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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2014 at 10:10 p.m.



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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Thursday, March 6

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THE DALAI LAMA — The Tibetan spiritual leader visits Capitol Hill.

Highlights:

9:30 a.m. The Dalai Lama will deliver the opening prayer to convene the United States Senate. Contact: Adam Jentleson, (202) 224-2939.

10 a.m. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) will host a bipartisan meeting with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso. A photo opportunity and media spray will take place at the top of the meeting. Media Pre-Set: All media must stage in H-218 no earlier than 9:45 a.m. ET and will be escorted into H-217 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Handheld and portable cameras only. Carts and gear must be stored in H-320

1:45 p.m. Senate Foreign Relations Chair Menendez, committee members meet with the Dalai Lama. S-116. Photo op at top. Gallery escort at 1:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will meet with the Dalai Lama. S-219. 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. Contact: Adam Jentleson, Reid, (202) 224-2939; Don Stewart, McConnell, (202) 224-2979.

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ALL DAY

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. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health President Trevor Mundel, M.D., Ph.D. will present the plenary lecture, "The Importance of Innovation in Addressing Global Health Gaps in the Developing World".

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

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

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:

11 a.m. Margaret Garikes, director of AMAs Division of Federal Affairs, will lead a discussion about the impact of new federal regulations on physicians.

8:30 p.m. Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (26th District of Texas).

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

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

March 5 - 6. NCLR NATIONAL LATINO ADVOCACY DAYS — Held by the National Council of La Raza and Raza Development Fund. http://www.nclr.org/index.php/events/national\_issue\_briefing\_and\_advocacy\_day/

Highlights:

11 a.m. In a related event, hundreds of leaders from Latino nonprofit and civic organizations across the country plan to convene on Capitol Hill to participate in "NCLR in Action: A Vote for Immigration Reform." Outside House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Office, 303 Cannon. Contact Julian Teixeira, Director of Communications, at jteixeira@nclr.org or (202) 776-1812.

Location: Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University 800 Florida Avenue, NE.

Contacts: n/a, advocacyday@nclr.org

March 6 - 8. CPAC 2014 — The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) holds their annual conference. http://www.cpac.org/schedule-events

Highlights:

8:50 a.m. Carly Fiorina, Chairman, American Conservative Union Foundation.

9 a.m. Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator (R-TX).

9:15 a.m. Pat Toomey, U.S. Senator (R-PA).

9:25 a.m. Paul Ryan, Chairman, Committee on the Budget, U.S. House of Representatives.

9:40 a.m. Tim Scott, U.S. Senator (R-SC).

10:20 a.m. John Bolton, Former Ambassador to the U.N.

11 a.m. Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey.

12 p.m. Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana.

12:15 p.m. Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL).

12:30 p.m. Mike Lee, U.S. Senator (R-UT).

2:30 p.m. Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Rifle Association.

2:45 p.m. Donald Trump, Chairman and President, The Trump Organization.

5 p.m. Accuracy in Media will honor Bill Gertz of The Washington Free Beacon and The Washington Times with the Reed Irvine Award for Investigative Journalism. Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor Room: National Harbor 3. Contact spencer.irvine@aim.org or to reach Spencer Irvine by phone, call 202-364-4401, ext.103.

Notes: Media registration via website.

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. THE ATLANTIC - REINVENTING THE WAR ON POVERTY — The Atlantic's Reinventing the War on Poverty. Confirmed speakers to date include: Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO of Policy Link; Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta, and Chair and CEO of Purpose Built Communities; Robert Greenstein, Founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Ron Haskins, Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities at the Brookings Institution; Nathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University; Alex Kotlowitz, best-selling author of There Are No Children Here; Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); Kirsten Lodal, Founder and CEO of LIFT; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder of Childrens Health Fund; Richard Rothstein, Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Robert Rubin, former Secretary of the Treasury, and Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations; Eric B. Schnurer, President of Public Works LLC; Eldar Shafir, Founder of ideas42 and William Steward Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University; Tavis Smiley, host of PBS Tavis Smiley; Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO of Marthas Table, and former Co-Chair and CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress; Tianna Gaines-Turner, Member of Drexel's Witnesses to Hunger Program; Sarah Rosen Wartell, President of The Urban Institute; Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Renee Wilson-Simmons, Director of the National Center for Children in Poverty; Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE and Washington Editor-at-Large of The Atlantic; Sommer Mathis, Editor of The Atlantic Cities; and Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, will serve as the events moderators.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Pavilion Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Contacts: Alexi New anew@theatlantic.com ((202) 266-7112)

