Jan. 20 - 25. 2014 NSA/MCSA WINTER CONFERENCE. — The National Sheriffs Association and the Major County Sheriffs' Association host the 2014 NSA/MCSA Winter Conference. http://www.sheriffs.org/content/2014-winter-conference-


MCSA Town Hall Meeting - NSA attendees are invited to attend.

Location: J. W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Contacts: 800-424-7827 (www.sheriffs.org)

Notes: MCSA (Major County Sheriffs' Association) meetings and functions will be held on Jan. 20-22, prior to the official start of the NSA Winter Conference.


Jan. 21 - Feb. 2. WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW — Annual auto show and related events, including Public Policy Preview Days which offer registered members of the media access to industry executives, legislators, administration officials and automotive technology innovators plus a sneak peek at the latest models and technology advancements. Show opens to the public on Jan. 23.


9 a.m. Keynote by Mark Fields, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. (Contact Ashley.Duncan@directimpact.com)

9:30 a.m. Toyota's first hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will make its East Coast debut at the Auto Show. Nihar Patel, Vice President, North American Business Strategy, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., will discuss the technology and market distribution for the vehicle at a press conference, where it will be on display. CONTACT: Tucker Warren; twarren@hamiltonps.com; 202-276-4163.

1:40 p.m. Remarks by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

Location: Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW (unless otherwise noted).

Contacts: Barbara Pomerance (bp@pomeranceassociates.com), 800-697-7574

On the Net: http://www.washingtonautoshow.com

Notes: Media must register by Friday, Jan. 17. Online registration at: http://www.washingtonautoshow.com/media.


Jan. 22 - 24. REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE — Annual winter meeting. The theme for the week is "Building To Victory."

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 9th St. NW.

Notes: RSVP to Jillian Rogers at jrogers@rnchq.org or 954-829-5988


Jan. 22 - 24. SAE 2014 GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY MEETING — 2014 Theme: "Continuing Collaboration for the Protection of Road Users and the Environment." http://www.sae.org/events/gim/

Location: Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW.

Contacts: n/a, 202-463-7318


Jan. 22 - 24. U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS — The 82nd Winter Meeting. More than 280 of the nation's mayors will convene to meet with congressional leaders and administration officials and to urge Congress "to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to spur job creation and economic growth in America's cities and metropolitan areas." http://www.usmayors.org/


11:45 a.m. Opening press conference, 2nd Floor Foyer outside the Presidential Ballroom.

12:30 p.m. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will deliver keynote remarks at the opening plenary luncheon. Media must RSVP to the Office of Public Affairs at publicaffairs@doc.gov.

3:30 p.m. Gangs - Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Karol V. Mason will participate in a panel discussion on gangs in mid-size American cities at the Mayors and Police Chiefs Task Force meeting during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 82nd Winter Meeting. NOTE: Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Elena Temple-Webb at 202-861-6719 or etemple@usmayors.org

3:30 p.m. Education Secretary Arne Duncan participates in a working meeting of the Education Reform Task Force, discussing a cradle-to-career education agenda, including increasing access to high-quality early learning opportunities and ensuring that all students have access to, and complete, postsecondary pathways.

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K Streets NW.

Contacts: Elena Temple, etemple@usmayors.org, 202-286-1100

Karen Hinton, Karen@hintoncommunications.com, 703-798-3109

Lina Garcia, lgarcia@usmayors.org, 202-341-6113

Jan. 22 - 25. AAC&U ANNUAL MEETING — "Quality, E-Quality, and Opportunity: How Educational Innovations Will Make — or Break — America's Global Future." http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/AM14/

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW.

Contacts: AAC&U meetings@aacu.org, 202-387-3760

8:30 a.m. FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL - PROLIFECON — Family Research Council (FRC) will host its 9th annual ProLifeCon on the day of the 41st March for Life, marking the 41st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Confirmed speakers include: U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.); U.S. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.); Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council; Sen. Rick Santorum, Founder, Patriot Voices. http://frc.org/prolifecon

Location: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G Street, NW.

Contacts: J.P. Duffy, 866-372-6397

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. CSIS- U.S.-AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE — U.S.-Australia: The Alliance in an Emerging Asia. http://csis.org/event/us-australia-alliance-emerging-asia

Location: Second Floor Conference Facility, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Contacts: RSVP PacificPartners@csis.org

Jan. 22 - 23. 9 a.m. AAAS - CBRN HAZARDS — The use of science and technology to prevent or respond to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) disasters will be the focus of a workshop at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The workshop will provide U.S. and South Korean perspectives on CBRN disasters and is co-hosted by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, an independent think tank in South Korea.

