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Associated Press Daybook-Thursday-General for Thursday, Nov. 07.

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 7:15 AM WACA 2019 National Conference continues – World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) 2019 National Conference continues, with day two speakers including former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, World Food Program USA President and CEO Phil Karsting, Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett, former TIME Editor Richard Stengel, and Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett

Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org, https://twitter.com/WACAmerica

Contacts: WACA, waca@worldaffairscouncils.org, 1 202 833 4557

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Thursday, Nov. 07 7:30 AM ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Cir, NW Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.acfe.com/, https://twitter.com/TheACFE

Contacts: Valerie Ruiz, ACFE, Events@acfe.com

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Thursday, Nov. 07 8:00 AM SEIA ‘Solar Goes Corporate’ event – Solar Energy Industries Association ‘Solar Goes Corporate’ event, with a keynote session featuring SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper, Employers for Renewable Energy Executive Director Joe Rinzell, and Swinerton Renewable Energy President and General Manager George Hershman

Location: Eaton DC, 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.seia.org/, https://twitter.com/SEIA

Contacts: SEIA, info@SEIA.org, 1 202 682 0556

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Thursday, Nov. 07 8:30 AM The American Conservative 6th Annual Foreign Policy Conference – The American Conservative hosts sixth annual foreign policy conference, themed ‘Regime Change: How to Replace the Beltway Blob with the Foreign Policy Americans Want’, to discuss the ‘fully-entrenched establishment devoted to U.S. military primacy and global hegemony’ and ‘the need to end interventionist foreign policies’. Speakers include The American Mind Editor Matt Peterson, Modern Age Editor Daniel McCarthy, and The American Conservative Executive Director John Burtka IV

Location: Rm 902, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.theamericanconservative.com, https://twitter.com/amconmag

Contacts: Kate Brown, Buzz By Brown, buzzbybrown@gmail.com, 1 202 213 7051

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Thursday, Nov. 07 8:30 AM Bipartisan Sens. Cory Gardner and Dick Durbin speak at National Immigration Forum convening – ‘Leading the Way: An American Approach to Immigration’ National Immigration Forum event, bringing together moderates and conservatives to discuss strategies for practical reform that ‘address the needs and anxieties of everyday Americans’. Speakers include Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Dr Russel Moore, and The Trinity Forum President Cherie Harder

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.immigrationforum.org/, https://twitter.com/NatImmForum

Contacts: Magen Wetmore, National Immigration Forum communications, mwetmore@immigrationforum.org, 1 202 383 5983; Charlie DiPasquale, National Immigration Forum, cdipasquale@skdknick.com, 1 240 481 6632;

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Thursday, Nov. 07 8:30 AM GOP Sen. John Cornyn speaks at CSIS on energy resources – ‘U.S. Energy Resources in the Global Landscape Center for Strategic and International Studies event, with Republican Sen. John Cornyn sharing his views on domestic energy production in the context of U.S. energy policy and the ‘dynamic geopolitical landscape’

Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csis.org, https://twitter.com/CSIS

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz, CSIS, aschwartz@csis.org, 1 202 775 3242, https://twitter.com/handrewschwartz

Credentialed members of the press who wish to attend must email aschwartz@csis.org or RSVP online. CAMERA INSTRUCTIONS: Members of the press who wish to bring video cameras must notify CSIS beforehand. Camera crews should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to event and set up in the section designated to accommodate cameras

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Thursday, Nov. 07 9:00 AM New Columbia Solar and Amalgamated Bank announce new partnership providing solar projects funding boost – New Columbia Solar and Amalgamated Bank hold event to announce a partnership to provide 21 million dollars in solar projects throughout Washington, DC. Speakrs include DC Councilmembers Vincent Gray and Kenyan McDuffie, Minnesota Gardens Co-Op President Grady Canady, New Columbia Solar CEO Michael Healy, and Amalgamated Bank Impact Policy Director Ivan Frishberg

Location: Minnesota Gardens, 3501 Minnesota Ave SE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://www.amalgamatedbank.com/, https://twitter.com/AmalgamatedBank

