- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 26, 2002


Navy League exposition all day The Navy League of the United States presents its Sea-Air-Space 2002 Exposition. Susan Livingstone, Navy undersecretary, speaks at the Secretary of the Navy Luncheon. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/312-1590.

Groundbreaking commemoration 9:30 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund hosts events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the memorial's groundbreaking. Highlights: 9:30 a.m., panel discussion, "The Military and the Media." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW; 1 p.m., 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial groundbreaking ceremony, featuring wreath-laying, special announcements and Joseph L. Galloway War Correspondents Award. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, East Knoll, National Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 19.


3:25 p.m. Meets with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark at the White House.


8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for February 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


10 a.m. Justice Department holds a meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board. Location: Room 6403, 810 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/307-5933.

Noon State Department holds a meeting of the U.S. advisory commission on public diplomacy. Location: Room 600, 301 Fourth St. SW. Contact: 202/358-2360 or 202/619-4463.


Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 01-521: Republican Party of Minnesota v. Kelly; and Docket Number 01-417: Devlin v. Scardelletti. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a field hearing to examine security efforts implemented in the Port of New York and New Jersey, and to investigate ways to further enhance ports and waterways security around the nation. Location: Port Newark-Elizabeth General Office Building, Elizabeth, N.J. Contact: 202/225-9446.


Economic-policy conference 8 a.m. The National Association for Business Economics presents its 2002 Washington economic-policy conference, "U.S. Policy in an Uncertain Global Economy." The luncheon speaker is Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill. Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/463-6223.

Council of Institutional Investors meeting 8 a.m. The Council of Institutional Investors holds its annual spring meeting. The participants include Daniel Carp, chairman/CEO of Eastman Kodak Co., and Carly Fiorina, chairman/CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/822-0800.

China lecture 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center presents a lecture, "China and the WTO [World Trade Organization]: Monitoring Compliance." The speaker is Jeffrey Bader, assistant U.S. trade representative for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia. Location: Bank of America, 730 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Muslim world briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Speaking to the Arab Muslim World." The participants include Taghrid Hussein Youssef Mohamed, announcer, Nile TV Channel, Cairo; and Shaheen Salahuddin, broadcaster, PTV "Current Affairs" program, Karachi, Pakistan. Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Education forum 9 a.m. The Progressive Policy Institute, the National Education Knowledge Industry Association and the Education Quality Institute present "Research in Education: On the Leading Edge of School Improvement?" Location: Eighth-floor conference center, Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-0001.

'Sexual-orientation bias' discussion 9 a.m. American University's Washington College of Law presents a discussion, "Homophobia in the Halls of Justice: Sexual-Orientation Bias and Its Implications Within the Legal System." Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Canada-U.S. relations symposium 9 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a symposium, "Canada-U.S. Relations After 9/11." Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Energy-outlook news conference 10 a.m. The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration (EIA) holds a news conference to release its "International Energy Outlook 2002" with world energy-demand forecasts to 2020. Location: Room 8E-069, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

Cyprus talks briefing 10 a.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) presents a briefing, "If Cyprus Talks Fail." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Female ambassadors conference 10 a.m. Howard University hosts its seventh annual female ambassadors conference, "The Aftermath of September 11: Embassy Row on Matters of Global Security," featuring 16 of the 17 female ambassadors to Washington participating. Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2335.

South America discussion 12:30 p.m. The George Washington University Club hosts a discussion of the economic and political health of South America. Brazillian Ambassador Rubens Barbosa participates. Location: Mt. Vernon Room, George Washington University, 1918 F St. NW. Contact: 202/994-1423.

Jones speech 12:30 p.m. Terrence Jones, president/CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Celebrate the Arts." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Censorship lecture 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "The Veiled Threat: Dealing with Censorship in Iran" by Goli Taraghi, Iranian short-story writer and novelist. Location: Room 806, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

South Africa discussion 12:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Women's Study Program presents a lecture by Sheila Sisulu, South African ambassador, "The Women of South Africa." Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Globalization lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a lecture, "The Protesters: Old Ideologies in New Clothes," as part of a four-part series on globalization. The speaker is Lord Robert Skidelsky of Tilton, John Maynard Keynes biographer and political economy professor at the University of Warwick, England. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Reception 6:30 p.m. The Brookings Institution Press and the Committee to Protect Journalists host a reception to honor publication of "Attacks on the Press in 2001: A Worldwide Survey." Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Dinner 7:30 p.m. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies hosts its annual dinner, featuring a special tribute to Dorothy Height, president emeritus/chairman of the National Council of Negro Women, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The keynote speaker is Education Secretary Rod Paige. Location: Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-6366.

American journalism discussion 8 p.m. The Missouri School of Journalism and the National Press Club sponsor a discussion, "Covering the Home Team: Assessing American Journalism on Terrorism and the War." Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F street NW. Contact: 202/662-7511.

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