- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 18, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Constitutional liberties discussion noon The Heritage Foundation presents a panel discussion, "Freedom and Security: Preserving Constitutional Liberties in Times of War." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Book forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a book forum on "Fool's Errands: America's Recent Encounters with Nation Building." The participants include Roger Fontaine, former National Security Council official; Gary Dempsey, foreign-policy analyst at the Cato Institute; and James Pinkerton, syndicated columnist. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Arrives in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

SENATE
Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds hearing on economic stimulus. Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/224-0642.
2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds hearing on pending nominations. Location: To be announced. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE
Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Leadership summit 8 a.m. Diversity Best Practices and the Business Women's Network (BWN) present a women and diversity leadership summit and gala.
Highlights 8 a.m.Marilyn Carlson Nelson, CEO of Carlson Companies, keynote speaker.
9:15 a.m. Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, and Theresa Fay-Bustillos, executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, inaugural BWN Foundation Legacy Award.
11:40 a.m. Rep. Nydia Velazquez, New York Democrat, BWN Government Leader Award recipient.
1:45 p.m. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor, keynote speaker.
2:15 p.m. Sen. Christopher Bond, Missouri Republican, "Salute to Congressional Champions of Women in Business."
7 p.m. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, Congressional Leader Award, and Amtrak, Cingular and Office Depot CEOs, "Salute to the New America" Diversity Awards Dinner, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-3781 or 202/463-3793.
Utility fair 8 a.m.The District of Columbia Energy Office presents "Discount Utility Day" for low-income D.C. residents to apply for gas, electric, telephone and water discounts and federal low income home energy assistance program benefits administered by the Health and Human Services Department Community Services Office.

Highlights 11 a.m. Mayor Anthony Williams, press conference.
Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/673-6736.
Institute of Medicine meeting 9 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds a meeting on "Agent Orange and Childhood Leukemia" at the request of the Veterans' Affairs Department. Location: National Academies Building, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Homeland cyberdefense conference 9a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a conference on "Strengthening Homeland Cyberdefense."
Highlights 9 a.m. John Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and former deputy defense secretary.
9:10 a.m. Harris Miller, president of the Information Technology Association of America.
9:25 a.m. Ron Dick, director of the National Infrastructure Protection Center.
9:45 a.m. Sen. Robert Bennett, Utah Republican; Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican; and Duane Andrews, Science Applications International Corp., moderator, "A Policy Agenda for Homeland Cyberdefense."
Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security meeting 10 a.m. The President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security holds a meeting to receive testimony from younger workers and technical experts on strengthening Social Security.
Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/419-6636.
Reporting forum noon The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents a forum, "Reporting the Slave Trade" overseas and in the United States. The speakers are Jolene Smith, Free the Slaves, and Sumana Chatterjee, Knight Ridder News Service. Location: 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3766.
Judicial selection discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law holds a discussion on "Judicial Selection: Should a Candidate's Ideology Count?" Location: American University's Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights news conference 11:30 a.m. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights holds a news conference to report on its 113th regular session. Location: Organization of American States, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6386.
Energy security news conference 11:30 a.m. The Senate Republican Conference holds a news conference on energy security; Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5316.
League of Republican Women luncheon noon The League of Republican Women hold a luncheon meeting. The speaker is Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, West Virginia Republican. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/225-2711.
Bioterrorism lecture noon The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates presents a lecture on patient concerns, treatment and truths regarding bioterrorism in the United States. The speaker is Dr. David Parenti, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates' infection control director. Location: George Washington Hospital Auditorium, 901 23rd St. NW. Contact: 202/994-7247.
Social Security luncheon 12:15 p.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) holds a luncheon to debut its Social Security reform plan following President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security hearing. Location: Salon 4, Hyde Park Room, Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/628-6671.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club presents a luncheon discussion, "Seven Good Reasons Not to Privatize Social Security." The speaker is Barbara Bergmann, economics professor emeritus at the University of Maryland and American University. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Peace discussion 1 p.m. The Institute on Religion and Public Policy and the Georgetown Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding hold a discussion on "Faith, Law, and Peace." The participants include: John Forte, Cleveland State University, and John Esposito, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Location Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-8059.
Counter-terrorism news conference 2 p.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a news conference on counter-terrorism. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3542.
Trade policy seminar 2:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its seminar series on trade policy, featuring a discussion on "Trade Promotion Authority What's the Bottom Line for Congress?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871 or 202/862-5800.
Suicidal terrorism lecture 4 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "Suicidal Terrorism in the Middle East," by Ariel Merari, director of Tel Aviv University's political violence research unit. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Leadership conference 5 p.m. The Association for Women in Science holds its 30th anniversary leadership conference.
Highlights 5 p.m. Past Presidents' Panel.
6:30 p.m. Reps. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, and Constance Morella, Maryland Republican, Congressional Reception.
Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/326-8941.
Presidential leadership lecture 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture titled "Presidential Leadership: Eyewitness to Power." The speaker is David Gergen, professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, former adviser to five presidents, and author of "Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Booksigning 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore presents a booksigning, featuring Caroline Kennedy, author of "The Best-loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.
Historical studies conference 7:30 p.m. The George Washington University Center for Washington Area Studies, the Historical Society of Washington, DC; and the D.C. Public Library present the 28th Annual Conference on Washington, D.C., Historical Studies.
Highlights 7:30 p.m. John Simons, editor of Grant papers, 25th Annual Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Lecture, "Ulysses S. Grant and Washington, D.C."
Location: Dorothy Betts Marvin Theater, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.


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