July 12 - 16. NASA - NEW HORIZONS - PLUTO — NASA is inviting media to cover the New Horizons spacecraft's closest approach and July 14 Pluto flyby from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center.


3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Media Briefing: Seeing Pluto in a New Light.

Contacts: Dwayne Brown, dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov, 202-358-1726

Laurie Cantillo, laura.l.cantillo@nasa.gov, 202-358-1077

On the Net: http://www.jhuapl.edu/MediaResources/

July 13 - 15. AFT - TEACH 2015 CONFERENCE — The American Federation of Teachers' TEACH (Together Educating Americas Children) conference opens with AFT President Randi Weingarten's keynote speech emphasizing that high-quality public education requires educators' voice in contracts and communities, schools and statehouses, policies and politics. About 2,000 educators are expected to attend this summer's TEACH conference, which will feature a panel of high-profile authors on the education landscape; a discussion on building a profession with teacher leaders; a session moderated by Stanford University's Linda Darling-Hammond on a new accountability system to replace the test-focused model; and a closing session on the unions role in gaining greater educational opportunity, equity and access.

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

Contacts: Janet Bass, jbass@aft.org, 202-879-4554

Notes: To register to attend TEACH, please contact Laura Pometto at lpometto@aft.org.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ACCESS - CRYPTO SUMMIT — Access will host the Crypto Summit, convening academics, corporate and government representatives, technologists, experts, and internet users in an interactive format to discuss key questions in the debate over encryption. Speakers include Rep. Zoe Lofgren.

Location: The FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW.

On the Net: https://www.accessnow.org/page/content/crypto-summit/

Notes: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-crypto-summit-tickets-17443827959

9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. GEORGETOWN - RELIGIOUS FREEDOM — Religious Freedom: Rising Threats to a Fundamental Human Right. With a conversation featuring Ken Starr, Keith Ellison, and Katrina Lantos Swett, and a keynote by Frank Wolf.

Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University 37th and O Streets NW.

Contacts: Erin Taylor (et453@georgetown.edu), 202-687-2443



8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT - CONTRACTING DOLLARS — Government and private-sector leaders will discuss how to get remaining dollars on contract before the end of the fiscal year at a Bloomberg Government executive breakfast. Speakers include officials from the NASA SEWP Program, DOD Information Analysis Centers and the General Services Administration, as well as private-sector consultants. BGOV Analysts will also deliver an in-depth review of Q4 spending habits.

Location: Convene, 1800 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Va.

Notes: Media must be credentialed to attend the event. To RSVP please contact Emma Angerer at eangerer@bloomberg.net

9 a.m. ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION — Quarterly meeting. Charleston, South Carolina, Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. will receive the oath of office after his appointment by President Barack Obama earlier this year to the position representing the nation's mayors on the council of this federal agency.

Location: 325 Russell.

Contacts: Cindy Bienvenue, 202-517-0202

On the Net: https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-16134

9 a.m. CIS - REJECTING DETAINERS — The Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion at the National Press Club focusing on the Center's recent report, "Rejecting Detainers, Endangering Communities: Sanctuaries Release Thousands of Criminals." Participants: Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA); Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, Frederick County, Maryland; Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies; Dan Cadman, Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies, and a retired INS / ICE official; Marguerite Telford (Moderator), Director of Communications, Center for Immigration Studies.

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

Contacts: Marguerite Telford, mrt@cis.org, 202-466-8185

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ITIF TECHNOLOGY DEBATE — A debate between ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Wendell Wallach, author of the new book, "A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control." Among other topics, they will discuss whether technology is a dangerous master or a liberating assistant; whether it is likely to grow out of control, or continue enabling human empowerment; and whether we need more astute and vigorous warnings about the risks of technological innovation, or cooler heads, because these warnings only dampen support for continued innovation that society needs.

Location: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610A.

Contacts: Samantha Greene, sgreene@itif.org, 202-626-5744

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. U.S. CHAMBER - SEC ENFORCEMENT — The U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) will host "SEC Enforcement: Recommendations on the Current Process and Practices," release a report and hold a discussion about the enforcement practices of the SEC and provide recommendations on how to improve the process. CCMC President and CEO David Hirschmann will deliver remarks, and CCMC Vice President Tom Quaadman will moderate a panel, with participants including Winston and Strawn Partner Christine Edwards, McDermott Will & Emery LLP Partner Gene Goldman, Hunton & Williams LLP Partner Scott Kimpel, and Wynnefield Capital Partner Nelson Obus.

