Notes: To attend and cover, please contact Julian Teixeira, Director of Communications, at jteixeira@nclr.org or (202) 776-1812.

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. OXFAM AMERICA - 'RIGHT THE WRONG' AWARDS — International relief and development organization Oxfam America will present its first Right the Wrong awards to three women whose "extraordinary efforts have created lasting change for people living in poverty and suffering injustice around the world." The awardees are Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist and 2011 Nobel Laureate; Arwa Damon, a senior international correspondent for CNN based in Beirut, Lebanon; and Emiliana Aligaesha, a farmer and entrepreneur in Tanzania who founded a successful women's agricultural cooperative.

Location: The Newseum, Knight Conference Center, 8th floor, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Contacts: Alex Blair, ablair@oxfamamerica.org, 202-777-2929

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