Daybook-Thursday-General

Associated Press Daybook-Thursday-General for Thursday, Sep. 13.

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Thursday, Sep. 13 8:00 AM ‘Building Pluralistic and Inclusive States Post-Arab Spring’ GW conference – ‘Building Pluralistic and Inclusive States Post-Arab Spring’ conference hosted by the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Project on Middle East Political Science and Baker Institute for the Middle East. Speakers include former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Amb. Susan Ziadeh and Project on Middle East Democracy Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne

Location: George Washington University Elliott School, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: Elliott School of International Affairs, elliott@gwu.edu, 1 202 994 1000

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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?’ event, 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 Innovation Center for Law and Technology 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 8:30 AM ‘Battling Global Extremism’ CFR discussion with former UK PM Tony Blair – ‘Battling Global Extremism: What Next?’ Council on Foreign Relations on the global response to extremism to date and the evolution in approach necessary to overcome terrorist threats. Speakers include former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Farah Pandith and former White House Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend

Location: Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cfr.org, https://twitter.com/CFR_org, #CFRLive

Contacts: Jenny Mallamo, Council on Foreign Relations, JMallamo@cfr.org, 1 202 509 8455

Registration: 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

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Thursday, Sep. 13 9:00 AM ‘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’ * Event at Shaw Neighborhood Library (1:00 PM EDT) has been postponed

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 9:00 AM ‘City Fiscal Conditions’ report released by the National League of Cities – National League of Cities release ‘City Fiscal Conditions’ report, indicating that cities ‘are still recovering from the Great Recession and shouldering the country’s residual economic burden’. Speakers at press event and panel discussion include NLC President (and Little Rock, AR, Mayor) Mark Stodola, CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony, and Director of Research Christiana McFarland, Stockton CFO Matt Paulin, Waco City Councilmember John Kinnaird, Bloomberg reporter Martin Braun, and Wells Fargo Municipal Securities Research Managing Director Natalie Cohen

Location: National League of Cities, 660 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nlc.org, https://twitter.com/leagueofcities

Contacts: Laura Cofsky, NLC press, cofsky@nlc.org, 1 202 626 3161

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Thursday, Sep. 13 9:15 AM FEMA give Hurricane Florence updates – Federal Emergency Management Agency host an in-person media briefing to give updates on Hurricane Florence * They later hold a teleconference to provide another update (3:15 PM EDT)

Location: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C St SW, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: FEMA media, FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov, 1 202 646 3272

FIRST EVENT: Please dial in 5-10 minutes before the call 1 877 830 2636 Pin: 6972655 SECOND EVENT: 1 877 830 2649 Pin: 2035211

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Thursday, Sep. 13 9:30 AM Dem Rep. Alma Adams holds press availability and serves as honorary host of National HBCU Braintrust Townhall – Democratic Rep. Alma Adams serve as honorary host of the National HBCU Braintrust Townhall, during the 48th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. She holds press availability with townhall panelists (9:30 AM EDT) and participates in National HBCU Braintrust Townhall (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 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 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 Hudson Institute discussion on ‘Resetting US-Taiwan Relations: American and Taiwanese Perspectives’ – ‘Resetting US-Taiwan Relations: American and Taiwanese Perspectives’ Hudson Institute discussion, on how best to strengthen the security relationship between the U.S. and Taiwan. Panelists include Taiwan Institute for Political, Economic, And Strategic Studies President Parris Chang, International Assessment and Strategy Center Senior Fellow Rick Fisher, American Center for Democracy Senior Fellow Dr Stephen Bryen, and former Taiwan Defense Minister Dr Michael Tsai

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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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 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 10:00 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 POSTPONED: UVA Miller Center discussion on the 2008 financial crisis – POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: ‘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 10:30 AM Brookings discussion on ‘Indian foreign policy in a changing world’ – ‘Indian foreign policy 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 10:30 AM Make Room USA press briefing to kick-off ‘The Doors of Make Room’ public art exhibition – Make Room USA press briefing to raise awareness of the 25 million Americans struggling to pay rent and kick-off ‘The Doors of Make Room’, a public art exhibition featuring 11 painted door sculptures, representing the 11 million households living one paycheck from losing their home. Speakers include Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Pamela Patenaude, Democratic Rep. Denny Heck, DC Department of Housing and Community Development Deputy Director Allison Ladd, Princeton University Professor Matthew Desmond, ‘Gotham’ actor J.W. Cortes, and Make Room President and CEO Ali Solis

Location: Freedom Plaza, 14th St and Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.makeroomusa.org, https://twitter.com/MakeRoomUSA

Contacts: Zayda Rivera, 3L Communique, zrivera@3LCommunique.com, 1 347 949 3365

Press Check-in: 9:30 a.m.

