- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 27, 2008

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Housing outlook — noon — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion on the “Mortgage and Housing Market Outlook,” with Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac. Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Zimbabwe discussion — 2:30 p.m. — The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Freedom House hold a discussion on “Zimbabwe: A Pre-Election Report.” Ray Choto, senior editor of the Voice of America Zimbabwe Desk; and Thomas Meila, deputy executive director of Freedom House, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3870 or 202/429-3822.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the global war on terrorism at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Attends an Ohio Victory 2008 Reception at a private Residence in Bellbrook, Ohio. Attends a Pennsylvania Victory Reception at a private residence in Sewickley, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases report on the gross domestic product for fourth quarter 2007 (final estimate). Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Foreign Claims Settlement Commission holds a meeting to review the issuance of amended proposed decisions in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, Spring District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legislative conference — all day — The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) holds its 2008 Legislative Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Randall Kroszner, governor of the Federal Reserve Board, delivers keynote remarks.

11:15 a.m. — Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral delivers remarks.

12:50 p.m. — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson delivers remarks.

7 p.m. — Tim Sandos, president and CEO of NAHREP, participates in a gala dinner and installation of incoming board members and introduction of new chapter presidents.

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 888/292-7377.

Health journalism conference — all day — The Association of Health Care Journalists holds its 2008 annual Health Journalism Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Buses begin loading for field trips to Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center and the HHS Emergency Operations Center and the Family Health and Birth Center/Developing Families Center.

5 p.m. — Actor Dennis Quaid, whose twins were recently the victims of a medical error, delivers remarks.

6:30 p.m. — Discussion on “The Evolution and the Future of Health Journalism”

Location: DoubleTree Crystal City Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, or as noted. Contact: 573/884-5606.

Aging conference — 8 a.m. — The American Society on Aging holds its 2008 Aging in America Conference.

Highlight — 3:30 p.m. — Author Maya Angelou delivers remarks.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 866/734-6736.

Trade positions — 9 a.m. — The Institute of Policy Innovation (IPI) holds a briefing on the 2008 presidential candidates’ positions on international trade policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 972/874-5139.

Darfur crisis — 10 a.m. — American University (AU) holds a Darfur Action Now event.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Genocide Awareness fair with a “die-in” and mock refugee camp

7 p.m. — Julian Bond, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chairman; John Ukec, ambassador of Sudan to the U.S.; Nabil Fahmy, ambassador of Egypt to the U.S.; Mahamoud Bechir, ambassador of Chad to the U.S.; Mark Hanis, executive director of the Genocide Intervention Network; Lynn Fredriksson, Amnesty International’s advocacy director for Africa; Juan Mendez, former United Nations special adviser on genocide to Kofi Annan; and Lauren Landis, State Department’s senior representative for Sudan, participate in a panel discussion. Location: Ward Circle Building, Room 1.

Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Eric Friedheim Quadrangle and Ward Circle Building. Contact: 202/885-5935 or 202/885-5950.

Iraqi war costs — 10 a.m. — The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on “Financial Costs of the War in Iraq.” Participants include Linda Bilmes, professor at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Steve Kosiak, vice president for budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at CAP. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Spellings remarks — 11:30 a.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks at the Lebanese American University Board of Trustees Meeting. Location: Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Right’s rise — 12:15 p.m. — The New America Foundation holds a discussion on “The Rise of the Right” by Adam Clymer, former Washington correspondent at the New York Times. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-2760, ext. 315.

Obama challenge — 12:30 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “The Obama Challenge: What is the Right Change to Help All Americans Pursue Happiness and Create Prosperity?” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican; and Steven Hayward of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

U.N. peacekeeping — 1 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on “The Future of United Nations Peacekeeping,” with U.N. Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guehenno. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

‘Strike Zone’ tour — 2 p.m. — The Washington Nationals hold a tour of the Nationals Park “Strike Zone,” an interactive children’s area, and a sampling of the Nationals Park menu and concessions. Participants include D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Nationals President Stan Kasten. Location: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE, Center Field Plaza. Contact: 202/541-1646.

Book festival — 5:30 p.m. — The University of the District of Columbia holds its Literature Live! Book and Literary Festival. Location: UDC, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-5000.

China discussion — 6 p.m. — Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on “China’s Presence in Latin America.” Riordan Roett and Francisco Gonzalez of SAIS, and Robert Devlin, regional adviser for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 417. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Capitol Police awards — 7 p.m. — The U.S. Capitol Police holds a promotions and awards ceremony. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1677.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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