There's Some Fishy Business in the Global Fish Business

I’ve got a crazy idea:

What if, when you buy a thing, then that thing is actually the thing that you thought you were buying?

When it comes to seafood, such an idea is apparently a bit of a reach. A new report out by Oceana (full disclosure—I’m one of the report authors) looking at seafood fraud worldwide found that out of 25,000 samples in more than 200 studies conducted in 55 countries, roughly one in five were mislabeled, on average.

Besides the basic fairness and honesty that customers expect in most retail situations (“Hey, I paid for red snapper. Shouldn’t I get red snapper?”), seafood fraud has serious economic, ecological, and health consequences.

Illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing is an estimated $23 billion industry, and one of the greatest threats to marine biodiversity and abundance. Seafood mislabeling can hide that. The Oceana report highlighted cases of fraud ranging from individual swaps of cheaper fish like cheaper haddock being sold as more expensive cod, to an investigation currently underway for a New England supplier allegedly covering up roughly $154 million in illegally caught and mislabeled seafood. Instances of economically motivated mislabeling like these defraud consumers, and undercut honest fishermen and businesses.

There are reasons behind laws prohibiting the catch of certain fish in certain places at certain times. Our fisheries are under extreme pressure, and to bring them back to their former abundance, fisheries are must be managed with scientifically-based catch limits. Some species of fish are threatened with extinction, and are prohibited from being caught, or some areas are set off-limits during certain times. Illegal fishers all over the world flout these rules, and those ill-gotten fish enter the supply chain. This is a serious problem. Oceana’s review of fraud studies found that 12 percent of the species substituted are considered critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable to the threat of extinction by the International Union of the Conservation of Nature. 

Some species of fish carry specific health risks that consumers might want to avoid. Probably the grossest example of this is escolar, which has been frequently sold as “white tuna” in sushi restaurants in the United States. Escolar contains a naturally-occurring “gempylotoxin,” which can cause a waxy bowel discharge (!!), nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps. Most folks don’t want to finish off their sashimi experience with a sake bomb, only to have an entirely different kind of bomb later that evening.

(Diarrhea. I’m talking about nasty, greasy, orange-colored diarrhea)

Clearly, there are plenty of reasons for being discerning in one’s seafood choices. But mislabeling denies consumers their ability to make responsible (or safe) decisions. The answer to this problem, argues Oceana, is to enact full-chain traceability for all seafood. This means that information about how and where fish are caught (or harvested if farmed), should follow seafood from the boat to the end consumer. Also, species-specific information about that seafood should accompany it through every step of the seafood supply chain, and be available to the end consumer.

Traceability and more information to the consumer have promise in reducing seafood fraud. The Oceana report examined fraud rates before and after anti-IUU, fisheries control rules, seafood traceability and labeling regulations went into effect in the European Union. Though the regulations are young, and vary in their implementation and enforcement, they are far more comprehensive than anything currently in place in the U.S., and they appear to be reducing mislabeling. Before the first rules went into effect in 2010, the average mislabeling rate (weighted to study sample size) in the EU was more than 20 percent. By 2015 those average rates had fallen to roughly 8 percent.

The Obama administration’s Presidential Task Force on combatting IUU Fishing is in a position to make similar systems a reality in the U.S. But the task force’s proposed rule limits traceability requirements to a handful of species deemed at-risk of seafood fraud and illegal fishing, and traceability would extend only from the boat or aquaculture farm to the U.S. Border. In another report, Oceana described dozens of cases since 2001, in which seafood was found or suspected to be mislabeled, that would not be covered by the Task Force’s proposed rule. Because of this, Oceana is calling for the final rule, expected sometime this year, to include a timeline for expanding traceability requirements to all seafood. Additionally, Oceana is asking the Task Force to continue its work to extend traceability throughout the entire seafood supply chain, not just from the boat to the border.

Credit: Oceana/Patrick Mustain

Not everyone wants full-chain traceability. In a hand wringing blog post, the National Fisheries Institute, a trade association for the seafood industry, objected to Oceana’s report, decrying a non-existent claim that 20 percent of all seafood is mislabeled (nowhere does the report claim that 20 percent of all seafood is mislabeled–Oceana simply reported the rates of mislabeling in the samples that were tested in the studies it reviewed). NFI pointed to an FDA investigation that found that 85 percent of fish tested at wholesale was labeled correctly. Which means 15 percent was not.

Most consumers and seafood buyers are probably not ok with a 15 percent mislabeling rate (especially with the serenity of one’s bowels on the line). This is a pretty straight-forward ask: Let’s demand a supply chain that is transparent and accountable, and plenty of folks in the industry agree. In an interview earlier this year, MJ Gimbar, chief fishmonger at Black Restaurant Group in Washington, DC told me:

“If someone is having issues with traceability, most of the time they’re doing something wrong that they shouldn’t be doing. I don’t think anyone in the industry should be against traceability . . . because it levels the playing field. I think if you’re doing the right things you should want to show that. If you’re doing the wrong things, you probably don’t want to show that, and that’s not people that we want to do business with anyway.”

And why is that? He went on:

“People deserve to get what they pay for, bottom line.”

Call me crazy, but I agree with him. 

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Associated Press Daybook-Saturday-General for Saturday, Sep. 10.

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Please keep the AP in mind when news develops.

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Saturday, Sep. 10 – Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM National Guard Association of the United States General Conference continues – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with day two speakers including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

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Saturday, Sep. 10 – Sunday, Sep. 11 7:00 AM Values Voter Summit continues with Mike Pence among speakers – Values Voter Summit continues – annual meeting of social conservative activists hosted by the Family Research Council. Day two speakers include 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, actor Jon Voight, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, House Speaker Paul Ryan (via video), former Rep. Michele Bachmann, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, American Values President Gary Bauer, ‘Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson, ‘The Laura Ingraham Show’ host Laura Ingraham, ‘The Five’ co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle, and former Secretary of Education Dr Bill Bennett, who receives the Vision and Leadership Award * FRC President Tony Perks kicks off the FRC Action’s Values Bus Tour via press conference (12:15 PM EDT)

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC http://www.valuesvotersummit.org https://twitter.com/FRCAction #VVS16

Contacts: J.P. Duffy Family Research Council media jpd@frc.org 1 202 637 4679 FRC Media Office media@frc.org 1 866 372 6397

Mike Pence speaks at 11:35 am

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Saturday, Sep. 10 10:00 AM Arab American Institute National Day of Service and Remembrance – Arab American Institute National Day of Service and Remembrance, commemorating the victims and first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks, with volunteers providing a coat of paint and gardening at a local Washington, DC, elementary school

Location: Washington, DC http://www.aaiusa.org/ https://twitter.com/AAIUSA

Contacts: AAI aai@aaiusa.org 1 202 429 9210

Address will be provided upon RSVP

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Saturday, Sep. 10 12:00 PM ‘Our Ocean Film Showcase’ in Washington, DC – State Department, Jackson Hole Wild Festival, D.C. Environmental Film Festival, and BLUE Ocean Film Festival present ‘Our Ocean Film Showcase’, featuring four U.S. documentary films highlighting the threats and solutions facing the world’s oceans – ‘A Plastic Ocean’, ‘Humpback Whales’, ‘The Last Ocean’, and ‘Wild Galapagos: Pristine Seas’. National Geographic Television President Brooke Runnette, Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli, and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle deliver remarks * Showcase is one of a number of events supporting the Our Ocean conference (15-16 Sep)

Location: Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC www.state.gov https://twitter.com/StateDept

Contacts: John Schlossberg State Department SchlossbergJ@State.gov

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Saturday, Sep. 10 3:00 PM NASA astronaut Nicole Mann presents wings to Gold Star Family of fallen female aviator – NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Nicole Mann speaks on her ‘determination to adapt and overcome challenges’, and her ‘commitment to help inspire the next generation of female aviators and leaders’. Lt. Col. Mann also presents her wings to the family of fallen U.S. Navy aviator Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney, as part of the program sponsored by the Wings for Val Foundation

Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Arlington wingsforval.org

Contacts: Pat Cappelaere Wings for Val pat@wingsforval.org 1 410 340 4868

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Saturday, Sep. 10 6:30 PM Tim Kaine keynotes Human Rights Campaign National Dinner and Awards – Human Rights Campaign 20th Annual National Dinner and Awards, celebrating successes of the LGBT community and HRC. 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine keynotes, with other speakers including Democratic Rep. John Lewis. Billy Porter and Estelle perform, with guests including Samira Wiley (‘Orange is the New Black’), Nyle DiMarco (‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’), author and transgender advocate Tina Madison White, and comedian and LGBTQ equality advocate Dana Goldberg

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC www.hrcnationaldinner.org https://twitter.com/hrc #NationalDinner

Contacts: White House press 1 202 456 2580 Stephen Peters HRC media Stephen.Peters@hrc.org 1 202 423 2860 Human Rights Campaign press@hrc.org 1 202 772 3889

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Saturday, Sep. 10 Annual GW Freshman Day of Service – George Washington University annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation, officially welcoming the Class of 2019 into the Colonials community, with freshmen and student leaders visiting sites in the Washington, DC-area to volunteer their time

Location: Washington DC http://serve.gwu.edu/freshman-day-service-and-convocation https://twitter.com/GWtweets

Contacts: George Washington University press gwmedia@gwu.edu 1 202 994 6460

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Saturday, Sep. 10 – Saturday, Nov. 19 Performing Indonesia Festival – Performing Indonesia Festival, three-month celebration of Indonesian culture including dance, fashion, music and theater

Location: Washington, DC www.si.edu https://twitter.com/smithsonian

Contacts: Smithsonian Institution Asian Art pressasia@si.edu 1 202 633 0271

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM National Guard Association of the United States General Conference continues – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with day three speakers including Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Joseph Lengyel, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. (Ret.) Mark Welsh III, and Army National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

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Sunday, Sep. 11 7:40 AM George Washington Patriot Run at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – George Washington Patriot Run, featuring around 2,000 runners for the inaugural 5k and 10k races. Opening ceremonies features remarks by Lt. General Bob Wood and City of Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dube, followed by Maria Ciarrocchi singing the national anthem

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA www.mountvernon.org https://twitter.com/VisitMtVernon

Contacts: Melissa Wood Mount Vernon Director of Media Relations mwood@mountvernon.org 1 703 799 5203 melissa_at_mv

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Monday, Sep. 12 8:00 AM 9/11 Day and AARP host Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge – 9/11 Day, a New York City-based nonprofit, AARP, faith organizations, and national service groups hold large-scale charitable service events in New York City and Washington, DC to ‘demonstrate the importance of interfaith and intergenerational cooperation in tackling society’s most pressing problems, including hunger in America.’ Event in Washington, DC involves volunteers packing ‘1.5 million meals for struggling seniors living in the Washington, DC area’ as part of the second annual Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge

Location: National Mall, Reflecting Pool, 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 911day.org

Contacts: Abby Goldstein Sunshine Sachs goldstein@sunshinesachs.com

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Sunday, Sep. 11 8:00 AM AARP Foundation Million Meal Pack Challenge – AARP Foundation Million Meal Pack Challenge, commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with over 5,000 volunteers gathering on the National Mall to pack 1.5 million meals for struggling seniors. Participants include ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Co-Host Carla Hall, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, and AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Location: National Mall, 1750 Independence Ace., Washington, DC www.mealpackchallenge.org https://twitter.com/AARPCares #AARPCares

Contacts: AARP media media@aarp.org 1 202 434 2560

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Sunday, Sep. 11 10:30 AM Protest against ’15 Years of Profiling’ on 9/11 anniversary – LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black communities protest ’15 Years of Profiling’ on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, creating ‘checkpoints’ in high-traffic areas of Washington, DC, that organizers say replicate the various ‘checkpoints’ South Asian, Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and black people experience every day * Checkpoints in Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Verizon Center (Chinatown), and other locations (10:30 AM EDT), before rally at 14th and U St. NW (1:00 PM EDT)

Location: Washington, DC http://www.nqapia.org/ https://twitter.com/NQAPIA

Contacts: Sasha W. NQAPIA Organizing Director sasha@nqapia.org 1 909 343 2219

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Sunday, Sep. 11 11:00 AM National Museum of American History hosts one-day commemoration of 9/11 attacks – Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorates today’s 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a special one-day exhibition and ceremony marking the donation of the last existing robot used in the search and rescue effort. The robot has been donated by its operator, Dr Robin Murphy from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M University. The museum displays more than 35 objects from the three sites – New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA – including airplane fragments, lights from a crushed FDNY fire truck, a flight attendant’s handbook from Flight 93, clothing and equipment from first responders, and objects recovered from offices at the Pentagon

