- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 12, 2008

30 a.m. - The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation commemorates the first anniversary of the Victims of Communism Memorial. Speakers include Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat; and Reps. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat; Thaddeus McCotter, Michigan Republican; Steve King, Iowa Republican; Shelley Berkley, Nevada Democrat; and Jackie Speier, California Democrat. Following the ceremony, Rep. Tom Lantos, California Democrat who died in February, will be awarded the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom. His wife, Annette Lantos, will accept the medal on his behalf. Location: Ceremony at Massachusetts and New Jersey avenues Northwest. Luncheon at Georgetown University Law Center, 550 First St. NW, Eric Hotung International Law Building, Room 2001. Contact: 202/589-1991.

Global attitudes - 2 p.m. - The Pew Research Center holds a news conference on its 2008 Global Attitudes survey conducted in 24 countries. The report examines attitudes toward the United States, including U.S. foreign policy and the presidential election. Briefers include Andrew Kohut, president, Pew Research Center, and director, Pew Global Attitudes Project; David Brooks, New York Times columnist; and Moises Naim, editor in chief, Foreign Policy magazine. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/419-4372.

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