- The Washington Times - Friday, October 16, 2009


8:30 a.m. - Neglected diseases - Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development hosts a forum on challenges of fighting neglected diseases in the developing world. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. Contact: 202/778-1036.

9 a.m. - Europe-Eurasia - German Marshall Fund and others hold a conference, “Countering Democratic Regression in a Newly Divided Europe and Eurasia.” Location: 1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 500.

10 a.m. - Afghanistan - Brookings Institution holds a discussion on policy options for Afghanistan, with Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat; former CIA official Paul Pillar; Bruce Riedel and Michael O’Hanlon of Brookings. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-4396.

Noon - Antitrust-high tech - The Technology Policy Institute holds a discussion, “Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries.” Panelists: David Evens, University College, London; Douglas Melamed, WilmerHale; Philip Weiser, deputy assistant attorney general for international policy and appellate matters, Antitrust Division; Joshua Wright, George Mason University; Jonathan Zuck, Association for Competitive Technology; Thomas Lenard, Technology Policy Institute (moderator). Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-369. Contact: 202/828-4405.

Noon - Harkin - Families USA holds a telephone briefing with Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, discussing health care legislation. Contact: 202/628-3030.

8:30 p.m. - Principals - Education Secretary Arne Duncan addresses the National Association of Secondary School Principals National Principal of the Year banquet. Location: Hyatt Regency-Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. Contact: 202/401-1576.

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