Daybook-Wednesday-General

Associated Press Daybook-Wednesday-General for Wednesday, Sep. 12.

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 8:00 AM The Hill policy discussion on ‘Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition’ – ‘A Healthy Start: Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition’ policy discussion hosted by The Hill, to address the various updates to U.S. dietary guidelines, the current state of infant and childhood nutrition needs, and decide what steps can be taken now to ensure vulnerable populations in particular choose healthy foods. Speakers include Democratic Reps. Nanette Barragan and Bobby Scott, Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Brandon Lipps, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness Chair Dr William Dietz, Tufts University School of Medicine Professor Dr Johanna Dwyer, Food Research and Action Center Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Nutrition Programs Director Geraldine Henchy, and The Food Trust President and CEO Yael Lehmann

Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://thehill.com, https://twitter.com/TheHillEvents, #BuildingBlocksofHealth

Contacts: The Hill Events, events@thehill.com

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 8:30 AM Annual Washington, D.C. & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit

Location: Embassy Suites Dulles – North/Loudoun, 44610 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA

Weblinks: http://cre-events.com/, https://twitter.com/CapRateEvents

Contacts: CapRate Events, info@cre-events.com, 1 917 460 3572

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 8:30 AM Independent Women’s Forum NPC news conference on the opioid crisis – Independent Women’s Forum NPC news conference on ‘The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know to Prevent Abuse’, with Addiction Policy Forum President and CEO Jessica Hulsey Nickel and Office of National Drug Control Policy Associate Director Charmaine Yoest

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.iwf.org, https://twitter.com/IWF

Contacts: Independent Women’s Forum press, press@iwf.org

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Energy, Finance, and Health STEM Fest 2018 – Energy, Finance, and Health STEM Fest 2018, themed ‘Protecting Nation by Boosting Size and Diversity of Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicle Workforce’. Participants include Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.stem4us.org, https://twitter.com/STEM4US

Contacts: Talib Karim, STEM4US!, talib@stem4us.org

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM GW Law Supreme Court briefing previewing SCOTUS October term – GW Law Supreme Court briefing, ‘Previewing the Supreme Court’s October Term 2018’, as part of Constitution Day 2018, with panelists discussing the cases and issues on the docket for the Supreme Court’s October Term 2018, including the death penalty, arbitration, class action, and constitutional law, and examining the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and how the court may rule if he is confirmed. Speakers include former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and GW Law Professor of Public Interest Law Jonathan Turley

Location: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, 2000 H St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.law.gwu.edu, https://twitter.com/gwlaw, #GWSCOTUS18

Contacts: Kara Tershel, GW Law communications, ktershel@law.gwu.edu, 1 202 994 0616

A special Q&A for media only has been set aside from 10:30-11 a.m

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 9:30 AM Croatian foreign minister speaks at Heritage Foundation on the transatlantic alliance – Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pecinovic Buric speaks at the Heritage Foundation on ‘Reinforcing our Transatlantic Alliance: Croatia’s Contributions and Ideas’

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.heritage.org, https://twitter.com/Heritage

Contacts: Heritage Foundation media, HeritagePress@heritage.org, 1 202 675 1761

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM National Air and Space Museum announces plans to commemorate Apollo program 50th anniversary – Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum announces plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, via pair of media availabilities with space history curators Cathleen Lewis and Michael Neufeld and space history department chair Valerie Neal (10:00 AM EDT and 1:00 PM EDT)

Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA

Weblinks: http://airandspace.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/airandspace

Contacts: Alison Mitchell, National Air and Space Museum media, mitchellac@si.edu, 1 202 633 2376

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM ‘America’s Changing Role in the World’ Brookings online webcast interview – ‘Responding to the Global Financial Crisis: What we did and why we did it’, Brookings Institution online webcast interview moderated by New York Times Columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, featuring former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, former Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson * Second day of a two-day event examining the response to the global financial crisis

Weblinks: http://www.brookings.edu, https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst

Contacts: Brookings Institution communications, events@brookings.edu, 1 202 797 6105

Online only

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM U.S. Census Bureau releases statistics from Current Population Survey and American Community Survey – U.S. Census Bureau releases ‘Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017’ (its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey), ‘The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2017’ (its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey), and ‘Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2017’ (its findings on health insurance coverage, including national-level statistics from the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and some national-level and state-level statistics from the American Community Survey) via online news conference with Public Information Office chief Michael Cook Sr. and Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division chief David Waddington

Weblinks: http://www.census.gov/, https://twitter.com/uscensusbureau

Contacts: U.S. Census Bureau press inquiries, pio@census.gov, 1 301 763 3030

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM CSIS discussion on ‘The Future of Blockchain Technology’ – ‘The Future of Blockchain Technology’ Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion, on how govts are thinking about the increased use of blockchain technology, its regulatory environment, and future trends in the space. Speakers include Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein Banking Division Head and Executive Board Member Patrick Bont, Crowell & Morning Associate Matthew Welling, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chief Innovation Officer Daniel Gorfine, and CSIS Europe Program Director Heather Conley

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csis.org, https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS media, aschwartz@csis.org, 1 202 775 3242, https://twitter.com/handrewschwartz

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Evangelical Immigration Table conference call urging Trump administration to raise refugee ceiling and ‘protect persecuted Christians’ – Evangelical Immigration Table holds conference call with evangelical leaders to urge the Trump administration to raise the refugee ceiling and protect persecuted Christians and other religious minorities. On the call Bethany Christian Services Government Affairs Director Nathan Bult, National Association of Evangelicals Government Relations Vice President Galen Carey, Oklahoma Tulsa South Tulsa Baptist Church Senior Pastor Eric Costanzo, Open Doors USA CEO Dr David Curry, and World Relief Advocacy and Policy Senior Vice President Jenny Yang

Weblinks: http://evangelicalimmigrationtable.com

Contacts: Matthew Soerens, Evangelical Immigration Table, info@evangelicalimmigrationtable.com, 1 920 428 9534

