AP WASHINGTON DAYBOOK, Thursday, Nov. 29
Nov. 15 - Dec. 15. MEDIA CREDENTIALS FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION — The Standing and Executive Committees of the Congressional Media Galleries will issue credentials and press seat tickets for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Swearing-In Ceremony to be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol (one day after the official, private swearing-in). DAILY PRESS: Senate Press Gallery, www.senate.gov/galleries/daily; RADIO-TELEVISION: Senate Radio-TV Gallery, www.senate.gov/galleries/radiotv; PERIODICAL PRESS: Senate Periodical Press Gallery, www.senate.gov/galleries/pdcl; PHOTOGRAPHERS: Senate Photographers Gallery, www.senate.gov/galleries/photo
On the Net: http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/
Notes: DEADLINE for applying for credentials is Dec. 15. Press credentials for all other official Inaugural events are handled by the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC.)
VISITING VIP SCHEDULES
6 p.m. BROOKINGS - PALESTINIAN PRIME MINISTER — The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and Participant Media host the premiere of the new documentary, "State 194." The film portrays Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's efforts in 2009 to demonstrate to the international community that his people were deserving of statehood. A conversation with Prime Minister Fayyad will immediately follow the screening.
Location: Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Contacts: Gail Chalef, 202-797-4396
Notes: RSVP to FPrsvp@brookings.edu.
Nov. 28 - 29. SMART CARD ALLIANCE — Holds its 11th annual government conference. Theme: "Smart Strategies for Secure Identity."
Location: Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW.
Nov. 28 - 30. ALEC MEETING — The American Legislative Exchange Council holds its States & Nation Policy Summit 2012.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW
On the Net: www.alec.org/meetings/states-nation-policy-summit-2012/
Nov. 28 - 30. NIST FORENSICS SYMPOSIUM — The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosts a forensic science symposium featuring 45 lectures and 40 poster presentations by NIST scientists, engineers and collaborators. Each day will highlight a specific set of disciplines: Nov. 28, forensic biology/DNA, firearms/toolmark analysis and fire research; Nov. 29, trace analysis/collection; Nov. 30, computer forensics, fingerprints and biometrics, and multimedia forensics.
Location: NIST headquarters, Interstate 270 and Maryland Route 117, Gaithersburg, Md.
Contacts: Michael Newman (email@example.com), 301-975-3025
On the Net: http://www.nist.gov
MOVEON - FISCAL CLIFF - CAPITOL HILL LETTER DROP — MoveOn members will take the fiscal fight local with visits planned to state and district offices of every senator and representative in all 50 states. Letter text: http://s3.moveon.org/pdfs/showdown_letter.pdf
Contacts: Pedro Morillas firstname.lastname@example.org (202-789-7756)
Nov. 29 - 30. CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA — Holds its Annual Financial Services Conference.
9:45 a.m. Keynote by David Vladeck, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC.
12:30 p.m. Keynote by Gary Genzler, Chair, U.S. CFTC.
Location: Embassy Suites-Convention Center, 900 10th St. NW.
Contacts: Jack Gillis, 202-737-0766
On the Net: http://www.consumerfed.org/
Notes: Contact Peter Kitchen (email@example.com) if you plan to attend.
Nov. 29 - 30. LAW CLE CONFERENCE — The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security; the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia School of Law; the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law; and the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown Law, host the 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference.
Dinner keynote by William Webster, former director, Central Intelligence Agency and FBI.
Luncheon keynote by Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Department of the Navy.
Location: Salons I and II, Ballroom Level, Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW.
Contacts: Meredith Joseph, 202-662-1092
RSVP for opening reception to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the Net: www.americanbar.org/natsecurity
Nov. 29 - 30. RAINBOW PUSH ANNUAL PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE — Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual Symposium. http://rainbowpush.org/index.php/pages/1297/
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Opening reception with Rev. Jesse Jackson.
On the Net: http://www.rainbowpush.org/
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. DOOMSDAY CLOCK SYMPOSIUM — The focus of the 4th Doomsday Clock Symposium is: managing risks of dangerous technologies. Held by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Location: AAAS Auditorium, 12th and H Sts. NW.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. POTOMAC INSTITUTE - MARITIME SECURITY — Special Anniversary Conference, "Maritime Security: Threat Assessments and Response Strategies," in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Maritime Transportation Security Act.
Location: 901 North Stuart Street Suite 200 Arlington, VA.
