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New York, Wednesday, April 28, 2004
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Sen. John Kerry to Address ADL National Conference in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry will speak to the nearly 500 ADL leaders on issues relating to Israel, U.S. policy toward the peace process, and the fight against terrorism, among other issues.
Monday, May 3
12:15 p.m., Grand Ballroom -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.,
The following events at ADL's meeting will be open to the media:
Sunday, May 2
7 p.m., Grand Ballroom -- Iraq, Al Qaeda and the Future of the War on Terrorism, Jeffrey Goldberg, Staff Writer and Middle East Correspondent, The New Yorker
Monday, May 3 (Grand Ballroom)
Israel's Disengagement Plan: Will It Work?
8 a.m., Daniel Ayalon, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. 8:30 a.m., William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary of State 9 a.m., David Makovsky, director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process/Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
CHINESE ROOM: Democracy in the Arab World: Will A Liberated Iraq Change the Landscape?
10:30 a.m. STATE BALLROOM:
The Fallout From Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"
-- Dr. Philip A. Cunningham, Executive Director, Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Boston College -- I. Robert Wolfson, ADL Plains States Regional Director -- Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, ADL Director of Interfaith Affairs
12:15 p.m. GRAND BALLROOM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
Europe Uniting Against Anti-Semitism: The OSCE Meeting in Berlin
-- Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director and Public Advisor to the U.S. Delegation, OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism -- Senator Marcello Pera, President, Italian Senate
3 p.m. -- A View From Washington Insiders STATE BALLROOM
-- Gerald Seib, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal -- Andrew Kohut, Director, The Pew Center for the People and the Press -- Alexis Simendinger, White House Correspondent, The National Journal
7 p.m. -- The Fight Against Global Terrorism GRAND BALLROOM
-- Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Vice President for External Affairs, RAND Corp.
Tuesday, May 4
8 a.m. -- Perspectives from the 108th Congress GRAND BALLROOM
-- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.
12:30 p.m. -- Brown vs. Board of Ed at 50: The Civil Rights Struggle Then & Now
-- Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.
NOTE: Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, and other ADL experts will be available for interviews by appointment. Contact ADL's Media Relations Dept. at 212-885-7749 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.usnewswire.com/ -0- /© 2004 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/ © 2004 U.S. Newswire
David Irving: Radical's Diary: Not to be outdone, Senator Kerry reveals today that the name of one of his two Jewish grandfathers was Fritz Kohn. Well that certainly would give both of them my vote if I were an American