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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Wednesday, March 12


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

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.

March 12 - 13. WORLD VISIONS H2O CONFERENCE — World Water Day 2014 is almost here! Across the nation, individuals, civic groups, faith-based initiatives, schools, and organizations will hold events throughout March and April. This year's Advocacy Day will be held on Thursday, March 13, in Washington DC. For a list of events:\_sourceFebruary+2014+Newsletter&utm\_campaignFebruary+2014&utm\_mediumemail

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave NW.

March 12 - 14. PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA 2014 — Building a Healthier future 2014 summit. PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to keynote the PHA-hosted event on the 14th, which will also feature PHA honorary vice chairs, US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and the Honorable William H. Frist, M.D., former US Senate Majority Leader.

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW.


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9 a.m. - 4 p.m. BROOKINGS - 'INTERWAR YEARS' — "Securing America's Future in the New 'Interwar Years.'" The fifth annual Military and Federal Fellow Research Symposium, hosted by the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, will feature the independent research produced by the members of each military service and federal agencies who have spent the last year serving at think-tanks and universities across the nation.

Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: Brookings Communications,, 202-797-6105



8 a.m. - 10 a.m. NATIONAL JOURNAL - NUCLEAR SECURITY — National Journal LIVE's "The Future of Global Nuclear Security." With Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control, National Security Council; Former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA); Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE); Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA); Ambassador Kere R. Aas, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States; Renee Jones-Bos, Secretary General for the Dutch Foreign Ministry; Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; William Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; James Kitfield, Contributing Editor, National Journal.

Location: Knight Broadcast Studio at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).

Contacts: Kori Anderson,, 202-266-7578

Notes: RSVP:

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. FSR - RETIREMENT CRISIS — Financial Services Roundtable hosts event, "Tackling America's Coming Retirement Crisis," focused on retirement security issues and the forthcoming proposed fiduciary duty rule from the U.S. Department of Labor. Assistant Secretary Phyllis Borzi of the U.S. Department of Labor will deliver opening remarks, followed by FSR CEO Tim Pawlenty moderating a panel discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-4), Securities and Exchange Commissioner (SEC) Commissioner Daniel Gallagher and EBRI President & CEO Dallas Salisbury.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW.

Contacts: Alison Hawkins, Alison.Hawkins@FSRoundtable.or, 202-589-2427

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. ACS - CONTRACEPTION — The American Constitution Society hosts a national briefing on Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius and Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. These cases examine religious exemption claims raised by for-profit corporations and their owners to the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide preventive health care — including contraception — to employees, without cost sharing. The cases will be argued together before the Supreme Court on March 25.

Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor.

Contacts: Jeremy Leaming,

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. WILSON CENTER - GREENHOUSE GAS - CHINA — The Long Road to Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China: Partnerships for Cleaner Energy Innovation. Speakers: Ming Sung, the Clean Air Task Forces Chief Representative for the Asia Pacific, has been at the forefront of efforts to accelerate cleaner coal efforts by helping to forge partnerships between leading energy firms from China and the West; Julio Friedmann is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal, Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy. In this capacity, he is responsible for the DOEs R&D program in advanced fossil energy systems, large demonstration projects, carbon capture, utilization, and storage, and clean coal deployment; Taiya Smith a Managing Partner at Garnet Strategies, LLC where she provides advice on working with China, clean energy, conservation, and climate change for nonprofit and commercial clients.

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

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. MPI - CHILD REFUGEES — The , Migration Policy Institute predsents "Children on the Run: An Analysis of First-Hand Accounts from Children Fleeing Central America." With remarks by Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Followed by a panel discussion with UN Representatives.

Location: MPI Conference Room, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300 (Third Floor).

Contacts: Michelle Mittelstadt, 202-266-1910

Notes: RSVP required.

10 a.m. CLINICAL TRIALS DIVERSITY — Press conference announcing a first-of-its-kind national campaign to increase diversity in clinical trials. With John Castellani, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA); Gary Puckrein, National Minority Quality Forum; Dr. Carlos J. Cardenas, Doctors Hospital (McAllen, TX); Dr. Ho Tran, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians; Averl Anderson, Breast cancer survivor and clinical trial participant.

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

Contacts: Emily Read,, 850-224-0174

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. USIP - SYRIA — Syria's Humanitarian Crisis and the International Response.

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

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. HERITAGE - CHINA-INDIA RIVALRY — Cold Peace: China-India Rivalry in the Twenty-First Century.

Location: 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.

Contacts: (202) 675-1752

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12 p.m. NATIONAL ARCHIVES - JFK — Noontime program on JFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency. "Before John F. Kennedy became a legendary young President, he was the junior Senator from Massachusetts, where his Presidential ambitions were first realized. Author John Shaw looks at how the young Senator catapulted himself onto the national stage and provides new insight into an underappreciated aspect of his political career. "

Location: McGowan Theater, National Archives.

