Friday, 11 June 2010

world cup celebrations at trafalgar square

Monday, June 14, 2010Monday-Friday, June 14 – 18
WHAT: The 37th Annual International Conference on Global Health is the world’s largest global health conference not devoted to a single health issue. This year’s theme is “Dateline 2010: Global Health Goals and Metrics,” with a focus on the Millennium Development Goals and other health-related goals. Speakers include: Haitian Health Minister Alex Larsen; Michele Moloney-Kitts of the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator; Sheila Tlou, the former minister of health of Botswana; Lord Nigel Crisp, former head of the British National Health Service; Peter Piot of the Institute for Global Health at Imperial College in London; and Eric Goosby, Global AIDS Coordinator
WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC.
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WHEN: 9:30 a.m.WHAT: The Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on "America Over a Barrel: Reducing Our Oil Dependence," and on national security, economic, public health, and environmental consequences of our dependence on oil. Speakers: Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at CAP; James Barrett, Chief Economist at the Clean Energy Development Center; Sherri Goodman, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CNA; Jerome Ringo, Senior Executive for Global Strategies at Green Port; and Daniel Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at CAP.WHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.orgNOTE: RSVP requiredWHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: The Henry L. Stimson Center Book Discussion on "Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map." Speakers: Author Cleo Paskal; and David Michel, Director of Environmental Security at The Stimson Center.WHERE: Stimson Center, 1111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site: NOTE: RSVP to 202-478-2667 or regionalvoices@stimson.orgWHEN: 12:15 p.m.WHAT: The New America Foundation (NAF) Discussion on "Realigning America's Relations in the Middle East." Speakers: Stephen Kinzer, author of "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future"; and Flynt Leverett, Director of the NAF's Iran Project.WHERE: The New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365,;; web site: WHEN: 1:45 p.m.WHAT: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Discussion on "Preventing the Next Bubble." Speakers: Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill.; Jay Brinkmann of the Mortgage Bankers Association; John Makin of AEI and Caxton Associates; Mark Zandi of Moody's; and Alex Pollock of AEI.WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Hampton Foushee, 202-862-5806,; web site:
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.WHAT: The State Department Diplomacy Briefing Series Conference:- 4 p.m.: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers keynote remarks on the issues and challenges in U.S. relations with Sub-Saharan Africa (Pre-set for video cameras is at 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance; Final access time for writers and still photographers is at 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Media should RSVP to by June 11.) Other speakers: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale; Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez; Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; and U.S. Agency for International Development Counselor James Michel.WHERE: The State Department, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Raphael Cook, 202-647-0874, ; web site: NOTE: Valid government-issued media credentials or media photo ID and official photo ID are required. Pre-set for video cameras is at 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. Final access time for writers and still photographers is at 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.WHAT: Forbes Media President and CEO Steve Forbes Remarks on "Leadership and the Economic Crisis: What Happens Now?" at an event hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Carey Business School Leaders and Legends lecture series.WHERE: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Felisa Neuringer Klubes, 202-663-5626,; web site: http://www.sais-jhu.eduNOTE: Media should RSVP to Pat Ercolano at 410-516-6955 or

