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Feb. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.

The Tax Council Policy Institute - Symposium

The Tax Council Policy Institute holds its 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, "Capital Matters: How Taxes Influence the Global Creation, Deployment, and Mobility of Capital," February 11-12.

None

202-822-8062, general@tcpi.org; http://tcpi.org/events.php?type=agenda&event_id=46 [Note: Register at http://tcpi.org/register.php?event_id=46 ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) - Summit

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) holds its 2016 Community College National Legislative Summit, February 9-11.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Stiddard, 202-775-6486, jstiddard@acct.org [Note: Register at http://www.acct.org/events/2016-national-legislative-summit ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Foreign Agricultural Service

Agriculture Department, Foreign Agricultural Service U.S. Export Sales Report

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-720-0888; http://www.usda.gov/pecad/

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment insurance claims for the week

200 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

202-691-5902

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Daily reports: State and Local Government Bond Rates and Treasury Yield Curve data

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) - Reception

The American Petroleum Institute (API) holds its Hot Chocolate Energy Social to disseminate the latest Vote4Energy report, which highlights "America's progress toward lower energy costs for consumers, our nation's leadership on reducing carbon and other emissions, the benefits of liquid natural gas exports and our efforts to strengthen our national security."

Jack Gerard, API president and CEO

SVC-209/08, U.S. Capitol

Sabrina Fang, 202-682-8114, fangs@api.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Health Subcommittee hearing on "Choice Consolidation: Improving VA Community Care Billing and Reimbursement."

334 Cannon House Office Building

202-225-3527 http://veterans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "National Commission on the Future of the United States Army."

G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-3871 http://www.armed-services.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Judiciary Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of S.247, the "Expatriate Terrorist Act"; S.483, the "Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015"; S.524, the "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015"; and votes on the nominations of Elizabeth Drake to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade; Jennifer Choe Groves to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade; and Gary Stephen Katzmann, to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade.

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-5225 http://judiciary.senate.gov [Note: Rescheduled from February 4.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Small Business Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Export Control Reform: Challenges for Small Business? (Part I)."

2360 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5821 http://smallbusiness.house.gov [Note: Part one will take place as an Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee hearing on February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Judiciary Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of H.R.2947, the "Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2015"; and H.R.759, the "Recidivism Risk Reduction Act."

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3951 http://judiciary.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages.

8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va.

703-903-2000

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Democratic members of Congress - News conference

Democratic members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss the "400 Years of African American History Act," legislation that would "establish a commission to plan programs and activities in 2019 across the country to recognize the arrival and influence of Africans in America."

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; and Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau

S-120, U.S. Capitol

Amy Dudley, 202-224-9688

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Winston Beauchamp; and Air Force Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, director of space programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition - Briefing

Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Winston Beauchamp; and Air Force Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, director of space programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, hold a media roundtable to discuss the FY2017 Air Force Space budget request.

The Pentagon, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Conference Room (4E979)

703-697-5131; http://www.defenselink.mil [Note: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Arrive no later than 45 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5:15 a.m.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the nominations of Karen Stewart to be ambassador to the Marshall Islands; Robert Riley III, to be ambassador to Micronesia; Swati Dandekar to be director of the Asian Development Bank; Matthew Matthews to be senior official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum; and Marcela Escobari to be an assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-6797 http://foreign.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Assessing the Development of Afghanistan National Security Forces."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration Weekly natural gas storage report

1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

202-586-8800 http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/ngs/ngs.html

Feb. 11, 2016, 5:45 a.m.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. - News conference

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. holds her weekly news conference.

HVC Studio-A, U.S. Capitol

Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) - Briefing

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) holds a briefing on "Bahrain: Repression and the Consequences for Reconciliation."

Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.; Brian Dooley, director of the Human Rights First Human Rights Defenders Program; Maryam Alkhawaja, co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights; Nedal al-Salman, head of international relations and women and children's rights advocacy at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights; Kate Kizer, U.S. advocacy officer at Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain; and Cole Bockenfeld, deputy director of policy at the Project on Middle East Democracy

902 Hart Senate Office Building

202-225-3599, tlhrc@mail.house.gov

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup

Energy and Power Subcommittee markup of the "Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act"; H.R.2080, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam; H.R.2081, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam; H.R.2984, the "Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards (RATES) Act"; H.R.3021, the "Aerial Infrastructure Route (AIR) Survey Act of 2015"; H.R.3447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the W. Kerr Scott Dam; H.R.3797, the "Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act"; H.R.4238, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities; H.R.4416, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Jennings Randolph Dam; H.R.4427, to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act; H.R.4434, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Cannonsville Dam; and H.R.4444, the "EPS Improvement Act."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Continued from February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

Transportation Department, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Transportation Department, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline Full-Time/Part-Time Employment, December 2015; Airline Traffic Data, November 2015

400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C.

202-366-5580

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Weekly auction announcement of 13-week and 26-week bills.

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus - Event

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus hold an event to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States.

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC

430 South Capitol Street SE, 1st Floor, Washington, D.C.

Benjamin Branch, 202-469-0442, bbranch@cbcpac.org or Tatiana Brown, 202-486-3485, tbrown@cbcpac.org [Note: Media RSVP to confirm attendance or schedule interviews.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. - Briefing

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds his weekly media briefing.

HVC Studio A, U.S. Capitol

202-225-0600 [Note: The briefing will be live-streamed at http://www.Speaker.gov/Live/ ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service Cotton and Wool Outlook Report for February 2016; Wheat Outlook Report for February 2016; and Oil Crops Outlook Report for February 2016

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-694-5050; http://www.ers.usda.gov

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Open Society Policy Center - Briefing

The Open Society Policy Center holds a briefing on "Shifting U.S. Domestic Drug Policy and Its Impact on the UN General Assembly Special Session on International Drug Policy."

Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel at Latino Justice; Antonio Ginatta, advocacy director of U.S. programs at Human Rights Watch; Alison Holcomb, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Campaign for Smart Justice; Ronald Johnson, vice president of policy and advocacy at AIDS United; Hilary Shelton, director of the Washington Bureau of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Sanho Tree, director of the Institute for Policy Studies' Drug Policy Project; and Jasmine Tyler, senior policy adviser at Open Society Foundations

2261 Rayburn House Office Building

202-721-5600

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) - Conference call briefing

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 12 p.m., on "Access to Counsel - A Critical Need for Immigrant Children, Families, Asylum Seekers."

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Greg Chen, director of advocacy at AILA; Wendy Young, president of Kids in Need of Defense; and Wendy Cervantes, vice president of immigration and child rights at First Focus Campaign for Children

None given

Belle Woods, 202-507-7675, bwoods@aila.org [Note: RSVP required for call-in information.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

Senate Democrats - News conference

Senate Democrats hold a news conference to "demand emergency funding to tackle prescription opioid and heroin crisis."

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.

Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol

Matt House, 202-224-2939

Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) - Meeting

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee on recommendations to DOE-SC with respect to the basic energy sciences research program, February 11-12.

Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md.

Katie Runkles, 301-903-6529

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (F.R. Page 4329) - Meeting

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (F.R. Page 4329) holds a meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council to deliberate on the draft content and potential recommendations to be incorporated in the 2016 Review Report (due in April 2016) and the 2016 Annual Report (due in October 2016), February 10-11.

United States Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Auditorium, Reston, Va.

Kathleen Boyer, 202-646-4023, Kathleen.boyer@fema.dhs.gov [Note: Registration required by 11 p.m. February 25 to FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov, attention Kathleen Boyer]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) - Discussion

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) holds a discussion with Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., at the Expeditionary Warfare Annual Meeting.

Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington D.C.

Michelle Brereton, 703-247-2554, mbrereton@ndia.org; http://www.ndia.org/meetings/670A/Pages/default.aspx

Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

The National Academies - Lecture

The National Academies holds a lecture on "Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical and Ethical Considerations."

