- The Washington Times - Friday, March 28, 2008

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Gulf industrialization — 9:30 a.m. — The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University holds its annual symposium, Industrialization in the Gulf: A Socioeconomic Revolution. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Copley Formal Lounge. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Climate change on coast — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Geological Survey holds a briefing on how climate change affects coastal communities. Participants include David Carter of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Margaret Davidson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and E. Robert Thieler of USGS. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325. Contact: 703/648-6624.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in the Oval Office of the White House. Tours the Novadebt facilities in Freehold, N.J. Delivers remarks on housing at the Novadebt facilities.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the personal income and outlays for February 2008. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the regional and state employment and unemployment for February 2008. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of Public Health and Scienceholds a meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, to receive and discuss reports from an ad hoc subcommittee and from the Subpart A Subcommittee. Location: The Sheraton National Hotel, 900 S. Orme St. Arlington. Contact: 240/453-8231.

9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and Humanitiesholds a meeting to receive an update from the Government Affairs office. The meeting will include a presentation on the NEA Jazz Initiative, including guest speakers and a performance. After the presentations the council will review and vote on applications and guidelines, and the meeting will conclude with a general discussion. Location: Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room M-09. Contact: 202/682-5570.

1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board Staff Officeholds a meeting by teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee’s Ozone Review Panel, to hold follow-on discussions concerning the Final Rule for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. Contact: 202/343-9994.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session, Spring District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Natural Resourcesnational parks, forests and public lands subcommittee and energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a joint field hearing on “Community Impacts of Proposed Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon National Park.” Joe Shirley, president of the Navajo Nation; Ona Segundo, chairwoman of the Kaibab Paiute Tribe, testify. Location: Flagstaff City Hall, 211 West Aspen Ave. Flagstaff, Ariz. Contact: 202/225-6065.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health journalism conference — all day The Association of Health Care Journalists holds its 2008 Annual Health Journalism Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund; David Himmelstein, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; Tom Miller, resident fellow of the American Enterprise Institute; Julie Barnes, deputy director of the Health Policy Program of the New America Foundation; and Julie Appleby, reporter at USA Today, participate in a panel discussion on “Election 2008: Which Way to Health Reform?”

2:15 p.m. — Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt holds a media briefing

Location: DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 573/884-5606.

Aging in America conference — 8 a.m. The American Society on Aging holds its 2008 Aging in America Conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post delivers remarks

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 866/734-6736.

Epilepsy discussion — 9 a.m. The Epilepsy Foundation holds a roundtable discussion on recommendations in response to the challenges uncovered by a new national survey, including gaps in patient-physician communication involving medication-related side effects and low public awareness of epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation President and CEO Eric Hargis; Neurologists David Labinwer, Mark Spitz and Georgia Montouris, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 312/729-4453.

Journalism’s future — 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club and the Missouri School of Journalism holds a program on “The Next Century: Journalism for a Digital Globe,” as a part of the National Press Club Centennial Week Celebration.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Karl Erik Gustafsson, professor of mass media economics in Sweden; Liss Jeffrey, expert in media literacy in Canada; Vincent Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, host of a radio program in Ghana; Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom; and Geneva Overholser of the Missouri School of Journalism, participate in a symposium on media innovation and successes

12:30 p.m. — Neil Budde, president and editor in chief of Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, and Yahoo! Sports, delivers remarks

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Health and poverty — 10 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center’s Journal on Poverty Law and Policy and O’Neill Institute for Global and National Health Law hold a symposium on “The First Wealth is Health: The Nexus of Health, Poverty, and the Law.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Peter Edelman, professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, delivers remarks

4:15 p.m. — Ellen Lawton, executive director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children; and David Schulman of the AIDS Discrimination Unit of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, participate in a panel discussion on “Practical Approaches to Health and Poverty”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

OAS meeting — 11 a.m. The Organization of American States holds a special meeting with Jacques Edouard Alexis, prime minister of the Republic of Haiti. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Transportation issues — noon The Transportation Table holds a luncheon discussion on, “Congress, Highways and Transportation’s Road Ahead,” with Jim Kolb, staff director of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Highways and Transit Subcommittee. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/355-1142.

World’s youth — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “The ‘W’ Generation: How the World’s Youth See America.” Amar Bakshi, online correspondent of The Washington Post; and Patrick Doherty, deputy director of the American Strategy Program of NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Russia discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “Is Russia Entering the Post-Putin Era? Fresh Impressions of Russia After the Elections,” with Thomas Graham, former special assistant to President Bush and senior director for Russian affairs at the National Security Council and currently senior director at Kissinger Associates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 812. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Southeast Asia forum — 3:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on Burma and Southern Thailand. Mary Callahan, associate professor at the University of Washington-Seattle; Tom Kramer, researcher at the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Building Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Troop support — 7 p.m. The D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com holds an event to mark the third anniversary of the group’s troop support rallies at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with a celebration outside the main gate to the hospital. Location: Outside the Main Gate of Walter Reed, Georgia Avenue and Elder Street NW. Contact: 202/309-1589.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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