Dial 866-342-8591; conference ID: refugee

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Women’s March hosts ‘Our Votes Matter’ press announcement – Women’s March hosts ‘Our Votes Matter’ press announcement in Washington, DC, as part of the Power to the Polls initiative to end voter suppression of the formerly-incarcerated. Speakers include Democratic Reps. Yvette Clarke and Andre Carson, former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, and Collective PAC’s Quentin James

Location: New Bethel Baptist Church, 1739 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Contacts: Inaru Melendez, Megaphone Strategies, inaru@megaphonestrategies.com, 1 413 331 9530; Jacqueline Lara, Megaphone Strategies, Jacqueline@megaphonestrategies.com, 1 240 305 2133;

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report on minority voting rights access in the U.S. – U.S. Commission on Civil Rights release ‘An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States’ – a report examining Department of Justice enforcement of the Voting Rights Act since 2006, in particular after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in ‘Shelby County v. Holder’ (2013). Speakers on press conference call include USCCR Chair Catherine Lhamon and Commissioner Debo Adegbile

Weblinks: http://www.usccr.gov, https://twitter.com/USCCRgov

Contacts: Brian Walch, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, publicaffairs@usccr.gov, 1 202 376 8371

Call-in line: 877-260-1479; Conference ID: 1889582

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM GWIKS ‘North Korean Human Rights and Transnational Advocacy’ book talk – ‘North Korean Human Rights and Transnational Advocacy’ George Washington University Institute for Korean Studies book talk, with editor Catholic University of America Department of Politics Associate Professor Andrew Yeo, George Washington University Department of Political Science Korea Foundation Assistant Professor Celeste Arrington, and Committee for Human Rights in North Korea Executive Director Greg Scarlatoiu

Location: George Washington University, 1957 E Street, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://gwiks.elliott.gwu.edu, https://twitter.com/GW_IKS

Contacts: Institute for Korean Studies, gwiks@gwu.edu

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 11:30 AM ‘Positive Populism’ book discussion at Heritage Foundation – ‘Positive Populism – Revolutionary Ideas to Rebuild Economic Security, Family, and Community in America’ Heritage Foundation book discussion, with author and Fox News’ ‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.heritage.org, https://twitter.com/Heritage

Contacts: Heritage Foundation media, HeritagePress@heritage.org, 1 202 675 1761

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Cato Institute policy forum on the small-group health insurance market – ‘Reclassification Risk in the Small-Group Health Insurance Market’ Cato Institute policy forum, with Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Professor Mark Pauly and University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Health Policy and Administration Professor Anthony LoSasso

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cato.org/, https://twitter.com/CatoEvents, #CatoHC

Contacts: Cato Institute, pr@cato.org, 1 202 789 5200, https://twitter.com/CatoPress

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Christian denominations call on the White House to #Welcome75k refugees – Christian denominations and community partners rally outside the White House to call on the administration to #Welcome75k refugees. Speakers include Presbyterian Office of Public Witness Director Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, GBCS organizer Laura Kigweba James, Disciples Refugee and Immigration Ministries Director Rev. Dr Sharon Stanley-Rea, and Sudanese refugee Manyang Reath Kher

Location: Lafayette Park, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.churchworldservice.org, https://twitter.com/CWS_global

Contacts: Rev. Noel Andersen, Church World Service, nandersen@cwsglobal.org

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Hudson Institute discussion on ‘The Quantum Revolution and Intellectual Property’ – ‘The Quantum Revolution and Intellectual Property: Advancing and Protecting America’s Innovative Edge’ Hudson Institute discussion, co-hosed with the Federalist Society. Panelists include R Street Tech and Innovation Policy Director and Senior Fellow Charles Duan, IT & Innovation Foundation Vice President Stephen Ezell, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Institute of Quantum Computing Fellow Martin Laforest, and University of Maryland Professor of Physics Chris Monroe

Location: Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.hudson.org, https://twitter.com/HudsonInstitute

Contacts: Hudson Institute, info@hudson.org, 1 202 974 2400

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Library of Congress series of gallery talks in the exhibit ‘Exploring the Early Americas’ begins – Library of Congress presents ‘Of Stones and Feathers: Everyday Lives of the Inca’ – the first in a series of four gallery talks in the exhibit ‘Exploring the Early Americas’, with the series featuring Jay I. Kislak Collection of Archaeology of the Early Americas curator John Hessler focusing on the everyday lives of the indigenous people of the ancient Americas and the newly-developing connection between archaeology and neuroscience:

Location: Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 1st Street Southeast, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html, https://twitter.com/librarycongress

Contacts: Benny Seda-Galarza, Library of Congress press, 1 202 707 8732

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Future Tense discussion on Universal Basic Income – ‘Will Your Universal Basic Income Check Soon Be In the Mail?’ Future Tense discussion, to consider whether UBI ‘is, or should be, in your future, whether as a supplement or substitute to wages’. Speakers include ‘Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World’ Author Annie Lowrey, writer and philanthropic strategist Sebastian Johnson, and Council of the District of Columbia Senior Budget Analyst Susanna Groves * Future Tense is a partnership of New America, Arizona State University and Slate

Location: 1800 I St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.newamerica.org/, https://twitter.com/FutureTenseNow, #UBI_FT

Contacts: New America, futuretensedc@gmail.com

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:30 PM Carnegie Endowment discussion on ‘Escalation Through Entaglement’ – ‘Escalation Through Entanglement’ Carnegie Endowment for International Peace discussion, with Nuclear Policy Program Co-Director James Acton speaking on the Russian and Chinese threat to the U.S. command-and-control system, and how strikes against them ‘could result in a conventional war escalating – inadvertently but catastrophically – into a nuclear one’, why the risk is becoming more serious, and out potential ways to mitigate it

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.carnegieendowment.org, https://twitter.com/CarnegieEndow

Contacts: Meshal DeSantis, Carnegie Endowment, mdesantis@ceip.org, 1 202 939 2233

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 12:45 PM Secretary of the Treasury’s Counselor Craig Phillips speaks at The Exchequer Club Luncheon

Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.treas.gov, https://twitter.com/USTreasury

