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• The Dalai Lama, who attends the Kalachakra for World Peace ritual at the Verizon Center.


• Interior Minister Daniel Lipsic of the Slovak Republic, who meets administration officials.

• Juergen Trittin, chairman of the Parliamentary Group of the Green Party of the German parliament who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


• Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis of Latvia, who addresses the Peterson Institute for International Economics on how Latvia survived the global financial crisis.

• He Wenping of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Annie S.C. Wu of the China-Africa Business Council. They discuss Chinese-African trade at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


• Dunja Mijatovic, representative for Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; and Rafal Rohozinski of the Canada Center for Global Security Studies. They testify about Internet freedom in Europe before the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe at 10 a.m. in Room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building.

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