- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 22, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and Mexican President Vicente Fox at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the consumer price index for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs holds a meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel to review and comment on the development of the uniform formulary. Location: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/681-0064, Ext. 3672.

9 a.m. — Office of Governmentwide Policy holds a meeting of the Governmentwide Relocation Advisory Board to discuss management issues related to relocation polices, including allowances and associated reimbursements. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/208-4493.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session because of spring recess. The Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m. April 4. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session because of spring recess. The House will reconvene at 2 p.m. April 5. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Peace conference — all day The United States Institute of Peace holds a conference, “Reconstructing and Stabilizing War-Torn States: The Challenge before Us.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Richard Solomon, president of USIP, delivers welcome remarks.

9:15 a.m. —Carlos Pascual, coordinator of reconstruction and stabilization at the State Department, delivers the keynote address, “The Challenge of Reconstructing and Stabilizing War-Torn States.”

10 a.m. —James Dobbins, former U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti and Somalia; Rend Rahim Francke, former representative of Iraq to the United States; Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan; and Lou Hughes, chief of staff of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Group at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, speak on “Reconstruction and Stabilization During Conflict: Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Noon —R. Nicholas Burns, state undersecretary for political affairs, delivers luncheon address.

1:45 p.m. —Daniel Serwer, vice president and director of peace and stability operations at USIP; Lawrence Rossin, deputy special representative of the secretary-general for Kosovo; and Donald Hays, principal deputy high representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina, speak on “Reconstruction and Stabilization: Lessons from Balkans.”

4:15 p.m. —Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, former supreme allied commander of Europe, delivers closing address, “Where Do We Go from Here?”

Location: The Madison Hotel, Dolley Madison Ballroom, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/429-3832.

Sea-Air-Space exposition — all day The Navy League of the United States holds its 2005 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, “Ensuring Global Access.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — noon Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Location: Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/312-1581.

Understanding the environment — 8 a.m. TheNational Science Foundation holds a meeting, “Understanding and Harnessing Complexity in the Environment — 2005 Meeting of the Biocomplexity in the Environment Awardees.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Arden Bement, NSF director, delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8070.

China’s energy craving — 8:45 a.m. TheCenter for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “China’s Energy Craving: Escalating Demand and the Economic and Geopolitical Implications.”

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Robert Ebel, chairman of the CSIS Energy Program, and Bates Gill, CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, give introductory remarks.

9:00 a.m. —Guy Caruso, chief of the U.S. Energy Information Administration; Kang Wu, senior fellow at the East-West Center; and Mr. Ebel, “Explaining China’s Demand for Energy.”

10 a.m. —James Dorian, international energy consultant; Jeffrey Logan, China program manager at the International Energy Agency; Frank Verrastro, director of the CSIS Energy Program, “China’s Energy Crisis.”

11:15 a.m. —Chas Freeman, chairman of Projects International, and Drew Thompson, assistant director for the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, “Geopolitical Implications of China’s Energy Search.”

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

South Asian security — 10 a.m. The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research holds a press conference, “Kashmir, Nuclear Weapons and South Asian Security.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/270-5500.

Medical privacy — 10 a.m. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. holds a press briefing on medical privacy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212-261-4642.

Syrian lecture — noon Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a lecture on Syria’s role in recent events in the region as well as U.S.-Syria relations. Imad Moustapha, Syria’s ambassador to the United States, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: RSVP required; 202/687-6215.

U.S.-Turkish relationship — noon TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Can the U.S.-Turkish Relationship Be Saved?” Murat Mercan, deputy chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party; Robert Pollock, senior editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal; and Richard Perle, scholar at AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Medicare trustees — 12:30 p.m. Treasury Department holds a press conference on the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow participates. Location: Treasury Department, Room 4121, Media Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

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