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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Wednesday, April 16


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9:30 a.m. DELAURO, SLAUGHTER, ELLISON, CLYDE PRESTOWITZ PRESS CALL — Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) will join Clyde Prestowitz, former U.S. Trade Negotiator for Japan, Korea and China, for a telephone press conference today on the President's upcoming trip to Asia and TPP. Participants: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT); Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY); Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN); Clyde Prestowitz; U.S. Trade Negotiator for Japan, Korea, China under President Reagan, President of the Economic Strategy Institute, Author The Betrayal of American Prosperity. DIAL-IN: 866-952-1907 ( RSVP to get the call code) CONTACTS: Sara Lonardo (DeLauro) 202-225-3661; Eric Walker (Slaughter) 202-225-2888; Mike Casca (Ellison) 202-617-9457.



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.

April 14 - 16. NATIONAL LOGISTICS FORUM — Presented by the National Defense Industrial Association. Theme: "Operationalizing the DoD-Industry Partnership: Realizing Better Buying Power and Joint Force 2020."


4:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarland delivers remarks on acquisition improvement efforts.

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

Contacts: Kari King,, 703-247-2588

BOSTON MARATHON - 1,000 MILE RELAY — A group of runners from Cleveland, Tennessee, are taking their love of the sport to the next level by running over 1,000 miles from their hometown to Boston, Massachusetts, with a stop in D.C. along the way. Run Now Relay is tackling the monumental feat as a way to show support for the victims of the Boston bombings and to call attention to the benefits and camaraderie of the running community across the country. DC relay team member Dana Ayers at For inquiries to TSS, please contact Margaret Anne Moore at

Contacts: runtoboston!

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11 a.m. Parade on Pennsylvania.

4 p.m. Live concert with Talib Kweli, Raheem DeVaugn, MC Lyte, Arrested Development, Doug E Fresh, DJ Kool, J. Ivy, Black Alley Band, and more. Freedom Plaza.

5 p.m. The Great Debate with Panelists Monie Love, MC Hammer, Doug E Fresh, Toni Blackman, Michael Skolnik and more live from the Lincoln Theatre, for a town hall-style discussion on education, employment, anti-violence and more. To schedule interviews and to obtain a backstage press pass contact Joia Jefferson Nuri, In The Public Eye Communications, or 240-603-7905. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW.

8:30 p.m. Fireworks display, officially closing out the DC Emancipation Day concert and official celebrations. A one hour special of all official celebrations will air on BET Networks' Centric this summer.

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.


1 p.m. Fighter media workouts: 1:00 p.m. - Media Arrival; 1:30 p.m. - Lukas Konecny, D'Mitrius Ballard & Dominic Wade; 1:50 p.m. - Peter Quillin, Marcus Browne & Zachary Ochoa; 2:10 p.m. - Paulie Malignaggi & Sadam Ali; 2:30 p.m. - Beibut Shumenov; 2:50 p.m. - Shawn Porter; 3:10 p.m. - Bernard Hopkins. Location: Bald Eagle Recreation Center, 100 Joliet St SW.

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. - 4 p.m. GOVERNMENT PROCUREENT CONFERENCE — A national conference "fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses."

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

10 a.m. CATO - COLLEGE ACCREDITATION — College Accreditation in the Crosshairs. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Panel I: Are the Feds a Threat to Accreditors and Colleges? Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation; Andrew Kelly, Director, Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Doug Lederman, Editor for InsiderHigher Ed. 11:35 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Panel II: Quality Control and Nontraditional Higher Ed with Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University; Jeff Martineau, Managing Partner, Higher Education Partners; moderated by Eric Kelderman, Staff Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Location: The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Contacts: @CatoPress 202-789-5200 (PR@CATO.ORG)



7 a.m. - 9 a.m. AFA AIR FORCE BREAKFAST - MASIELLO — Program speaker: Major General Wendy M. Masiello, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.

8:30 a.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - BEYOND DATA BREACHES — Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk.

