- The Washington Times - Friday, December 16, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Commission meeting — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting on the federal government’s use of racial classifications. Participants include Ian Ayres of Yale Law School, Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Constance Citro of the National Academy of Sciences. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226. Contact: 202/376-7700.

Video-games press conference — noon — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; and Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, hold a press conference to introduce legislation to prohibit the sale of inappropriate video games to children. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485. Contact: 202/224-4451, 202/224-4041 or 202/224-5623.

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on international transactions for the third quarter. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/606-9900.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Assistant secretary of defense holds a meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel to review pharmacy and therapeutics recommendations for Tricare. Location: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/681-0064, Ext. 3672.

9 a.m. — Office of Management and Budget holds a meeting of the Acquisition Advisory Panel to review federal contracting laws, regulations and policies. Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., 801 17th St. NW, basement auditorium. Contact: 202/208-7279.

9:30 a.m. — Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration holds a public meeting to prepare for a session at the United Nations on the transportation of dangerous goods. Location: Transportation Department headquarters, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-0656.

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.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. to consider the Border Protection, Antiterrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee holds a hearing, “Mismanagement of the Border Surveillance System and Lessons for the New Secure Border Initiative.” Richard L. Skinner, deputy inspector general in the Department of Homeland Security, testifies. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-9600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Saddam weapons discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Saddam’s Relationship to WMD,” with Charles A. Duelfer, former special adviser to the director of central intelligence. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Education in Latin America — 8:30 a.m. — Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion, “Why Latin America’s Children Will Not Escape From Poverty: Quantity Without Quality: A Report Card on Education in Latin America.” Participants include Luis Alberto Moreno of the Inter-American Development Bank and Adolfo Franco of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Moscow city election — 9 a.m. — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hosts a briefing, “The Moscow City Election Results: The Beginning of a Comeback for Russian Democrats?” Participants include Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., U.S. leader of the Union of Right Forces party, and Andrei Piontkovsky, federal council member of the Yabloko party and visiting scholar at the Hudson Institute. Location: 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth floor. Contact: Melody Jones, 202/457-6949.

North Korea briefing — 9:30 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hold a briefing, “The Six Party Talks and Beyond: Cooperative Threat Reduction and North Korea.” Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Press breakfast on defense — 10 a.m. — Defense Today and BAE Systems hold a press breakfast to discuss the major choices faced by the Defense Department in the fiscal 2007 budget. Participants include Pierre Chao, director of defense industrial initiatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Loren Thompson, director of defense studies at the Lexington Institute. Location: King Publishing Group, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 1003. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Labor press conference — 10 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao holds a press conference to announce the publication of easy-to-understand rules for the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Photo exhibition — 10 a.m. — The National Archives opens a photo exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” focusing on the history of work in the United States from 1857 to 1987. The exhibition will run through April 29. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Peace discussion — 10 a.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on the release of the Joint Forces Command and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization pamphlet, “U.S. Government Draft Planning Framework for Reconstruction, Stabilization and Conflict Transformation.” Participants include Richard Solomon, president of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and Carlos Pascual, coordinator of the Office of Stabilization and Reconstruction. Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3832.

Europe press briefing — 11 a.m. — The European Union’s delegation of the European Commission to the United States holds a weekly “Entre Nous” Friday press briefing. Location: EU-Washington, 2300 M St. NW, Press Room. Contact: 202/862-9523 or 202/862-9549.

Georgia discussion — noon — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Democratic Transformation in Georgia,” with Georgian Foreign Affairs Minister Gela Bezhuashvili. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Asia lecture — 12:30 p.m. — The Asia Society holds a lecture, “Japan and China in the 21st Century: Brilliant or Dismal?” Participants include Takehiko Nakao, minister for finance at the Japanese Embassy, and Rust Deming, adjunct professor of Japanese studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Location: Japanese Embassy, 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Leadership discussion — 1 p.m. — Leadership for a Changing World (www.leadershipforchange.org) holds an online discussion with Barbara Poley and Loris Ann Taylor of the Hopi Foundation on merging Hopi Nation traditions with community activism. Location: None given. Contact: 202/777-7577.

Autism conference — 2 p.m. — The Brookings Institution and the Help Group of Los Angeles hold a conference, “Autism and Hope,” focusing on advancements in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in the past two decades and an outlook for the future. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Film screening — 7 p.m. — The National Archives holds a film screening of “Roll on Columbia: Woody Guthrie and the Bonneville Power Administration.” Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300 or 301/837-1700.

Schuller ceremony — 8 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a ceremony to honor American composer Gunther Schuller with the Living Legend Award. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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