Location: AAAS Auditorium, 12th and H Sts. NW.

Contacts: Earl Lane, elane@aaas.org, 202-326-6431

Notes: RSVP is available at: http://www.aaas.org/page/cstsp_event_asan.



MASS AND RALLY FOR END TO ABORTION — The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington hosts its annual Rally and Mass to Pray for End to Legalized Abortion.


7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Youth rally and concert.

9 a.m. Rosary.

9 a.m. Adult and Family Rally, Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, featuring Chad Judice, author of Waiting for Eli.

9:30 a.m. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, celebrates Mass at the Verizon Center, joined by cardinals, bishops and hundreds of priests from around the United States. Father Michael Paris of St. Patrick parish in Rockville, Md., will deliver the homily.

9:30 a.m. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, celebrates Mass at the D.C. Armory. Homily by Father Adam Park, pastor at Epiphany parish in Washington.

10 a.m. Adult and Family Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, celebrated by Bishop Francisco Gonzalez, S.F., auxiliary bishop of Washington.

12 p.m. Many of the bishops, priests and young people will join the National March for Life on the National Mall.

Location: Verizon Center and D.C. Armory.

Contacts: Sheridan Watson or Chieko Noguchi (communications@adw.org), 301-853-4516

NIHS - MINICARS - CRASH TEST RESULTS — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will release crash test results for 11 minicars. This will be the first time minicars have undergone a more challenging small overlap front crash test implemented by the Institute in 2012.

Contacts: Russ Rader (703) 247-1530

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. AFA AIR FORCE BREAKFAST - JAMES — AFA Air Force Breakfast Program with Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force. http://www.afa.org/AFA/EVENTS/AFAAFBreakfastProgram

Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204.

Contacts: Mary Ellen Dobrowolski Mdobrowolski@afa.org

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR THE PRE-BORN — The 20th annual National Memorial for the Pre-Born will take place. The ecumenical event, organized annually by the National Pro-Life Religious Council, is free and open to the public.

Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW.

Contacts: Leslie Palma-Simoncek leslie@priestsforlife.org, 347-286-7277


9 a.m. PENTAGON WORKERS STRIKE — Federally contracted workers serving food and cleaning the facilities at the Pentagon will walk off their jobs while calling on President Obama to immediately sign an executive order ensuring companies doing business with the federal government pay a "living wage" and give workers a voice on the job. There will be a rally and press conference.

Location: March from Pentagon Metro Entrance to press conference at corner of S. Fern St. and S. Rotary Rd, Arlington, VA.

Contacts: Laura Brandon, laura.brandon@berlinrosen.com, 202-641-8477

Olamide Noah, olamide.noah@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-8688

9 a.m. STEM FORUM — U.S. News & World Report and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) will jointly present "STEM Saves Lives," a half-day forum about building a 21st century workforce educated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to maintain global competitiveness in biomedical research and deliver medical advances to patients. Keynote remarks by Dr. Mae Jemison, former NASA astronaut and national advocate for Bayer's Making Science Make Sense program.

Location: National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th Street NW.

Notes: For more information, please visit http://www.phrma.org/stem-saves-lives.To register, please email phrma@usnewsstemsolutions.com.



9 a.m. - 10 a.m. GALLUP - RUSSIA - MEDIA TRENDS — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup host research briefing on media use in Russia. Speakers: Chris Stewart, Partner, Gallup; Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; Neli Esipova, Director of Research, Global Migration and Regional Director, Gallup; Paul Tibbitts, Director, Market Insight and Evaluation, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Scott Michael, Research Analyst, International Broadcasting Bureau. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/contemporary-media-use-in-russia-tickets-10070447981

Location: Gallup World Headquarters,The Gallup Building, 901 F Street, NW.

Contacts: Register at: bbggalluprussia.eventbrite.com

Notes: Postponed until Feb. 6 at 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. GW - BATTLEGROUND POLL — The George Washington University will release its latest Battleground Poll at an on-campus media breakfast. The bipartisan survey, conducted by Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group, collected and analyzed Americans feelings about the upcoming State of the Union address, the state of the economy, the importance of income inequality and the political climate in Washington, among other topics. Speakers: Chris Arterton, founding dean of GWs Graduate School of Political Management; Ed Goeas, president/CEO of The Tarrance Group; Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners. Interview opportunities will be available following the breakfast. Media should RSVP online or by contacting John Brandt at johnbrandt@gwu.edu or 202-994-3199.

Location: The George Washington University, Marvin Center, Room 403, 800 21st St, NW.