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Thursday, Sep. 13 11:30 AM CANCELED: 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 12:00 PM ‘Sweden: Lessons for America?’ documentary discussion at Cato Institute – ‘Sweden: Lessons for America?’ documentary discussion at Cato Institute, featuring a segment of the documentary from the Free to Choose Network. Swedish film host Johan Norberg also discusses how his country has changed over time, highlighting its policy successes, and explaining why Sweden’s economic policies are often misunderstood by outsiders

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

Weblinks: http://www.cato.org/, https://twitter.com/CatoInstitute

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

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:00 PM Refugees discuss work or resettlement program to launch Week of Action – Refugees and former refugees speak on the ‘life-saving work’ of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program, via We Are All America Campaign national press call to launch a national Week of Actino to mobilize refugees, asylees and allies in support of refugees and refugee resettlement. Speakers include Virginia State Del. (and former refugee) Kathy Tran, Helena, MT, Mayor (and former refugee) Wilmot Collins, Florida Immigrant Coalition State Refugee Organizer Basma Alawee, and We Are All America Campaign Manager Stephanie Stephens

Weblinks: http://www.partnershipfornewamericans.org

Contacts: Stephanie Stephens, We Are All America campaign manager, stephanie@partnershipfornewamericans.org, 1 503 849 0569

DIAL IN INFORMATION: 877-876-9174; PASSCODE: REFUGEE

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:00 PM Project Tomorrow annual Congressional Briefing – Project Tomorrow hold annual Congressional Briefing and release new paper ‘The Educational Equity Imperative: Leveraging Technology to Empower Learning for All’, based on Speak Up 2017-18 data, saying that school-assigned mobile devices support efforts to improve educational equity * Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow

Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Rm 902, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.tomorrow.org/, https://twitter.com/ProjectTomorrow

Contacts: Amber Taylor, Project Tomorrow communications, ataylor@tomorrow.org, 1 703 201 4893

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:30 PM GW Sigur Center discussion on ‘Japan’s Foreign Policy during an Era of Global Turbulence’ – ‘Japan’s Foreign Policy during an Era of Global Turbulence: Perspectives of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan’ George Washington University Sigur Center for Asian Studies discussion with Japan’s Constitutional Democratic Party Leader Yukio Edano

Location: George Washington University Elliott School, 1957 E Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://sigur.elliott.gwu.edu, https://twitter.com/gwusigurcenter

Contacts: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, 1 202 994 5886

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:30 PM ‘Intersection of Data Science and Social Science’ Mathematica / APPAM discussion – ‘Mathematica at 50: At the Intersection of Data Science and Social Science’ discussion, hosted by Mathematica Policy Research and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, on ‘the road ahead for data and social science, how to communicate more effectively when the lanes merge, and what this means for uncovering insights to better-informed policies and programs that improve public well-being’. Speakers include GovEx Director of Cities Sheila Dugan, Indeed Hiring Lab Research Director Martha Gimbel, Princeton University Professor of Sociology Matt Salganik, and Department of Health and Human Services Innovation and Design Consultant Will Yang

Location: Mathematica Policy Research, 1100 First St NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/, https://twitter.com/MathPolResearch

Contacts: Mathematica Policy Research events, events@mathematica-mpr.com

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Thursday, Sep. 13 12:30 PM Rumi Forum discussion on ‘Latest Trends in Global Rise in Religious Restrictions’ – ‘Latest Trends in Global Rise in Religious Restrictions’ Rumi Forum discussion, with Pew Research Center research associate Katayoun Mirfendereski Kishi

Location: Rumi Forum, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://rumiforum.org

Contacts: Rumi Forum, 1 202 429 1690

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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 Informatics 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 Briefing call on overuse of psychotropic medications on children in govt institutions – Children’s Rights and National Center for Youth Law hold call to discuss ‘the overuse of powerful psychotropic medications on children in the foster care, juvenile justice, and migrant detention systems, and efforts by these organizations to find better solutions’

Contacts: Mariam Ahmed, berlinrosen, mariam.ahmed@berlinrosen.com, 1 202 800 8688