Carrie Wolinetz, associate director for science policy at the National Institutes of Health; Trevor Thompson, CEO of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee; Philip Yeske, chief science officer at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation; John Leonard, chief medical officer of Intellia Therapeutics; Vic Myer, CTO at Editas Medicine; Andrew May, chief scientific officer of Caribou Biosciences; Pearl O'Rourke, director of human research affairs at Partners HealthCare; Dominique Brossard, chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Abby Bronson, program manager at the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy; and Alta Charo and Richard Hynes, co-chairmen of the National Academies Committee on Human Gene Editing

National Academies, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 100, Washington, D.C.

Joanna Roberts, 202-334-2138, jroberts@nas.edu; http://nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/genesite/documents/webpage/gene_169966.pdf [Note: Media RSVP required at news@nas.edu ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Readiness Subcommittee hearing on "Department of the Air Force 2017 Budget Request and Readiness."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) - Hearing

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) holds a hearing on "Threats to Human Rights and Freedoms in Europe and Eurasia."

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.; and Michael Georg Link, director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

HVC-210, U.S. Capitol

Stacy Hope, 202-225-1901, stacy.hope@mail.house.gov [Note: Webcast at http://www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, February 11-12.

NIH, 45 Center Drive Room, Bethesda, Md.

Alaina Harris, aharris@hrsa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 5 at http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/mchbadvisory/heritabledisorders ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The National Academy of Sciences - Workshop

The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter," February 10-11.

National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 201, Washington, D.C.

Anna Martin, 202-334-2388, Indoor-PM@nas.edu [Note: Register at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2526475/Workshop-on-the-Health-Risks-of-Indoor-Exposure-to-Particulate-Matter - Webcast at http://www.iom.nationalacademies.org ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Magnet Schools of America - Conference

Magnet Schools of America holds its 2016 National Policy Training Conference, February 10-12.

Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-824-0672 [Note: Register at http://www.magnet.edu/conferences-and-events ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) holds a meeting of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, February 11-12.

NIH, Terrace Conference Rooms, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.

Abraham Bautista, 301-443-9737, bautista@mail.nih.gov [Note: The event will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Agriculture Committee - Hearing

Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on "Foot and Mouth Disease: Are We Prepared?"

1300 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2171 http://agriculture.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "How to Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis."

Alex Pollock, senior fellow at the R Street Institute; Daniel Hanson, financial professional at Height Securities LLC; Anne Krueger, senior research professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins University's Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Brad Setser, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Desmond Lachman, resident fellow at AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. Livestream at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Resources for the Future (RFF) - Discussion

Resources for the Future (RFF) holds a discussion on "The Impact of the Clean Power Plan: Modeling for Strategic Insights."

Tom Curry, vice president of M.J. Bradley and Associates; Jennifer Macedonia, senior advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center; Ira Shavel, principal of The Brattle Group; Gary Helm, lead market strategist of PJM Interconnection; Vic Niemeyer, senior technical executive of the Electric Power Research Institute; Phil Sharp, president of RFF; and Anthony Paul, center fellow for RFF

RFF, 1616 P Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-328-5000; [Note: RSVP and webcast at http://www.rff.org/files/document/file/RFF-EPRI-Feb11-ModelingSeminar-Agenda.pdf ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Ripon Society - Event

The Ripon Society holds a breakfast with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.

202-216-1008, communications@riponsociety.org; http://www.riponsociety.org/upcomingevents.htm [Note: RSVP required. This event is closed press.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Farm Credit Administration (FCA) (F.R. Page 6002) - Meeting

Farm Credit Administration (FCA) (F.R. Page 6002) holds a meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board on the Spring 2016 Abstract of the unified agenda of federal regulatory and deregulatory actions and the Spring 2016 Regulatory Projects Plan.

Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Va.

Dale Aultman, 703-883-4009

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) - Discussion

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) holds a discussion on "TPP Series: What's at Stake for Agriculture?"

U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Darci Vetter; Jaime Castaneda, senior vice president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; Audrae Erickson, vice president of external and public affairs for Mead Johnson Nutrition; Dominique Harris, senior policy associate for Cargill; Colin Hunter, minister counsellor of agriculture for the Embassy of Australia; Mary Latimer, senior director of global trade for Mars Incorporated; and Peter Thornton, assistant director for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Horizon Ballroom, Washington, D.C.

