- The Washington Times - Friday, November 15, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Afghanistan discussion 9 a.m. Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, "A Tough Neighborhood: Afghanistan and its Neighbors." Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4059.

NATO summit preview 10 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit Preview." Simon Serfaty, director of the CSIS Europe Program, and Jay Farrar, CSIS vice president, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report, "Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales for September 2002." Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report, "Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization for October 2002." Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation holds a meeting. Topics include presentation of chairman's awards for federal achievement in historic preservation, report of the Executive Committee on fiscal 2004 budget request, ACHP appropriations authorization and ACHP congressional-relations strategy. Location: Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, third floor, Rachel Carson Great Hall. Contact: 202/606-8503.

8:30 a.m. Department of the Army holds a meeting of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Scientific Advisory Board. Topics include status reports from the AFIP director, principal deputy director, cap director, director of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, and each of the pathology subspecialty departments. Location: AFIP, Building 54, 14th Street and Alaska Avenue NW. Contact: 202/782-2553.

9 a.m. Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis holds a meeting of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee. Topics include the national income and product accounts annual revision, upcoming NIPA comprehensive revision and discussion of topics for future agendas. Location: BEA, 1441 L St. NW, second floor, conference rooms A&B. Contact: 202/606-9600.

11 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security of the Commerce Department holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Topics include rules and procedures governing federal advisory committee proceedings and deliberations of the Commerce Department, Office of General Counsel Staff. Richard Clarke, special adviser to the president for cyberspace security, executive director, NIAC; and Richard Davidson, chairman, NIAC, participate. Location: White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place NW, Truman Room, or to participate by telephone, 888/899-7785: Pass code 1468517. Contact: 202/482-7481.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Alejandro Sanchez, Andrew Saul and Gordon Whiting to be members of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


HOUSE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-160.


GENERAL AGENDA

Gender-equity symposium all day The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation hosts a symposium, "International Perspective: Global Voices for Gender Equity," which explores how women create change.

Highlights 3:30 p.m. Ruth Davis, director general, Foreign Service and director, human resources, State Department; Ambassador Edith Ssempala, Uganda; Ambassador Makate Sisulu, South Africa; and Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, Bulgaria

Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/728-7631.

Global health conference all day Global Health Council hosts a conference, "Global Health, HIV/AIDS and Poverty: A Focus on Southern Africa." Location: Catholic University of America, Slowinski Courtroom, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5000.

Peace conference all day Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a conference, "Assessing the Threats."

Highlights 12:45 p.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican

3:30 p.m. Preview of "Avoiding Armageddon," a PBS television documentary

Location: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-221.

Independent media briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "The Persecution of Sergei Duvanov." Topics include independent media in Kazakhstan. Denissa Duvanov, daughter of the journalist, participates. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

NIH meeting 8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Health hosts the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors meeting. Location: NIH, Building 31C, Conference Room 10, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-5708.

America Recycles Day 9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency hosts a celebration of America Recycles Day to encourage electronics recycling.

Highlights 11 a.m. News conference

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman; Mayor Anthony A. Williams; James Connaughton, White House Council on Environmental Quality; and John Howard, White House Task Force on Waste Prevention, participate.

Location: Washington Monument parking lot (Constitution Avenue entrance), National Mall. Contact: 202/564-7839.

English-acquisition summit 9 a.m. Education Department holds its first annual "Summit on English Language Acquisition," Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Iraq conference 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents its "Whither Iraq?" conference series, with a discussion on "Demobilizing, Reforming, and Rebuilding the Iraq Armed Forces and Dismantling and Transforming Iraq's Military Industries." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Mental illness mock trial 9:30 a.m. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law holds a mock trial, "Lost in the System, Community Integration on Trial," to argue a fictionalized case on the barriers facing people with mental illnesses. Location: George Washington University, Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/467-5730 Ext. 124.

Blood-safety conference 9:30 a.m. National Press Club Forums Committee holds a forum on the safety of America's blood supply. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501 (Reservations required.)

Homeland Security luncheon noon District of Columbia Bar Association hosts the congressional staff series luncheon program, "The Department of Homeland Security: What Will It Look Like and What Will it Mean?" Location: Phillip Morris Management Corp., 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 400W. Contact: 202/626-3463.

Trade discussion 12:30 p.m. International Trade Association of Northern Virginia holds a discussion, "The Service Industry and its Impact on International Trade in the Current Environment." Location: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna. Contact: 703/860-8795.

Microchip seminar 12:30 p.m. The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Internship Program holds a seminar, "Human Microchip Implantation: It's More Than Skin Deep." Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1542 or 202/334-3818.

News conference 1 p.m. Treasury Department holds a news conference to discuss the Treasury secretary's upcoming trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and England. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill participates. Location: Treasury Department, Media Room 4121, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.


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