- The Washington Times - Friday, May 24, 2002


Palestinian democracy discussion - 2:00 pm— "An Alternative to Yasser Arafat?" The participants include: Omar Karsou, Palestinian activist and Nablus banker; Bernard Lewis, Princeton University professor and author of "What Went Wrong?"; and Richard Perle, chairman of the Defense Department's Defense Policy Board. Location: Chinese Room, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/974-2415.


Is in Moscow, where he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signs a treaty reducing U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces, tours the Kremlin with first lady Laura Bush, and attends a dinner in his honor at the Putin residence.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a preliminary estimate of the gross domestic product for the first quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on new residential sales for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8 a.m. Department of the Army holds a meeting of the scientific advisory board. Location: Building 54, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, 14th Street and Alaska Avenue NW. Contact: 202/782-2553.

9 a.m. Education Department holds a meeting of the education statistics advisory council. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/502-7426.


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


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


Meets at 9 a.m. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Military survivor seminar all day The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors holds its eighth annual national military survivor seminar and grief camp for surviving children. Location: Crystal City Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/959-8277.

Middle East crisis meeting all day The United Methodist Middle East Network and the Methodist Federation for Social Action sponsor a meeting on "Hope and Crisis in Palestine and Israel." Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/546-8806.

Moot court competition all day American University's Washington College of Law holds the seventh annual inter-American human rights moot court competition. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279 or 703/855-5556.

Haiti conference 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on "Haiti's Fight Against HIV/AIDS."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Rep. Barbara Lee, California Democrat; Rep. Donna M.C. Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat; and J. Stephen Morrison, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Task Force on HIV/AIDS.

12:30 p.m. Henri Claude Voltaire, health minister of Haiti, "The Role of the Global Fund."

Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Special Olympics news conference 9 a.m. Special Olympics holds a news conference. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/824-0382.

Government communication discussion 10 a.m. The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy holds a meeting to discuss U.S. government communication to foreign populations. Graham Fuller, former RAND Corp. analyst, participates. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/619-4463.

China round table 10 a.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a round-table discussion on "Promoting the Rule of Law in China." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.

Report release 10 a.m. Restore America's Estuaries holds a news conference to release a report, "A National Strategy to Restore Coastal and Estuarine Habitat." The participants include: Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Republican; Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican; Mark Wolf-Armstrong, Restore America's Estuaries; John Atkin, Save the Sound; and Curt Spalding, Save the Bay. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/524-0248.

September 11 hearings news conference 11 a.m. Sen. Bob Graham, Florida Democrat, and Rep. Porter J. Goss, Florida Republican, hold a news conference on September 11 intelligence hearings. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-1700 or 202/225-4121.

National Memorial Day Concert discussion 12:30 p.m. Actor Ossie Davis addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the National Memorial Day Concert he is hosting. Joe Mantegna, actor and performer; and Eric Kunzel, National Symphony Orchestra conductor, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Slovakia briefing 2 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Slovakia's Path to NATO." The speaker is Rastislav Kacer, state secretary of defense of the Slovak Republic. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Conflict analysis discussion 3 p.m. The Communitarian Network holds a panel discussion on "What Conflict Analysts Can Offer the Middle East." Location: Room B02, School of Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-7997.

Youth violence round table 5:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a round table to discuss youth violence prevention with D.C. public high school students in the Cathedral Scholars program and students and citizens of Los Angeles, ages 17 to 27, traveling nationwide in the group Hands in Healing. Location: St. Joseph of Arimathea Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

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