Contacts: Department of the Treasury press, press@do.treas.gov, 1 202 622 2960

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 1:30 PM CBPP brief on new Census data on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income – Center on Budget and Policy Priorities media conference call briefing on the new U.S. Census Bureau data for 2017 on poverty, health insurance coverage, income, and income inequality trends, released today. Speakers include CBPP President Robert Greenstein and Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein

Weblinks: http://www.cbpp.org, https://twitter.com/centeronbudget

Contacts: Jacob Kaufman-Waldron, CBPP communications, jkaufmanwaldron@cbpp.org, 1 202 408 1080

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM Wilson Center discussion on ‘Fears of the Fourth Estate: Current Challenges for the Pakistani Press’ – ‘Fears of the Fourth Estate: Current Challenges for the Pakistani Press’ Wilson Center Asia Program discussion on the current media environment in Pakistan, featuring the launch of a new Committee to Protect Journalists report and accompanying documentary, entitled ‘Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, Journalists’ Fear and Censorship Grow Even as Fatal Violence Declines’. Speakers include Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler, ‘Dawn’ Washington, DC, Correspondent Anwar Iqbal, Wilson Center Global Fellow Farahnaz Ispahani, and Brookings Institution Nonresident Fellow Madiha Afzal

Location: Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/, https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter

Contacts: Woodrow Wilson Center Asia Program, asia@wilsoncenter.org, 1 202 691 4000

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM Black Women’s Roundtable Annual Public Policy Forum – Black Women’s Roundtable Annual Public Policy Forum, in partnership with ESSENCE and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, with speakers including MSNBC Political Analyst and talk show host Joy Reid and Prince George’s County, MD, State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks * Includes release of the annual ‘Power of the Sister Vote’ poll

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Weblinks: http://www.ncbcp.org/programs/bwr, https://twitter.com/ncbcp_bwr

Contacts: Lon Walls, Walls Communications, lwalls@wallscomm.com, 1 301 996 1669

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM CSIS discussion on U.S.-India strategic ties – ‘The Next Step Forward for U.S.-India Strategic Ties: Assessing the First 2+2 Dialogue’ Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion, with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csis.org, https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS media, aschwartz@csis.org, 1 202 775 3242, https://twitter.com/handrewschwartz

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM AARP discuss the results of cognitive research on proposed customer disclosure forms – AARP hold telephone media briefing to discuss the results of cognitive research on the SEC’s proposed customer disclosure forms. Speakers AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond, Kleimann Communications CEO Susan Kleimann, Consumer Federation of America Director of Investor Protection Barbara Roper, CFP Board Vice President of Public Policy Maureen Thompson, and AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner * AARP, CFA, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and the Financial Planning Coalition funded research to test the new draft ‘Customer Relationship Summary’, a component of the best interest investment advice proposal, known as ‘Regulation Best Interest’, drafted by the Securities and Exchange Commission

Weblinks: http://www.aarp.org, https://twitter.com/AARP

Contacts: Joshua Rosenblum, AARP, jerosenblum@aarp.org

Call in number: 877 876 9176, Code to get on call: 12345

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM Bipartisan state legislators release letter calling for the end of ISDS in NAFTA – State legislators speak on Public Citizen press call to release a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Amb. Robert Lighthizer, signed by 300 of their Republican and Democratic colleagues from nearly all 50 states, calling for the Investor-State Dispute Settlement to be eliminated in a new NAFTA deal. Speakers include Washington State Sen. Maralyn Chase, Maine State Rep. Stacey Guerin, Ohio State Sen. Kenny Yuko, Cato Institute Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies Director Dan Ikenson, and Public Citizen Global Trade Watch Director Lori Wallach

Weblinks: http://www.citizen.org, https://twitter.com/public_citizen

Contacts: Matthew Groch, Public Citizen, mgroch@citizen.org, 1 202 454 5111; Ufuoma Otu, Public Citizen, uotu@citizen.org, 1 202 454 5108, 1 202 520 3012;

CALL-IN: U.S. Toll Free: (800) 874-4559 * Canada Toll Free: (800) 696-0876 * International Toll: (302) 607-2019 * Verbal Passcode (to be given to the operator): ENDISDS

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative discuss I-SPY 2 TRIAL at NPC – Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative NPC news conference on the I-SPY 2 TRIAL, with researchers and patients from the trial highlighting their progress in improving outcomes for early, high-risk breast cancer and their plans to further positively disrupt the clinical trial space. Speakers include I-SPY Trials founder and co-principal investigator Dr Laura Esserman, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Dr Janet Woodcock, Complex Adaptive Systems—Biomedicine Co-Director Dr Anna Barker, and I-SPY 2 co-principal investigator Dr Donald Berry

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.quantumleaphealth.org/

Contacts: Kristen Zeitzer, Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative communications, k.zeitzer@quantumleaphealth.org, 1 415 215 6893

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 2:30 PM OAS Permanent Council considers situation in Nicaragua – Organization of American States Permanent Council special meeting – called at the request of the Permanent Mission of Canada on behalf of the Permanent Council Working Group on Nicaragua – to consider the situation in Nicaragua

Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.oas.org, https://twitter.com/OAS_official

Contacts: Gina Ochoa, OAS press, gochoa@oas.org, 1 202 458 3093

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 3:30 PM Sean Scully exhibition media preview at the Hirshhorn – ‘Sean Scully: Landline’ exhibition by Sean Scully media preview, previously featured at the 56th Venice Biennale, featuring nearly 40 oil paintings, pastels, watercolors and photographs and layered aluminum Stack sculptures. Opens tomorrow

Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/hirshhorn

Contacts: Madeline Feller, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, fellerm@si.edu, 1 202 633 6121

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 4:00 PM Atlantic Council discussion on election interference – ‘Election Interference: Emerging Norms of Digital Statecraft’ Atlantic Council Cyber Statecraft Initiative and the Howard Baker Forum, with Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Cyber Statecraft Initiative Senior Fellow Laura Galante, International Institute for Strategic Studies Cyber, Space and Future Conflict Director Sean Kanuck, and State Department Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues Michele Markoff