9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CSIS - CHINA LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEBT — China Reality Check Series: China's Local Government Debt. Speakers: Nicholas R. Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Derek M. Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. Moderator: Christopher K. Johnson. http://csis.org/events/upcoming?page=1

Location: First Floor Conference Room, CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. INTELLIGENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS REPORT — The report and recommendations from the president's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies will be discussed by a member of the Review Group as well as legal, journalism and technology experts at an event hosted by the Medill National Security Journalism Institute and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW.

Contacts: Ellen Shearer, shearer@northwestern.edu, 202-661-0102

Notes: POSTPONED UNTIL THE 24th - To RSVP online go to http://www.evite.com/l/Zjx643Xa8E.

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. AAI - NEW AMERICA - 20 YEARS AFTER OSLO — Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, Zogby Research Services (ZRS) will release its latest public opinion poll on Israeli and Palestinian attitudes toward the Mideast peace process. Presenter: James Zogby, President, Arab American Institute and Zogby Research Services. Panelists: Khaled Elgindy, Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Lara Friedman, Director, Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now. Moderator: Leila Hilal, Director, Middle East Task Force, New American Foundation.

Location: New America Foundation, 1899 L Street NW Suite 400.

Notes: RSVP to http://middleeast.newamerica.net/events/2014/peace_for_israel_and_palestine

10 a.m. DOJ REPORT - PRISON SEXUAL ASSAULT — Department of Justice To Release Reports On Sexual Victimization Reported By Adult Correctional Authorities, 2009-11, And Survey Of Sexual Violence In Adult Correctional Facilities, 2009-11 - Statistical Tables. EMBARGOED until 10:00 A.M. EST, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014. To access the embargoed news release and the full report now available on the BJS website, send an email to bjspress@usdoj.gov. You must type PREA in the subject line to receive a user ID and password. Following publication the report and press release can be found at http://www.bjs.gov/.

Contacts: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. RAND CORP. - IRAN NUCLEAR — Congressional Briefing, "Making Sense of Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: A Good Deal or a Bad Deal?"

Location: 2168 Rayburn.

Contacts: Kurt Card, Kurt_Card@rand.org, 703-413-1100 ext 5259

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ASALH - BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON — The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will convene its 88th Annual Black History Month Luncheon.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW.

Contacts: Karen May Exhibits@asalh.net ((202) 238-5910)

10:30 a.m. SAIS - BOSNIA, HERZEGOVINA — "Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina with Philippe Leroux-Martin, non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government, and author of Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Location: Room 736, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW.

Contacts: Francesca Di Marco SAIS (fdimarco@jhu.edu)

11 a.m. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE - MAZUR — Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur delivers remarks at a Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, "Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies. Media must RSVP to Aquila Coulthurst at acoulthurst@nas.edu. For additional information, please visit http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingId=6955.

Location: Keck Center, 500 5th Street, NW.

11 a.m. TAR SANDS PIPELINE — Landowners along the route of TransCanada's Gulf Coast tar sands pipeline (aka the Keystone XL Southern Segment) will host a press call to discuss the start-up of the pipeline, their "disappointment" in the President's decision to fast-track the construction and their ongoing efforts to monitor the line for spills and defects. Hosted by Bold Nebraska and Public Citizen. With Julia Trigg Crawford, Texas landowner along pipeline route; Kathy DaSilva, Texas advocate; Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska Executive Director; Anthony Swift, Natural Resources Defense Council International Program Attorney; Tom Smith, Texas Public Citizen Director.

Contacts: Nancy Nusser, 410-934-9588

Notes: Dial: 866-952-1908, Passcode: PIPELINE

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. INTERNET DATA PRIVACY COLLOQUIUM — The Internet Data Privacy Colloquium 2014 will be held - Lights in the Dark Woods of Surveillance.

Location: Microsoft Innovation Center, 901 K Street NW.

Contacts: dialog.div@prodigy.net (703-631-0650)

1 p.m. HIGHWAY SAFETY REPORT CARD — Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety releases its 11th annual report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance in adopting 15 basic highway safety laws on adult and child-occupant protection, impaired and distracted driving, and teen driving.

Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW.

Contacts: Beth Weaver (beth_weaver@verizon.net), 301-814-4088

Notes: NEW TIME - Live webcast of the news conference at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/highwaysafetylaws



12 p.m. 1784 ABEL BUELL MAP OF THE U.S. — Discussion with Edward Redmond of the Geography and Map Division and Kimberli Curry of the Interpretive Programs Office will talk about "The Buell Map and the Life of Abel Buell. A new exhibition at the Library of Congress, "Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buells Map of the United States, 1784, showcases the first map of the newly independent United States that was compiled, printed and published in America by an American. Tthe Abel Buell map also was the first map to be copyrighted in the United States. Seven copies of the map are known to exist, and this copy is considered the best preserved.