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MORNING

7 a.m. CPA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK INDEX — The American Institute of CPAs will announce the results of its CPA Outlook Index (CPAOI), an indicator of how chief financial officers, controllers and other senior CPA business leaders view the U.S. economy.

Contacts: Mitchell Slepian, mslepian@aicpa.org, 212-596-6177

Notes: http://americaninstituteofcpas.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?DataHHL%3d81%3a3%409-%3eLCE1%4029794-GLCE17.6&REMC&RI4042122&PreviewFalse&DistributionActionID9268&ActionFollow+Link

8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. U.S. CHAMBER - BACKGROUND CHECKS — The U.S. Chamber will host an event examining the practical impact of the EEOC's Guidance on employers' use of background checks. Participants will discuss the importance of background checks to businesses, explore recent EEOC enforcement efforts related to the issue, and review existing concerns with the Guidance. Speakers include Sachin Bhandari, assistant general counsel of Labor and Employment for Memorial Hermann Health System; Pamela Davata, partner at Seyfarth Shaw; Eric Dreiband, partner at Jones Day; Mary Kissel, an American journalist and member of the Wall Street Journals editorial board; Don Livingston, partner at Akin Gump; Philip Marchion, labor and employment counsel for ADT Security Services; Curtis Moseley, senior manager for the Enterprise Security Background Screening Organization for The Boeing Company; Julie Payne, general counsel for G4S Secure Solutions, USA Inc.; and Richard Sims, chief operating officer and general counsel for National Center for Safety Initiatives.

Location: U.S. Chamber Headquarters, 1615 H St. NW.

Contacts: Blair Latoff Holmes, bholmes@uschamber.com

Notes: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail press@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5682.

9 a.m. SAIS - NORTH KOREA - CELL PHONES — "Cell Phones in North Korea: Has North Korea Entered the Telecommunications Revolution? with Yonho Kim, reporter at "Voice of America, Alexandre Mansourov, visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, and Sascha Meinrath, vice president of the New America Foundation and director of the Open Technology Institute (OTI). Note: A live webcast of this event will be available at http://bit.ly/uski-sais. Members of the public should RSVP to http://uskoreainstitute.org/events/dprktech030614/.

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

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

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9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE - COSTA RICA — Discussion with Costa Rican presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solms.

Location: 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 510.

Contacts: n/a, 202-822-9002

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 'HIGHER ED, NOT DEBT' — Sen. Elizabeth Warren will join American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and others to speak at the kickoff a new campaignl. "Higher Ed, Not Debt," aimed at protecting affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.

Location: Center of American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor.

Contacts: Rachel Tardiff, Rachel@FitzGibbonMedia.com, 202-746-1507

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10 a.m. CHRISTIAN LEBANESE FOUNDATION — Press conference to announce the launch of the Christian Lebanese Foundation in the World, in order to help Lebanese in the USA connect with Lebanon.

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

Contacts: Nada Salem Abisamra, admin@clfw.org, 917-755-0499

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. CSIS - MACKENZIE, BHP BILLITON — The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosts Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton to discuss how the world can meet the demand for resources as 1.7 billion people gain access to electricity over the next 20 years and energy demand grows by 30%. http://csis.org/event/conversation-andrew-mackenzie-ceo-bhp-billiton

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

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10:30 a.m. PENTAGON - AFGHANISTAN — II Marine Expeditionary Force Forward Commanding General Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Walter Lee Miller Jr. and II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Deputy Commanding General British Brigadier Paul A.E. Nanson will brief the media on operations in Afghanistan.