202-312-1600, events@wita.org; http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tpp-series-whats-at-stake-for-agriculture-tickets-20520251625

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Taia Global Inc. - Event

Taia Global Inc. holds a event titled "Suits and Spooks: Local Bets on Global Threats," focusing on security challenges across aerospace, critical infrastructure, finance and future warfare, February 11-12.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Carr, 360-301-1716, jc@taiaglobal.com [Note: Registration required at https://suitsandspooksdc2016.sched.org ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (F.R. Page 6912) - Meeting

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (F.R. Page 6912) holds a closed meeting on the institution and settlement of injunctive actions, administrative proceedings, and other matters relating to enforcement proceedings.

SEC Headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, D.C.

202-551-5400

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) - Conference

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) holds its annual winter meeting, February 11-12.

JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Kay Stimson, 202-624-3528 or 703-869-5868, nass@sso.org; http://www.nass.org/meetings/nass-2016-winter-conference-agenda-2/ [Note: Media RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration Natural gas weekly update

1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

202-586-8800 http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/ngw/ngupdate.asp

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner - Briefing

State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner holds an on-camera, on-the-record daily press briefing.

The State Department, 2201 C Street NW, Press Briefing Room 2209, Washington, D.C.

202-647-2492 [Note: All media must present government-issued photo ID as well as valid media credentials.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Hearing

Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee hearing on "Examining Agency Discretion in Setting and Enforcing Regulatory Fines and Penalties."

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4751 http://www.hsgac.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

House Financial Services Committee - Hearing

Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Housing in America: Examining the Health of the Federal Housing Administration."

2128 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-7502 http://financialservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee - Briefing

Full committee closed briefing on intelligence matters.

219 Hart Senate Office Building

202-224-1700 http://intelligence.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board Selected interest rates daily update

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-452-3206

Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The Embassy of Italy - Briefing

The Embassy of Italy holds a briefing on "Update on the Search for Gravitational Waves," with representatives of the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and the VIRGO Collaboration.

Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-612-4438 [Note: RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SPyGsyrc858N4q93XlN8bUh8n9Bw2A6IzsbSUsn5AKc/viewform ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The Semiannual Monetary Report to Congress."

538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-7391 http://banking.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Agriculture Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's actions on the rural economy.

1300 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2171 http://agriculture.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson - Address

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivers the annual State of Homeland Security address, titled "DHS: Progress in 2015, Goals for 2016."

Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, 6th Floor Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-282-8010 [Note: Media must arrive by 9 a.m. RSVP to Justine Whelan at justine.whelan@hq.dhs.gov by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the budget Internal Revenue Service."

2359 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on "United States Engagement in Central America."

B-308 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Justice Department (DOJ); Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (F.R. Page 5784) - Meeting

Justice Department (DOJ); Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (F.R. Page 5784) holds a meeting.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Patricia Hall, 202-616-6975

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Senate Finance Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The President's FY2017 Budget."

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4515 http://finance.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program - News conference

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on the ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision and the impact on U.S. laws in corporate controlled tribunals.

Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics and professor at Columbia University; Lise Johnson, attorney and leading authority on investment law and policy at Columbia University; and Ralph Gomory, recipient of the 1989 National Medal of Science and professor at New York University

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Bloomberg Room, Washington, D.C.

Patti Giglio, 202-903-7869, patti@psgcom.net; http://www.press.org/events/economist-joseph-stiglitz-columbia-universitys-lise-johnson-and-researcher-and-corporate-exec

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Natural Resources Committee - Hearing

Federal Lands Subcommittee hearing on H.R.87, the "Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act"; H.R.295, to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program; H.R.1621, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and H.R.2817, the "National Historic Preservation Amendments Act of 2015."

1324 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2761 http://resourcescommittee.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (F.R. Page 6005) - Meeting

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (F.R. Page 6005) holds a meeting on the Secretary of Labor v. Premier Elkhorn Coal Company and the Secretary of Labor v. Trivette Trucking whether the judge erred in vacating a citation alleging that a truck driver had failed to maintain control of his truck and in excluding certain evidence from the record.

JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 511N, Washington, D.C.