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

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CSIS - PAKISTAN — Are Pakistan's Economic Policies Putting it on a Path to Stability? contact: Program on Crisis, Conflict, and Cooperation Kathryn Mixon (202) 775-3170

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE - WILSON CENTER - MEXICO — The Inter-American Dialogue and the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute host the presentation of the book, "The Politics of Crime in Mexico: Democratic Governance in a Security Trap," by John Bailey, who will be present.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor Conference Room, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

Notes: RSVP to\_2014\_registration.html

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. U.S. CHAMBER - WORKER CENTERS — "Shifting Tides: Worker Centers and a New Model of Representation." The U.S. Chamber's Workforce Freedom Initiative will host an event examining "the increasingly important role worker centers are playing in union pressure campaigns against employers."

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW.

Notes: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail or call 202-463-5682.

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. NCLR - HOME OWNERSHIP — The NCLR (National Council of La Raza), as well as other allies, will host an event on housing finance reform and "the implications for communities of color." Keynote address by Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also with Janet Murguia, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza and Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League.

Location: NPR Headquarters, 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Studio 1.

Notes: RSVP to Joseph Rendeiro at or by calling (202) 776-1566.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. AEI - LIAM FOX — "Calling treason by its name: A conversation with Liam Fox." The Right Honorable Liam Fox (Member of Parliament and Former British Minister of Defense) sits down with Marc Thiessen (AEI) to discuss and debate whether America's intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.

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

Notes: News media inquiries, email or call 202.862.5829

10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. BROOKINGS - LIVE MEDTALK - CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE — Treating Congestive Heart Failure and the Role of Payment Reform.

Notes: in-person registration is at capacity. The event will be broadcast live in webcast format.

10:30 a.m. PENTAGON - CHILE — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Chile's Minister of National Defense Jorge Burgos to the Pentagon. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.

Notes: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. U.S. CHAMBER - PRESIDENT'S TRIP — Ahead of President Obama's trip to Asia at the end of the month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Vice President for Asia Tami Overby will hold a pen & pad to discuss possible themes of his trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Location: 1615 H Street, NW.

Notes: Credentialed members of the media are invited to participate. To register, e-mail or call 202-463-5682.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. WILSON CENTER - EASTERN PARTNERSHIP — "EU Progress Report on Eastern Partnership States." With Klaus Botzet, Head of the Political Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America. The event is being co-hosted by the Kennan Institute.

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

Notes: Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to



12 p.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - CHINA — China's Economic and Social Reforms Over the Next Ten Years. Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and Global Business and Economics Program hosts discussion on China's current reform agenda and its geostrategic implications with Mr. Liu Mingkang, former chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission and currently honorary professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School.

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

12 p.m. HERITAGE - IRAN — "Iran: Nuclear, Human Rights and Terrorism Challenges." Featuring Dr. Ali Alfoneh, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Dr. David Crist, Author of "The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran"; Dr. Ken Katzman, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, Congressional Research Service.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761

12 p.m. NASA TELECONFERENCE — NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the status of ongoing projects and the road ahead for the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate. NASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik will provide journalists with an overview and update media on the agency's space technology portfolio, recent and upcoming activities and how new space technologies will enable missions to asteroids, Mars and beyond.

Contacts: David E. Steitz,, 202-358-1730

Notes: To participate, reporters should call 1-800-369-6087with the passcode "SpaceTech." Journalists will be required to provide name and affiliation in order to participate. International media representatives should dial 1-773-756-0843 to participate.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS NATIONAL MUSEUM — Louisiana Poets! Laissez Les Bon Poetry Rolez! Co sponsored by AWWNM and Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana. Ava Leavell Haymon, 2013-2015 Poet Laureate and Julie Kane, 2011-2012 Poet Laureate will read from and discuss their work. JANICE LAW, Founder -

Location: National Press Club McLendon Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. GW - CRIMEA — Crimea & Beyond: Security Implications for Romania, Moldova, and Transnistria; Mark Gitenstein, Ambassador of the U.S. to Romania. Dennis Deletant, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. Moderated by Eliot Sorel, Professor of Global Health and Psychiatry, GW.

Notes: RSVP:

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. STEERING COMMITTEE ON TELEHEALTH AND HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS — Lunch briefing entitled: "Telehealth is Ready for Prime Time - Engaging Opportunities and Addressing Barriers Toward Ubiquitous Implementation in Rural and Urban America." Invited Panelists: Neal Neuberger, CISSP, Executive Director, Institute for e-Health Policy, (Moderator ); Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) (Brief Remarks); Gary Capistrant, Senior Director Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association; Mary Zelazny, CEO, Finger Lakes Community Health; Nancy Vorhees, Chief Operation Officer, Inland Northwest.