Location: Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).

Notes: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

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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, roy.a.betts@usps.gov, 202-268-3207

Notes: Rescheduled from March 3rd.

11 a.m. OAS SPECIAL MEETING — The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) will hold a special meeting to receive the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga.

Location: Simon Bolivar Hall, 17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW.

Contacts: n/a, 202-370-5437

11 a.m. SUPER BOWL SEX TRAFFICKING STUDY — Connected via the McCain Institutes Decision Theater, Mrs. Cindy McCain and researchers Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz of the School of Social Work at ASU and police Lt. James Gallagher will release a study on sex trafficking during the Super Bowl and other major sporting events at the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

Location: 1777 F Street NW, Suite 600 (Council on Foreign Relations).

Contacts: 202-682-2592

On the Net: www.mccaininstitute.org

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. FUTURE OF ASIAN SECURITY - LOCKLEAR — Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a discussion with the Commander of US Pacific Command (PACOM), Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III. Introduction: Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University. Moderator: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/bsc-20140306

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

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. GW - JAPAN - YASUKUNI — Japan's Diplomatic Catastrophe after Yasukuni: Is There a Way Out? Speaker: Ambassador Kazuhiko Togo (former) of Japan. http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2014&mon=32361

Location: Harry Harding Room 213, 1957 E St NW.

Contacts: RSVP at: http://go.gwu.edu/yasukuni

11:30 a.m. SMALL BUSINESS MAJORITY - MINIMUM WAGE — The Small Business Majority will release scientific opinion polling revealing their views on a teleconference call. DIAL IN: (805) 399-1000 and enter the password 605872. Contact: Allison Abney at (202) 289-0957 or aabney@smallbusinessmajority.org.

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. GW - GLOBAL POLICING - INTERNATIONAL CRIME — The George Washington University Presents 'Global Policing in a Changing World. Panel Addresses International Police Cooperation as it Relates to Cyber Crime, Organized Crime and Counterterrorism. Speakers: Patrick Byrne, liaison officer from Europol specializing in cyber crime; Maggie Titmuss, liaison officer from England specializing in organized crime; Adrian Morton, liaison officer from Australia specializing in counterterrorism. Media contact Nicole Carlotto at 202-994-6466 or nfcarlotto@gwu.edu.

Location: The George Washington University, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Room 402, 800 21st St., NW.

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AFTERNOON

12 p.m. CATO - HELICOPTER PARENTING — The Cato Institute presents a talk on "Quit Bubble-Wrapping Our Kids!" by Lenore Skenazy, founder, Free-Range Kids; author; and host of the TV series "Worlds Worst Mom (Discovery/TLC). Moderated by Walter Olson, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

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

Notes: Rescheduled from Feb. 5.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CSIS - PONI LUNCHI - DAWKINS — Project on Nuclear Issues for a lunch talk 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-dawkinshttp://csis.org/event/poni-breakfast-brig-gen-jim-dawkins

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

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. NEC - MOAK — National Economists Club luncheon with Lee Moak, Airline Pilots Association. http://www.thenationaleconomistsclub.shuttlepod.org/Default.aspx?pageId=483884&eventId=835180&EventViewModeEventDetails

Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. WORLD BANK INFOSHOP - INDIA - CLIMATE CHANGE — "Greening India?s Growth: Costs, Valuations and Trade-Offs". Speakers: Philippe H. Le Houeeou, Regional Vice President, South Asia Region, World Bank; Muthukumara Mani, Senior Environmental Economist, Sustainable Development, South Asia Region, World Bank; Marianne Fay, Chief Economist, Climate Change Group, Sustainable Development, World Bank; Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute.

Location: World Bank infoshop, Auditorium J1-050, 701 18th Street, NW.

