Daybook-Friday and the Weekend-General

Associated Press Daybook-Friday and the Weekend-General for Friday, Sep. 14.

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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 8:30 AM Dem Rep. Robin Kelly speaks at BWHI ‘Health Braintrust’ media availability – Black Women’s Health Imperative ‘Health Braintrust: Truth and Reconciliation in Health’ media availability, with Democratic Rep. Robin Kelly, and BWHI President and CEO Linda Blount and Policy and Legislative Affairs Director Tammy Boyd

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

Weblinks: http://www.bwhi.org, https://twitter.com/blkwomenshealth

Contacts: Antonice Jackson, BWHI, ajackson@bwhi.org, 1 202 370 3630

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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 9:15 AM FEMA give Hurricane Florence updates – Federal Emergency Management Agency hosts in-person media briefing to give updates on Hurricane Florence, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C St SW, Washington, DC (9:15 AM EDT), followed later by a teleconference to provide another update (3:15 PM EDT)

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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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 former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence John Stenbit, Cornell University Professor of Computer Science Fred Schneider, and Hudson Institute Senior Fellow William 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 Avenue Northeast, 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 12:30 PM Dem Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Linda Sanchez announce intention to re-introduce WIC Act – Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Linda Sanchez announce their intention to re-introduce the Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act, which would extend the eligibility for children to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC until their sixth birthdays; extend certifications of infants to their second birthdays; and extend post-partum eligibility to two years for all mothers. National WIC Association President and CEO Rev. Douglas Greenaway and Children’s National Health System President and CEO Kurt Newman also participate

Location: Children’s National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nwica.org/, https://twitter.com/NatWICAssoc

Contacts: Stephen Padre, National WIC Association, spadre@nwica.org, 1 202 387 5247

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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 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 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, Intel Labs Senior Research Scientist Heather Patterson, and Brookings Governance Studies Vice President and Director Darrell West and Senior Fellow William Galston

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, 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 6:30 PM Congressional Medal of Honor Society Patriot Award Reception and Gala – Congressional Medal of Honor Society Patriot Award Reception and Gala, honoring Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who speaks at the ceremony, plus Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Jay Leno, and Chris Wallace

Location: U.S. Naval Academy, Dahlgren Hall, Annapolis, MD

Weblinks: http://www.mohannapolis.com

Contacts: Christine Rice, The Webster Group, christine@webstergroupinc.com, 1 202 741 1298

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

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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Friday, Sep. 14 Hurricane Florence forecast to hit East Coast – Hurricane Florence projected to make landfall around the North Carolina-South Carolina border before moving inland, weakening slightly as it does so. Forecasts include coastal flooding of up to 11 feet (if peak surge coincides with high tide), ‘large and destructive’ waves, total rainfall accumulations of up to 25 inches (plus isolated maxima of 30-40 inches) leading to ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding and ‘prolonged significant’ river flooding, swells likely to cause ‘life-threatening’ surf and rip current conditions, and possible tornadoes * Storm Surge Warnings, Storm Surge Watches, Hurricane Warnings, Hurricane Watches, Tropical Storm Warnings, and Tropical Storm Watches in effect for parts of the Carolinas and Virginia * Storm predicted to move inland over the next few days, weakening as it does so but curving on a path from roughly west to roughly northeast, threatening the entire Eastern Seaboard

Weblinks: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, https://twitter.com/NHCDirector

Contacts: National Hurricane Center press, nhc.public.affairs@noaa.gov, 1 305 229 4404

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UPDATED EVENT: 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 Northwest, 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 6:00 PM Confucius Institute National Honors Gala – Confucius Institute National Honors Gala, recognizing the accomplishments of 10 Confucius Institute students selected from Confucius Institutes in universities and schools across the U.S., based on their personal stories and active engagement with Chinese language development, cultural awareness, and global education programs

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

Weblinks: http://www.ciuscenter.org, https://twitter.com/ciuscenter, #ciusgala2018

Contacts: Gao Qing, Confucius Institute U.S. Center, press@ciuscenter.org, 1 202 864 6483

