- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 23, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Iraq briefing 10 a.m. Brookings Institution holds its Brookings Iraq series briefing on "The Quest for Stability in Iraq and the Middle East." Seyom Brown, professor of international cooperation at Brandeis University and author of "The Illusion of Control"; and Eric Schwartz, director of Independent Task Force on Post-Conflict Iraq, Council for Foreign Relations, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
"Challenges of Marriage" lecture 7:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral holds its Paths to Peace lecture series discussion on "Challenges of Marriage." Topics include points of discord in relationships and the hard work needed to maintain a successful marriage. Diane Rehm, public radio broadcaster and wife, and John Rehm, husband, married 42 years, participate. Location: WNC, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-6248.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with President Jorge Batlle of Uruguay, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum-status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Board releases Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee. Topics include: discussion on Category 3B (electronics test, inspection and production equipment) controls and proposed study; discussion on oscilloscope controls and suggested changes. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.
9 a.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee. Topics include: introductions; federal agencies' updates; reports from FRPCC subcommittees; old and new business; business from the floor. Location: FEMA, Lobby Conference Center, 500 C St. SW. Contact: 202/646-2870.
9 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. Topics include: update on NRC division of waste management activities; DOE/NRC Key Technical Issue Agreement Status; discussion of self-assessment survey results. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-6805.
10 a.m. National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the Information Security Oversight Office, National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee, to discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. Location: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 105. Contact: 202/219-5250.

SUPREME COURT
Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 02-722 American Insurance Assn. v. Low
Docket Number 03-575, Nike Inc. v. Kasky
Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Stands adjourned for its Spring Recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Stands adjourned for its Spring District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Export-Import conference all day Export-Import Bank of the United States holds its 2003 annual conference, "Navigate the World of U.S. Exports,"
Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, chairman, Financial Services Committee
Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 703/536-4993.
Homeland Security conference all day U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Security Affairs Department and the Center for Corporate Citizenship hold a conference on "Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security: Public Policy Implications for Business."
Highlights 9 a.m. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, keynote address
5:30 p.m. Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, networking reception with remarks from the Senate
Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact:202/463-5845.
Pentagon Iraq briefing 9 a.m. Defense Department holds a news briefing on the involvement of the Army and Marine Corps in the Iraqi conflict and in postwar stabilization efforts. Lt. Gen. David McKiernan, coalition forces land-component commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom, participates. Location: Briefing Room 2E781, the Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.
"America After the War" 9:25 a.m. Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and Leadership for America holds a discussion on "America After the War."
Highlights 9:25 a.m. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander, NATO
9:30 a.m. Karen DeYoung, Washington Post; Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute; Clyde Prestowitz, Economic Strategy Institute; and Fritz Stern, Columbia University, speak on "America: The World Stage."
11:30 a.m. John Fialka, Wall Street Journal; Charles Morgan, Acxiom Corporation; Bill Schneider, CNN; John Sweeney; AFL-CIO and Laura Tyson, former chairman, National Economic Council, speak on "America: The Home Front"
Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4327.
Defense conference 9:30 a.m. Cato Institute holds a conference on "Defense Transformation: Moving Forward or Stuck in the Past?"
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Winslow Wheeler, Center for Defense Information, Panel One: "2004 Defense Budget: How Much Is Enough?"
11:15 a.m. Dave McIntyre, ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, Panel Two: "Whither Defense Transformation?"
Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-0200.
Latin America discussion 10 a.m. National Press Club "Morning Newsmaker" News Conference presents discussion on "Latin America: Economic and Political Crisis" Ambassador Miles R.R. Frechette, the president and CEO of the Council of the Americas participates. Location: National Press Club 529 14th St., NW. Contact: 301/530-1210,202/662-7540/7593.
Foreign policy briefing 10 a.m. United States Institute of Peace holds a briefing on "The Military and the Making of Foreign Policy." Dana Priest, correspondent, Washington Post and author of "The Mission"; Yoram Peri, professor, Tel Aviv University, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-4144.
Iraq discussion noon Japan Information Access Project holds a discussion on "Occupying Iraq: Are There Lessons From the Japanese Experience?" William Nash, senior fellow and director, Center for Preventive Action and former major general, Air Force; and Ronald Spector, professor, history and international relations, George Washington University and author of "Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan," participate. Location: Sidley Austin Brown and Wood LLP, Suite 600, 1501 K St. NW. Contact: 202/822-6040.
Iraq news conference 12:30 p.m. Benador Associates sponsors a news conference on the first meeting of democratic voices in Iraq, held last Tuesday in Nasiriyah. Kanan Makiya, Iraqi intellectual in exile, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 917/626-1266.
Bulgaria in World War II discussion 2 p.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Beyond Hitler's Grasp: Remembering Bulgaria's Refusal to Send its Jewish Population to Nazi Death Camps." Topics include Bulgaria's refusal in spite of being a World War II ally of Germany, as well as a documentary film, "Beyond Hitler's Grasp" Elena Poptodorova, ambassador, Bulgaria; Princess Maria Luisa, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgaria; Arthur Berger, Holocaust Memorial Museum, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/608-6176.
Arab American Institute awards 6 p.m. Arab American Institute hosts the 2003 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.; Helen Thomas, White House correspondent; Mary Robinson, Ethical Globalization Initiative and Bianca Jagger, human rights advocate, participate. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.
Asian-Pacific symposium 6:30 p.m. United States Asia Pacific Council holds its inaugural banquet and symposium on "Changing Dynamics in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for U.S. Business and Policy."
Highlights 7 p.m. James Kelly, assistant secretary, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, State Department; Thomas Foley, partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; and Carla Hills, CEO, Hills and Company, participate in discussion on "U.S. Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region: Challenges of the Current Environment"
Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/293-3995, Ext. 14.

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