- The Washington Times - Friday, October 2, 2009


9 a.m. - Afghanistan - The Institute for the Study of War holds a presentation to release its second report on Afghanistan. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/218-6747.

9 a.m. - Supreme Court - The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term, with former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Elwood, appellate lawyer Brian Brooks and Jeremy Rabkin of George Mason University. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5806.

10:30 a.m. - Iran - Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary- general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holds a news conference to discuss Iran, Afghanistan and the Arab peace initiative. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 914/602-5311.

11 a.m - Homeland security - The Heritage Foundation presents a week of in-depth policy presentations on a variety of homeland security topics, with Paul McHale, former assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/546-4400.

Noon - Charter schools - The Cato Institute holds a forum on the successes of charter schools, with Principal Ben Chavis of the American Indian Public Charter School in California. Location: 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

2 p.m. - American dream - The Americans for Prosperity Foundation holds its third annual Defending the American Dream Summit. Highlights: 7 p.m. Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner, with Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican. Location: Marriott-Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/349-5880.

Source: Associated Press

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