- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 2, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a campaign event in Billings, Mont. Attends a campaign rally in Elko, Nev. Overnights in Springfield, Mo.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a rally in Hayden, Idaho.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases figures of manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders in September. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Pesticide Registration Improvement Act Process Improvement Workgroup. Location: One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal, Drive Arlington. Contact: 703/305-7328.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate reconvenes next Thursday at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House reconvenes next Thursday at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Student success — all day The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative holds a National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success: Spearheading a Dialogue on Student Success. Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, “American Dream 101: The Future of Higher Education in America”

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/502-7300.

Justice and the common good — 9 a.m. The Center for American Progress, and Faith in Public Life hold a discussion, “Working for Justice and the Common Good: The Struggle for Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Within Religion.” The Rev. V. Gene Robinson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, and the Rev. Jennifer Butler, executive director of Faith in Public Life, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388. RSVP is required.

Arab world — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Empowering Democrats,” as part of the series “Dissent and Reform in the Arab World.” Danielle Pletka and Michael Rubin of AEI, and Ayat Abul-Futtouh of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies in Egypt participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Iran and Islamist ideology — 10 a.m. The Iran Policy Committee holds a press conference to release a report, “What Makes Iran Tick: Islamist Ideology and Hegemonic Interests.” Raymond Tanter of the National Security Council and Clare Lopez of the CIA participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/249-1142.

Maryland’s Senate race — 1 p.m. A group of black pastors hold a press conference, beginning at 1 p.m., to endorse Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in Maryland’s Senate race. Participants include Mr. Steele, Maryland Republican, Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Lanham, the Rev. James Thompson, senior pastor of Integrity Church International in Landover, and the Rev. Gwenith Holcomb, senior pastor of Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church in Fort Washington. Location: Lawyer Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis. Contact: 703/739-5920.

Book discussion — 4 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a book discussion with Jeffrey Goldberg, author of “Prisoners: A Muslim and A Jew Across the Middle East Divide.” David Brooks of the New York Times and Walter Reich of George Washington University participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Film screening — 5:30 p.m. The New America Foundation sponsors the premiere of “American Zeitgeist: Crisis and Conscience in an Age of Terror,” a documentary by Rob McGann. The documentary explores the “underlying fractures” of the war on terrorism from 1979 to the present. A panel discussion with Peter Bergen of the foundation and William Rosenau of the Rand Corp. follows. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/986-2700; 646/498-0916.

U.S. and North Korea — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The U.S. and North Korea: Observations of an Intermediary,” with Kenneth Quinones, former North Korea specialist at the State Department. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Benjamin Franklin — 7 p.m. The National Archives holds a discussion, “Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary: Inventing America.” Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Walter Isaacson, author of “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life,” participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Women in the arts — 7 p.m. The National Museum of Women in the Arts holds its annual fall benefit to officially kick off its 20th anniversary. Actress Jane Seymour participates. Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/266-2815.

Solving world hunger — 8 p.m. The Woodstock Theological Center’s Catholicism and Civil Renewal Project holds a discussion on the role of genetically engineered food in solving world hunger. John Farina, director of the project, and Walter Grazer of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

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