Location: B-369 Rayburn.

Notes: For further information please email: or

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD — The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) holds its monthly meeting and votes on new projects submitted for the long-range transportatioin plan. The board will also receive a briefing on regional population growth.

Location: COG Board Room, 3rd Floor, 777 North Capitol St. NE.

Contacts: Matt Kroneberger (, 202-962-3209

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. USIP - IRAQI ELECTIONS — "Consolidating Democratic Gains or Cementing Sectarian Divides? Prospects for Iraq's April 30 Elections." Elvis Zutic, Resident Director, NDI Iraq; Sarhang Hamasaeed,Senior Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa Programs, USIP; Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations, Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Manal Omar, Moderator, Associate Vice President for the Middle East and Africa, USIP.

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

Notes: Journalists should contact Allison Sturma at

2 p.m. CHRISTIAN LEADERS - TELECONFERENCE — A broad coalition of Christian leaders releases an Easter statement calling for the end of the war on drugs and mass incarceration.

Contacts: Tony Newman (, 646-335-5384

Notes: Dial: 800-311-9402 Passcode: Decrim

2 p.m. HAZARDOUS TO YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HEALTH — Hazardous to Your Social Media Health: 50 Previously Condoned Behaviors No Longer Recommend. Sponsored by Ziff Davis.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE - MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES — Policy forum on how small businesses are faring five years after the Great Recession in seeking access to the capital resources to grow their businesses. Participants: Moderator - Toya Powell, U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce; Tisheba McCall, Owner, T McCalls Electric and Plumbing, Philadelphia, PA; Terry Clark, National Urban Leagues Vice President of Entrepreneurship; Patrick Kelley, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access, SBA; Chris Ledesma, Vice President of SBA Lending, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Jane Campbell, Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Location: 428A Russell.

Contacts: Pamela Rucker Springs ((202) 629-5757)

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CARNEGIE - TAIWAN — The Taiwan Relations Act After 35 Years.

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

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY - POEWR GRIDS — Discussion on what happened on April 16, 2013, unidentified assailants attacked the Metcalf Substation outside San Jose, California. and what is need to secure the power grid. Speakers: Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives (by video); Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman, House Rules Committee; Trent Franks (R-AZ), Co-Chairman, House EMP Caucus (by video); Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, former Staff Member, Congressional EMP Threat Commission; Michael Del Rosso, former Chairman, IEEE Critical Infrastructure Committee; MG Robert Newman, former Adjutant General of Virginia. contact: Alex VanNess (202) 719-2421

Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Avenue, NE.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. GW - SECURITY CHALLENGES FOR CENTRAL ASIA — The George Washington University Central Asia Program and IERES present a discussion on "Security Challenges and Scenarios for Central Asia" with Dr. Erlan Karin, visiting professor, American University. This presentation is based on the study of legal proceedings along with interviews of prisoners jailed under the motive of terrorism. It explores the stages of the terrorist threat in Kazakhstan, offers a typology of groups and leaders, and discusses the ideology that legitimates their actions.

Location: Elliott School, Voesar Conference Room, Suite 412, 1957 E St. NW.

Notes: RSVP:

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. WILSON CENTER - U.S. - CHINA — "Tough Calls: Difficult Assessments and Hard Choices in U.S. Policy Toward China." In the second annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations, Harry Harding, Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, discusses U.S. policy toward China.

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor, Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium.

Notes: RSVP to



7 p.m. THE ATLANTIC - SMALL TOWN AMERICA — The Atlantic presents "American Futures": A Conversation with James and Deborah Fallows on Travels to Small Town America. Interview by Editor-in-Chief James Bennet. Since August 2013, National Correspondent James Fallows and his wife, linguist and author Deborah Fallows, have traveled from one small-town airport to the next to meet the people and stories that are shaping America's heartland, and impacting a nation.

Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street, NW.

Contacts: Alexi New,, 202-266-7112

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. GW - US ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS — The George Washington University International Affairs Society hosts a discussion by former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Dr. Esther Brimmer on the role of the United States in international organizations.

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

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