Location: National Museum of American History, 14th St and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC http://americanhistory.si.edu https://twitter.com/amhistorymuseum

Contacts: Melinda Machado Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History machadom@si.edu 1 202 633 3129

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Sunday, Sep. 11 11:15 AM Washington National Cathedral service to commemorate 9/11 anniversary – Washington National Cathedral Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Location: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC www.nationalcathedral.org https://twitter.com/wncathedral

Contacts: Washington National Cathedral communications@cathedral.org 1 202 537 6200

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Sunday, Sep. 11 12:00 PM Adams Morgan Day 2016 – Adams Morgan Day 2016, to showcase the culture, creativity, diversity, restaurants and shops in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, with live music and an ‘artists alley’ featuring local visual artists

Location: 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC www.adamsmorganday2016.com https://twitter.com/adamsmorganday

Contacts: Carol Miller Adams Morgan Day Planning Committee carolmiller100@gmail.com 1 202 306 0130

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 International Water Resource Economics Consortium Annual Meeting

Location: World Bank, Washington, DC http://wspc.ucr.edu/iwrec/home.html

Contacts: University of California Riverside news@ucr.edu 1 951 827 6397

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Saturday, Sep. 17 SAMHSA National Wellness Week – SAMHSA National Wellness Week, as part of National Recovery Month

Location: TBD http://www.samhsa.gov/ https://twitter.com/samhsagov

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

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC http://www.ncbfaa.org/ https://twitter.com/NCBFAA_EI

Contacts: Tom Mathers NCBFAA Communications Director comm@ncbfaa.org

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 American College of Cardiology Legislative Conference

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC http://www.acc.org/ https://twitter.com/accintouch

Contacts: ACC press media@acc.org 1 800 253 4636

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 ACS CAN annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, with over 700 cancer patients, survivors, and friends and family uniting to ask Members of Congress to ‘make the cancer fight a top priority’

Location: Washington, DC www.cancer.org https://twitter.com/AmericanCancer

Contacts: Alissa Crispino ACS CAN alissa.crispino@cancer.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM NGAUS General Conference continues with Donald Trump among speakers – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with final day speakers including Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Northern Command Commander Gen. Lori Robinson, Army National Guard Deputy Director Maj. Gen. Timothy McKeithen, Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Robert Abrams, U.S. Army Europe Deputy Command General Maj. Gen. John Gronski, Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and Reserve Forces Policy Board Chairman Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

Donald Trump speaks at 1:00 pm

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Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM ANSWER Coalition protest outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which opens today

Location: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC http://www.internationalanswer.org/

Contacts: A.N.S.W.E.R. National Office info@answercoalition.org 1 202 265 1948

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Monday, Sep. 12 8:00 AM Customer Experience (CX) Washington DC Forum

Location: W Washington DC, 515 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC http://www.forrester.com/

Contacts: Forrester Research Events APAC eventsapac@forrester.com +65 6426 7019

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Monday, Sep. 12 8:30 AM Technology Policy Institute hosts ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications’ – Technology Policy Institute hosts ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications’, featuring panelists discussing how computer scientists design and implement AI as well as how it is being incorporated into diverse fields and applications. Keynote address delivered by Economics and Technology Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Susan Athey

Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC http://techpolicyinstitute.org/ https://twitter.com/techpolicyinst

Contacts: Amy Smorodin Technology Policy Institute press asmorodin@techpolicyinstitute.org 1 202 828 4405

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Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Immigration Law and Policy Conference – Migration Policy Institute hosts the 13th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference with morning keynote from Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and lunch keynote from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium, Washington, DC www.migrationpolicy.org https://twitter.com/MigrationPolicy

Contacts: Michelle Mittelstadt Migration Policy Institute mmittelstadt@migrationpolicy.org 1 202 266 1910

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Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM ‘Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic’ CAP discussion – ‘Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic’ Center for American Progress discussion, with U.S. Navy Chief Naval Officer Admiral John Richardson providing examination of the long-term strategic trends and challenges, including the implications of emerging technologies on the U.S. presence in those regions and how the U.S. Navy is planning for an increasingly contested Arctic region

Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, Washington, DC www.americanprogress.org https://twitter.com/amprog

Contacts: Marlene Cooper Vasilic CAP outreach and special events events@americanprogress.org 1 202 741 6246

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Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Report on improving the U.S. Govt’s approach to reducing global fragility discussed at USIP – ‘U.S. Leadership and the Challenge of ‘State Fragility’: Recommendations for the Next U.S. Administration and Congress’ U.S. Institute of Peace event, with the chairs of an independent, non-partisan Fragility Study Group – formed earlier this year by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for a New American Security, USIP to improve the U.S. Govt’s approach to reducing global fragility – discussing their report, before scholars from each institution preview several of a series of policy briefs to be released in coming months on specific portions of the new approach. Speakers include Carnegie Endowment President William Burns and Senior Associate Rachel Kleinfeld, CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy and Senior Fellow Loren Schulman, and USIP President Nancy Lindborg and Senior Policy Fellow Maria Stephan

Location: USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC www.usip.org https://twitter.com/USIP #fragilestates

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

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Monday, Sep. 12 9:30 AM OAS MESICIC analyzes reports on Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico – Organization of American States Committee of Experts of the Mechanism Against Corruption (MESICIC) 27th meeting, analyzing – based on the Inter-American Convention against Corruption – systems for govt hiring, training, and remuneration systems, procurement process for goods and services, protection of whistleblowers, and categorization of such acts in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico. Also, participants consider the responsibility of the private sector in preventing and combating corruption, with a view to adopting guidelines on principles or rules that could be considered to be incorporated in laws or regulatory frameworks of the Member States

Location: OAS, 1889 F St NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 10:00 AM George Clooney and Don Cheadle at NPC for release of ‘The Sentry’ report on South Sudan – The Sentry – an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and Enough Project Founding Director John Predergast – present the findings of a two-year investigation into the money in South Sudan’s ‘shadowy war economy’ and the ‘links to an array of international facilitators and enablers, which include bankers, arms dealers, and businessmen’, whose ‘violent competition over corruption opportunities has turned their country into one of world’s deadliest war zones’, via NPC news conference with Clooney, Prendergast, actor Don Cheadle, report author J.R. Mailey and members of the investigative team * The Sentry is a collaboration between the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch * Clooney and Cheadle starred together in the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ franchise

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC thesentry.org https://twitter.com/thesentry_org

Contacts: Craig Brownstein Edelman PR craig.brownstein@edelman.com 1 202 326 1799 Greg Hittelman The Sentry Director of Communications gh@enoughproject.org

livestream at: www.thesentry.org/live

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Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Wilson Center discussion on ‘Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Post-Accord Context’ – Wilson Center Latin American Program discussion on ‘Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Post-Accord Context’, with former Constitutional Court of Colombia President Manuel Jose Cepeda

Location: Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter

Contacts: Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program lap@wilsoncenter.org 1 202 691 4000 Jacquelyn Dolezal Wilson Center jacquelyn.dolezal@wilsoncenter.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Council of the Americas / Freedom House discussion on Venezuela – ‘Venezuela’s Choice: Democracy or Authoritarianism?’ Council of the Americas / Freedom House discussion, featuring former Bolivian President Jorge Fernando Quiroga, Venezuelan human rights activist Mitzy Ledezma, El Planeta Editor-in-Chief Ana Julia Jatar, Americas Society/Council of the Americas Vice President Eric Farnsworth, and Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC www.freedomhouse.org https://twitter.com/FreedomHouseDC

Contacts: Freedom House press press@freedomhouse.org 1 202 747 7035

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Brookings discussion on clean power, public opinion, and the courts – Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development program discussion on ‘Clean power: Public opinion, the courts and where we go from here’, with University of Maryland School of Public Policy Program for Public Consultation Director and Senior Research Scholar Steven Kull presenting a new survey of public support for policies ranging from the Clean Power Plan and carbon pricing to U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement. Followed by panel discussion with Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Project Senior Fellow and Policy Director Adele Moris, University of Maryland School of Public Policy Environmental Policy Program Director Nathan Hultman, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 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. 12 11:00 AM Nutrition and child advocacy groups discuss state of ‘Kid Food’ at NPC – State of ‘Kid Food’ discussed at NPC panel discussion, on the current state of ‘kids meals’ and solutions to accelerate changes in the food industry to make it easier for parents and children alike to find a wider variety of wholesome, great-tasting foods. Speakers include Center for Science in the Public Interest Director of Nutrition Policy Margo Wootan, Partnership for a Healthier America President and CEO Lawrence Soler, ChildObesity180 Vice Chair Christina Economos, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood Executive Director John Golin, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Lucille Beseler, Panera Bread Company founder and CEO Ron Schaich, and Nestle USA Vice President of Nutrition, Health and Wellness Sanjay Sehgal

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC http://press.org/ https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Nisa Kiang Weber Shandwick nkiang@webershandwick.com 1 312 988 2266

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM ‘The Revival’ with call for ‘economic justice for citizens of the DMV’ – ‘The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values’, with around 500 people expected to participate in the delivery or a ‘Moral Declaration’ to elected officials and candidates, calling on elected leaders to ‘prioritize a public policy agenda that responds to the urgent needs of vulnerable communities’

Location: Wilson Bldg., 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.moralrevival.org/ https://twitter.com/MoralRevival

Contacts: Joia Nuri In The Public Eye jjn@inthepubliceyecomm.com 1 240 603 7905

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM We the People for Sensible Gun Laws weekly rally – We the People for Sensible Gun Laws hold weekly rally outside the White House calling for legislation on gun violence prevention and safety

Location: North Side of The White House, Washington, DC

Contacts: We the People for Sensible Gun Laws Everymonday52@gmail.com

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM JPMorgan Chase CEO speaks to Economic Club of Washington – Economic Club of Washington conversation-style event with JPMorgan Chase & Company Chairman and CEO James Dimon, on current news topics, the state of the U.S., global and regional economies, the current regulatory environment, economic and financial issues the next president will likely face, income inequity/minimum wage, and cybersecurity

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC www.economicclub.org https://twitter.com/TheEconomicClub

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

Remarks 12:30 p.m. * All Video Cameras Must Be Set Up by 12:00 p.m.

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Vote to End Hunger coalition discuss plans to bring hunger issues into the presidential campaign – Vote to End Hunger coalition, consisting of 165 anti-hunger and -poverty groups, discuss their plans to bring hunger and poverty issues into the 2016 presidential campaign via media call, and urge the moderators for the upcoming presidential debates to ask the question: ‘If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?’. Speakers include Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann, Alliance to End Hunger Exec Dir Rebecca Middleton, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island President and CEO Gwen O’Shea, and RESULTS Experts on Poverty member Maxine Thomas

Location: TBD VotetoEndHunger.org https://twitter.com/votetoendhunger

Contacts: Chris Ford Bread for the World cford@bread.org 1 202 688 1077

DIAL IN: 1-800-875-3456 * PASSCODE: FORD24856

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM CFA / Funeral Consumers Alliance report released on the cost of cremation – Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers Alliance release new report on funeral services and the cost of cremation, via press tele-conference with CFA Executive Director Stephen Brobeck and Funeral Consumers Alliance Executive Director Josh Slocum. Study presents data on the cost of a simple cremation in 10 metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Denver, Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Princeton, Seattle, Southern California, and Tucson

Location: TBD www.consumerfed.org https://twitter.com/consumerfed

Contacts: Jack Gillis CFA press Jack@consumerfed.org 1 202 737 0766

Call In: 800-247-5110 and use Passcode: CFACALL

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Atlantic Council discussion on U.S.-Indian bilateral energy and climate cooperation – Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the South Asia Center hos ‘The U.S.-India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating a Clean Energy Future’, on the future of bilateral energy and climate cooperation between the two nations. Speakers include US National Security Council Senior Director for Climate Change John Morton, Brookings Institution The India Project Director Tanvi Madan, Council on Foreign Relations Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Acting Director Varun Sivaram, and White & Case LLP Partner Nandan Nelvigi

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ https://twitter.com/ACGlobalEnergy #ACEnergy

Contacts: Atlantic Council press press@atlanticcouncil.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Congressional briefing on carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies – Congressional briefing on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies, to provide updates on potential legislative action and highlight ‘the critical need for financial incentives for CCUS technologies in a wide array of applications’. Includes opening remarks from Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey and Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, with other speakers including North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Peabody Energy Vice President for Federal Government Relations Ray Shepherd, Occidental Petroleum Corporation Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs Al Collins, Global CCS Institute Global Lead – Carbon Capture Ron Munson, Summit Power Group Vice President Sasha Mackler, Third Way Clean Energy Program Policy Advisor Erin Burns, Great Plains Institute Vice President for Fossil Energy Brad Crabtree, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions Senior Vice President of Policy and Business Strategy Janet Peace, and Coal Utilization Research Council Executive Director Shannon Angielski

