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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,


7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with Footwashing (live webcast available).

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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.

April 16 - 19. HOPKINS VS. SHUMENOV FIGHT WEEK SCHEDULE — Bernard Hopkins vs Beibut Shumenov light heavyweight word championship unification. Plus two additional world championship fights between Shawn Porter vs Paulie Malignaggi and Peter Quillin vs Lukas Konecny. Fighter media workouts on Wednesday the 16th; Final press conference on Thursday 17th; Official Weigh-in on Friday 18th. Fight night on Saturday the 19th. Contacts: Marylyn Aceves/Ramiro Gonzalez, Golden Boy Promotions: (213) 489-5631; Kelly Swanson/Lisa Milner/Flo Jocou, Swanson Communications/Hopkins: (202) 783-5500; Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1633; Annie Kruger, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1663; John Beyrooty/Matt Donovan, BZA/SHOWTIME: (562) 233-7477/(818) 462-5613; Teri Washington, Events DC: 202-494-5737; Bob Trieger, Full Court Press/Shumenov: (978) 664-4482.

Notes: To reserve a parking space on fight night, please email Fight night credentials can be picked up on Saturday, April 19 from 3 p.m. until 9 ET at the Northwest Entrance of the DC Armory. Media Credentials:



8 a.m. THE ECONOMIC CLUB OF WASHINGTON - WES BUSH — Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation will participate in a conversation-style interview with David M. Rubenstein, President of The Economic Club of Washington, DC. The focus of the discussion will be how Northrop Grumman is navigating the challenges confronting the defense industry in a time of shrinking military budgets. They will also explore the future of unmanned systems and cyber security for both government and commercial applications.

Location: The Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel, The Renaissance Ballroom, 999 Ninth Street, NW.

Notes: Media must register with Judi Irastorza, Economic Club of Washington at or 703-765-6881. Reception at 7:15 a.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. CHALLENGEHER - DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY — ChallengeHER, a joint initiative to promote the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program, is hosting its second event in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide women business owners with first-hand advice from key agency procurement officials.Confirmed speakers at this time include: John Hale III, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. DOE; David Boyd, Director, Office of Acquisition and Project Management, U.S. DOE; John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration; Ann Sullivan, Government Relations, Women Impacting Public Policy; Danya De Simone, Director, OPEN Live, American Express OPEN.

Location: U.S. DOE Main Auditorium, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW.

Notes: Media must RSVP to attend. Please contact John McLaughlin at or (212) 539-3236.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. WILSON CENTER - EUROPEAN-ISRAELI RELATIONS — European-Israeli Relations: Structural Problems with Dan Schueftan Director, National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa, and Goldman Visiting Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University.

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

9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. WILSON CENTER - ST. LAWRENCE — "The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region: Improving Policy Outcomes Through Research and Engagement." The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program and the Great Lakes Policy Research Network hosts a half-day conference dedicated to bringing government, non-government, private sector, community organizations, and other stakeholders together to discuss the vital issue of Great Lakes environmental governance.

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

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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 'STAR SPANGLED SUMMER' — Press preview at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House. Star Spangled Summer committee representatives will preview events and programs planned for Summer 2014 commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the burning of the city of Washington by British forces on Aug. 24, 1814.

Location: 748 Jackson Place, NW.

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Notes: RSVPs to

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. THE JERUSALEM FUND - BROKERS OF DECIT — Morning lecture with Professor Rashid Khalidi on Washington and the Peace Process: Assessing America's Role, Past and Present.

Location: The Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave, NW.

10 a.m. CBO - TAX CODE EFFECTS ANALYSIS — Each year, CBO works together with the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation to estimate the budgetary effects of the changes to spending programs and the tax code that were proposed in the Presidents budget. That analysis of the budget outlook under the Presidents proposals will be available on CBOs website at 10:00 a.m.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. GW - JAY CARNEY — The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) will host White House Press Secretary Jay Carney as part of the school's conversation series where students learn from the pros. SMPA Distinguished Fellow and CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will moderate the conversation. Topics will include "how to field questions in the briefing room, keeping your cool in times of pressure and tips to stay on message."