Location: US Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Hall of Flags, 1615 H Street NW.

Contacts: Erica Flint, eflint@uschamber.com

Notes: https://www.uschamber.com/event/sec-enforcement-recommendations-current-processes-and-practices

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. FARM FOUNDATION FORUM — "Water Challenges for the Future." The Farm Foundation Forum will examine how lessons being learned in the West may help the rest of the nation prepare for water management challenges in the future.

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

Notes: https://secure.farmfoundation.org/np/clients/farmfoundation/eventRegistration.jsp?event379&

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CSIS - POACHING IN AFRICA — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program will host a half-day conference on innovative solutions to combat wildlife poaching and insecurity in Africa. Keynote by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.

Location: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Second Floor Conference Center.

Notes: Credentialed members of the press who wish to attend must email aschwartz@csis.org

9:15 a.m. IMF - LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN — Alejandro Werner, Director, IMFs Western Hemisphere Department, holds a press conference on the latest economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Location: IMF HQ1, Washington DC

Contacts: Raphael Anspach (ranspach@imf.org), 120-234-4615

Notes: online via the IMF press center https://www-ombc.imf.org/protected/index.aspx

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CARNEGIE - PETCOKE — "Managing China's Petcoke," described as "a by-product of petroleum refining that is high in contaminants (which) has quietly emerged in China as an inexpensive but very dirty alternative to coal." With Tao Wang, a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program and Richard Lattanzio, an environmental policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Research Service.

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

Contacts: Anisha Mehta, 202-939-2237

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. ATLANTIC COUNCIL - IAEA — "Can the IAEA Effectively Verify an Agreement Between Iran and the P5+1?" Introduction byWilliam Green Miller, Senior Advisor, US-Iran Program, Search for Common Ground. A conversation with Thomas Shea, Former Safeguards Official , International Atomic Energy Agency; Jim Walsh, Research Associate, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Moderated by Barbara Slavin. Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council.

Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor.

Contacts: Nazia Khan, nkhan@atlanticcouncil.org

10 a.m. ANTI-ABORTION PROTEST — Activists to hold news conference and demonstration in front of the Longworth House Office Building. The groups will then go to Speaker of the House John Boehner's office to call for Congressional hearings into "the horrific practice of trafficking baby body parts" that Planned Parenthood is accused of.

Contacts: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, 540-538-4741

10 a.m. NPC - MAYOR GARCETTI — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will explain how L.A.'s new $15 minimum wage "will lift hundreds of thousands of Angelenos out of poverty" at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference. Mayor Eric Garcetti will also discuss how local governments can address immigration reform.

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

Contacts: Bob Weiner, weinerpublic@comcast.net, 301-283-0821

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BROOKINGS - KUWAIT — "The Kuwait crisis 25 years later." The Brookings Intelligence Project will host Brookings Senior Fellows Kenneth Pollack and Bruce Riedel to reflect on the Kuwait crisis a quarter century later, looking back on 1990 and forward from 2015. They will discuss this crucial turning point and its significance for the region and the United States. Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate the discussion. Following their remarks, Pollack and Riedel will take questions from the audience.

Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. HERITAGE - UKIP — "Patriotic Voices from Europe." Featuring keynote remarks by Nigel Farage MEP, Leader, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Followed by presentations and discussion with Roger Helmer MEP, Head of the UKIP Delegation to the European Parliament; William Dartmouth MEP, UKIP Spokesman on Trade; Paul Nuttall MEP, Deputy Leader, United Kingdom Independence Party. Moderated by Joel Anand Samy, Senior Adviser for Strategic Outreach, The Heritage Foundation. Hosted by Becky Norton Dunlop, Vice President, External Relations, The Heritage Foundation.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761

10:30 a.m. BROOKINGS - SOUTH CAUCASUS — "Considerations and constraints for U.S, EU, and Turkish engagement in the South Caucasus." Yhe Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings will host a panel to discuss a new report, "Retracing the Caucasian Circle," co-authored by Fiona Hill, Kemal Kiri:ci and Andrew Moffatt.

Location: Saul/Zilkha Room, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

10:30 a.m. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING - NEW $10 NOTE — Treasurer Rosie Rios participates in an "open house for the new $10 note" at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Location: Tour and Visitor Center, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 14th and C Streets NW.

Contacts: Lydia Washington (lydia.washington@bep.gov), 202-874-3487

10:30 a.m. CONSERVATIVES AGAINST EX-IM BANK — Tea Party Patriots, along with other conservative leaders, will host a press conference to call on the leadership of the House and Senate to eliminate any path to reauthorization of the Export-Import bank; with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and others.