Contacts: Enid Doggett, InsPR Media, enid@insprmedia.com, 1 202 670 5734

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Thursday, Nov. 07 9:00 AM Health Affairs discussion on housing and health – ‘Culture of Health: Housing and Health’ Health Affairs event, to discuss how community and place play an important role in promoting health and preventing disease. Speakers include Roanoke, VA, City Manager Bob Cowell, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Program Officer David Adler, University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Robin Clark, PUSH Buffalo Executive Director Rahwa Ghirmatzion, and Wagner Policies for Action Hub Lead Analyst Kacie Dragan

Location: W Washington D.C., 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.healthaffairs.org, https://twitter.com/Health_Affairs, #militaryhealthsystem

Contacts: Health Affairs Press, press@healthaffairs.org

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Thursday, Nov. 07 9:30 AM IMF regular press briefing with Communications Department Director Gerry Rice

Location: International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.imf.org, https://twitter.com/IMFNews

Contacts: IMF press, media@imf.org, 1 202 623 7100

Journalists should enter through the IMF entrance, 720 19th St. NW, Washington, DC. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m.

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 11:00 AM Atlantic Council ‘Public Education in Pakistan’ event – Atlantic Council presents ‘Scaling Quality Public Education in Pakistan: What Will It Take?’ with civil society leaders from Pakistan ‘who engage with the govt to improve the quality of public education’

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

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

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

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 11:00 AM Carnegie Endowment discussion on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – ‘The Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un’ Carnegie Endowment for International Peace event, with Asia Program Senior Fellow Chung Min Lee discussing his book on the North Korean leader

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

Weblinks: http://www.carnegieendowment.org, https://twitter.com/CarnegieEndow

Contacts: Blair Scott , CEIP, bscott@ceip.org

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 12:00 PM EMILY’s List and partner organizations discuss successful efforts to flip Virginia General Assembly – EMILY’s List discusses its investments in Virginia, following Tuesday’s legislative elections which saw Democrats take control of both chambers of the state’s General Assembly, via press call with speakers including Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post, Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski, and EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock

Weblinks: http://www.emilyslist.org, https://twitter.com/emilyslist

Contacts: Ianthe Metzger, EMILY’s List campaign communications, imetzger@emilyslist.org, 1 202 419 3169, 1 202 903 4868

RSVP: https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/1UV545L1Q3FQULQ3

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 12:30 PM DNC battleground states and delegate selection briefing – Democratic National Committee hosts a pen-and-pad briefing President Donald Trump’s ‘record of broken promises and the historic headwinds he is facing in key battleground states’ , and discussion on the delegate selection process. Speakers include DNC Battleground State Communications Director David Bergstein, DNC Battleground States Political Director Kristin Avery, and Organizing Corps 2020 Executive Director Rachel Haltom-Irwin

Location: Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.democrats.org/, https://twitter.com/TheDemocrats

Contacts: DNC RR Main, Democratic National Committee, dncrrmain@press.dnc.org

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRDO6716gEFo4tdZvhCi98TsKrKwmwG4D5tmleXTOUb1yfWQ/viewform

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Thursday, Nov. 07 1:00 PM Advisory Council on Historic Preservation fall business meeting

Location: Kennedy Caucus Rm, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.achp.gov, https://twitter.com/usachp

Contacts: ACHP, achp@achp.gov, 1 202 517 0200

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 3:00 PM Plaintiffs and counsel from SCOTUS DACA cases preview next week’s hearing – Plaintiffs and counsel from each of the three Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals cases before the U.S. Supreme Court next Tuesday (12 Nov) discuss their cases and the over 1,400 individuals, organizations, and other entities that have signed amicus briefs in support of DACA, via press call. Speakers include Norma Ramirez, plaintiff in ‘Garcia v. DHS’ (consolidated with ‘DHS v. Regents of the University of California’); Antonio Alarcon, plaintiff in ‘McAleenan v. Vidal’; American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, an organizational plaintiff in ‘Trump v. NAACP’; and Home is Here Campaign Manager Karen Tumlin, part of the Counsel team for ‘McAleenan v. Vidal’