On the Net: www.worldbank.org/infoshop

1 p.m. BROKERCHECK-FINRA — The non-profit Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association hold a teleconference to release an analysis critical of the BrokerCheck disclosure system maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. PIABA says the report will show that BrokerCheck is riddled with holes when compared to the information that state securities agencies release from the very same source, the Central Registration Depository. With: PIABA President Jason R. Doss,Atlanta attorney; Christine Lazaro, acting director, Securities Arbitration Clinic, St. Johns University School of Law, New York; Denise Voigt Crawford, former Texas Securities Commissioner and former president, North American Securities Administrators Association.

Location: .

Contacts: Ailis Aaron Wolf, 703-276-3265

Notes: Dial-in: 1 (877) 270-2148. Ask for the "PIABA inconsistent disclosure study.

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1 p.m. EAST COAST TRADE SYMPOSIUM - MAYORKAS — Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will deliver remarks at the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium to highlight the Department of Homeland Securitys efforts to "facilitate legitimate trade and travel while securing our nations borders". This years theme is "Increasing Economic Competitiveness through Global Partnerships and Innovation.

Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, International Ballroom Center, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW. Credentialed media planning to attend must RSVP to Jenny Burke at jenny.lynn.burke@cbp.dhs.gov or 202.276.8245.

1 p.m. UKRAINE RALLY — Rally to protest Russian President Putin's "invasion of Ukraine and aggression in the region." Organized by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

Location: Lafayette Park (opposite the White House).

Contacts: unis@ucca.org, 202-547-0018

1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 'POWERING THE PEOPLE' — Event sponsored by the Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation, "Powering the People: Next Generation Utility." http://www.edisonfoundation.net/iei/newsevents/Pages/2014-03-06.aspx

Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Notes: RSVP to Jon Corley at jcorley@eei.org or at 202-508-5609 by Tuesday, March 4.

2 p.m. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORT — Release of a new, nationwide report from the National Network to End Domestic Violence examining a random day in the United States - September 17, 2013 - which found that thousands of requests from domestic violence victims seeking life-saving, emergency shelter were turned down because of severe underfunding of service programs. Participants include National Network to End Domestic Violence, President and CEO, Kim Gandy and Melissa Skelton, a survivor of domestic violence.

Location: 226 Dirksen.

Contacts: Kate Hunte, Kate.hunte@finnpartners.com, 251-406-0920

2 p.m. TENT CITIES WEBINAR — The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty will release its report, "Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States," addressing the human and civil rights implications of the growth of homeless encampments across the country. Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/516465346

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT CYBERSECURITY WEBCAST — White House, NIST, and DHS officials discuss industry adoption of the Cybersecurity Framework and take questions from a live and on-line audience. In-person and online audience includes representatives from businesses and industry groups, including the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association - Northern, Virginia chapter (AFCEA NOVA), and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). To participate online, please register here: http://mp125118.cdn.mediaplatform.com/125118/wc/mp/4000/5592/5599/33263/Lobby/default.htm?refbgov

Location: Bloomberg Government, 1101 K Street NW, 5th Floor.

Notes: For media credentials contact Lindsay Bomar at lbomar1@bloomberg.net. Join the conversation: On Facebook and Twitter @BGOV, BGOVCyber Media must be credentialed to attend in-person

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EESI - SUPREME COURT - EPA CARBON RULES — The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on the Supreme Court case, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is considering whether the EPA's authority to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions of new motor vehicles also extends to stationary sources, such as existing power plants. Speakers: Michael B. Gerrard, Professor, Columbia Law School; Director, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law; Amanda Leiter, Associate Professor, American University Washington College of Law. RSVP at: http://www.eesi.org/030614supremecourtRSVP

Location: Senate Visitors Center (SVC) 209-208.

Contacts: Amaury Laporte (202) 662-1884 (alaporte@eesi.org)

On the Net: http://www.eesi.org/030614supremecourt

www.eesi.org

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. BROOKINGS - U.S. REBALANCE TOWARD ASIA — The U.S. Rebalance toward Asia: A Conversation with former U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon. http://www.brookings.edu/events/2014/03/06-asia-rebalance-donilon CONTACT: Gail Chalef, Director of Communications for Foreign Policy at gchalef@brookings.edu or at (202) 797-4396.

