Negroponte speech noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a lecture, “America’s Priority at the U.N.: Taking on Terror,” by John Negroponte, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Freedom discussion 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its Bradley Lecture Series on philosophical and historical underpinnings of current debates, with Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School and Hoover Institution, discussing “Skepticism and Freedom.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Travels to Milwaukee.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
8:30 a.m. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a meeting of the national vaccine advisory committee to develop a limited number of pragmatic strategy options to address vaccine supply issues in the United States. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 770/488-2040.
Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
10 a.m. Appropriations, treasury, postal service and general government subcommittee holds hearing to examine restrictions of travel to Cuba. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
1 p.m. Environment and Public Works, transportation, infrastructure and nuclear safety subcommittee holds hearing to examine the administration’s fiscal 2003 budget proposal. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
International governance conference all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and George Mason University host a conference on “International Governance and New Technologies.” Location: Kennedy Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5650.
Guatemala meeting 9 a.m. The Inter-American Development Bank hosts a consultative group meeting with Guatemalan government officials, political parties and civil society on implementation of its peace accords and prospects from reducing poverty.
Highlights 9 a.m. Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo; Cesar Gaviria, secretary general of the Organization of American States; and Enrique Iglesias, Inter-American Development Bank president, opening session.
Location: 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2609.
United Airlines’ collective bargaining agreements discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion about the Presidential Emergency Board recommendations regarding United Airlines’ collective bargaining agreements and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM) response. Thomas Buffenbarger, IAM president, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Central Asia briefing 10 a.m. The State Department presents an on-the-record, off-camera media briefing on U.S. relations with Central Asian countries, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and recent travel to the region. The speaker is Beth Jones, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. Location: Media Briefing Room, Room 2209, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Metrobus preview 11 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority holds a media preview of new compressed natural gas Metrobuses. Location: Bladensburg Bus Division Garage, 26th Street and Bladensburg Road NE. Contact: 202/962-1051.
Reid visit 11:30 a.m. The British Embassy hosts a visit to Washington by John Reid, the British secretary of state for Northern Ireland.
Highlights 11:30 a.m. Media availability after a meeting with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/588-6591 or 202/588-6593.
School vouchers debate noon Education Week sponsors a debate, “Are School Vouchers Constitutional?” regarding Supreme Court oral arguments Feb. 20 on Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, regarding the Cleveland school voucher program. The participants include Clint Bolick, Institute for Justice (pro-vouchers), and Elliot Mincberg, People for the American Way (against). Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1300 or 202/955-9450.
Arab democratic movements lecture noon Georgetown University hosts a lecture on “After 9/11: the New Dilemma of Arab Democratic Movements.” The speaker is Mouncef Marzouki, Tunisian human rights activist. Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Congo discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on “Eastern Congo: A Slow-Motion Holocaust.” Location: Room 200, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Eisenhower speech 12:30 p.m. Susan Eisenhower, president of the Eisenhower Institute, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing “Terrorism and the Nuclear Question.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Campaign finance reform legislation news conference 1:30 p.m. The Committee for Economic Development holds a news conference with business leaders to call for passage of campaign finance reform legislation. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/667-0901.
401(k) reform news conference 3 p.m. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, holds a news conference on 401(k) reform. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-4041.
Book lecture 6 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a lecture on “The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles and Stars.” The speaker is Clifford Pickover, science writer and the book’s author. Location: Lecture Hall, J. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Book discussion 6 p.m. Georgetown University holds a book discussion on “Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine.” Raja Shehadeh, Palestinian lawyer and author, participates. Location: Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Israeli art discussion 8 p.m. American University’s Center for Israeli Studies presents a discussion on “Aspects of Memory in Israeli Art” to open a Watkins Gallery exhibition, “Conversations through Photography,” featuring works of six Israeli and four Palestinian photographers, which continues through Feb. 18. Location: Watkins Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.