Weblinks: https://homeishere.us

Contacts: SKDKnickerbocker, DACA@skdknick.com

Please RSVP to DACA@skdknick.com to receive the dial-in information

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Thursday, Nov. 07 3:00 PM U.S. and Venezuelan representatives to the OAS attend book event on Cuba’s intervention in Venezuela – Cuba Archive hosts book event on ‘Cuba’s intervention in Venezuela: a strategic occupation with global implications’, with author Free Society Project Executive Director Maria Welau, Venezuela Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States Amb. Gustavo Tarre, and U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS Amb. Carlos Trujillo

Location: OAS Columbus Memorial Library, Constitution Ave NW & 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://cubaarchive.org/, https://twitter.com/CubaArchive

Contacts: Cuba Archive, info@CubaArchive.org, 1 973 701 0520

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Thursday, Nov. 07 3:00 PM FDA Center for Tobacco Products director discusses vaping ‘epidemic’ at GW – George Washington School of Nursing hosts FDA Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitch Zellner, who discusses the vaping ‘epidemic’ and the FDA’s comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation

Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, 2, 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm, https://twitter.com/GWtweets

Contacts: Jason Shevrin, GWU, jshevrin@gwu.edu, 1 202 994 5631; Timothy Pierce, GWU, tpie@gwu.edu, 1 202 994 5647;

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Thursday, Nov. 07 3:00 PM ICRW event on ‘resilience, gender, and health’ – Resilience, Gender & Health: Examining connections in the context of sustained HIV risk’ International Center for Research on Women event, to discuss the growing area of resilience-based public health research and how these results can inform programming and policy with 2018 Mariam K. Chamberlain Award winner Ashleigh LoVette

Location: International Center for Research on Women, 1120 20th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.icrw.org, https://twitter.com/ICRW

Contacts: ICRW, press@icrw.org

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 4:30 PM Atlantic Council presents ‘Redefining Leadership: A Conversation with SAIC CEO Nazzic Keene’

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

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

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

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Thursday, Nov. 07 6:00 PM Franciscan Action Network Annual Benefit – Franciscan Action Network holds annual benefit event, this year honoring retiring Executive Director Patrick Carolan

Location: St Francis Hall, 1340 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://franciscanaction.org/, https://twitter.com/franciscannet

Contacts: Janine Walsh, Franciscan Action Network Communications, walsh@franciscanaction.org, 1 203 685 1856

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Thursday, Nov. 07 6:00 PM International Center for Journalists Awards Dinner – International Center for Journalists Awards Dinner, honoring the achievements of journalists whose news reports and media innovations have made an impact and improved societies around the world

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.icfj.org/dinner, https://twitter.com/icfj, #ICFJdinner

Contacts: Zainab Imam, ICFJ Communications, zimam@icfj.org, 1 202 349 7614

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Thursday, Nov. 07 6:30 PM 26th Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala – 26th Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala, featuring keynote from author Tony Porter

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC, 1150 22nd Street, N.W, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.knockoutabuse.org, https://twitter.com/KnockOutAbuse

Contacts: Knock Out Abuse Against Women, info@knockoutabuse.org, 1 202 813 9161

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NEW EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 6:30 PM NPC Young Members ‘Happy Hour’ with POLITICO Cybersecurity Reporter Eric Geller

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

Weblinks: http://press.org/, https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Brennan Hoban, NPC Young Members Committee, brennanhoban@gmail.com

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 7:00 PM U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum program on ‘women’s heroism on the home front’ – ‘How Did American Women Act? Heroism on the Home Front’ program, co-hosted by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and National Women’s History Museum and Women in Film, to examine women’s roles in the war effort during World War II and ‘how they used their social and political positions to fight back against isolationism and sound the alarm about the plight of Europe’s Jews’. Speakers include writer Denise Kiernan and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Education Initiatives Director Gretchen Skidmore

Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.ushmm.org/, https://twitter.com/HolocaustMuseum

Contacts: Cameron Andrews, Pier Communications, cameron@piercomm.com, 1 562 432 5300, 1 310 428 2760

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Thursday, Nov. 07 7:00 PM Southern Center for Human Rights 23rd Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner

Location: Conrad Washington DC, 950 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.schr.org

