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April 13 - 20. 8 a.m. NATIONAL CATHEDRAL - HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE — Washington National Cathedral hosts events Holy Week and Easter weekend, including a presentation of the St. John Passion, J.S. Bachs most poignant choral drama of the trial and crucifixion (or Passion) of Jesus. CONTACT: Meredith MacKenzie, West End Strategy, (202) 776-7700,

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Notes: Members of the press should RSVP to Meredith MacKenzie at West End Strategy Team by sending an email to at least two days in advance with the event they are interested in covering and details of the crew and equipment.



9:30 a.m. MPAC - BOSTON MARATHON — "One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombing: American Muslims Address Preventing Violent Extremism." The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is holding a press conference to headline the launch of their campaign called "Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities." Haris Tarin (Director of MPAC's Washington, DC, office), Alejandro J. Beutel (the toolkit's author and an independent research consultant), and Imam Mohamed Magid (Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society) will be among those speaking at the press conference.

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

Contacts: Riham Osman,, 202-547-7701


11 a.m. - 1 p.m. GUN CONTROL RALLY — Weekly gun control rally by "concerned citizens." Weather permitting. CONTACTS: Helen Ramsey; Linda Finkel-Talvadkar; Barbara Elsas

Location: In front of the north side of the White House.




12 p.m. HERITAGE - HOOVER'S LOST MEMOIRS - NASH — George Nash on his book, The Crusade Years, 1933-1955: Herbert Hoovers Lost Memoirs of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: (202) 675-1752

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MEI - EGYPT — Egypt's Emerging Entrepreneurial Landscape: Prospects and Deterrents.

Location: The Middle East Institute, 1761 N St NW.

12:30 p.m. 'IF I HAD A TRILLION' — Seventy youth from around the country will be in DC to show via video and a demonstration at Farragut Square how they would spend the more than $1 trillion spent annually on the military. Event sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

Contacts: Erin Polley,, 317-626-0868

12:30 p.m. NPC - LEWIS BLACK — Lewis Black, the comedian, playwright, and satirist who is perhaps best known for his frequent "Back in Black" appearances on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," will address a National Press Club luncheon. Black, a native of Silver Spring, Md., will talk about politics and social issues. (This is a ticketed event.)

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

Contacts:, 202-662-7501

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. ALEXANDER HAMILTON SOCIETY - ALLEN — A Conversation with John R. Allen, General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) on Strategic Leadership.\_140414

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

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BROOKINGS - NUCLEAR ARMS — "Challenges to Further Nuclear Arms Reductions." The Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings and the Heinrich Bvll Foundation North America will host a discussion on the challenges that inhibit further nuclear reductions. The panel will consist of Dennis Gormley, University of Pittsburgh; Goetz Neuneck, University of Hamburg; and Nikolai Sokov, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Brookings Senior Fellow Steven Pifer will moderate the discussion and questions from the audience.

Location: Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: Brookings Communications,, 202-797-6105

2:30 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL- POLITICAL ISLAM - PAKISTAN — Rising Political Islam in Pakistan: Causes and Consequences with Husain Haqqani of the Hudson Institute and Haroon K. Ullafof the US Department of State, moderated by South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz.

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

3 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - I AM RWANDAN — dDscussion with Professor Anastase Shyaka, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Governance Board and Gretchen Birkle, Africa Regional Director, International Republican Institute. The conversation will be moderated by the Africa Center's Director J. Peter Pham.

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

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. BROOKINGS - NORTH KOREA — "Human Rights in North Korea: An Address by Michael Kirby," Chair, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea.

Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: Brookings Communications,, 202-797-6105

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. CARNEGIE - INDIA, U.S. — A Complicated Arrangement: India and the United States Since 1947.

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

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - EGYPTS ANTIQUITIES — The Arab Spring and the State of Egypts Antiquities. Speaker: Monica Hanna, Egyptologist, social media activist, and SAFE Beacon Award Winner.

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

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE - ARGENTINA — "Argentina's Economic And Political Prospects." Featuring Gustavo Canonero, Deutsche Bank Securities; Daniel Kerner, Eurasia Group.

Location: 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510.

Contacts: n/a, 202-822-9002



6:30 p.m. NPC - 'THE INFIDELS' — The Book and Author Committee at the National Press Club will feature Joe David's latest book, "The Infidels" (to be published by Thames River Press, London, April 2014). It is about a genocide that occurred exactly 100 years ago in Persia.

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

Notes: For reservations, contact: Copy all names and e-mail addresses to:

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL - VENEZUELA — Sound and Fury or Winds of Change? Protests in Venezuela. Panelists: Pedro M. Burelli, former Member of the Executive Board of Petrsleos de Venezuela, Managing Partner of B+V Consulting; Philip C. French, Executive Director of the American Committees on Foreign Relations; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, The Inter-American Dialogue; Stephen Kaplan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Co-sponsored with the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Location: 6th floor, 1957 E Street NW.

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