Location: "Mapping a New Nation is located in the Great Hall North Gallery on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E.

Contacts: Donna Urschel durschel@loc.gov ((202) 707-1639)

On the Net: www.loc.gov/exhibits/mapping-a-new-nation

12 p.m. PETERSON INSTITUTE - GERMAN COMPETITIVENESS - HIGH WAGES — The Peterson Institute, in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the German Embassy and the AFL-CIO, will host Michael Sommer, the head of the German Trade Union Federation (DGB) and of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), for a luncheon speech and discussion on "The German Case of Competitiveness with High Wages".

Location: Bergsten Conference Center, Peterson Institute, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Contacts: Yvonne Priestley (meetings@piie.com)


12 p.m. - 1 p.m. MARCH FOR LIFE RALLY — Marking the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Speakers include House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). http://marchforlife.org/march-with-us/details

Location: National Mall.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. STATE OF FAILURE — The Republican Jewish Coalition and the Jewish Policy Center host discussion on: The State of Failure: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas and the unmaking of the Palestinian State with author Dr. Jonathan Schanzer.

Location: 50 F Street NW, Lower Level Conference Room.

Contacts: 202-638-2411 (RSVP@Jewishpolicycenter.org)

12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE - EGYPT — "The Role of Entrepreneurship in Building a Better Egypt." http://www.mei.edu/events/entrepreneurship-egypt-opportunities-and-challenges-development

Location: Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

12:15 p.m. AUTO SHOW - GM DONATION - CHEVROLET — The General Motors Foundation will present a significant donation to the Smithsonian to fund the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Speakers: Lonnie G. Bunch, NMAAHC Founding Director, Vivian Pickard, president, GM Foundation.

Location: Washington Auto Show - Chevrolet Stand, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place.

Contacts: Abigail Benson bensona@si.edu (202-633-9495)

James Gordon gordonj@si.edu (202-633-0095)

Maria Mainville, GM Foundation maria.mainville@gm.com (313-573-7794)

On the Net: www.gm.com/gmfoundation



12:30 p.m. MARCH FOR LIFE COUNTER-PROTEST — Activists from the movement to End Pornography & Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org) plan to mark the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade by calling for "Abortion on Demand & Without Apology" and staging a counter-protest at the anti-abortion marches in Washington DC.

Location: Outside the U.S. Supreme Court Building.

Contacts: Rain P., 718-708-1891

12:30 p.m. NASA - EARTH SCIENCE 2014 PREVIEW — NASA will host a media teleconferenc to outline the agency's Earth science activities planned for 2014, which include five mission launches. Speakers: Michael Freilich, director, Earth Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington; Julie Robinson, International Space Station chief scientist, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston. http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/january/media-briefing-to-preview-big-year-ahead-for-nasa-earth-science/

12:30 p.m. NPC - NFL PLAYERS — DeMaurice Smith, in his short tenure as head of the NFL Players Association has dealt with a number of contentious issues — including the most recent collective bargaining agreement and players concerns over concussion related injuries. Smith will address those issues when he speaks at the National Press Club. (This is a ticketed event.)

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW.

Contacts: reservations@press.org, 202-662-7501



12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. WORLD BANK - HYDROFRACKING — Book launch, "Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know." With author Alex Prud'homme.

Location: Auditorium J1-050, World Bank Building, 701 18th St. NW.

Notes: RSVP to infoshopevents@worldbank.org

1 p.m. HIGHWAY SAFETY REPORT CARD — Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety releases its 11th annual report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance in adopting 15 basic highway safety laws on adult and child-occupant protection, impaired and distracted driving, and teen driving.

Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW.

Contacts: Beth Weaver (beth_weaver@verizon.net), 301-814-4088

Notes: NEW TIME - Live webcast of the news conference at http://www.visualwebcaster.com/highwaysafetylaws


1 p.m. NHTSA - CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY — National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Acting Administrator David Friedman will make "an important announcement" concerning child passenger safety during his address at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting.

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 150 AB.