Location: SVC 203-202, U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC neori.org

Contacts: Ben Finzel Renew PR ben@renewpr.com 1 202 277 6286

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey released – Business Roundtable Quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Survey released, with the CEOs of approximately 210 leading U.S. companies giving their expectations for the short-term economic outlook. Teleconference briefing with Business Roundtable Chairman Doug Oberhelman and President John Engler

Location: TBD http://www.businessroundtable.org/ https://twitter.com/BizRoundtable

Contacts: Betsy Andres Business Roundtable Senior Director bandres@brt.org 1 202 872 1260

Dial-in telephone number: (800) 288-8975 Passcode: Roundtable

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Heritage Foundation event on property rights – ‘Protecting Property Rights in the 21st Century’ event hosted by Heritage Foundation as part of its Preserve the Constitution series, with Goldwater Institute’s Timothy and Christina Sandefur (authors of ‘Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America’) and Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Research Fellow Paul Larkin, Jr. discussing ‘the historical importance of property rights, the need to lift property out of the basement to which it has been relegated in constitutional law, and how ordinary property owners can work to stop govt abuse of property rights’

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 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. 12 12:00 PM ‘A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors’ launched at NPC – National Brain Tumor Society launch ‘Impact: A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors’ at NPC news conference, with NBTS CEO David Arons, Children’s National Medical Center Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine Senior VP and Brain Tumor Institute Director Roger Packer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Brain Tumor Research Division Director Suzanne Barker, Genentech Pediatrics Group Medical Director / Global Franchise Head Raphael Rousseau, and Cord Schlobohm, the father of a child lost to pediatric brain tumor and pediatric brain tumor research advocate

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC www.braintumor.org https://twitter.com/NBTStweets

Contacts: Tom Halkin NBTS thalkin@braintumor.org 1 617 393 2849 Michael Antonellis NBTS mantonellis@braintumor.org 1 617 393 2841

Media Registration: 11:45 AM

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Potomac Institute discussion on ‘From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience’ – Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Center for Neurotechnology Studies hosts ‘From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience: Building Toward Individualized Medicine’, with opening remarks from U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. (Ret.) Alfred Gray, Kenney Krieger Institute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs Director Stacy Suskauer, former FDA Senior Medical Officer Jessica Eisner, Inova Health System Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of Functional and Restorative Surgery Mahesh Shenai, and Potomac Institute CNS Director Jennifer Buss

Location: Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington, VA www.potomacinstitute.org https://twitter.com/PotomacInst

Contacts: Brooke Branson Potomac Institute bbranson@potomacinstitute.com 1 703 525 0770

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:15 PM Ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Offices Memorial to mark 9/11 anniversary – Ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the deadliest day in U.S. law enforcement history with 72 officers killed. Following brief remarks, the officers’ names are read aloud with a wreath laid in their honor. Memorial Fund Chair Pro Tempore Jon Adler attends

Location: NLEOMF, 400 Block of E St., Washington, DC www.nleomf.com https://twitter.com/NLEOMF

Contacts: Steve Groeninger National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund steve@nleomf.org 1 202 737 7135

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Monday, Sep. 12 1:00 PM GW discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign and the media – ‘Decision Time: What are Trump and Clinton doing to politics and media?’ discussion at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, moderated by NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd, with panelists including Brilliant Corners President Cornell Belcher, American Communities Project Director Dante Chinni, CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President Sam Feist, GW Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steven Roberts, Echelon Insights Co-Founder Kristen Soltis Anderson, and the Washington Post Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan

Location: GW Media and Public Affairs Bldg., 805 21st St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm https://twitter.com/SMPAGWU #decisiontime

Contacts: Jason Shevrin GWU jshevrin@gwu.edu 1 202 994 5631

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM National Academies hosts workshop on drug development for nervous system disorders – ‘Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders in the Absence of Predictive Animal Models of Disease: A Workshop’, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Health Sciences Policy, to build on the discussions from two previous public workshops and more deeply explore ways to motivate and accelerate drug development for nervous system disorders

Location: NAS, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC www.nas.edu/ https://twitter.com/NASciences #NeuroForum

Contacts: National Academies News Office news@nas.edu 1 202 334 2138

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Monday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM ‘African Politics, African Peace’ discussed at USIP – ‘African Politics, African Peace’ U.S. Institute of Peace event, with Tufts University Fletcher School Research Professor Alex de Waal and African Security Sector and Peace Operations Program Director Mulugeta Gebrehiwot discussing recommendations from their new report on how the African Union can harness its unique advantage to advance peace and security

Location: USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 2:00 PM Martina Navratilova speaks as part of Mutual InspirationsFestival – Former tennis player Martina Navratilova speaks with Washington Post Columnist Petula Dvorak, as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 * Hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with The Washington Post

Location: The Washington Post, 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC www.mutualinspirations.org https://twitter.com/CzechEmbassyDC

Contacts: Andrea Pohl Embassy of the Czech Republic andrea_pohl@mzv.cz 1 202 274 9129

RSVP by September 9 www.martinawashpost.eventbrite.com

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Monday, Sep. 12 2:30 PM ‘Taiwan’s China Dilemma’ author speaks at Brookings – Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosts discussion with Chinese University of Hong Kong adjunct faculty member Shirley Lin – author of the new book ‘Taiwan’s China Dilemma’ – on how the growing backlash against economic liberalization has affected Taiwan’s relationship with China, with remarks from CEAP Director Richard Bush

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC http://www.brookings.edu https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst #TaiwanChina

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

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Monday, Sep. 12 3:30 PM CSIS discussion on ‘The Power of Global Food Security’ – ‘The Power of Global Food Security: Examining Economic and National Security Implications’ CSIS discussion, with National Intelligence Council Chairman Dr Gregory Treverton, Office of the USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter, State Dept Special Representative for Global Food Security Dr Nancy Stetson, former DuPont Exec VP Jim Borel, and Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics Adewale Adeyemo

Location: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave., Washington, DC https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: TBD

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Monday, Sep. 12 3:45 PM Swearing-in ceremony for new National Library of Medicine director – Swearing-in ceremony for new NIH National Library of Medicine Director Dr Patricia Flatley Brennan, who began the role last month. Speakers include National Institutes of Health Director Dr Francis Collins * NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library

Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD Bethesda http://www.nih.gov/ https://twitter.com/NIHforHealth

Contacts: NIH News Media Branch nihnmb@mail.nih.gov 1 301 496 5787

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Monday, Sep. 12 4:00 PM Rally outside the new Trump International Hotel – Elected officials, activists, and community leaders protest outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which opens today, to reject 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his presence in DC

Location: 12th and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.dc51.us/

Contacts: Deneysha Richard DC Statehood Congressional Delegation information@dc51.us 1 843 614 0390

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Monday, Sep. 12 5:30 PM ‘Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy’ Brookings Book Club event – ‘Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy’ Brookings Book Club event, with author Kemal Dervis sharing his ‘insights on deep economic and political transformations, from the future of globalization to the politics of inequality to the fate of the European Union and other supranational projects’ and Financial Times’ Shawn Donnan

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 5:30 PM ‘Drone: Remote Control Warfare’ book launch – ‘Drone: Remote Control Warfare’ book launch at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, with GW Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and author Hugh Gusterson

Location: GWU Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/ https://twitter.com/elliottschoolgw

Contacts: Elliott School of International Affairs elliott@gwu.edu 1 202 994 6240

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Monday, Sep. 12 6:30 PM The Trinity Forum discussion on ‘God and the Multiverse’ – The Trinity Forum hosts Evening Conversation event with astronomer Deborah Haarsma on ‘God and the Multiverse’, the spiritual aspects of the latest scientific discoveries involving the origins of the universe, and research suggesting that the universe is part of an even larger ‘multiverse’

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC www.ttf.org https://twitter.com/trinityforum

Contacts: Alyssa Abraham The Trinity Forum aabraham@ttf.org 1 202 944 9881

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Monday, Sep. 12 Trump International super-luxury hotel opens two years ahead of schedule in Washington, DC – Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC opens for business, almost two years ahead of schedule. The super-luxury hotel, situated in the 19th-century Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, was originally scheduled to be completed by August 2018. It features 263 guest rooms, including 35 suites, and the column-free Presidential Ballroom, featuring its own private entrance * 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – due to speak at a conference in Baltimore today – broke ground on the hotel in Jul 2014, with Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump

Location: Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC www.trumphoteldc.com

Contacts: Trump Hotels J Public Relations Trump@jpublicrelations.com 1 212 924 3600

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 16 MISMO Fall Summit – MISMO Fall Summit * MISMO is the leading technology standards development body for the residential and commercial real estate finance industries and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA http://www.mismo.org/

Contacts: MISMO info@mismo.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 AFIRE Annual Membership Meeting – Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate Annual Membership Meeting

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC http://www.afire.org/

Contacts: AFIRE afireinfo@afire.org 1 202 312 1400

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 16 Department of Education annual back-to-school bus tour – Department of Education Seventh Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour ‘Opportunity Across America’, celebrating progress in communities and states across the nation. Tour begins in Washington, DC, before traveling to Charlottesville, VA, Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis, TN, Harvest, AL, Little Rock, AR, and Indianola, MS, and ends in Monroe, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, LA

Location: Little Rock Baton Rouge Monroe New Orleans Chattanooga Knoxville Memphis Charlottesville http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml https://twitter.com/usedgov

Contacts: Department of Education press press@ed.gov 1 202 401 1576

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference – 2016 Parenteral Drug Association/Food and Drug Administration Joint Conference: Aligning Manufacturing Goals With Patient Needs Through Successful Innovation and Compliance

Location: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC http://www.pda.org/default.aspx https://twitter.com/PDAOnline

Contacts: PDA info@pda.org 1 301 986 0293

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 United Fresh Washington Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC www.unitedfresh.org https://twitter.com/UnitedFresh

Contacts: United Fresh Produce Association united@unitedfresh.org 1 202 303 3400

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Monday, Sep. 12 Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Evolution of Gospel – Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (GMHMF) 8th Annual Evolution of Gospel, hosted by Lonnie Hunter with performances from Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark-Sheard, Charles Jenkins, Canton Jones, Jonathan McReynolds and Doug Williams

Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC http://gospelmusicheritage.org/ https://twitter.com/gmhmonth

Contacts: Priscilla Clarke Clarke PR priscilla@clarkepr.com 1 202 723 2200

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM ANSWER Coalition protest outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which opens today

Location: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC http://www.internationalanswer.org/

Contacts: A.N.S.W.E.R. National Office info@answercoalition.org 1 202 265 1948

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 8:30 AM Technology Policy Institute hosts ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications’ – Technology Policy Institute hosts ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications’, featuring panelists discussing how computer scientists design and implement AI as well as how it is being incorporated into diverse fields and applications. Keynote address delivered by Economics and Technology Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Susan Athey

Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC http://techpolicyinstitute.org/ https://twitter.com/techpolicyinst

Contacts: Amy Smorodin Technology Policy Institute press asmorodin@techpolicyinstitute.org 1 202 828 4405

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Immigration Law and Policy Conference – Migration Policy Institute hosts the 13th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference with morning keynote from Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and lunch keynote from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium, Washington, DC www.migrationpolicy.org https://twitter.com/MigrationPolicy

Contacts: Michelle Mittelstadt Migration Policy Institute mmittelstadt@migrationpolicy.org 1 202 266 1910

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Wilson Center discussion on ‘Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Post-Accord Context’ – Wilson Center Latin American Program discussion on ‘Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Post-Accord Context’, with former Constitutional Court of Colombia President Manuel Jose Cepeda

Location: Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter

Contacts: Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program lap@wilsoncenter.org 1 202 691 4000 Jacquelyn Dolezal Wilson Center jacquelyn.dolezal@wilsoncenter.org

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Council of the Americas / Freedom House discussion on Venezuela – ‘Venezuela’s Choice: Democracy or Authoritarianism?’ Council of the Americas / Freedom House discussion, featuring former Bolivian President Jorge Fernando Quiroga, Venezuelan human rights activist Mitzy Ledezma, El Planeta Editor-in-Chief Ana Julia Jatar, Americas Society/Council of the Americas Vice President Eric Farnsworth, and Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC www.freedomhouse.org https://twitter.com/FreedomHouseDC

