- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 2, 2005


To be announced.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases figures of manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for April. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

1 p.m. —Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


10 a.m. Federal Communications Commissionholds a meeting of the Media Security and Reliability Council to review progress reports of its two working groups, the Toolkit Development Working Group and the Local Coordination Working Group. Location: FCC, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0654.

10:30 a.m. —Federal Emergency Management Agencyholds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services. Topics include review and submission for approval of previous FICEMS committee meeting minutes, and a report by the ambulance safety and counterterrorism subcommittees. Location: Parklawn Building, third floor conference center, Twinbrook Room, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville. Contact: 703/674-0190.

1 p.m. —Rural Business-Cooperative Serviceholds a meeting by teleconference of the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program to discuss the 2005 Notice of Solicitation of Applications. See contact for dial-in information. Contact: 202/720-7558.


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


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


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


Leadership training conference — all day The Federal Asian Pacific American Council holds its 20th annual Congressional Seminar National Leadership Training Conference, “Bridging the Gap Between Our Differences ? Promoting Diversity.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 11:45 a.m. David Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, delivers the keynote address.

Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/366-1642 or 703/607-7634.

Obesity — all day TheNational Institutes of Environmental Health Science holds a conference, “Environmental Solutions to Obesity in America’s Youth,” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 5 p.m. Gov. Mike Huckabee, Arkansas Republican. Allen Dearry of NIEHS delivers closing remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: RSVP to 919/949-2308 or 202/842-3600, Ext. 229.

Web-enabled government — all day TheE-Gov Institute holds a conference, “Web-Enabled Government.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 12:45 p.m. Alan Eustace of Google.com, “Convergence of Technology, Information, and Access”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/876-5060.

Europe discussion — 10 a.m. TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Europe: Better Off Without A Constitution?” Wilm Geerts of the Dutch Embassy, Adam Posen of the Institute for International Economics, and David Frum and Radek Sikorski of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Discussion — 10 a.m. TheBrookings Institution holds a discussion, “The Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute: Implications for Transatlantic Relations and Global Trade.” Lael Brainard of Brookings and Eugene Gholz of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Press briefing — 10 a.m. The National Trust for Historic Preservation holds a press briefing to announce this year’s list of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” Richard Moe of the trust participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/588-6141.

Honor pro-life leaders — 11 a.m. Black Americans for Life holds a ceremony to honor pro-life leaders who have striven to regain legal protection for the unborn. Claude Allen, assistant to the president for domestic policy; Alveda King of King for America Inc.; and Kay Cole James of the Office of Personnel Management participate. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/626-8825.

Low-income entrepreneurs — 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Low-Income Entrepreneurs: Neglected Foundation of an Ownership Society.” Elaine Edgcomb of the Aspen Institute, Eugene Severens of the National Fund for Enterprise Development, Charles Tansey of NeighborWorks America and Amanda Crook Zinn of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore Inc. participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Protecting human rights — 12:30 p.m. American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion on United Nations’ mechanisms for protecting human rights as part of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Philip Alston, Robert Goldman and Diane Orentlicher of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights participate. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Social security debate — 1 p.m. TheCenter on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing beginning at 1 p.m., “An Issue at the Heart of the Social Security Debate: Would Private Accounts Provide a Higher Rate of Return than Social Security?” Jason Furman of CBPP and Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Real estate journalism conference — 1 p.m. TheNational Association of Real Estate Editors holds its 39th annual Real Estate Journalism Conference.

Highlight — 4:55 p.m. Alphonso R. Jackson, Housing and Urban Development secretary, delivers the keynote address.

Location: Hilton Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 561/391-3599.

Democracies — 3 p.m. TheWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion with Victor Davis Hanson, “Democracy: Ancient and Modern.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Women in Islam — 6 p.m. — TheCouncil on Foreign Relations holds a meeting, “Women in Islam.” The meeting is open to accredited journalists only. Mahnaz Afkhami of the Women’s Learning Partnership, who was Iranian minister of state for women’s affairs, participates. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP required, 202/518-3419, 202/518-3428.

Symposium — 7:30 p.m. TheWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a dinner to kick off its international symposium, “The Long-Term Budget Challenge: Public Finance and Fiscal Sustainability in the [Group of Seven],” Lee Hamilton of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Hugh Segal of the Institute for Research on Public Policy participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

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