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March 6 - 8. CPAC 2014 — The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) holds their annual conference.


9 a.m. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas.

9:15 a.m. John Cornyn, U.S. Senator (R-TX).

10:10 a.m. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.).

11 a.m. Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas.

12:45 p.m. Eric Metaxas, Author.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Red Alert Politics, an online publication for young conservatives, will host its first-ever Youth Caucus at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Entitled "Have Your Say," the Red Alert Politics' Youth Caucus will give young conservatives attending CPAC the opportunity to discuss issues important to them. CONTACT: Angela Berard at

2:40 p.m. Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator (R-PA).

2:50 p.m. Al Cardenas, Chairman, American Conservative Union.

3 p.m. Rand Paul, U.S. Senator (R-KY).

Notes: Media registration via website.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m. U.S.- ISRAEL 'SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP' SUMMIT — A national summit on the "special relationship" between the United States and Israel. Panelists will include former military and diplomatic personnel, intelligence officers, scholars, economists, researchers and a variety of other subject-matter experts and authors who are "often shut out of key discussions in public forums and news media outlets." Members of the public will be allowed to ask questions and network with other attendees. Summit Speakers include: Raymond McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990; Allan C. Brownfeld, a syndicated columnist, associate editor of The Lincoln Review and the editor of Issues, the quarterly journal of the American Council for Judaism; Philip Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); Paul Findley, who served the 20th District of Illinois during eleven terms from 1961 to 1983; Paul Pillar, who retired in 2005 from a 28-year career in the U.S. intelligence community, in which his last position was National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia; Dr. Michael Scheuer, who served in both the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) and the Directorate of Operations (DO) during his 22-year career with the CIA; James J. David, a retired Brigadier General, and a graduate of the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College, and the National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington DC; David George Newton, a 36 year career diplomat who served as ambassador to Yemen (1994-97) and ambassador to Iraq (1984-88).

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

Contacts: Grant Smith,, 202-342-7325

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7 a.m. - 12 p.m. DALAI LAMA PROTEST — Over 500 members of the International Shugden Community are to stage an "impassioned" demonstration against the Dalai Lama, who is being accused by protesters of using his political power "to ban a mainstream 400-year-old religious practice and to create religious apartheid, segregation, and a system of persecution in the Tibetan exile community, including refusal of medical treatment,"

Location: Opposite the National Cathedral.

Contacts: Rachael Jeffrey,, 631-405-8511


8 a.m. - 12 p.m. MARITIME ASIA — Managing the Air Commons in Maritime Asia.\_ldWGw

Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Contacts: RSVP to Nicole Yeo ((202) 695-8167)

8:30 a.m. C&O CANAL TRUST AWARD — The winter 2014 business meeting of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) will be highlighted by the presentation of the Chairman's Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation to the C&O Canal National Historical Park and C&O Canal Trust for the Canal Quarters program.

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Kennedy Caucus Room.

Contacts: Heidi Glatfelter,, 301-712-8617

9:30 a.m. WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL - DALAI LAMA — Washington National Cathedral and the Office of Tibet will welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the for a discussion on peace and ethics. This is the Dalai Lamas fourth visit to the National Cathedral. CONTACT: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy (202) 776-7700

Location: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW.

Notes: Media without an RSVP will not be given access to the Cathedral.

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CAP ACTION FUND - WOMEN OF COLOR — The Center for American Progress Action Fund releases "Women's Leadership: Whats True, Whats False, and Why It Matters," featuring remarks by Val Demings, the first female chief of police and a panel discussion about the leadership issues facing women of color. Maya Harris will moderate a panel of experts about empowerment and agency, mentorship and executive presence, girlhood, young womanhood, the motherhood penalty, and the changing face of female influence.

Location: Center for American Progress Action Fund, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor.

Contacts: Madeline Meth, 202-741-6277


10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. STIMSON - 2015 DEFENSE BUDGET — Issues and Insights on International Security: The 2015 Defense Budget. Issues And Insights On International Security: The 2015 Defense Budget. Opening Remarks: Ellen Laipson, Stimson President and CEO; James Goldgeiger, Dean, School of International Studies, American University. Panelists: Gordon Adams, Professor, School of International Studies, American University; Russell Rumbaugh, Director, Stimson's Budgeting For Foreign Affairs and Defense program. Moderator: Yochi Dreazen, Deputy News Editor, Foreign Policy.

Location: 1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor.

