- The Washington Times - Friday, February 4, 2005


Discusses Social Security reform in Omaha, Neb., Little Rock, Ark., and Tampa, Fla.; returns to Washington.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board’s Second Generation Model advisory panel. Location: SAB Conference Center, 1025 F St. NW. Contact: 202/343-9867.

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council to receive the director’s report and discuss program and policy issues. Location: NIH, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/443-5047.

12:30 p.m. — National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Youth Advisory Committee. Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-2004.


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


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Energy futures and air pollution — all day — National Academies’ Division for Development, Security and Cooperation holds a meeting, “Energy Futures and Air Pollution in Urban China and the United States.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Background presentations by representatives from the World Bank, Environmental Protection Agency and World Resources Institute.

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1679.

Science and the environment — all day — National Council for Science and the Environment holds a conference, “Forecasting Environmental Changes.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 1:30 p.m. — Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation, plenary lecture; 7 p.m. — William Ruckelshaus, former EPA administrator, “Choosing Our Common Future: Democracy’s True Test”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-5810.

China and the WTO — 8:30 a.m. — US-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing, “China and the WTO: Assessing and Enforcing Compliance.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Nancy Foster of the U.S. Apple Association, Gary Martin of the North American Export Grain Association, and Michael Coursey, international trade and customs law specialist at Collier Shannon Scott PLLC, “Strategies for Enforcement — Agriculture”

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 192. Contact: 202/624-1409.

Book discussion — 9 a.m. — Center for American Progress holds a book discussion, “A New Progressive Agenda for Public Health and the Environment.” Participants include book editors Christopher Schroeder of Duke University and Rena Steinzor of the University of Maryland, Frances Beinecke of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Jonathan Hiatt of the AFL-CIO, James Tierney of the Columbia Law School, and John Podesta of the Center for American Progress. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/741-6388.

U.S. Budget — 9:30 a.m. — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a press conference, “Maintaining Moral Standards in the U.S. Budget,” on the outlook for low-income programs. Participants include Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund, and Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Social Security — 10 a.m. — Club for Growth holds a press conference on Social Security. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-5902.

Blue Cross Blue Shield briefing — 10 a.m. — Blue Cross Blue Shield Association holds a conference-call briefing, “Arkansas BCBSA’s Real-World Experience With Health Information Technology.” Joseph Smith, chief information officer at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, participates. Call-in number: 877/771-7176; pass code, 580814. Contact: 202/626-4825.

Social Security stop — 11:30 a.m. — House Democrats from Arkansas hold a conference-call briefing on President Bush’s Social Security stop in their state. Participants include Reps. Marion Berry, Mike Ross and Vic Snyder. Contact: 202/225-4076, 202/225-0753 or 501/324-5943.

Microfinance investment — 12:30 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “Investment in Microfinance: The State of the Industry.” Participants include Kate McKee of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s microenterprise development program, Gil Crawford of Micro Vest Capital Management, and Jennifer Meehan of the Grameen Foundation USA. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Room 200, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Medical malpractice reform — 2 p.m. — Kaiser Family Foundation holds a webcast, “Ask the Experts: Medical Malpractice Reform.” Participants include Peter Budetti of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Scott Harrington of the University of Pennsylvania, Nicholas Pace of the Rand Corp., and Larry Leavitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation Building, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 888/524-7378.

“Shake Hands with the Devil” — 2 p.m. — U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Conscience hosts a book discussion, “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.” Romeo Dallaire, former force commander for the U.N. Assistance Mission for Rwanda, participates. Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-6133.

Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Course — 3:30 p.m. — Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Course: An Exchange of Views.” Participants include Nicolai Petro of the University of Rhode Island and Michael McFaul of Stanford University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth-floor auditorium, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Postelection organizing — 6 p.m. — National Conference for Organized Resistance Club holds its national conference.

Highlights — 6 p.m. — Opening workshop, “Beyond the Indefinite Empire: Post-election Organizing”

Location: American University, Ward Circle Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: e-mail, [email protected]; www.organizedresistance.org/events.shtml.

Nephrology meeting — 6:30 p.m. — American Society of Nephrology holds a dinner to open its 2005 Renal Week regional meeting. Location: Westin Grand, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 202/659-0599.

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