- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 24, 2001


Safety and security summit 8 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds an "Emergency, Safety and Security Summit." Highlights: 9:30 a.m., opening news conference; 11:15 a.m., FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III; 12:30 p.m., Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/861-6766 or 202/861-6719.

War on terrorism briefing 2 p.m. The House International Relations Committee holds a hearing on recent developments in the international campaign against terrorism. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-140. Contact: 202/225-5021.


To be announced.


9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases a weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


9 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the biological response modifiers advisory committee. The committee is to discuss long-term follow up of participants in gene transfer clinical trials. Location: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-0314.


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


10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on terrorism insurance issues. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill and Glenn Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, testify. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/224-7391.


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


2 p.m. Education and the Workforce, select education subcommittee and 21st century subcommittee hold a joint hearing on "Tracking International Students in Higher Education: Policy Options and Implications for Students." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527. Note: Alternate venue, Auditorium, Voice of America, 330 Independence Ave. SW.

2 p.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "Trade in Services." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821. Note: Alternate venue, American Trucker Association, 430 First St. SE.


U.S.-Russia relations briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Will the Reconciliation Last? U.S.-Russia Relations After the Terrorist Attacks." The speaker is Donald Jensen, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's associate director of broadcasting. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Japan conference 9 a.m. The Economic Strategy Institute holds a conference, "Japan and the United States Reconsidered - Evolution of Security and Economic Choices since 1960."

Highlights 9:15 a.m. Thomas Foley, Akin Gump, former House speaker and former U.S. ambassador to Japan.

12:15 p.m. Rep. James Leach, Iowa Republican, luncheon speaker.

Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/326-8556.

Food policy dialogue 9:30 a.m. The Pew Initiative of Food and Technology holds a policy dialogue on "Are the U.S. and E.U. Headed for a Food Fight Over Genetically Modified Food?" Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-9132.

Labor Department news conference 9:30 a.m. The Labor Department hosts a news conference on a national effort to promote employment of students and adults with disabilities through effective use of personal mentoring. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Room S2508, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/887-0500, Ext. 18.

Economic Security and Recovery Act news conference 9:45 a.m. The House Republican leadership holds a news conference to discuss the components of the Economic Security and Recovery Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-6007.

Army ceremony 10 a.m. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds a ceremony to honor soldiers and civilians who distinguished themselves in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Army Secretary Thomas White participates. Location: Conmy Hall, Fort Myer. Contact: 202/685-4645 or 202/685-2909.

Campaign for America's Future news conference 10 a.m. The Campaign for America's Future holds a news conference to charge that the House Ways and Means Committee economic stimulus plan will divide the country and prove ineffective against the growing recession. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Venezuela discussion 10:30 a.m. The International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs host a discussion on "The Future of Democracy in Venezuela." The speaker is Francisco Arias Cardenas, former presidential candidate. Location: 1212 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-9462.

Donation ceremony 11 a.m. The National Museum of American History hosts a donation ceremony and opening of its business history collection Ivory Soap 120th year advertising display, including a giant soap sculpture. Location: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

Homeland defense conference noon GenCon (The National Consortium for Genomic Resources Management and Services) holds a conference of experts in intelligence, defense and emergency services on special issues relating to homeland defense. The topics include enhancing the national defense of critical infrastructure, media-based education of the public and significant research and technology development needs. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 804/472-3029.

Israeli-Palestinian peace lecture noon The Middle East Institute and Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel present a lecture, "Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Dead?" The speaker is Uri Avnery, Israeli journalist, writer and peace activist. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Education forum 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution presents a Brookings forum on universal education, "Toward a Global Initiative on Basic Education." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Children's Environmental Health and Safety meeting 2:45 p.m. The Presidential Task Force on Children's Environmental Health and Safety holds a media availability following its first meeting under the Bush administration. The task force co-chairs, Christie Whitman, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, will discuss the task force and ongoing administration efforts to coordinate federal efforts to protect the nation's children from potential environmental health and safety hazards. Location: Green Room, Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-6976 or 202/690-6343.

China lecture 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a lecture, "Academic and Media Freedom in China," by Richard Madsen, sociology professor at the University of California, San Diego. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.

U.S.-China relations discussion 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion titled "U.S.-China Relations." The speaker is J. Stapleton Roy, former U.S. ambassador to China. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Civil liberties discussion 5:30 p.m. The University of Maryland's Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership presents its Recovering Democracy Project, featuring "An Evening of Dialogue: Civil Liberties and Security in the Wake of September 11." Location: Room 2203, Art/Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-5076.

Town hall meeting 7 p.m. Black Leadership Forum Inc. presents a U.N. Day Town Hall Meeting, "A Black Perspective on the World Conference against Racism." Location: First Floor, Ralph Bunch Center for International Affairs, Howard University, 2218 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/296-2426.

Awards dinner 7:30 p.m. The Alliance to Save Energy hosts an "Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency" awards dinner. The recipients include: New York Gov. George Pataki, "Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service," and Howard Geller, former executive director of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, ESCO Industry Award. Location: East Hall, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/530-2203.

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