- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 29, 2006


Jihad discussion — noon — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Why the Jihad Is So Durable,” with Steve Simon of the Council on Foreign Relations. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Military policy discussion — 5:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion with Frederick Kagan, author of “Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy.” Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.


Attends a Georgia Victory 2006 rally, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga. Attends a Texas Victory 2006 rally, Sugar Land Regional Airport, Sugar Land, Texas. Returns to Washington.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlays for September. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

4:30 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly U.S. retail gasoline-prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


9 a.m. National Council on Disability holds a meeting to consider reports from the chairman and the executive director, team reports, unfinished business, new business and announcements. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel Subgroup 3 to discuss the scientific basis for goals and management options. Contact: 202/343-9867.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 05-593 Osborn v. Haley

Docket number 05-7058 Jones v. Bock, consolidated with Docket number 05-7142 Williams v. Overton, for one-hour argument

Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


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


Business conference — all day The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and the Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce host the annual U.S.-Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — AACC President Atiq Panjshiri, “AACC’s Achievements in Promoting Business and Investment Between the U.S. and Afghanistan”

9:55 a.m. — Afghanistan Minister of Commerce Mohammad Amin Farhang, “Reforms to Promote Business and Investment in Afghanistan”

11:40 a.m. — Afghanistan Minister of Agriculture Obaidullah Ramin, “Opportunities in the Agribusiness Sector”

Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/442-5005.

Arab-U.S. policy-makers conference — all day — The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations holds its annual Arab-U.S. policy-makers conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Afnan Al-Shuaiby, adviser to the president of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council; Abdullah Alireza, member of the Saudi Arabian Council of Ministers; Robert Jordan, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Khalil Al-Khalil, member of the Majlis ash-Shura (National Consultative Council) of Saudi Arabia; and Eleanor Abdella Doumato of Brown University, “Taking Stock of the Saudi Arabian-U.S. Relationship”

12:30 p.m. — The Saudi ambassador, Prince Turki al-Faisal, “Vision for the Future”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-6466.

Leadership conference — all day The American Financial Services Association holds its 90th annual meeting and leadership conference. Events begin at 7:15 a.m.

Highlights — 7:15 a.m. — AFSA PAC breakfast with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican

11 a.m. — Frank Luntz, Republican pollster, delivers remarks.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1120 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/296-5544.

Back to the economy — 9:45 a.m. — The New America Foundation holds a conference, “Back to the Economy: Confronting America’s Growth Challenges.”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Paul Krugman of the New York Times, “Scenarios, Concerns: Prospects for the American and Global Economies”

12:45 p.m. — Former Commerce Undersecretary for International Affairs Grant Aldonas, Kent Hughes of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Joel Kotkin of NAF and Delore Zimmerman, president of CEO Praxis Inc., “Real Solutions for Strengthening the Productive Economy”

Location: The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Politics of national security — 10 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a briefing, “The Politics of National Security.” Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution, Kurt Campbell of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and John Harris of The Washington Post participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Book discussion — noon — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a book discussion with John Alterman and Haim Malka, authors of “Arab Reform and Foreign Aid: Lessons from Morocco.” Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Web seminar — 1 p.m. — The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation holds a Web seminar, beginning at 1 p.m., “Strategies and Challenges to Reduce Disparities and Ensure Culturally Competent Maternal and Child Health Care.” Contact: 202/296-4426.

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