Contacts: Evan Lundh (email@example.com), 703-562-4522
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. CNS - MIDDLE EAST WMD-FREE ZONE — Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), The Nonproliferation Review, and the Elliott School of International Affairs host breakfast briefing on Challenges to Creating a Middle East WMD-Free Zone. R.S.V.P. to NonproliferationReview@gmail.com
Location: The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E Street, NW, 6th Floor.
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. EDUCATION CHALLENGES IN MEXICO — The Inter-American Dialogue hosts a discussion of the education challenges confronting the incoming Pena Nieto administration in Mexico.
Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Contacts: Yesenia Rivas (firstname.lastname@example.org), 202-463-2573
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. NOBEL SYMPOSIUM — The Embassy of Sweden hosts the 2012 Nobel Symposium, featuring all five of the 2012 American Nobel Laureates.
Location: House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW.
Contacts: Larilyn Andre (email@example.com), 202-467-2644
Notes: Seating is limited. Respond to firstname.lastname@example.org - no later than November 28.
8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. CSIS - FUTURE OF HOMELAND SECURITY — The CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program and The MITRE Corporation sponsor a forum titled "Toward Strategic Outcomes: Envisioning the Future of the Homeland Security Enterprise." (Originally scheduled for Oct. 30)
Location: B1 Conference Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1800 K St. NW.
Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz (email@example.com), 202-775-3242
Notes: Full agenda at: http://csis.org/event/toward-strategic-outcomes-envisioning-future-homeland-security-enterprise
9 a.m. NPC - PRIVACY AND THE IDENTITY ECONOMY — Discussion on "Are Your Customers Hostages, Victims or Participants? an Identity Economy. http://press.org/events/privacy-and-internet-economy
Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th Street NW.
Contacts: Jennifer Pett firstname.lastname@example.org (512-402-5857 x30)
9 a.m. SEQUESTRATION AND SENIORS — The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) holds breifing on the effect of sequestration on seniors. Groups participating: National Council on Aging; National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities; National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs; Easter Seals; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. RSVP by COB 28th to Lindsey Copeland: email@example.com or 202-898-2582.
Location: 2212 Rayburn.
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. MEI - SYRIA — Syria: Humanitarian Impact and the U.S. Response. http://www.mei.edu/events/syria-humanitarian-impact-and-us-response
Location: St. Regis Hotel - Astor Ballroom, 923 16th Street, NW.
Contacts: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION - INTERNET — "Who Should Govern the Internet?" Participants: Sunil Abraham(via Skype) - @sunil_abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society; Ellery Biddle - @ellerybiddle, Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy and Technology; Jim Cicconi - @ATTPublicPolicy, Senior Executive Vice President for External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T; Derrick Cogburn - @derrickcogburn, Associate Professor of International Relations, American University; Susan Crawford (invited) - @scrawford, Visiting Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Jonathan Koppell - @ASU, Dean of College of Public Programs, Arizona State University; Rebecca MacKinnon - @rmack, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Sascha Meinrath - @saschameinrath, Vice President and Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Milton Mueller - @miltonmueller, Professor and Director, Telecommunications Network Management Program, Syracuse University School of Information Studies; David Post - @templelaw, Professor of Law, Temple University; Tim Wu - @superwuster, Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation.
Location: 1899 L St. NW Suite 400.
Contacts: Stephanie Gunter (email@example.com), 202-596-3367
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. WILSON CENTER - COLOMBIA — The Latin American Program presents conference, "Successful Citizen Security Initiatives in Bogota, Medellin, and Cali, Colombia: Are They Sustainable and Replicable?"
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. HUDSON - PREVENTING NUCLEAR TERRORISM — Hudson Institute's Center for Political-Military Analysisin conjunction with The Connect U.S. Fund hosts "Next Steps in Preventing Nuclear Terrorism". Register at: http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_registration&event_id=984
Location: Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center, Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St, NW, 6th Floor.
Contacts: Richard Weitz Weitz@hudson.org
Notes: also webcast at www.hudson.org/WatchLive
10 a.m. CHRISTIAN LEADERS - ISRAEL — Religious organizations and their secular partners will gather at the United Methodist Building to affirm the call of 15 major Christian church leaders for Congress to investigate the legality of U.S. "unconditional military support of Israel."
Location: 100 Maryland Avenue NE.
