- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2009


Departs for Tokyo, with a stop at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, where he will address military personnel.


8:15 a.m. - Liechtenstein - The School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University holds a discussion, “Liechtenstein: National Challenges and International Opportunities,” with Aurelia Frick, foreign minister of Liechtenstein. Location: 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 806. Contact: 202/663-5644.

10:30 a.m. - Homeland security - The Center for Strategic and International Studies, the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation host a conference on “Homeland Security’s Wicked Problems: Developing a Research Agenda for Homeland Security.” Highlights include welcome and keynote remarks by Frances Fragos Townsend, former chairman of the Homeland Security Council. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/546-4400.

10 a.m. - Scouting stamp - The U.S. Postal Service joins the Boy Scouts of America to unveil the “Celebrate Scouting Stamp” to recognize 100 years of scouting in the United States. Participants include Allen Kane of the Smithsonian Institution; Sam Pulcrano of the U.S. Postal Service; Jim Terry of the Boy Scouts of America; and Ernest Green, member of the 1957 Little Rock Nine and national honorary chairman of the Boy Scouts of America National Hall of Leadership. Location: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Discovery Center, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/268-3207.

6:45 p.m. - Rare animals - Smithsonian Associates holds a lecture, “On the Brink of Extinction: Journeys With the Rarest Animals in the World,” with biologist Jeff Corwin. Location: National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/633-8597.

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