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Thursday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM Wilson Center conference on ‘A Decade of U.S.-China Relations: From Engagement to Rivalry’ – ‘A Decade of U.S.-China Relations: From Engagement to Rivalry’ Wilson Center Kissinger Institute conference, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Speakers include Hank Levine (Albright Stonebridge Group), Yun Sun (Stimson Center), Marie Brady (University of Canterbury), Jennifer Turner (Wilson Center China Energy & Environment Forum), Laura Dawson (Wilson Center Canada Institute), Benjamin Creutzfeldt (Wilson Center 2018-2019 Wilson Fellow), Zheng Wang (Seton Hall University), Aynne Kokas (University of Virginia), and Robert Daly (Wilson Center KICUS)

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

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

Contacts: Woodrow Wilson Center, wwics@wilsoncenter.org, 1 202 691 4000

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM NAREB forum on the ‘Current State of Housing in Black America’ – ‘A 50-Year Journey – Fair Housing Act to the Current State of Housing in Black America’ National Association of Real Estate Brokers forum at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation summit, with speakers including Economic Policy Institute Fellow Richard Rothstein, National Fair Housing Alliance President and CEO Lisa Rice, Wayne State University Urban Affairs Professor James Carr, ComplianceTech Managing Director and co-founder Maurice Jourdain-Earl, Urban Institute Vice President for Housing Finance Policy Alanna McCargo, and Skyway Realty owner Mark Alston

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

Weblinks: http://www.nareb.com, https://twitter.com/REALTIST_NAREB

Contacts: Michael Frisby, Frisby & Associates, Mike@Frisbyassociates.com, 1 202 625 4328

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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, on ‘the need for a secure and confident America, the importance of military primacy, free trade, pro-growth economic reforms, and moral leadership’, 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 SETA Foundation discussion on ‘The Implications of a Potential Idlib Operation in Northwestern Syria’ – ‘The Implications of a Potential Idlib Operation in Northwestern Syria’ SETA Foundation panel discussion on the potential scenarios and outcomes of a Syrian regime attack on Idlib at a pivotal moment in the Syrian conflict. Speakers include Middle East Institute Extremism and Counterterrorism Program Senior Fellow and Director Charles Lister, People Demand Change Executive Director and Co-founder Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, Center for a New American Security Middle East Security Program Fellow Nick Heras, and SETA Foundation Executive Director Kadir Ustun

Location: Seta Foundation, 1025 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://setadc.org/, https://twitter.com/SETADC

Contacts: SETA Foundation at Washington DC, info@setadc.org, 1 202 223 9885

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Thursday, Sep. 13 2:00 PM GOP Sen. Todd Young speaks on U.S. 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://aauw.org, https://twitter.com/AAUW

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

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Thursday, Sep. 13 3:00 PM ‘The Politics of the New South: History in the Making’ CBCF community forum – ‘The Politics of the New South: History in the Making’ Congressional Black Caucus Foundation community forum, hosted by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson. Participants include Democratic gubernatorial nominees Andrew Gillum (Florida), Stacey Abrams (Georgia), and Ben Jealous (Maryland)

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

Weblinks: http://www.fredericawilsonforcongress.com/, https://twitter.com/RepWilson

Contacts: Joyce Jones, Frederica Wilson for Congress, jjones4519@aol.com

Please RSVP by contacting Joyce Jones at jjones4519@aol.com

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Thursday, Sep. 13 4:00 PM DoD briefing on preparations for Hurricane Florence – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Kenneth Rapuano and North American Aerospace Defense Command Commander and U.S. Northern Command Commander Gen. Terrence O’Shaugnessy brief media on Department of Defense preparations for Hurricane Florence

Location: Pentagon, Arlington, VA

Weblinks: http://www.defense.gov/, https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense

Contacts: DoD press, 1 703 697 5131

Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the new Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live

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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 5:00 PM Howard University and Driver mark launch of technology platform connecting cancer patients with treatments – Howard University and Driver – a global technology platform connecting cancer patients around the world to the best treatments around the world – hold launch event and panel discussion on the ‘disparities in access’ to cancer treatment, highlighting ‘how innovative approaches to clinical care along with partnerships across institutions can expand access to underrepresented groups’. Speakers include Howard University Cancer Center Interim Director Carla Williams, and National Cancer Institute CCR Office of the Clinical Director Medical Oncology Service Director James Gulley

Location: Founders Library, 500 Howard Pl NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.howard.edu, https://twitter.com/HowardU

Contacts: Sunshine Sachs for Driver, driver@sunshinesachs.com; Anthony Blue, Howard University Hospital press, ablue@huhosp.org;