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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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Saturday, Sep. 15 Hurricane Florence forecast to continue hitting East Coast – Hurricane Florence projected to continue moving through South Carolina, weakening to tropical storm levels as it does so, having been expected to have made landfall yesterday. Forecasts have included coastal flooding of up to 11 feet (if peak surge coincides with high tide), ‘large and destructive’ waves, total rainfall accumulations of up to 25 inches (plus isolated maxima of 30-40 inches) leading to ‘catastrophic’ flash flooding and ‘prolonged significant’ river flooding, swells likely to cause ‘life-threatening’ surf and rip current conditions, and possible tornadoes * Storm Surge Warnings, Storm Surge Watches, Hurricane Warnings, Hurricane Watches, Tropical Storm Warnings, and Tropical Storm Watches have been in effect for parts of the Carolinas and Virginia * Storm predicted to move further inland over the next few days, weakening more as it does so but curving on a path from roughly west to roughly northeast, threatening the entire Eastern Seaboard

Weblinks: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, https://twitter.com/NHCDirector

Contacts: National Hurricane Center press, nhc.public.affairs@noaa.gov, 1 305 229 4404

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Sunday, Sep. 16 8:00 AM Courage to Run 5K – Courage to Run 5K, a non-partisan run / walk and premier party celebrating the ‘rising wave’ of women getting civically active and running for office. Includes keynote from double Paralympic gold medalist Brenna Huckaby

Location: Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E Street Southeast, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.couragetorun.org, https://twitter.com/thecouragetorun, #CouragetoRun

Contacts: Courage to Run media, media@couragetorun.org

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Sunday, Sep. 16 5th anniversary of Washington Navy Yard shootings – 5th anniversary of 12 people killed and three injured in shootings at Washington Navy Yard by defense subcontractor employee and former U.S. Navy reservist Aaron Alexis, who was killed in a shootout with police

Weblinks: http://www.defenselink.mil, https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense

Contacts: DoD press, 1 703 697 5131

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Sunday, Sep. 16 – Saturday, Sep. 22 SAMHSA National Wellness Week – SAMHSA National Wellness Week, as part of National Recovery Month

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

Contacts: SAMHSA, SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov, 1 240 276 2750

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Sunday, Sep. 16 – Tuesday, Sep. 18 Regulatory Compliance Conference

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.mbaa.org/, https://twitter.com/MBAMortgage

Contacts: MBA Meetings and Conferences, meetings@mba.org, 1 800 793 6222 x 3

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Sunday, Sep. 16 – Thursday, Sep. 20 The Optical Society (OSA) Annual Meeting – Frontiers in Optics: The OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit (FiO), held in conjunction with Laser Science – the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS)

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

Weblinks: http://www.frontiersinoptics.com/, https://twitter.com/opticalsociety

Contacts: OSA media relations, mediarelations@osa.org, 1 202 416 1443

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Sunday, Sep. 16 – Wednesday, Sep. 19 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges National HBCU Week Conference – White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges National HBCU Week Conference, themed ‘HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities’

Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/, https://twitter.com/WHI_HBCUs

Contacts: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1 202 502 7900

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Sunday, Sep. 16 – Sunday, Jan. 13 Rachel Whiteread exhibition opens at National Gallery – Rachel Whiteread exhibition opens, bringing together large and small-scale sculptures in a range of materials and showcasing pieces from across her 30-year career alongside new work not previously exhibited. The exhibition also includes drawings, collages and photographs as well as documentation of the public projects from throughout her career

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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Sunday, Sep. 16 Hurricane Florence forecast to continue hitting east U.S. – Hurricane Florence projected to move further inland through states around South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia, having been expected to have made landfall Friday, although projected to have weakened to tropical storm levels before today and to weaken further as it travels today * Storm predicted to continue moving inland over the next few days, curving on a path from roughly west to roughly northeast, threatening the entire Eastern Seaboard

Weblinks: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, https://twitter.com/NHCDirector

Contacts: National Hurricane Center press, nhc.public.affairs@noaa.gov, 1 305 229 4404

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Monday, Sep. 17 – Wednesday, Sep. 19 8:00 AM AICPA National Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions. Speakers include Financial Accounting Standards Board Member Hal Schroeder, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Member James Kaiser, Securities and Exchange Commission Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker, Federal Reserve Board Chief Accountant Joanne Wakim, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chief Accountant Robert Storch, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Deputy Comptroller and Chief Accountant Sydney Menefee

