- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 20, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Immigration forum — 1 p.m. — The Free Congress Foundation holds a forum with Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, on “Immigration Assimilation and its Implication on the Common Culture.” Other participants include Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies and William Lind of the Center for Cultural Conservatism. Location: The Krieble Center, 717 Second St. NE. Contact: 202/543-8474.

Eisenhower film — 7 p.m. — The National Archives holds a film screening of “Part One: Soldier” of the PBS documentary “Ike,” which chronicles the life of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300 or 301/837-1700.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a panel discussion on the American Competitiveness Initiative at Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif. Spends the night in St. Helena, Calif.

VICE PRESIDENT

11 a.m. — Visits Indianapolis and Morgantown, W.Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases figures on regional and state employment and unemployment for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel to review federal contracting laws, regulations and governmentwide policies, including the use of commercial practices, performance-based contracting, performance of acquisition functions across agency lines of responsibility and governmentwide contracts. Location: White House Conference Center, Truman Room, 726 Jackson Place NW. Contact: 202/208-7279.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Easter recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Easter recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. next Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Wind power — all day — The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the North American Electric Reliability Council, the American Wind Energy Association and the Utility Wind Integration Group sponsor a conference, “Wind Power: Technology, Economics and Politics.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Nora Brownell of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “A FERC Perspective”

1:45 p.m. — John McDonald, IEEE president, and Leon Lowery, energy adviser to Sen. Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, “Sustainable Energy Policy: There’s Work to Be Done”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/785-0017, Ext. 8365.

Counterterrorism Conference — all day — Reboot Communications presents the 5th annual International Counterterrorism Conference: Private and Public Partnerships. Events begin at 8:20 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — James Young, special adviser to Canada’s deputy minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, “Bioterrorism: Addressing the Issues of Pandemic Preparedness”

11:30 a.m. — Stewart Baker, assistant Homeland Security secretary, Policy Directorate, delivers keynote address.

4 p.m. — Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge delivers remarks.

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 604/530-0872.

Science and technology policy — all day — The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual forum on science and technology policy. Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Shirley Ann Jackson, president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Noon — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-6431.

The religious left — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a discussion on “Discovering Progressivism’s Religious Roots.” Participants include Michael Kazin of Georgetown University; E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post; and Ed Kilgore of the Democratic Leadership Council. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 400. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Women’s business travel — 11:30 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Kathleen Ameche, author of “The Woman Road Warrior: The Working Woman’s Guide to Business Travel.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

U.S.-Japanese ties — noon — The Asia Society Washington Center holds a lecture by Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato on “U.S.-Japan Relations.” Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

East Asia history — 12:30 p.m. — The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “A Common History in East Asia? An Assessment of the First Joint China-Japan-Korea History Book.” Participants include Jordan Sand, Georgetown professor; Daqing Yang, George Washington professor; and Derek Mitchell, Center for Strategic and International Studies senior fellow. Location: Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Diabetes — 12:30 p.m. — The American Diabetes Association holds a briefing, “Diabetes: A Conversation on the Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic.” Ann Albright and James Schlicht of the ADA participate. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/549-1500, Ext. 2622.

European police — 1 p.m. — Max-Peter Ratzel, director of the European Police Office holds a conference following his first official visit to the United States. Location: European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the United States, 2300 M St. NW, Press Room. Contact: 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

U.S.-Indian nuclear deal — 2:30 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “The U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative: Implications for South Asian Security and Export Control Regimes.” Participants include Anupam Srivastava and Seema Gahlaut of the University of Georgia; and David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3832.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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