************************************************************Tuesday, June 15, 2010WHEN: 8:00 a.m.WHAT: The National Defense University Foundation Discussion on "Global Zero." Speaker: Barry Blechman of The Stimson Center.WHERE: The Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Elma Rhue, 202-685-3726,; web site: NOTE: RSVP required. WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Presentation and Briefing on the Independent Task Force report on "U.S. Policy toward the Korean Peninsula":- 9:00 a.m.: Presentation of the report- 10:30 a.m.: Briefing on the reportSpeakers: Former U.S. Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea Charles Pritchard, President of the Korea Economic Institute of America and Task Force Co-Chairman; former United Nations Command Commander-in-Chief for the South Korea/U.S. Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea John Tilelli Jr., Chairman and CEO of Cypress International, Inc. and Task Force Co-Chairman; Scott Snyder, adjunct senior fellow for Korea at CFR, and Task Force project Director; Anya Schmemann, Task Force Program Director; and John Bussey, Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal.WHERE: CFR, 1777 F Street NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Lucy Dunderdale, 202-509-8525,; web site: http://www.cfr.orgNOTE: This event is open to media only. RSVP required to by 3 p.m. on Monday, June 14. Specify if you will attend both the presentation and briefing. WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Discussion on "Health Care Reform: An Initial Checkup":- 9 a.m.: Panel discussion on "Costs and Consequences for Government Budgets, Labor Markets and the U.S. Economy" with Donald Marron of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Hudson Institute Center for Employment Policy; Scott Pattison of the National Association of State Budget Officers; and Thomas Miller of AEI- 10:30 a.m.: Panel discussion on "Will Health Reform Work for Employers?" with Robert Graboyes of the National Federation of Independent Business; Neil Trautwein of the National Retail Federation; Cori Uccello of the American Academy of Actuaries; Tracy Watts of Mercer Human Resource Consulting; and Joseph Antos of AEI- 12:15 p.m.: Keynote address on "Will Health Reform Work for States?" by Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., wdelivers a keynote address on "Will Health Reform Work for States?"WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Veronique Rodman, 202-862-4871,; web site: NOTE: Register online: WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Presentation on the "2010 OECD African Economic Outlook" report. Speakers: Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the African Development Bank; Jean-Philippe Stijns, economist at the African and Middle East Desk of OECD; Jill Schuker, head of OECD Washington Center; and Martin Kimani, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council's Ansari Africa Center.WHERE: The Atlantic Council, 1101 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Susan Fridy, 202-785-6323; web site: http://www.oecd.orgNOTE: RSVP to with your full name and affiliation.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.WHAT: Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on “The Situation in Afghanistan.” Witnesses: Defense Under Secretary for Policy Michele Flournoy; and Army Gen. David Petraeus, Commander of the United States Central Command.WHERE: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-3871; web site: WHEN: 9:30 a.m.WHAT: House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on "Drilling Down On America's Energy Future: Safety, Security And Clean Energy." Witnesses: Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil; John Watson, Chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation; James Mulva, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips; Lamar McKay, President and Chairman of BP America Inc.; and Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Company.WHERE: Room 2123 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-2927; web site:
WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The Heritage Foundation Discussion on "Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam." Speakers: Brian Sussman, San Francisco meteorologist and author; and Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President of External Relations at the Heritage Foundation.WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-675-1752,; web site: WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: SETA-DC Book launch: "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future." Speaker: Stephen Kinzer, author and veteran New York Times correspondent.WHERE: SETA-DC Conference Room, SETA Foundation, 1025 Connecticut Avenue Suite #1106, NW Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-223-9885x303; web site: www.setadc.orgNOTE: Please RSVP to
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.WHAT: National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon withPaul Steiger, the Editor-in-Chief of ProPublica and Chairman of the Committee to Protect Journalists, will deliver address on "Collaborating and Competing in Journalism's New Era."WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Ballroom, Ballroom, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Melinda Cooke, 202-662-7516NOTE: RSVP to 202-662-7501 or; web site: WHEN: 2:30 p.m.WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “The New START (Strategic Arms Control and National Security) Treaty: Negotiators." Witnesses: Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller, head of the U.S. delegation to negotiate the New START Treaty; and Edward Warner III, representative for Defense Secretary Gates to the Post-START Negotiations.WHERE: Room 419 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site:
WHEN: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on "Turkey and Iran: Assessing the New Regional Diplomacy." Speakers: Stephen Kinzer, journalist and author of "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future;" Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Omer Taspinar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the U.S and Europe; introduction and moderator: Fiona Hill, Director, Center on U.S. and Europe.WHERE: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-797-6105,; web site: www.brookings.eduNOTE: Register to: