Aging study release 1:30 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents a briefing to release its study, “The Fiscal Challenge of an Aging Industrial World.” Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
World Trade Center discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum presents “From Ground Zero,” a panel discussion about the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers on September 11 and the challenges to engineers and contractors to stabilize the site, keep out Hudson River water and reopen subway tunnels. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Noon Meets with Chairman Hamid Karzai, interim administration of Afghanistan, White House.
10 a.m. Census Bureau releases new residential sales for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
9 a.m. Labor Department holds a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults With Disabilities. Location: U. S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4939.
9 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting to discuss security within marine transportation systems, focusing on identifying possible security measures, standards and responses to threats and acts of crime and terrorism. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington at Washington Center, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/366-5149.
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.
Meets at 3 p.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
Organization of American States meeting all day The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts the second regular meeting of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE).
Highlights 9 a.m. OAS Secretary-General Cesar Gaviria and Steven Monblatt, CICTE chairman.
Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/458-6386.
Guantanamo tour discussion 10 a.m. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, holds a media availability to discuss the tour of the U.S. military facility housing Al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Location: 331 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9629.
Institute of Medicine meeting 10 a.m. The Institute of Medicine hosts a meeting of the Committee on Guidance for Designing a National Health Care Disparities Report. Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3435.
Report release 11 a.m. The Congressional Management Foundation and George Washington University hold a news briefing to release a Congress Online Project report on “Congress Online: Assessing and Improving Capitol Hill Web Sites.” Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-0100 or 202/716-7036.
Film presentation noon The National Archives presents an African American History film, “Journey to Little Rock: The Untold Story of Minnijean Brown Trickey,” released in 2001 regarding one of the Little Rock Nine black teen-agers who desegregated Central High School, Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. Location: National Archives, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 202/501-5000.
Neuroscience lecture noon The National Institutes of Health presents a neuroscience lecture, “Genetic Analysis of Mammalian Synapse Formation.” The speaker is Dr. Joshua Sanes, Washington University Medical School. Location: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-1767.
Caspian oil discussion noon The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a speech by Akezhan Kazhegeldin, former prime minister of Kazakhstan, on “Caspian Oil and Energy Security: Working with Russia to Reduce U.S. Dependence on Middle East Oil.” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Arab-Israeli military balance discussion noon The Middle East Institute presents a discussion on “The Arab-Israeli Military Balance: An Assessment.” The speakers are John Moore, C&O Resources, and Kenneth Pollack, Council on Foreign Relations. Location: Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.
State Department forum noon The State Department hosts the secretary’s open forum on “Rising Voices of Moderate Muslims.” The speaker is Salam Marayati, Muslim Public Affairs Council. Location: Loy Henderson Auditorium, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Somalia discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on “Welcome Home to Nothing: Refugees Repatriate to a Forgotten Somaliland.” The speaker is Joel Frushone, U.S. Committee for Refugees. Location: Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Homeland security discussion 12:30 p.m. Javier Gonzales, Santa Fe County, N.M., commissioner and president of the National Association of Counties, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing homeland security issues, including public health infrastructure, anti-terrorism block grants and communication interoperability. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/942-4220, or 202/662-7501.
Fuel standards study briefing 2 p.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute presents a briefing on the results of the National Academy of Sciences study, “Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards,” mandated by Congress. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1886.
Honor cordon 3 p.m. The Defense Department holds a honor cordon to welcome Afghan Interim Authority Chairman Hamid Karzai. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Pentagon, River Entrance. Contact: 703/695-0169.
Workers rights discussion 3 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Labor Conditions and Workers Rights in China and Hong Kong.” Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Microsoft settlement news conference 3 p.m. The Project to Promote Competition and Innovation in the Digital Age (ProComp) holds a news conference to release an official legal filing challenging the proposed Microsoft settlement. The participants include: Kenneth Starr and Robert Bork, judges; Mike Pettit, ProComp president; and Glenn Manishan, Kelley, Drye & Wareen. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/973-2913.
Media forum 8 p.m. American University’s School of Communications presents a forum, “Continental Drift: U.S. and European Media Coverage of the War Against Terrorism.” Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950