- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 2, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Corporate responsibility — all day — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Is Corporate Social Responsibility Serious Business?” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Guest-worker programs — noon — The Center for Immigration Studies sponsors a discussion on a wide-ranging guest-worker immigration program to be considered by the Senate. Bill King, former head of the Border Patrol Academy; Philip Martin, professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California at Davis; and Steven Camarota, director of research at CIS, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/466-8185.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to India and Pakistan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its weekly dairy products prices report and livestock slaughter annual report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

2 p.m. — National Park Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee to consider the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains; review the committee’s meeting, findings and dispute procedures; and receive presentations and statements by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, federal agencies and the public. Contact: 202/354-2206.

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

Saddam trial — all day — The Public International Law and Policy Group holds an event, “The War Crimes Institute: The Saddam Trial and International Law.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — noon — “The Saddam Trial on Trial”

Location: American Society of International Law, 2223 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/487-8713.

Tax discussion — 9 a.m. — The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Do Entrepreneurs Need Tax Reform?” Former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the Council on Foreign Relations, Donald Bruce of the University of Tennessee, Robert Carroll of the Treasury Department and Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Hudson Institute participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Budget forum — 9 a.m. — The National Housing Conference holds its annual budget forum, “The Bigger Picture: What’s the Budget Outlook for Fiscal 2007?” Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition, Barbara Sard of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Saul Ramirez of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials participate. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-2121.

Torture and international law — 9:30 a.m. — The American University Washington College of Law (AU WCL) hosts “The U.N. and Regional Systems’ Legal Framework on Torture,” a training seminar for policy-makers, judges, lawyers, advocates and academics to familiarize them with the international legal obligations concerning torture.

Highlights — 9:50 a.m. — Welcome and introduction by Claudio Grossman, dean of AU WCL and vice chairman of the United Nations Committee Against Torture

10 a.m. — U.N. Committee Against Torture discussion

3:30 p.m. — Panel discussion, “International Humanitarian Law”

5:30 p.m. — Closing reception

Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279. Note: RSVP to the Office of Special Events and Continuing Legal Education, 202/274-4075.

Biological invasions — 9:30 a.m. — The Ecological Society of America holds a discussion, “Biological Invasions: Scientific Recommendations for U.S. Policy and Management.” David Lodge of the University of Notre Dame, Susan Williams of the University of California and Richard Mack of Washington State University participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/833-8773, Ext. 224.

Pesticides assessment — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program holds a briefing, “Pesticides in the Nation’s Streams and Ground Water: A Decade of Assessments Provide Information for Future Protection.” Robert Hirsch, associate director for water at the USGS; Bob Gilliom, pesticide synthesis team leader at NAWQA; and Jim Jones, director of the Office of Pesticides at the Environmental Protection Agency, participate. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/628-1400.

Anti-Israeli messages — 9:30 a.m. — Christians for Fair Witness on the Middle East holds a press conference to warn against anti-Israeli messages that may be conveyed at a weekend New York conference by Sabeel, a Palestinian Ecumenical group. Dennis Hale, associate political science professor at Boston College; Ruth Lautt, national director of Fair Witness and a New York lawyer; and the Rev. Bruce Chilton, an Episcopalian priest, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 917/404-9609.

Energy budget — 10 a.m. — King Publishing Group holds a media breakfast with Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, who will discuss the department’s budget and initiatives. Location: King Publishing Group, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 1003. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Online drugs — 10 a.m. — Foley and Lardner LLP holds a discussion, “EBay vs. MercExchange: What it Could Mean for High Tech, Pharmaceuticals and Patent Reform.” Sharon Barner, partner and chairman of the Intellectual Property Department at Foley and Lardner; and Emery Simon, counselor to the Business Software Alliance, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/715-1562.

Journalism in Zimbabwe — 10 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) sponsors a briefing on recent developments affecting independent journalists in Zimbabwe focusing on escalating press repression. Isabella Matambanadzo, trustee of Voice of the People, one of Zimbabwe’s few remaining independent radio stations, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth floor auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Human rights — 10:15 a.m. — The Organization of American States holds a meeting of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which will hear testimony about the effect of current sentencing policies on communities of color within the U.S. Judge Patricia Wald, member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Effective Criminal Sanctions; and Charles Ogletree, executive director of Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, participate. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Women’s suffrage — noon — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Robert Cooney, author of “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement — A Photographic and Documentary History.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5221.

Development discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion by George Ayittey, economist-in-residence at American University, “An African Indigenous Blueprint for Development.” Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 200. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Concert — 6:30 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a concert by the Ensemble Corund, “A Shakespeare Serenade,” featuring songs based on his works. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-5502.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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