Official launching of the Romanian Jewish Heritage Project

B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL

Official launching of the Romanian Jewish Heritage Project


DATE: February 5, 2003
TIME: 1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

LOCATION:
B’nai B’rith International
Washington, D.C.
2020 K St. NW, 7th floor,
Telephone: (202) 857-2739
Fax: (202) 857-2781


CONTACT PERSON:

Mr. Jay Garfinkel, Director of Communications, B’nai B’rith International

E-mail Address: jgarfinkel@bnaibrith.org

Telephone: (202) 857-6677


ROMANIAN PARTICIPANTS:

Mr. Mircea Geoana, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Sorin Ducaru, Romanian Ambassador to the U.S.

Mr. Radu Ioanid, Associate Director International Programs, USHMM

Dr. Mihai Cernea, Senior Advisor, World Bank


AMERICAN PARTICIPANTS:

Mr. Joel S. Kaplan, International President of B’nai B’rith International

Ms. Paula Feeney, A/AA/E&E, USAID/W

Senator Richard B. Stone, Chair – Diplomatic Encounter Series

Mr. Daniel Mariaschin, Executive Vice President, B’nai B’rith

Mr. Neil Alter, The American Jewish Committee

Ms. Bonnie Ricci, Director, Program Implementation Unit, World Learning

Ms. Susan Nealis, RASP Partnerships Coordinator, World Learning

NGO Representatives invited

Members of U.S. Congress invited


MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES INVITED:

Mr. Jim Morrison, Editor, The Washington Times

Ms. Nora Boustany, Editor, The Washington Times

Mr. Fred Hyatt, Editor, The Washington POST

Mr. Eli Lake, National Editor, FORWARD

Mr. Horia Puscasu, Voice of America

Romanian Television/Radio Representative(s)


DRAFT AGENDA


1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS AND DESSERT BAR


2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

OPENING REMARKS

Joel S. Kaplan, International President of B’nai B’rith International

Paula Feeney, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Europe & Eurasia, USAID/Washington

Senator Richard B. Stone, Chair – Diplomatic Encounter Series


2:10 – 2:20 p.m.

REMARKS AND INTRODUCTION OF H.E. MIRCEA GEOANA

Daniel S. Mariaschin, Executive Vice President, B’nai B’rith International


2:20 – 2:30 p.m.

REMARKS

H.E. Mircea Geoana, Foreign Minister of Romania


2:30 – 2:40 p.m.

POWER POINT PRESENTATION

“Romania’s Jewish Heritage Project”


2:40 – 2:50 p.m.

Q&A SESSION


2:50 – 3:00 p.m.

CLOSING THOUGHTS