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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jul
19
8:30 AM08:30

Color of Surveillance: Government Monitoring of Religious Minorities

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium (map)
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Now in its third year, The Color of Surveillance, organized by the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, convenes academic, policy and government experts alongside local and community activists and artists. Prior speakers have included the Pulitzer-winning biographers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and W.E.B. DuBois, Guggenheim award-winning artists, and the general counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Rural Communities and the Opioid Crisis: Examining the Impact of Funding for Dental Education and Training Programs

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Health professions education programs support the education and training of dental care providers to maintain and grow a diverse workforce, improve access in areas facing shortages and address emerging health care concerns such as the opioid epidemic. Learn how PHSA, Title VII funding affects dental education, rural communities and the opioid crisis. 

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Peace and Victims’ Rights in Colombia

  • 2255 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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he hearing will examine the implementation of the peace accord a year and a half after its signing in late November 2016, focusing on the aspects most directly relevant to victims’ and women’s rights. Witnesses will discuss the situation in rural areas of Colombia, efforts by opponents of the accord to change or block it, and the unceasing violence against community leaders and human rights defenders. According to data from the Colombian ombudsman’s office, a total of 311 social leaders were killed from January 2016 through June 30, 2018. As a new president prepares to take office in Colombia on August 7, 2018, the hearing will identify ways Members of Congress can contribute to the consolidation of peace in a country that is a close United States ally.

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Jul
19
10:30 AM10:30

Solar Panel Technology Demo Day

  • 2456 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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We invite you and your staff to join us at the technology demonstration day with Ascent Solar from Thornton, Colorado. Ascent Solar will provide hands-on demonstrations of some of its XD-12 and XD-48 solar chargers – to include how they can operate even after being shot, cut, stepped-on, and dropped.

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Jul
19
12:30 PM12:30

Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

Harmful lies are nothing new. But the ability to distort reality has taken an exponential leap forward with “deep fake” technology. This capability manufactures audio and video of real people saying or doing things they never said or did. Machine learning techniques are escalating the technology’s sophistication, making deep fakes ever more realistic and increasingly resistant to detection.

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Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00

Geothermal Technologies Office: Quarterly Update

In an effort to keep the geothermal community fully updated on progress at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Hamm will highlight ongoing efforts within GTO. Additionally, Dr. Hamm will be joined by Kevin Lynn, Grid Integration Director at DOE. Mr. Lynn will touch on the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) and how geothermal fits into that picture.

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Jul
19
2:30 PM14:30

LGBT Staff Association Summer Professional Development Event

Want to know what Chiefs of Staff look for in a resume? Well, we’re excited to announce our Summer Professional Development Event - a panel discussion by hiring managers on the “dos and don’ts” of resumes and applications. Join us for a great professional development discussion and some light snacks on Thursday, July 19th at 2:30PM in Cannon 234.

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Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

How to Be a Better Advocate for Freedom on Your College Campus

Join The Heritage Foundation and National Review Institute on Friday, July 20, for a panel discussion on “How to Be a Better Advocate for Freedom on Your College Campus.” Our distinguished panelists will show you practical, easy ways that you can be a more effective and persuasive influencer of culture and advocate for freedom. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

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Jul
24
9:30 AM09:30

The Struggle for the Eradication of Slavery in the Sahel

The event will bring together researchers and academics familiar with the struggle for the eradication of slavery, as well as representatives from communities in the Sahel who are affected by forms of present-day slavery to discuss the best way to achieve the full realization of human rights in the region. Participants will discuss ways in which slavery is embedded into the culture of many of these communities, and the response generated by the media coverage of the slave trade in Libya.

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Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Invalidated: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System (Screening + Reception)

When father of eight, Josh Malone, invents a genius way to fill 100 water balloons in 60 seconds, his invention "Bunch O Balloons" becomes an overnight success on Kickstarter and an international viral hit. Scrambling to get his idea to market and bring financial security to his family, Josh applies for a U.S. Patent. Suddenly, his plans of success are blindsided when his genius idea is stolen by a big company before he can make his first dime.

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Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

College to Congress Congressional Reception

  • 1102 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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We can't believe we are already halfway through the summer! College to Congress has had an amazing summer so far and we could not have done this without your support. From our story on the front page of the New York Times, to our interns featured in their home state's news networks, the mission to change congress through internships is gaining momentum!

Please join us and our Honorary Co-Chairs: Hon. Maggie Hassan , Hon. Tim Scott, Hon. Steny Hoyer, and Hon. Fred Upton with the Entertainment Software Association as we celebrate congress and congressional interns.

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Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Women's Staff Association Talk Shop Series: Legislative Operations

Do you know how to write vote recommendations? Do you know how to manage your mailing system? Would you like to learn about the basic tools that you need to have in your legislative toolkit? If so, come to the Talk Shop Series where we will cover the in’s and out’s of Legislative Operations on Capitol Hill. This event is for Hill Staffers only.