Location: House Triangle, East Front of the U.S. Capitol, House Side.

Contacts: Mike Rudin (mrudin@sbpublicaffairs.com), 703-739-5920

11 a.m. ESEA - 'EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES ACT' — Civil rights advocates and senators (pending availability) will call on the Senate to either fix or oppose the education bill, the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).

Contacts: Scott Simpson, 202-466-2061

Notes: RSVP to Simpson@civilrights.org. Dial-in: 866.952.7534. Verbal Passcode: "Education."

11:30 a.m. NAA - AIR FORCE SECRETARY — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James provides remarks on current Air Force operations at the National Aeronautic Association Luncheon.

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.

Notes: For more information email awards-events@naa.aero or call 703-416-4888, ext. 104.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. HERITAGE - NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT — "Budgets, Reforms and the National Defense Authorization Act." Featuring keynote remarks by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee. Followed by a panel discussion with Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Roger Zakheim, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; and former Deputy Staff Director, House Armed Services Committee; John Bonsell, Vice President for Government Affairs, SAIC, and former Minority Staff Director, Senate Armed Services Committee. Moderated by Justin Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, The Heritage Foundation.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761



12 p.m. AAF - ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS — "Rising to the Challenge: The Need to Fix Entitlement Programs." Keynote Address: Chairman Tom Price, M.D., House Budget Committee. Panelists: Gordon Gray, Director of Fiscal Policy, American Action Forum; Jared Meyer, Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Monique Morrissey, Economist, Economic Policy Institute. Moderator: Joseph Lawler, Economics Writer, Washington Examiner.

Location: AAF Office, 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 5th Floor.

Notes: http://americanactionforum.org/events/rising-to-the-challenge-the-need-to-fix-entitlement-programs

12 p.m. CATO - — "The BEPS Project: The OECD, Tax Policy, and U.S. Competitiveness". Featuring David R. Burton, Senior Fellow in Economic Policy, Heritage Foundation; Brian Garst, Director, Policy and Communications, Center for Freedom and Prosperity; and Gavin Ekins, Research Economist, Tax Foundation.

Location: B-338 Rayburn

Contacts: pr@cato.org, 202-789-5200

Notes: Luncheon to follow.

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. AEI - RETIREMENT SAVING — AEI hosts a discussion: "Are Americans prepared for retirement?", with Andrew G. Biggs (AEI), Charles Ellis (Greenwich Associates), and moderator Alex J. Pollock (AEI)

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, AEI.

Contacts: mediaservices@aei.org, 202-862-5829

Notes: www.aei.org/events

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. NED - DEMOCRATIC NORMS — The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy hosts a panel discussion, "The Global Campaign against Democratic Norms." Panelists: Alexander Cooley, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College; Steven Heydemann, Former Vice President, Applied Research on Conflict and Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace Professor and Janet W. Ketcham '53 Chair in Middle East Studies, Smith College; Ronald Deibert, Director, The Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab, University of Toronto; Christopher Sabatini, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, Columbia University Editor, Latin America Goes Global. Moderated by Marc F. Plattner, Editor, Journal of Democracy, Vice President for Research and Studies, National Endowment for Democracy.

Location: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F St NW, 8th Floor.

Notes: All cameras and media must register with NED public affairs. Please email press@ned.org to register as a member of the press.

12:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. OPEN SOCIETY - WHISTLEBLOWING AND PUBLIC INTEREST — The Open Society Foundations hosts a panel discussion on "Whistleblowing, Classification and the U.S. Public Interest: What Reforms Are Possible?"

Location: Open Society Foundations-Washington, D.C., 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 7th Floor.

Notes: Contact: Sandra Coliver, sandra.coliver@opensocietyfoundations.org

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. JERUSALEM FUND - ISRAEL ELECTIONS — The Palestine Center holds a briefing "The Israeli Elections of March 2015 and their Implications for the Peace Process", with Dr. As'ad Ghanem, Professor of Political Science, University of Haifa.

Location: 2425 Virginia Ave, NW Washington, DC

Contacts: info@thejerusalemfund.org, 202-338-1958

Notes: A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. HERITAGE - NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR — "Confronting the Human Rights Challenge in North Korea." Featuring a keynote address by Lee Hyeon-seo, North Korean defector and author of "The Girl With Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story." Followed by a discussion on North Korean Human Rights Conditions and Policy Recommendations with Param-Preet Singh Senior Counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch; T. Kumar, International Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA; Joshua Stanton, author, "Arsenal of Terror: North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism" and blogger, One Free Korea. Hosted by Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation.