Emogene Johnson, 202-434-9935

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing

Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Iranian Terror and Its Threat to the U.S. Homeland."

311 Cannon House Office Building

202-226-8417 http://homeland.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Ways and Means Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the FY2017 budget proposal for the Treasury Department.

1100 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-3625 http://waysandmeans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Center for Global Development (CGD) - Discussion

The Center for Global Development (CGD) holds a discussion on "Does the Past Condemn Us? A Conversation on the Future of U.S. Foreign Assistance."

Former U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Raj Shah, fellow at Georgetown University; Michael Gerson, columnist at the Washington Post; and Nancy Birdsall, president of CGD

CGD, 2055 L Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-416-4000 [Note: Register at http://www.cgdev.org/event/does-past-condemn-us-conversation-future-us-foreign-assistance ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Iran Nuclear Deal Oversight: Implementation and its Consequences."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Preview 2016: The Debate on Transatlantic Data Privacy and National Security."

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; FTC Commissioner Julie Brill; Susan Ness, senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations; Andreas Schwab, member of the European People's Party (EPP) Germany; Michael Boni, member of EPP Poland; and Dan Hamilton, executive director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup

Communications and Technology Subcommittee markup of H.R.1301, the "Amateur Radio Act"; H.R.2666, the "No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act"; and the "Small Business Broadband Deployment Act."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Continued from February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Senate Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on emerging health threats and the Zika supplemental request.

138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-7257 http://appropriations.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) (F.R. Page 6859) - Meeting

Federal Election Commission (FEC) (F.R. Page 6859) holds a meeting.

FEC, 999 E Street NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Judith Ingram, 202-694-1220.

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of the FY2017 Budget Views and Estimates of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and H.R.4441, the "Aviation Innovation, Reform, & Reauthorization Act.".

2167 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-9446 http://transportation.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service Rice Outlook Report for February 2016; Feed Outlook Report for February 2016; Feed Grains Database Report

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-694-5050; http://www.ers.usda.gov

Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "The United States Marine Corps in the Twenty-First Century."

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Office of the Secretary of the Agriculture Department.

2362-A Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) - Discussion

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) holds a discussion on "Interpreting Chinese Finance in Latin America."

Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University; and Fei Yuan, research fellow for the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University

IAD, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C.

202-822-9002; http://www.thedialogue.org/event/interpreting-chinese-finance-in-latin-america/

Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Assessing the Development of Afghanistan National Security Forces."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The National Science Foundation - News conference

The National Science Foundation holds a news conference to provide an update on the search for gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime, using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Holeman Lounge, Washington, D.C.

Ivy Kupec, 703-292-8796, ikupec@nsf.gov [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation - Book discussion

The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on "Liberty's Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State."

Daniel Gallagher, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission and president of Patomak Global Partners; David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, and former U.S. Representative from Indiana; Dean Reuter, vice president of the Practice Groups and director of The Federalist Society; Linda Chavez, president of Becoming American Institute; and Richard Epstein, professor at New York University School of Law and director of the Classical Liberal Institute

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

202-675-1761, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/02/libertys-nemesis [Note: RSVP requested.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Cato Institute - Discussion

The Cato Institute holds a discussion on "Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?"

Bruce Tuckman, finance professor for New York University; Marcus Stanley, policy director of Americans for Financial Reform; and James Iorio, head of Barclay's Global Foreign Exchange and Commodities Distribution

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5299, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org/events/derivatives-weapons-mass-destruction-or-tools-stability [Note: RSVP by February 10.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) - Briefing

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) holds a discussion on "Angels, Venture Capitalists (VCs), and Corporates in the National Research Commercialization Enterprise," focusing on "creating research-intensive university startups to commercialize federally-funded R&D."

Michael Lovell, president of Marquette University; Richard McCullough, vice provost of research at Harvard University; Mike Lennox, senior associate dean and chief strategy officer at the University of Virginia's School of Business; and Tony Stanco, executive director of NCET2

2168 Rayburn House Office Building

rsvp@ncet2.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board Weekly reports on: Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks; Factors Affecting Reserves of Depository Institutions; and Money Stock, Liquid Assets, Debt Measures

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-452-3206

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

National Economists Club - Discussion

National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion on "The Upcoming Federal Communications Commission Auction for Broadcast TV Spectrum."