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Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Reception for No Housing Cuts

The themes of this summer’s Congressional Reception will once again be “No Cuts to Housing” and “Opportunity Starts at Home.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. This summer’s Congressional Reception builds on the success of the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Congressional Reception.

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Jul
25
2:30 PM14:30

Asian Carp Control and Management in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River Basins

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The briefing will provide Congressional staff, regional and environmental organizations, and interested members of the public the opportunity to hear directly from stakeholders from the Upper Mississippi and Ohio Rivers about the current efforts to monitor, control, remove, and deter the spread of Asian carp, as well as a discussion of the impact that invasive Asian carp have on the recreational fishing and related industries. Presentations will be followed by a Q + A session with the panel.

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Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Economic Opportunities for Puerto Rico & U.S. Hispanics

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR), for a discussion on the opportunities for economic development in Puerto Rico & Hispanic communities across the U.S., as well as the policies that will help the island to grow. Experts will discuss existing legislation and proposals while offering analyses and alternative solutions related to policies that impact Hispanic business growth across the U.S., as well as those that directly affect the local economy within Puerto Rico, including:

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Jul
26
1:30 PM13:30

School Integration in 2018: Past Progress, Present Threats, and Future Opportunities

Please join us for a briefing about the importance of school integration, including the real and hard fought benefits it has brought to our society as well as the multiple threats facing it. Our expert panelists will provide their insights on innovative solutions to remedy rising resegregation.

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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Agora: The Advocacy Trade Show

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Launched in 2017, Agora was created to provide a forum for discussion and advocacy software, creative, and strategy vendors to showcase their products and services. Learn about the latest offerings in the government relations, public affairs, and grassroots advocacy world. This is your one stop shop and the trade show for the advocacy community.

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Hot Topics in Public Policy: The Second Space Age

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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How has increased interest in space impacted U.S. Government policy and the commercial space industry? What are the major differences between the First and Second Space Ages, and how will these differences impact the future of space? The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming panel on the Evolution of the Second Space Age to address these questions and other topics surrounding the evolution of the Second Space Age. 

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Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Langar on the Hill

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) is happy to host their fifth annual Langar on the Hill. Please join us as we enjoy Indian food together in the Sikh tradition of langar (community kitchen) and learn about Sikhism in a casual setting, joined by Congresswoman Judy Chu and a variety of representatives. We are also partnering with House of Ruth, a local nonprofit organization, to create donation packages, and we welcome you to get involved. 

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Jul
18
3:00 PM15:00

Exploring the Challenges of Event Security in a Connected World

With increased attention on public safety at both public and private events, in rural communities or urban areas, we feel now is the time to begin discussing how the private and public sectors can work together to increase security across the country. To get the conversation started, the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and 5G Caucus are hosting a joint panel to explore ways to increase coordination and utilize innovative solutions to bolster event safety.

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Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Member Roundtable on Automation and the Future of Work: Federal Policy Responses

his roundtable brings together experts to discuss what the federal government can and should do to modernize our labor market institutions to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, equitable, and leads to increasing standards of living for most Americans.The panel will explore policy proposals such as: preserving the employer-employee relationship in lieu of independent contracting, promoting worker-inclusive technology adoption, offering adjustment assistance for displaced workers, increasing worker voice, improving workforce development and lifelong learning, and modernizing the safety net to improve labor mobility.

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Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment: Independent Testing Laboratories and the Federal Government

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Preserving and Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply and Safety. Advancing Green Chemistry and New Technology at EPA. Supporting Adequate Supplies of Critical Medicines. Protecting our Drinking Water Supply and Tracking Unregulated Contaminants.

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Jul
18
12:45 PM12:45

Inspiring the Nation: Communities Creating Opportunities for Better Health, Well-Being, and Equity

  • SVC 212-10, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invites you to attend a bipartisan policy briefing for congressional staff and key stakeholders to learn about how communities are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide all residents the opportunity to make healthy choices in their schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Briefing: Quelling The Crisis: The Case For Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Broad bipartisan support for criminal justice reform is growing but the path to achieve legislative change is complicated. Join the ACLU, The Sentencing Project, and The Leadership Conference to learn about the essential elements to make federal criminal justice reform as impactful as possible by incorporating vital elements of prison and sentencing reform.

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

E-Cigarettes: Striking a Balance Between Preventing Youth Nicotine Addiction and Helping Current Adult Smokers Quit Combustible Cigarettes

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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This briefing will provide updates on the latest science pertaining to the effects and content of e-cigarettes and will discuss the growing problem of youth use of e-cigarettes including a first-hand perspective of their impact from a reporter with The New Yorker. In addition, expert speakers will offer potential solutions for halting the alarming rise in youth e-cigarette use, balanced with a need for research into whether these products could be effectively used for supporting smoking cessation in current adult nicotine users.