Contacts: Freedom House press press@freedomhouse.org 1 202 747 7035

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Brookings discussion on clean power, public opinion, and the courts – Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development program discussion on ‘Clean power: Public opinion, the courts and where we go from here’, with University of Maryland School of Public Policy Program for Public Consultation Director and Senior Research Scholar Steven Kull presenting a new survey of public support for policies ranging from the Clean Power Plan and carbon pricing to U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement. Followed by panel discussion with Brookings Climate and Energy Economics Project Senior Fellow and Policy Director Adele Moris, University of Maryland School of Public Policy Environmental Policy Program Director Nathan Hultman, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC http://www.brookings.edu https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst

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

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Nutrition and child advocacy groups discuss state of ‘Kid Food’ at NPC – State of ‘Kid Food’ discussed at NPC panel discussion, on the current state of ‘kids meals’ and solutions to accelerate changes in the food industry to make it easier for parents and children alike to find a wider variety of wholesome, great-tasting foods. Speakers include Center for Science in the Public Interest Director of Nutrition Policy Margo Wootan, Partnership for a Healthier America President and CEO Lawrence Soler, ChildObesity180 Vice Chair Christina Economos, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood Executive Director John Golin, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Lucille Beseler, Panera Bread Company founder and CEO Ron Schaich, and Nestle USA Vice President of Nutrition, Health and Wellness Sanjay Sehgal

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC http://press.org/ https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Nisa Kiang Weber Shandwick nkiang@webershandwick.com 1 312 988 2266

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Potomac Institute discussion on ‘From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience’ – Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Center for Neurotechnology Studies hosts ‘From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience: Building Toward Individualized Medicine’, with opening remarks from U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. (Ret.) Alfred Gray, Kenney Krieger Institute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs Director Stacy Suskauer, former FDA Senior Medical Officer Jessica Eisner, Inova Health System Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of Functional and Restorative Surgery Mahesh Shenai, and Potomac Institute CNS Director Jennifer Buss

Location: Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington, VA www.potomacinstitute.org https://twitter.com/PotomacInst

Contacts: Brooke Branson Potomac Institute bbranson@potomacinstitute.com 1 703 525 0770

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM ‘A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors’ launched at NPC – National Brain Tumor Society launch ‘Impact: A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors’ at NPC news conference, with NBTS CEO David Arons, Children’s National Medical Center Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine Senior VP and Brain Tumor Institute Director Roger Packer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Brain Tumor Research Division Director Suzanne Barker, Genentech Pediatrics Group Medical Director / Global Franchise Head Raphael Rousseau, and Cord Schlobohm, the father of a child lost to pediatric brain tumor and pediatric brain tumor research advocate

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC www.braintumor.org https://twitter.com/NBTStweets

Contacts: Tom Halkin NBTS thalkin@braintumor.org 1 617 393 2849 Michael Antonellis NBTS mantonellis@braintumor.org 1 617 393 2841

Media Registration: 11:45 AM

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:15 PM Ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Offices Memorial to mark 9/11 anniversary – Ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the deadliest day in U.S. law enforcement history with 72 officers killed. Following brief remarks, the officers’ names are read aloud with a wreath laid in their honor. Memorial Fund Chair Pro Tempore Jon Adler attends

Location: NLEOMF, 400 Block of E St., Washington, DC www.nleomf.com https://twitter.com/NLEOMF

Contacts: Steve Groeninger National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund steve@nleomf.org 1 202 737 7135

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM Martina Navratilova speaks as part of Mutual InspirationsFestival – Former tennis player Martina Navratilova speaks with Washington Post Columnist Petula Dvorak, as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 * Hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with The Washington Post

Location: The Washington Post, 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC www.mutualinspirations.org https://twitter.com/CzechEmbassyDC

Contacts: Andrea Pohl Embassy of the Czech Republic andrea_pohl@mzv.cz 1 202 274 9129

RSVP by September 9 www.martinawashpost.eventbrite.com

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 3:30 PM CSIS discussion on ‘The Power of Global Food Security’ – ‘The Power of Global Food Security: Examining Economic and National Security Implications’ CSIS discussion, with National Intelligence Council Chairman Dr Gregory Treverton, Office of the USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter, State Dept Special Representative for Global Food Security Dr Nancy Stetson, former DuPont Exec VP Jim Borel, and Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics Adewale Adeyemo

Location: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave., Washington, DC

Contacts: TBD

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 4:00 PM Rally outside the new Trump International Hotel – Elected officials, activists, and community leaders protest outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which opens today, to reject 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his presence in DC

Location: 12th and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.dc51.us/

Contacts: Deneysha Richard DC Statehood Congressional Delegation information@dc51.us 1 843 614 0390

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 5:30 PM ‘Drone: Remote Control Warfare’ book launch – ‘Drone: Remote Control Warfare’ book launch at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, with GW Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and author Hugh Gusterson

Location: GWU Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/ https://twitter.com/elliottschoolgw

Contacts: Elliott School of International Affairs elliott@gwu.edu 1 202 994 6240

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 6:30 PM The Trinity Forum discussion on ‘God and the Multiverse’ – The Trinity Forum hosts Evening Conversation event with astronomer Deborah Haarsma on ‘God and the Multiverse’, the spiritual aspects of the latest scientific discoveries involving the origins of the universe, and research suggesting that the universe is part of an even larger ‘multiverse’

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC www.ttf.org https://twitter.com/trinityforum

Contacts: Alyssa Abraham The Trinity Forum aabraham@ttf.org 1 202 944 9881

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM NGAUS General Conference continues with Donald Trump among speakers – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with final day speakers including Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Northern Command Commander Gen. Lori Robinson, Army National Guard Deputy Director Maj. Gen. Timothy McKeithen, Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Robert Abrams, U.S. Army Europe Deputy Command General Maj. Gen. John Gronski, Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and Reserve Forces Policy Board Chairman Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

Donald Trump speaks at 1:00 pm

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Report on improving the U.S. Govt’s approach to reducing global fragility discussed at USIP – ‘U.S. Leadership and the Challenge of ‘State Fragility’: Recommendations for the Next U.S. Administration and Congress’ U.S. Institute of Peace event, with the chairs of an independent, non-partisan Fragility Study Group – formed earlier this year by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for a New American Security, USIP to improve the U.S. Govt’s approach to reducing global fragility – discussing their report, before scholars from each institution preview several of a series of policy briefs to be released in coming months on specific portions of the new approach. Speakers include Carnegie Endowment President William Burns and Senior Associate Rachel Kleinfeld, CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy and Senior Fellow Loren Schulman, and USIP President Nancy Lindborg and Senior Policy Fellow Maria Stephan

Location: USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC www.usip.org https://twitter.com/USIP #fragilestates

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

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 9:30 AM OAS MESICIC analyzes reports on Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico – Organization of American States Committee of Experts of the Mechanism Against Corruption (MESICIC) 27th meeting, analyzing – based on the Inter-American Convention against Corruption – systems for govt hiring, training, and remuneration systems, procurement process for goods and services, protection of whistleblowers, and categorization of such acts in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico. Also, participants consider the responsibility of the private sector in preventing and combating corruption, with a view to adopting guidelines on principles or rules that could be considered to be incorporated in laws or regulatory frameworks of the Member States

Location: OAS, 1889 F St NW, Washington, DC http://www.oas.org https://twitter.com/OAS_official

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

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM George Clooney and Don Cheadle at NPC for release of ‘The Sentry’ report on South Sudan – The Sentry – an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and Enough Project Founding Director John Predergast – present the findings of a two-year investigation into the money in South Sudan’s ‘shadowy war economy’ and the ‘links to an array of international facilitators and enablers, which include bankers, arms dealers, and businessmen’, whose ‘violent competition over corruption opportunities has turned their country into one of world’s deadliest war zones’, via NPC news conference with Clooney, Prendergast, actor Don Cheadle, report author J.R. Mailey and members of the investigative team * The Sentry is a collaboration between the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch * Clooney and Cheadle starred together in the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ franchise

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC thesentry.org https://twitter.com/thesentry_org

Contacts: Craig Brownstein Edelman PR craig.brownstein@edelman.com 1 202 326 1799 Greg Hittelman The Sentry Director of Communications gh@enoughproject.org

livestream at: www.thesentry.org/live

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM JPMorgan Chase CEO speaks to Economic Club of Washington – Economic Club of Washington conversation-style event with JPMorgan Chase & Company Chairman and CEO James Dimon, on current news topics, the state of the U.S., global and regional economies, the current regulatory environment, economic and financial issues the next president will likely face, income inequity/minimum wage, and cybersecurity

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC www.economicclub.org https://twitter.com/TheEconomicClub

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

Remarks 12:30 p.m. * All Video Cameras Must Be Set Up by 12:00 p.m.

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM CFA / Funeral Consumers Alliance report released on the cost of cremation – Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers Alliance release new report on funeral services and the cost of cremation, via press tele-conference with CFA Executive Director Stephen Brobeck and Funeral Consumers Alliance Executive Director Josh Slocum. Study presents data on the cost of a simple cremation in 10 metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Denver, Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Princeton, Seattle, Southern California, and Tucson

Location: TBD www.consumerfed.org https://twitter.com/consumerfed

Contacts: Jack Gillis CFA press Jack@consumerfed.org 1 202 737 0766

Call In: 800-247-5110 and use Passcode: CFACALL

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Congressional briefing on carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies – Congressional briefing on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies, to provide updates on potential legislative action and highlight ‘the critical need for financial incentives for CCUS technologies in a wide array of applications’. Includes opening remarks from Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey and Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, with other speakers including North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Peabody Energy Vice President for Federal Government Relations Ray Shepherd, Occidental Petroleum Corporation Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs Al Collins, Global CCS Institute Global Lead – Carbon Capture Ron Munson, Summit Power Group Vice President Sasha Mackler, Third Way Clean Energy Program Policy Advisor Erin Burns, Great Plains Institute Vice President for Fossil Energy Brad Crabtree, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions Senior Vice President of Policy and Business Strategy Janet Peace, and Coal Utilization Research Council Executive Director Shannon Angielski

Location: SVC 203-202, U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC neori.org

Contacts: Ben Finzel Renew PR ben@renewpr.com 1 202 277 6286

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey released – Business Roundtable Quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Survey released, with the CEOs of approximately 210 leading U.S. companies giving their expectations for the short-term economic outlook. Teleconference briefing with Business Roundtable Chairman Doug Oberhelman and President John Engler

Location: TBD http://www.businessroundtable.org/ https://twitter.com/BizRoundtable

Contacts: Betsy Andres Business Roundtable Senior Director bandres@brt.org 1 202 872 1260

Dial-in telephone number: (800) 288-8975 Passcode: Roundtable

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Evolution of Gospel – Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (GMHMF) 8th Annual Evolution of Gospel, hosted by Lonnie Hunter with performances from Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark-Sheard, Charles Jenkins, Canton Jones, Jonathan McReynolds and Doug Williams

Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC http://gospelmusicheritage.org/ https://twitter.com/gmhmonth

Contacts: Priscilla Clarke Clarke PR priscilla@clarkepr.com 1 202 723 2200

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 Trump International super-luxury hotel opens two years ahead of schedule in Washington, DC – Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC opens for business, almost two years ahead of schedule. The super-luxury hotel, situated in the 19th-century Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, was originally scheduled to be completed by August 2018. It features 263 guest rooms, including 35 suites, and the column-free Presidential Ballroom, featuring its own private entrance * 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – due to speak at a conference in Baltimore today – broke ground on the hotel in Jul 2014, with Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump

Location: Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC www.trumphoteldc.com

Contacts: Trump Hotels J Public Relations Trump@jpublicrelations.com 1 212 924 3600

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Monday, Sep. 12 8:00 AM Customer Experience (CX) Washington DC Forum

Location: W Washington DC, 515 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC http://www.forrester.com/

Contacts: Forrester Research Events APAC eventsapac@forrester.com +65 6426 7019

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Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM ‘Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic’ CAP discussion – ‘Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic’ Center for American Progress discussion, with U.S. Navy Chief Naval Officer Admiral John Richardson providing examination of the long-term strategic trends and challenges, including the implications of emerging technologies on the U.S. presence in those regions and how the U.S. Navy is planning for an increasingly contested Arctic region

Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, Washington, DC www.americanprogress.org https://twitter.com/amprog

Contacts: Marlene Cooper Vasilic CAP outreach and special events events@americanprogress.org 1 202 741 6246

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM We the People for Sensible Gun Laws weekly rally – We the People for Sensible Gun Laws hold weekly rally outside the White House calling for legislation on gun violence prevention and safety

Location: North Side of The White House, Washington, DC

Contacts: We the People for Sensible Gun Laws Everymonday52@gmail.com

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM ‘The Revival’ with call for ‘economic justice for citizens of the DMV’ – ‘The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values’, with around 500 people expected to participate in the delivery or a ‘Moral Declaration’ to elected officials and candidates, calling on elected leaders to ‘prioritize a public policy agenda that responds to the urgent needs of vulnerable communities’

