Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Afghanistan briefing 3:30 p.m. The Washington Foreign Press Center holds a news briefing on “Report on a Visit to Afghanistan.” The speaker is Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: Suite 800, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/504-6318.
Education town meeting 8 p.m. The Education Department holds a satellite meeting on “No Child Left Behind: What It Means for Parents.” Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Note: A 6:30 p.m. reception at 2775 S. Quincy St., Arlington, precedes the meeting. Location: WETA Studios, 3620 S. 27th St., Arlington. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Visits a charitable food organization in Washington and meets with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines.

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for September 2001. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2:30 p.m.
Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury Bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

8 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the biomass research and development technical advisory committee. Location: Room 6E-069, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-7766.
9 a.m.
Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the aircraft repair and maintenance advisory committee. Location: Bessie Coleman Conference Center, 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/267-9952.
10 a.m.
State Department holds a meeting of the advisory committee on international economic policy. Location: Room 1107, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-0847.

Afghanistan reconstruction conference all day The State Department and Japan host an Afghanistan reconstruction conference.
Highlights 9 a.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and Treasury Secretary Paul H. O’Neill, opening remarks.
Location: 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Clean-coal conference 9 a.m. The Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy holds its Clean Coal and Power Conference, “Reliable and Affordable Energy: A Clean Look at Coal.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-7920.
Ministerial conference discussion 9 a.m. The Global Business Dialogue and the National Foreign Trade Council hold a discussion on “Last Week in Doha: A Retrospective on the Fourth Ministerial Conference of the WTO.” Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5075.
Awards ceremony 9:30 a.m. The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights holds a ceremony to award the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. The participants include: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Ethel Kennedy; Frank Sesno, CNN; and Darci Frigo of Parana, Brazil, recipient. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.
Honor cordon 10 a.m. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines to the Pentagon. Location: Pentagon River Entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Chechyna discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about covering the war in Chechyna and human rights abuses by the Russian military. The speaker is Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta special correspondent, and author of “Chechnya, A Dirty War,” who fled Russia after reputed threats by the military. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 245, or 202/622-7500.
Education Department news conference 10 a.m. The Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics holds a news conference to release the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress report. Education Secretary Rod Paige participates. Location: First Floor Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.
Rally noon People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds a turkey-free holiday recipe giveaway to encourage people to choose vegetarian fare. Location: Level 3 (American Airlines ticketing entrance), Concourse B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Contact: 202/244-3709 or 703/622-7382.
Racial profiling discussion 12:30 p.m. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Washington Peace Center present “Racial Profiling: A Focus on Muslim Women in the U.S.” as part of its series on “Stopping the Cycle of Terror: An Examination of the Costs of War and Alternative Approaches to International Security.” Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.
Counterterrorism lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents “Cooperating on Counter-Terrorism: What Price for Southeast Asia? For the U.S.?” The speaker is Catharin Dalpino, a fellow and deputy director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Location: Room 116, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Diabetes drug news conference 1 p.m. Public Citizen and Families USA hold a news conference to denounce Bristol-Myers Squibb’s attempts to obtain three years of additional patent life on the diabetes drug Glucophage. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/454-5155.
Cancer lecture 1:30 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a lecture, “Genetics of Human Cancer,” by Dr. Carlo Croce, Kimmel Cancer Center. Location: Room 1201/1203, Building 40, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Interior Department meeting 1:30 p.m. The Interior Department hosts a Hispanic Leaders Energy Bill Meeting. The participants include: Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton; Ruben Barrales, deputy assistant to the president; Al Zapanta, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Robert Deposada, the Latino Coalition; Emil Pena, Latino Coalition Energy Project; and Stephen Denlinger, Latin American Management Association. Location: Secretary’s Office, Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Contact: 202/208-6416.
Check presentation 2 p.m. Potomac Elementary School presents a $1,200 check to representatives of the Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center. Students at the school had organized several fund-raising events in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks to raise money for the Burn Center. The hospital received 15 patients from the Pentagon tragedy and five burn patients continue to receive specialized care. Location: Potomac Elementary School, 10311 River Road, Potomac. Contact: 202/877-2748.
Smoking-cessation lecture 3 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a discussion on “Smoking Cessation.” The lecturer is Susan Rudy, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Arab-American community discussion 3 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker news conference on the condition of the Arab-American community in the post-September 11 environment. Hussein Ibish, communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Macedonia discussion 4 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on why the recent resurgence in violence in Macedonia is the latest threat to the peace accord signed by ethnic Albanians and Macedonian political leaders. Ambassador James Pardew and Victor Comras participate. Location: Room 205, Old North, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
World Affairs Council of Northern Virginia meeting 5:30 p.m. The World Affairs Council of Northern Virginia holds its inaugural meeting, featuring a discussion on “National Security after September 11.” The speaker is R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. Contact: 202/293-1051.

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