Thursday, October 9, 2008


10:15 a.m. - Meets with President Ivan Gasparovic of the Slovak Republic, Oval Office.

2:55 p.m. - Makes remarks at Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, South Lawn.


9 a.m. [-] Farm Credit Administration - Partially open regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean.


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10 a.m. [-] Marine conservation - Open house to discuss the advisability of providing additional recognition or protection to the historic and scientific qualities of three specific marine areas in the Pacific. Open to the press. Location: Department of Interior, South Building auditorium, 1851 Constitution Ave. NW.

Noon [-] Food crisis — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on sustainable agriculture policy alternatives for the global food crisis, with Sandra Polaski of the endowment, Arze Glipo-Carasco of the Integrated Rural Development Foundation of the Philippines, and Daniel De La Torre Ugarte of the University of Tennessee. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Noon [-] Medicare — The plaintiffs and lead attorney in a soon-to-be-filed lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration hold a news briefing how their case would affect beneficiaries and Medicare finances. Location: National Press Club.

Noon [-] Monetary policymaking — The National Economists Club holds a luncheon with Gov. Zdenek Tuma of the Czech National Bank discussing “Challenges of Monetary Policymaking in Emerging Economies.” Location: Fifth floor conference room, Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building.

12:30 p.m. [-] GOP bus tour— Start of the second Virginia swing of the Victory 2008 bus tour, sponsored by the Republican National Committee, with former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; presidential candidate John McCain’s mother, Roberta; and RNC Co-Chairman Jo Ann Davidson. Location: Virginia Victory Crystal City, first floor, 1235 S. Clarke St., Arlington.

1:30 p.m. [-] Financial stability— The Center for Economic and Policy Research holds a discussion on the International Monetary Fund’s role in global financial stability, with Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot of the center. Location: SEIU Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

2 p.m. [-] Election reform— The Center for Democracy and Election Management holds a forum on the future of election reform, with Common Cause President Bob Edgar, Nancy Tate of the League of Women Voters, and Leslie Reynolds of the National Association of Secretaries of State. Location: Room 5, Graydon Center, American University.

2 p.m. [-] Election-overseas — Pauline Brunelli of the Federal Voting Assistance Program for the Defense Department holds a briefing for foreign media only on federal voting assistance for overseas voters. Location: Foreign Press Center, National Press Building.

4:30 p.m. [-] Satellite shootdown — The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security holds a program on “The Shoot-Down of the Failing NRO Satellite: Implications for ICBM Missile Defense” with presentation by Lt. Gen. Henry A. Obering, director of the Missile Defense Agency, and a panel discussion with Robert Pfalzgraff, president of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and retired Navy Vice Adm. J.D. Williams, former deputy chief of naval operations for naval warfare and commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

5:30 p.m. [-] Korea — The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies holds an event “Formulating National Policies for Korea’s Future” with Lee Jae Oh, senior visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS and former supreme council member of South Korea’s Grand National Party. Location: Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Source: Associated Press

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