Predictions discussion 12:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Forecasts of the 20th Century: An Amusing Review.” Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5834.
11 a.m. Hosts the second of the twice-yearly EU-U.S. summits, White House.
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9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly coal report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
2:30 p.m. Federal Reserve System, board of governors holds a meeting to discuss proposed 2000 fee schedules for priced services and proposed 2000 Federal Reserve Bank budgets. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, C Street entrance between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3204.
Herbicides workshop 9 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds a workshop on “Historic Exposure Reconstruction Model for Herbicides in Vietnam: Phase 3.” Location: National Academy of Sciences Foundry Building, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2357.
Selling seminar 9 a.m. The Small Business Administration’s Washington District Office holds a seminar on “Selling to the Federal Government.” Location: ninth floor, 1110 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-4000, Ext. 287.
Education Department news conference 9:30 a.m. The Education Department holds a news conference to release a study on distance education in U.S. colleges and universities. Marshall Smith, acting deputy education secretary, participates. Location: secretary’s conference room, Education Department. Contact: 202/401-1579.
Honor cordon 9:45 a.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen hosts an honor cordon to welcome Lt. Gen. Sat Tokapakbayev, minister of defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Location: Pentagon River entrance, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Television discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a news conference featuring a discussion on the urgent need for the Federal Communications Commission to hold public hearings on the future of television in the digital age. The speaker is Mark Lloyd, People for Better TV. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Kosovo briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a briefing on the recent Kosovo Serb meeting, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the development of a democratic and multiethnic Kosovo. Location: executive conference room, second floor, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.
Report release 10 a.m. The National Academy of Sciences’ international affairs office releases the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization social science report. Location: Board Room, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2807.
Glickman meeting 10:30 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman holds media availability after meeting with consumer groups’ food safety leaders. Location: room 200-A, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.
Slater speech 10:30 a.m. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater attends a Wright Brothers 96th Anniversary Celebration and delivers its keynote speech. Location: International Terminal, Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Contact: 202/366-5565.
Israel-Syria talks briefing 11 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a news briefing on “The Israel-Syria Talks: An Assessment.” The participants include: Richard N. Haass, vice president and director of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, and Shibley Telhami, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Olympic lawsuit news conference 11:15 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a news conference to discuss the filing of a lawsuit concerning the District’s bid for the Summer Olympics. Location: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, courthouse steps, 333 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Research collaboration seminar noon The National Academy of Sciences’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable holds a seminar on “University-Industry Research Collaboration.” Location: Room 250, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Molecular mechanisms lecture noon The National Institutes of Health hold a lecture on “Molecular Mechanisms of Homologous Recombination and DNA Mismatch Repair.” The speaker is Dr. Peggy Hsieh, Genetics and Biochemistry Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Location: Wilson Hall, Building 1, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1921.
“A Toy for A Tapa” drive noon In celebration of Three Kings Day, the Spanish gift-giving holiday, Toro Tapas and Grill offers a complimentary tapa to patrons who bring in a new or gently used and unwrapped toy. All toys collected during the “A Toy for A Tapa” drive, through Dec. 20th, will be donated to foster children of the Kaleidoscope program of the Alternative House, a nonprofit charity organization that aids children, teen-agers, and families in need. Location: Toro Tapas and Grill, Village at Shirlington, 4053 South 28th St., Arlington. Contact: 202/466-6286.
Vaccines lecture noon The National Institutes of Health holds a lecture on “Frontiers in Immunization: New and Improved Vaccines.” The speakers are Drs. Albert Kapikian and Robert Purcell, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-5678.
Christmas luncheon 12:30 p.m. The British-American Business Association and Virgin Atlantic hold a “British-American Christmas Luncheon and Millennium Party.” Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-0010.
EU-U.S. summit briefing 1 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on “Result of the European Union-U.S. Summit.” The participants are Alan Larson, undersecretary of state for economic affairs, and Anthony Wayne, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for European affairs. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/661-8948.
Drug survey announcement 1 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala and Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, announce the results of the 25th Monitoring the Future Survey, detailing lifetime use, past year use, past month and daily use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco by 45,000 students in 433 schools. Location: Humphrey Building Auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.
EU-U.S. summit news conference 1:15 p.m. European leaders hold a news conference on the EU-U.S. summit. The participants include: Marti Ahtisaari, president of Finland and president of the European Union Council; Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission; Pascal Lamy, European Trade Commissioner; Kimmo Sasi, trade minister of Finland; and Paavo Lipponen, prime minister of Finland. Location: Delegation of the European Commission, 2300 M St. NW. Contact: 202/862-9540.
Holiday program 1:30 p.m. The Church of Scientology’s Drug-Free Marshals Program presents its holiday program of entertainment and singing for 500 children. Location: J.O. Wilson Elementary School, 660 K St. NE. Contact: 202/667-6404.
Software discussion 8:15 p.m. Washington Metropolitan Objectivist Discussion holds a discussion on “Open Source Software.” The speaker is Eric Raymond, Internet developer and writer. Location: Hunan Palace, 1812 N. Moore St., Arlington. Contact: 703/820-7696.