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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Friday, April 11

GENERAL

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March 20 - April 13. NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL — National Cherry Blossom Festival. http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

April 7 - 12. 108TH ASIL ANNUAL MEETING — The American Society of International Law holds their 108th ASIL Annual Meeting and 76th International Law Association Biennial Conference. Speakers will include: former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Singaporean Supreme Court Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, U.K. Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Mance, International Court of Justice (ICJ) President Peter Tomka, former Liberal Party of Canada Leader Michael Ignatieff, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth, and former UN Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Radhika Coomaraswamy. http://www.asil.org/annualmeeting

Highlights:

A Conversation with Hudson Medal Winner Alain Pellet, University Paris Ouest; Discussant, President Peter Tomka, International Court of Justice.

A Conversation with ICJ Judges Julia Sebutinde, Joan Donoghue, and Hanqin Xue.

Gala Dinner: Speaker: Danilo Turk, former President, Slovenia; Honorees: Hudson Medal: Alain Pellet, University of Paris-Ouest; Butcher Medal: Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University School of Law; Honorary Member: Fatou Bensouda, International Criminal Court.

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

April 8 - 13. INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND / WORLD BANK MEETINGS — Thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, and invited participants from the academia and private sectors, are expected to gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group.

Highlights:

G-20 Ministerial Meeting. IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1. Time still TBA.

8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m. IMF Press Briefing: Asia and Pacific Economic Outlook. IMF HQ2-3-748

9:15 a.m. IMF Press Briefing: European Department Press Conference. IMF HQ2-3-748.

10:15 a.m. IMF Press Briefing: Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook. IMF HQ2-3-748.

11 a.m. Panel discussion, "Emerging Economies: Views from East and South." (in English with interpretation into Spanish). Opening Presentations by: Augusto de la Torre and Bert Hoffman, regional Chief Economists. MC 2-800, 700 18th Street NW.

12 p.m. G20 FAMILY PHOTO. Location: IMF HQ2 - Atrium. Contact G20FinanceMedia@treasury.gov.au

12:15 p.m. IMF Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook. IMF HQ2-3-748.

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. G-20 Press Briefing. George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium.

1:45 p.m. Joint press conference with His Excellency Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services; Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan NOTE: The briefing will be conducted in Japanese (English interpretation is available. The number of interpretation ports in mult box for media is limited.) Washington Ball Room (B1F), The Westin Georgetown Hotel (2350 M Street, NW,.

6 p.m. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew holds press conference. Location: The George Washington University Jack Morton Memorial Building- Auditorium. This event is open press. Media who wish to attend must RSVP to Stephanie Ma at Stephanie.Ma@treasury.gov by Thursday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m.

On the Net: http://www.imf.org/external/spring/2014/about.htm

Notes: Official meeting dates are April 11- 13, with a number of related events leading up to those meetings. There will be additions to the schedule as the event gets closer, particularly final press conferences by the delegations. The full schedule can be found at: http://www.imf.org/external/meetings/schedule.aspx?meetingid=8

April 9 - 12. NYLC CONFERENCE — The National Youth Leadership Council's service-learning conference has convened over 48,000 youth and adults.

The culminating event of MONUMENTAL, sponsored by The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, is Saturday, April 12 where an estimated 1,000 volunteers will provide 3,000 hours of service to the community during a MONUMENTAL Day of Service: A Celebration of Global Youth Service Day. CONTACT: Amy Meuers, Marketing and Communications Director, National Youth Leadership Council, (651) 999-7363, ameuers@nylc.org; For more information: http://servicelearningconference.org/2014/general\_information/general\_info.php

Highlights:

5 p.m. Education Secretary Duncan will deliver remarks highlighting "the importance and benefits of young people's civic engagement and how national service can play a role in helping to strengthen the quality of public education."

