- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on gross domestic product for the fourth quarter last year. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee to discuss trade issues and preparations for a paper on environmental technologies export issues. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-5225.

9:30 a.m. — Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board holds an open meeting. Location: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, public hearing room, 625 Indiana Ave. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 800/788-4016.

1 p.m. — Transportation Security Administration holds a meeting to discuss a new regulation concerning security at foreign and domestic aircraft-repair stations.

Location: Drug Enforcement Administration, 700 Army Navy Drive, first-floor auditorium, Arlington. Contact: 571/227-3662.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Mexican conference — all day — The Mexico Institute and Letres Libres magazine sponsor a conference, “Perceptions and Misperceptions,” on the role of perceptions in U.S.-Mexican relations. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Syria conference — 8:30 a.m. — Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Middle East Institute hold a conference on Syria. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141 or 202/483-7600.

Housing conference — 8:30 a.m. — The National Housing Conference holds its annual budget forum. Participants include Martha Angle of Congressional Quarterly, Paul Cullinan of the Congressional Budget Office, Charlie Lyons of the National League of Cities, Steve Redburn of the Office of Management and Budget, and Barbara Sard of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/461-2121, Ext. 226.

Business seminar# — 8:30 a.m. — National Federation of Black Women Business Owners host a business development seminar. Suzanne de Passe, chief executive officer of de Passe Entertainment, executive producer of the NAACP Image Award and former president of Motwon Productions, participates. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road. NW. Contact: 301/292-2099.

Defense conference# — 9 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a conference, “Defense Transformation: Efforts and Opportunities.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz

Edwin Feulner and Michael Franc of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

“Free State” discussion# — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Free State: Move and Live Free?” Participants include Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report, Alan Bock of the Orange County Register, Jason Sorens of the Free State Project and Yale University, Richard Vedder of Ohio University and Michael Greve of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Medicare discussion — 9:15 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Medicare: Did the Devil Make Us Do It?” Participants include David Hyman of the University of Maryland, Joseph Antos and Robert Helms of AEI, and Robert Berenson of the Urban Institute. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Supreme Court discussion# — 10 a.m. — Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy hold a discussion, “Locke v. Davey and Beyond: A Discussion of the Supreme Court’s Ruling and Its Implications.” Participants include Anthony Picarello of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Marc Stern of the American Jewish Congress, and Ira Lupu of the Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.

EU discussion — 10 a.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “EU Enlargement and the EU Constitution: Challenges and Opportunities.” Noelle Lenoir, French minister for European affairs, participates. Location: SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5730 or 202/663-5626.

Brazilian-U.S. discussion — 10:30 a.m. — George Washington University holds a discussion, “Brazil-U.S. Relations: An Appraisal.” Ambassador Rubens Antonio Barbosa of Brazil participates. Location: GW, Lindner Family Commons, sixth floor, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467, 202/944-2492.

Separation of powers conference — 11 a.m. — American Judicature Society holds its midyear meeting, “The Courts, the Legislature and the Executive: Separate and Equal?” Location: Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-1361, 202/973-2913.

Jordan discussion# — noon — Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Political Protests and the State of Democratization in Jordan.” Jillian Schwedler of the University of Maryland participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Iraqi weapons discussion — 2 p.m. — Georgetown University holds a discussion on the status of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Scott Ritter, former U.N. weapons inspector, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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