Location: The George Washington University, Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Nicole Carlotto at 202-994-6466 or

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - JUMPER — Gen. John P. Jumper, Chairman and CEO of Leidos will discuss his tenure at SAIC and Leidos, and how the company had to evolve in order to grow in face of market pressues in the defense industry and regulatory hurdles.

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

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. FREEDOM HOUSE - INTERSEX PERSONS - HUMAN RIGHTS — Freedom House A Discussion on the Human Rights of Intersex Persons: Deepening Awareness and Strengthening Activism. Speakers: Speakers: Anne Tamar-Mattis, Founder & Executive Director, Advocates for Informed Choice; Karen Walsh, Intersex Activist and Advocates for Informed Choice Supporter; Ellen Feder, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, American University. Moderator: Chloe Schwenke, Vice President for Global Programs, Freedom House.

Location: Freedom House, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 4th Floor.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. GW - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN — Stopping Violence Against Women: Women's Rights as Human Rights with Alison Brysk, Fellow, Global Women's Leadership Initiative, Wilson Center and Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara will arugue that Violence against women kills and maims more people than any war, and is estimated to affect one out of three women worldwide.

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

Notes: RSVP:



12 p.m. CATO - GOOGLE GLASS - POLICY — Libertarianism ThroughGlass: Using Google Glass to Change Policy. Speaker: Ian Spencer, Partner and CTO, Red Edge (@ispencer); Peter Tariche, Applications Developer, Generation Opportunity (@petrosantoni); and Peter Ildefonso IV, Web and Database Programmer, Leadership Institute (@PeteIldefonso), Web and Database Programmer; Moderated by Kat Murti, Digital Marketing Manager, Cato Institute (@KatMurti).

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: RSVP by 12p 16th ((202) 789-5229)

12 p.m. PETERSON INSTITUTE - BARBADOS — The Peterson Institute for International Economics will host a luncheon presentation by DeLisle Worrell, Governor of Central Bank of Barbados. Dr. Worrell will address the topic "Macroeconomic Options for Small Very Open Economies."

Location: 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Notes: RSVP to Yvonne Priestley at

12 p.m. WASHINGTON INSTITUTE - SYRIA — The Washington Institute hosts an online policy forum on The Syrian Conflict: Where Strategic Interest and Humanitarian Urgency Intersect. Speakers: David Miliband is president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom; Robert Ford is a former U.S. diplomat who recently retired after completing four years' service as ambassador to Syria; Andrew J. Tabler is a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant.. ttp://

Contacts: 202-452-0650

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. HUDSON - PAKISTAN — Philanthropy for Civil Society in Pakistan.

Location: Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters 1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor.

12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. WASHINGTON INSTITUTE - SYRIA — Policy forum, "The Syrian Conflict: Where Strategic Interest and Humanitarian Urgency Intersect." With David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom and Robert Ford, a former U.S. diplomat who recently retired after completing four years' service as ambassador to Syria. (Members of the media wishing to cover the event with cameras should call 202-230-9550.)

Location: Stern Library and Conference Room at The Washington Institute, 1828 L Street NW, Suite 1050.


12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM - ACA - PREVENTIVE SERVICES — Briefing, "What's Preventing Prevention?" Judy Monroe, deputy director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and head of the CDC Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, will talk about the value of prevention in population health and current CDC initiatives in prevention related to provisions in the ACA. Lynda Flowers, senior strategic policy advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), one of the authors of a recent PPI paper, will highlight barriers to preventive services. Kevin Lucia, professor and project director, Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms, will discuss his report on colonoscopy screening after the ACA and his work on private health insurance. Ed Howard of the Alliance and Susan Reinhard of AARP will co-moderate.

Location: G50 Dirksen.

Contacts: Marilyn Serafini,, 202-789-2300

12:30 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - PEACE DIVIDEND ERA — The End of the Peace Dividend Era and The Future of Transatlantic Relations. At the epicenter of Polands security policy is Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak. Against the backdrop of crisis in Eastern Europe, Minister Siemoniak will be visiting the Atlantic Council to discuss "The End of the Peace Dividend Era and The Future of Transatlantic Relations".

