Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Keynote ADL Conference in Washington,...
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 14/ SOURCE Anti-Defamation League
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