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

Weblinks: http://www.aicpa.org/index.htm, https://twitter.com/AICPANews

Contacts: Shirley Twillman, AICPA Media Relations Senior Manager, stwillman@aicpa.org, 1 202 434 9220

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Monday, Sep. 17 8:30 AM Sports Forward summit – U.S. Chamber Foundation second annual Sports Forward summit, exploring the future of women in sports. Speakers include women’s soccer Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner Abby Wambach, Canadian Women’s National Hockey League Commissioner Brenda Andress, Women’s Sports Foundation President-elect (and World Champion and two-time Olympic bobsled medalist) Elana Meyers Taylor, EY Women Athletes Business Network Director Holly Humphrey, Jen Welter – the first female NFL coach, NHL Executive Vice President Kim Davis, World Champion rock climber Sasha DiGiulian, and U.S. Tennis Association Chief Executive for Professional Tennis Stacey Allaster

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

Weblinks: http://www.uschamberfoundation.org, https://twitter.com/usccfoundation, #SportsForward

Contacts: Hilary Crow, USCCF Fast Forward events, HCrow@USChamber.com

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Monday, Sep. 17 8:45 AM PIIE / CASS conference on Sino-U.S. Economic and Trade Relations – ‘Sino-U.S. Economic and Trade Relations in the Global Economy’ conference hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, with keynote from former Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew

Location: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.piie.com, https://twitter.com/PIIE_com

Contacts: Eitan Urkowitz, Peterson Institute, media@piie.com, 1 202 454 1334

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Monday, Sep. 17 8:45 AM ‘Long Run Sustainability of U.S. Agriculture’ conference at NPC – Purdue University conference on the ‘Long Run Sustainability of U.S. Agriculture’ at the National Press Club, on the sustainability of agriculture from a local and global perspective

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

Weblinks: http://www.purdue.edu, https://twitter.com/lifeatperdue

Contacts: Maureen Manier, Purdue University, mmanier@purdue.edu, 1 765 496 8403

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Monday, Sep. 17 9:00 AM Judicial Conference of the United States’ Advisory Committee on Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure meeting

Location: Thurgood Marshall Building, 1 Columbus Circle Northeast, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2018-14523

Contacts: Rebecca Womeldorf, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 1 202 502 1820

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Monday, Sep. 17 9:00 AM Georgetown Law annual SCOTUS term preview – Georgetown Law annual SCOTUS term preview briefing titled ‘2018: What to Expect’, discussing the pending nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and upcoming cases. Speakers include Paul Clement (Kirkland & Ellis LLP), Martin Lederman (Georgetown Law), Nicole Saharsky (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP), Kannon Shanmugam (Williams & Connolly LLP), and Donald Verrilli (Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP)

Location: Gewirz Student Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.law.georgetown.edu, https://twitter.com/GeorgetownLaw

Contacts: Georgetown University Law Center media, MediaRelations@law.georgetown.edu, 1 202 662 9037

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Monday, Sep. 17 9:30 AM Brookings Institution discussion on democracy – ‘Will democracy win? The recurring battle between liberalism and its adversaries’ Brookings Institution Governance Studies discussion on ‘the cycles of democracy and illiberalism, including the current rise of illiberalism in the United States and Europe, and how to fight it’. Panelists include Project on International Order and Strategy Foreign Policy Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow Robert Kagan, Governance Studies Senior Fellow Norman Eisen, Deacon Alexander Toussaint, Pentad Plus President Charles Black Jr, Greystone Appraisals Owner Laurene Sherlock and Yale University Professor Marc Robinson

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

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

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

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Monday, Sep. 17 9:30 AM DoJ Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education – Department of Justice Forum on Free Speech in Higher Education, bringing together DoJ officials, Congressional leaders, constitutional law scholars, academics, and public intellectuals to engage in a discussion on First Amendment issues. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting Associate AG Jesse Panuccio, and Acting Assistant AG for the Civil Rights Division John Gore deliver introductory remarks, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander participate in conversation, New York Law School Professor and former American Civil Liberties Union President Nadine Strossen keynotes, and panels feature Heather MacDonald (Manhattan Institute), Robert Shibley (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), Lee Tyner (Texas Christian University), Eugene Volokh (UCLA School of Law), Emily Dickens (University of North Carolina System), Vincent Phillip Munoz (University of Notre Dame), Amy Wax (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and author Heather Heying