Contacts: Steven D. Martin (smartin@kairosusa), 865-300-6848
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BROOKINGS - STANDARDIZED TESTS — "Standardized Testing and the Common Core." The Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings will release a study, authored by Matthew M. Chingos, describing the assessment systems currently in place in states around the country.
Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Contacts: Brookings Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org), 202-797-6105
10:30 a.m. FAITH OFFICIALS - FISCAL CLIFF — Senior religious officials from 16 states will join the heads of some of the nation's most prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim organizations to tell the Obama Administration and Congress, "Dont push the poor and most vulnerable off the 'fiscal cliff.'"
Location: Bread for the World office building, 425 Third Street SW.
Contacts: Adam Muhlendorf (email@example.com), 202-265-3000
11:30 a.m. FEAST CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING — A day ahead of the Alexandria Forum, F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) holds a congressional briefing, "Ten Percent Is Unacceptable."
Location: 430 Dirksen.
Contacts: n/a, 540-227-8518
12 p.m. CATO - STATE TAX POLICY — Capitol Hill briefing, "What's New in State Tax Policy? Pro-Growth Reforms vs. Special-Interest Breaks." Featuring Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; David Brunori, Executive Vice President, Tax Analysts; Joseph Henchman, Vice President, Tax Foundation; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
Location: Capitol Visitor Center Room SVC201-00.
Contacts: n/a, 202-842-0200
12 p.m. NATURAL GAS ROUNDTABLE — Luncheon guest speaker: Jeffrey M. Kissel, President and CEO of The Gas Company (Hawaii Gas).
Location: University Club, 1135 16th Street NW.
Contacts: Christina Nyquist (firstname.lastname@example.org), 202-824-7204
Notes: RSVP Ella Proctor, email@example.com, (202) 824-7000.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CNP - CYBER CRIME — The Center for National Policy holds discussion on Cyber Crime and the Economy: A Threat to National Security.
Location: 1 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 333.
Contacts: (202) 682-1800 (www.cnponline.org)
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. NEC - SOSS — Neil Soss, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Credit Suisse, "How Does the Current Business Cycle Inform the Long-Run Outlook?.
Location: Chinatown Garden 618 H Street NW.
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ROOTSCAMP 2012 — Press luncheon to kick off RootsCamp 2012, in which progressive organizers and activists from across the U.S. will gather for two days to share success stories and lessons learned during the 2012 election cycle.
Location: New Organizing Institute, 1133 19th St. NW, Suite 850.
Contacts: Evan Sutton, 206-851-0178
Notes: RSVP to Evan Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. MEDICATION ADHERENCE — The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) Forum on Medication Adherence: Better Outcomes, Lower Costs - The Business Case for Strategies That Work; Josh Benner, PharmD, ScD, President and CEO, RxAnte; Sachin Jain, MD, Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer, Merck and Co.; Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Director, Network Pharmacist Program, Community Care of North Carolina; Brian K. Solow, MD, Chief Medical Officer, OptumRx; William Shrank, MD, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Director, Rapid Cycle Evaluation, CMMI.
Location: ROA Minuteman Memorial Building, One Constitution Avenue, NE.
Contacts: RSVP at: email@example.com
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. NED - INDONESIA — The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy hosts "An Inside Job: Indonesia's Path to Constitutional Democracy" with Donald Horowitz, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow. Moderator: Marc F. Plattner, National Endowment for Democracy.
Location: 1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800.
1 p.m. BLOOD PRESSURE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH — Featured speaker: Regina M. Benjamin, MD, Surgeon General of the United States. Led by the American Medical Group Association, more than 120 medical groups, health systems and national organizations including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Million Hearts Initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger Health System have joined together to launch the new campaign aimed at improving high blood pressure prevention, detection and control. RSVP to Sheri Singer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-346-7111.
Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street NW.
1:30 p.m. PENTAGON - ISRAEL — Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel's Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon.
Location: Steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.
Notes: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
2 p.m. NASA - MERCURY — NASA will host a news conference to reveal new observations from the Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER spacecraft, the first such spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury. With Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington; Sean Solomon, MESSENGER Principal Investigator, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, N.Y.; David Lawrence, MESSENGER Participating Scientist, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.; Gregory Neumann, Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.; David Paige, MESSENGER Participating Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles.
Location: NASA headquarters, 300 E Street, SW.
Contacts: Dwayne Brown (email@example.com), 202-358-1726
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 'WHAT BUGS US' WEBINAR — Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, shares information from his book, "Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us" during an American Chemical Society webinar. "Discover why we hate soup slurpers and loud talkers, and learn about the things that bug us in the most pleasing way possible."
