- The Washington Times - Friday, April 25, 2008

SENATE

No open activities scheduled.

HOUSE

No scheduled events.

GENERAL CALENDAR

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. MIDEAST-SYRIA Forum on “Syria in Transition: Human Rights, Organized Opposition and Implications for the Next U.S. President.” Participants include the Tharwa Foundation, Damascus Declaration/Movement for Justice, Democracy Council, Assyrian Democratic Union Party, Kurdish Democratic Union Party, others. Location: Room 2255, Rayburn House Office Building Contact: Annabelle Stevens, 310/435-6996

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ECONOMY-SPECTRUM POLICY Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy conference on U.S. spectrum policy, and the economic, business and public policy implications of its use. Location: Gewirz Building, Georgetown University Law Center, 120 F Street NW, 12th Floor Contact: Andy Pino, 202/687-8610 Notes: Participants include: the FCC, University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Pennsylvania; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; New York University; Equity Research Telecom Services and others.

10 a.m. WELL-BEING IN CHILDREN Release of Foundation for Child Development Special Focus Report, “Trends in Infancy/Early Childhood and Middle Childhood Well-Being, 1994-2006.” Location: 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th floor Contact: Liz Wu, 202/986-2700 Notes: Participants include Dr. Kenneth Land, Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project; Dr. Ruby Takanishi, Foundation For Children Development; Sara Mead, New America Foundation, others.

11 a.m. U.S. EDUCATION “NATION AT RISK” Newseum screening of “Two Million Minutes,” which highlights how two countries (India and China) have implemented changes called for in landmark study “A Nation at Risk.” Location: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Contacts: Joycelyn Webster, 202-870-9820

11:30 a.m. CLIMATE SECURITY BILL U.S. Chamber of Commerce forum on the “Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007.” Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Hall of Flags, 1615 H Street NW Contact: 202/463-5682 Notes: With James Connaughton, Chairman, Council of Environmental Quality; Francisco de la Chesnaye, Chief, Climate Economics Branch, EPA; Margo Thorning, American Council for Capital Formation; Anne Smith, CRA International; Bob Shackleton, Congressional Budget Office.

12:15 p.m. MIDDLE EAST-IRAQ-KURDS New America Foundation forum on “Invisible Nation of Kurds: The Quest For Statehood That Is Shaping Iraq and The Middle East.” With Quil Lawrence, BBC/PRIs “The World and author Invisible Nation; Peter Bergen, New America Foundation. Location: 1630 Connecticut Ave NW, 7th floor Contact: Liz Wu, 202/986-2700

All day FALUN GONG-APPEAL Candlelight vigils planned worldwide by practitioners of Falun Gong, in advance of Olympic games. Location: various Contacts: Gail Rachlin, 917/757-9780, Erping Zhang, 646/533-6147 Notes: Events mark April 25th, 1999, the day that Falun Gong first gained worldwide attention when about 10,000 adherents petitioned China’s central government

8 p.m. FIRST NIGHT GAME First night game of high school baseball in District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association history. Teams from Cardozo Senior High School and Theodore Roosevelt High School will play. Location: Banneker Baseball Field at 2500 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: DPR athletics, 202/671-1700

9:30 p.m. PATTI SMITH-FILMFEST Music pioneer Patti Smith attends premiere of Filmfest DC at Historic Lincoln Theatre and participates in panel discussion. Location: Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW Contact: Joia Jefferson, 240/603-7905

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