- The Washington Times - Friday, November 30, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Immigration discussion 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies presents a panel discussion on an upcoming AFL-CIO Biennial Convention vote on its Executive Council call for illegal alien amnesty and reversal of its opposition to high immigration levels. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.
Job skills news conference noon The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) holds a news conference to release a new NAM/Anderson report on job skills shortages, job vacancies, education/training and other work force skills-gap issues cited in 1991 and 1997 surveys. Location: Industry Room, Sixth Floor, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its gross domestic product report for the third quarter (preliminary estimate). Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Education Department holds a meeting of the national educational research policy and priorities board. Location: Room 100, 80 F St. NW. Contact: 202/219-2253.
9:30 a.m. Economics and Statistics Administration holds a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis advisory committee. Location: Conference Rooms A&B;, second floor, 1441 L St. NW. Contact: 202/606-9600.
9:45 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the ophthalmic devices panel of the medical devices advisory committee. Location: Walker/Whetstone rooms, Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/594-2053.
10 a.m. Justice Department holds a meeting of the coordinating council on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention on "Supporting Community and Faith-based Initiatives." Location: Main Conference Room, third floor, 810 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 301/519-5721.
10 a.m. National Institute for Literacy holds a meeting of its advisory board. Location: Suite 730, 1775 I St. NW. Contact: 202/233-2027.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 9 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
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.
Highlights 12:50 p.m. Alberto Gonzales, counsel to President George W. Bush.
Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/662-1093.
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."
Highlights 12:30 p.m. Mary Catherine Bateson, Margaret Mead's daughter, media opportunity.
1:45 p.m. "Modern Slavery," regarding labor extortion around the world.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/528-1902, ext. 3039.
Thailand conference 8 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a conference, "Thailand: The Next Stage." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Financial services conference 8 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America presents a conference, "The Consumer in the Financial Services Revolution Challenges and Opportunities." Location: Jurys Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
Terrorism conference 8:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute's New Atlantic Initiative hosts a conference on "Winning the War Against Terrorism Next Steps."
Highlights 8:15 a.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican.
9 a.m. Iain Duncan Smith, leader of the opposition, United Kingdom; Effi Eitam Fein, Israel Defense Forces; Onur Oymen, Turkish ambassador to NATO; and Jeffrey Gedmin, New Atlantic Initiative, "Confronting the Terrorists."
10:30 a.m. Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat; Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister; Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican; and Jeane Kirkpatrick, American Enterprise Institute, "Current Strategies and What We Know from History."
Noon Richard Butler, former chairman of UNSCOM; Sophia Clement, French Ministry of Defense; Mansoor Ijaz, American Muslim political activist; Richard Perle, American Enterprise Institute; and Constanze Stelzenmueller, Die Zeit, "Confronting the States that Sponsor Terrorism."
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.
AIDS initiative announcement 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring the U.S. Agency for International Development announcing its Communities Responding to the HIV/AIDs Epidemic (CORE) Initiative, the first U.S. government program to build faith-based and community-based partnerships in developing nations to combat AIDS. The participants include: Right Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane, Anglican archbishop of Southern Africa, teleconferenced from Cape Town, South Africa; Right Rev. Mark Hanson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Sheikh Anasi Abdulnoor Kaliisa, former religious affairs secretary of Uganda and member of the International Islamic AIDS Association; and E. Anne Peterson, assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
FCC auctioneering forum 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research-Brookings Institution Joint Center for Regulatory Studies present a forum on "The PCS C Block Mess: The FCC as Auctioneer and Banker." The participants include: Robert Hahn, American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Joint Center, welcome; Rudy Baca, Precursor Group; Harold Furchgott-North, American Enterprise Institute; George Reed-Dellinger, Washington Analysis; John Thorne, Verizon; and Thomas Hazlett, American Enterprise Institute, moderator. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Afghanistan briefing 11 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds an issue briefing on "Afghanistan: The Humanitarian Response." The participants include: Catherine Bertini, U.N. Food Program; Andrew Natsios, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Bear McConnell, USAID; Kenneth Bacon, Refugees International; and Eric Schwartz, U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: Second Floor Conference Room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3878.
Tax-free shopping news conference 12:30 p.m. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, hold a news conference to highlight the District's tax-free shopping period. Location: The Shops at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-3741 or 202/225-8050.
Human cloning briefing 2:30 p.m. Americans to Ban Cloning holds a congressional briefing on the science and ethics of human cloning. The participants include: Brent Blackwelder, Friends of the Earth; William Saunders, Human Rights Council; Jaydee Hanson, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society; and Kevin Fitzgerald, Georgetown University. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/684-8352. Note: Briefing is open to members, professional staff and credentialed media only.
Central Asia briefing 3:30 p.m. The Atlantic Council of the United States presents a media briefing and panel discussion on "Central Asia and the War on Terrorism." The participants include: Rustam Azimov, deputy prime minister of Uzbekistan; Kadir Gulomov, Uzbek defense minister; and Sodyq Safaev, first deputy foreign minister of Uzbekistan, and former ambassador to the United States; and Joseph Presel, former U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan. Location: 11th-floor conference room, 910 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/955-1242.
Interfaith dinner 5 p.m. The Defense Department hosts an interfaith iftaar dinner. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz participates. Location: Executive Dining Room, Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Morocco forum 7 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a forum titled "Morocco at the Crossroads? Political, Economic and Human Rights Issues." The participants include: William Zartman, SAIS Conflict Management Program director; Jean-Louis Sarbib, World Bank vice president; and Ricky Goldstein, Human Rights Watch research director. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.


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