Location: Wilson Bldg., 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.moralrevival.org/ https://twitter.com/MoralRevival

Contacts: Joia Nuri In The Public Eye jjn@inthepubliceyecomm.com 1 240 603 7905

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Atlantic Council discussion on U.S.-Indian bilateral energy and climate cooperation – Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the South Asia Center hos ‘The U.S.-India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating a Clean Energy Future’, on the future of bilateral energy and climate cooperation between the two nations. Speakers include US National Security Council Senior Director for Climate Change John Morton, Brookings Institution The India Project Director Tanvi Madan, Council on Foreign Relations Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Acting Director Varun Sivaram, and White & Case LLP Partner Nandan Nelvigi

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ https://twitter.com/ACGlobalEnergy #ACEnergy

Contacts: Atlantic Council press press@atlanticcouncil.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Vote to End Hunger coalition discuss plans to bring hunger issues into the presidential campaign – Vote to End Hunger coalition, consisting of 165 anti-hunger and -poverty groups, discuss their plans to bring hunger and poverty issues into the 2016 presidential campaign via media call, and urge the moderators for the upcoming presidential debates to ask the question: ‘If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?’. Speakers include Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann, Alliance to End Hunger Exec Dir Rebecca Middleton, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island President and CEO Gwen O’Shea, and RESULTS Experts on Poverty member Maxine Thomas

Location: TBD VotetoEndHunger.org https://twitter.com/votetoendhunger

Contacts: Chris Ford Bread for the World cford@bread.org 1 202 688 1077

DIAL IN: 1-800-875-3456 * PASSCODE: FORD24856

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Heritage Foundation event on property rights – ‘Protecting Property Rights in the 21st Century’ event hosted by Heritage Foundation as part of its Preserve the Constitution series, with Goldwater Institute’s Timothy and Christina Sandefur (authors of ‘Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America’) and Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Research Fellow Paul Larkin, Jr. discussing ‘the historical importance of property rights, the need to lift property out of the basement to which it has been relegated in constitutional law, and how ordinary property owners can work to stop govt abuse of property rights’

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 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. 12 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM National Academies hosts workshop on drug development for nervous system disorders – ‘Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders in the Absence of Predictive Animal Models of Disease: A Workshop’, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Health Sciences Policy, to build on the discussions from two previous public workshops and more deeply explore ways to motivate and accelerate drug development for nervous system disorders

Location: NAS, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC www.nas.edu/ https://twitter.com/NASciences #NeuroForum

Contacts: National Academies News Office news@nas.edu 1 202 334 2138

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Monday, Sep. 12 1:00 PM GW discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign and the media – ‘Decision Time: What are Trump and Clinton doing to politics and media?’ discussion at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, moderated by NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd, with panelists including Brilliant Corners President Cornell Belcher, American Communities Project Director Dante Chinni, CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President Sam Feist, GW Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steven Roberts, Echelon Insights Co-Founder Kristen Soltis Anderson, and the Washington Post Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan

Location: GW Media and Public Affairs Bldg., 805 21st St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm https://twitter.com/SMPAGWU #decisiontime

Contacts: Jason Shevrin GWU jshevrin@gwu.edu 1 202 994 5631

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Monday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM ‘African Politics, African Peace’ discussed at USIP – ‘African Politics, African Peace’ U.S. Institute of Peace event, with Tufts University Fletcher School Research Professor Alex de Waal and African Security Sector and Peace Operations Program Director Mulugeta Gebrehiwot discussing recommendations from their new report on how the African Union can harness its unique advantage to advance peace and security

Location: USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 2:30 PM ‘Taiwan’s China Dilemma’ author speaks at Brookings – Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosts discussion with Chinese University of Hong Kong adjunct faculty member Shirley Lin – author of the new book ‘Taiwan’s China Dilemma’ – on how the growing backlash against economic liberalization has affected Taiwan’s relationship with China, with remarks from CEAP Director Richard Bush

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC http://www.brookings.edu https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst #TaiwanChina

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

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Monday, Sep. 12 3:45 PM Swearing-in ceremony for new National Library of Medicine director – Swearing-in ceremony for new NIH National Library of Medicine Director Dr Patricia Flatley Brennan, who began the role last month. Speakers include National Institutes of Health Director Dr Francis Collins * NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library

Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD Bethesda http://www.nih.gov/ https://twitter.com/NIHforHealth

Contacts: NIH News Media Branch nihnmb@mail.nih.gov 1 301 496 5787

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Monday, Sep. 12 5:30 PM ‘Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy’ Brookings Book Club event – ‘Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy’ Brookings Book Club event, with author Kemal Dervis sharing his ‘insights on deep economic and political transformations, from the future of globalization to the politics of inequality to the fate of the European Union and other supranational projects’ and Financial Times’ Shawn Donnan

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 – Friday, Sep. 16 MISMO Fall Summit – MISMO Fall Summit * MISMO is the leading technology standards development body for the residential and commercial real estate finance industries and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA http://www.mismo.org/

Contacts: MISMO info@mismo.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 AFIRE Annual Membership Meeting – Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate Annual Membership Meeting

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC http://www.afire.org/

Contacts: AFIRE afireinfo@afire.org 1 202 312 1400

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 16 Department of Education annual back-to-school bus tour – Department of Education Seventh Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour ‘Opportunity Across America’, celebrating progress in communities and states across the nation. Tour begins in Washington, DC, before traveling to Charlottesville, VA, Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis, TN, Harvest, AL, Little Rock, AR, and Indianola, MS, and ends in Monroe, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, LA

Location: Little Rock Baton Rouge Monroe New Orleans Chattanooga Knoxville Memphis Charlottesville http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml https://twitter.com/usedgov

Contacts: Department of Education press press@ed.gov 1 202 401 1576

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference – 2016 Parenteral Drug Association/Food and Drug Administration Joint Conference: Aligning Manufacturing Goals With Patient Needs Through Successful Innovation and Compliance

Location: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC http://www.pda.org/default.aspx https://twitter.com/PDAOnline

Contacts: PDA info@pda.org 1 301 986 0293

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 United Fresh Washington Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC www.unitedfresh.org https://twitter.com/UnitedFresh

Contacts: United Fresh Produce Association united@unitedfresh.org 1 202 303 3400

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UPDATED EVENT: Friday, Sep. 09 – Sunday, Sep. 11 5:00 AM The 9/11 Promise Run begins – The 9/11 Promise Run begins, with eight long-distance runners beginning a 245-mile, three-day journey from the Pentagon to the 9/11 Memorial in New York, to honor those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks, first responders, military personnel, and the children and families of those directly impacted. The run is raising funds for Tuesday’s Children and The FealGood Foundation. Runners depart the Pentagon (5:00 AM EDT) and end the day in Elton, MD (8:00 PM EDT)

Location: TBD http://www.tuesdayschildren.org/

Contacts: Colleen Roche LAK Public Relations croche@lakpr.com 1 212 329 1413

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UPDATED EVENT: Friday, Sep. 09 9:00 AM ‘Muslims for Life’ blood drive on Capitol Hill – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA ‘Muslims for Life’ blood drive at Capitol Hill, to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks * This year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks

Location: Foyer, Rayburn House Office Bldg. Washington, DC www.alislam.org https://twitter.com/alislam

Contacts: Ehsan Rehan Ahmadiyya Muslim Community DC Chapter 1 240 708 3293

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UPDATED EVENT: Friday, Sep. 09 9:00 AM AG Lynch holds moment of silence in recognition of 9/11 and Survivor Tree commemorative plaque dedication – Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds moment of silence with Department of Justice employees in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with event also including the dedication of a commemorative plaque for the ‘Survivor Tree’ seedling that was planted in the DoJ courtyard on the anniversary last year. Attendees also include FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Bill Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Carlin, and Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie Caldwell

Location: Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC http://www.usdoj.gov https://twitter.com/TheJusticeDept

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

All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Rebecca.L.Stewart@usdoj.gov or press@usdoj.gov

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UPDATED EVENT: Friday, Sep. 09 11:00 AM DNC press conference ahead of Donald Trump’s Values Voter Summit speech – Faith leaders speak on what they describe as 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s ‘bigoted rhetoric and divisive politics’, via Democratic National Committee press conference, ahead of Trump’s speech today at the Values Voter Summit. Speakers include American Values Network co-founder Burns Strider, Nobody But God Ministries founder and CEO Rev. Dr Unnia Pettus, Adas Israel Congregation Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Plymouth Congregational Church Pastor Graylan Hagler, and Catholics United for the Common Good Board Member Ben Palumbo

Location: outside the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St, Washington, DC http://www.democrats.org/ https://twitter.com/TheDemocrats

Contacts: DNC press dncpress@dnc.org 1 202 863 8148

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Friday, Sep. 09 – Monday, Sep. 12 6:00 AM National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

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Friday, Sep. 09 – Sunday, Sep. 11 7:00 AM Values Voter Summit with Donald Trump among day one speakers – Values Voter Summit – annual meeting of social conservative activists hosted by the Family Research Council. Day one speakers include 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Republicans Sens. Tim Scott and James Lankford and Reps. Marsha Blackburn, John Fleming, Louie Gohmert, James Bridenstine, and Diane Black, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, former Sen. Rick Santorum, ‘The Dana Show’ host Dana Loesch, ‘The Laura Ingraham Show’ host Laura Ingraham, ‘Family Talk’ founder and host Dr James Dobson, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Allen West, ‘Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, Wallbuilders founder and President David Barton, The Benham Companies co-founders David and Jason Benham, and Center for Urban Renewal and Education founder Star Parker

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC http://www.valuesvotersummit.org https://twitter.com/FRCAction #VVS16

Contacts: J.P. Duffy Family Research Council media jpd@frc.org 1 202 637 4679 FRC Media Office media@frc.org 1 866 372 6397

Donald Trump speaks at 3:30 PM

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Friday, Sep. 09 – Saturday, Sep. 10 9:00 AM NALEO Annual National Summit on the State of Latino Education

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC www.naleo.org https://twitter.com/NALEO

Contacts: Paula Valle Castañon NALEO Director of Communications pvalle@naleo.org 1 747 7606 x 4414

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Friday, Sep. 09 9:00 AM In Defense of Christians National Advocacy Convention continues – In Defense of Christians National Advocacy Convention continues, with agenda today including Policy and Awareness Symposium, Rm 106 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC (9:00 AM EDT), IDC Chapter and Members Grassroots Mobilization Workshop, Hall of States, 400 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, DC (3:15 PM EDT), and Capitol Hill Rooftop Cocktail Party and Film Premiere, Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC (7:00 PM EDT)

Location: Washington, DC www.indefenseofchristians.org https://twitter.com/indefchristians

Contacts: Ninar Keyrouz In Defense of Christians ninar@indefenseofchristians.org 1 202 624 7898

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Friday, Sep. 09 9:00 AM CSIS launch report on the impact of Feed the Future investments in Bangladesh – ‘Tracking Promises: Analyzing the Impact of Feed the Future Investments in Bangladesh’ report launched by the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Food Security Project, highlighting the strengths of the Feed the Future program, examining challenges, and presenting concrete policy recommendations. Speakers include USAID Mission Director to Bangladesh Janina Jaruzelski, International Food Policy Research Institute Policy Research and Strategy Support Program II Senior Research Fellow / Chief of Party Akhter Ahmed, International Fertilizer Development Center Accelerating Agriculture Productivity Improvement Resident Representative / Chief of Party Ishrat Jahan, Feed the Future Bangladesh Team Leader Matt Curtis, and Bangladesh Ministry of Agriculture Agricultural Policy Support Unit Director General Mohammad Nazmul Islam

Location: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave, Washington, DC http://www.csis.org https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz CSIS media aschwartz@csis.org 1 202 775 3242 handrewschwartz

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Friday, Sep. 09 9:00 AM OAS hosts meeting on regional organizations and international financial institutions – Organization of American States hosts meeting of regional organizations and international financial institutions, aimed at enhancing regional cooperation and exploring synergies and complementarity in programs. Representatives of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Association of Caribbean States (ACS), United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Caribbean Development Bank, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), and World Bank participate

Location: Organization of American States, 17 St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC http://www.oas.org https://twitter.com/OAS_official

