Upcoming transparency events/2008 December

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December 2008

Mon, Dec 1

Public Diplomacy 2.0
Presented by the New America Foundation Featured Speaker: The Hon. James K. Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Moderator: Steve Clemons, Director, American Strategy Program New America Foundation; Publisher, TheWashingtonNote.com
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. @ 1630 Connecticut Ave, NW, 7th Floor


"What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect: Media Relations"
Presented by the Brookings Institution and George Washington University
Featuring Don Baer, former assistant to President Bill Clinton and director of strategic planning and communications; Scott McClellen, former White House press secretary to President George W. Bush; Ron Nessen, former White House press secretary to President Gerald Ford; Jody Powell, former White House press secretary to President Jimmy Carter
Moderator: Stephen Hess, GW distinguished research professor of media and public affairs and senior fellow emeritus in governance studies at the Brookings Institution.
4 p.m to 6 p.m. @ 805 21st St., NW, Jack Morton Auditorium



Tues, Dec 2

The New Washington: The Nation's Capitol in the New Economic and Political Environment
Presented by Patton Boggs, LLP; Deloitte; and Qorvis Communications, LLP
Featuring David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director The Carlyle Group; Gov. Tom Ridge, President & CEO, Ridge Global LLC; Joseph Robert, Jr., Chairman & CEO, J.E. Robert Companies; and 11 other panelists, available at the event's website
7:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. @ National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW


A National Broadband Strategy Call to Action
10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. @ Senate Commerce Committee Hearing Room, 253 Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave, NE, and Delaware Ave, NE


"The Audacity of Campaign Promises: The Obama Agenda Meets Fiscal Reality"
Presented by the Urban Institute
Featuring Len Burman, director, Tax Policy Center and senior fellow, Urban Institute; Rudolph Penner, senior fellow, Urban Institute and former director, Congressional Budget Office; Robert Reischauer, president, Urban Institute and former director, Congressional Budget Office
Moderated by Howard Gleckman, editor, TaxVox, the Tax Policy Center’s fiscal policy blog
11:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. @ 2100 M St., NW, Urban Institute


"Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption"
Presented by the Johns Hopkins University Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Featuring Robin Pande, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University's John Kennedy School of Government
4:30 p.m. @ 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Rm 714, SAIS


"Ethics and the Future of Democratic Media" (Reception / Discussion)
Presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association
Featuring Stephen Ward, University of Wisconsin, Madison James Burgess Professor of Journalism Ethics.
6:30 p.m. @ 14th and F Sts., NW, National Press Club



Fri, Dec 5

Memo to the President: Tax Reform’s Challenges and Opportunities
Presented by the Brookings Institution, as part of their Presidential Transition series
Panelists and topics covered available on the event's website
8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Falk Auditorium


"White House Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations: What Should the New Administration Do?"
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Featuring William A. Galston, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Melissa Rogers, Director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Wake Forest University Divinity School; Stanley Carlson-Thies, Center for Public Justice and The Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance; and David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
9:30 a.m. @ 529 14th Street, NW, National Press Club
Note: The location shown on Congress Daily / National Journal website is incorrect



Mon, Dec 8

In Search of a Progressive America
Presented by the Center for American Progress
Featuring Michael Kazin, editor, In Search of Progressive America; Ezra Klein, Associate Editor, The American Prospect; contributor, In Search of Progressive America; Karen Kornbluh, former policy director for U.S. Senator Barack Obama; contributor, In Search of Progressive America
Moderated by John Halpin, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. @ 1333 H Street, NW; 10th Floor


"Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency"
Presented by the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Technology and Public Policy Program
Featuring Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Scott Charney, Microsoft's corporate vice president for trustworthy computing; Commission's Director James Lewis; and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry Raduege, chairman of the Center for Network Innovation at Deloitte and Touche LLP
3 p.m. @ 311 Cannon House Office Building
No website available


YouTube, Election and the White House: How Barack Obama Used Technology to Win the White House and Create the First Web 2.0 Presidency
Presented by the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Featuring Joe Rospars, New Media Director, Barack Obama campaign; Founding Partner, Blue State Digital, powering change.gov; Tom Rosenstiel, Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Pew Research Center; Jose Antonio Vargas, New Media and Political Reporter, The Washington Post; Steve Grove, News and Political Director, YouTube; and Mindy Finn, GOP New Media guru and Co-founder, RebuildtheParty.com Moderated by Carin Dessauer, School of Media and Public Affairs Professor of Changing Media Landscape, GW; Senior Fellow, iFOCUS; former CNN and CNN.com executive
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ 805 21st Street, NW, Jack Morton Auditorium


"Communications Policy: Issues and Opportunities Facing the Next Administration"
Presented by Georgetown University
Featuring Deborah Taylor Tate, Federal Communications Commissioner
5 p.m. @ 37th and O Sts., NW; Wagner Alumni House, Georgetown University



