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1st:Monday

c Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai of India, who discusses U.S.-Indian relations in a briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

1st:Tuesday

c Members of the European Parliament: Derk Jan Eppink of Belgium and Geoffrey Van Orden of Britain, vice chairmen of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group; and Jan Zahradil of the Czech Republic, president of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists. They address the Heritage Foundation.

1st:Wednesday

• Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore of Ireland, chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He discusses human rights issues at a hearing of the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe at 11:30 a.m. in Room B-318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

•  Pedro Aspe, former finance secretary of Mexico, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

1st:Thursday

• Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy, who meets with President Obama and addresses the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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