- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 20, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Supreme Court’s future — noon — The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court and the American Judicial System.” Dom Giordano of WPHT in Philadelphia, Fred Grandy of WMAL in Washington, Sam Greenfield of WWRL in New York and Tom Liddy of the radio show “Liddy and Hill” participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Medicare briefing — noon — The Alliance to Improve Medicare holds a briefing on how Medicare benefits will affect out-of-pocket expenses. Michael Freeman, executive vice president of the Healthcare Leadership Council, and Jack Rogers, director of health policy economics at PricewaterhouseCoopers, participate. Location: HC-5, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/452-8700.

PRESIDENT BUSH

11 a.m. — Participates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. 12:45 p.m. — Attends a closed luncheon at the library. Returns to Washington.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics to discuss a letter and report to the HHS secretary on privacy and the National Health Information Network. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 443E, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-7100.

11 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting to conduct a briefing and vote concerning an anti-dumping duty order on certain lined paper school supplies from China, India and Indonesia. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. 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

Workshop — all day — National Academies’ Board on Energy and Environmental Systems holds a “Workshop on Trends in Oil Supply and Demand and Potential for Peaking of Conventional Oil Production.” Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:10 a.m. — Eddy Isaacs, managing director of the Alberta Energy Research Institute, “Oil Sands Development and Future Outlook”

Location: The American Association for the Advancement of Science Building, 1200 New York Ave. NW, Auditorium. Contact: 202/334-3197 or 202/334-3344.

Business conference — all day — Women in International Trade holds the first Conference of U.S.-China Women Business Leaders. Events begin 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — Noon — Ben Wu, assistant secretary for technology policy at the Commerce Department, delivers keynote address.

Location: Marriott Bethesda, 5701 Marinelli Road. Contact: 301/424-5978.

Science wars — all day — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Science Wars: Should Schools Teach Intelligent Design?” Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University delivers keynote address.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Moving forward in Iraq — 8:30 a.m. — The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “Iraq: The Way Forward,” with Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, and former U.S. Rep. Vin Weber, Minnesota Republican. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3419 or 202/518-3428.

Democracy forum — 8:30 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Inter-American Dialogue, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and the Institute for Representative Government hold a forum, “Democracy, Governance and Poverty Reduction: Challenges for Legislatures and Political Parties in the Andes.”

Highlight — 1 p.m. — NDI President Ken Wollack and Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general of the Organization of American States, deliver keynote addresses.

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

Displaced workers — 9 a.m. — The Hudson Institute (HI) holds a discussion with Robert LaLonde of the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, “The Effects of Community College Training on Displaced Workers.” Emily Stover DeRocco of the Labor Department, Thomas Bailey of Columbia University and Diana Furchtgott-Roth of HI participate. Location: HI, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

North Korea discussion — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion with David Asher, formerly of the State Department, “North Korea’s Criminal Activities: A Growing Proliferation Challenge.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Women’s luncheon — noon — The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation hold a “Conservative Women’s Network Luncheon” with Kellyanne Conway, author of “What Women Really Want: How American Women are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium/Van Andel Conference Room. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Energy vision — 12:15 p.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion with Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee and director general of Gazexport Ltd., “Energy Vision to Link Our Nations.” Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Republican revolution — 2:30 p.m. — The American Progress Action Fund and the New America Foundation hold a discussion, “The Republican Revolution a Decade Later.” Jacob Hacker, fellow, and Mark Schmitt, senior fellow at the New American Foundation; and Paul Pierson, professor of Political Science at the University of California Berkeley, participate. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

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