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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 6:00 PM The Hill and The Hill Latino ‘Leadership in Action’ policy discussion – The Hill and The Hill Latino host ‘Leadership in Action’ policy discussion, with Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar and Republican Rep. Peter King ‘exploring their values, leadership styles and vision for the nation’

Location: American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://thehill.com, https://twitter.com/TheHill

Contacts: The Hill Events, events@thehill.com

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Thursday, Sep. 13 6:30 PM CANCELED: National Bar Association CBCF Legislative Conference Awards Reception – CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: National Bar Association Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference Awards Reception, with honorees including Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, Democratic Maryland gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Ferguson, MO, City Council candidate Lezley McSpade, and attorney Donald Temple

Location: 1301 K St, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: National Bar Association communications, communications@nationalbar.org

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Thursday, Sep. 13 6:30 PM ‘Man of War’ NPC Headliners book event – ‘Man of War’ NPC Headliners book event with author and former U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell in conversation with CNN Anchor Jake Tapper and National Press Club President Adrea Edney

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

Weblinks: http://press.org/, https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Lindsay Underwood, National Press Club, lunderwood@press.org, 1 202 662 7561

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Thursday, Sep. 13 7:00 PM Dem Sen. Elizabeth Warren discusses 2008 financial crisis in Washington, DC – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren participates in a discussion on the 2008 financial crisis at the Newseum in Washington, DC, moderated by New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin * Part of the newspaper’s ‘TimesTalks DC’ series

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

Weblinks: http://www.warren.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/SenWarren

Contacts: Saloni Sharma, Office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 1 202 224 2292

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Thursday, Sep. 13 7:00 PM U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum program on U.S. responses to Nazism through cinema, radio, and media – ‘What Were We Watching? Americans’ Responses to Nazism Through Cinema, Radio, and Media’ public program at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, looking at how Hollywood leaders in entertainment and govt battled for the hearts and minds of Americans. Includes discussion with ‘Five Came Back’ Director and Producer Laurent Bouzereau, ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ exhibition Curator Daniel Greene, and ‘The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics’ Author David Weinstein

Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ushmm.org/, https://twitter.com/HolocaustMuseum

Contacts: Kristy Buechner, USHMM communications, kbuechner@ushmm.org, 1 202 314 1754

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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 – International Monetary Fund ‘Sovereign Debt: A Guide for Economists and Practitioners’ conference, including opening remarks from 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 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute awards gala – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 41st Annual Awards Gala, including presentation of CHCI Medallion of Excellence Awards. This year’s honorees are Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Legacy Award), reporter and author Jorge Ramos and education advocate Michelle Bobadilla (Medallion of Excellence), and Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Mayor Jesus Colon Berlingeri, who accepts a Special Tribute to the People of Puerto Rico * 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 – 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 MEA meet senators in Washington, DC, to urge opposition of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh – Maine Education President Grace Leavitt and Vice President Jesse Hagrove meet Independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Washington, DC, calling on them to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://maine.nea.org

Contacts: Giovanna Bechard, MEA communications, bechard@maineea.org

Grace is available to speak with media leading up to or immediately following scheduled meetings

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Thursday, Sep. 13 – Friday, Sep. 14 CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: NAFCU Congressional Caucus continues

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 8:00 AM Black Women’s Agenda Annual Symposium & Awards Luncheon – Black Women’s Agenda Annual Symposium & Awards Luncheon, with award recipients including Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, The Chicago Community Trust President and CEO Helene Gayle, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, and Flint, MI, Mayor Karen Weaver. Town hall panelists include NBC News Co-Anchor and MSNBC Host Sheinelle Jones, former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, CNN Political Commentators Symone Sanders and Tara Setmayer, CNBC Senior Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson, Global Policy Solutions President and CEO Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, brilliant corners Research & Strategies Founder and President Cornell Belcher, and Tennessee State University President Dr Glenda Glover

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 8:00 AM Bipartisan Town Hall explores challenges ahead of 2018 midterm elections – Bipartisan Town Hall explores challenges ahead of the 6 Nov midterm elections, with Republican Rep. Tom Reed and Democratic Reps. Daniel Lipinski and Jim Costa, co-hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and No Labels

Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.aem.org, https://twitter.com/aemadvisor

