- The Washington Times - Friday, October 5, 2007


Poverty and peace — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Too Poor for Peace? Links Between Poverty, Conflict, Demography and Environment.” Participants include Lael Brainard, vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, and Bernard L. Schwartz, chairman in international economics. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Iraq discussion — noonThe Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Iraq: A Soldier’s Report.” Participants include retired Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell, founder and chairman of Vets for Victory, and Bridgett Wagner, director of coalition relations at the Heritage Foundation. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.


No public events.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for September 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the peanut prices report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


9 a.m. — Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. Location: RTCA, Inc., 1828 L St. NW. Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

10:30 a.m. — International Trade Administration holds a meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board to discuss topics related to the travel and tourism industry. Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Room 4830. Contact: 202/482-4501.


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


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 3 p.m. — in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Administration Committee holds a field hearing on “Impediments to Voter Enfranchisement.” Philadelphia City Councilwoman Carol Ann Campbell; Philadelphia City Commissioners Edgar Howard and Margaret Tartaglione, testify. Location: Philadelphia City Hall, corner of Broad and Market Streets, Room 405, Philadelphia. Contact: 202/225-2061.


Conference — all day The Library of Congress holds a national conference on “Establishing an Asian Pacific American Collection in the Library of Congress.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers welcoming remarks.

4:30 p.m. — Rep. David Wu, Oregon Democrat, delivers closing remarks.

Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-0002 or 202/707-5673.

Defending the American dream — all day The Americans for Prosperity Foundation holds its Defending the American Dream summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Republican Reps. Lynn Westmoreland, Georgia; Jeff Flake, Arizona; Republican Sens. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma; Sam Brownback, Kansas, a 2008 presidential candidate; Republican Reps. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, a 2008 presidential candidate; Mike Pence, Indiana; Scott Garrett, New Jersey; former Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, a 2008 presidential candidate; participate in the general session

10:30 a.m. — Republican Sens. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma; Jim DeMint, South Carolina; Republican Reps. Jeff Flake, Arizona; Scott Garrett, New Jersey, participate in a VIP Reception

7:30 p.m. — Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, and former Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Republican, a 2008 presidential candidate, participate in “A Tribute to Ronald Reagan” dinner.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/349-5880.

Abstinence education — 9:30 a.m. The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S., the National Education Association and NEA Health Information Network hold their fifth annual back-to-school briefing titled, “The Most Important Things Our Young People Won’t Learn This Year, Courtesy of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs.” Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/265-2405.

Brazilian architecture — noon The Library of Congress holds a discussion on “Innovation in Brazilian Architecture: The Churches of Colonial Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais,” with June Komisar, assistant professor of architecture science at Ryerson University in Canada. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-7540.

International injustices — noon The American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion on “The World is Watching: Holding Multinational Corporations Accountable in U.S. Courts of International Injustices.” Ali Beydoun, attorney with Carr Maloney PC; Katherine Gallagher, international human rights attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, participate. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Trade imbalance — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “Trade Imbalance: The Struggle to Weigh Human Rights Concerns in Trade Policymaking.” Susan Ariel Aaronson, professor of the George Washington School of Business and co-author of Trade Imbalance; Jamie Zimmerman, associate director of the Global Assets Project of the New America Foundation, participate. Location: New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

CFED briefing — 12:30 p.m. The Corporation for Enterprise Development holds a briefing on CFED’s 2007-2008 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard. Andrea Levere, president of CFED; Derek Dorn, counsel for Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, Connecticut; and Kate Coler, personal staff member for Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/207-0131.

Event — 5 p.m. The City Club of Washington holds an event to honor reporter Helen Thomas. Location: City Club of Washington, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/347-0818.

Ramadan — 6:45 p.m. The State Department holds an Iftar dinner to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Highlight — 7:15 p.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers remarks

Location: The State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

HIV/AIDS benefit — 7 p.m. The Healing Ministries holds its first African HIV/AIDS Benefit to honor Pastor Lucy Anthony and to raise awareness of the devastation that the disease continues to inflict on African-American communities. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/731-5457.

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