- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 3, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Criminal rehabilitation discussion — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the book “Rethinking Rehabilitation: Why Can’t We Reform Our Criminals?” Author David Farabee; Sally Satel of AEI; John Laub of the University of Maryland; Jessica Nickel from the office of Rep. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican; Amy Solomon of the Urban Institute and James Wilson of Pepperdine University participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

USO fund-raiser — 8:30 p.m. — The Large Public Power Council hosts a fund-raiser for the United Service Organizations to benefit men and women in the military by providing them prepaid calling cards. Rep. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, and former Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter participate. Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St. NW. Contact: 703/740-1753.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Travels to Westfield, N.J., and South Bend, Ind., to discuss his Social Security plan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for January. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds the inaugural meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee to discuss national maritime security issues. Location: Conference Center at the Sheraton Suites, Old Town, 801 N. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/267-4148.

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

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Child care symposium — all day — The Nation’s Network of Child Care Resource and Referral holds its national policy symposium, “Who’s Accountable for Quality Child Care and Early Education?” Events begin at8 a.m.

Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/393-5501.

Conference for students — all day — American University sponsors a conference for 120 students, “YMCA DC Youth and Government Legislative Weekend.” Students will simulate the roles of D.C. lawmakers and decide how they would change the city if youths were in charge, debating solutions to issues involving education, finance, health and human services, public safety, and emergency management. Events begin at 10:30 a.m.

Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

Arab media — 9:30 a.m. — National Press Club holds a conference on the power and influence of Arab media.

Highlights — 11:30 a.m. — Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the September 11 commission, “American Public Diplomacy and Foreign Policy: The U.S. Role in the Middle East”

1 p.m. — Panel discussion moderated by Ambassador Robert Hutchings of the Woodrow Wilson School with panelists Mohammed Alami, chief Washington correspondent for Al Jazeera television; Marc Lynch, professor of political science at Williams College; Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Mohamed Elmenshawy, director of the Arab Media Project at the Center for Defense Information

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.

Technology briefing — 9:45 a.m. — Citizens Against Government Waste holds a briefing on high-tech issues, including privacy, spectrum allocation and intellectual property.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Orson Swindle, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

11 a.m. — Jonathan Zuck, executive with the Association for Competitive Technology

Noon — Keynote address by former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, Republican

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-340. Contact: 202/467-5309.

Norway’s centennial anniversary — 10 a.m. — Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors a discussion, “Norway’s Centennial Anniversary.”

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Queen Sonja of Norway delivers remarks on the historically strong educational and research bonds between Norway and the United States.

10:30 a.m. — Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, Norway’s King Harald V, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen and CSIS President John Hamre remark on security challenges to the Euro-Atlantic region and the trans-Atlantic ties of Europe and the United States.

11:45 a.m. — Panel discussion on trans-Atlantic cooperation with Rep. Martin Olav Sabo, Minnesota Democrat; Karl Kaiser, director emeritus of the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin; Sverre Lodgaard, director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; and John Hamre, CSIS president

Location: Carnegie Institution, 1530 P St. NW. Contact: Event requires prior accreditation from the Royal Norwegian Embassy; 202/944-8945 or 202/247-7998.

Asia discussion — 10 a.m. — Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Asia 2005: The View From Capitol Hill.” Participants include Mark Lippert, staff member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Manisha Singh, deputy chief counsel of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Iraq briefing — 11 a.m. — Defense Department holds a satellite briefing from Baghdad to discuss the status of reconstruction programs in Iraq. Participants include Charles Hess, director of the Iraq Project and Contracting Office; Bill Taylor, director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office; and Brig. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division. Location: Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E579. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Europe discussion — noon — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “New Frontiers in Europe.” Former Estonian President Lennart Georg Meri participates. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5730.

Iran/Iraq discussion — noon — Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Iran, Iraq and the Legacies of War.” Participants include Gary Sick and Lawrence Potter of Columbia University’s Gulf/2000 Project; Shaul Bakhash, professor of Middle East history at George Mason University; and Joost Hiltermann, Middle East project director for the International Crisis Group. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Ecuador program — 3 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion, “The Current Political and Legal Situation in Ecuador.” Jose Guerrero and Carlos Larrea, legal counselors to the president of Ecuador, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion, “And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out).” Topics include Argentina’s financial collapse in 2001, interviews with policy-makers and players in the financial market, and internal documents that expose the flaws of the global financial system. Paul Blustein, author, participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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