Location: Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: DoJ press, press@usdoj.gov, 1 202 514 2007

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Monday, Sep. 17 10:00 AM FCC commissioner speaks at AEI on the nation’s 5G wireless future – Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr speaks at the American Enterprise Institute on ‘Clearing Obstacles to America’s 5G Wireless Future’, discussing the agency’s efforts to clear regulatory hurdles to enable U.S. leadership in 5G deployment and ensure wireless spectrum needed for 5G technologies is made available. Followed by panel discussion with Roger Entner (Recon Analytics), John Godfrey (Samsung Electronics America), Hank Hultquist (AT&T), and Sam Love (Office of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner)

Location: American Enterprise Institute, 1789 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.aei.org/, https://twitter.com/AEI

Contacts: AEI media, mediaservices@aei.org, 1 202 862 5829

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Monday, Sep. 17 10:00 AM National Archives hosts naturalization ceremony to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day – National Archives hosts naturalization ceremony to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day, with 31 new citizens from 25 nations sworn in in front of the original ‘Charters of Freedom’ (The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights). Ceremony includes welcome from Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, remarks from former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Chief Judge Beryl Howell presiding * Program presented in partnership with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

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

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

The press is invited to cover the ceremony. Accredited media representatives should use the Constitution Avenue special events entrance, at 7th Street, NW, and set up by 9:45 a.m., as the ceremony begins promptly at 10 a.m. RSVP to public.affairs@nara.gov. The Use of Flash and Additional Lights is Prohibited in the Rotunda

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Monday, Sep. 17 10:00 AM CSIS discussion with six former USTRs – Center for Strategic and International Studies Scholl Chair in International Business hosts conversation with six former United States Trade Representatives, who discuss their ‘own experiences and discuss the current global trading system, its institutions, and the prospects for trade in these challenging times’. Participants include William Brock, Carla Hills, Michael Kantor, Charlene Barchefsky, Susan Schwab, and Ronald Kirk

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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Monday, Sep. 17 10:20 AM OAS Permanent Council meeting on women – Organization of American States Permanent Council Special Meeting on ‘women’s struggles, achievements, and challenges in the Hemisphere’, including presentations from Costa Rican Vice President and Foreign Relations and Worship Minister Epsy Campbell Barr and Peruvian Women and Minorities Minister Ana Maria Mendieta

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

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

Contacts: Monica Reyes, OAS media, MReyes@oas.org

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Monday, Sep. 17 10:30 AM Cato Institute annual Constitution Day Symposium – Cato Institute annual Constitution Day Symposium: ‘The Supreme Court: Past and Prologue – A Look at the October 2017 and 2018 Terms’, with discussion on the First Amendment and culture wars; federalism and govt structure; ‘big controversies’ including the travel ban, gerrymandering and cellphone tracking; and the upcoming October 2018 Term. Includes the B. Kenneth Simon Lecture, delivers by Columnist and Author George Will

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, 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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Monday, Sep. 17 11:00 AM ‘China’s Role in Myanmar’s Internal Conflicts’ USIP report launch and discussion – ‘China’s Role in Myanmar’s Internal Conflicts’ U.S. Institute of Peace China Senior Study Group report launch, examining China’s influence on conflict dynamics around the world, and discussion with report authors USIP China-Myanmar Senior Study Group Co-Chairs Derek Mitchell and Daniel Twining and Member David Steinberg

Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.usip.org, https://twitter.com/USIP

Contacts: U.S. Institute of Peace, interviews@usip.org, 1 202 429 3869

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Monday, Sep. 17 11:00 AM Heritage Foundation discussion on ‘The Enduring Legacy of Desert Storm and Desert Shield’ – ‘The Enduring Legacy of Desert Storm and Desert Shield’ Heritage Foundation discussion, with National Desert Storm War Memorial President and CEO Scott Stump providing an overview of the environment these operations occurred in, the operations themselves, and ‘their lasting legacy that still influences the world today’