Contacts: Public Affairs staff 202-357-5300


12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CONFLICT-FREE TRADE IN CONGO — The Intel Corp. and the Enough Project will host a discussion on opportunities to further strengthen conflict-free trade in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes Region, and how partnerships between policymakers, corporations and human rights advocates can make a positive impact in the Congo region. The event will begin with remarks from honorary co-hosts Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons, followed by a discussion on Intel's commitment to manufacture and ship "conflict-free" microprocessors. With Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel Corporation; John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project; Modibo Touri, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor to the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the African Great Lakes Region; H.E. Dr. Faida Mitifu, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United States; Professor Alphonse Daniel Ntumba Luaba Lumu, Executive Secretary, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region; and moderator by Witney Schneidman, senior International Advisor for Africa, Covington & Burling LLP, and Nonresident Fellow, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings.

Location: 385 Russell.

Notes: To RSVP or for additional event details, please contact Lisa Malloy at 202-626-4397 or

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. CARNEGIE - BRAZIL NUCLEAR — "Understanding Brazil's Nuclear Policy." Togzhan Kassenova will reflect on how Brazilians think about and explain their country's nuclear policy. The discussion will mark the release of Kassenova's new report "Brazil's Nuclear Kaleidoscope: An Evolving Identity."

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

Contacts: Carolyn Mullen,, 202-939-2306

12:30 p.m. SAIS - SOMALIA — "Crisis in the Horn: How Can the U.S. Support a More Stable and Secure Somalia? with J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Councils Africa Center; Harun Maruf, senior editor and international broadcaster at Voice of Americas Somalia Service; and Peter Lewis, director of the African Studies Program, will discuss this topic. Members of the public should RSVP to the Alexander Hamilton Society and SAIS Africa Association at

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

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ITIF - STEM WORKER SHORTAGE — ITIF Debate: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? Participants: Kevin Finneran, Editor-in-Chief, Issues in Science and Technology. Moderator: Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Ron Hira, Associate Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology; Jonathan Rothwell, Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Hal Salzman, Professor, Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.

Location: National Academy of Sciences Keck Building (Room 208), 500 Fifth St., NW.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CAP - JAPAN'S FOREIGN, ECONOMIC POLICIES - MAEHARA — The Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Center for American Progress will host a discussion and remarks from Seiji Maehara. Mr. Maehara has been a member of the House of Representatives of Japan since 1993, was the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan from 2005 to 2006 and later served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Minister of Land, Transportation and Infrastructure under the cabinets of Naoto Kan and Yukio Hatoyama. Mr. Maeharas remarks will focus on Japans relationship with Korea and China, U.S.-Japan security cooperation, and Abenomics. Speakers: Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; Daniel Bob, Senior Fellow and Senior Director for U.S.-Japan Programs, SPFUSA. Introduction: Glen Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress. Keynote remarks: Seiji Maehara, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan. RSVP at:

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

Contacts: Anne Shoup (202.481.7146)

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. USIP - SOMALIA — "Progress or Peril in Somalia?" A Conversation with U.N. Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay.

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

Contacts: Allison Sturma,, 202-429-4725

4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. GW - CENTRAL ASIA - AMERICAN UNIVERSITY — The Unique Role of the American University in Central Asia with Lynne Tracy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia; Andrew Wachtel, President, AUCA; Andrew Wilder, Vice president of South & Central Asia programs, US Institute of Peace.

Location: Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, 1957 E St NW.

Contacts: RSVP to



5 p.m. - 7 p.m. SAIS - AZERBAIJAN — "Challenges to Strategic Interests of the U.S. in Azerbaijan." Featuring Dr. Farhad Aliyev, Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow for Russia, American Foreign Policy Council.

Location: Rome Auditorium, 1st Fl., SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Contacts: n/a,

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. WOLA/DUKE HUMAN RIGHTS BOOK AWARD — The 2013 WOLA/Duke Human Rights Book Award Honoring Jonanthan Katz for The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.\_web&formkeydFA2MzRJeFg1alE4MTRrc0prSGlHbEE6MAgid0

Location: The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), 1666 Connecticut Ave NW - Fourth Floor.


6 p.m. - 10 p.m. RTDNF - FIRST AMENDMENT AWARDS — Chris Wallace of Fox News will host the 2014 First Amendment Awards held by The Radio Television Digital News Foundation. The honorees include: David Lougee, Gannett Broadcasting - First Amendment Leadership Award; Lester Holt, NBC News - Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award; Robin Sproul, ABC News - First Amendment Service Award; The Associated Press - First Amendment Award; Bill Plante, CBS News - RTDNF Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

Contacts: Mike Cavender,, 770-622-7011

8 p.m. DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL - STING — The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is pleased to announce that Sting will headline the seventh annual Performance Series of Legends benefit concert at the Music Center at Strathmore, joined by special guest Paul Simon plus an additional surprise performer.

Location: Strathmore in Bethesda:, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

Contacts: Strathmore (301) 581-5100

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