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Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

Briefing on 21st Century Law Enforcement Technology

  • 2203 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join Axon, Microsoft, and Cradlepoint for a lunch briefing and demonstration of the cutting edge technology that is being used and deployed around the country to protect lives, make officers' jobs safer and more efficient, and to promote community transparency. This event is in collaboration with the Law Enforcement Caucus. Caucus Co-chairs Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) plan to participate and make remarks.

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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

The Opportunities and Challenges of Cross-Strait Relations

Relations between China and Taiwan over the last couple of years have been very challenging. China is very actively challenging Taiwan across the range of its national power, conducting military exercises off its coasts, pulling away its diplomatic allies, barring its meaningful participation in international organizations. What is the impetus behind this new aggressive approach and where is it headed? What can Taiwan and its friends and allies due to mitigate the pressure on it?

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

The End of Conservatism and the Rebirth of Politics

  • 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Michael Anton is a lecturer and research fellow at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. Prior to joining Hillsdale College, he served in the Trump administration as Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications. 

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Sixth Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair and Reception

  • 2043-2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The fair will feature interactive exhibits of public and private sector STEAM programs to encourage girls and women to pursue STEAM education and careers. Please RSVP in the Friday, July 13, by clicking here, calling us at (202) 554-2323, or e-mailing kathryn@womenspolicy.org

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Jul
17
4:30 PM16:30

Congressional Briefing On Statehood for Puerto Rico and H.R. 6246, the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018

For over one hundred and twenty years, the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico have lived under the American flag, and now for more than 100 years we have shared the sacred bond of citizenship with our fellow citizens in the states. However, the lack of full participation
in the federal government that makes and executes the laws that Puerto Rico lives under, and the ability of the U.S. Congress to treat Puerto Rico unequally under those laws has proven a fundamental limitation on the fulfillment of the full potential of our people.

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Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Peace Corps’ Annual Capitol Hill Recruiting Event

We encourage your staff and interns to join us to learn about becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer and the many wonderful benefits of service.  Director Jody Olsen and representatives from the Washington, D.C., area recruiting office will be present to answer any questions about the application process.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Ensuring Patient Safety Through Evidence-Based Medicine

This luncheon briefing highlights how evidence-based medicine, as adopted through clinical practice guidelines, promises to improve quality of care, value, and patient safety. Experts will explain how steady, systemic improvement in clinical standards of care, based on the best research, improves our health system. Bipartisan legislation that incentivizes development, promulgation, and integration into medical practice will be discussed.

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Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Cybersecurity in Healthcare: What Cyber Attacks Mean for Hospitals, Doctors, and Patients

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Last year, the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed operations the U.K.’s National Health Service and left doctors to treat patients without access to medical records, medical procedures were cancelled, and some hospitals had to turn sick people away. Although the incident garnered global attention, it is only one piece of a troubling trend: a rapid rise in cyberattacks targeting healthcare providers, public health agencies, and other medical community stakeholders.

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

WISE Up: Breakfast Briefing on Preventing Violent Extremism and Islamophobia

The Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality (WISE) will present its recently published 375-page report, WISE Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism, a tool that has been designed to help illuminate and resolve the problems of rising anti-Muslim rhetoric and the threat posed by extremist groups, both of which contribute to the erosion of our cherished American values. Breakfast will be served, and attendees will receive a free copy of WISE Up.

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Jul
16
2:30 PM14:30

Public Health Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: What Congress, Federal Agencies and Communities Need to Know

Leading scientists, policy experts, NGO advocates, and local elected officials with experience on decommissioning will speak at the briefing. It will cover the impacts of decommissioning, current decommissioning options, waste storage vs. transport, thorny unsolved problems and best practices, financing and liability, a just transition for communities and workers, how communities and states can and can’t weigh in on these issues, and how they should inform the fast-changing legislative and regulatory landscape.

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Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

The Impact of Energy & Environmental Challenges in China

Dr. Judith Shapiro is a leading expert on energy and environmental issues in China. She is the Director of Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at American University and is a Visiting Professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. She was one of the first Americans in China after U.S.-China relations normalized and has taught at a variety of Chinese and American universities. Dr. Shapiro has authored, co-authored, or edited seven books, most of which have been on China.

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Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

JCPOA 2.0: Iran, Europe, Trump, and the Future of the Iran Deal

Nearly two months have passed since President Trump exited from the Iran nuclear deal and announced the reimposition of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. While major businesses have withdrawn from the Iranian market in the wake of the decision, the remaining parties to the accord have continued to engage in dialogue about how to keep the accord alive.

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