Contacts: Rich Robinson,, 202-478-3419

John Cappel (202-464-2666)

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EAST WEST CENTER - RUSSO-JAPANES RELATIONS — Beyond the Kuriles: New Trends in Russo-Japanese Relations. Speakers: Dr. Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council; Hirohisa Mori (Discussant), Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. RSVP at: by MArch 6th.

Location: 1819 L Street, NW.

11 a.m. HERITAGE - UKRAINE — "Young Ukrainians Share Perspectives About the Crisis in Their Country." Featuring Iryna Fedets, Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation; Mykola "Nikolay" Vorobiov, Ukrainian Journalist and Blogger; Maksym Beznosiuk, National Conference on Soviet Jewry.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761



12 p.m. - 2 p.m. WASHINGTON INSTITUTE - TURKEY — Discussion on "The Rise of Turkey" on Turkey's transformation: prospects and limits. Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army, is head of Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), NATO's most senior land forces command, based in Izmir, Turkey. During his distinguished military career, he led the "Bastogne" Brigade in Operation Iraqi Freedom, served as director of operations for Regional Command South in Afghanistan, and held numerous other senior posts before being named to lead LANDCOM; James F. Jeffrey, the Institute's Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow, served as ambassador to Turkey from 2008 to 2010; Ross Wilson is director of the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and a lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University. He served as ambassador to Turkey from 2005 to 2008.

Location: 1828 L Street, NW.

Contacts: Camera registration 202-230-9550



12 p.m. CATO - TPA, TPP, TTIP - TRADE AGENDAS — TPA, TPP, TTIP, and You: When Will We Enjoy the Fruits of the U.S. Trade Agenda? Speakers: Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

Location: Capitol Visitors Center, SVC-210.

12 p.m. GW - VIOLENCE AGAINST WONEN — The GW Global Women's Institute and We Belong Together host a panel on the Intersection of Violence Against Women and Girls and Immigration Reform, "Violence Against Women as a Cross-Border Issue." Lynn Rosenthal, White House advisor on violence against women, will provide opening remarks. Mary Ellsberg, director of the George Washington University Global Womens Institute, will moderate.

Location: The George Washington University, Duques Hall, Room 152, 2201 G St., NW.

Contacts: Nicole Carlotto,, 202-994-6466

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Kurtis Hiatt at 202-994-1849 or

12 p.m. NATIONAL ARCHIVES - NOONTIME PRESENTATION SERIES — "Tammany Hall, New Yorks famous political machine, has been considered the worst of urban politics: graft, crime, and patronage personified by characters like William "Boss Tweed. Historian and New York City journalist Terry Golway dismantles these stereotypes; Tammany's corruption was real, but so was its forgotten role in protecting the poor and immigrants and laying the groundwork for social reform. A book signing will follow the program."

Location: McGowan Theater, National Archives

Contacts: Public Affairs staff 202-357-5300

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12 p.m. NDN RAISING OUR GAME — The New Policy Institute hosts Dr. Robert Shapiro for "Raising Our Game" - A Presentation About the US Economy in 21st Century.

Location: NDN, 729 15th St.

Notes: There will also be a presentation again on the 21st Register for that date:

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - RUSLANA LYZHYCHKO — Ruslana Lyzhychko: The Voice of a Revolution - A discussion with Ruslana Lyzhychko, Ukrainian Activist and Singer.

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW.

Contacts: RSVP to

2 p.m. CHINESE EMABASSY - HEAD SHAVING FOR LIU XIA — Citizen Power for China/Initiatives for China is to hold ceremony in support of Liu Xia in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC. (which is March 8 in Beijing, The Women's Day in China). The event features shaving heads for Liu Xia by about 10 human rights activists, and staffers from the U. S. Congress and other supporters will attend the ceremony. This Women's Day event echoes that of "Liu Xia Concerns Group" in Hong Kong. Similar events are being held in Paris, Sydney and Boston. on March 8th. Contacts: Dr. Yang Jianli, 857-472-9039,; Dr. Han Lianchao, 703-851-8334,

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. UKRAINE — The Brookings Institution hosts a discussion on the crisis in the Ukraine. With Brookings Senior Fellow Fiona Hill, director of the Center on the United States and Europe; Michael OHanlon, senior fellow; and Steven Pifer, senior fellow. Brookings visiting fellow Jeremy Shapiro will moderate.

Location: Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW

Contacts: .

Notes: To RSVP for this event, please call the Office of Communications at 202-797-6105 or register at http address above.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. IWP - UKRAINE — Ukraine: Code Orange with Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, IWP.

Location: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street NW.

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