Contacts: Hannah Riley, Southern Center for Human Rights , hriley@schr.org

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Thursday, Nov. 07 7:00 PM National Archives screens ‘Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides’ documentary – National Archives presents screening of the documentary ‘Just Like Me: Vietnam War Stories from All Sides’, followed by a discussion between filmmaker and Vietnam veteran Ron Osgood and historian Marc Leepson

Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

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

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

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 ABA National Institute on Executive Compensation – Executive Compensation National Institute, sponsored by the American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. The Institute is designed for those who address issues related to compensating senior corporate executives: private practitioners, in-house corporate counsel, employee benefits consultants, service providers, compensation managers and consultants

Location: Hogan Lovells US, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=285588670, https://twitter.com/ABANews

Contacts: ABA communications and media relations, abanews@americanbar.org, 1 202 662 1090

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 EBI Politics & Policy Summit – EBI Politics & Policy Summit – for the energy and environmental industries, with headliner JPMorgan Chase Sustainability Director Marisa Buchanan

Location: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://ebionline.org/summits/

Contacts: EBI, info@ebiresearch.com, 1 619 295 7685

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 IARIW-World Bank Conference: New Approaches to Defining and Measuring Poverty in a Growing World

Location: Convene, 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.worldbank.org, https://twitter.com/WorldBank

Contacts: Muhammad Malik, World Bank, mmalik1@worldbank.org

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 Complexity in Human Systems Symposium

Location: JW Marriott Washington, DC, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.infotoday.com/conferences.asp, https://twitter.com/EntrpSearch

Contacts: Information Today, custserv@infotoday.com, 1 609 654 6266

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UPDATED EVENT: Thursday, Nov. 07 Joe Biden on campaign trail in Washington, DC, and Massachusetts – 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Washington, DC, and Massachusetts, attending a Biden for President finance event in Boston

Weblinks: https://joebiden.com/, https://twitter.com/JoeBiden

Contacts: Joe Biden for President press, BidenPress@joebiden.com

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress USA

Location: Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.terrapinn.com/, https://twitter.com/Terrapinn

Contacts: Terrapinn U.S., enquiry.us@terrapinn.com, 1 212 379 6322

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Thursday, Nov. 07 Annual Global Services Summit – Annual Global Services Summit, for key senior trade officials, policy makers, and business leaders from around the world to discuss current international trade issues, with specific interest in services

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://servicescoalition.org, https://twitter.com/USCSI

Contacts: Coalition of Services Industries, admin@uscsi.org, 1 202 289 7460

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Thursday, Nov. 07 National Economists Club Annual Members Dinner and Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture – National Economists Club Annual Members Dinner and Herbert Stein Memorial Lecture

Location: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 4200 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.national-economists.org/

Contacts: NEC , info@national-economists.org, 1 703 493 8824

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 National Academy of Public Administration Fall Meeting – National Academy of Public Administration Fall Meeting, themed ‘Grand Challenges in the Public Administration’

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City At Reagan National Airport, 2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA

Weblinks: http://www.napawash.org/, https://twitter.com/napawash

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Thursday, Nov. 07 Congressional Budget Office releases ‘Monthly Budget Review: Summary for Fiscal Year 2019’ report

Weblinks: http://www.cbo.gov/, https://twitter.com/USCBO

Contacts: Deborah Kilroe, CBO communications, communications@cbo.gov, 1 202 226 2602

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 IMF Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference – IMF Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference. Speakers include IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva

Location: International Monetary Fund, 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.imf.org, https://twitter.com/IMFNews

Contacts: IMF events, EventsRSVP@imf.org, 1 202 623 7001

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Thursday, Nov. 07 – Friday, Nov. 08 ABA annual National Security Law Conference – American Bar Association 30th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law Conference, with speakers including FBI General Counsel Dana Boente, former National Counterterrorism Center Director Mike Leiter, former National Counterintelligence Executive Director Joel Brenner, Verizon Executive Vice President Craig Silliman, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers

Location: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.abanet.org, https://twitter.com/ABAesq

Contacts: ABA communications and media relations, abanews@americanbar.org, 1 202 662 1090

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Thursday, Nov. 07 Graham Holdings Co: Q4 2019 Dividend payment date

