Thursday, October 29, 2009


9:30 a.m. - Agriculture - The International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development host a seminar on the agricultural sector in the midst of food security and climate change challenges. Location: Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/328-5056, Ext. 1.

8 a.m. - Afghanistan - The Rand Corp. holds a discussion on strategic choices in Afghanistan. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5137.

8:30 a.m. - Religion and family - The Heritage Foundation and research partners, Child Trends and Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, host “Religious Practice and the Family: What the Research Says.” Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

10:45 a.m. - Veterans - The Disabled Rights Advocates for Technology present Segways, the personal transporter, to 28 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Location: Marine Corps Memorial, Arlington. Contact: 202/333-3853.

12 p.m. - Hybrid bus - Bus and battery manufacturers hold a news conference to unveil an all-American-built zero-emissions hybrid bus. Location: First Street between the Russell and Dirksen Senate office buildings. Contact: 202/879-9317.

12:30 p.m. - Palestinian state - The Jerusalem Fund holds a briefing on economic conditions and the future of a Palestinian state, with Bassem Khoury, former Minister of National Economy for the Palestinian Authority. Location: 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1958, Ext. 11.

1 p.m. - King memorial - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar holds a news conference at the site of the proposed Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Location: West Basin Drive near Independence Avenue. Contact: 202/713-0827.

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