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AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Thursday, April 17

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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, meredith@westendstrategy.com

Highlights:

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

On the Net: http://www.nationalcathedral.org/

Notes: Members of the press should RSVP to Meredith MacKenzie at West End Strategy Team by sending an email to meredith@westendstrategy.com 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.

Highlights:

12:30 p.m. Final Press conference. 12:30 p.m. - Media Arrival/Luncheon 1:00 p.m. - Press Conference Begins Location: The Hamilton Live 600 14th Street NW.

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

8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. NMA SUMMIT - AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH — The National Medical Association (NMA), the "nation's largest organization of African American physicians" convenes a Summit on African American Health. Topics include: why more African Americans have not enrolled for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); how Black doctors can be assured they will receive a fair share of new enrollee referrals; and how to effectively address the many health disparities that disproportionately affect the African American community with a panel discussion on Affordable Care Act on the African American community will take place from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW

Contacts: Lon Walls lwalls@wallscomm.com (202- 832-1051, 301-996-1669 C)

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MORNING

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 media@economicclub.org 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 johnm@mbooth.com or (212) 539-3236.

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8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. MERCATUS CENTER - CONSUMER CREDIT — The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is continuing its "Future of Finance" series of events with a Capitol Hill discussion on "The Impacts of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Consumer Credit." Panelists include: Tom Durkin, Formerly Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Board (now retired); Aaron Klein, Director of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center; Gary L. Phillips, Chair, American Financial Services Association and Chairman & CEO, Republic Finance, LLC; Todd Zywicki, Mercatus Center Senior Scholar and George Mason University Professor of Law.

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

Notes: For any questions or to RSVP, please contact Trevor Carlsen at tcarlsen@mercatus.gmu.edu or by phone at 703-993-7729.

9 a.m. U.S. NATURAL GAS RESERVES - MEDIA CALL — The American Gas Association (AGA) will hold a media conference call to discuss its estimates for 2013 U.S. natural gas reserves, providing informed insight months ahead of the official U.S. Energy Information Agencys analysis of U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves for 2013. AGA Vice President of Policy Analysis Chris McGill will outline AGAs March 2014 report, Preliminary Findings Concerning 2013 Natural Gas Reserves, which is based on data from 30 large U.S. natural gas production companies. The U.S. Energy Information Agency released its annual analysis of U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves for 2012 on Thursday, April 10, 2014, with findings that supported AGAs April 2013 Preliminary Reserves report for 2012. DIAL IN: (206) 402-0821. Participant Code 4527658

Contacts: Christina Nyquist cnyquist@aga.org (202-824-7024)

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. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/european-israeli-relations-structural-problems

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.

Notes: RSVP to http://pages.wilsoncenter.org/04172014GreatLakesSt.LawrenceRegion\_ModelEvent\_ModelEvent\_Registration.html

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9:30 a.m. PENTAGON - POLAND — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Poland's Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak to the Pentagon. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Following a bi-lateral meeting, there will be a joint press conference in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) at 10:45 a.m.

Notes: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

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.

On the Net: http://dcwarof1812.org/

Notes: RSVPs to events@whha.org

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. PALESTINE CENTER - US ROLE IN PEACE PROCESS — Morning lecture with Professor Rashid Khalidi on "Washington and the Peace Process: Assessing America's Role, Past and Present." http://thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/RegisterForEvent/i/44142/pid/187

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. http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45239

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 nfcarlotto@gwu.edu.

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. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/captains-of-industry-gen-john-p-jumper-president-ceo-leidos

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

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. CARNEGIE - MONEY POLITICS - INDONESIAN ELECTIONS — Money and Politics in the 2014 Indonesian Elections. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/04/17/money-politics-and-2014-indonesian-elections/h843

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

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. http://freedomhouse.org/event/discussion-human-rights-intersex-persons-deepening-awareness-and-strengthening-activism.U0gIZfldWGx

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. http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2014&mon=42412

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

Notes: RSVP: http://bit.ly/1iDADha

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. SAIS - SECRETARY PRITZKER — "America's Economic Future in the Asia-Pacific" with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Contacts: Nidhi Sinha, nsinha@jhu.edu

Notes: Camera Set-up: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Registration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. RSVP REQUIRED. For media, rply to: SAISPubAffairs@jhu.edu. Media spots are reserved for members of the press with current credentials. To register a camera, contact SAISPubAffairs@jhu.edu.