Tues, Dec 9

The First 100 Days
Presented by the National Journal
Featuring Ronald Brownstein, Political Director of the Atlantic Media Company
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. @ 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE; Columbus Club at Union Station


"Discussion and release of a set of transition documents aimed at helping the Obama administration craft a policy agenda across a broad range of areas, including: security, free speech, consumer privacy, health information privacy, copyright, and Internet-related issues"
Presented by the the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
Note: Call in: 800-377-8846; Participant Code: 30 32 64 06#
10 a.m. @ 1634 I St, NW; Center for Democracy and Technology


Obama and the Future of the Supreme Court
Presented by People for the American Way
Featuring Kathryn Kolbert, president of the People for the American Way Foundation; Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor of Slate.com; Julius Chambers, Civil Rights Advocate and Founder of Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham and Sumter PA; John Payton, President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Jamin Raskin, Director of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at the American University
2:30 p.m. @ 14th and F Sts., NW; National Press Club, Zenger Room



Wed, Dec 10

The Financial Services Committee hearing entitled Oversight Concerns Regarding Treasury Department Conduct of the Troubled Assets Relief Program
Witnesses: TBA
10 a.m. @ 2128 Rayburn House Office Building


International News Coverage in a New Media World: The Decline of the Foreign Correspondent and the Rise of Online Citizen Journalists
Presented by the George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs and the Broadcasting Board of Governors
Featuring Sherry Ricchiardi, senior writer at the American Journalism Review and professor at the Indiana University School of Journalism; Patrick Meier, research fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Steve Roberts, J.B. and Maurice Shapiro professor of media and public affairs at GWU; Loren Jenkins, foreign editor of National Public Radio; Bob Dietz, Asia program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists; and Jeffrey Hirschberg of the Broadcasting Board of Governors
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. @ GWU Elliott School, 805 21st St., NW, Jack Morton Auditorium


Just Give Us the Data! Prospects for Putting Government Information to Revolutionary New Uses
Presented by the Cato Institute
Featuring Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University; Gary D. Bass, Founder and Executive Director, OMB Watch; Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and Peter Swire, C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State University, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Noon @ 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; The Cato Institute


Capitol Hill Campus: Regulation in the 21st Century
Presented by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Featuring Richard Williams, Managing Director, Regulatory Studies Program and Government Accountability Project, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Gary Marchant, Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, Arizona State University; and Scott Farrow, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Noon to 1:30 p.m. @ B-369 Rayburn House Office Building


Regulation and Oversight: Advice for the New Administration
Presented by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Featuring Cary Coglianese, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Susan Dudley, Office of Management and Budget; John Graham, Indiana University; Sally Katzen, George Mason University School of Law; Richard Morgenstern, Resources for the Future
Moderated by Robert W. Hahn, AEI Reg-Markets Center
2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.; Twelfth Floor


Emerging Trends in Science and Technology Diplomacy: Innovation, Competitiveness, and Intellectual Security in a Globalizing World.
Presented by the George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs' Center for International Science and Technology Policy
Featuring Andrew W. Reynolds, Deputy S&T Adviser to the Secretary of State
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. @ GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St., NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602



Thurs, Dec 11

Partnering for American Competitiveness
A workshop on government-university-industry research partnerships for innovation and workforce development
Presented by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
List of participants is available on the website
8 a.m. Webcast (as the live event is by invitation only)


Broadband Network Management
Presented by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Featuring David Sohn, senior policy counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology; Rob Atkinson, president of ITIF; and George Ou, senior analyst at ITIF
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. @ 1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Room 2


Defending Cyberspace: Protecting Individuals, Government Agencies And Private Companies Against Persistent and Evolving Threats
Presented by the Park City Center for Public Policy
Featuring Former Gov. John Engler, R-Mich., president of the National Assn. of Manufacturers; Jim Souby, president and CEO of the Park City Center for Public Policy; Gary Glickman, president of Imadgen; and Tom Stanton of Johns Hopkins University
9:30 a.m. @ National Press Club, 14th and F Sts., NW


Approaching Midnight: Oversight of the Bush Administration's Last-Minute Rulemaking
The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Witnesses include Robert Kennedy Jr., chairman of the Waterkeeper Alliance; Jamie Rappaport Clark, executive vice president of Defenders of Wildlife; John Walke, clean air director for the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Jeffrey Holmstead, partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
10 a.m. @ 210 Cannon House Office Building


Memo to the President: Redefine America's Global Development Cooperation
Recommendations on how to modernize U.S. aid efforts and address the global development challenges of the 21st century effectively and with accountability
George Ingram, vice president of the Academy for Educational Development and board member at the Center for U.S. Global Engagement; Colin Bradford, nonresident senior fellow of global economy and development at the Brookings Institution; Brian Atwood, dean of the Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota; Andrew Natsios, distinguished professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; and Peter Macpherson, president of the National Assn. of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ 775 Massachusetts Ave., NW; Falk Auditorium


