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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Wednesday, March 5

GENERAL

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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 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

March 4 - 6. GLOBAL VACCINE AND IMMUNIZATION RESEARCH FORUM — Leading scientists, vaccine developers and public health officials from more than 40 countries will gather at the Global Vaccine and Immunization Research Forum to set priorities and assess progress in research and development for vaccines to prevent diseases that threaten public health worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are co-hosting the meeting, and leaders from each organization will be presenting a keynote lecture on each day of the conference. http://www.dovcollaboration.org/action-plan/ CONTACT: Kathy Stover, NIAID, at (301) 402-1663 or stoverk@niaid.nih.gov

Highlights:

8:30 a.m. NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. will present the opening keynote lecture on, "Vaccine Research and Development: Challenges and Opportunities. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, M.D., will present the keynote lecture, "Research for Universal Health Coverage".

Location: Hyatt Regency, Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, Md.

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

Highlights:

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. From the Administration with Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U. S. Department of Health and Human Service.

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

PHIT AMERICA - CELEBRITY ATHLETES MARCH — 15th annual National Health Through Fitness Day events. PHIT America and SFIA will assemble a series of small groups featuring well known athletes, sporting goods and fitness manufacturers, physical educators, and association leaders for a series of face-to-face discussions with U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators about the importance of federal funding to (1) support quality physical education in schools and (2) encourage more physical activity for families by making it more affordable. PArticipants include: one Heisman Trophy winner (Herschel Walker) and two U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists (softball pitcher Jennie Finch and swimmer Cullen Jones); former big league pitcher Tommy John; former NFL Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover; two-time WNBA and NCAA womens basketball champion Swin Cash; former four-time NFL All-Pro Washington Redskins linebacker Ken Harvey; former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson; 800-meter World Championship medalist Brenda Martinez; U.S. Olympic water polo silver medalist Peter Hudnut; Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam; Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin; former NFL defensive back John Booty; MLS DC United star Bobby Boswell; and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb.

Contacts: Mike May mmsgma@aol.com

On the Net: www.getinvolved.sfia.com

WOMEN IN DEFENSE NATIONAL CONFERENCE — Theme: "Surviving and Thriving in Uncertain Times." http://wid.ndia.org/news/Pages/4WID.aspx

Location: Booz Allen Hamilton, 8255 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA.

Contacts: Rebecca Danahy, rdanahy@ndia.org

March 5 - 6. AHIP NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE — America's Health Insurance Plans Conference, "ACA and the Year Ahead." http://www.ahip.org/Conferences/Policy2014/

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW.

March 5 - 6. AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE — 2014 National Advocacy Conference. MEDIA CONTACT & REGISTRATION: Admission to the National Advocacy Conference requires pre-registration. To register, please contact AMA Media & Editorial at: (202) 789-7421 or (312) 464-4430.

Highlights:

10:10 a.m. Marilyn Tavenner, administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, will provide the admirations perspective on implementation of the insurance marketplace and what is being done to address operational issues. In addition, she will discuss physician payment reforms being developed by Congress.

March 5 - 6. CARE NATIONAL CONFERENCE — The 2014 CARE National Conference & International Women's Day Celebration. http://www.care.org/get-involved/care-national-conference-international-womens-day-celebration

Highlights:

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Luncheon Plenary with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dinner Celebration. Keynote Address: Senator (ret.) Richard Lugar, "Delivering Lasting Change Award."

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

7:30 a.m. LENTEN SERVICES - ST. JOHN'S

Highlights:

7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.

12 p.m. Choral Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.

7 p.m. Bilingual (English/Espaqol) Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes.

Location: St. Johns Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H Streets NW.

Contacts: 202-347-8766

On the Net: www.stjohns-dc.org

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MORNING

11 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.

Notes: Time and date changed to 11a.m. Wednesday the 5th.

7:30 a.m. POLITICO - HEALTH CARE — Breakfast briefing about the issues driving health care policy in Washington D.C. With Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Chairman, Democratic Caucus; Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), Member, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health; Andrew D. Hyman, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Stephen T. Parente, Ph.D., Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance.

Location: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW.

Contacts: n/a booking@politico.com

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ATLANTIC - NEW DEFENSE AGENDA — The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosts discussion on The New Defense Agenda: Analyzing the 2014 QDR. Speakers: Gen. James Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Harold Brown, Chair in Defense Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Mathew Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Steven Grundman, M.A. and George Lund Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council. Moderator: Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense News. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/shaping-the-new-us-security-the-2014-qdr

Location: 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator).

