- The Washington Times - Monday, November 16, 2009


Meets with the mayor of Shanghai and travels to Beijing for dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.


9 a.m. - The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board meets. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.


10 a.m. - Meets to release orders. Contact: 202/479-3211.


2 p.m. - Meets for morning business. At 3 p.m., resumes consideration of the military construction appropriations bill.


No scheduled events. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


8 a.m. - American Nuclear Society - The 2009 winter meeting of the American Nuclear Society. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW.

9:15 a.m. - Cuba - The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Caribbean Studies Association and the Heinrich Boll Foundation host a conference on “Engaging Cuba: Policy Options for the United States, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere.” Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, fifth floor.

9:30 a.m. - Abortion - The heads of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, interfaith and First Amendment organizations hold a news conference to urge that abortion coverage language be included in the health care bill. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/628-7700, ext. 12.

9:30 a.m. - Jobs - The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) hosts “Challenges to Creating 20 Million New Jobs: What is the Proper Role of Government?” This event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Speakers include Margaret Spellings, National Chamber Foundation; Arthur Brooks, AEI; Marty Regalia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Peter Wallison, AEI. Moderator: Nick Schulz, AEI. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW.

10 a.m. - Architecture - UCLA holds a symposium, “WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture,” to review and discuss seven new proposals to create more livable cities. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 310/825-6540.

10 a.m. - Youth violence - The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise holds a discussion about an approach to youth violence that is producing significant results in public middle and high schools nationwide. Location: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, 815 14th St. NW. Contact: 540/454-3204.

10:15 a.m. - Abortion - The Center for Reproductive Rights holds a news conference to launch a new ad campaign, “Abortion Coverage is No Joke.” Location: National Press Club Broadcast Studio, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 917/637-3649.

Noon - Cybersecurity - Former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden delivers keynote speech at World Affairs Council. He’ll speak on global cybersecurity. Location: McLean Hilton, McLean.

6:30 p.m. - Campaign embeds - Campus Progress, the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet host two panel discussions focusing on the impact of embedding reporters on the campaign trail. Panelists include Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent; Adam Aigner, “The Colbert Report”; Bret Hovell, ABC; Nick Summers, Newsweek; and Mike Memoli, Real Clear Politics. Location: George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, City View Room, seventh floor. Contact: 202/481-8238.

Source: Associated Press

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