Weblinks: http://www.ghco.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=62487&p=irol-calendar, https://twitter.com/grahamholdings

Contacts: Pinkie Mayfield, Graham Holdings Corporate Communications, pinkie.mayfield@ghco.com, 1 703 345 6450

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Friday, Nov. 08 8:30 AM Palestine Center Annual Conference – Palestine Center Annual Conference, titled ‘The Deal of the Century: A Plan to Liquidate the Palestine Question’

Location: Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/, https://twitter.com/PalestineCenter

Contacts: The Jerusalem Fund press, info@thejerusalemfund.org, 1 202 338 1958

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NEW EVENT: Friday, Nov. 08 11:00 AM Jane Fonda at ‘Fire Drill Friday’ rally on the U.S. Capitol lawn – ‘Fire Drill Friday’ rally on the U.S. Capitol lawn with actress Jane Fonda and CODEPINK’s Jodie Evans, to ‘bring urgent attention to important inter-sectional analysis around climate change’, ‘show the world that there is an anti-war movement that understands war and the cost to the planet’, and ‘urge the U.S. Govt to divest from war’

Location: southeast lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.codepink.org, https://twitter.com/codepink, #DivestFromWar

Contacts: CODEPINK, info@codepink.org

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Friday, Nov. 08 12:30 PM VA Secretary Wilkie speaks on department’s performance at NPC – National Press Club Headliners Luncheon with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, who assesses the performance of the Department of Veterans Affairs and its ‘goals for the care of our nation’s vets’

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

Weblinks: http://press.org/, https://twitter.com/PressClubDC

Contacts: Lindsay Underwood, National Press Club, lunderwood@press.org, 1 202 662 7561

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NEW EVENT: Friday, Nov. 08 7:00 PM ‘Mobituaries’ author at National Archives – National Archives presents talk with author Mo Rocca and CBS News correspondent Rita Braver on the former’s new book ‘Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving’, based on his podcast of the same name

Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

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

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

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Friday, Nov. 08 GW annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations – George Washington University Institute for International Economic Policy hosts 12th annual Conference on China’s Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations, exploring the current landscape of the Chinese economy, the U.S.-China trade war, and China’s economic activities around the globe

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.gwu.edu/index.cfm, https://twitter.com/GWtweets

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

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Saturday, Nov. 09 4:30 PM Commandant’s U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Weblinks: http://www.usmcbirthdayball.com, https://twitter.com/USMC

Contacts: U.S. Marine Corps Media Inquiries, 1 703 614 4309

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Saturday, Nov. 09 5:30 PM CAIR 25th Anniversary Gala – Council on American-Islamic Relations 25th Anniversary Gala, ‘Defending, Educating, Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims’, with special guest Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.cair.com, https://twitter.com/cairnational

Contacts: Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR communications director, ihooper@cair.com, 1 202 744 7726

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Saturday, Nov. 09 – Monday, Oct. 12 Duchamp exhibition opens at the Hirshhorn – ‘Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection’, first half of a two-part exhibition on the life and legacy of Marcel Duchamp opens. The exhibition features the recent gift of over 50 major historical artworks, including more than 35 seminal works by Duchamp, promised to the museum by Washington, D.C. collectors Barbara and Aaron Levine

Location: Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/hirshhorn

Contacts: Madeline Feller, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, fellerm@si.edu, 1 202 633 6121

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Saturday, Nov. 09 Friends of the National Zoo members-only event to bid farewell to giant panda – Smithsonian’s National Zoo holds Friends of the National Zoo members-only event to say farewell to giant panda Bei Bei ahead of his 19 Nov departure for China. Bei Bei is leaving the U.S. as part of the Zoo’s cooperative breeding agreement with the China Wildlife Conservation Association, which stipulates that all cubs born at the Zoo move to China when they are four years old. Bei Bei turned four 22 Aug * A series of ‘Bye Bye, Bei Bei’ celebratory events will be held online and on-site from 11-18 Nov

Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/, https://twitter.com/NationalZoo, #ByeByeBeiBei

Contacts: Devin Murphy, National Zoological Park, murphyd@si.edu, 1 202 633 3083

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