- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 17, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt at the White House; meets with Thomas Bock, national commander of the American Legion.

VICE PRESIDENT

Travels to Egypt to meet with President Hosni Mubarak, and to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases a report on passenger airline employment for November. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Departmentholds a meeting of the American Health Information Community to discuss health information technology. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-7385.

10 a.m. —Securities and Exchange Commissionholds a meeting to consider disclosure requirements for executive and director compensation. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/551-3500.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 04-1581: Wisconsin Right to Life Inc. v. Federal Election Commission

Docket No. 04-1477: Jones v. Flowers.

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate reconvenes tomorrow at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House reconvenes Jan. 31 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Open-source conference — all day OSS.net Inc. holds the Global Information Operations Conference. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Rep. Rob Simmons, Connecticut Republican, “My Personal Vision for the Future of Open Source Information-Sharing: Why the Diplomatic and Civil Affairs Models Must Prevail”

Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/242-1700.

Palestinian elections — 9 a.m. The Council for the National Interest holds a public hearing, “Palestinian Elections 2006: Politics and the Future of Palestine.” Participants include Afif Safieh, Palestinian representative to the U.S., and Tim Rothermel, former U.N. Development Program representative to the Occupied Territories. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/863-2951.

National security — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Implementing the National Security Strategy: The Quadrennial Defense Review in an Era of Coalition Partnerships.” Participants include Michele Flournoy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Michael Shoebridge of the Embassy of Australia. Location: Embassy of Australia, 1601 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Willard celebration — 10 a.m. The Willard Intercontinental Hotel begins a yearlong celebration, “A Hotel’s Legacy, A Nation’s History.” The Willard has hosted nearly every U.S. president since Franklin Pierce in 1853 and has been home to numerous historical events. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Crystal Room. Contact: 202/637-7309 or 202/637-7304.

Korean relations — 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds an address, “North Korea Since 2000: Prospects for Inter-Korean Relations,” by Park Jae-kyu, former minister of unification for the Republic of Korea. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Washingtonian luncheon — noon Washingtonian magazine holds its Washingtonians of the Year luncheon. Participants include D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/727-5011.

Global governance initiative — 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a Global Governance Initiative and World Economic Forum briefing, “Are Global Actions Matching Global Aspirations?” Participants include Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution; Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine; and Tim Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

King commemoration — 4 p.m. The American University Washington College of Law holds a Martin Luther King birthday commemoration. The program concludes with a reception for the law school community and guests. Location: AU/WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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