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Contacts: n/a, 202-675-1761

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. WILSON CENTER - FAMILY PLANNING — "The Right IDEA: Engaging Decisionmakers on Family Planning in the Post-2015 World." Speakers: Jason Bremner, Associate Vice President, International Programs, PRB; Sandra Mapemba, Malawi Country Coordinator, PRB; Meaghan Parker, Senior Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center; Susan Rich, Vice President, Global Partnerships, PRB; Beth Schlachter, Executive Director, Family Planning 2020. Moderator: Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania, Ave. NW.

Contacts: ecsp@wilsoncenter.org, 202-691-4000

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. USIP - WOMEN - RECONCILIATION — "Women Working Towards Reconciliation." A Colombia Peace Forum Event. Speakers: Virginia M. Bouvier, Moderator, Senior Advisor for Latin America Programs, USIP; Monica Velasquez, Project Coordinator, GemPaz; Norma Ines Bernal, Steering Committee, GemPaz; Monica Guerrero, Steering Committee, GemPaz

Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave, NW.

Contacts: Allison Sturma, asturma@usip.org

Notes: Event conducted in Spanish, with simultaneous English translation available on site.

2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CARNEGIE - U.S. - KOREA — "The Future of the U.S.-Korea Alliance and Northeast Asia." Douglas H. Paal and Donald Manzullo will give opening remarks. The ROK National Assembly's National Defense Committee Chairman Hwang Jin-ha will deliver a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion. Carnegie's Duyeon Kim will moderate.

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

Contacts: Liz Whitfield, ewhitfield@ceip.org, 202-939-2306

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CSIS - CYBER POLICY TASK FORCE — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Strategic Technologies Program hosts a press briefing to discuss the CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., co-chairs of the task force, will talk about the state of cybersecurity strategies and legislation. Closing remarks by Karen Evans, national director, U.S. Cyber Challenge, partner, KE&T Partners, LLC.

Location: H-137, Capitol.

Contacts: H. Andrew Schwartz (aschwartz@csis.org), 202-775-3242

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CSIS - 'RUSSIAN CHALLENGE' — The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a discussion on "The Russian Challenge: Europe's Future Policy Course Towards Russia Considered." Featuring Niels Annen, Member of the German Bundestag, Foreign Affairs Spokesman, SPD Parliamentary Group; Sir Andrew Wood, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; Keir Giles, Associate Fellow, International Security Department and Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House. Moderated by Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; Director of the Europe Program, CSIS.

Location: CSIS, 2nd Floor Conference Center, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Notes: http://my.csis.org/csis/CSIS1700/CSISEventRegistration.aspx?eventcode=2015_539

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. WILSON CENTER - NASA'S NEW HORIZONS — NASAs New Horizons: Innovation, Collaboration and Accomplishment in Science and Technology. http://wilsoncenter.org/event/nasa%E2%80%99s-new-horizons-innovation-collaboration-and-accomplishment-science-and-technology

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.



5 p.m. IRI - MONGOLIA — The International Republican Institute and National Endowment for Democracy present "Marking 25 Years of Democracy in Mongolia: Past Accomplishments, Lessons Learned and Future Plans." With guest speakers Lundeg Purevsuren, Foreign Minister of Mongolia; Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy; Moderated by Thomas E. Garrett, Vice President of Programs at the International Republican Institute.

Location: International Republican Institute, 1225 'Eye' Street NW, Suite 700.

Notes: RSVP by Monday, July 13, 2015 to Theodore Wilhite at twilhite@iri.org

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. GW - TRANSGENDER HEALTH AND RIGHTS — The George Washington University will hold its annual LGBT Health Forum, which will focus this year on the transgender community. Panelists will debate, educate and communicate the state of the transgender equality movement and plot a course for eliminating disparities and achieving equal rights for all regardless of gender identity and expression. With Ruby Corado, founder and CEO, Casa Ruby LGBT Youth Shelter; Fallon Fox, transgender professional mixed martial arts fighter and subject of the new documentary "Game Face"; Mara Keisling, founding executive director, National Center for Transgender Equality; Ilan Meyer, Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy, Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law; Naseema Shafi, deputy executive director, Whitman-Walker Health.

Location: The George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW.

Notes: Media interested in attending should contact Emily Grebenstein at emgreb@gwu.edu or 202-994-3087 or Kurie Fitzgerald at kfitzgerald@gwu.edu or 202-994-6461.