- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres.

—The NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards’ subcommittee on radiation protection and nuclear materials holds a meeting. Location: Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7656.

—Full Committee. Hearing on efforts to combat piracy. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy; Vice Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., Joint Chiefs of Staff; Ambassador Stephen Mull, State Department. Location: Room 325, Russell.

HOUSE

— Full Committee. Hearing on the impact of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on state and local governments. Location: Room 2128, Rayburn.

—Full Committee. Hearing on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. Richard C. Holbrooke, U.S. envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan; Lisa Curtis, the Heritage Foundation; C. Christine Fair, RAND Corp.; and Daniel Markey, Council on Foreign Relations. Location: Room 2172, Rayburn.

—Full Committee. Closed. Briefing on the Marine deployment in Afghanistan. Location: Room HVC-304, Capitol.

- - Livestock, dairy and poultry subcommittee and the emerging threats, cybersecurity and science and technology subcommittee. Joint hearing on the National Animal Identification System. Location: Room 1300, Longworth.

GENERAL AGENDA

—The Radiological Threat Awareness Coalition holds its Homeland Security Policy Summit, the second in a series of forums on radiological security, national emergency preparedness and terrorism. The event focuses on current trends in federal homeland security priorities and spending as it relates to radiological threats; and what adjustments might be made in order to ensure better preparedness for communities and first responders. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Columbia Room A, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-5823.

- - The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion, “Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience.” Speakers: Stuart Brown, special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction; Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in foreign policy, Brookings Institution; and James Carafano, assistant director, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

— Speaks on “Governance, Growth and Development in Afghanistan.” Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-4396.

—The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy holds its 10th anniversary national conference. Luncheon discussion: “Future Prospects for Islam and Democracy” with Ahmed Shaheed, minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Maldives. Dinner program: “Building Bridges of Understanding Between the U.S. and the Muslim World” with Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat; Shibley Telhami, Brookings Institution; and others. Location: Sheraton-Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/439-1441.

Source: Associated Press

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