- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 31, 2007


Delivers remarks on the U.S. international development agenda at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the gross domestic product for the first quarter (preliminary estimate). Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


1 p.m. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United Statesholds a meeting to consider issuance of proposed decisions and amended proposed decisions in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.


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


Not in session, Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session, Memorial Day recess. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Symposium — all day The University of Maryland holds a symposium on its “Human-Computer Interaction Lab,” Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Ken Gertz, University of Maryland; Jenny Preece, College Information Systems; Allison Druin, HCIL; and Asher Epstein, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, deliver opening remarks.

12:10 p.m. — Matt Kirschenbaum of the Department of English and associate director of the Maryland Institute of Technology in Humanities, holds a session on “Seeing.”

3 p.m. — Posters and demonstrations

Location: UMd., Building 039, Mowatt Lane, Van Munching Hall, College Park. Contact: 301/405-2769.

National Spelling Bee — all day The National Spelling Bee holds its annual competition with Director Paige Kimble. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Semifinals, broadcast live on ESPN.

2 p.m. — Championship finals, broadcast live on ABC.

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Level 5-B Independence Concourse. Contact: 202/624-8009.

China’s economy — 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion on “China’s Economic Fluctuations: Implications for Its Rural Economy.” Albert Keidel, CEIP, and Fred Gale, Agriculture Department, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2265.

Burma today — 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center holds a lecture on “Burma Today: Economic, Political and Social Situation and Relations With the United States,” with Shari Villarosa, permanent charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon. Location: Asia Society, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Global warming — 9 a.m. — Center for American Progress holds a lecture on “Global Warming and the Future of Coal: The Path to Carbon Capture and Storage — A New CAP Report.” Kenneth Berlin, report author and of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Robert Sussman, report author and former deputy administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, participate. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St., 10th floor. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Speech — 10:10 a.m. U.S. Global Leadership Campaign hosts a speech by President Bush on the U.S. international development agenda. George Ingram, U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/689-8911 or 202/250-4410.

Lecture — 11 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a luncheon lecture on “Faith and Science in the Global Warming Debate.” E. Calvin Beisner, Kenneth Chilton, Jim Ball and Lowell Pritchard, participate. Location: Family Research Council, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Press briefing — 11:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a press briefing on “Iran and Haleh — A News Update.” Former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, Indiana Democrat, Woodrow Wilson Center; and Clarence Robinson George Mason University history professor, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Press conference — 11:30 a.m. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and National Park Service Director Mary Bomar hold a press conference to release National Park Centennial Initiative report to President Bush. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW, roof terrace. Contact: 202/208-6416.

Seminar — 1:45 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar on “Does a Falling Dollar Threaten Global Economic Recovery?” Anne Krueger, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; John Makin and Desmond Lachman, AEI; Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University; and Edwin Truman, Peterson Institute of International Economics, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor, Wohlstetter Conference Room. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Biological attack test — 2:30 p.m. — The Homeland Security Department, the FBI, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency and Arlington County hold a round-table discussion on the specifics of an upcoming Urba Shield Biological Attack Test. Location: The Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E139. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Film screening — 5 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a film screening of “Mine Your Own Business,” with Alan Hill and Richard Young, Gabriel Resources. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Workshop — 7 p.m. The Arab American Institute and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee hold a workshop on “Federal Law Enforcement Agencies: What Can They Do for US,” with local representatives from the FBI and Homeland Security Department. Location: George Mason Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Contact: 202/429-9210.

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