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5 p.m. IRAN-NUCLEAR — The McCain Institute hosts debate on "Iran Nuclear Deal: Breakthrough or Failure?" With Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Brookings; Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor, The Wall Street Journal; and Reuel Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Former CNN White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin will moderate.

Location: 805 21st Street, NW, 1st floor, Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University

Contacts: Meghan Latcovich, 571-481-6727



March 8 - 11. 2014 NMA COLLOQUIUM — National Colloquium on African American Health on reducing or eliminating "racial and ethnic disparities in health care".\_content&view=article&id=170&Itemid=218

Location: Marriott-Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW.


March 8 - 12. NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE — National League of cities holds their 2014 Congressional City Conference. Keynote Speaker : Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, Building America's Future Presentation of Findings, Tech Jobs, Opportunity and Metro Growth: Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, PPI, Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Diana Carew, Economist, PPI, Investing for Growth: A Mayors Perspective; Chris Coleman, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor of St. Paul; Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City; Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona. Moderator: Fawn Johnson, National Journal.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Rd. Washington.

March 10 - 11. 2014 APTA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE — 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Legislative Conference. Speakers include: Anthony Foxx, secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; Therese McMillan, deputy administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC; Joseph C. Szabo, administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC; Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC; Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives. Register with: to APTA Director-Media, Virginia Miller, at

Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

Contacts: Virginia Miller (202-496-4816)

March 10 - 11. 2014 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE OF NORTH AMERICA'S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS — Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson will be the featured speaker at the 2014 Legislative Conference of North America's Building Trades Unions.

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

Contacts: Tom Owens 202-756-4623 (

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March 10 - 11. IBTTA LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT — The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) holds their "Summit on Legislation, Policy and Infrastructure Finance

with Gov. Ed Rendell, Co-Chair, Building Americas Future to Address Summit; Tolling Advocates and Experts to Lobby Capitol Hill and Hear from Members of Congress, other Transportation Leaders. CONTACT: Kristofer Eisenla, LUNA+EISENLA media 5/8 202.670.5747 (mobile)

Location: The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW.

March 10 - 12. 2014 AFCEA HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE — 2014 AFCEA Homeland Security Conference "4th Generation DHS: Remaining Ever-Vigilant". AGENDA: For more information:


10:15 a.m. Panel: Role of Laboratories in Homeland Security with Dr. Daniel Gerstein (invited), Acting Under Secretary, Science & Technology, Department of Homeland Security. Moderator: Ira Reese (confirmed), Executive Director, Laboratories and Scientific Services Bureau, Customs and Border Protection.

4 p.m. Panel: Continuous Diagnostics Monitoring. Moderator: John Streufert (invited), Director, Federal Network Resilience, Department of Homeland Security.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Atrium Ballroom.

March 10 - 12. APPA LEGISLATIVE RALLY — The American Public Power Association holds its 2014 Legislative Rally.

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

Contacts: n/a, 202-467-2958

March 10 - 13. SATELLITE 2014 — The Access Intelligence Satellite Group, producers of the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition host SATELLITE 2014.

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

Contacts: Kisme Williams (301-354-1785)

March 11 - 13. 2014 NCAI EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WINTER SESSION — The National Congress of American Indians hold their 2014 Executive Council Winter Session.

Location: The Westin Washington City Center, 1400 M Street Northwest.

March 11 - 13. EDUCATORS - VIRTUAL CONFERENCE — Share My Lesson, the largest online community of American educators sharing lesson plans and other teaching materials, will host a virtual conference of 24 webinars for educators and parents, ranging from creative ways to teach the arts and natural sciences, proactive and positive behavior management tips, and ways to cultivate innovative thinkers. CONTACT: Natalie Dean, Share My Lesson, 202-756-0291.


6 p.m. Keynote Address by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education.



9 a.m. SAIS - — "Evaluating People-to-People Reconciliation Programs: Findings, Conclusions and Feedback with Susan Allen, director of George Mason Universitys Center for Peacemaking Practice; Melissa Brown, director of the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation in USAIDs Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance; David Hunsicker, team leader for the Asia and Middle East at USAID's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation; Kelly Skeith, deputy director for performance evaluation at Social Impact; Mathias Kjaer, evaluation specialist at Social Impact; Liz McClintock, founder and managing partner at CMPartners; and Melanie Cohen Greenberg, president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the SAIS Conflict Management Program, Search for Common Ground and USAID at Note: A live webcast of this event will be available at .