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

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

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

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Monday, Sep. 17 11:30 AM ‘Bucharest Diary’ book signing and author event at GW – ‘Bucharest Diary: Romania’s Journey from Darkness to Light’ book signing and author event with former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Alfred Moses, hosted by the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

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

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

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

This event is on the record and open to media

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Monday, Sep. 17 12:15 PM New America and ACLU discussion on police surveillance – ‘Turning the Tide on Police Surveillance’ New America discussion, co-hosted with ACLU District of Columbia, on why governing the use of surveillance technologies ‘is critical to civil liberties and civil rights, and how grassroots efforts to pass these bills have been so effective’. Includes presentation on police surveillance technology from ACLU Senior Advocacy and Policy Counsel Chad Marlow, before panel discussion with Marlow, CAIR-CA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman, Stop Police Terror Project D.C. Co-Founder Eugene Puryear, Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology Deputy Director Laura Moy

Location: New America, 740 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.newamerica.org/, https://twitter.com/OTI, #TakeCTRL

Contacts: New America events, events@newamerica.org

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Monday, Sep. 17 1:30 PM CSIS discussion with DIA Director Ashley – Center for Strategic and International Studies Transnational Threats Project hosts discussion on national security with Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Robert Ashley Jr

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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Monday, Sep. 17 2:00 PM Brookings Institution discussion on Japan – ‘Japan in Asia: Economic diplomacy in the new geopolitics’ Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute discussion, on the opportunities and challenges of Japan’s regional economic diplomacy in Asia. Panelists include Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia Chief Economist Fukunari Kimura, Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies Dean and Professor Shujiro Urata, American University ASEAN Studies Center Director Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn and Eurasia Group Research Strategy & Operations Head Meredith Sumpter

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

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

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

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Monday, Sep. 17 3:30 PM Atlantic Council discussion and report launch on Moldova’s reform strategy – ‘Moldova’s Reforms: Progress, Challenges, and Future Prospects’ Atlantic Council discussion and report launch, on Moldova’s reform strategy. Panelists include Moldovan Parliament Speaker Andrian Candu, Center for European Policy Analysis U.S.-Romania Initiative Director and Fellow-in-Residence Corina Rebegea, and Atlantic Council Eurasia Center Senior Fellows Timothy Fairbank and Anders Aslund

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St NW, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: Atlantic Council press, press@atlanticcouncil.org, 1 202 778 4993

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Monday, Sep. 17 4:30 PM Madeleine Albright speaks at SAIS on the legacy of Zbigniew Brzezinski – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks on ‘The Legacy of Zbigniew Brzezinski’ at Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Dean’s Forum * Brzezinski served as National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981

Location: SAIS, Nitze Bldg, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.sais-jhu.edu, https://twitter.com/SAISHopkins

Contacts: SAIS events, saisevents@jhu.edu, 1 202 999 3332

This event is on the record and open to print media only. Cameras are not permitted

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Monday, Sep. 17 5:00 PM ‘Northern Ireland’s Lessons for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ discussion at GW – ‘Northern Ireland’s Lessons for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’ discussion, hosted by the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, Judaic Studies Program and Rethinking Conflict, with Elliott School Visiting Professor Ned Lazarus and Rethinking Conflict Director Rev. Dr Gary Mason

Location: George Washington University Elliott School, 1957 E Street Northwest, 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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Monday, Sep. 17 5:30 PM AEI Walter Berns Annual Constitution Day Lecture – American Enterprise Institute Walter Berns Annual Constitution Day Lecture with Diana Schaub (Loyola University Maryland and Harvard University) tracing how and why American statesmen deliberated about the intersection of science with moral and political questions

Location: American Enterprise Institute, 1789 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.aei.org/, https://twitter.com/AEI

Contacts: AEI media, mediaservices@aei.org, 1 202 862 5829

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 17 6:00 PM The Atlantic hosts ‘Turning Point’ screening and conversation on Alzheimer’s research – The Atlantic hosts ‘Turning Point’ screening and conversation, with filmmaker James Keach following a team of scientists on the front lines of Alzheimer’s research and capturing the disappointment and renewed hope of those working to disrupt the disease. Panelists include Keach, NIH National Institute of Aging Director Richard Hodges, Eli Lilly and Company Global Alzheimer’s Disease Platform Vice President Phyllis Ferrell, and Alzheimer’s Association Medical and Scientific Senior Director Heather Snyder

