- The Washington Times - Monday, December 6, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Iraqi President Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawar.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Services releases the transportation services index for September. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5568.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. African Development Foundationholds a meeting of the African Development board of directors to continue its administrative and management session. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Cherry Blossom Room, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/273-8369.

8:30 a.m. —Energy Departmentholds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee to discuss news from the Office of Science and the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and the final report of the subcommittee on theory and computation in basic energy sciences. Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/903-4563.

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council. Location: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St. SW, Room TW-305. Contact: 202/418-1096.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket No. 03-287: Wilkinson v. Dotson

Docket No. 03-9659: Miller-EL v. Dretke

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Stands in adjournment until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Pension reform seminar — all day Inter-American Development Bank holds a seminar, “Pension Reform Forum: Transition Issues and Deepening Reforms,” on pension reform in Latin America and the Caribbean. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, former president of Bolivia, “Political Consensus and Lessons Learned from the Bolivia Reform”

Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Press members should RSVP to 202/663-2407.

U.S.-Korea alliance — all day Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a conference, “The U.S. Korea Alliance and the Future of Northeast Asia.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:20 a.m. Francis Fukuyama of SAIS, “Changing Alliance in the 21st Century: Global Perspective”

Location: SAIS, Rome Building, auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Press members should RSVP to 202/663-5626.

Civic education — all day Alliance for Representative Democracy holds the second annual Congressional Conference on Civic Education. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Tri-national conference — all day Labor Department hosts a tri-national conference, “Trafficking in Persons in North America,” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — noon Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

Location: Loews L’Enfant Plaza, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW.

Credentialed journalists only; 202/693-4676 or 202/693-5051.

Intelligence reform — 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a press conference with September 11 families on intelligence reform. Participants include Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7944 or 202/225-5541.

Sudan lecture — noon Georgetown University hosts a lecture, “Sudan, the U.S. and the U.N.” John Danforth, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, participates. Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall (third floor of Healy Hall), 37th and O streets NW. Press members should RSVP to 202/687-4328.

Iraq discussion — 1:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Iraq Before the January 2005 Elections.” Participants include Defense Minister Hazem Shaalan, Transportation Minister Louei Hatim Sultan al-Aris, Public Works Minister Nesreen Mustafa Berwari, and Industry Minister Hajim al-Hassani. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Education postelection — 2 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Education After the Election.” Participants include David Dunn of the White House, Nina Rees and Sally Stroup of the Education Department, Erik Robelen of Education Week, Roberto Rodriguez, a staff member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Frederick Hess of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

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