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/, https://twitter.com/CyberStatecraft, #ACcyber

Contacts: Travis Horne, Atlantic Council, press@atlanticcouncil.org, 1 202 864 2899

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 4:30 PM East-West Center launches newest version of ‘Korea Matters for America/America Matters for Korea’ – East-West Center in Washington, in partnership with Asan Institute for Policy Studies and The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), launches newest, updated version of ‘Korea Matters for America/America Matters for Korea’ – a publication that highlights ‘important facts and figures on the U.S.-South Korea alliance, trade and investment under the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), jobs created by South Korean trade and investment, Korean-American population, student exchanges, and sister city and state relationships

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2060, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington, https://twitter.com/EastWestCenter

Contacts: East-West Center in Washington, Washington@EastWestCenter.org, 1 202 293 3995

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 5:30 PM Congressional Medal of Honor recipients reception at the White House

Location: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/, https://twitter.com/whitehouse

Contacts: White House, 1 202 456 1111

Pre-set and gather times will be noted in the confirmation email * Please RSVP to PressRSVP@who.eop.gov by 2:00PM EDT Tuesday, September 11, 2018 and include the following information. First Name: Last Name: Network Affiliation: Position: Entry and Registration onto the White House Complex All media, excluding hard pass holders, must apply for a day pass to ensure entry. If you or whom you are requesting credentials for is not a hard pass holder, please fill out the information in the attached credentialing template for a day pass to ensure entry into the White House. Please email the completed template to WHOPress@who.eop.gov before 5:00PM EDT Tuesday, September 11, 2018. To enter the complex under a press appointment, you must bring a government issued ID and an approved media badge

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 6:00 PM 2018 IP Champions Gala – U.S Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center 6th annual IP Champions awards, ‘showcasing the economic and cultural impact of intellectual property’ and ‘bring together a wide array of industries to award those who generate jobs, encourage innovation and creativity, ensure safety, and promote access to new products and services’. Awardees include Republican Rep. Doug Collins, Democratic Rep. Judy Chu, the City of London police, Nobel laureate Alvin Roth, movie producer Kristie Macosko Krieger, the Nashville Songwriters Association, and Maxtech CEO Uzi Hanuni

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.uschamber.com, https://twitter.com/USChamber

Contacts: Diya Li, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, dli@uschamber.com

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 6:00 PM GOP Sen. Ted Cruz discusses the role of the judicial branch at AFP tele-town hall – Americans for Prosperity hosts tele-town hall with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, on the role of the judicial branch and what’s next for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Weblinks: https://americansforprosperity.org/, https://twitter.com/AFPhq

Contacts: Bridget Lappert, Americans for Prosperity Texas, BLappert@afphq.org, 1 703 483 5276

If you plan to call in, please email BLappert@afphq.org to RSVP. ** PARTICIPANT DIAL IN: 866-767-0648

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 6:00 PM Bicameral Dems attend NAN Action & Authority Reception – National Action Network Action & Authority Reception celebrating the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 48th Annual Legislative Conference (12-16 Sep). Attendees include Democrats Sen. Kamala Harris and Reps. Barbara Lee and Stacey Plaskett, Dem Sen. Cory Booker’s Deputy Chief of Staff Tamia Booker, Collective PAC Co-founder and Senior Advisor Stefanie Brown-James, and Washington, DC Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden

Location: Studio Xfinity DC, 715 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nationalactionnetwork.net/, https://twitter.com/NationalAction

Contacts: Rachel Noerdlinger, Mercury, rnoerdlinger@mercuryllc.com, 1 212 681 1380; Alex Butcher-Nesbitt, Mercury, abutchernesbitt@mercuryllc.com ; Christopher Collins-McNeil, Mercury, ccollinsmcneil@mercuryllc.com;

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 6:30 PM DC Chamber of Commerce Congressional Black Caucus Celebration – DC Chamber of Commerce Congressional Black Caucus Celebration, coinciding with the CBC Foundation legislative conference

Location: The Park at 14th, 920 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.dcchamber.org, https://twitter.com/dcchamber

Contacts: DC Chamber of Commerce, contact@dcchamber.org

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 7:00 PM Library of Congress presents Kluge Prize – Library of Congress presents $1 million John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity to ‘This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War’ author historian Drew Gilpin Faust * Prize recognizes ‘individuals whose outstanding scholarship in the humanities and social sciences has shaped public affairs and civil society’

Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html, https://twitter.com/librarycongress

Contacts: Benny Seda-Galarza, Library of Congress press, 1 202 707 8732

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 8:00 PM CBCF Spouses Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Celebration of Leadership in the Fine Arts, as part of the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference, hosted by actress Erika Alexander with honorees including director, producer and actor Laurence Fishburne, Essence Communications President Michelle Banks, and actor John David Washington

Location: Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cbcfinc.org/, https://twitter.com/CBCFInc

Contacts: Priscilla Clarke, Clarke PR, priscilla@clarkepr.com, 1 240 476 9643; Marc Banks, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, mbanks@cbcfinc.org , 1 202 263 2809;

Red Carpet: 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Media Check In: 6:00pm

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 USO live entertainment tour with Florida Georgia Line, Adam Devine, and Robert Irvine – United Service Organizations (USO) live entertainment tour to service members, their families and Americans worldwide. Performers include Country music band Florida Georgia Line, actor-comedian Adam Devine, and celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

Location: The Anthem, 901 Washington Ave SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.uso.org, https://twitter.com/the_USO, #USOTour2018

Contacts: Emily Borrello, FleishmanHillard, emily.borrello@fleishman.com, 1 617 485 7206

The Anthem DC | 901 Wharf Street SW | Washington, DC 20024 | And livestreamed at USO.org/tour

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 14 NATO secretary general begins trip to Washington, DC – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg begins two-day trip to Washington, DC, with agenda for trip including meeting members of Congress and senior administration officials * On Friday, Secretary General Stoltenberg delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation, and meets Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nato.int, https://twitter.com/NATO

Contacts: NATO press, press@hq.nato.int, +32 2 707 5041

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Sunday, Sep. 16 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Annual Convention

