Thursday, November 10, 2005


Habitat construction — all day — Habitat for Humanity and Freddie Mac sponsor “America Builds on the National Mall,” part of a nationwide effort by Habitat to help the Gulf Coast region with permanent housing. Events begin 6:30 a.m. Location: The Mall, site adjoining Constitution Avenue between 14th and 15th streets Northwest. Contact: 229/924-5323, 229/938-1917 or 703/903-4384.

Jailing journalists — 9:30 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a discussion with New York Times reporter Judith Miller, “Journalists to Jail.” Michael Isikoff of Newsweek and Rick Dunham, president of the NPC, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-7501.


Delivers remarks in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on the war on terror.


Participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns and delivers remarks during a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at the Arlington National Cemetery.


Federal holiday. No events listed.


8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a scientific peer-review meeting to review a draft document, “Approaches for the Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Models and Supporting Data in Risk Assessment.” Location: Hyatt Arlington, 1325 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/642-6954.


No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Nuremberg trials symposium — all day — The Georgetown University Law Center holds a symposium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the post-World War II trials at Nuremberg, “Nuremberg and the Birth of International Law.” Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Henry King, Nuremberg prosecutor, delivers remarks.

10:15 a.m. — Benjamin Ferencz, chief prosecutor of the Einsatzgruppen case at the Nuremberg trials

4:15 p.m. — Whitney Harris, Nuremberg prosecutor, “Tyranny on Trial”

Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-1673.

Federal Society conference — all day — The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies holds its national convention. Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlight — 3:30 p.m. — U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, “Federalism and Separation of Powers: Subordinating the Constitution to International Law”

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 703/638-5004.

Health care conference — all day — The World Congress holds the “World Health Care Innovation and Technology Congress: Innovation to Transform.” Events begin 7:15 a.m.

Highlight — 8 a.m. — Stephen Case, co-founder of America Online and chairman and chief executive officer of Revolution, “A Revolution in Health Care”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/243-4515.

Pedestrian safety — 10 a.m. — The Motor Vehicle Lighting Council holds a forum, “Pedestrian Safety Spotlight,” that will focus on how to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 734/953-3500.

Class action conference — 10 a.m. — The American Bar Association holds a conference on “Class Action Litigation.” Location: The Ritz-Carlton, 1120 22nd St. NW. Contact: 312/988-5708.

Veterans conference — 10 a.m. — Veterans for Common Sense holds a press conference, “Vets Opposing Torture.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202-558-4553.

Remembrance Day — 10:30 a.m. — The Canadian Embassy holds a Remembrance Day Service with Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna. Location: Courtyard of the Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/448-6324.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 10:55 a.m. — The National Park Service holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day. Vice President Dick Cheney participates. Contact: 202/607-8574.

Mount Vernon ceremony — 11 a.m. — The Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens holds a program to celebrate Veterans Day. Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Contact: 703/799-5203.

Israeli-Palestinian solution — noon — The Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion with Virginia Tilley, director of the international relations program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, “A Well Gone Dry: The Two-State Solution in Israel-Palestine.” Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Blue Ribbon schools — 12:30 p.m. — The Education Department holds a ceremony with Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to honor the nation’s No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which rewards schools that have shown great improvement in their test scores over three years. Location: The Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/401-1576 or 202/374-5520.

Promoting democracy — 12:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion with Patrick Merloe of the National Democratic Institute, “Promoting Democracy, Peace and Stability: Complementaries and Contradictions.” Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Vietnam Veterans — 12:50 p.m. — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation holds a ceremony with Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as keynote speaker, to commemorate Veterans Day. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Mall. Contact: 202/3930-0090, Ext. 109.

Parks Service ceremony — 1 p.m. — The National Park Service holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial to commemorate Veterans Day. Location: Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/607-8000.

Women in military — 3:30 p.m. — The Women in Military Service for American Memorial Foundation holds a ceremony to mark Veterans Day. Location: The Women’s Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/533-1155.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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