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

April 10 - 11. POSTALVISION-2020 — Everything from mailboxes to autonomous aerial vehicles (aka drones) will be on the agenda at the fourth annual PostalVision 2020 Conference. contact John Callan, Managing Director of Ursa Major Associates and founder of the PostalVision 2020 Initiative, at 860-767-0709 or jcallan@ursamajorassociates.com For more information: www.postalvision2020.com

Location: Westin Washington City Center, 1400 M St. NW.

April 11 - 13. TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The TIA holds its Spring Policy Summit, bringing together ICT industry executives, influential members of Congress and policymakers from the FCC, State Department and other federal agencies. http://www.tiaonline.org/policy/spring-policy-summit-2014

Location: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, 100 Heron Boulevard, Cambridge, MD.

Contacts: Farrah Kim, farrahkim@rational360.com, 202-568-8986

mi12266520m. - 2:15 p.m. BROOKINGS - HEALTH CARE SPENDING — The Future of U.S. Health Care Spending: Why it Slowed and How to Sustain It. https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=THEF31E&OID=130&utm\_campaign=brookings-comm&utm\_sourcehs\_email&utm\_mediumemail&utm\_content12266520&\_hsencp2ANqtz--6Eqp87rcN6x9HpCH8vTyz9K9icyIhCNeZxm76JKUpeWyeXGxsWF5F-Kcm0l-Rzn\_6RFQk03FxtZqY00BFSmwyqGhaCQ&\_hsmi12266520

Location: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW.

Contacts: 202.797.6105

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MORNING

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CSIS - PRESIDENT'S TRIP — The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) will host a press briefing to discuss President Obama's upcoming trip to Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Malaysia. With: Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS; Matthew P. Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS; Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS; Christopher Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS.

Location: Room C115, CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

Notes: Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS — The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of Radio Free Asia, a panel discussion on the agency's Internet anticensorship efforts and a briefing on U.S. international media's response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Location: 330 Independence Avenue, SW.

Contacts: BBG Public Affairs, pubaff@bbg.gov, 202-203-4400

9 a.m. GEORGETOWN LAW - HUMAN RIGHTS — The Human Rights Institute Fact-Finding Project at Georgetown University Law Center presents a new report on the immediate and devastating impact that statelessness has on the lives of children in the Dominican Republic, including recommendations to the United States and Dominican governments for how to improve the situation.

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Hotung International Law Building, Room 2000, 550 First Street, NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending the live report launch should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. SYMANTEC - CYBER THREATS — "An Update on Cyber Threats: Symantec's 2014 Internet Security Threat Report." Presenters: Jeff Greene, Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec; Bill Wright, Director, Global Cybersecurity Partnerships, Symantec.

Location: State Room, 7th Floor, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW.

Notes: http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/events/Event%20on%20Symantec%202014%20Report%20.cfm

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. WILSON CENTER - LATIN AMERICAN POPULISM — Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century: Update Venezuela. Speakers: Margarita Lspez-Maya, Universidad Central de Venezuela; Carlos de la Torre, University of Kentucky; Cynthia J. Arnson, Latin American Program, Wilson Center.

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

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - EX-OFFENDERS — Locked Up and Locked Out - Securing a Second Chance at Economic Citizenship for Ex-Offenders. Participants: Monica Potts, Senior Writer, The American Prospect, Fellow, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation, Author, "Is there Hope for Survivors of the Drug Wars?" Joseph T. Jones, Jr., President and Founder, Center For Urban Families; Michael Pinard, Professor of Law and Director, Clinical Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law; Sharon Dietrich, Litigation Director, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia; Adrienne Noti, Special Advisor to the Director, Division of Program Innovation, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Aleta Sprague, Policy Analyst, Asset Building Program, New America Foundation; Mark Schmitt, Director, Political Reform Program, New America Foundation. Contact Liana Simonds at New America at (202) 735-2829 or simonds@newamerica.org RSVP: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2014/locked\_up\_and\_locked\_out

Location: New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400.