Location: Annapolis, MD

Weblinks: http://www.mohannapolis.com/

Contacts: CMOHS, medalhq@earthlink.net, 1 843 884 8862

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Thursday, Sep. 13 RIMS Legislative Summit

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.rims.org/, https://twitter.com/RIMSorg

Contacts: Josh Salter, RIMS, jsalter@rims.org, 1 212 655 6059

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Thursday, Sep. 13 Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum

Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ifma.org, https://twitter.com/IFMA

Contacts: IFMA, ifma@ifma.org, 1 713 623 4362

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Sunday, Mar. 17 Photography exhibition commemorating 1953 Birmingham church bombing opens – ‘Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project’ photography exhibition opens, exploring the 1953 Birmingham, AL, church bombing, with particular focus on Bey’s representation of the past through the lens of the present, pushing the boundaries of portraiture and engaging ongoing national issues of racism, violence against African-Americans, and terrorism in churches

Location: National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nga.gov/, https://twitter.com/ngadc

Contacts: National Gallery of Art, pressinfo@nga.gov, 1 202 842 6353

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 Hispanic Heritage Awards – 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards (HHA), honoring artists, celebrities, visionaries, community activists, and business leaders. Honorees include breakdancer Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colon, humanitarian Sister Norma and music artist Karol G

Location: Kennedy Center, 429 John F Kennedy Way, Willingboro, Washington DC

Weblinks: http://www.hispanicheritage.org/, https://twitter.com/HHFoundation

Contacts: John Reilly, Rogers & Cowan, jreilly@rogersandcowan.com, 1 212 878 5076

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 Airlines for America Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Summit – Airlines for America (A4A) Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Summit

Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://summit.airlines.org/, https://twitter.com/AirlinesDotOrg, #A4ASummit

Contacts: Airlines for America Media Relations, mediarelations@airlines.org

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Sunday, Sep. 16 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 48th Annual Legislative Conference – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 48th Annual Legislative Conference. Speakers include Democrats Sen. Cory Booker, and Reps. Alma Adams, Karen Bass, Joyce Beatty, Sanford Bishop, Lisa Rochester, Anthony Brown, G. K. Butterfield, Andre Carson, Yvette Clarke, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Danny Davis, Val Demings, Dwight Evans, Marcia Fudge, Al Green, Alcee Hastings, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Hakeem Jeffries, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson, Brenda Lawrence, Al Lawson, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Donald McEachin, Gregory Meeks, Gwen Moore, Donald Payne, Robert Scott, Terri Sewell, Bennie Thompson, Marc Veasey, Maxine Waters, and Frederica Wilson

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cbcfinc.org/alc, https://twitter.com/CBCFInc, #CBCFALC18

Contacts: Priscilla Clarke, Clarke PR, priscilla@clarkepr.com, 1 240 476 9643; Shrita Hernandez, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, shernandez@cbcfinc.org, 1 202 263 2800;

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 14 National Confectioners Association 2018 Washington Forum

Weblinks: http://www.candyusa.org, https://twitter.com/CandyUSA

Contacts: Christopher Gindlesperger, National Confectioners Association, cg@CandyUSA.com, 1 202 534 1440

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Thursday, Sep. 13 American Hotel and Lodging Association Legislative Action Summit (LAS)

Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ahla.com/, https://twitter.com/AHLA

Contacts: AHLA media relations, media@ahla.com, 1 202 289 3153

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 14 NAFCU Congressional Caucus continues, with agenda today including keynote from journalist Major Garrett

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nafcu.org, https://twitter.com/NAFCU, #NAFCUCaucus

Contacts: Jaqueline Ramsay, NAFCU VP of Media Relations and Communications, jramsay@nafcu.org, 1 703 842 2820

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 Attorney General Jeff Sessions gives remarks to the National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition

Location: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 99 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.justice.gov, https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept

Contacts: Sarah Sutton, DOJ, sarah.e.sutton@usdoj.gov

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Thursday, Sep. 13 8:30 AM The Atlantic discussion on ‘Protecting Privacy’ – The Atlantic hosts ‘Protecting Privacy – How can privacy survive the digital age?’, with Internet Association CEO Michael Beckerman, BSA – The Software Alliance President Victoria Espinel, Information Technology Industry Council President and CEO Dean Garfield, Salesforce Global Privacy and Product Legal Senior Vice President Lindsey Finch, Hogan Lovells Partner Harriet Pearson, Harvard University Center for Internet and Society Fellow Bruce Schneier, and New York Law School Innogation Center for Law and Technology Professor of Law and Director Ari Waldman

Location: AJAX, 1011 4th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://protectingprivacy.theatlantic.com, https://twitter.com/TheAtlantic, #AtlanticPrivacy

Contacts: The Atlantic events, events@theatlantic.com, 1 202 266 7150

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Thursday, Sep. 13 8:30 AM HealthyWomen Congressional briefing on ‘Preserving Health Coverage & Access to Care for Women & Families’ – HealthyWomen Congressional briefing on ‘Preserving Health Coverage & Access to Care for Women & Families’, on the increasing difficulties for women purchasing insurance that covers necessary primary care, preventive health services, and prescription medicine without high co-pays and deductibles. Speakers include WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s President Jill Lesser, Capitol Decisions Principal Carol McDaid, and HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino and Policy Advisor Stacey Worthy

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Rm 188, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.HealthyWomen.org, https://twitter.com/HealthyWomen

Contacts: Lisa Meindel, HealthyWomen, lmeindel@healthywomen.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 9:30 AM Transportation Secretary Chao and FAA Acting Administrator Elwell speak at FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium – Federal Aviation Administration holds its first Aviation Workforce Symposium, to discuss how to attract more young people to the aviation industry, improve the quality and efficiency of training, and ‘build better partnerships to support our next generation of pilots and aviation technicians’. Speakers include Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell, Secretary of the Air Force Dr Heather Wilson, and invited guest speakers

Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington, VA

Weblinks: http://www.faa.gov, https://twitter.com/FAANews

Contacts: FAA press, 1 202 267 3883; Les Dorr, FAA, les.dorr@faa.gov;

