- The Washington Times - Friday, July 31, 2009


8 a.m. - Anthrax - The National Academy of Sciences convenes a National Research Council committee to review the scientific approaches used by the FBI during its investigation of the 2001 anthrax mailings. Location: National Academy of Sciences, 2100 C St. NW, lecture room. Contact: 202/334-2138.

10 a.m. - Africa - The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program hosts “African Partnership Station: Accomplishments and Challenges of a Second Naval Tour in the Gulf of Guinea.” Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW.

Noon - Solar power - Army leaders reveal plans for one of the country’s largest solar energy projects. Cameras are authorized. Location: Pentagon, Room 1E462. Contact: 703/614-2487.

12:30 p.m. - Soccer tournament - Players from homeless shelters from 16 cities compete for the national title and spot on the U.S. World Cup Team in the 2009 Street Soccer USA Cup Tournament in Washington. Opening ceremony at Washington Kastles Stadium. Location: Washington Kastles Stadium. Corner of 11th and H streets Northwest. Contact: 917/553-6916.

2 p.m. - China - The Executive Commission on China hosts a roundtable discussion on “Reporting the News in China: First hand Accounts and Current Trends.” Speakers include James Fallows, Atlantic Magazine; Ashley Esarey, Whitman College; Jocelyn Ford, journalist; and Kathleen McLaughlin, journalist. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628. Contact: 202/226-3766.

4 p.m. - National security - The Hudson Institute hosts a roundtable discussion on interagency reform discussing a case study on “Integrating Civilian and Military Efforts in Provincial Reconstruction Teams.” Location: Hudson Institute, Stern Conference Center, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: E-mail Richard Weitz at [email protected]

Source: Associated Press

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