- Putin tells Merkel that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war
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- NYPD disbands unit that spied on Muslims to go after ‘real bad guys’
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Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/863-8614.
Climate policy briefing — 9:30 a.m. —The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds a briefing, “Beyond CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy): Tackling Transportation in Climate Policy.” Chelsea Maxwell, legislative assistant for Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican; and David Greene, research fellow at the Center for Transportation Analysis at the Oakridge National Laboratory, participate. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/628-1400.
EAC meeting — 10 a.m. —The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) meets to install new officers for 2008, vote on changes to the national voter registration form and a new organizational chart and to receive briefings on budget, advisory boards and an election data collection grant program. Location: EAC, 1225 New York Ave., Suite 150. Contact: 202/566-3100.
Public service program — 10 a.m. —The Partnership for Public Service holds a press conference and panel discussion on the new program, “FedExperience Transitions to Government,” and the report, “A Golden Opportunity: Recruiting Baby Boomers to Government.” Max Stier, president and chief executive officer of the Partnership for Public Service, and Linda Springer, director of the Office of Personnel Management, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 202/775-9111.
Women’s council — 10:15 a.m. —First lady Laura Bush delivers remarks at the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council meeting. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Riggs Library, third floor, Healy Hall. Contact: 202/456-6313.
Conservation remarks — 11 a.m. —Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner and Farm Service Agency Administrator Teresa Lasseter deliver remarks on a “milestone” in conservation programs by the Agriculture Department. Location: Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, patio. Contact: 202/720-4623.
NASA’s 50th anniversary — 12:30 p.m. —The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds an address by Google Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt on the benefits of technology, innovation and space exploration to honor NASA’s 50th anniversary. House Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon, Tennessee Democrat, participates. Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/358-1761.
American trade agenda — 12:30 p.m. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) discusses “Next Steps for the American Trade Agenda.” U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs Tim Stratford and former U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Manufacturers summit — 1 p.m. —The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) holds an Environmental Sustainability Summit for the Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Industry.
Highlights — 1 p.m. — Former Rep. Cal Dooley, California Democrat, president and chief executive officer of GMA, delivers welcoming remarks.
2 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson delivers keynote remarks.
Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/295-3950.
Renewable energy — 1:30 p.m. —The U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and BP America hold an energy newsmaker event to discuss 2007-08 renewable energy and climate legislation. Dave Hamilton, director of the Global Warming and Energy Program at the Sierra Club, and Randy Swisher, executive director of the American Wind Energy Association, participate. Location: USEA, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 550. Contact: 202/312-1505.
North Korea problem — 2:30 p.m. —The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) discusses “The North Korean Problem: Toward a Diplomatic Solution in 2008?” Jay Lefkowitz of the State Department and Larry Niksch of the Congressional Research Service participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.
Globalization lecture — 4 p.m. —The Library of Congress holds a lecture, “Economic Globalization in the Mirror of the Past,” with Herman Van der Wee, chairman of countries and cultures of the north at LOC. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-2692.
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