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. USIP - INTERNATIONAL COURTS — Preventing and Mitigating Conflicts: Role of the International Courts. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventing-and-mitigating-conflicts-role-of-the-international-courts-tickets-11034387149

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

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. WILSON CENTER - WRONG ENEMY — The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014. Speaker: Carlotta Gall, Former Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent, New York Times. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-wrong-enemy-america-afghanistan-2001-2014

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

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CAP - GREAT TEACHERS — The Center for American Progress and the American Institutes for Research release three new reports intended to help states and school districts identify and close the gaps in access to effective teaching. The discussion will focus on the steps, challenges, and solutions that districts and states must address to ensure "that all students have access to great teachers."

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

Notes: For more information, contact Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogress.org.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CSIS - AFGHAN ELECTIONS — The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents: "Afghanistan's Elections: What Comes Next?" A discussion with Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy and Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Acting Director, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, and Senior Fellow, International Security Program.

Location: Second Floor Conference Center, CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Notes: RSVP to http://my.csis.org/csis/CSIS1700/CSISEventRegistration.aspx?eventcode=2014\_146

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - BITCOIN — Discussion "Bitcoin: The Future of Currency?" With Chris Brummer, Project Director, Transatlantic Finance Initiative and C. Boyden Grey Fellow on Finance and Growth, Global Business and Economics Program, Atlantic Council; Jason Healey, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Kevin Houk, Research and Development, Blockchain.info; Bitcoin Miner; Ronald Marks, President, Intelligence Enterprises LLC.

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

Notes: Register at http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/bitcoin-the-future-of-currency

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. SAIS - IMF./WORLD BANK MEETINGS — "Financial Prospects in Southern Europe", Cristian Popa, Deputy Governor, Bank of Romania. Media RSVP: SAISPubAffairs@jhu.edu Media spots are reserved for members of the press with current credentials. To register a camera, contact SAISPubAffairs@jhu.edu.

Location: Johns Hopkins SAIS, Rome Building Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

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AFTERNOON

12 p.m. CARNEGIE - MID EAST PEACE TALKS — The Foundation for Middle East Peace, Americans for Peace Now, and Churches for Middle East Peace discussion on John Kerry's Framework. More of the Same, or a Fresh Approach to Israel-Palestine Peace? with Ziad Abu Zayyad, Co-Editor & Publisher, Palestine-Israel Journal and Hillel Schenker, Co-Editor, Palestine-Israel Journal.

Location: Carnegie Endowment, Choate Room (1st floor), 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW.

Contacts: RSVP to info@fmep.org (202-835-3650)

12 p.m. HERITAGE - SOUL OF THE GOP — Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It. http://www.heritage.org/events/2014/04/takeover

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: (202) 675-1752

On the Net: http://www.heritage.org/events/2014/04/takeover

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 'THE FORGOTTEN MIDDLE' — The California Institute presents a Congressional staff briefing featuring a presentation on "The Forgotten Middle," ACT's research on college and career readiness before high school. ACT will use the briefing to release an executive summary of their latest research and highlight what progress, if any, has been made since The Forgotten Middle was issued in 2008. Presenters include: Steve Kappler, Assistant Vice President and Head of Postsecondary Strategy, ACT, Inc.; Quentin Wilson, President and CEO, Career & College Clubs.

Location: B354 Rayburn.

Notes: RSVP to the California Institute at sullivan@calinst.org or 202-785-5456.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. INTERNET CAUCUS - INTERNET CONTROL — Lunch briefing, "The U.S. Government Relinquishes Last Vestige of Internet Control: That's A Good Thing, Right?" Speakers: Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); Steve DelBianco, NetChoice; Jamie Hedlund, VP Reviews, ICANN.

Location: 2226 Rayburn.

Notes: Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-us-government-relinquishes-last-vestige-of-internet-control-thats-a-good-thing-right-tickets-11160747095

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MEI - AFGHANISTAN'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS — Evaluating Afghanistan's Presidential Elections. http://www.mei.edu/events/evaluating-afghanistans-presidential-elections

Location: The Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. U.S. CHAMBER - EGYPTIAN FINANCE MINISTER — The U.S.-Egypt Business Council is hosting H.E. Hani Qadri Demian, Egypts recently appointed Minister of Finance, for a luncheon.

