- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 25, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Phoenix, 812 Race St., Grand Ballroom, third floor, Cincinnati.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11:30 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases the air-travel price index for the second quarter. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council on the newly restructured NIH-Sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Networks as a national resource. Location: NIH, 5635 Fishers Lane, Terrace Level Conference Center, Rockville. Contact: 301/402-3555.

10 a.m. —Federal Communications Commissionholds a meeting of the Technological Advisory Council to discuss broadband-access technologies and services. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, commission meeting room (TW-C305). Contact: 202/418-1096.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets at 10 a.m. Nov. 9. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Military communications — all day Northrop Grumman Corp. holds the 25th annual MILCOM conference. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — Noon — Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England delivers remarks, Marriott Wardman Park.

1:45 p.m. — “Introduction to Cognitive Operational Situation Management,” Omni Shoreham Hotel

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 266 Woodley Road NW or Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 571/213-5302 or 703/631-6189.

U.S. energy — 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference, “Biofuels and the Future of U.S. Energy.”

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center. Contact: 202/463-5427.

Stem-cell discussion — 8:30 a.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion, “Minding the Stem Cell Gap: Comparing Research Practices in the U.K. and U.S.” Alan Charlton, British Embassy, and Ann Kiessling, Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Digital freedom — 10 a.m. The Digital Freedom Campaign holds a press conference to promote lawful use of new technologies. Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association, and Gigi Sohn, Public Knowledge, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/448-3145.

Exhibition — 11 a.m. The Swedish Embassy opens an exhibition, “Apartment Zero,” of contemporary work in glass, fiber and wood from Sweden. Location: 406 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/628-4067.

Breast cancer — noon Women in Government Relations, City of Hope and the American Cancer Society hold a presentation, “Breast Cancer: Understanding the Science in Prevention and Screenings.” Dr. Benjamin Paz and Dr. Jeffrey Weitzel, City of Hope, and Wendy Selig, American Cancer Society, participate. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, room B-354. Contact: 703/837-1348.

Democracy in Yemen — noon Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion, “Free? Fair? Competitive? The Recent Elections and the Prospects for Democracy in Yemen.” John Duke Anthony, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and Steven Heydemann, Center for Democracy and the Third Sector, participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Discussion — noon The Green Institute and the American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) hold a discussion, “Corporate Power, Elections and Political Democracy: Do We Need a Wall of Separation?” Jamie Raskin, WCL, and John Samples, Cato Institute, participate. Location: WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

HIV prevention — 3 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion, “HIV Prevention: Vaccines and Microbicides.” Seth Berkley, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and Zeda Rosenberg, International Partnership for Microbicides, participate. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 conference level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Book release — 3 p.m. — The New America Foundation/American Strategy Program holds a book release for Michael Lind’s “The American Way of Strategy” Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Book discussion — 5 p.m. The Journal of Democracy holds a book discussion, “Electoral Systems and Democracy.” Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner, Journal of Democracy, and Donald Horowitz, Duke University, participate. Location: National Endowment for Democracy, 1025 F St. NW, Suite 800. Contact: 202/378-9700.

Courage in journalism — 6 p.m. The International Women’s Media Foundation holds a discussion with the winners of the 2006 Courage in Journalism Award. Jill Carroll, Christian Science Monitor, and May Chidiac, Lebanese Broadcasting Corp., participate. Location: National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets Northwest. Contact: 213/706-9321.

Population and policy — 6 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) holds a meeting, “300 Million and Counting: What Changing Demographics Portend for U.S. Foreign Policy.” Joseph Chamie, Center for Migration Studies, and Michael Mandelbaum, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Book discussion — 6:30 p.m. The National Museum of the American Indian holds a book discussion, “Lewis and Clark: Through Indian Eyes.” Gerard Baker, Mandan/Hidatsa; Roberta Basch, Puyallup; and Richard Pinkham, Nez Perce, participate. Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/633-1000.

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