- The Washington Times - Friday, January 18, 2008


No public events.


10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the regional and state employment and unemployment for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8 a.m. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration holds a meeting on special permit consideration and criteria discussion for seven-year reassessments. Location: Hotel Palomar Arlington, 1121 N. 19th St. Arlington. Contact: 405/954-5559.

8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards holds a joint meeting of the Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena Subcommittee and the Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment Subcommittee. Agenda includes: the results of the Cable Response to Live Fire Testing Program and a briefing on the fire model Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville, Md. Contact: 301/415-5622.

9:30 a.m. — Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park holds a meeting of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Advisory Commission to receive an update on park operations, major construction/development projects and partnership projects. Location: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Headquarters, 1850 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Md. Contact: 301/714-2201.


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


Meets at 10 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 10:30 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Environmental sustainability summit — all day The Grocery Manufacturers Association holds an Environmental Sustainability Summit for the Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Industry. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Dan Esty, Yale Center for Environmental Law, delivers keynote remarks

1:45 p.m. — Michael Hastings, KPMG LLP, delivers remarks on a Vision for the Future

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/295-3950.

Retirement security — all day The Social Security Advisory Board holds a forum on Working Toward Retirement Security: Policies to Help Extend the Working Life of Older Americans. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Social Security Advisory Board Chairman Sylvestor Schieber delivers welcoming remarks

12:30 p.m. — Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Edward Lazear delivers keynote address

Location: Reserve Officer’s Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Top of the Hill Conference Center. Contact: 202/475-7700.

Georgia elections — 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on Georgia’s Post-Election Situation. Kenneth Yalowitz, Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College; and Jeremy Rosner, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Mexican president — 9 a.m. The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s First Year in Office. Denise Dresser, political analyst; and Andrew Selee, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, participate. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Economy — 9:30 a.m. The Advisory Committee on Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy holds an event to announce recommendations to improve innovation measurement. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez; Sam Palmisano, IBM; and Carl Schramm, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, participate. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. The Secretary’s Conference Room. Contact: 202/482-2760; 202/483-2760; or 816/932-1046.

Press conference — 10 a.m. The American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee holds a press conference to present its monetary policy predictions. Peter Hooper, Deutsche Bank Securities; and Scott Anderson,Wells Fargo Bank, participate. Location: ABA, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW. Alexander Boardroom. Contact: 202/663-5315.

Event — 10 a.m. NASA and the X Prize Foundation hold an event to recognize the first winners of the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award, which is given to high school students who create concepts that can be used to accelerate the personal spaceflight industry, with NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW. James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1739.

RNC meeting — 10 a.m. The Republican National Committee (RNC) holds its 2008 Winter Meeting, Leadership We Can Trust

Highlights — 10 a.m. — RNC Chairman Mike Duncan delivers remarks

11:45 a.m. — Gov. Haley Barbour, Mississippi Republican, delivers remarks

Location: The Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/863-8614.

Afghanistan’s security — 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on Afghanistan’s Security Situation. Former Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah Abdullah; and Jessica Mathews, CEIP, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Event — 11:30 a.m. First lady Laura Bush participates in a tour of the Contemporary Turkish Painting exhibit, with Turkish Ambassador Nabi Sensoy and Mrs. Fatma Gulgan Sensoy. Location: The Federal Reserve Board, 20th and C Streets NW. Contact: 202/456-6313.

African development — noon The Conservative Women’s Network holds a discussion on African Development: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century, with Karol Boudreaux, Mercatus Center. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Discussion — noon The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on The New American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive As Other Powers Rise. Nina Hachigian, CAP; Mona Sutphen, Stonebridge International LLC; and David Sanger, the New York Times, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Press conference — 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing on Health Reform Lessons Learned: Veterans of 1993-94 Offer Advice to Today’s Reformers. Christine Ferguson, former health aide to Sen. John Chafee, Rhode Island Republican; Chris Jennings, former health policy adviser to President Clinton, participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Afghanistan discussion — 1 p.m. The World Affairs Council holds a discussion on Afghanistan: Challenges and a Way Forward. Former Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Abdullah Abdullah; and Ron Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, participate. Location: WAC, 1800 K St. NW. Suite 1014. Contact: 202/293-1051.

Sri Lanka — 2 p.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on Sri Lanka’s Return to War. Teresita Schaffer, Center for Strategic and International Studies; John Richardson, American University; and Susan Hayward, USIP, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Second floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3822.

Presidential recordings — 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on Toward the Great Society: The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson, February 1-March 31, 1964, with David Coleman, University of Virginia’s Presidential Recordings Program. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

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