- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 10, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

On foreign travel to Israel, the West Bank, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m.. Census Bureaureleases the monthly wholesale trade for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the airline-traffic data for October. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a public hearing, “U.S.-Israel Agricultural Trade: Probable Economic Effect on U.S. and Israeli Agricultural Industries of Conducting Such Trade in a Free-Trade Environment.” Location: International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.

9:15 a.m. — U.S. Institute of Peace holds a meeting of the board of directors to receive the chairman’s report; the president’s report; budget discussion; select the National Peace Essay contest topic; and discuss other general issues. Location: 1200 17th St. NW, Suite 200. Contact: 202/429-3836.

9:30 a.m. — Export-Import Bank holds a meeting, “Transaction Due Diligence Best Practices.” Location: Export-Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 1143. Contact: 202/565-3957.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-321.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m.. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a field briefing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s denial of California’s request for a waiver to regulate greenhouse-gas pollution from motor vehicles. California Attorney General Jerry Brown; Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board; Fran Pavley, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Carl Pope, Sierra Club, testify. Location: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 North Spring St., City Council Chamber. Contact: 202/224-8832.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will next meet Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Homeland security — 8:30 a.m. The Homeland Security Department’s Policy Directorate holds a meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to review recommendations from the Administration Transition Task Force and other HSAC subgroups.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Closed session in the Seminar Room

10:55 a.m. — Open session in the William P. Wood Conference Center

11:25 p.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks and participates in a swearing-in ceremony for new HSAC members.

12:30 p.m. — Closed session in the Seminar Room

Location: U.S. Secret Service building, 950 H St. NW. Contact: 202/447-3135.

Child welfare — 9 a.m. The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Racial Disparity in the Child Welfare System.” Sharlynn Bobo, D.C. Child and Family Services Agency, and Marla McDaniel, Urban Institute Center for Labor, Human Services and Population, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Abolition anniversary — 9 a.m. The National Archives holds a symposium, “Abolition and the Road to Freedom: 200th Anniversary of the Slave Trade Act of 1808.” Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States, and Lonnie Bunch, National Museum of African American History and Culture, participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, William G. McGowan Theater. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Trans-Atlantic partnership — 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion, “Toward a Grand Strategy in an Uncertain World: Renewing the Trans-Atlantic Partnership,” with senior military leaders. Kurt Volker, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and former Joint Chiefs Chairman John Shalikashvili participate. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Sub-Saharan Africa — 9 a.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a discussion on development, trade and labor in sub-Saharan Africa. Rep. Phil Hare, Illinois Democrat, and Esther De Haan, Center for Research on Multinational Corporations, participate. Location: Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW, Suite 300, East Tower. Contact: 202/775-8810.

Early retirees’ health coverage — 10 a.m. — The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion, “Anxiety Over Early Retirees’ Health Coverage.” Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America, and Annette Guarisco, General Motors, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Kenya discussion — 10 a.m.. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Kenya: A Post-Election Assessment.” Joel Barkan, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Calestous Juma of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at Harvard University, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

U.S. economy — 10 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “If, When, How? Prospects for Fiscal Stimulus in the U.S. Economy.” Robert E. Rubin, former Treasury secretary; Peter Orszag, Congressional Budget Office; Martin Feldstein, Harvard University professor; and Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

State of the race — noon — National Journal and MSNBC host a lunch discussion, “State of the Race: Who Are the Big Winners and Losers After the Early Primaries?” Chuck Todd, MSNBC, and David Morris, Congress Daily, participate. Location: Columbus Club at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/266-7476.

Korean trade — noon — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks to the Korean Economic Institute about the U.S.-Korea Free-Trade Agreement and contributions of Korean-Americans to the U.S. economy. Location: Korea Economic Institute, 201 F St. NW, Suite 910. Contact: 202/464-1982.

Russian culture discussion — 3:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Presentation of Self in Russian Culture: The Case for Vladimir Putin,” with Dmitri Shalin, University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Smithsonian hearing — 5:30 p.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds a hearing to receive comments on the draft environmental-impact statement and National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Consultation for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 8th and G streets Northwest, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Contact: 202/633-5183 or 202/633-5188.

Rice book discussion — 6 p.m. The Women’s Foreign Policy Group holds a book discussion, “Condoleezza Rice: An American Life,” with author and former New York Times correspondent Elisabeth Bumiller. Location: Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, 3150 South St. NW. Contact: 202/884-8597.

Burma discussion — 6:30 p.m. The World Affairs Council holds a discussion, “Burma: The Next Steps.” Priscilla Clapp, chief of mission to Burma from 1999 to 2002, and Derek Mitchell, International Security Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, participate. Location: WAC, 1800 K St. NW, Suite 1014. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Building an African future — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a discussion, “Contemporary Foundation: Building an African Future,” with Carolyn Armenta Davis, architecture critic, curator and writer. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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