Contacts: Joan Coyle (firstname.lastname@example.org), 202-872-6229
Notes: Register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/147853826
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. NPR - WILSON CENTER — "Talk of the Nation," NPR's live, midday news-talk program, will broadcast from The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In the first hour, host Neal Conan and guests will discuss the President's second term foreign policy. In the second hour, Conan and guests will discuss how lessons from the Cold War can be applied to new challenges presented in a multi-polar world. Also in the second hour, Conan will interview Wilson Center President Jane Harman.
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
Contacts: Drew Sample, 202-691-4379
Notes: Press should rsvp to email@example.com.
2:30 p.m. PENTAGON - ISRAEL - PRESS CONFERENCE — Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Israel's Minister of Defense Ehud Barak conduct a joint press conference.
Location: Press Briefing Room (2E973).
Notes: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. SYRIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL - WEB EVENT — Mohammed Ghanem, the government relations director of the Syrian American Council (SAC), recently traveled to Turkey and Syria on a mission to learn first-hand about the realities on the ground, and to meet with the revolutionary leaders at the front lines. Register at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/866390895
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CSIS - GLOBAL STRATEGY - BILDT — Can Europe and the U.S. shape a Credible Global Strategy? Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden on "Can Europe and the U.S. shape a Credible Global Strategy?". Introduced and Moderated by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. http://csis.org/event/can-europe-and-us-shape-credible-global-strategy
Location: B1 Basement Conference Room, CSIS 1800 K. St. NW.
3:30 p.m. ASPEN - NATURAL GAS - EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN — The U.S.-Lebanon Dialogue Program roundtable discussion on Murky Waters: Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Speakers: Simon Henderson, Director, Gulf and Energy Policy Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Amos J. Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Malek Takieddine, Partner, Al Jad Legal Services, Lebanon; Moderator: Michael Ratner, Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service. RSVP to: Sarah Harlan, firstname.lastname@example.org 202-736-2526.
Location: The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700.
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - AMERICAS ATOMIC AGE — Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in Americas Atomic Age http://wilsoncenter.org/event/nuclear-statecraft-history-and-strategy-america%E2%80%99s-atomic-age
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. WILSON CENTER - NUCLEAR STATECRAFT — Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in Americas Atomic Age. http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/nuclear-statecraft-history-and-statecraft-america%E2%80%99s-atomic-age
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. BROOKINGS - MULTI-TIERED EUROPE — The Center on the U.S. and Europe at Brookings (CUSE) and the Heinrich Bvll Foundation host a panel discussion on the possible future configurations of the European Union and their impact on transatlantic relations.
Location: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Contacts: email@example.com, 202-797-6105
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. WILSON CENTER - AFRICA UNION 2012 — "The Africa Union 2012 and Beyond: The Vision of Chair Person Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. http://wilsoncenter.org/event/%E2%80%9Cthe-africa-union-2012-and-beyond%E2%80%9D-the-vision-chair-person-dr-nkosazana-dlamini-zuma
Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
6 p.m. CATO - WAR GENERATION — Student forum on War Generation: How Will a Culture of Permanent War Impact America's Future? http://www.cato.org/event.php?eventid=9217
Location: The Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
On the Net: www.cato.org/live
6 p.m. US-ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL GALA — The US-ASEAN Business Council holds its annual gala dinner celebrating ASEAN's 45th anniversary.
Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW.
Contacts: Anthony Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org), 202-416-6708
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. GW - CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES - HEMISPHERIC ISSUES — Canadian Perspectives on Hemispheric Issues: Environment, Energy, and the Arctic with Catherine Godin, Counsellor of Environment and Energy, Canadian Embassy; Sebastian Tirado, Arctic specialist, Canadian Embassy. Third session of four-part speaker series on Canadian Perspectives on Hemispheric Issues. Sponsored by the Latin America and Hemispheric Studies Program and the Embassy of Canada.
Location: Room 505, 1957 E Street, NW.
Contacts: RSVP to email@example.com
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. RED, WHITE AND BLUE GALA — Senator-elect Ted Cruz, R-Texas, headlines the American Principles Project's (APP) "Red, White & Blue" gala. Weekly Standard editor William Kristol will serve as master of ceremonies.
Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Contacts: Vanessa Oblinger (Shirley & Banister), 703-739-5920
Notes: Fixing start time.