11:30 a.m. MILLIONAIRES, BILLIONAIRES, SOCIAL SECURITY RATES — On April 17, the day that "most of Americas wealthiest citizens will stop paying Social Security taxes" seniors, workers, and citizens from national organizations around the country will deliver more than 110,000 petition signatures demanding that the "wealthiest among us pay into Social Security at the same rate on". Contact: Lacy Crawford, SSW - (202) 637-3961 / lcrawford@socialsecurityworks.org

For more information: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6405/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action\_KEY=9615

Location: H-232 The Capitol.

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AFTERNOON

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). http://www.cato.org/events/libertarianism-throughglass-using-google-glass-change-policy

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: RSVP by 12p 16th events@cato.org ((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 meetings@piie.com.

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://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-syrian-conflict-where-strategic-interest-and-humanitarian-urgency-inter

Contacts: 202-452-0650

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. HUDSON - PAKISTAN — Philanthropy for Civil Society in Pakistan. http://www.hudson.org/events/1147-philanthropy-for-civil-society-in-pakistan42014

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.

Notes: https://www.cvent.com/events/apr-17-forum-david-miliband-and-robert-ford-on-syria/registration-9ec87a0a2d5d42c7bc2c54b574a48e99.aspx?i1a3db736-ddeb-44b6-aa55-4db592790588

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. Julie Eckstein, director, St. Charles County Community Health and the Environment, will talk about local public health initiatives and the role of federal, state and local funding in outreach and education. Ed Howard of the Alliance and Susan Reinhard of AARP will co-moderate.

Location: G50 Dirksen.

Contacts: Marilyn Serafini, mserafini@allhealth.org, 202-789-2300

12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. FPI - UKRAINE — Luncheon briefing hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative, "Ukraine: The Test for the Transatlantic Alliance." Speakers: Ambassador Kurt Volker, McCain Institute; Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, State Department. http://www.foreignpolicyi.org/content/ukraine-test-transatlantic-alliance

Location: 334 Cannon.

Notes: RSVP to https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1724485-2W4tlFlBc5

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". http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/end-of-peace-dividend-era-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: info@marshall.org

2 p.m. NASA TELECONFERENCE — NASA holds a news teleconference to announce a new discovery made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope. The journal Science has embargoed the findings until the time of the news conference. The briefing participants are: Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist, NASA's Astrophysics Division in Washington; Elisa Quintana, research scientist, SETI Institute at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.; Tom Barclay, research scientist, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute at Ames; Victoria Meadows, professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle, and principal investigator for the Virtual Planetary Laboratory, a team in the NASA Astrobiology Institute at Ames.

Contacts: J.D. Harrington (j.d.harrington@nasa.gov), 202-358-5241

On the Net: http://www.nasa.gov/kepler

Notes: For dial-in information, media should e-mail their name, affiliation and telephone number to J.D. Harrington at j.d.harrington@nasa.gov no later than noon Thursday. The public is invited to listen to the teleconference live on UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-arc. Audio of the teleconference also will be streamed live at: http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

3 p.m. EVERY CHILD MATTERS - RYAN BUDGET - WEB EVENT — Friends at the Coalition on Human Needs hosts webinar on The Ryan Budget: Who Wins, Who Loses... Who's Got a Better Idea? https://chn.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar26523

On the Net: www.everychildmatters.org

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 benjamin.dills@wilsoncenter.org. 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. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/04/17/military-and-politics-in-pakistan/h7h7

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 mediaservices@aei.org or call 202.862.5829

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. GW - UKRAINE — Ukrainian Regionalism: A view from the East Markian Dobczansky, Ph.D. candidate in Soviet and East European history, Stanford University. "Since Ukraine became independent in 1991, popular interpretations have generally seen Ukraine as divided between a pro-Ukrainian west and a pro-Russian/pro-Soviet east. This talk suggests that the underlying reality is more complicated by looking at Soviet and post-Soviet discourses of identity in Kharkiv, a city 40 km from Ukraine's eastern border with Russia. In this city, pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian discourses have co-existed for decades, and the Soviet legacy is critical in understanding Kharkiv's place in contemporary Ukraine." http://go.gwu.edu/Dobczansky

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

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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, but is also open to media coverage.)

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

Contacts: Gil Klein, gklein@american.edu

Notes: Media covering this event must call Bob Ludwig at 301-887-7614. Media also must check in and be in place by 5:30 p.m.

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. http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2014&mon=42412

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

Notes: RSVP: http://go.gwu.edu/womenleaders

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 nfcarlotto@gwu.edu.

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, Adam@DCMJ.org, 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 olsona@gwu.edu or 202-994-3087.

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