Location: This is a webcast-only event.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. NCHC FORUM - MEDICATION MANAGEMENT — The National Coalition on Health Care hosts forum on Medication Management and Improved Adherence with Anita Allemand, Vice President for Product Innovation and Management CVS Caremark; John O'Brien (invited), Vice President, Public Policy, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield; John McGlew, Assistant Director, Government Affairs, American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Location: 485 Russell.

Contacts: RSVP to skamal@nchc.org

3 p.m. ASPEN INSTITUTE - MIDDLE EAST — The Aspen Institute's Middle East Programs presents "A MENA Region Based on Pluralism and Economic Opportunity," a conversation with Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of "The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism."

Location: One Dupont Circle, Suite 700.

Notes: RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-marwan-muasher-tickets-10395622587?refestw

3 p.m. OAS - PERMANENT COUNCIL - VENEZUELA — CLOSED - The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), by decision of its Chair, will hold a private meeting on in the Simon Bolivar Hall, OAS headquarters to consider the request of Panama to convene a Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs to consider the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Contacts: 202-370-5437

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL POWER - 1970S — The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-transformation-american-international-power-the-1970s

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

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - RECONCILIATION IN EASTERN EUROPE — Event cosponsored by American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Society, Culture and Politics Program, and the Kennan Institute - From Memory to Mending: Lessons for Eastern Europe from Germany's Foreign Policy of Reconciliation. Speakers: Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa; Slawomir Debski, Director, CPRDiP; Lily Gardner Feldman, Director, Society, Culture & Politics Program, AICGS; Angela Kachuyevski, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Arcadia University; Hope M. Harrison, Associate Professor, GWU; Fellow, History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center; Eric Langenbacher, Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown. Moderator: Matthew Rojansky Director, Kennan Institute. http://pages.wilsoncenter.org/20140306ReconciliationConference\_ModelEvent\_ModelEvent\_Registration.html

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

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4 p.m. - 5 p.m. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - CIVILIAN SECURITY — Discussion, "Civilian Security in Today's World & How It Shapes U.S. Foreign Policy." With Maria Otero, former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and School of International Service Dean James Goldgeier.

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

Contacts: J. Paul Johnson, jjohnson@american.edu, 202-885-5943

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. GW - SELF IMAGINATION - YOUNG UKRAINIAN NATION — Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation with Karina V. Korostelina, Associate Professor, George Mason University. http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2014&mon=32361

Location: Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412 1957 E St NW.

Contacts: RSVP to http://go.gwu.edu/Kkorostelin

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. GW - TURKEY — Turkey in Crisis? Transformations of the State and Civil Society Joshua D. Hendrick, Loyola University of Maryland; Ihsan Dagi, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Bayram Balci, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Turkey has made the headlines recently for a number of issues, including accusations of corruption, controversial changes to the judiciary, restrictions on internet privacy, economic troubles, and protests against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Join our esteemed panelists in a discussion on Turkey's shifting political dynamic and its implications for the country and its region. http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2014&mon=32361

Location: Elliott School, Room 505, 1957 E Street NW.

Contacts: RSVP http://go.gwu.edu/Turkey

4:30 p.m. SAIS - AGE OF GREAT STAGNATION — "Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of Great Stagnation with Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University.

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

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

4:30 p.m. SAIS - U.S., JAPAN, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK — "The U.S., Japan, and the Asian Development Bank: Charting Regional Development Through Rough Waters with Robert Orr, ambassador and U.S. executive director of the Asian Development Bank

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

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

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EVENING

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - VENEZUELA — Venezuela's Protests: Passing Phase or Profound Reform? Discussion with Armando Briquet, Former Presidential Campaign Manager to Henrique Capriles Radonski; Roberto Patino, Former President and Cofounder, VotoJoven; Juan Andres Mejias, National Board of Directors Member, Voluntad Popular. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/aalac-20140306

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

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