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

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Friday, Sep. 09 9:30 AM ‘How Can We Speed Up the Growth of the Economy?’ Brookings forum – ‘The Productivity Puzzle: How Can We Speed Up the Growth of the Economy?’ forum, hosted by the Brookings Institution Initiative on Business and Public Policy and Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, on the policy implications of the recent growth slowdown. Initiative on Business and Public Policy Director Martin Baily presents an overview paper on the causes of the slowdown, before a panel – featuring Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis Nancy Rose, Harvard University Professor of Economics Robert Barro, and University of California-Berkeley Professor of Economics J. Bradford DeLong and Emerita Professor Bronwyn Hall – discusses the most effective policies to enhance productivity performance

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC http://www.brookings.edu/ https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst #Productivity

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

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Friday, Sep. 09 10:00 AM 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon – 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon, with Washington Headquarters Service’s Director of Administration and Management Michael Rhodes, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Gen. Paul Selva * This year marks the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks

Location: Pentagon, Arlington, VA http://www.defense.gov/ https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense

Contacts: DoD press 1 703 697 5131

Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov

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Friday, Sep. 09 10:00 AM NCPC public hearing on FBI building site draft square guidelines – National Capital Planning Commission public meeting on the preparation of square guidelines that will guide redevelopment of the J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) building site

Location: NCPC, 401 9th St. NW, Washington, DC www.ncpc.gov

Contacts: Stephen Staudigi National Capital Planning Commission stephen@ncpc.gov 1 202 482 7279

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Friday, Sep. 09 10:00 AM ‘Great Power Competition and ASEAN’s Relations with Japan and the United States’ discussion at Wilson Center – ‘Betwixt and Between: Great Power Competition and ASEAN’s Relations with Japan and the United States’ Wilson Center and U.S.-Japan Research Institute discussion, with Doshisha University Professor Takashi Terada, Congressional Research Service Specialist in Asian Affairs Mark Manyin, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Senior Scholar Marvin Ott, Waseda University Research Institute of Current Chinese Affairs Rumi Aoyama, and moderator Wilson Center’s Shihoko Goto

Location: 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW, Washington, DC http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter

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

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Friday, Sep. 09 – Wednesday, Dec. 07 11:00 AM Photos of African-American life go on display at National Museum of American History – Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opens ‘Celebration: Snapshots of African American Communities’. The display showcases 22 photos that highlight everyday life and moments of accomplishment, celebration and pride in the lives of African-Americans from the 1940s through the 1970s. The display commemorates the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture 24 Sep

Location: National Museum of American History, 14th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC http://americanhistory.si.edu https://twitter.com/amhistorymuseum

Contacts: Melinda Machado Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History machadom@si.edu 1 202 633 3129

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Friday, Sep. 09 11:30 AM DoD screens replay of press conference from 9/11 – Department of Defense shows replay of the press conference held in the Pentagon press briefing room on 9/11 – when the building was on fire after hijackers had crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into it, killing an eventual 183 people – as part of its normal off-camera press briefing

Location: Pentagon, Arlington, VA http://www.defense.gov/ https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense

Contacts: DoD press 1 703 697 5131

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Friday, Sep. 09 12:00 PM CLS Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus briefing on pain research – Coalition for the Life Sciences Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus briefing on ‘Pain Research: On the Verge of a Breakthrough’, with University of California-San Francisco’s Dr Allan Basbaum discussing the different types of chronic pain and the recent breakthroughs that may hold promise for potential new treatment strategies

Location: Rm B-340, Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC www.coalitionforlifesciences.org https://twitter.com/cls_advocates

Contacts: Tommy Mattocks Coalition for Life Sciences cls@coalitionforlifesciences.org 1 301 347 9309

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Friday, Sep. 09 12:00 PM The Washington Institute policy forum on the military campaign against the Islamic State group – ‘Assessing the Military Campaign Against the Islamic State: An Assessment’ The Washington Institute Policy Forum, featuring Fellows Michael Knights, James Jeffrey, Michael Eisenstadt, and Andrew Tabler

Location: TWI, 1111 19th St NW, Washington, DC www.washingtoninstitute.org https://twitter.com/washinstitute

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

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Friday, Sep. 09 12:00 PM Heritage Foundation Annual B.C. Lee Lecture on U.S. Policy in the Asia-Pacific – Heritage Foundation Annual B.C. Lee Lecture on U.S. Policy in the Asia-Pacific: Republican Sen. John McCain interviewed on ‘U.S.-Asia Policy: Prospects during a Critical Time of Change’ * Lecture previously given by officials including Henry Kissinger, Jesse Helms, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Joe Lieberman, Ed Royce, and Robert Zoellick * South Korea Ambassador to the U.S. Amb. Ahn Ho-Young hosts post-lecture reception

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC www.heritage.org https://twitter.com/Heritage

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

Attendance will be limited for this function, so your prompt RSVP is very much appreciated

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Friday, Sep. 09 12:15 PM ‘Fueling the Broadband Economy’ New America discussion – ‘Fueling the Broadband Economy’ New America discussion, with INCOMPAS Chief Advocate & General Counsel Angie Kronenberg, Competitive Carriers Association President & CEO Steven Berry, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition Executive Director John Windhausen, Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee Colleen Boothby, and Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood

Location: 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC http://www.newamerica.org/ https://twitter.com/NewAmerica

Contacts: New America Events@NewAmerica.org. 1 202 986 2700

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Friday, Sep. 09 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress – Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress (formerly known as the AANA Annual Meeting)

Location: Washington Marriott, Washington, DC www.aana.com https://twitter.com/aanawebupdates

Contacts: AANA info@aana.com 1 847 692 7050

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Friday, Sep. 09 – Sunday, Jan. 08 Seventh Renwick Invitational opens at Renwick Gallery – ‘Visions and Revisions: Renwick Invitational 2016’, exhibition featuring works by Steven Young Lee, Kristen Morgin, Jennifer Trask and Norwood Viviano opens. The 70 piece of works on display focus on themes of transformation, ruin and rebirth. ‘Visions and Revisions’ is the seventh instalment of the biennial Renwick Invitational

Location: Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC http://americanart.si.edu/ https://twitter.com/smithsonian

Contacts: Courtney Rothbard Smithsonian American Art Museum rothbardc@si.edu 1 202 633 8496

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NEW EVENT: Saturday, Sep. 10 12:00 PM ‘Our Ocean Film Showcase’ in Washington, DC – State Department, Jackson Hole Wild Festival, D.C. Environmental Film Festival, and BLUE Ocean Film Festival present ‘Our Ocean Film Showcase’, featuring four U.S. documentary films highlighting the threats and solutions facing the world’s oceans – ‘A Plastic Ocean’, ‘Humpback Whales’, ‘The Last Ocean’, and ‘Wild Galapagos: Pristine Seas’. National Geographic Television President Brooke Runnette, Under Secretary of State Catherine Novelli, and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle deliver remarks * Showcase is one of a number of events supporting the Our Ocean conference (15-16 Sep)

Location: Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC www.state.gov https://twitter.com/StateDept

Contacts: John Schlossberg State Department SchlossbergJ@State.gov

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Saturday, Sep. 10 – Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM National Guard Association of the United States General Conference continues – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with day two speakers including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

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Saturday, Sep. 10 – Sunday, Sep. 11 7:00 AM Values Voter Summit continues with Mike Pence among speakers – Values Voter Summit continues – annual meeting of social conservative activists hosted by the Family Research Council. Day two speakers include 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, actor Jon Voight, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, House Speaker Paul Ryan (via vide), former Rep. Michele Bachmann, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, American Values President Gary Bauer, Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson, ‘The Laura Ingraham Show’ host Laura Ingraham, and ‘The Five’ co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle, and former Secretary of Education Dr Bill Bennett, who receives the Vision and Leadership Award * FRC President Tony Perks kicks off the FRC Action’s Values Bus Tour via press conference (12:15 PM EDT)

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC http://www.valuesvotersummit.org https://twitter.com/FRCAction #VVS16

Contacts: J.P. Duffy Family Research Council media jpd@frc.org 1 202 637 4679 FRC Media Office media@frc.org 1 866 372 6397

Mike Pence speaks at 11:35 am

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Saturday, Sep. 10 10:00 AM Arab American Institute National Day of Service and Remembrance – Arab American Institute National Day of Service and Remembrance, commemorating the victims and first responders of the 9/11 terror attacks, with volunteers providing a coat of paint and gardening at a local Washington, DC, elementary school

Location: Washington, DC http://www.aaiusa.org/ https://twitter.com/AAIUSA

Contacts: AAI aai@aaiusa.org 1 202 429 9210

Address will be provided upon RSVP

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Saturday, Sep. 10 3:00 PM NASA astronaut Nicole Mann presents wings to Gold Star Family of fallen female aviator – NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Nicole Mann speaks on her ‘determination to adapt and overcome challenges’, and her ‘commitment to help inspire the next generation of female aviators and leaders’. Lt. Col. Mann also presents her wings to the family of fallen U.S. Navy aviator Lt. Valerie Cappelaere Delaney, as part of the program sponsored by the Wings for Val Foundation

Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Arlington wingsforval.org

Contacts: Pat Cappelaere Wings for Val pat@wingsforval.org 1 410 340 4868

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Saturday, Sep. 10 6:30 PM Tim Kaine keynotes Human Rights Campaign National Dinner and Awards – Human Rights Campaign 20th Annual National Dinner and Awards, celebrating successes of the LGBT community and HRC. 2016 Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine keynotes, with other speakers including Democratic Rep. John Lewis. Billy Porter and Estelle perform, with guests including Samira Wiley (‘Orange is the New Black’), Nyle DiMarco (‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars’), author and transgender advocate Tina Madison White, and comedia and LGBTQ equality advocate Dana Goldberg

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC www.hrcnationaldinner.org https://twitter.com/hrc #NationalDinner

Contacts: White House press 1 202 456 2580 Stephen Peters HRC media Stephen.Peters@hrc.org 1 202 423 2860 Human Rights Campaign press@hrc.org 1 202 772 3889

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Saturday, Sep. 10 Annual GW Freshman Day of Service – George Washington University annual Freshman Day of Service and Convocation, officially welcoming the Class of 2019 into the Colonials community, with freshmen and student leaders visiting sites in the Washington, DC-area to volunteer their time

Location: Washington DC http://serve.gwu.edu/freshman-day-service-and-convocation https://twitter.com/GWtweets

Contacts: George Washington University press gwmedia@gwu.edu 1 202 994 6460

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Saturday, Sep. 10 – Saturday, Nov. 19 Performing Indonesia Festival – Performing Indonesia Festival, three-month celebration of Indonesian culture including dance, fashion, music and theater

Location: Washington, DC www.si.edu https://twitter.com/smithsonian

Contacts: Smithsonian Institution Asian Art pressasia@si.edu 1 202 633 0271

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NEW EVENT: Sunday, Sep. 11 7:40 AM George Washington Patriot Run at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – George Washington Patriot Run, featuring around 2,000 runners for the inaugural 5k and 10k races. Opening ceremonies features remarks by Lt. General Bob Wood and City of Alexandria Fire Chief Robert Dube, followed by Maria Ciarrocchi singing the national anthem

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, VA www.mountvernon.org https://twitter.com/VisitMtVernon

Contacts: Melissa Wood Mount Vernon Director of Media Relations mwood@mountvernon.org 1 703 799 5203 melissa_at_mv

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NEW EVENT: Sunday, Sep. 11 – Monday, Sep. 12 8:00 AM 9/11 Day and AARP host Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge – 9/11 Day, a New York City-based nonprofit, AARP, faith organizations, and national service groups hold large-scale charitable service events in New York City and Washington, DC to ‘demonstrate the importance of interfaith and intergenerational cooperation in tackling society’s most pressing problems, including hunger in America.’ Event in Washington, DC involves volunteers packing ‘1.5 million meals for struggling seniors living in the Washington, DC area’ as part of the second annual Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge

Location: National Mall, Reflecting Pool, 1750 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 911day.org

Contacts: Abby Goldstein Sunshine Sachs goldstein@sunshinesachs.com

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NEW EVENT: Sunday, Sep. 11 8:00 AM AARP Foundation Million Meal Pack Challenge – AARP Foundation Million Meal Pack Challenge, commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with over 5,000 volunteers gathering on the National Mall to pack 1.5 million meals for struggling seniors. Participants include ABC’s ‘The Chew’ Co-Host Carla Hall, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson, and AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Location: National Mall, 1750 Independence Ace., Washington, DC www.mealpackchallenge.org https://twitter.com/AARPCares #AARPCares

Contacts: AARP media media@aarp.org 1 202 434 2560

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NEW EVENT: Sunday, Sep. 11 12:00 PM Adams Morgan Day 2016 – Adams Morgan Day 2016, to showcase the culture, creativity, diversity, restaurants and shops in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, with live music and an ‘artists alley’ featuring local visual artists

