- The Washington Times - Monday, February 16, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Human rights — noon — American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion as part of the Human Rights Defenders Speakers Series. Michael Njong, human rights defender of Cameroon, participates. Location: AUWCL, Room 402, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4180.

Social Security — noon — Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Social Security 101: The Program and the Problem,” as part of its Social Security University series. Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute and William Shipman of Carriage Oaks Partners LLC participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5200.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Addresses military personnel in Fort Polk, La.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for January. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee to review the Wassenaar arrangement and technical working group issues, and missile technology control regime issues. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

10 a.m. — Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a meeting of the board of directors. Location: FDIC, sixth-floor boardroom, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-7043.

1 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Topics include: release of the 2002 census of agriculture; NASS special activities, publications, and accomplishments for 2003. Location: Residence Inn by Marriott-Pentagon City, 550 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-4333.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Minerals and toxic substances in diets — all day— National Academies’ Division on Earth and Life Studies holds a meeting on “Minerals and Toxic Substances in Diets and Water for Animals.” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2586.

Space at the Crossroads conference — all day — The Space Foundation and Space News, in association with the Commerce Department, Satellite Industry Association, National Space Society and Washington Space Business Roundtable, hold a one-day “Space at the Crossroads Conference.” Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participates. Location: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation and Naval Heritage Center 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 123 (President’s Room). Contact: [email protected]

Prescription drug — all day — Blank Rome LLP, George Washington University School of Public Health and URAC sponsor a Health Care Leadership Conference, “The Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Reform Act of 2003.”

Highlights — noon — Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-4001, 202/294-6128 or 202/289-4001.

Property rights — 10 a.m.— Inter-American Development Bank holds a discussion on how to promote effective property rights as a tool for development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Hernando de Soto, author, and Donald Terry of the IADB participate. Location: IADB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Marriage initiative — 10 a.m. — The Institute for American Values holds a news conference on “The Administration’s Marriage Initiative.” Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/246-3942.

U.S. businesses access German and other European markets — 11 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce and DIN-German Institute for Standardization host a luncheon meeting to outline a new service that will provide a more efficient access to a database of 1 million German and European standards. German Ambassador Wolfgang Ishinger, Torsten Bahke of the institute and Gary Litman of the chamber participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Computerized voting machines — 11 a.m. — TrueMajority.org holds a news conference, “The Computer Ate My Vote,” on requiring computerized voting machines to produce paper records. Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and Dan Wallach of Rice University participate. Location: In front of Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-8047.

Financial status of the poorest — 11:30 a.m. — Consumer Federation of America, Credit Union National Association and the National Credit Union Foundation hold a news conference to release research on the financial status of the poorest 21 million households. Stephen Brobeck of the CFA, Dan Mica of the CUNA and Gary Officer and Chuck Purvis of the NCUF participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/737-0766 or 202/638-6764.

Minority candidates — noon — American University Washington College of Law Democrats hold a meeting, “What Do Minority Candidates Have to Do to Win Public Office in America?” Location: AUWCL, Room 603, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/224-9049.

Economic Report of the President — noon — National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting on “The Economic Report of the President.” Gregory Mankiw of the Council of Economic Advisers participates. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

What’s ahead for business and government — 12:30 p.m. — The Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association D.C. Chapter holds a discussion, “What’s Ahead for Business and Government.” Knight Kiplinger of the Kiplinger Letter participates. Location: Channel Inn, 650 Water St. SW. Contact: 703/768-2134.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a book discussion, “Why Russia Still Matters.” Andrew Meier, author, participates.

Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Latin American-U.S. relations — 3 p.m. — The National Press Club holds a discussion on Latin American-U.S. relations and whether a new Marshall Plan is possible. Argentine Ambassador Joe Octavio Bordon participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/338-6445.

Russian discussion — 3:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Russian Anti-Semitism and the Scapegoating of Jews: The Dog That Didn’t Bark?” James Gibson of Washington University in St. Louis and Marc Morje Howard of Georgetown University participate. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth floor, auditorium, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Women’s leadership — 6:45 p.m. — Social Action and Leadership School for Activists presents a discussion, “Women’s Leadership in Organizations and Communities.” Eileen Paul of the McAuley Institute participates. Location: SALSA, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

Genealogical research — 7 p.m. — C.R. Gibbs’ Winter 2004 Lecture Series holds a program, “At the Knee of the Elder: Using Oral History in Your Genealogical Research.” Char Bah, author, participates. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 301/593-6450.

“Post-Soul Nation” — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on “Post-Soul Nation.” Nelson George, author, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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