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- The Washington Times - Monday, May 26, 2008

SENATE

FLOOR SCHEDULE

9:15 a.m. FLOOR SCHEDULE Meets for pro forma session.

HOUSE

No scheduled events.

GENERAL CALENDAR

May 27-31. GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE 35th annual International Conference on Global Health, focusing on "Community Health: Delivering Engaging, Serving, Leading." Speakers include Margaret Chan; director, WHO; Henrietta Fore, administrator, USAID; Jaime Sepulveda, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW Contact: Laura Barnitz, 202/833-5900, Ext 3204

7:45 a.m. GUANTANAMO PROTESTERS Demonstrators hold two events pegged to today's hearing for anti-Guantanamo demonstrators arrested outside the U.S. Supreme Court in January. Location: Outside the DC Superior Court, Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave. NW Contact: Frida Berrigan, 347/683-4928

8 a.m. May 26-30. WETLAND SCIENTISTS Society of Wetland Scientists holds 29th annual meeting. Theme is "Capitalizing on Wetlands." Opening plenary session, with SWS president Pat Megonigal, opening remarks; Grace Bottitta, on saving the Chesapeake Bay; John Acorn, on wetlands; Francesca Grifo, Union of Concerned Scientists; Carl Hiassen, "A Conversation with Carl Hiassen." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road. Washington.

11 a.m. CLIMATE CHANGE The U.S. Climate Change Science Program holds a teleph9one briefing to release the report "Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 4.3: The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity. Contact: 202/720-4623 Notes: Call-In Number: 888/989-9783; passcode: 2513469

1 p.m. NASA BRIEFING NASA Goddard Space Flight Center holds teleconference at 1 p.m. Science and mission status briefing covers NASA's upcoming Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) mission. Contact: Robert Naeye, 301/286-4453

1 p.m. RFK LEGACY-40 YEARS LATER Associates and observers of Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 presidential run look back on its significance and achievements, 40 years later. Forum is titled, "To Seek a Newer World: A Symposium on the Life and Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy." Location: Freedom Forum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Contacts: Susan Bennett, 202/292-6310; and Tina Tate, 202/292-6313 Notes: Participants: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; former Kennedy associates John Doar, Peter Edelman, Frank Mankiewicz, John Nolan, John Seigenthaler, James E. Tolan, William vanden Heuvel; authors Jules Witcover, Thurston Clarke; former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director-Counsel Elaine Jones; former assistant to President Clinton, Jill Schuker; co-founder, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Chuck McDew.

2-7 p.m. ELIE WIESEL Nobel Peace Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel speaks to students in Washington. He'll also speak to community members later in the day. 2 p.m. Meets with students from kindergarten on up at Jewish Primary Day School. Delivers keynote address. 6045 16th St. NW. 7 p.m. Delivers Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture on subject of Peace and War in the Jewish Tradition. With Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic. 6th & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Contact: Steve Rabinowitz, 202/265-3000

3 p.m. KAZAKHSTAN The Special Envoy of the President of Kazakhstan, Deputy Foreign Minister Nulan Yermekbayev will discuss The Muslim World and the West: Kazakhstan's initiative for promoting interreligious peace and tolerance. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW

4:15 p.m. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS CONFERENCE Vicente Fox, former Mexican president, speaks.before the Association of International Educators 60th annual Conference and Expo. Location: Washington Convention Center, Mount Vernon Square. Contact: Ursula Oaks, 202/737-3699, Ext 253

4:30 p.m. MISRACH EXHIBITION Start of press preview for the "Richard Misrach: On the Beach" exhibition, on view from May 25-Sept. 1. Location: National Gallery of Art Contact: Deborah Ziska, 202/842-6353 Note: Remarks by National Gallery of Art officials and Richard Misrach begin at 5:15 p.m.