Location: 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC www.adamsmorganday2016.com https://twitter.com/adamsmorganday

Contacts: Carol Miller Adams Morgan Day Planning Committee carolmiller100@gmail.com 1 202 306 0130

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UPDATED EVENT: Sunday, Sep. 11 11:00 AM National Museum of American History marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 with one-day exhibition – Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History marks 15th anniversary of 9/11 with special one-day exhibition – featuring over 35 objects from New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, displayed on tables rather than behind glass – and a ceremony marking the donation of the last existing robot used in the search and rescue effort

Location: National Museum of American History, Washington, DC http://americanhistory.si.edu https://twitter.com/amhistorymuseum

Contacts: Melinda Machado Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History machadom@si.edu 1 202 633 3129

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM National Guard Association of the United States General Conference continues – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with day three speakers including Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Joseph Lengyel, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. (Ret.) Mark Welsh III, and Army National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

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Sunday, Sep. 11 10:30 AM Protest against ’15 Years of Profiling’ on 9/11 anniversary – LGBTQ South Asian, Muslim and Black communities protest ’15 Years of Profiling’ on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, creating ‘checkpoints’ in high-traffic areas of Washington, DC, that organizers say replicate the various ‘checkpoints’ South Asian, Muslim, Arab, Middle Eastern, and black people experience every day * Checkpoints in Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Verizon Center (Chinatown), and other locations (10:30 AM EDT), before rally at 14th and U St. NW (1:00 PM EDT)

Location: Washington, DC http://www.nqapia.org/ https://twitter.com/NQAPIA

Contacts: Sasha W. NQAPIA Organizing Director sasha@nqapia.org 1 909 343 2219

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Sunday, Sep. 11 11:00 AM National Museum of American History hosts one-day commemoration of 9/11 attacks – Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorates today’s 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a special one-day exhibition and ceremony marking the donation of the last existing robot used in the search and rescue effort. The robot has been donated by its operator, Dr Robin Murphy from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M University. The museum displays more than 35 objects from the three sites – New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA – including airplane fragments, lights from a crushed FDNY fire truck, a flight attendant’s handbook from Flight 93, clothing and equipment from first responders, and objects recovered from offices at the Pentagon

Location: National Museum of American History, 14th St and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC http://americanhistory.si.edu https://twitter.com/amhistorymuseum

Contacts: Melinda Machado Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History machadom@si.edu 1 202 633 3129

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Sunday, Sep. 11 11:15 AM Washington National Cathedral Service to commemorate 9/11 anniversary – Washington National Cathedral Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance, commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Location: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC www.nationalcathedral.org https://twitter.com/wncathedral

Contacts: Washington National Cathedral communications@cathedral.org 1 202 537 6200

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 International Water Resource Economics Consortium Annual Meeting

Location: World Bank, Washington, DC http://wspc.ucr.edu/iwrec/home.html

Contacts: University of California Riverside news@ucr.edu 1 951 827 6397

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Saturday, Sep. 17 SAMHSA National Wellness Week – SAMHSA National Wellness Week, as part of National Recovery Month

Location: TBD http://www.samhsa.gov/ https://twitter.com/samhsagov

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

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC http://www.ncbfaa.org/ https://twitter.com/NCBFAA_EI

Contacts: Tom Mathers NCBFAA Communications Director comm@ncbfaa.org

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 American College of Cardiology Legislative Conference

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC http://www.acc.org/ https://twitter.com/accintouch

Contacts: ACC press media@acc.org 1 800 253 4636

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Sunday, Sep. 11 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 ACS CAN annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day – American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day, with over 700 cancer patients, survivors, and friends and family uniting to ask Members of Congress to ‘make the cancer fight a top priority’

Location: Washington, DC www.cancer.org https://twitter.com/AmericanCancer

Contacts: Alissa Crispino ACS CAN alissa.crispino@cancer.org

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM ANSWER Coalition protest outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which opens today

Location: 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC http://www.internationalanswer.org/

Contacts: A.N.S.W.E.R. National Office info@answercoalition.org 1 202 265 1948

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 8:30 AM Technology Policy Institute hosts ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications’ – Technology Policy Institute hosts ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Economic and Policy Implications’, featuring panelists discussing how computer scientists design and implement AI as well as how it is being incorporated into diverse fields and applications. Keynote address delivered by Economics and Technology Professor at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Susan Athey

Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC http://techpolicyinstitute.org/ https://twitter.com/techpolicyinst

Contacts: Amy Smorodin Technology Policy Institute press asmorodin@techpolicyinstitute.org 1 202 828 4405

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Mayorkas and Durbin speak at Immigration Law and Policy Conference – Migration Policy Institute hosts the 13th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference with morning keynote from Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and lunch keynote from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Bernard P. McDonough Hall, Hart Auditorium, Washington, DC www.migrationpolicy.org https://twitter.com/MigrationPolicy

Contacts: Michelle Mittelstadt Migration Policy Institute mmittelstadt@migrationpolicy.org 1 202 266 1910

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Wilson Center discussion on ‘Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Post-Accord Context’ – Wilson Center Latin American Program discussion on ‘Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Post-Accord Context’, with former Constitutional Court of Colombia President Manuel Jose Cepeda

Location: Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ https://twitter.com/TheWilsonCenter

Contacts: Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program lap@wilsoncenter.org 1 202 691 4000 Jacquelyn Dolezal Wilson Center jacquelyn.dolezal@wilsoncenter.org

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Council of the Americas / Freedom House discussion on Venezuela – ‘Venezuela’s Choice: Democracy or Authoritarianism?’ Council of the Americas / Freedom House discussion, featuring former Bolivian President Jorge Fernando Quiroga, Venezuelan human rights activist Mitzy Ledezma, El Planeta Editor-in-Chief Ana Julia Jatar, Americas Society/Council of the Americas Vice President Eric Farnsworth, and Freedom House Executive Vice President Daniel Calingaert

Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC www.freedomhouse.org https://twitter.com/FreedomHouseDC

Contacts: Freedom House press press@freedomhouse.org 1 202 747 7035

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Brookings discussion on clean power, public opinion and the courts – Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development program discussion on ‘Clean power: Public opinion, the courts and where we go from here’, with University of Maryland School of Public Policy Program for Public Consultation Director and Senior Research Scholar Steven Kull presentating a new survey of public support for policies ranging from the Clean Power Plan and carbon pricing to U.S. commitments under the Paris Agreement. Followed by panel discussion with Brookings Institution Climate and Energy Economics Project Senior Fellow and Policy Director Adele Moris, University of Maryland School of Public Policy Environmental Policy Program Director Nathan Hultman, and former EPA Administrator William Reilly

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., Washington, DC http://www.brookings.edu https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst

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

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM Nutrition and child advocacy groups discuss state of ‘Kid Food’ at NPC – State of ‘Kid Food’ discussed at NPC panel discussion, on the current state of ‘kids meals’ and solutions to accelerate changes in the food industry to make it easier for parents and children alike to find a wider variety of wholesome, great-tasting foods. Speakers include Center for Science in the Public Interest Director of Nutrition Policy Margo Wootan, Partnership for a Healthier America President and CEO Lawrence Soler, ChildObesity180 Vice Chair Christina Economos, Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood Exec Dir John Golin, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Ms Lucille Beseler, Panera Bread Company Founder and CEO Ron Schaich, and Nestle USA VP of Nutrition, Health and Wellness Sanjay Sehgal

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC http://press.org/ https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Nisa Kiang Weber Shandwick nkiang@webershandwick.com 1 312 988 2266

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Potomac Institute discussion on ‘From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience’ – Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Center for Neurotechnology Studies hosts ‘From Data to Knowledge in Neuroscience: Building Toward Individualized Medicine’, with opening remarks from U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. (Ret.) Alfred Gray, Kenney Krieger Institute Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programs Director Stacy Suskauer, former FDA Senior Medical Officer Jessica Eisner, Inova Health System Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of Functional and Restorative Surgery Mahesh Shenai, and Potomac Institute CNS Director Jennifer Buss

Location: Potomac Institute, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington, VA www.potomacinstitute.org https://twitter.com/PotomacInst

Contacts: Brooke Branson Potomac Institute bbranson@potomacinstitute.com 1 703 525 0770

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM ‘A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors’ launched at NPC – National Brain Tumor Society launch ‘Impact: A Campaign to Defeat Pediatric Brain Tumors’ at NPC news conference, with NBTS CEO David Arons, Children’s National Medical Center Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine Senior VP and Brain Tumor Institute Director Roger Packer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Brain Tumor Research Division Director Suzanne Barker, Genentech Pediatrics Group Medical Director / Global Franchise Head Raphael Rousseau, and Cord Schlobohm, the father of a child lost to pediatric brain tumor and pediatric brain tumor research advocate

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC www.braintumor.org https://twitter.com/NBTStweets

Contacts: Tom Halkin NBTS thalkin@braintumor.org 1 617 393 2849 Michael Antonellis NBTS mantonellis@braintumor.org 1 617 393 2841

Media Registration: 11:45 AM

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM Martina Navratilova speaks as part of Mutual InspirationsFestival – Former tennis player Martina Navratilova speaks with Washington Post Columnist Petula Dvorak, as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 * Hosted by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with The Washington Post

Location: The Washington Post, 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC www.mutualinspirations.org https://twitter.com/CzechEmbassyDC

Contacts: Andrea Pohl Embassy of the Czech Republic andrea_pohl@mzv.cz 1 202 274 9129

RSVP by September 9 www.martinawashpost.eventbrite.com

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 4:00 PM Rally outside the new Trump International Hotel – Elected officials, activists, and community leaders protest outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, which opens today, to reject 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his presence in DC

Location: 12th and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.dc51.us/

Contacts: Deneysha Richard DC Statehood Congressional Delegation information@dc51.us 1 843 614 0390

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 5:30 PM ‘Drone: Remote Control Warfare’ book launch – ‘Drone: Remote Control Warfare’ book launch at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, with GW Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and author Hugh Gusterson

Location: GWU Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/ https://twitter.com/elliottschoolgw

Contacts: Elliott School of International Affairs elliott@gwu.edu 1 202 994 6240

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NEW EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 6:30 PM The Trinity Forum discussion on ‘God and the Multiverse’ – The Trinity Forum hosts Evening Conversation event with astronomer Deborah Haarsma on ‘God and the Multiverse’, the spiritual aspects of the latest scientific discoveries involving the origins of the universe, and research suggesting that the universe is part of an even larger ‘multiverse’

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC www.ttf.org https://twitter.com/trinityforum

Contacts: Alyssa Abraham The Trinity Forum aabraham@ttf.org 1 202 944 9881

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 7:00 AM NGAUS General Conference continues with Donald Trump – National Guard Association of the United States General Conference & Exhibition continues, with final day speakers including Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Northern Command Commander Gen. Lori Robinson, Army National Guard Deputy Director Maj. Gen. Timothy McKeithen, Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Robert Abrams, U.S. Army Europe Deputy Command General Maj. Gen. John Gronski, Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and Reserve Forces Policy Board Chairman Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro

Location: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baltimore http://www.ngaus.org/ https://twitter.com/NGAUS1878 #NGAUS2016

Contacts: John Goheen NGAUS jgoheen@ngaus.org 1 202 789 0031

Donald Trump speaks at 1:00 pm

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM Report on improving the U.S. Govt’s approach to reducing global fragility discussed at USIP – ‘U.S. Leadership and the Challenge of ‘State Fragility’: Recommendations for the Next U.S. Administration and Congress’ U.S. Institute of Peace event, with the chairs of an independent, non-partisan Fragility Study Group – formed earlier this year by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for a New American Security, USIP to improve the U.S. Govt’s approach to reducing global fragility – discussing their report, before scholars from each institution preview several of a series of policy briefs to be released in coming months on specific portions of the new approach. Speakers include Carnegie Endowment President William Burns and Senior Associate Rachel Kleinfeld, CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy and Senior Fellow Loren Schulman, and USIP President Nancy Lindborg and Senior Policy Fellow Maria Stephan

Location: USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC www.usip.org https://twitter.com/USIP #fragilestates

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

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM George Clooney and Don Cheadle at NPC for release of ‘The Sentry’ report on South Sudan – The Sentry – an investigative initiative co-founded by George Clooney and Enough Project Founding Director John Predergast – present the findings of a two-year investigation into the money in South Sudan’s ‘shadowy war economy’ and the ‘links to an array of international facilitators and enablers, which include bankers, arms dealers, and businessmen’, whose ‘violent competition over corruption opportunities has turned their country into one of world’s deadliest war zones’, via NPC news conference with Clooney, Prendergast, actor Don Cheadle, report author J.R. Mailey and members of the investigative team * The Sentry is a collaboration between the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch * Clooney and Cheadle starred together in the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ franchise

