Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Nigeria High Commissioner Dr Tafida in Staff and Community meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 2010WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the Bridges of Understanding Foundation Address with Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein. Other speaker: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations President and CEO John Anthony.WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-293-6466; web site: http://www.ncusar.org/ NOTE: RSVP to http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=rsvp@ncusar.org&subject=Jordanian%20Ambassador%20to%20the%20United%20States%20Zeid%20Ra by March 30 with your name, title, member or company, phone and email address. WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) Video Briefing on "Haiti Earthquake Relief Update." Speakers: Brazilian Gen. Floriano Peixoto, Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti; and Lt. Gen. P.K. Keen, Commander of the Joint Task Force Haiti.WHERE: WFPC, National Press Building, 14th and F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-504-6300; web site: http://www.fpc.state.gov/NOTE: RSVP to Andy Strike at http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=strikeap2@state.gov&subject=Brazilian%20Gen.%20Floriano%20Peixoto,%20commander%20of%20the%20United%20Nations%20Stabilization%20Mission%20in%20Haiti;%20and%20Lt.%20Gen.%20P.K.%20Keen,%20commander%20of%20the%20Joint%20Task%20Force%20Haiti%20-%20Briefing%20
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Discussion on "Current Realities and Future Possibilities in Burma/Myanmar." Speakers: Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark; former U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Henrietta Fore; Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Policy Studies at the Asia Society; and Richard Solomon, President of USIP.WHERE: USIP, 1200 17th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-429-3822, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=info@usip.org&subject=The%20United%20States%20Institute%20of%20Peace%20(USIP)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.usip.org/NOTE: Note: RSVP required.WHEN: 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: Brookings Institution discussion on "Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis." Speakers: Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution; Economist Stephany Griffith-Jones; Jose Antonio Ocampo, professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; Gerard Caprio, professor of Economics and Chair of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College; and Octaviano Canuto, Vice President and head of network of Poverty Reduction and Economics Management at the World Bank
WHERE: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, DC.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@brookings.edu; web site: http://www.brookings.edu/WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The Election that Transformed America: Teddy Roosevelt, the 1912 Election, and the Progressive Party." Speakers: Sidney Milkis, professor of politics and assistant director of academic programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia; William Schambra, director of the Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal at the Hudson Institute; Ronald Pestritto, chair in American Constitution at Hillsdale College; and Joseph Postell, assistant director at the Center for American Studies
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: 202-675-1752, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lectures.seminars@heritage.org; web site: http://www.heritage.org/

WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Cato Institute Capitol Hill briefing on “Are Unions Good for America?” Speakers: Armand Thieblot, Author, Union Violence: The Record and the Response by Courts, Legislatures, and the NLRB; Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute.WHERE: B-339 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=events@cato.org; 202-789-5229; web site: http://www.cato.org/ RSVP: http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=7047

WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Brookings Institution’s “The Scouting Report: Financial Regulation Legislation.” Speaker: Douglas J. Elliott, Fellow, Economic Studies, Initiative on Business and Public Policy.
WHERE: Online Only
CONTACT: 202-797-6105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@brookings.edu; web site: http://www.brookings.edu/ NOTE: Submit questions in advance to: ScoutingReport@brookings.edu.
WHEN: 3:00 p.m.WHAT: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on "U.S. Goals for the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference." Speakers: Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation Susan Burk; Deepti Choubey, Deputy Director of the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program; and Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.WHERE: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: David Kampf, 202-939-2233; web site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/ WHEN: 3:00 p.m.WHAT: The New America Foundation (NAF); Foreign Policy magazine; and the International Crisis Group Book Discussion on "Dining with al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many World's of the Middle East." Speakers: Author Hugh Pope; Amjad Atallah, Director of the Middle East Task Force at NAF; and Susan Glasser, Executive Editor of Foreign Policy magazine.WHERE: NAF, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=brown@newamerica.net&subject=The%20New%20America%20Foundation%20(NAF);%20Foreign%20Policy%20magazine;%20and%20the%20International%20Crisis%20Group%20-%20Book%20discussion%20; http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@newamerica.net&subject=The%20New%20America%20Foundation%20(NAF);%20Foreign%20Policy%20magazine;%20and%20the%20International%20Crisis%20Group%20-%20Book%20discussion%20; web site: http://www.newamerica.net/NOTE: Register online: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/dining_with_al_qaeda
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.WHAT: The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Annual Rostov lecture on international affairs on "The Court and Foreign Law." Speaker: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.WHERE: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Felisa Neuringer Klubes, 202-663-5626, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=fklubes@jhu.edu&subject=The%20Johns%20Hopkins%20University%20Paul%20H.%20Nitze%20School%20of%20Advanced%20International%20Studies%20(SAIS)%20-%20Lecture%20; web site: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/ NOTE: Members of the media should