- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 8, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul in the Oval Office of the White House. Participates in a closed video teleconference with Iraq Reconstruction Team leaders and Brigade combat commanders in the Roosevelt Room. Makes a statement in the Rose Garden. Departs on foreign travel to Israel, the West Bank, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases the housing forecast/pending home sales index. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.

Noon National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop weather summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuariesholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Actuarial Examinations, to discuss topics and questions that may be recommended for inclusion on future Joint Board examinations in actuarial mathematics and methodology. Location: 1111 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 6505. Contact: 202/622-8225.

9 a.m. — Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology to review the findings of the PCAST review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The PCAST also is tentatively scheduled to convene two panels. The first panel will address approaches and barriers to research partnerships among universities and the private sector. The second panel will address policy issues associated with realizing the benefits of personalized medicine. Location: National Academies Keck Center, 500 5th St. NW, Room 100. Contact: 202/456-7116.

1:30 p.m. — Directorate for National Protection and Programs holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council to address issues relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure. Location: Westin Washington, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 703/235-2888.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 06-11612 Gonzales v. United States

Docket number 06-1509 Boulware v. United States

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will next meet Jan. 15. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Business briefing — 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press briefing on “State of American Business,” with Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Education discussion — 9 a.m. Education Sector holds a discussion on “Missing Link in the Teacher Quality Debate.” Elena Silva, senior policy analyst; Chris Cerf, deputy chancellor of the New York City Department of Education; and Antonia Cortese, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/552-2853.

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” — 9:30 a.m. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network holds a press briefing on serving under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” with Army Sgt. Darren Manzella, an openly homosexual medic. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/328-3244, Ext. 116.

Genealogy’s future — 11 a.m. The National Archives holds a discussion on “Genealogy in 2020,” with Beau Sharbrough, vice president of content for Footnote.com. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Iraq discussion — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on “Iraq: Reflections on the Surge and the Way Forward.” Stephen Biddle, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Conrad Crane, director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at the U.S. Army War College, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Film screening — noon The National Archives holds a film screening of “Eyes on the Prize-Awakenings (1954-56),” part of the “Eyes on the Prize” documentary series chronicling the civil rights movement in America. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Iraq progress — 3:30 p.m. The State Department holds an on-the-record, on-camera briefing with representatives from a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Baghdad on their meeting with President Bush about “their progress in Iraq.” Ramadi Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader Kristin Hagerstrom; Diyala Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader John Jones; and Baghdad 7 Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader John Smith, participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Room 2209. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Turkish perspective — 5 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion on “Regional Trends: The Turkish Perspective,” with Abdullah Gul, president of the Republic of Turkey. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Central Asia discussion — 5:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on “Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program: A Coming Forth in Regional Affairs?,” with Johannes Linn, senior fellow and executive director of the Brookings Institution’s Wolfensohn Center for Development. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Rome Building Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Rockefeller discussion — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum (NBM) holds a discussion on “The House the Rockefellers Built: A Tale of Money, Taste and Power in Twentieth-Century America.” Authors Robert Dalzell Jr. and Lee Baldwin Dalzell participate. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Ending poverty — 6:30 p.m. Empower D.C. holds a discussion on “Ending Poverty in D.C.,” with Ed Lazere, director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW, Room A-10. Contact: 202/234-9119.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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