- The Washington Times - Friday, April 19, 2002


Religious understanding discussion noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research sponsors the discussion, "A New Conversation Among Civilizations: Toward a Common Understanding Among Muslims, Jews and Christians." Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute participates. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Language and faith lecture 3:30 p.m. Catholic University of America sponsors a lecture, "Language, the Human Person and Christian Faith." Monsignor Robert Sokolowski, philosophy professor at Catholic University, and Richard Cobb-Stevens, professor at Boston College, participate. Location: Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.


To be announced.


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


8 a.m. Justice Department holds a meeting of the Juvenile Justice Coalition. Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/307-5924.

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau holds a meeting of the professional associations census advisory committee. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/457-2308.

8:30 a.m. U.S. Judicial Conference holds a meeting of the rules of evidence advisory committee. Location: Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Judicial Conference Center, 1 Columbus Circle NE. Contact: 202/502-1820.

10 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the study of Eastern Europe and the independent states of the former Soviet Union advisory committee. Location: Room 1107, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/736-4610.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation consumer affairs, foreign commerce, and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing to examine Canadian wheat 301 decisions. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Appropriations veterans affairs and housing and urban development subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for PCB contamination abatement in Anniston, Ala. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


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


IMF-World Bank meetings all day The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group hold the 2002 spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.

Highlights 10:30 a.m. James Wolfensohn, World Bank president, news conference, Room B-702, IMF.

Location: IMF, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/623-7074.

Oncology Nursing Association conference all day The Oncology Nursing Association holds its 27th Annual Congress, "The Many Faces of Oncology Nursing." Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 412/921-7373, ext. 483.

Rihani symposium all day American University's Center for Global Peace holds a symposium on the man considered to be the father of Arab-American literature: "Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West."

Highlights 10 a.m. Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Arabia; Farid Abboud, ambassador of Lebanon; and Adonis, Arab poet and literary critic; opening ceremony.

Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Online high schools symposium 8:30 a.m. The Center on Education Policy holds a symposium on "The Challenge of Online High Schools: Can Essential Elements of Public Education Thrive in a New Learning Environment?" Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.

Congo forum 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a "Forum on the Congo." The participants include: Audrey Hooks, U.S. ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo; and Margaret Carey, deputy director of the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping's Africa Division. Location: Room 500, SAIS, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Welfare reform briefing 10 a.m. The National Council of Women's Organizations Economic Security Task Force holds a congressional staff briefing on welfare reform reauthorization. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 212/413-7554.

Health insurance briefing noon The Health Insurance Association of America holds a briefing to discuss the individual health insurance market. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/824-1787.

Bioterrorism briefing 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hold "Bioterrorism and Public Health Readiness: A Briefing on Current Threats and Proposed Responses." The participants include: Sen. Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Dr. Julie Gerberding, new co-director of bioterrorism at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Mary Selecky, secretary of Washington State's Department of Health, and incoming president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; and D.A. Henderson, Health and Human Services Office of Public Safety. Location: 902 Senate Hart Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Globalization lecture 3 p.m. Georgetown University holds a lecture on "Globalization and the Flow of Resources." The speaker is Lawrence Summers, former treasury secretary. Location: Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4327.

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