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

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. CSIS - SALVADORAN ELECTIONS — "Elections in El Salvador: What's At Stake?" Featuring remarks by: Douglas Farah, President, IBI Consultants, & Senior Associate Americas Program.

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

Contacts: n/a, 202-887-0200

9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SPEAKER SERIES — The FCC's Accessibility & Innovation Initiative holds its next Speaker Series event. Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division at Clemson University will give a presentation on "Innovation in Voting Accessibility." The speaker series highlights and encourages innovation in accessible communications technologies that will benefit people with disabilities.

Location: FCC Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, SW.

Contacts: n/a, 202-418-0500

9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - WAR ON POVERTY — "50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward." Participants: Alice O'Connor, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara; William Elliott III, Associate Professor and Director of Assets and Education Initiative, University of Kansas; Josh Barro, National Correspondent, New York Times; Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress; Kilolo Kijakazi, Program Officer, Ford Foundation; Reid Cramer, Director, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation; Elise Gould, Economist, Economic Policy Institute; Shawn Fremstad, Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Rachel Black, Senior Policy Analyst, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation.

Location: 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400.

Contacts: Liana Simonds,, 202-735-2829

9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. HEALTH AFFAIRS EVENT — Health Affairs Founding Editor John Iglehart hosts a Health Affairs briefing to spotlight issues related to the ACA and people with HIV/AIDS. Panels will focus on the Impact Of Early Treatment; ACA Implementation; Targeting Resources. Speakers: Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Public Health at the US Department of Health and Human Services (Keynote); Dana Goldman, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair and Director, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California; Arleen A. Leibowitz, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Public Affairs; Brandon D.L. Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health; John A. Romley, Research Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Gery W. Ryan, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation; Julia Thornton Snider, Senior Research Economist, Precision Health Economics; Neeraj Sood, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Director of Research, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California; Zachary Wagner, Doctoral Student in Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley, and Research Analyst, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California. Kim Rymsha at or call (202) 745-5054.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor.

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION - SUPREME COURT — Briefing, "The Supreme Court and Contraceptive Coverage: Legal and Policy Implications."

Location: 1330 G St. NW.

Contacts: n/a, 202-347-5270

10 a.m. NPC - REP. WALDEN — U.S. Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, will discuss the political climate ahead of the 2014 Congressional election at a National Press Club Newsmakers new conference. Contact:

Tony Gallo NPC Newsmakers Event Host

202 -544-6973, For more information:

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

10 a.m. SAIS - LABOR STANDARDS - SOUTH KOREA — "Labor Standards and South Korean Employment Practices in North Korea. Marcus Noland, professorial lecturer at the U.S.-Korean Institute at SAIS, and executive vice president and director of studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will discuss his new report "Labor Standards and South Korean Employment Practices in North Korea. .

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

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CFR - CIA DIRECTOR — On the record event: John O. Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will discuss challenges and opportunities for the American intelligence community and reflect on his first year as CIA director.

Location: Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F Street NW.

Contacts: Tricia Miller Klapheke,, 202-509-8525

Notes: RSVP REQUIRED. Reply by: 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 10 to: Camera Set-up Time: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Press Registration: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. HERITAGE - PACIFIC SPACE AGE — "A Pacific Space Age? U.S., Japanese, and Chinese Perspectives on Space." Featuring Katsuyuki Kawai, Member, Japanese House of Representatives; Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; John Sheldon, Ph.D., Research Fellow, George C. Marshall Institute.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761



12 p.m. ECONOMIC CLUB - BURWELL — Key elements of President Obama's proposed 2015 budget, submitted to Congress on March 4th, will be the topic of a conversation-style interview between Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget and David M. Rubenstein, President of The Economic Club of Washington, DC.

Location: J.W. Marriott Washington, DC, Capitol Ballroom, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Notes: MEDIA MUST PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT: Judi Irastorza, Economic Club of Washington at or 703-765-6881. All Cameras Must Be Set Up By 12:00 p.m.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - ARAB TRANSITIONS — A Mixed Picture: The Political and Economic Future of the Arab Transitions A discussion with Yasser El Shimy, Teaching Fellow, Boston University; Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson Center; Mohsin Khan, Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council. Moderated by Mirette F. Mabrouk, Deputy Director for Regional Programs, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council.