Contacts: scowcroftcenter@acus.org

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. CSIS - G-20 AUSTRALIA — G-20 Australia: A Sherpa's Perspective with Dr. Heather Smith, Deputy Secretary, G-20 Sherpa, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia and Caroline Atkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, G-20 Sherpa, The White House. Moderator: Matthew P. Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). VP to simon.chair@csis.org For more information: http://csis.org/event/g-20-australia-sherpas-perspective

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

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - DEFENSE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY — Information Technology and the Future of Defense - An address and discussion with David Zolet, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CSC North America Public Sector. Moderated by Jason Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/discussion-with-david-zolet-executive-vice-president-and-general-manager-csc

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

Contacts: RSVP to press@AtlanticCouncil.org

11 a.m. CATO - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - TRANS-PACIFIC — Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: National Interest or Corporate Handout? http://www.cato.org/events/intellectual-property-trans-pacific-partnership-national-interest-or-corporate-handout

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

RESCHEDULED

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CSIS - OAS - INSULZA — A Conversation with His Excellency Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States. Moderator/ Discussant: Carl Meacham, Director, CSIS Americas Program.

Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room C, CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Contacts: RSVP to americas@csis.org.

Notes: Rescheduled from Feb. 27.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - EDUCATION REFORM — "Making the Grades: What State Policy Report Cards Reveal about Education Reform." Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Anne Hyslop, Policy Analyst, Education Policy Program, New America, @afhyslop. Panelists: Sandi Jacobs, Vice President and Managing Director, State Policy, NCTQ, @NCTQ; Eric Lerum, Vice President of National Policy, StudentsFirst, @ericlerum; Chris Swanson, Vice President, Research and Development, Editorial Projects in Education, @educationweek. Moderator: Andy Smarick, Partner, Bellwether Education Partners @smarick.

Location: 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400.,

Contacts: Liana Simonds, simonds@newamerica.org, 202-735-2829

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. USIP - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN OF COURAGE AWARDS — The United State Institute of Peace hosts discussion on Resilience on the Front Line: Remarks from the 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-on-the-front-line-remarks-from-the-2014-international-women-of-courage-awardees-tickets-10724570479

Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave, NW.

Contacts: Sturma interviews@usip.org.

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AFTERNOON

12 p.m. DOJ POLICE DOG TRAINING LAUNCH — The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), in collaboration with the National Canine Research Council (NCRC) and Safe Humane introduce a new video training series for law enforcement agencies across the country. Police & Dog Encounters: Tactical Strategies and Effective Tools to Keep Our Communities Safe and Humane is the nation's very first video training series meant to help officers protect, serve, and stay safe when they encounter a dog while on duty. Remarks by the new director of the COPS office, Ronald L. Davis, the executive director of the NCRC, Stacey Coleman and the president of Safe Humane, Cynthia Bathurst. http://press.org/events/launch-doj-police-dog-encounters-video-training-series

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

Contacts: Korenna Wilson korenna@epicprgroup.com (602.751.3846)

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. WILSON CENTER - IRAN'S NUCLEAR DEAL — Irans Nuclear Deal: The Road Ahead. http://wilsoncenter.org/event/iran%E2%80%99s-nuclear-deal-the-road-ahead

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

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - SYRIA — Zooming in on Syria: Adapting US Policy to Local Realities - discussion with Faysal Itani, Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council; Nathaniel Rosenblatt, Senior Analyst, Caerus Associates. Moderated by Frederic C. Hof, Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/hariri-20140305

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

Contacts: RSVP to press@AtlanticCouncil.org

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EAST-WEST CENTER - US-JAPAN — Asia Pacific Security Seminar: "Japan's Evolving Relationship with Southeast Asia: Prospects for US-Japan Cooperation." Featuring: Dr. Nobuhiro Aizawa, Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

Location: 1819 L Street, NW, Sixth Floor.

Notes: RSVP to www.eastwestcenter.org/352

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ECUADOR COMMUNICATION LAW — The National Endowment for Democracy and its Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) will host a luncheon discussion about Ecuador's new communication law and how the government is using it to "further restrict space for freedom of expression and independent news media in Ecuador." With Xavier Bonilla, cartoonist for Ecuador's El Universio; Martha Roldos, Fundacion Mil Hojas; Carlos Laurma, Committee to Protect Journalists. http://freedomhouse.org/event/communications-law-ecuador-when-censoring-cartoon-becomes-presidential-priority.UxC0dPldWGw

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

Contacts: Jane Riley Jacobsen, jane@ned.org, 202-378-9700

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. SPACE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH — The National Space Biomedical Research Institute presents "NSBRI Brings Space Biomedical Research Down to Earth": Latest technology and research benefitting space explorers and people on Earth. Leading scientists and educators in the space biomedical sciences will demonstrate and discuss recent developments in space-Earth health studies and programs.

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, Room SVC 209.

