Election forum noon The Cato Institute presents a policy forum titled “The 2000 Election and the Politics of the Future.” The participants include Peter Beinart, the New Republic; Nick Gillespie, Reason; and Richard Lowry, National Review. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Art book lecture 6 p.m. The Independent Women’s Forum presents a discussion on the book “Exhibitionism: Art in an Era of Intolerance.” The speaker is Lynne Munson, the book’s author, American Enterprise Institute research fellow, and former special assistant to former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Lynne Cheney. She will be introduced by Hilton Kramer, New York Observer art critic. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.
4:15 p.m. Addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Convention and Business Expo, Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW.
VICE PRESIDENT GORE
Noon Addresses Wisconsin voters, Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee, Wis.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
9:30 a.m. Appropriations, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on Persian Gulf war illnesses. H. Ross Perot, president/CEO/ chairman of Perot Systems Corp., testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
10 a.m. Commerce Committee holds a hearing on “The Global Need for Access to Safe Drinking Water.” Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the implementation of the Iran Nonproliferation Act. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10:30 a.m. Ways and Means, oversight subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the federal tax treatment of employee stock option plans under current law. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625 or 202/225-8933.
1:30 p.m. Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy, and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on “Getting U.S. Aid to Colombia.” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
Pacesetting women symposium all day The National Cathedral School holds a symposium on “Pacesetting Women of the 20th Century” as part of its 100th birthday celebration.
Highlights 8 p.m. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, keynote address.
Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6348.
Families symposium all day Howard University hosts a Million Family March Scholars Symposium on Black Families. Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention all day The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its 21st Annual Convention and Business Expo.
Highlights 11 a.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers.
4:15 p.m. President Clinton and panel explore strategic alliances between blacks and Hispanics for economic development.
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/829-7840.
Transportation symposium all day The Transportation Department, the District and the Greater Washington Board of Trade host an International Transportation Symposium: “Moving to the 21st Century Best Practices of Today and Lessons for Tomorrow.” Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater holds a news conference at 3 p.m. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/366-0660.
Energy forum 8:30 a.m. The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosts a forum, “E-Vision 2000: Key Issues that Will Shape Our Energy Future.” The dinner speaker is Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/548-4662.
Russian crime briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty hold a briefing on “Economic Crime in Russia and Ukraine: A Status Report.” The speaker is Vladimir Brovkin, director of the money-laundering project at American University’s Transnational Crime and Corruption Center. Location: fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Millennium summit conference 9 a.m. American University’s Center for the Global South hosts a conference to evaluate the U.N. Millennium Summit held in September in New York City. Mark Malloch-Brown, U.N. Development Program administrator, delivers a keynote address at 9 a.m. The luncheon speaker is Kemal Dervis, World Bank vice president. Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Dresden Green Diamond installation preview 9:30 a.m. The National Museum of Natural History holds a media preview of the installation of the Dresden Green Diamond next to the Hope Diamond. Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution NW. Contact: 202/357-2438.
Book forum 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion on the book “Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Ramsey case discussion 10 a.m. The Freedom Forum’s Newseum presents a special program on “Coverage and Controversy,” featuring John and Patsy Ramsey, the parents of JonBenet Ramsey, whose murder remains unsolved, answering questions from University of Maryland journalism students about being in the media spotlight. Location: 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Contact: 703/284-2895.
Anti-Asian violence news conference 10 a.m. The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium holds a news conference to release preliminary data on incidents of anti-Asian violence in 1999. Lilian Ileto and Ishmael Ileto, mother and brother of slain Philippine postal worker Joseph Ileto, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-2300.
HIV/AIDS grants announcement 11:30 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo holds a news conference call to announce more than $23 million in HIV/AIDS grants for programs in 17 states. Location: dial-in: 800/611-1147. Contact: 202/708-0685.
Minimum wage rally noon Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, hold a rally to call for a raise in the minimum wage. Location: Capitol, Lawn, East Front. Contact: 202/225-0100.
U.S.-Russia Business Council meeting noon The U.S.-Russia Business Council holds its eighth annual members and directors meeting. The keynote speaker is Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-9187.
National Economists Club luncheon noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting featuring “Statistics for the 21st Century.” The speaker is Katharine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Survey release noon The Health Insurance Association of America presents a luncheon news briefing to release a new survey on public opinion about long-term care insurance. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/824-1787 or 202/824-1786.
Manufacturing forum noon The Congressional Economic Leadership Institute hosts a luncheon forum on “Manufacturing in the New Economy” with the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-5007 or 202/262-8220.
American Life League news conference 1 p.m. The American Life League presents a news conference on “Preventing Violence Against Women.” Location: Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 540/659-4171.
Winter weather forecast news conference 3 p.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a news conference to release the winter weather forecast for the United States. Location: Room 4830, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-3091 or 202/713-0622.
Vigil 5:30 p.m. Amnesty International and the Sierra Club hold a vigil for Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera, Mexican environmental activists convicted of what backers say are trumped-up drug and weapons charges. Location: Mexican Embassy, 1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/675-6698 or 202/544-6304, ext. 302.