- The Washington Times - Monday, March 25, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Child sex exploitation lecture noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a discussion on a recently published study, "The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the United States, Canada and Mexico." The speaker is Richard Estes, social work professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Location: Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Sharpton speech 7 p.m. Georgetown University hosts the Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and presidential candidate, who speaks to students on the state of race and politics in America. Location: Gaston Hall, Healy Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced
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ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases a report on February existing home sales. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.
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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the practicing physicians advisory council. Location: Room 800, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 410/786-3379.

SUPREME COURT
Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders and hear oral arguments:
Docket No. 01-400: Bell v. Cone; and Docket No. 00-10666: Harris v. United States. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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

GENERAL AGENDA
Climate change conference all day The Earth Technology Forum presents the 13th annual Conference on Climate Change and Ozone Protection. The luncheon speaker is Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/807-4052.
Washington policy conference all day The National Association of Regional Councils holds its Washington policy conference and fifth national regional summit, "Partners for America: Building Alliances for Regional Preparedness & Prosperity."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, general session, "On the Front Lines of Homeland Security: A New and Compelling Responsibility for Regions and Regional Partners."
Noon George Vradenburg, AOL Time Warner, luncheon speaker, "Building the Telecom Infrastructure for America's New Century."
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/457-0710.
Brazilian election discussion 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion on "The 2002 Brazilian Election." The participants include: Joao Geraldo Piquet Carniero, Council of Public Ethics Committee, Brazil; and Barry Ames, University of Pittsburgh. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Global security summit 8:30 a.m. Equity International presents a global security and disaster response summit. The keynote speaker is former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/547-6705.
Council of Institutional Investors meeting 9 a.m. The Council of Institutional Investors holds its annual spring meeting. The participants include: Paul O'Neill, Treasury secretary; Donald Graham, chairman/CEO of the Washington Post Co.; and Walter Hewlett, Hewlett-Packard board member. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/822-0800.
Human research discussion 10:30 a.m. The Institute of Medicine hosts a health science policy board meeting on "Assessing the System for Protecting Human Research Participants." Location: Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-3193.
Book discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law holds a discussion on the book, "A Problem from Hell: American By-Standing in an Age of Genocide," by Samantha Power, former Balkan war correspondent. Location: Room 603, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.
Biofortification discussion 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Biofortification: Can It Help the 800 Million Malnourished People in the Developing World?" Bonnie McClafferty, International Food Policy Research Institute, participates. Location: Room 507, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
American Health Care Association briefing 1 p.m. The American Health Care Association presents a briefing to introduce an independent state-by-state analysis of the impact of a proposed $2.88 billion, 17 percent cut in fiscal 2003 Medicare funding on seniors in skilled nursing facilities. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/336-7963 or 202/898-2847.
Sudan discussion 2 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on "Sudan: The Search for Peace." The participants include: John Garang, Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army; and Francis Mading Deng, U.N. special representative on internally displaced people. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.
China forum 2:30 p.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a forum on "Religious Freedom in China." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/236-8347.
Office of Personnel Management briefing 2:30 p.m. The Office of Personnel Management presents a media briefing on the first day of an early enrollment period and education campaign about the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. Location: Room 1350, Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building, 1900 E St. NW. Contact: 202/606-2402.
Health insurance briefing 3:15 p.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis and the National Association for Business Economics Health Economics Roundtable present a briefing on the future of employer-based private health insurance. Glenn Hubbard, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 800/859-1154.
Book rap 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club presents a book rap featuring authors discussing their books, "What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response" and "Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World." Bernard Lewis, historian, and Akbar Ahmed, Islamic scholar, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.
Terrorism seminar 6:30 p.m. The U.S.-Israel Business Exchange presents a seminar, "Combating Terrorism with Technology: The Israeli Experience." Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/288-1414.
Women and the arts discussion 7 p.m. Georgetown University presents a discussion on "Women, the Arts and Environmentalism." The participants include: Judith Helfand, filmmaker/director, "A Healthy Baby Girl"; Michelle Michney, conservationist/sculptor; and professors Norma Tilden, Patricia Young, and Margaret Stetz. Location: Leavey Program Room, Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Canada-U.S. relations symposium 7 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a symposium on "Canada-U.S. Relations After 9/11." Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Islam and the West lecture 8 p.m. George Washington University sponsors an evening lecture on "Islam and the West: Yesterday and Today." The speaker is Seyyed Hossein Nasr, professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, and president of the Foundation for Traditional Studies. Location: Dorothy Betts Theater, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.


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