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

Contacts: RSVP to

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. FMEP - PEACE PROCESS — The Foundation for Middle East Peace hosts event, "Advancing the Kerry Peace Process," a presentation of MEI's George and Rhonda Salem Family Foundation Lecture Series. Speakers: Daniel Levy, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations; Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings' Saban Center; Kate Seelye (Moderator), Senior Vice President, The Middle East Institute.

Location: Human Rights Campaign Conference Center, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW.


12 p.m. - 2 p.m. WILSON CENTER - POPULATION AND CLIMATE — The Environmental Change and Security Program presents "Double Dividends: Population Dynamics & Climate Adaptation." Featuring: Monica Das Gupta, Research Professor, University of Maryland; Kathleen Moglegaard, Consultant, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center.

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

Notes: Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance.

2 p.m. NPC - HONOR VIOLENCE — In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence — including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation (FGM) — and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, Muslim women and human rights activists will address the issue at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference. Speaking will be author Raheel Raza, president of the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow and founder of Canada' Forum 4 Learning, and Manda Zand Ervin, an Iranian political refugee who is dedicated to publicizing the plight of Iranian women under the Islamic Sharia laws. They will be joined by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), sponsor of the bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act, (IVAWA), and Kiersten Stewart of Futures Without Violence.

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

Contacts: Herb Perone,, 301-512-7636

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. HERITAGE - ASIA — "ASIA 2014: The View from Capitol Hill." Featuring Jamie Fly, Counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs, Senator Marco Rubio; Nilmini Gunaratne Rubin, Senior Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Brett Doyle, Legislative Assistant, Senator Pat Toomey.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. HUDSON INSTITUTE - MIDDLE EAST POLICY — Discussion, "Does the Obama Administration Have a Middle East Policy?" Hudson Institute senior fellow Lee Smith will moderate a panel with Hillel Fradkin, Adam Garfinkle, Robert Satloff, and Tamara Cofman Wittes to discuss whether or not the Obama White House has a "real strategy" for the Middle East.

Location: Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St, NW, 6th Floor.


3 p.m. - 4 p.m. WILSON CENTER - JAPAN-TAIWAN RELATIONS — "Japan and Cross-Strait Relations: Why Japan-Taiwan Relations Continue to Grow." Speaker: Madoka Fukuda, Associate Professor of International Politics and China Studies, Hosei University.

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



5 p.m. IRAN-NUCLEAR — The McCain Institute hosts debate on "Iran Nuclear Deal: Breakthrough or Failure?" With Robert Einhorn, Senior Fellow, Brookings; Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor, The Wall Street Journal; and Reuel Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Former CNN White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin will moderate.

Location: 805 21st Street, NW, 1st floor, Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University

Contacts: Meghan Latcovich, 571-481-6727

5 p.m. SAIS - TOPPLING QADDAFI — "Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of International Intervention. Christopher Chivvis, adjunct professor in the European and Eurasian Studies Program and senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, will discuss his new book Toppling Qaddafi: Libya and the Limits of International Intervention. Karim Mezran, adjunct professor of Middle East Studies at SAIS, will join the discussion. Members of the media should RSVP to Francesca Di Marco in the Office of Communications at 202.663.5644 or

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

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - HUNTSMAN — Governor Jon Huntsman will take the stage at the Atlantic Council for the first time since becoming chairman to share his thoughts on the United States' role in a world of transition.

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

5:30 p.m. AAAS - SLEEP AND DREAMING — "Wake up, I'm Speaking: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreaming." Three specialists will review what neuroscience tells about sleep, sleep disorders, dreams, and the impact of sleep research on medicine and society in an evening presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Location: AAAS Auditorium at 12th and H Streets, NW.

Contacts: Earl Lane,, 202-326-6431

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK SCREENING — HBO, The Shriver Report, and CAP to Host Exclusive Premiere Screening of 'Paycheck to Paycheck. Speakers: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). Opening remarks: Karen Skelton, CEO and editor-in-chief, The Shriver Report; Nancy Abraham, senior vice president of documentary programming, HBO. Panelists: Katrina Gilbert, subject of the film; Phil Acord, executive director, Childrens Home/Chambliss Shelter; Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director, Moms Rising. Moderator: Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress.

Location: Landmarks E Street Cinema, E Street between 10th and 11th Streets, NW.

Contacts: Anne Shoup (202.481.7146)

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