Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Keynote ADL Conference in Washington,...

Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:05pm EDT

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Keynote ADL Conference in
Washington, D.C.

ALSO: NEW ADMINISTRATIONS IN ISRAEL AND THE U.S.; THE UN'S DURBAN II
CONFERENCE; PROTECTING CIVIL LIBERTIES

WHO: Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

WHAT:  ADL National Leadership Conference

WHERE:  The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.

WHEN:  Sunday April 19 - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ADL leaders from across the country will gather for briefings from key
government leaders, policymakers, ambassadors and opinion-makers during the
annual ADL Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. 
Among the issues on the agenda are protecting the homeland, U.S.-Israel
Relations, challenges for Israel's new government, anti-Israel bias at the UN,
protecting civil liberties, and more.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS WILL BE OPEN TO THE MEDIA:*
*Note: Program Still in Formation.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
7:00 p.m.
GRAND BALLROOM

Presentation of the ADL Courage to Care Award to
Irene Gut Opdyke (posthumously), a Catholic rescuer
In recognition of her heroic rescue of Jews during the Holocaust
Acceptance: Janina Opdyke Smith, her daughter

MONDAY, APRIL 20
8:00 a.m.
GRAND BALLROOM

Challenges Facing the New Israeli Government
Ambassador Sallai Meridor, Ambassador of Israel to the U.S.

8:45 a.m.
GRAND BALLROOM

U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Next Steps for Diplomacy & Peace 
Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and Former Deputy
National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush
Martin Indyk, Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings
Institution, and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel
David Makovsky, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, The
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

10:30 a.m.CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CHINESE ROOM

Battling Anti-Israel Bias at the U.N.
Erica J. Barks-Ruggles, Deputy to the U.S. Permanent
Representative to the United Nations
Ambassador Daniel Carmon, Deputy Permanent Representative of Israel to the
United Nations

STATE ROOM

Safeguarding Civil Liberties in the War on Terror
Kenneth L. Wainstein, Former Assistant to President George W. Bush for
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Elisa Massimino, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Human Rights
First
Stuart Taylor, Senior Writer & Columnist, The National Journal

COLONIAL ROOM

Riding on Faith: The Future of the Faith-Based Initiative
Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Melissa Rogers, Director, Center for Religious and Public Affairs, Wake Forest
University Divinity School, member of President Obama's Advisory Council on
Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Deborah Lauter, ADL Civil Rights Director

GEORGIA ROOM

Immigration: Toward A Civil and Bigotry-Free Discussion
Frank Sharry, Executive Director, America's Voice
Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns,
National Council of La Raza

12:15 p.m.
GRAND BALLROOM

Presentation of the Hubert H. Humphrey First Amendment Freedoms Prize to
Clarence Page, Syndicated Columnist, The Chicago Tribune
 
2:30 p.m.
EAST & STATE ROOMS

Three Months & Counting: The Obama Administration on the Issues
Lynn Sweet, Washington, DC Bureau Chief, The Chicago Sun-Times
Juan Williams, Senior Correspondent, National Public Radio

MONDAY NIGHT, APRIL 20
GRAND BALLROOM

Program TBD

TUESDAY, APRIL 21
8:00 a.m.
GRAND BALLROOM

Views from Capitol Hill
Senator George Voinovich (R-OH)
Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)

12 NOON
GRAND BALLROOM

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

EDITORS NOTE: Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, will be available for
interviews by appointment. Contact ADL's Media Relations Department at (212)
885-7749 or e-mail adlmedia@adl.org for more information.

CONTACT:  Myrna Shinbaum, +1-212-885-7747, +1-917-834-7293; Todd Gutnick,
+1-212-885-7755, +1-917-544-2342; or Alex Flax, +1-212-885-7715, all of the
Anti-Defamation League, adlmedia@adl.org

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 14/ 

SOURCE  Anti-Defamation League
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