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC thesentry.org https://twitter.com/thesentry_org

Contacts: Craig Brownstein Edelman PR craig.brownstein@edelman.com 1 202 326 1799 Greg Hittelman The Sentry Director of Communications gh@enoughproject.org

livestream at: www.thesentry.org/live

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Survey released – Business Roundtable Quarterly CEO Economic Outlook Survey released, with the CEOs of approximately 210 leading U.S. companies giving their expectations for the short-term economic outlook. Teleconference briefing with Business Roundtable Chairman Doug Oberhelman and President John Engler

Location: TBD http://www.businessroundtable.org/ https://twitter.com/BizRoundtable

Contacts: Betsy Andres Business Roundtable Senior Director bandres@brt.org 1 202 872 1260

Dial-in telephone number: (800) 288-8975 Passcode: Roundtable

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Evolution of Gospel – Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation (GMHMF) 8th Annual Evolution of Gospel, hosted by Lonnie Hunter with performances from Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark-Sheard, Charles Jenkins, Canton Jones, Jonathan McReynolds and Doug Williams

Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC http://gospelmusicheritage.org/ https://twitter.com/gmhmonth

Contacts: Priscilla Clarke Clarke PR priscilla@clarkepr.com 1 202 723 2200

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UPDATED EVENT: Monday, Sep. 12 Trump International super-luxury hotel opens two years ahead of schedule in Washington, DC – Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC opens for business, almost two years ahead of schedule. The super-luxury hotel, situated in the 19th-century Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue, was originally scheduled to be completed by August 2018. It features 263 guest rooms, including 35 suites, and the column-free Presidential Ballroom, featuring its own private entrance * 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – due to speak at a conference in Baltimore today – broke ground on the hotel in Jul 2014, with Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump

Location: Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC www.trumphoteldc.com

Contacts: Trump Hotels J Public Relations Trump@jpublicrelations.com 1 212 924 3600

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Monday, Sep. 12 8:00 AM Customer Experience (CX) Washington DC Forum

Location: W Washington DC, 515 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC http://www.forrester.com/

Contacts: Forrester Research Events APAC eventsapac@forrester.com +65 6426 7019

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Monday, Sep. 12 9:00 AM ‘Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic’ CAP discussion – ‘Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic’ Center for American Progress discussion, with U.S. Navy Chief Naval Officer Admiral John Richardson providing examination of the long-term strategic trends and challenges, including the implications of emerging technologies on the U.S. presence in those regions and how the U.S. Navy is planning for an increasingly contested Arctic region

Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, Washington, DC www.americanprogress.org https://twitter.com/amprog

Contacts: Marlene Cooper Vasilic CAP outreach and special events events@americanprogress.org 1 202 741 6246

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO James Dimon speaks to Economic Club of Washington – Economic Club of Washington conversation-style event with JPMorgan Chase & Co Chairman and CEO James Dimon, on current news topics, the state of the U. S., global and regional economies, the current regulatory environment, economic and financial issues the next President will likely face, income inequity/minimum wage and cybersecurity

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, 901 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC www.economicclub.org https://twitter.com/TheEconomicClub

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

Remarks 12:30 p.m. * All Video Cameras Must Be Set Up by 12:00 p.m.

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM ‘The Revival’ with call for ‘economic justice for citizens of the DMV’ – ‘The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values’, with around 500 people expected to participate in the delivery or a ‘Moral Declaration’ to elected officials and candidates, calling on elected leaders to ‘prioritize a public policy agenda that responds to the urgent needs of vulnerable communities’

Location: Wilson Bldg., 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC http://www.moralrevival.org/ https://twitter.com/MoralRevival

Contacts: Joia Nuri In The Public Eye jjn@inthepubliceyecomm.com 1 240 603 7905

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Monday, Sep. 12 11:00 AM We the People for Sensible Gun Laws weekly rally – We the People for Sensible Gun Laws hold weekly rally outside the White House calling for legislation on gun violence prevention and safety

Location: North Side of The White House, Washington, DC

Contacts: We the People for Sensible Gun Laws Everymonday52@gmail.com

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Heritage Foundation event on property rights – ‘Protecting Property Rights in the 21st Century’ event hosted by Heritage Foundation as part of its Preserve the Constitution series, with Goldwater Institute’s Timothy and Christina Sandefur (authors of ‘Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America’) and Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Research Fellow Paul Larkin, Jr. discussing ‘the historical importance of property rights, the need to lift property out of the basement to which it has been relegated in constitutional law, and how ordinary property owners can work to stop govt abuse of property rights’

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 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. 12 12:00 PM Vote to End Hunger coalition discuss plans to bring hunger issues into the presidential campaign – Vote to End Hunger coalition, consisting of 165 anti-hunger and -poverty groups, discuss their plans to bring hunger and poverty issues into the 2016 presidential campaign via media call, and urge the moderators for the upcoming presidential debates to ask the question: ‘If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?’. Speakers include Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann, Alliance to End Hunger Exec Dir Rebecca Middleton, Health and Welfare Council of Long Island President and CEO Gwen O’Shea, and RESULTS Experts on Poverty member Maxine Thomas

Location: TBD VotetoEndHunger.org https://twitter.com/votetoendhunger

Contacts: Chris Ford Bread for the World cford@bread.org 1 202 688 1077

DIAL IN: 1-800-875-3456 * PASSCODE: FORD24856

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM CFA / Funeral Consumers Alliance report on the cost of cremation – Consumer Federation of America and the Funeral Consumers Alliance release new report on funeral services and the cost of cremation, via press tele-conference with CFA Exec Dir Stephen Brobeck and Funeral Consumers Alliance Exec Dir Josh Slocum. The study presents data on the cost of a simple cremation in 10 metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Denver, Washington, DC, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Princeton, Seattle, Southern California, and Tucson

Location: TBD www.consumerfed.org https://twitter.com/consumerfed

Contacts: Jack Gillis CFA press Jack@consumerfed.org 1 202 737 0766

Call In: 800-247-5110 and use Passcode: CFACALL

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Atlantic Council discussion on U.S.-Indian bilateral energy and climate cooperation – Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the South Asia Center hos ‘The U.S.-India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating a Clean Energy Future’, on the future of bilateral energy and climate cooperation between the two nations. Speakers include US National Security Council Senior Director for Climate Change John Morton, Brookings Institution The India Project Director Tanvi Madan, Council on Foreign Relations Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Acting Director Varun Sivaram, and White & Case LLP Partner Nandan Nelvigi

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ https://twitter.com/ACGlobalEnergy #ACEnergy

Contacts: Atlantic Council press press@atlanticcouncil.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 12:00 PM Congressional briefing on carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies – Congressional briefing on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, to provide updates on potential legislative action and highlight ‘the critical need for financial incentives for CCUS technologies in a wide array of applications’. Includes opening remarks from Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey and Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, with other speakers including North America’s Building Trades Unions President Sean McGarvey, Peabody Energy Federal Government Relations VP Ray Shepherd, Occidental Petroleum Corp. Regulatory Affairs Senior Director Al Collins, Global CCS Institute Global Lead – Carbon Capture Ron Munson, Summit Power Group VP Sasha Mackler, Third Way Clean Energy Program Policy Advisor Erin Burns, Great Plains Institute Fossil Energy VP Brad Crabtree, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions Senior VP of Policy and Business Strategy Janet Peace, and Coal Utilization Research Council Exec Dir Shannon Angielski

Location: SVC 203-02, Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, DC neori.org

Contacts: Ben Finzel Renew PR ben@renewpr.com 1 202 277 6286

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Tuesday, Sep. 13 1:00 PM National Academies hosts workshop on drug development for nervous system disorders – ‘Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders in the Absence of Predictive Animal Models of Disease: A Workshop’, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Health Sciences Policy, to build on the discussions from two previous public workshops and more deeply explore ways to motivate and accelerate drug development for nervous system disorders

Location: NAS, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC www.nas.edu/ https://twitter.com/NASciences #NeuroForum

Contacts: National Academies News Office news@nas.edu 1 202 334 2138

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Monday, Sep. 12 1:00 PM GW discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign and the media – ‘Decision Time: What are Trump and Clinton doing to politics and media?’ discussion at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, moderated by NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd, with panelists including Brilliant Corners President Cornell Belcher, American Communities Project Director Dante Chinni, CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President Sam Feist, GW Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steven Roberts, Echelon Insights Co-Founder Kristen Soltis Anderson, and the Washington Post Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan

Location: GW Media and Public Affairs Bldg., 805 21st St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm https://twitter.com/SMPAGWU #decisiontime

Contacts: Jason Shevrin GWU jshevrin@gwu.edu 1 202 994 5631

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Monday, Sep. 12 2:00 PM ‘African Politics, African Peace’ discussed at USIP – ‘African Politics, African Peace’ U.S. Institute of Peace event, with Tufts University Fletcher School Research Professor Alex de Waal and African Security Sector and Peace Operations Program Director Mulugeta Gebrehiwot discussing recommendations from their new report on how the African Union can harness its unique advantage to advance peace and security

Location: USIP, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 2:30 PM ‘Taiwan’s China Dilemma’ author speaks at Brookings – Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosts discussion with Chinese University of Hong Kong adjunct faculty member Shirley Lin – author of the new book ‘Taiwan’s China Dilemma’ – on how the growing backlash against economic liberalization has affected Taiwan’s relationship with China, with remarks from CEAP Director Richard Bush

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC http://www.brookings.edu https://twitter.com/BrookingsInst #TaiwanChina

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

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Monday, Sep. 12 3:45 PM Swearing-in ceremony for new National Library of Medicine director – Swearing-in ceremony for new NIH National Library of Medicine Director Dr Patricia Flatley Brennan, who began the role last month. Speakers include National Institutes of Health Director Dr Francis Collins * NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library

Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD Bethesda http://www.nih.gov/ https://twitter.com/NIHforHealth

Contacts: NIH News Media Branch nihnmb@mail.nih.gov 1 301 496 5787

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Monday, Sep. 12 5:30 PM ‘Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy’ Brookings Book Club event – ‘Reflections on progress: Essays on the global political economy’ Brookings Book Club event, with author Kemal Dervis sharing his ‘insights on deep economic and political transformations, from the future of globalization to the politics of inequality to the fate of the European Union and other supranational projects’ and Financial Times’ Shawn Donnan

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 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. 12 – Friday, Sep. 16 MISMO Fall Summit – MISMO Fall Summit * MISMO is the leading technology standards development body for the residential and commercial real estate finance industries and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA http://www.mismo.org/

Contacts: MISMO info@mismo.org

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 AFIRE Annual Membership Meeting – Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate Annual Membership Meeting

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC http://www.afire.org/

Contacts: AFIRE afireinfo@afire.org 1 202 312 1400

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 16 Department of Education annual back-to-school bus tour – Department of Education Seventh Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour ‘Opportunity Across America’, celebrating progress in communities and states across the nation. Tour begins in Washington, DC, before traveling to Charlottesville, VA, Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis, TN, Harvest, AL, Little Rock, AR, and Indianola, MS, and ends in Monroe, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, LA

Location: Little Rock Baton Rouge Monroe New Orleans Chattanooga Knoxville Memphis Charlottesville http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml https://twitter.com/usedgov

Contacts: Department of Education press press@ed.gov 1 202 401 1576

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference – 2016 Parenteral Drug Association/Food and Drug Administration Joint Conference: Aligning Manufacturing Goals With Patient Needs Through Successful Innovation and Compliance

Location: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th St NW, Washington, DC http://www.pda.org/default.aspx https://twitter.com/PDAOnline

Contacts: PDA info@pda.org 1 301 986 0293

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Monday, Sep. 12 – Wednesday, Sep. 14 United Fresh Washington Conference

Location: Hyatt Regency Washington, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC www.unitedfresh.org https://twitter.com/UnitedFresh

Contacts: United Fresh Produce Association united@unitedfresh.org 1 202 303 3400

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Monday, Sep. 12 OAS MESICIC analyzes reports on Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico – Organization of American States Committee of Experts of the Mechanism Against Corruption (MESICIC) 27th meeting, analyzing – based on the Inter-American Convention against Corruption – systems for govt hiring, training, and remuneration systems, procurement process for goods and services, protection of whistleblowers, and categorization of such acts in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, and Mexico. Also, participants consider the responsibility of the private sector in preventing and combating corruption, with a view to adopting guidelines on principles or rules that could be considered to be incorporated in laws or regulatory frameworks of the Member States

Location: OAS, 1889 F St NW, Washington, DC http://www.oas.org https://twitter.com/OAS_official

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

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