The meeting is open to credentialed media. Please email Les Dorr if you plan to attend

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Thursday, Sep. 13 9:30 AM Dem Rep. Alma Adams holds press availability and serves as Honorary Host of the National HBCU Braintrust Townhall – Democratic Rep. Alma Adams serve as the Honorary Host of the National HBCU Braintrust Townhall during the 48th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. Rep. Adams holds press availability with townhall panelists in Rm 141 (9:30 AM EDT) and participates in National HBCU Braintrust Townhall in Room 143 B/C (10:30 AM EDT)

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://adams.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/RepAdams

Contacts: Brendien Mitchell, Office of Rep. Alma Adams, Brendien.Mitchell@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 1510

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM ‘Argentina’s Fight Against Corruption’ CSIS discussion – ‘Argentina’s Fight Against Corruption’ Center for Strategic and International Studies Americas Program discussion, with Argentina’s Secretary of Public Ethics, Transparency and the Fight against Corruption, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Laura Alonso, and Inter-American Development Bank Principal Specialist Roberto de Michele

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csis.org, https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS media, aschwartz@csis.org, 1 202 775 3242, https://twitter.com/handrewschwartz

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM House Rules subcommittee ‘Members’ Day Hearing’ – Rules and Organization Subcommittee ‘Members’ Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 116th Congress’, with testimony from Members of Congress

Location: U.S. Capitol, H-313, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.rules.house.gov/, https://twitter.com/RulesReps

Contacts: House Committee on Rules, Rules.Rs@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 9191

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM UVA Miller Center discussion on the 2008 financial crisis – ‘Ten years later: Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis’ University of Virginia Miller Center discussion, exploring how Congress and the president responded to the crisis, and the political and global dimensions. Participants include Miller Center Director and CEO Williams Antholis, George Washington University Professor Sarah Binder, and former Assistant and Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Daniel Meyer

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

Weblinks: http://millercenter.org, https://twitter.com/Miller_Center

Contacts: Tom van der Voort, Miller Center, tvdvoort@virginia.edu, 1 434 962 2863

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Former Vice President Joe Biden keynotes ‘Building a Higher Wage America’ summit – ‘Building a High Wage America’ Summit, co-hosted by The Century Foundation Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative and the Economic Policy Institute, with keynotes from former Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on ideas to strengthen the middle class, boost wages, and expand opportunities for all Americans

Location: U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.tcf.org, https://twitter.com/tcfdotorg

Contacts: TCF press, press@tcf.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:00 AM Heritage Foundation discussion on ‘Cambodia’s Descent Into One-Party Rule’ – ‘Cambodia’s Descent Into One-Party Rule: What Can Be Done After Sham 2018 Elections?’ Heritage Foundation discussion with Occidental College Diplomacy and World Affairs Associate Professor Sophal Ear, Griffith University (Australia) Griffith Asia Institute’s Lee Morgenbesser, and The Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program Director Brian Eyler

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.heritage.org, https://twitter.com/Heritage

Contacts: Heritage Foundation media, HeritagePress@heritage.org, 1 202 675 1761

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Thursday, Sep. 13 10:30 AM Brookings discussion on ‘India in a changing world’ – ‘India in a changing world’ Brookings Institution India Project discussion, on the current state of Indian foreign policy. Speakers include India Project Fellow and Director Tanvi Madan, Brookings Foreign Policy Nonresident Fellow Joshua White, and Brookings India Foreign Policy Fellow Constantino Xavier

Location: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://www.brookings.edu/, https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst

Contacts: Brookings Institution communications, events@brookings.edu, 1 202 797 6105

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Thursday, Sep. 13 11:30 AM SEC Chairman Jay Clayton participates in a fireside chat at the ACG Middle-Market Advocacy Summit

Location: InterContinental The Willard Washington DC, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.sec.gov, https://twitter.com/SEC_News

Contacts: SEC public affairs, news@sec.gov, 1 202 551 4120

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Thursday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM ‘The Future of Data-Driven Medicine’ Data Innovation Day forum – Center for Data Innovation ‘The Future of Data-Driven Medicine’ Data Innovation Day forum, to discuss the latest developments in using data to improve health care outcomes, reduce health care costs, and empower patients. Speakers include Horizon Pharma Development Sciences Vice President Srini Ramanathan, Astellas Real World Informatice and Analytics Vice President Nate Crisel, Charles Koch Institute Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation Neil Chilson, Center for Data Innovation Director Daniel Castro, Astrazeneca Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Executive Director Faisal Khan, Insilico Medicine COO Qingsong Zhu, and Novartis Head of Regulatory Affairs Robert Kowalski

Location: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.datainnovation.org, https://twitter.com/DataInnovation

Contacts: Center for Data Innovation, info@datainnovation.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM ‘A Call to Action for Police-Free Schools’ released by civil rights groups – Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice release ‘We Came to Learn: A Call to Action for Police-Free Schools’, a report on policing in American public schools that examines ‘how school police criminalize youth of color, while failing to prevent shootings’, and details what authors describe as ‘the historical roots of school police in the suppression of Black and Latino student movements and the police’s continued role in perpetuating the school-to-prison pipeline’, and ‘how school policing uniquely harms youth of color’

Location: Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.advancementproject.org, https://twitter.com/adv_project

Contacts: Jeralyn Cave, Advancement Project, jcave@advancementproject.org, 1 412 682 0798

RSVP: https://advproject.link/2BUYj36 * Press wishing to receive an embargoed copy of the report should email Jeralyn Cave

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM GOP Rep. Paul Ryan delivers Reagan Institute inaugural address – House Speaker Paul Ryan delivers Reagan Institute’s inaugural address, followed by Q&A with National Review Editor in Chief Rich Lowry * The Ronald Reagan Institute is the Washington, DC, office of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

Location: InterContinental The Willard Washington DC, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.reaganfoundation.org, https://twitter.com/ronaldreagan40

Contacts: Margeaux Van Horn, The Pinkston Group, vanhorn@pinkstongroup.com

All media who wish to attend must RSVP to Margeaux Van Horn. Media who RSVP will receive additional logistical information closer to the event.

