Monday, November 26, 2001

World change symposium 3:30 p.m. The University of Maryland presents a symposium titled “How Much Has the World Really Changed? Distinguished Panel Reassesses Post-September 11 World.” The participants include Thomas Friedman, the New York Times; Thomas Schelling, Maryland School of Public Affairs and National Academy of Sciences; Kenneth Waltz, Columbia University; Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland, symposium organizer; and Ernest Wilson III, University of Maryland’s Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Location: Atrium Lounge, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4622.
European economy lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, “From Command to Market Economy: Charting the Progress of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.” The speaker is Willem Buiter, chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

To be announced.

Not available.

2 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly natural gas market update. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly 3- and 6-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases report on weekly retail diesel fuel prices, followed by, at 4:30 p.m., the release of a report on weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

1:30 p.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the labor research advisory council. Location: Conference Center, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5970.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.:
Docket Number 00-1514: Raygor vs. Regents of the University of Minnesota; and Docket Number 00-9280: Kelly vs. South Carolina. Contact: 202/479-3211.

Not in session. Thanksgiving holiday observance. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

Not in session. Thanksgiving holiday observance. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

Gun trafficking summit 8:30 a.m. The Performance Institute presents the 2001 National Summit on Gun Trafficking and Gun-Related Violent Crime: “Designing, Funding and Managing State and Local Crime Reduction Programs.” Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 703/519-6270.
Neuroscience lecture noon The National Institutes of Health presents a neuroscience lecture, “FMRI Reveals Different Ventral Stream Processes in Awake Behaving Macaques and Humans.” The speaker is Dr. Roger Tootell, Massachusetts General Hospital. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Privacy forum 3 p.m. The George Washington University presents a dialogue on “Privacy v. Public Safety,” regarding post-September 11 treatment of privacy. The participants include: Nadine Strossen, New York Law School; Victoria Toensing, deGenova & Toensing; and Orin Kerr, George Washington University. Location: Room B02, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.
Beta cell biology workshop 6 p.m. The National Institutes of Health presents a workshop, “Beta Cell Biology in the 21st Century: Engineering a Pathway to Greater Understanding.” Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
National Economists Club dinner 6 p.m. The National Economists Club holds its annual membership dinner. The dinner speaker is Anne Krueger, first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Customs reception 6 p.m. The U.S. Customs Service presents the opening reception for U.S. Customs Trade Symposium 2001, “Meeting New Challenges Together,” on international trade processing in the wake of September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: J. W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/927-1440.
War coverage forum 6:45 p.m. The Institute for Policy Studies Social Action Leadership School for Activists presents a policy forum, “Manufactured Consent? A Critical Look at Media Coverage of the War.” Location: Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

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