- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 24, 2009


9:15 a.m. - Welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, at the White House.

11:35 a.m. - Holds joint news conference.

7 p.m. - Arrival of Mr. Singh and Mrs. Kaur for state dinner.

8 p.m. -State Dinner.


10 a.m. - Mount Vernon Christmas - Historic Mount Vernon hosts special Christmas press preview featuring former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier, exclusive access to the mansion and a Christmas camel. Location: Mount Vernon estates, Southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Contact: 703/799-5203.

10 a.m. - Poverty and hunger - The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Miami’s Knight Center for International Media host a discussion on ending poverty and hunger, with Josette Sheeran, executive director of the U.N. World Food Program. Location: CSIS Conference Center, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

10 a.m. - Southeast Europe - The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosts a discussion of “The Transatlantic Imperative: Security and Stability in Southeast Europe and the Black Sea Region” with Rumiana Jeleva, Bulgarian minister of foreign affairs. Location: Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth-floor auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4016.

3 p.m. - Arms control - The Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe hosts a conversation with former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Georgiy Mamedov on “U.S.-Russian Arms Control in the 1990s: Experiences and Lessons Learned.” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW. Contact: 202/797-4396. Source: Associated Press

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