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM GOP Sen. Todd Young speaks on American universities at CSIS – ‘The Role of American Universities in International Development’ Center for Strategic and International Studies discussion, with remarks from Republican Sen. Todd Young, and university presidents Mitch Daniels (Purdue), Kerry Healey (Babson College), and Michael Lovell (Maquette)

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csis.org, https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS media, aschwartz@csis.org, 1 202 775 3242, https://twitter.com/handrewschwartz

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM Leaders from gender equity groups discuss current Congressional and administrative action concerning pay equity – Leaders from gender equity groups American Association of University Women, National Women’s Law Center, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, and Equal Pay Today discuss current Congressional and administrative action concerning pay equity, following recent U.S. Census Bureau release on the gender and racial pay gaps faced by workers. Speakers – including AAUW CEO Kim Churches, NWLC vice president for education and workplace justice Emily Martin, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas co-founder and president Monica Ramirez, EPT board chair Noreen Farrell, and pay discrimination plaintiff Dr Zoe Spencer – provide state-specific information concerning the gender pay gap and its effects on families’ economic security, an analysis of the current state legislative landscape, and a breakdown of gender and racial pay disparities

Weblinks: http://www.nccwsl.org/, https://twitter.com/AAUW

Contacts: Amy Becker, AAUW media, beckera@aauw.org, 1 202 785 7756

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Thursday, Sep. 13 4:00 PM NASA hosts pre-launch briefing for its ICESat-2 mission – NASA discusses the upcoming launch of its Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2) mission – which will fly the agency’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice – via pre-launch briefing featuring ICESat-2 program scientist Tom Wagner (NASA Headquarters), project manager Doug McLennan, deputy project scientist Tom Neumann, and ATLAS instrument project manager Donya Douglas-Bradshaw (all NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), science definition team lead Lori Magruder (University of Texas at Austin), science definition team member Helen Fricker (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), program manager Bill Barnhart (Northrop Grumman), launch director Tim Dunn (NASA Kennedy Space Center), NASA Programs program manager Scott Messer (United Launch Alliance) * Mission – a continuation of the global time series of precision ice topography measurements initiated by the first ICESat mission – is currently scheduled for launch 15 Sep

Weblinks: http://www.nasa.gov, https://twitter.com/NASA, #askNASA

Contacts: Steve Cole, NASA, stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov, 1 202 358 0918

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Thursday, Sep. 13 5:30 PM Golden Goose Awards – Seventh Annual Golden Goose Awards ceremony, honoring three teams of scientists whose ‘silly-sounding research’ has returned ‘serious’ benefits to society

Location: Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.aaas.org, https://twitter.com/AAAS_News

Contacts: Tiffany Lohwater, AAAS, tlohwate@aaas.org, 1 202 326 8737

Embargoed until 13 Sep at 8:00 AM EDT * Please RSVP to media@aaas.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 5:30 PM Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Annual Dinner – Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Annual Dinner, ‘Looking Into the Economic Future’, honoring Boggs Realty Company President Carol Cox Wait with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Fiscal Responsibility, and panel discussion with former CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and Ipsos Public Affairs President Cliff Young

Location: The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://crfb.org, https://twitter.com/BudgetHawks

Contacts: CRFB events, events@crfb.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 5:30 PM Wilson Center 50th Anniversary Celebration – Wilson Center 50th Anniversary Celebration, honoring former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and Republican Sen. Roy Blunt * Event also marks the 10th anniversary of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/, https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter

Contacts: Ryan McKenna, Wilson Center media, ryan.mckenna@wilsoncenter.org, 1 202 691 4217

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Thursday, Sep. 13 7:00 PM Economic Club of Washington reception and dinner with Amazon President, CEO, and Chairman Jeff Bezos

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.economicclub.org, https://twitter.com/TheEconomicClub

Contacts: Economic Club of Washington media, media@economicclub.org, 1 202 223 3959

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Thursday, Sep. 13 8:00 PM Opening night for Dick Gregory stage drama’s DC premiere – ‘Turn Me Loose’, opening night for Gretchen Law’s drama about the life of Dick Gregory, which makes its D.C. area premiere starring former stand-up comedian Edwin Lee Gibson as the comedian-activist. The play chronicles Gregory’s rise to fame as the first black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy, exploring how he turned activism into an art form * Gregory died 19 Aug 2017

Location: Arena Stage, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.arenastage.org/, https://twitter.com/arenastage

Contacts: Arena Stage press, press@arenastage.org, 1 202 600 4055

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Friday, Sep. 14 IMF ‘Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners’ conference – IMF ‘Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners’ conference. Opening remarks by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

Location: International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.imf.org, https://twitter.com/IMFNews

Contacts: IMF press, media@imf.org, 1 202 623 7100

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Friday, Sep. 14 National Private Truck Council National Safety Conference – National Private Truck Council National Safety Conference. Features presentation of the National Driver All-Star Awards

Location: Hyatt Regency Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Herndon, VA

Weblinks: http://www.nptc.org, https://twitter.com/NPTC1939

Contacts: Gary Petty, National Private Truck Council President & CEO, gpetty@nptc.org, 1 703 838 8876

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Thursday, Sep. 13 U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute awards gala – U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 41st Annual Awards Gala, including presentation of CHCI Medallion of Excellence Awards * Event is part of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 41st Annual Leadership Conference, held during Hispanic Heritage Month

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.chci.org, https://twitter.com/CHCI, #HereToLead

Contacts: Irving Burbano, CHCI, iburbano@chci.org, 1 347 803 0457

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Saturday, Sep. 15 Online News Association Annual Conference and Awards – Online News Association Annual Conference, including the Online Journalism Awards banquet

Location: JW Marriott Austin, 110 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX

Weblinks: http://journalists.org/, https://twitter.com/ONAConf, #ONA18

Contacts: Karolle Rabarison, Online News Association, karolle@journalists.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Friday, Sep. 14 Leadership & Executive Communications Conference

