- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 4, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Military book discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a book discussion with Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer, authors of “AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service and How it Hurts our Country.” Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Kofi Annan lecture — 11 a.m. — The George Washington University holds a lecture by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “The United States and the United Nations: Working Together in the 21st Century.” Mr. Annan also will receive an honorary doctor of public service degree. Location: GW, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends the Evening Parade and Silent Drill at the Marine Barracks, Eight and I streets Southeast.

VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana, Kazakhstan. Media availability with Mr. Nazarbayev follows meeting

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment report for April. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting to prepare for the 58th annual International Whaling Commission meeting to be held from June 16 to June 20 in St. Kitts and Nevis. Location: NOAA Science Center Room, 1301 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-9090, Ext. 183.

11 a.m. — Department of the Navy holds a meeting by teleconference of the Naval Research Advisory Committee to discuss a study undertaken by the panel. Location: Public access to the telephone conference will be available at the Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph St, Arlington. Contact: 703/696-6769.

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

Jewish committee meeting — all day — The American Jewish Committee holds its 100th annual meeting and inaugural International Leadership Conference. Events begin 7:30 a.m.

8 a.m. — Otto Schily, former German Interior minister; Israeli Maj. Gen. Gershon Ha’Cohen and Col. Oren Avman; and Daniel Benjamin of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “Terrorism: Toward a Global Strategy”

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K Streets Northwest. Contact: 202/265-3000 or 202/279-0005; 212/891-6771 or 917/449-1259.

Islam and democracy — all day — The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy holds its seventh annual conference. Events begin 8 a.m.

7 p.m. — Saad Eddine Othmani, secretary-general of the Party of Justice and Development in Morocco, delivers the Hesham Reda Memorial Lecture.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/265-1200.

Arab-Americans — all day — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a conference, “Arab-Americans and Political Participation.” Events begin 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — noon — John H. Sununu, former New Hampshire governor and former White House chief of staff, discusses “Being Part of the Solution.”

Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Latin American identity — all day — The Inter-American Development Bank hosts a conference, “Espacio USA: Vanguardia Latina 2006,” on Latin American identity. Events begin 8:45 a.m.

Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 703/707-0236.

Space day celebration — all day — The National Air and Space Museum holds its Space Day Celebration. Events begin 10 a.m. Former Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Democrat; former Sen. Harrison Schmitt, New Mexico Republican; Carl Walz, astronaut; and Ricky Arnold, educator astronaut, participate. Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Contact: 202/633-2374.

Avian Influenza — 9:30 a.m. — BirdLife International holds a briefing, “Avian Influenza, the Environment, and Migratory Birds: An Update on Key Findings and Risk Assessment.” Johan Schei, chairman of BirdLife International, and Lim Kim Keang, BirdLife Asia Council member, participate. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9285.

Ceremony — 10:20 a.m. — The American Foreign Service Association holds a Memorial Plaque Ceremony to honor Foreign Service members who died in the line of duty last year. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver remarks. AFSA President Anthony J. Holmes also participates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Diplomatic Lobby. Contact: 202/944-5501.

Women in Darfur — 11:30 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a briefing, “The Role of Women in Darfur’s Peace Process.” Safaa Elagib Adam, head of the Gender Experts Support Team to the negotiations in Abuja, Nigeria, and secretary-general of the Community Development Association, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Middle East peace — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion with Geoffrey Aronson of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, “The U.S. Soft Coup Against the Palestinian Authority.” Location: MEI, 1761 N St. NW, Boardman Room. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Democracy in Russia — noon — The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “NGOs, Philanthropy and the Fate of Democracy in Russia.” Ariel Cohen of the Heritage Foundation, Nikolai Gvosdev of the Nixon Center and Alexander Livshin of the Hudson Institute participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Lecture — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Martin Sherwin and Kai Bird, “Controlling the Bomb: The First Failure … and Iran.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Press conference — 1 p.m. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a press conference to announce the group of schools selected for the NASA Explorer School Program, designed to bring engaging mathematics, science and technology learning to educators, students and families. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-7232.

Israeli-Palestinian dialogues — 2 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Fresh Ideas, New Perspectives: Israeli- Palestinian Dialogues Led by Women.” Maha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas of the Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling in East Jerusalem; Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian Legislative Council member; Colette Avital, Knesset member; Naomi Chazan of the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Reception and dinner — 7 p.m. — The State Department and the National Science Foundation hold a reception and dinner to honor the nation’s top 100 middle and high school science and mathematics teachers. Location: State department, 2201 C St. NW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 703/276-2772, Ext. 17; 202/647-2492.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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