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

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. MARSHALL INSTITUTE - SPACE SETTLEMENTS — "Human Settlement in Space: Bases in Near Space." the Marshall Institute will bring together a panel of experts to discuss scientific, technological and legal aspects of human settlement in near space. Speakers: Rosanna Sattler, Partner, Posternak Blankstein & Lund, LLP; Cheryl L. B. Reed, Program Development Manager, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; Martin Elvis, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Location: 2325 Rayburn.

Notes: RSVP:

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - BIRTH RATES — The Environmental Change and Security Program, the Asia Program, and the Global Europe Program present "Aging and Security: What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?" Featuring Steven Philip Kramer, Professor, National Defense University.

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 building security and allowed entrance.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CARNEGIE - PAKISTAN — The Military and Politics in Pakistan.

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

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. AEI - CURMUDGEON — "The curmudgeons guide to getting ahead." How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author, social scientist, and self-described curmudgeon Charles Murray will offer "indispensable advice" for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and "living a fulfilling life."

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, AEI, 1150 17th St. NW.

Notes: News media inquiries, email or call 202.862.5829



6 p.m. KALB REPORT - JUSTICES SCALIA AND GINSBURG — Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join host Marvin Kalb to talk about the First Amendment as well as the origins and contemporary meaning of freedom. (This event is open only to members of The National Press Club.)

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

Contacts: Gil Klein,

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. GW - WOMEN AS AGENTS OF CHANGE — Women as Leaders and Agents of Change: A Panel Discussion on Women in Public Affairs Moderator: Christina Bellantoni, Editor-in-Chief, Roll Call Panelists: Frances Colon, Deputy Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State Hannah Kim, Press Secretary, U.S. Representative Charles Rangel Angela Rye, Esq., Director of Strategic Partnerships, IMPACT Gigi Scoles, Director of Human Rights, Vital Voices Anna Tunkel, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, APCO Worldwide.

Location: Elliott School, Room 113, 1957 E St NW.

Notes: RSVP:

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. GW - MARIO LIVIO — The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science presents the 2014 Frank Howard Distinguished Lecture, delivered by internationally renowned astrophysicist and prize-winning author Mario Livio.

Location: The George Washington University, Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 800 21st St., NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Nicole Carlotto at 202-994-6466 or

7 p.m. NATIONAL ARCHIVES - EMANCIPATION — The National Archives hosts "Emancipation and Home Rule: A Duel Struggle for Equality," a panel discussion about "the symbiotic relationship between the struggle for emancipation and the struggle for home rule, congressional representation, and statehood." John Franklin of the National Museum of African American History and Culture moderates panelists Virginia Howard, professor of education at the University of the District of Columbia; Jerome Paige, economist; Miles Mark Fisher, former President of University of the District of Columbia; Sharon Pratt, former Mayor of the District of Columbia; and Tom Davis, former Congressman. This event is presented in partnership with the DC City Government and the NMAAHC.

Location: William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building. (Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.)

Contacts: Public Affairs, 202-357-5300

7:30 p.m. CANNABIS COALITION AWARDS — The newly formed DC-MD-VA Cannabis Coalition (DMVCC) will host an evening awards event bringing together "concerned citizens, policy reform advocates, and legislators to celebrate recent successes on cannabis reforms in the Mid-Atlantic region." The DMVCC will present "vanguard" awards recognizing the contributions of three individuals who have been instrumental in reforming marijuana laws locally.

Location: Busboys and Poets (5th and K), 1025 5th St. NW.

Contacts: Adam Eidinger,, 202-744-2671

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. GW - FRAN LEBOWITZ — The George Washington University Judaic Studies Program and the Department of English present an evening with Fran Lebowitz, the American author, actor and public speaker known for her witty, often acerbic viewpoints on life, culture and politics.

Location: The George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St., NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Angela Olson at or 202-994-3087.

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