- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Missile-defense-system seminar 11:30 a.m. The Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies sponsor a seminar on the necessity for a national missile-defense system with the need for heightened security against asymmetric warfare such as terrorism. The speaker is Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, rock guitarist and missile-defense specialist. Location: Suite 200, 901 N. Stuart St., Arlington. Contact: 703/562-4512.
Book discussion 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore hosts a book discussion on the book, "Why Bother?: Getting a Life in a Locked-Down Land," by Sam Smith. Location: 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

11:25 a.m. Meets with Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, White House.

Schedule not available

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

1 p.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the federal energy management advisory committee. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/586-3507.

In recess until Oct. 1. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

10 a.m. Appropriations Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the status of the U.S. northern border security. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

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

11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on legislation to preserve the continued viability of the U.S. air transportation system, and on the financial condition of the airline industry in the aftermath of the events that occurred Sept. 11. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

Information technology discussion 7:30 a.m. The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce hosts an Information Technology Series Breakfast. The speaker is Michael Powell, Federal Communications Committee chairman. Location: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/749-0400.
Air Force Association exposition 8 a.m. The Air Force Association presents its 2001 Aerospace Technology Exposition Program.
Highlights 10 a.m. Maj. Gen. John Berry, USAF, deputy chief of staff, Plans And Programs.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/247-5843.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid reform agenda briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Health Council hosts a breakfast briefing on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid reform agenda. Topics include outpatient prescription drugs, coverage of the latest medical technologies and consistency of local coverage decisions throughout the country. The speaker is Tom Scully, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid administrator. Location: Crystal Ballroom, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/973-0542 or 202/973-0550.
Hispanic health discussion 9 a.m. The National Institutes of Health presents its 2001 Hispanic Heritage Celebration, "Healthy Families: A Healthy Nation," featuring a panel discussion on health disparities in Hispanic populations. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Reporting seminar 9 a.m. The National Press Foundation presents its Swit Seminar Series, "Covering Non-profit Organizations." The participants include Harvey Lipman, the Chronicle of Philanthropy; Marc Owens, Caplin & Drysdale; and Arthur Schmidt Jr., GuideStar president. Location: Suite 310, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/721-9106.
Global dangers seminar 9 a.m. Georgetown University hosts "Grave New World: Seminar on Global Dangers in the 21st Century." The participants include Robert Gallucci, dean of the Edmund A. Walsh Foreign Service School; Michael Brown, director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies; Audrey Kurth Cronin, transnational terrorism and security expert; and Roy Godson, intelligence requirements expert. Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Steel imports hearing 9:15 a.m. The International Trade Commission holds hearings on steel imports. Location: 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.
Global diversity discussion 10:30 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion on "The Importance of Global Diversity." Thomas Lovejoy, chief biodiversity adviser to the president of the World Bank, participates. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Terrorist attacks news conference noon The Indian American Center for Political Awareness and a coalition of community groups hold a news conference and community gathering to express outrage over the terrorist attacks and to call on law enforcement, the media and community leaders to challenge the resulting rise of hate violence perpetrated against religious and ethnic minorities. Location: National Japanese American Memorial, intersection of Louisiana and New Jersey avenues and D Street NW. Contact: 202/289-3654.
Caspian cooperation forum noon The Middle East Institute presents a forum titled "Cooperation or Conflict in the Caspian? Azerbaijan and Iran." The participants include Hafiz Pashayev, Azerbaijan ambassador; Michael Collins Dunn, Middle East Journal editor; and Bahman Aghai Diba, consultant, former Iranian diplomat, and member of the International Institute of Caspian Studies academic board. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
Hispanic Heritage Month discussion noon The District of Columbia Courts presents a Hispanic Heritage Month discussion on "The Mount Pleasant Disturbances: A 10th Anniversary Retrospective." The participants include Pedro Aviles, InterAction project manager and former executive director of the D.C. Latino Civil Rights Task Force; Arnoldo Ramos, executive director of the Council of Latino Agencies; and Yvonne Martinez Vega, executive director of Ayuda Inc. Location: Moultrie Courthouse, Room 3300, 500 Indiana Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-1700.
Venture capital update noon The National Economists Club, the Society of Government Economists, and the National Association for Business Economics-National Capital Chapter host a luncheon featuring a "Venture Capital Update: Financing After the Dot-Com Bubble." The speaker is John Taylor, National Venture Capital Association. Location: Chinatown Garden, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.
Student loan default rates briefing noon The Education Department holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the fiscal 1999 national and school-by-school student loan default rates. Deputy Education Secretary William Hansen participates. Location: Reporters should call in to 800/589-4298 at least 10 minutes in advance. Contact: 202/401-2311.
Kuwait discussion 12:30 p.m. The Kuwait Information Office hosts a discussion on "Kuwait: Reflections on Challenges Old and New." Nat Howell, former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, participates. Location: Suite 404, the Watergate Office Building, 2600 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-0211.
Aging seminar 3 p.m. The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine holds a seminar on how to reverse aging, maintain a youthful mind and strengthen the immune system. The speaker is Deepak Chopra, author of "Grow Younger, Live Longer." Location: Lincoln Theater, 1215 U St. NW. Contact: 202/463-4900.
Town hall meeting 5:30 p.m. The George Washington University Medical Center holds a town hall meeting to discuss coping strategies in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
Highlights 5:30 p.m. Talking with Children about Traumatic Events.
6:30 p.m.
Coping after Tragedy.
Location: Room 101, Ross Hall, George Washington University Medical Center, 2300 I St. NW. Contact: 202/715-4447.
Networking event 6:30 p.m. Mediabistro.com hosts a media networking event. Location: Aroma, 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 212/929-2588.

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