Location: The Hamilton, 600 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://turningpointdoc.theatlantic.com, https://twitter.com/TheAtlantic, #AtlanticTurningPoint

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

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 17 6:00 PM CSIS discussion on global food insecurity – Center for Strategic and International Studies ‘Smart Women, Smart Power conversation’, with former World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin speaking on ‘global food insecurity and hunger and the role they play in other security issues, including violent extremism’

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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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 17 6:15 PM Washington, DC, premiere of Michael Moore’s documentary about the Trump presidency – Washington, DC, premiere of ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’, attended by writer and director Michael Moore. The documentary is a comedic examination of Donald Trump’s presidency. The title is in reference to the date that Trump was elected president, and follows Moore’s 2004 documentary ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’, that examined the presidency of George W. Bush. Movie released in U.S. theaters from 21 Sep

Location: AMC Loews Uptown 1, 3426 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://fahrenheit119.com, https://twitter.com/Fahrenheit11_9, #Fahrenheit119

Contacts: Elizabeth Ward, PR Collaborative, elizabeth@prcollaborative.com

17:45 Media check in; 18:15 Arrivals begin; 19:00 Screening begins. To request a position on the press line, contact Elizabeth Ward at elizabeth@prcollaborative.com. Please specify if you are bringing a camera for photos or a video camera for interviews.

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Monday, Sep. 17 6:30 PM Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation Celebrity Waiter Night

Location: The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ryankerrigan.org

Contacts: Madison Conroy, Prolanthropy, madison.conroy@prolanthropy.net; Katie Rogers, Prolanthropy, katie.rogers@prolanthropy.net;

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Monday, Sep. 17 6:30 PM Future Tense hosts ‘My Favorite Movie’ screening – Future Tense hosts ‘My Favorite Movie’ event with former White House Council on Bioethics Member Francis Fukuyama, with a screening and discussion of ‘The Lives of Others’ * Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University

Location: Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: New America, futuretensedc@gmail.com

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Monday, Sep. 17 – Wednesday, Sep. 19 Air, Space & Cyber Conference – Air Force Association Annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference and Technology Exposition with keynote Wednesday from Amazon and Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Other speakers include Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, and Air Force Space Commander John Raymond

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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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 17 – Friday, Sep. 21 Governmental Expert Group on Drugs first plenary session – Governmental Expert Group on Drugs first plenary session, organized by the Organization of American States Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) Executive Secretariat, with the national evaluations of the progress of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism – in its 7th Round – reviewed

Location: Organization of American States, 1889 F St NW, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: OAS press, oaspress@oas.org, 1 202 458 3320

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Monday, Sep. 17 – Friday, Sep. 28 Art Museum of the Americas presents ‘Tribute to Cesar Vallejo’ exhibition – Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) presents ‘Tribute to Cesar Vallejo’ exhibition – a series of drawings and monotypes made with coffee by Peruvian artist Gaston Garreaud, who died in 2005

Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

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

Contacts: OAS press, oaspress@oas.org, 1 202 458 3320

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Monday, Sep. 17 – Wednesday, Sep. 19 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges National HBCU Week Conference continues – White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges National HBCU Week Conference, themed ‘HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities’. Day two includes Excellence in Innovation and Competitiveness Awards, including recognition of the 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars (the Initiative’s highest student recognition) – 63 students from 54 HBCUs in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC

Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/, https://twitter.com/WHI_HBCUs

Contacts: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1 202 502 7900

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Monday, Sep. 17 Hurricane Florence forecast to continue hitting east U.S. – Hurricane Florence projected to move further inland through states around Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, having been expected to have made landfall Friday, although projected to have weakened to tropical depression levels before today * Storm predicted to continue moving inland over the next few days, threatening the entire Eastern Seaboard

Weblinks: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, https://twitter.com/NHCDirector

Contacts: National Hurricane Center press, nhc.public.affairs@noaa.gov, 1 305 229 4404

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