Contacts: David Ward, AEM, dward@aem.org

C Street Group Entrance, Knight Broadcast Studio

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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 9:30 AM Hudson Institute discussion on ‘Lessons Emerging from the JEDI Cloud’ – ‘Lessons Emerging from the JEDI Cloud: Immediate Steps and the Future of Next-Generation IT’ Hudson Institute Task Force on Federal IT Procurement discussion, on lessons learned from the JEDI acquisition process, immediate next steps for the Department of Defense, and how the U.S. govt can strengthen data security and access to innovation with future cloud service contracts. Speakers include Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William Schneider, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence John Stenbit, and Cornell University Professor of Computer Science Fred Schneider

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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Friday, Sep. 14 10:00 AM FDA Commissioner Gottlieb discusses the agency’s plans to combat antibiotic resistance – Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlines the agency’s new and ongoing efforts to support antibiotic innovation and ensure that antimicrobial drugs are used according to good stewardship practices in human medicine and animal agriculture, at the Pew Charitable Trusts, followed by a panel discussion featuring FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine deputy director for science policy William Flynn, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of Antimicrobial Products director Edward Cox, FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health Division of Microbiology Devices deputy director Dr Steven Gitterman, and FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research associate director for research Dr Carolyn Wilson

Location: Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: Heather Cable, Pew Charitable Trusts, hcable@pewtrusts.org, 1 202 552 2059

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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 Washington Institute Policy Forum on the war on terror – ‘The Future of Regional Cooperation in the War on Terror’ The Washington Institute Policy Forum, with American University Associate Professor Stephen Tankel and School of Public Affairs Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon, Haverford College Associate Professor of Political Science Barak Mendelsohn, and Institute Fellow Matthew Levitt

Location: The Washington Institute, 1111 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org, https://twitter.com/washinstitute

Contacts: TWI media, press@washingtoninstitute.org, 1 202 230 9550

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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 2:00 PM CANCELED: Release and discussion of 2018 EdNext Poll on School Reform – CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: Education Next holds discussion coinciding with the release of its 12th annual survey of American public opinion on K-12 education policy

Location: Hoover Institution in Washington, 1399 New York Ave, Washington, DC

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

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

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Friday, Sep. 14 2:00 PM Dem Rep. Hakeem Jeffries hosts discussion on criminal justice and music – Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, in coordination with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, hosts a panel discussion on music, criminal justice and racial equality. Panelists include rapper Meek Mill, CNN host Van Jones, author Michael Eric Dyson, Universal Music Group General Counsel Jeffrey Harleston, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County Professor Michelle Scott

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

Weblinks: http://jeffries.house.gov, https://twitter.com/RepJeffries

Contacts: Michael Hardway , Office of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries , Michael.Hardaway@mail.house.gov, 1 202 679 1439

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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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Friday, Sep. 14 CANCELED: NAFCU Congressional Caucus concludes – CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: 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 SAMHSA unveils 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration unveils 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), featuring key data on mental and substance use disorders, including opioid use, online * In-person press conference with Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr Elinore McCance-Katz canceled due to weather concerns

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

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

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Saturday, Sep. 15 7:30 AM Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Prayer Breakfast – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Prayer Breakfast, with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers both headlining

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

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

Contacts: Marc Banks, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, mbanks@cbcfinc.org , 1 202 263 2809

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Saturday, Sep. 15 11:00 AM CANCELED: DC VegFest – CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE: 10th annual DC VegFest, free festival of food, music, education, and inspiration featuring over 120 vendors and exhibitors, welcoming both vegans and pre-vegans

Location: Yards Park, 355 Water Street Southeast, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://dcvegfest.com , https://twitter.com/tryveg

Contacts: Mary Beth Wood Olson, Fifth & Main PR, marybeth@fifthandmainpr.com, 1 240 507 9152

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Saturday, Sep. 15 5:00 PM Human Rights Campaign National Dinner – Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, celebrating successes of the LGBT community, with speakers including former Vice President Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Virginia State Del. Danica Roem, and Nevada secretary of state candidate Nelson Araujo. Anne Hathaway is also honored with the HRC National Equality Award * Democratic Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams speaks to HRC leaders, members, and supporters earlier in the day

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

Weblinks: http://www.hrcnationaldinner.org, https://twitter.com/hrc, #NationalDinner

Contacts: Stephen Peters, HRC media, Stephen.Peters@hrc.org, 1 202 423 2860; Human Rights Campaign, press@hrc.org, 1 202 572 8968;

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Saturday, Sep. 15 – Sunday, Sep. 16 AFA National Convention

Location: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD

Weblinks: http://www.afa.org, https://twitter.com/AirForceAssoc

Contacts: AFA Policy and Communications, polcom@afa.org, 1 800 727 3337 x 5850

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