Contacts: Nathan Naylor, Public.Affairs@dot.gov, 202-366-9550

Notes: Press conference call for media unable to attend event at 4:30 p.m. — to receive call-in information for the media-only conference call, please RSVP to NHTSA Public Affairs at public.affairs@dot.gov.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. DR. JILL BIDEN - CAREGIVERS — The Center for American Progress hosts Dr. Jill Biden for a discussion on the Challenges Facing Caregivers and the Policy Solutions. Speakers: Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress Opening remarks: Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States. Then: Dr. Barbara Bedney, The Jewish Federations of North America; Henry Claypool, American Association of People with Disabilities; Faith Culbreath, Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. Dr. Henry Pacheco, National Hispanic Council on Aging, or NHCOA. Moderator: Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress. Contact: Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6277.

Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor.

On the Net: http://www.americanprogress.org/

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. ATFP BRIEFING - SYRIA - PALESTINIAN REFUGEES — The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) will be hosting a briefing on Palestinian Refugees in Syria and the crisis at Yarmouk. Panelists will include: Richard Wright, the Director of the UNRWA New York Representative Office; Andrew J. Tabler, Senior Fellow at the The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish. http://www.americantaskforce.org/civicrm/event/info?id=17&reset=1

Location: The National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

Contacts: info@atfp.net 202-887-0177

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CSIS - DEVELOPMENT — Chevron Forum on Development: "Bilateral Donor Engagement in the Shifting Development Landscape." Featuring Jennifer Adams, Director, Office of Donor Engagement, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID; Keiichiro Nakazawa, Chief Representative, JICA U.S.A. Office; Andrew Preston, Development Counsellor, Foreign Policy and Security Group, British Embassy.

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

Contacts: Christina Perkins, 202-775-3236

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TRUMAN NATIONAL SECURITY PROJECT - TURKEY — Rumi Forum and Truman National Security Project Present "Turkey 2014: Challenges and Prospects Ahead. Panel with Ihsan Dagi, Joshua Walker and Alp Aslandogan. Moderated by Caitlin Howarth. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JzrS7KikFC1qsZOazIb662A7C7oBhdaagjQ_nxEjYmU/viewform

Location: Truman National Security Project, 1250, Street NW, Suite 500.

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. CARNEGIE - CHINA — "Managing China's Rise." This event will launch "Balancing Without Containment: An American Strategy for Managing China," a new report by Carnegie's Ashley J. Tellis that explains how the United States can bolster its position at home and abroad "to ensure its continued prosperity and global leadership."

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

Contacts: Molly Pallman, mpallman@ceip.org, 202-939-2292

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CSIS - ARCTIC — "Understanding the 21st Century Arctic: A Global Conversation." Featuring Dr. Brendan Kelly, Assistant Director for Polar Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President; Rear Admiral Jonathan W. White, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Director of Task Force Climate Change; Dr. Martin Jeffries, Program Officer & Arctic Science Advisor, Office of Naval Research, United States Arctic Research Commission. http://csis.org/event/global-implications-rapidly-changing-arctic

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW.

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NED - BANGLADESH DEMOCRACY — The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy presents "Strengthening Democratic Practices in Bangladesh: Empowering Workers in Export Processing Zones." http://www.ned.org/events/strengthening-democratic-practices-in-bangladesh-empowering-workers-in-export-processing-zone

Location: 1025 F Street, NW, Suite 800.

Contacts: n/a, 202-378-9675

Notes: RSVP (acceptances only) with name and affiliation by Friday, January 17 at http://bangladeshepzs.eventbrite.com.



6 p.m. CATO - THE BABY BOOM — Featuring the author P. J. ORourke, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

On the Net: http://www.cato.org


6:30 p.m. JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER - ARI SHAVIT — Ari Shavit, author of "My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel," will be speaking as part of the DCJCC's Embracing Democracy series. http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=143021

Location: Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec Street, NW.

Contacts: Samantha Friedman, Samantha@WestEndStrategy.com, 202-776-7700

Notes: Rescheduled from Jan. 21.

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL - CHINA — Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations, authors of "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World," will discuss China's resource demand with a Council audience. https://www.worldaffairsdc.org/EventDetails.aspx?enc=FKNQGcAvf/rqV+EibVZOJWfIBTECbYMgMYk6CINkx24

Location: Multi-purpose Room, UCDC, 1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Contacts: n/a, 202-293-1051


9 p.m. PDA - IRAN — Conference Call: "Protecting Diplomacy with Iran and Preventing Congressional Sabotage!" With Jamal Abdi, Policy Director, for National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Jacki Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation. Call co-sponsored by Progessive Democrats of America. Dial-in Number 1-605-475-6333 Access Code: 50222039 Co-Convener, United for Peace and Justice

Notes: If you plan to be on the call, please send a message: rustiandgael@unitedforpeace.org