Modern Program Evaluation: A Catalyst for Successful Government Programs
Presented by the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA)
Featuring Tony Diecidue and Shelley Rappaport, Project Performance Corporation
Noon to 1 p.m. @ 2nd and D Sts., SW; Rm. 483, Ford House Office Bldg, Congressional Budget Office


Public Policy Institute & Telecommunications Project Annual Symposium 2008 - "Keeping Pace With Technological Change”
Presented by Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Media & Telecommunications Symposium
November 11-12 @ 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University


Off-topic, but fun: Calvin Trillin on his new book, "Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Race in Rhyme"
7 p.m. @ Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Avenue NW


An American Conversation with Daniel Shorr
Presented by the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Featuring Daniel Schorr, senior news analyst for National Public Radio; and Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States
7 p.m. @ The William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, N.W.



Fri, Dec 12

On Message: Voter Persuasion in the 2008 Election
Presented by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center and FactCheck.org
Featuring Rich Beeson, political director of the Republican National Committee; Lawrence Scanlon Jr., director of the Political Action Department at the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Ricky Feller, associate director of the Political Action Department at AFSCME; Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund; Rodger Schlickeisen, CEO of the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund; Colin Hanna, president of Let Freedom Ring; Scott Wheeler, executive director of the National Republican Trust Political Action Committee; Chris LaCivita, co-founder of the American Issues Project; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center; and Brooks Jackson, director of FactCheck.org
8:30 a.m to 1 p.m. @ The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW


Tech Agenda 2009: Creating New Opportunities for Open & Participatory Government
Presented by Google DC
Panelists include Jeff Eller, President & CEO, Public Strategies and former White House Director of Media Affairs; Mindy Finn, Partner, Engage and former eStrategy Director, Mitt Romney for President; Cyrus Krohn, eCampaign Director, Republican National Committee; Sam Graham-Felsen, New Media Team, Obama for America; Chris Barkley, Office of the Hon. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma); Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive; Karina Newton, Director of New Media, Office of the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House; and John Wonderlich, highly esteemed Program Director, Sunlight Foundation
Moderators include Steve Grove, News & Political Director, YouTube; and Andrew McLaughlin, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google
10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. @ 1101 New York Avenue, NW, 2nd Floor (Entrance on Eye Street)


A New Coalition and A New Map
Presented by NDN
Featuring Morley Winograd, co-author of "Millenial Makeover: Myspace, YouTube, & the Future of American Politics; Andres Ramirez, vice president of NDN's Hispanic Programs; and Simon Rosenberg, NDN President and Founder
Noon @ NDN, 729 15th St., NW, First Floor



Fri, Dec 12

Webcast: State Efforts to Expand Broadband Access
Presented by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Alliance for Public Technology (APT)
Featuring Karen Jackson, Director, Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance, Commonwealth of Virginia; and Michael Ramage, Executive Director, Connected Tennessee
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. @ website above



Tues, Dec 16

Meeting of the Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure
10 a.m., Dec. 16, and Noon, Dec. 17 @ National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, Va.


Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Open Meeting
Also: Coverage of the event by Free Press
10 a.m. @ 445 12th Street, S.W, Room TW-C305


Preview of the 111th Congress
Presented by the Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC)
Featuring James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
11 a.m. @ WFPC, National Press Building, 14th and F St., NW, Suite 800


Transitioning to High Definition for Government Video Applications
Presented by Sony and GovernmentExecutive.com
Moderated by Steven Vito, President and Group Publisher, Government Executive
2:00 p.m. Webinar



Wed, Dec 17

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Open Meeting
Agenda
10 a.m. @ 100 F St., NE, Auditorium, Room L-002.


The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Featuring Donald F. Kettl, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Elaine Kamarck, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and Jonathan Breul, Executive Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government
Moderated by William A. Galston, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. @ 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW



Thurs, Dec 18

Open Meeting of the Federal Election Commission
10 a.m. @ 999 E Street, NW, 9th Floor


Facing the Media: The View from the White House Press Room Podium
Presented by the Brookings Institution
Featuring White House Press Secretary Dana Perino; Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution Darrell West; Public Strategies Washington Inc. Partner and former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry; and Brookings Institution Journalist in Residence and former White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen
Moderated by Stephen Hess, Senior Fellow Emeritus of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. @ 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


Internet Advocacy Roundtable Measuring and Impacting the Online Debate
Presented by the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Featuring Marty Kearns, Executive Director, Green Media Toolshed and Founder/President Netcentric Campaigns; and John Kelly, Founder and Lead Scientist, Morningside Analytics
Moderated by Alan Rosenblatt, Associate Director for Online Advocacy
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. @ 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor



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