Location: National Union Building, 918 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ragan.com/Main/Home.aspx, https://twitter.com/RaganComms, #RaganExecComms

Contacts: Ragan Communications, cservice@ragan.com, 1 312 960 4100

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 03 Sean Scully exhibition opens at the Hirshhorn – ‘Sean Scully: Landline’ exhibition by Sean Scully opens, previously featured at the 56th Venice Biennale, featuring nearly 40 oil paintings, pastels, watercolors and photographs and layered aluminum Stack sculptures

Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/hirshhorn

Contacts: Madeline Feller, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, fellerm@si.edu, 1 202 633 6121

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Friday, Sep. 14 NATO secretary general continues trip to Washington, DC – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg continues his two-day trip to Washington, DC, with agenda for trip including meeting members of Congress and senior administration officials * Tomorrow, Secretary General Stoltenberg delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation, and meets Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nato.int, https://twitter.com/NATO

Contacts: NATO press, press@hq.nato.int, +32 2 707 5041

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Friday, Sep. 14 8:00 AM Black Women’s Agenda Annual Symposium & Awards Luncheon

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://bwa-inc.org, https://twitter.com/BWA3

Contacts: Tenley Hawkins, Black Women’s Agenda, thawks812@msn.com, 1 914 841 9717

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Friday, Sep. 14 9:00 AM ‘The Vietnam War Revisited’ symposium at the National Archives – ‘The Vietnam War Revisited’ symposium, presented by the National Archives in collaboration with the Assembly for Democracy in Vietnam, exploring the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective. Speakers include ‘Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War’ author Pierre Asselin, ‘Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology’ author Dr Tuong Vu, ‘Why Vietnam Matters’ author Rufus Phillips, University of Virginia School of Law Professor Robert Turner, Boat People SOS President and CEO Nguyen Dinh Thang, former Harvard Law School Lecturer and Research Associate T? Van Tai, ‘Transnationalizing Vietnam: Community, Culture and Politics in the Diaspora’ author Kieu-Linh Valverde, Vietnamese exile Thanh Tung Nguyen, and Westminster, CA, Mayor Trí T? * Continues a series of events in conjunction with the Archives’ first-ever Vietnam War exhibit – ‘Remembering Vietnam’ – which opened 10 Nov

Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.archives.gov/, https://twitter.com/USNatArchives

Contacts: National Archives media, public.affairs@nara.gov, 1 202 357 5300

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Friday, Sep. 14 9:00 AM AAAS Science Diplomacy 2018 Conference

Location: AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://www.aaas.org/event/science-diplomacy-2018, https://twitter.com/SciDip2018

Contacts: AAAS media, media@aaas.org, 1 202 326 6440; Anne Hoy, AAAS, ahoy@aaas.org, 1 202 326 6696 ;

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Friday, Sep. 14 11:00 AM NATO secretary general speaks at Heritage Foundation – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg delivers remarks on ‘The Value of NATO in the 21st Century’ at the Heritage Foundation, examining ‘the strategic value of the NATO Alliance to the United States’, and setting out ‘the concrete steps taken at the NATO Summit in July to respond to a more unpredictable world, including greater defense spending and fair burden-sharing’

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.heritage.org, https://twitter.com/Heritage

Contacts: Heritage Foundation events, 1 202 675 1752

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Friday, Sep. 14 12:00 PM ‘The Diversity Delusion’ CWN discussion – ‘The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture’ Conservative Women’s Network discussion, with Manhattan Institute Thomas W. Smith Fellow Heather Mac Donald

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cblpi.org, https://twitter.com/LuceLadies

Contacts: Camille Hart, CBLPI events, chart@cblpi.org, 1 703 318 0730

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Friday, Sep. 14 1:00 PM National Aerospace Week event at U.S. Chamber of Commerce – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC) hosts event during National Aerospace Week, bringing together U.S. defense officials and industry executives for a panel discussion on emerging technologies and the future of aerospace. National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro and former Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall keynote

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.uschamber.com, https://twitter.com/USChamber

Contacts: U.S. Chamber of Commerce press, press@uschamber.com, 1 202 463 5682

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Friday, Sep. 14 2:00 PM Brookings discussion on ‘Preparing for the ethical dilemmas of the AI era’ – ‘Preparing for the ethical dilemmas of the AI era’ Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation discussion, on the ethics of AI and how society should handle various ethical dilemmas of the automated age. Speakers include Google Global Policy Lead for Emerging Technologies Charina Chou, Brookings Governance Studies Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow William Galston, Intel Labs Senior Research Scientist Heather Patterson, and Brookings Governance Studies Vice President and Director Darrell West

Location: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://www.brookings.edu/, https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst, #AIEthics

Contacts: Brookings Institution communications, events@brookings.edu, 1 202 797 6105

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Friday, Sep. 14 SAMHSA release behavioral health data – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration unveil data on mental and substance use disorders at NPC news conference

Weblinks: http://www.samhsa.gov/, https://twitter.com/samhsagov

Contacts: SAMHSA press, media@samhsa.hhs.gov, 1 240 276 2130

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Friday, Sep. 14 Release and discussion of 2018 EdNext Poll on School Reform – Education Next holds discussion coinciding with the release of its 12th annual survey of American public opinion on K-12 education policy

Weblinks: http://educationnext.org/, https://twitter.com/educationnext

Contacts: Education Next, jackie.kerstetter@educationnext.org

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Friday, Sep. 14 NAFCU Congressional Caucus concludes, with agenda today including keynote from journalist Bob Woodward

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nafcu.org, https://twitter.com/NAFCU, #NAFCUCaucus

Contacts: Jaqueline Ramsay, NAFCU VP of Media Relations and Communications, jramsay@nafcu.org, 1 703 842 2820

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Friday, Sep. 14 NATO secretary general concludes trip to Washington, DC – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg concludes his two-day trip to Washington, DC, with agenda for trip including meeting members of Congress and senior administration officials * Also today, Secretary General Stoltenberg delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation, and meets U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nato.int, https://twitter.com/NATO

Contacts: NATO press, press@hq.nato.int, +32 2 707 5041

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