- The Washington Times - Friday, September 18, 2009

GENERAL AGENDA

9 a.m. - China tires - The Washington International Trade Association holds a discussion on the China tires case before the International Trade Commission. Location: Covington and Burling Conference Center, 12th floor, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

10 a.m. - Iraq - The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion on the future of U.S.-Iraq relations, with former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, and parliament member Saleh al-Mutlaq. Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contacts: Lauren Sucher, 202/429-3822.

11 a.m. - Tort reform - The Heritage Foundation hosts a panel discussion on “Tort Reform in the States: Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Economic Growth.” Keynote address by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. Location: Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.

Noon - China missiles - The Defense Forum Foundation holds a briefing on China’s anti-ship ballistic missile system, with Paul Giarra of the National Defense University. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-339.

2 p.m. - Hall of Heroes - Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli participate in a ceremony inducting Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared C. Monti into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. Location: Pentagon auditorium, sixth corridor, basement level. Contact: 703/697-5131.

3 p.m. - Korea - Chung Dong-young, member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, speaks at an “Afternoon Newsmaker” on the nuclear situation in North Korea and the six-party talks. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/530-1210.

4 p.m. - Senegal - The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa presents as part of the Ambassador Andrew Young Lecture Series on Africa an address by Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, foreign minister of Senegal. Location: Academy for Educational Development Building, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-3862.

Source: Associated Press

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