- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 29, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Afghanistan discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan." The speaker is Raymond Offenheiser, Oxfam president. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Book forum 4 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a forum on the book "The Feminist Dilemma: When Success Is Not Enough." Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Christine Stolba, co-authors, participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
8:30 a.m.
Census Bureau releases advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m.
Census Bureau releases report on new one-family houses sold and for sale in October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
9 a.m. Appropriations, labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on "Funding for Bioterrorism Preparedness." Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Jeffrey Koplan, director of the Centers for Disease Control, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m.
Governmental Affairs, international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing on "Combating Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction with Non-Proliferation Programs: Non-Proliferation Assistance Coordination Act of 2001 (Part 2)." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m.
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Housing and Community Development Needs: The FY2003 HUD Budget." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m.
Judiciary Committee holds a markup of pending business. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
10:30 a.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of John Hanford, to be ambassador at large for international religious freedom; Arthur Dewey, to be assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration; and John Ong, to be ambassador to Norway. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

HOUSE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Government Reform, national security, veterans affairs, and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Risk Communication: National Security and Public Health." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
11 a.m.
International Relations Committee holds a hearing on implementation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Paula Dobriansky, undersecretary of state, testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
2 p.m.
Judiciary, crime subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act" and the "Combating Illegal Gambling Reform and Modernization Act." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA
Aznar visit all day The Embassy of Spain hosts an official visit by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.
Highlights 10:30 a.m. Meets with Vice President Dick Cheney.
Noon
Hosts luncheon for Hispanic community's leading figures, ambassador's residence, 2801 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/728-2332.
National security law conference all day The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security holds its 11th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law. Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1093.
Women in philanthropy summit all day The United Way of America hosts the 2001 Summit on Women in Philanthropy. The summit will bring together more than 200 women recognized by their local United Way for extraordinary leadership. Location: Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/683-7838.
American Anthropology Association meeting 8 a.m. The American Anthropology Association holds its 100th annual meeting, "100 Years of Anthropology: The Transformation of a Discipline." Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/528-1902, Ext. 3039.
Financial services conference 8:45 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America presents, "The Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution Challenges and Opportunities." Location: Jury's Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security meeting 10 a.m. The President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security holds its sixth public meeting. Location: Hampton Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/343-1259.
Trade Promotion Authority news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a bipartisan news conference. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/226-9000.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge news conference 10:30 a.m. Sen. George F. Allen, Virginia Republican, discusses communications technology for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-4024.
Mental health parity news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat, and Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and former first lady Rosalynn Carter discuss mental health parity. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5641 or 202/224-6621.
Book lecture noon Georgetown University presents Anders Aslund, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who discusses his book, "Building Capitalism: The Transformation of the Former Soviet Bloc." Location: Room 440, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Chamber of Commerce luncheon noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon address by Jurgen Schrempp, chairman of DaimlerChrysler AG, on "The New Context for Globalization A Transatlantic Company's Response." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Islam discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Radical Islam and Terrorism in Indonesia." Harold Crouch, International Crisis Group's Indonesia Project, participates. Location: Room 200, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Women's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Women's National Democratic Club hosts a luncheon address on "The U.S. and the World Since September 11." The speaker is Christopher Van Hollen, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs. Location: 1565 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Uzbekistan discussion 4 p.m. The National Press Club hosts an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference on "Uzbekistan Roles in the War in Afghanistan and the Global Fight Against Terrorism." Participants include: Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov; Defense Minister Kadir Gulomov and First Deputy Foreign Minister Sadyq Safaev of Uzbekistan. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Hume speech 6 p.m. Georgetown University presents its Inaugural Ireland-America Lecture, "Building a Peace in a Divided Society." The speaker is John Hume, Northern Ireland nationalist, Social Democratic and Labour Party member of Parliament and 1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Location: Copley Formal Lounge, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Reception 6 p.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) and Permanent Mission of Canada to the OAS host "The Night of a Thousand Dinners" reception to celebrate their joint efforts to rid the Americas of land mines. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6824.



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