Location: US Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Hall of Flags, 1615 H Street NW.

Contacts: Tyler Hernandez thernandez@uschamber.com

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - FRACKING — The Boom - How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. Speaker: Russell Gold,. Senior Energy Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal, Author, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World @russellgold contact Liana Simonds at New America at (202) 735-2829 or simonds@newamerica.org RSVP at: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2014/the\_boom

Location: New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400.

12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. AEI - BRITISH RECOVERY — The British recovery: Remarks by George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer. Speakers: Arthur Brooks and Kevin Hassett in welcoming Chancellor George Osborne. This event will be located in the Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI. http://www.aei.org/events/2014/04/11/the-british-recovery-remarks-by-george-osborne-chancellor-of-the-exchequer/

Location: AEI, Twelfth Floor, 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW.

12:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. SAIS - GLOBAL ECONOMY — On-the-Record Event. Keynote Address: Sung-Soo Eun, Deputy Minister for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea.

Location: Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco, fdimarco@jhu.edu

Notes: RSVP required.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. HEZBOLLAH - SYRIA — "Defining the Threat: Hezbollah's Ongoing Role in Syria." The fourth in a series of briefings hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, the Institute for the Study of War, and the Reserve Officers Association.

Location: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Avenue NE.

Notes: RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hezbollahs-ongoing-role-in-syria-registration-11174391907?utm\_campaignSyria+Invite&utm\_mediumemail&utm\_sourceDEFINING+THE+THREAT%3A+HEZBOLLAH%27S+ONGOING+ROLE+IN+SYRIA

1:15 p.m. CFR - GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER — A Conversation with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble; Dr. Wolfgang Schduble will discuss the situation in Ukraine, a new regulatory regime for the European banking system, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and the prospects for a broader transatlantic relationship. Speaker: Wolfgang Schduble, Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Germany. Presider: Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman, American Council on Germany. The meeting will also be streamed live at cfr.org/live

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

Contacts: Tricia Miller Klapheke DCPressRSVP@cfr.org (202.509.8525)

Notes: Media Reply by: 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 Reply to: dcpressrsvp@cfr.org Camera pre-set 10a.m. - 12p.m.

2:15 p.m. NPC - GRENADA PM — "Grenada: Pioneering the Next Frontier as a Sustainable Nation." Grenada's Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell will discuss the launch of an initiative on sustainable development, small island economies and the Caribbean's new vision for a dynamic and green hemisphere at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference.

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

Contacts: Molly McCluskey, mollyemcluskey@gmail.com, 202-684-3445

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - THE TWO KOREAS — The Two Koreas and the Question of National Reunification, 1953-1960. http://wilsoncenter.org/event/the-two-koreas-and-the-question-national-reunification-1953-1960

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

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. IWP - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW — The OIC and International Human Rights Law: Conflicting or Cooperative Goals? Speaker: Dr. Katja Samuel Lecturer, School of Law, Reading University, UK Author, The OIC, the UN, and Counter-Terrorism Law-Making: Conflicting. http://www.iwp.edu/events/detail/the-oic-and-international-human-rights-law-conflicting-or-cooperative-goals

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

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EVENING

6 p.m. DR. LONDON - BUSINESS ETHICS — Dr. J.P. (Jack) London, Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI International Inc. delivers remarks at book signing for Character: The Ultimate Success Factor. Press interview opportunities are available immediately before the event if arranged in advance or following book signings.

Location: Barnes & Noble, Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22305.

Contacts: Kristina Messner kmessner@focusedimage.com (703-678-6023)

7 p.m. NATIONAL ARCHIVES - CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL — the National Archives, in partnership with the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival, presents a special screening of Umi Yama Aida: In Between Mountains and Oceans followed by a live orchestral performance.

Location: William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Use the Special Events Entrance, located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

Contacts: Public Affairs 202-357-5300

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