Government Affairs Program

AGI Government Affairs Advisory Committee
Draft Meeting Agenda and Background Information

Sunday, April 21, 2002
American Geological Institute Headquarters
4220 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia

12:00 pm     Lunch at AGI

12:30 pm     Introductions and Preliminary Business

I. Current AGI Government Affairs Program Activities

12:45 pm     Update from Government Affairs Program Staff

1:15 pm     Planning AGI Appropriations Advocacy Strategy II. Member Society Collaboration

1:45 pm     Reports from Member Societies

2:45 pm     AGI Member Society Leadership Forum (May 10-11) 3:15 pm Break

III. Federal Policy Issues Facing the Geoscience Community

3:30 pm     Geoscience Role in National Security

4:00 pm     Geoscience Role in Energy Policy 4:15 pm     Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus Update IV. State and International Policy Issues: Increasing Involvement for AGI

4:30 pm Education Policy Initiatives

5:00 pm     IUGS Working Group on Public Affairs V. AGI Congressional Science Fellowship

5:15 pm     Presentation by 2001-2002 Fellow David Curtiss

VI. Wrap Up

5:45 pm     Action Items/Plans for Next Meeting

6:00 pm     Adjourn

6:30 pm     Dinner at Peking Gourmet

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Posted April 9, 2002

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