Contacts: Ron Gilmore, Ronald.gilmore@bcm.edu, 575-915-5790

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. KIDNEY ACTION DAY — The American Kidney Fund's annual Kidney Action Day on the Hill marks the beginning of month-long activities in honor of National Kidney Month. With Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Congressional Kidney Caucus Co-Chair; Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), Congressional Kidney Caucus Member; LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO of the American Kidney Fund; American Kidney Fund Patient-Advocates.

Location: Rayburn House Office Building Foyer.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Katie Christopher Franklin at 202.974.5084/302.690.0355 or Katie@finnpartners.com.

12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ASPEN - SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS — "Policies for the Growing Syrian Refugee Crisis". Speakers: Sec. Madeleine K. Albright, former US Secretary of State, and chair, The Albright Stonebridge Group; David Miliband, president and CEO, International Rescue Committee; Dr. Najib Ghadbian, special representative to the United States for; the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces; Amb. Namik Tan, ambassador of Turkey to the US; Amb. Alia Hatoug Bouran, ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the US; Dr. Nabeel Khoury, senior fellow on the Middle East and national security, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times; Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration; Oubai Shahbandar, senior advisor, Syrian Opposition Coalition; Francois Stamm, head of North America delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/policies-for-the-growing-syrian-refugee-crisis-tickets-10695700127

Location: The Aspen Institute, 1 Dupont Cir NW 700.

Contacts: Maysam Ali maysam.ali@aspeninst.org

12:30 p.m. SAIS - AGRICULTURE — Jason Clay, senior vice president of market transformation at the World Wildlife Fund will discuss "Freezing the Footprint of Agriculture. Members of the media should RSVP to Francesca Di Marco in the Office of Communications at 202.663.5644 or fdimarco@jhu.edu.

Location: Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

12:30 p.m. SAIS - DEVELOPMENT AID — "Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution with Thomas Carothers, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Location: Room 200, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (fdimarco@jhu.edu)

12:30 p.m. SAIS - NIGERIA — "Political Marginality in Nigeria: Exclusion, Dissent, and Election with Adam Higazi, lecturer in African politics and history at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge. 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 736, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

3 p.m. NEWMAKERS - RUSLANA - UKRAINE — Following the Women of Courage ceremony at the State Department, NPC Newsmaker with Ruslana (Ruslana Lyzhychko), Former Ukraine Parliament Member, EuroMaidan Protest Leader., International Pop Star. http://press.org/events/ruslana-woman-courage-international-pop-star-former-ukraine-parliament-member-and-euromaidan-

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

Contacts: Herb Perone herb@peronecomm.com (301-512-7636)

Herb Perone herb@peronecomm.com (301-512-7636)

Myron Belkind president@press.org (202-662-7517)

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. EXPANDING THE EITC - THE PRESIDENT'S PROPOSAL — Tax Experts React to President's Proposal to Increase EITC hosted by Tax Credits for Working Families. Speakers: Aviva Aron-Dine, Associate Director for Economic Policy, Office of Management and Budget; Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Tax Policy Center; Sharon Parrott, Vice President for Budget Policy and Economic Opportunity, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Deborah Stein, Tax Credits for Working Families.

Location: Online, at http://bit.ly/OaGbVw

Contacts: Deborah Stein Lauren Pescatore ((301) 656-0348)

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - AFGHANISTAN — Discussion on a Time of Transition: Coalition Forces in Afghanistan's RC-Southwest. Speakers: MajGen W. Lee Miller Jr., USMC, Commander, Regional Command (Southwest), II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); Brig Paul Nanson, MBE, Deputy Commander, Regional Command (Southwest); David Sedney, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia, US Department of Defense. Moderator: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/a-time-of-transition-coalition-forces-in-afghanistan%E2%80%99s-rcsouthwest

Location: 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator).

4 p.m. HART LECTURE - JIM WEBB — The 34th Annual Philip A. Hart Lecture, "The National Criminal Justice Commission Act - a Microcosm of Congressional Paralysis" with Jim Webb, former United States Senator from Virginia.

Location: Georgetown Law, Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor 120 F Street, NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact MediaRelations@law.georgetown.edu

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EVENING

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. AEI - TEA PARTY VS ESTABLISHMENT — Tea party vs. establishment: Who is helping the right, and who is hurting it? Speakers: Timothy Carney (AEI), Chris Chocola (Club for Growth), and Steve La Tourette (Main Street Partnership). http://www.aei.org/events/2014/03/05/tea-party-vs-establishment-who-is-helping-the-right-and-who-is-hurting-it/

Location: American Enterprise Institute, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. NED - TIBETAN DEMOCRACY IN EXILE — Challenges and Opportunities for Tibetan Democracy in Exile. Speakers: Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong of The Central Tibetan Administration. Introductory Remarks By: Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy. Moderator: Brian Joseph, Senior Director, Asia and Global Programs, National Endowment for Democracy. http://www.ned.org/events/challenges-and-opportunities-for-tibetan-democracy-in-exile

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

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