- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Meets with Rwandan President Paul Kagame; participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Gen. Michael V. Hayden as CIA director; attends a campaign reception in Baltimore.


11 A.M. —Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the North American surface freight data for March. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.


2:30 p.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering to discuss broader participation in science and engineering. Location: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235S, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8040.


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


On Memorial Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. Monday to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the Marriage Protection Amendment. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


On Memorial Day recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. Tuesday for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Venture capital — all day The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association holds its Capital Connection 2006 Venture Fair. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Noon — Former Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 703/281-2254.

Housing finance — all day The Mortgage Bankers Association holds its Government Housing Finance Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/557-2924.

Children’s play — 8:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Brookings Joint Center holds a forum, “The Value of Play: A Forum on Risk, Recreation and Children’s Health.”

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

Internet rules — 9 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “The Wealth of Networks: How U.S. Internet Policies are Undermining Both Freedom and Growth,” with Yochai Benkler of Yale University. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Free press — 9 a.m. The Newseum and the Freedom House hold a discussion, “Tangled Web: Will the Internet Be Free for the Press?” Participants include Matt Cooper of Time magazine, Bob Dietz of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Arch Puddington of Freedom House, and Susan Bennett of the Newseum. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/284-3593.

Natural gas supply — 9:30 a.m. The Natural Gas Supply Association holds a press conference to release its annual summer outlook. NGSA Chairman Chris Conway participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/326-9325.

Arctic warming — noon The American Meteorological Society holds a briefing, “Changes in Cold Places Part II: The Role of Air Pollution on Arctic Warming.” Participants include Anthony Socci, senior fellow at AMS, and Drew Shindell, research scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385. Contact: 202/737-9006, Ext. 440.

Managing diabetes — noon The American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists hold a press conference to outline a new direction for managing patients with type 2 diabetes. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 212/601-8188.

Government expropriation — noon The American Society of International Law holds a discussion, “Bolivia and Beyond: Breach of Contract and International Expropriation.” Participants include Peter Choharis, a specialist in international law and government relations; and Ken Hansen of the Project Finance Group at Chadbourne and Parke LLP. Location: Offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP, 875 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/939-6018.

Middle East discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Palestine Center holds a discussion, “Israeli Unilateralism: The Illusion of Peace.” Participants include Maen Areikat, director general of the Negotiating Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization; and Khaled El-Gindy, legal adviser for the Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit. Location: Palestine Center, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Gene therapy — 2 p.m. The American Society of Gene Therapy holds a briefing to discuss clinical advancements in the field of gene therapy. Participants include Dr. Mark A. Kay, president of the society, and Savio Woo, chairman of the society’s Public Education Committee. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Kagame speech — 2:30 p.m. Voice of America holds an address by Rwandan President Paul Kagame on the progress for reconciliation in Rwanda. Location: VOA, 330 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/203-4959.

DoubleAction concert — 5 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a concert by DoubleAction, a duo featuring harpist and Kluge Center fellow Emily Laurance, and tenor Thomas Gregg. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

Afghan health — 5:30 p.m. Management Services for Health and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health hold a presentation, “Afghanistan Reborn: Transforming a Fragile Health System.” Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 617/250-9500, Ext. 9443.

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