- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 27, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Health and environment — all day Global Health Council holds the 30th annual conference on “Our Future on Common Ground: Health and the Environment.”

Highlights — noon Congressional luncheon on Capitol Hill

1:30 p.m. —“Influence Your Leaders” and Capitol Hill meetings

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/833-5900 ext. 3228.

Human-rights law — all day American University’s Washington College of Law and the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights sponsor a lecture, “Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.” Location: AU, Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4070.

Schools symposium — all day National Education Association and the National Union of Teachers holds an international symposium on quality schools.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Reg Weaver, John Wilson and Lesley Auger, NUT; Fred van Leeuwen, Education International

Location: NEA, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/822-7261.

Education forum — 8:45 a.m. The Penn Quarter Partnership for Children and Families holds an open house and educational forum, “Moving Forward: Quality Initiatives Despite Fiscal Constraints.” The open house includes tours of the child-development center, which provides families with affordable, high-quality child care. Location: Penn Quarter Partnership for Children and Families, 410 8th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-2598.

Iraq and the Caucasus — 9 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty sponsor a conference on “Iraq and the Caucasus: How Will War Affect the Region?” Participants include ambassadors Arman Kirakossian of Armenia, Levan Mikeladze of Georgia and Hafiz Pashayev of Azerbaijan. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3199.

State and city budgets — 9:30 a.m. National League of Cities holds a round-table discussion on the fiscal crisis facing states and cities.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. News briefing. Participants include Barry Anderson, Congressional Budget Office deputy director; Douglas Duncan, Montgomery County executive; Alice Rivlin, former CBO director and Brookings Institution senior fellow; Gene Steuerle, Urban Institute’s Tax Policy Center. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F Streets NW. Contact: 202/626-3003 or 202/626-3051.

Iran’s secret nuclear sites — 11 a.m. The National Council of Resistance of Iran — U.S. Representative Office holds a press conference to reveal new information on two secret Iranian nuclear facilities. Location: Hughes Room, Willard Intercontinetal Hotel, 14th and F streets. Contact: 202/783-5200.

Russia nuclear contracts — 11:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a news conference to announce the winners of contracts to shut down operations at the last three Russian reactors that produce weapons-grade plutonium. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

French foreign policy — noon Hudson Institute holds a luncheon discussion in French on the current path of French foreign policy. Participants include Charles Millon, former French defense minister and head, Droite Liberale Chretienne movement. Location: Hudson Institute, Suite 300, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Putin’s course — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on “President Putin: A Continuation of Yeltsin’s Reforms or a New Course?” Participants include professor Fedor Burlatsky, president of the Council of Political Science, Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

VA luncheon — 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Luncheon Program holds a discussion with Anthony J. Principi, veterans’ affairs secretary. Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7501.

Security training — 1:30 p.m. Transportation Security Adminstration holds a news conference to announce its program for training security staff in improved screening of disabled persons. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Concourse C, North Pier. Contact: 571/227-2829.

Prescription drug ads — 1:30 p.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs: The American and New Zealand Experiences.”

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. Ed Slaughter, Prevention magazine, and Robert Leitman, Harris Interactive, “New Survey Research on Direct-to-Consumer Advertising in the U.S.”

3 p.m. —Glenn Wiggs, New Zealand Advertising

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5865 and 202/862-4871.

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