Friday, November 9, 2001

U.S.-Russian summit briefing 10 a.m. The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service holds a news briefing on the U.S.-Russian summit. The briefing precedes an academic symposium, “After September 11: A New Agenda for Politics and Security in Eurasia?” Location: Room 564, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4327.
Skyscraper symposium 6 p.m. The National Building Museum presents a symposium, “The Future of the Skyscraper,” regarding the debate ignited by the September 11 terrorist attacks on the role of skyscrapers and future construction. The participants include Leslie Robertson, World Trade Center architectural engineer; Paul Katz, Kohn, Pederssen, Fox Associates; Bruce Fowle, Fox and Fowle, Architects; Witold Rybczynski, urbanism professor at the University of Pennsylvania; and Robert Campbell, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Boston Globe. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

11:10 a.m. Meets with Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, White House.
11:30 a.m. Meets with Milos Zeman, prime minister of the Czech Republic.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for October 2001. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Social Security Administration holds a meeting of the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security to discuss the role of personal retirement accounts in Social Security reform and fiscal challenges facing the system. Location: Park Hyatt Ballroom, Park Hyatt Washington, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/343-1259 or 202/297-2832.

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

Meets at 10 a.m. for pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. Government Reform, government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Have Federal Agencies Failed to Protect Their Computer Systems?” Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

World War II Veterans Committee conference all day The World War II Veterans Committee holds its Fourth Annual Conference with veterans and students. The conference theme is “America’s Latest Generation Salutes the Greatest Generation.” Location: Crowne Plaza Washington, 1001 14th St. NW. Contact: 703/626-5037.
Enterprise Foundation conference 7:45 a.m. The Enterprise Foundation presents its 2001 Annual Conference, “Community: A Capital Idea.”
Highlights 12:15 p.m. Rev. Reginald Williams, director of the Addicts Rehabilitation Center, keynote address on Harlem’s second renaissance and his 30 years in community development.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 410/772-2444.
Powell speech 8 a.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce hosts an information technology series breakfast, featuring a speech by Michael Powell, Federal Communications Commission chairman. Location: Fairview Park Marriott Hotel, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/749-0409, ext. 122.
Malaysia conference 8 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a conference, “Post-Crisis Malaysia: The Political and Economic Aftermath,” regarding the 1997 financial crisis, Malaysian politics and U.S.-Malaysian relations, especially since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Student journalism conference 8 a.m. The Freedom Forum hosts the Second Al Neuharth Free Spirit Student Journalism Conference.
Highlights noon Tim Russert, NBC News bureau chief and host of “Meet the Press,” luncheon keynote speaker, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW.
7:30 p.m.
Free Spirit Award Dinner, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1325 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2873.
Spectrum markets conference 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research-Brookings Institution Joint Center present a conference on “Practical Steps to Spectrum Markets.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Obesity conference 8:45 a.m. The American Obesity Association presents “Obesity: The Public Health Conference,” featuring new findings on the stigma and treatment of childhood obesity. Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 301/948-1709.
Award presentation 8:45 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts the presentation of the 2001 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award to employers who support the National Guard and Reserves. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Elections 2001 symposium 9 a.m. The League of Women Voters holds a symposium, “Elections 2001: Analysis and Future Action.” The participants include: E.J. Dionne Jr., Brookings; Lynn Neary, National Public Radio; Peter Harkness, Governing Magazine; Hilary Shelton, NAACP; Larry Gonzalez, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; and Cameron Quinn, Virginia State Elections Board. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/263-1334.
Palestinian policies discussion 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on the objectives and effectiveness of Palestinian policies. The speaker is Nabil Shaath, Palestinian Authority minister of planning and international cooperation. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights meeting 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting to consider and recommend federal reforms to protect the voting rights of people of color, recent immigrants, voters with disabilities and other disenfranchised groups. Location: Room 540, 624 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.
Online fund-raising discussion 10 a.m. George Washington University’s Democracy Online Project holds a panel discussion on “Online Fund Raising: The Campaign Finance Reform Already Underway.” Location: GWU, Room 309, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6467.
Veterans tribute 11 a.m. The Labor Department holds its annual Labor Department Salute to American Veterans. Deputy Labor Secretary D. Cameron Findlay and Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republicn, participate. Location: Great Hall, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4745.
Czech Republic discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Noon Newsmaker news conference featuring the Czech Republic prime minister, Milos Zeman, who discusses the Czech Republic role in fighting international terrorism. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Election 2000 discussion noon The Conference for a Republican Majority holds a discussion on “What Happened on November 6th, 2000 and Why?” The participants include: Jonathan Karl, CNN; Chuck Todd, the Hotline; Rich Galen, Mullings: An American Cyber Column; Ann Stone, Republicans for Choice; Bob Carpenter, American Viewpoint; and David Welch, Welch-St. Claire Associates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/546-1300.
Community programs report discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Research Council hosts a discussion on its report, “Community Programs to Promote Youth Development.” Location: Georgetown University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. Contact: 202/334-2134.
Institute for America’s Future news conference 1 p.m. The Institute for America’s Future holds a news conference to discuss reports that the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security will not recommend a full solvency plan but rather a “menu of options.” The participants include: Hans Riemer, Institute for America’s Future; Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Joan Entmacher, National Women’s Law Center. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.
East European democracy conference 2:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and the Civic Education Project hold a conference on “The State of Democracy in East Europe and the Former Soviet Union: One Step Up or Two Steps Back” The keynote speaker is George Soros, founder of the Open Society Institute. Location: Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 203/915-5048.
Powell-Zeman meeting 2:30 p.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell holds a meeting with Milos Zeman, Czech Republic prime minister. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/274-9112.
Exhibition preview 7:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents an exhibition preview, “Twin Towers Remembered,” featuring 60 photos by Camilo Jose Vergara, New York photographer. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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