- The Washington Times - Monday, December 10, 2001

Affirmative action discussion noon The Cato Institute presents a book forum on "Big Government and Affirmative Action: The Scandalous History of the Small Business Administration." The participants include: Jonathan Bean, history professor at Southern Illinois University and the book's author; Eugene Foley, former administrator of the Small Business Administration; and Roger Clegg, general counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Afghanistan discussion 2 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Challenges Facing Post-Taliban Afghanistan." T. Kumar, Amnesty International, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

5 p.m. Participates in the lighting of the menorah, White House.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

8:30 a.m. Agriculture Department holds a meeting of the Cooperative State Research Service's forestry advisory council. Location: Room 3455, Waterfront Centre, 800 Ninth St. SW. Contact: 202/401-4190.
8:30 a.m.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hold a meeting of the national task force on fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effect. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 770/488-7372.
9 a.m.
Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on minority health. Location: Thoroughbred Room, Hilton Hotel Washington, 919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-9923.
10 a.m.
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board meets. Location: Conference Room 4506, fourth floor, 1250 H St. NW. Contact: 202/942-1640.
10 a.m.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a meeting of the board of directors. Location: Board Room, sixth floor, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6992.

Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hand down decisions. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

Meets at 3 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of David Bunning to be district court judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2 p.m.
Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to consider the costs and tradeoffs of the options for reform, and to hear from three resources who help provide Congress with nonpartisan information on Social Security. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

Meets at 2 p.m. for a pro forma session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Terrorism and democracy conference 9 a.m. The Organization of American States and George Washington University's Center for Latin American Issues present a conference on "Terrorism and Democracy." Location: Hall of the Americas, Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.
Cerf speech 9 a.m. New Technology Week holds its first Newsmakers Breakfast, featuring Vinton Cerf, one of the founders of the Internet, discussing "Development of the Interplanetary Internet." Location: Suite 1003, King Publishing Group, 1325 G St. NW. Contact: 202/662-9714.
Social Security report briefing 10 a.m. The Congressional Budget Office holds a news briefing to release a report, "Social Security: A Primer," which analyzes strategies proposed to address the nation's shifting demographics, with emphasis on economic and budgetary issues. Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, participates. Location: 483 Ford House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2602.
Cuba forum 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum titled "The United States and Cuba: Back to the Beginning." The speaker is Mark Falcoff, author of the new book, "The Cuban Revolution and the United States, 1958-1960: A History in Documents." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Lion and Lamb Project news conference 10 a.m. The Lion and Lamb Project holds a news conference to release its annual Top-20 and Dirty Dozen Violent Toy lists in time for peak shopping days. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772.
U.N. discussion 10:30 a.m. The U.N. Washington Office and the Norwegian Embassy present a discussion on "The Role of the U.N. in the World" to recognize the Nobel Peace Prize presentation in Oslo to the United Nations and Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The participants include: Sheila Sisulu, South African ambassador; Michael Southwick, deputy assistant secretary of state for global issues; and Karen de Young, The Washington Post, moderator. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2211.
Hawn speech 12:30 p.m. Goldie Hawn, actress, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. She will discuss the WordsCanHeal.org campaign to reduce verbal violence and promote the healing power of words by creating a "Better Normal" than the norm before September 11 terrorist acts changed the mood of the country. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Tax policy seminar 1:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a joint tax policy and trade policy seminar, "Should the WTO [World Trade Organization] Determine U.S. Tax Policy?" The participants include: Gary Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics; Dave Brumbaugh, Congressional Research Service; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute; and John Meagher, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Common Cause news conference 2 p.m. Common Cause holds a news conference to support free and open debate in wartime. The participants include: Scott Harshbarger, Common Cause; Laura Murphy, American Civil Liberties Union; Roger Pilon, Cato Institute; Morton Halperin, Council on Foreign Relations; Virginia Sloan, Constitution Project; and Jerry Berman, Center for Democracy and Technology. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/736-5770.
Book launch 2:30 p.m. The Heritage Foundation and the Strategic Studies Institute present a book launch of "The Costs of Conflict: The Impact on China of a Future War." The participants include Andrew Scobell, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, editor; and Larry Wortzell, director of the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, host. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
"Fiscal Survey of States" report news conference 2:30 p.m. The National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers hold a news conference to release the biannual "Fiscal Survey of States" report. Location: Room 333, Hall of States, 444 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/624-5334.
Vietnam lecture 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a lecture on "Renovation in Vietnam and Vietnam-U.S. Relations." The speaker is Nguyen Tan Dung, permanent deputy prime minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Terrorism discussion 6 p.m. Women in International Security presents a discussion, "Terrorism, Its Sources and the U.S. Response." The speakers include: Martha Crenshaw, Wesleyan University; Stacy Closson, State Department; Shireen Hunter, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mona Yacoubian, consultant; and Jill Hutchings, State Department. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/687-2964.
2000 election forum and discussion 7 p.m. American University hosts a forum about the 2000 election and its aftermath on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision. The participants include: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, author of "A More Perfect Union"; David Kaplan, Newsweek reporter and author of "The Accidental President"; John Nichols, columnist, and author of "Jews for Buchanan"; and Richard Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals judge, and author of "Breaking the Deadlock." Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Kalb Report forum 8 p.m. AOL-Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin, who announced on Wednesday that he will retire in the spring, discusses financial pressures facing news organizations and the impact of war coverage during a conversation with journalist/scholar Marvin Kalb. The forum is the third in a seven-part series titled "The Kalb Report: Journalism at the Crossroads." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/994-3566

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