- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 9, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

Traveling to Israel, the West Bank, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Jan. 8 to 16.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases the quarterly financial report — retail trade for third quarter of 2007. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

11:30 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the transportation services index for November. Location: 400 7th St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability to discuss safety developments to enhance transfusion and transplantation safety. Location: Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 240/453-8803.

3 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Environmental Education Advisory Council. The council will hold public meetings by conference call on the second Wednesday of each month through June 11. Contact: 202/564-0453.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 07-21 Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, consolidated with docket number 07-25, Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita, one hour argument

Docket number 06-1037 Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 11 a.m. in a pro-forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Seminar on Turkey — 9 a.m. — American University holds a seminar on “Turkey: At the Crossroads of Secular West and Traditional East.” Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Press conference — 9:30 a.m. — Education Week releases the report, “Quality Counts 2008,” which compares salaries for teachers in each state with wages for workers in similar professions. Virginia Edwards, editor and publisher of Education Week, and Lynn Olson, executive project editor of Quality Counts, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/955-9450, Ext. 319, or 202/955-9450, Ext. 324.

U.S. Public Service Academy — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Debating the Case for the U.S. Public Service Academy.” Frederick Hess and Philip Levy of AEI and Chris Myers Asch of the U.S. Public Service Academy participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Smoking campaign — 10 a.m. The U.S. Fire Administration announces the national kickoff of the “Smoking and Home Fire” campaign. U.S. Fire Administrator Gregory Cade and Cathy Hedrick, director of survivor programs at the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/842-3600, Ext. 254, or 202/842-3600, Ext. 241.

Republican women — 10 a.m. — The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County holds their first meeting of the new year. Location: 130 Lubrano Drive, lower-level conference room. Contact: 410/757-2345 or 410/956-4052.

Korea discussion — 10:45 a.m. — The Embassy of the Republic of Korea holds a discussion on “What Should Korea Aim for Now? National Challenges and the Leadership,” with Kongdan Oh Hassig, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Location: KORUS House, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/587-6168.

Saudi Arabia’s role — noon — The Center for National Policy holds a discussion on “Saudi Arabia’s Role in the Middle East.” Thomas Lippman, adjunct scholar of the Middle East Institute, and Simon Henderson, Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, participate. Location: Center for National Policy, 1 Massachusetts Ave. NW, third floor, Suite 333. Contact: 202/682-4119.

Liberal fascism — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning.” Jonah Goldberg, author, and Matthew Spalding, director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Innovative Partnerships for Peace — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion on “Innovative Partnerships for Peace: The Role of Extractive Industries in Resource-Based Conflict Prevention and Mitigation.” The seminar will feature analysis of existing frameworks and Latin American case studies in which extractive industries (such as mining, timber, oil, and gas) have attempted to explicitly prevent and mitigate conflict and to promote peace and stability. Avecita Chicchon, Latin American and Caribbean Program director of the Wildlife Conservation Society, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

State of the World noon The WorldWatch Institute releases the “State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy” report. Christopher Flavin, president of WorldWatch Institute, and Gary Gardner, State of the World 2008 project co-director, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/452-1999.

China’s Boomers — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “China’s Boomers: Implications if China’s Deterrent Goes to Sea,” focusing on China’s construction of ballistic missile submarines and its implications to U.S. national security. Christopher Twoney, assistant professor and associate chairman for research at the Department of National Security Affairs and co-director of the Center for Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Andrew Erickson, assistant professor of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the Strategic Research Department of the U.S. Naval War College, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Human rights — 12:30 p.m. — The Center for American Progress Action Fund holds a discussion on “Human Rights and the 2008 Presidential Campaign.” Karen DeYoung, associate editor of The Washington Post; Gary Haugen, president of the International Justice Mission; and William Schulz, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/481-8182.

Lecture — 1:30 p.m. — Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, and Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter deliver remarks, beginning at 1:30 p.m., to students of the Maritime Industries Academy. Location: Maritime Industries Academy, 790 West North Avenue., Baltimore. Contact: 202/225-4289 or 410/685-9199.

No Child Left Behind Act — 2 p.m. — Rand Corp. holds a briefing on “No Child Left Behind Act: What Do We Know and What Does it Tell Us?” John Deasy, superintendent of Prince George’s County Schools; Michelle Rhee, chancellor of D.C. Public Schools; and Laura Hamilton, Brian Stecher and Georges Vernez, Rand Corp. researchers, participate. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5117 or 703/413-1100, Ext. 5320.

Ceremony — 5 p.m. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers and Algerian Ambassador Amine Kherbi deliver remarks at a cultural artifact repatriation ceremony. Location: Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 2137 Wyoming Ave. NW. Contact: 202/265-2800.

Book discussion — 5:30 p.m. — The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Women’s Action for New Directions and the Independent Institute hold a book discussion on “Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance,” with author Mike Moore. Location: Hans Bethe Center, 322 Fourth St. NE. Contact: 800/927-8733.

Hearing — 6 p.m. — The Defense Department and the Department of the Navy hold a public hearing on the “Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Activities To Implement 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Actions at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.” Location: Pooks Hill Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-2722.

Film screening — 7 p.m. — The GI Film Festival, HealthNet Federal Services, Military.com and Military Connection hold a screening of “Grace Is Gone,” a film about a father who must raise his daughters alone after his wife is killed in the Iraq war. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/887-4877.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — The National Archives holds a book discussion on “This Republic is Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” with author and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Community service day — 7:30 a.m. Honest Tea and City Year hold a community service day to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Honest Tea. Location: Marie Reed Learning Center, 2200 Champlain St. NW. Contact: 651/789-1269.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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