- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 1, 2005


Human rights in China — 10 a.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker program holds a conference, “Human Rights in the People’s Republic of China,” with T. Kumar, advocacy director for Asia and the Pacific at Amnesty International. New information about human rights abuse in China will be released. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

Dole luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — National Press Club hosts a luncheon program with former Sen. Bob Dole, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.


To be announced.


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


10 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting by teleconference of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee’s Licensing Implementation Working Group. Contact: 703/841-9300.

1 p.m. — Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Organizational Structures for Stabilization Operations to address organizational structures necessary to support or conduct stability operations. Location: Pentagon, Room 3E947. Contact: 703/571-0082.


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


In recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at noon to consider legislation on emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


APSA meeting — all day — The American Political Science Association holds its annual meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 10:15 a.m. — “Diversity in American Elections”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/483-2512.

Seminar — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a seminar, “Democratic Innovation in Latin America: New Approaches to Local Governance.”

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Marcus Melo of the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil), Enrique Peruzzotti of the University Torcuato di Tella (Argentina), Luis Mack of FLACSO and Jonathan Fox of the University of California at Santa Cruz discuss “Innovations in Participation and Accountability.”

11 a.m. — Roberto Laserna of CERES (Bolivia), Leticia Santin of Agora (Mexico), Gabriel Murillo of the University of the Andes (Colombia) and David Crocker of the University of Maryland discuss “Innovations in Public Space and Democratic Practice.”

Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Discussion — 9 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion with Gerald McBeath of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Tse-Kang Leng of the National Chengchi University Taipei, “Politics and Power of Environmental NGOs in Taiwan and Mainland China.”

Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Ceremony — 10 a.m. — U.S. Air Force hosts a ceremony to honor Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper upon retirement, effective Nov. 1. Location: Andrews Air Force Base. Contact: 703/695-8723.

Discussion — 10 a.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion with Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, “Kicking the Oxymoron Out of ‘Government Productivity.’” Ted Alstead, president and chief executive officer of NAF; Matthew Miller, author of “The Two Percent Solution”; Lenny Mendonca, director of McKinsey and Co.; and Thomas Dohrmann, principal in McKinsey and Co., participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Film screening — noon — National Archives Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film holds a screening of “War Powers and Covert Action,” the second in a 13-part series from the Annenberg/CPB collection examining constitutional issues. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, William G. McGowan Theater. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

China discussion — 2 p.m. — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a discussion, “China’s Household Registration (Hukou) System: Discrimination and Reform.” Fei-Ling Wang, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Chloe Froissart, researcher at the Hong Kong-based Center for Research on Contemporary China, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3766.

Press conference — 2 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker program holds a press conference with Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, special envoy of the Dalai Lama, “Tibet and China: An Historic Opportunity for Dialogue.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

Concert — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art continues its fifth annual “Jazz in the Garden” series with Trio Balanca. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/842-6359.

Commemoration — 5:30 p.m. — Defense Department holds a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Highlights — 5:30 p.m. — Pre-ceremony entertainment begins and includes music provided by the U.S. Navy Band and its Sea Chanters chorus, with a performance by the Liberty Belles. Fireworks will follow the ceremony.

7 p.m. — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican, participate. Location: World War II Memorial, 17th Street between Constitution and Independence avenues NW. Contact: 703/696-0120.

Reception — 6 p.m. — The German Historical Institute holds its opening reception for the exhibition “Six Perspectives on the Abstract,” a show of works by the Independent Artists Forum. Location: German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-3355.

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