- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 7, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

‘Palestine after Arafat’ — noon — World Affairs Council of Washington, DC holds a discussion, “Palestine After Arafat: The Stakes, Risks and Opportunities of Transition.” Participants include Ziad Asali of the American Task Force on Palestine, David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Moshe Ma’oz of the United States Institute of Peace. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.

‘Islam in Russia’ discussion — 5 p.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a book discussion, “Islam in Russia: The Politics of Identity and Security.” Author Shireen Hunter of CSIS participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

5 p.m. — World Agricultural Outlook Board releases its weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Occupational Safety and Health Administration holds a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health to discuss activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as well as OSHA health targeting. Location: Holiday Inn, 550 C St. SW. Contact: 202/693-1857.

9:30 a.m. — Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee to review the Wassenaar arrangement, technical working group issues and missile technology control regime issues. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

10:30 a.m. — State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. International Telecommunication Advisory Committee to discuss matters related to the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society. Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-5205.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Nos. 03-1164 and 03-1165: Veneman v. Livestock Marketing and Nebraska Cattlemen v. Livestock Marketing

Docket No. 03-1423: Muehler v. Mean

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Housing symposium — all day — National Association of Home Builders and Freddie Mac hold a conference, “Close to Home: Symposium on Workforce Housing.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:40 a.m. — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson

Location: National Housing Center, 1201 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-8583.

National security environment — all day — Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference, “Strengthening the Defense Technological and Industrial Base for a Transformed National Security Environment.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/775-3183 or 202/775-3242.

Physical cyber-security — 8:45 a.m. — Defense Today and Energy Daily hold a conference, “Physical Cyber-Security: Who Will Lead in Critical Infrastructure Protection?” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Amit Yoran, former director of the Homeland Security Department’s National Cyber Security Division

Location: George Washington University, Cafritz Conference Center, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9732.

European religion discussion — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Religious and European: An Unacceptable Combination?” Participants include Radek Sikorski of the New Atlantic Initiative, Rocco Buttiglione, Italian minister for European affairs, and Michael Novak of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

East Asian trade discussion — 9 a.m. — Institute for International Economics and the Japan External Trade Organization hold a discussion, “Japan and East Asia: Economic and Business Strategies.”

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, and Rep. Cal Dooley, California Democrat

Location: IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Medical research briefing — 9:30 a.m. — Roche Pharmaceuticals, Roche Products and Research!America hold a press briefing, “Molecules to Personalized Medicine,” to discuss the basics of what it takes to turn a molecular discovery into a drug or diagnostic. Participants include Steve Ritland of Roche Pharmaceuticals, Chris Chamberlain of Roche Products and Stacie Propst of Research!America. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/637-5783.

Education press conference — 10 a.m. — Education Department holds a press conference to announce a Web site designed to show elementary and middle-school children how to make a difference by volunteering. Participants include Education Secretary Rod Paige, Desiree Sayle, director of the USA Freedom Corps, and David Eisner, chief executive of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

D.C. drinking water press conference — 2 p.m. — D.C. Appleseed holds a press conference on a report, “Lead in the District of Columbia Drinking Water: A Call for Reform.” Participants include Walter Smith of D.C. Appleseed, Stanley Spracker of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz, at-large Republican, and Robert Bobb, D.C. city administrator. Location: Front Steps, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-8007, Ext .15.

Oil-for-food program — 4 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The United Nations and the Oil-for-Food Program.” Participants include Claudia Rosset of the Wall Street Journal, and Danielle Pletka and Joshua Muravchik of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Middle East peace — 4:30 p.m. — Foundation for Middle East Peace and Americans for Peace Now hold a discussion, “Jerusalem Update — Current Developments and Their Impact on Stability, Security and the Prospects for Middle East Peace.” Israeli lawyer Danny Seidemann participates. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-1893, 202/835-3650 or 202/483- 7600.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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