Former FCC Commissioner Harold Furtchgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute

Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

703-493-8824, nec.club@verizon.net; http://thenationaleconomistsclub.shuttlepod.org/ [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "Global impact investing."

Former Assistant Secretary of State Dina Habib Powell, head of Goldman Sachs' Impact Investing Business and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation; and Arthur Brooks, president of AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; https://www.aei.org/events/global-impact-investing-a-conversation-with-dina-habib-powell/ [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "The 2014 Farm Bill: A midterm review."

Bruce Babcock, professor of economics at Iowa State University; Joe Glauber, senior research fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute; Barry Goodwin, professor of agricultural and resource economics for North Carolina State University; and Daniel Sumner, director of the Agricultural Issues Center at the University of California Davis

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; https://www.aei.org/events/the-2014-farm-bill-a-midterm-review/ [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy - Discussion

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy holds a discussion on "Preventing Violent Extremism: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Acting for Peace."

Irina Bokova, director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The University of Maryland, 2101 Van Munching Hall, SPP Atrium, College Park, Md.

Megan Campbell, 301-405-4390, mcamp@umd.edu; https://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/events/saul-i-stern-lecture-preventing-violent-extremism-unesco-acting-peace

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

The Family Research Council (FRC) - Lecture

The Family Research Council (FRC) holds a lecture on "Herbert Hoover's Crusade Against Collectivism - and How It Applies in the Era of Barack Obama."

George Nash, senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal

FRC, 801 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-393-2100; http://www.frc.org [Note: Register at http://www.frc.org/events/dr-george-h-nash-senior-fellow-at-the-russell-kirk-center-for-cultural-renewal ]

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

House Judiciary Committee - Hearing

Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee hearing on "Resolving Issues with Confiscated Property in Cuba, Havana Club Rum and Other Property."

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3951 http://judiciary.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, noon

Conversations with Conservatives - Discussion

Conversations with Conservatives holds its monthly meeting to discuss issues of the day.

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho; Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Rep. David Brat, R-Va.; Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.; Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa.; and Genevieve Wood of the Heritage Foundation

1310 Longworth House Office Building

Dan Popkey, 208-800-1565, dan.popkey@mail.house.gov

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration Weekly Coal Production Report

1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

202-586-8800 http://www.eia.gov/coal/data.cfm

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Daily Treasury Statement

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE) - Discussion

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE) holds a discussion on "Rich People, Poor Countries," focusing on "how a large and expanding group of businesspeople from developing countries have accumulated billion-dollar fortunes."

Caroline Freund, senior fellow at Peterson; Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University; and Tarun Khanna, professor at Harvard Business School

IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Eitan Urkowitz, 202-454-1334, media@piie.com; http://www.iie.com [Note: Media RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Henry L. Stimson Center and the Arms Control Association (ACA) - Discussion

The Henry L. Stimson Center and the Arms Control Association (ACA) hold a discussion on "The State of the Comprehensive Test Ban and Non-Proliferation Treaties."

Susan Burk, former U.S. ambassador to the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference; David Koplow, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Stimson Center; and Daryl Kimball, executive director of ACA

Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Richard Robinson, 202-478-3419, communications@stimson.org; or 202-223-5956 [Note: Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10EyRxm6QMX7cBZ1wlbTVVLFhXsvPyHPbLytHIoK67zU/viewform ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Freedom House - Discussion

Freedom House holds a discussion on "Tibet: Intensified Crackdown, Popular Resistance."

Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile; Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president of Freedom House; and Sarah Cook, senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House

Freedom House, 1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.

202-747-7035, press@freedomhouse.org [Note: Register at https://freedomhouse.org/events ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

European Union Ambassador to the United States David O'Sullivan - Discussion

European Union Ambassador to the United States David O'Sullivan delivers remarks at American University's (AU) School of International Service (SIS).

AU, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, SIS Building, Abramson Family Founders Room, Washington, D.C.

202-885-5943; or 202-885-5950; http://www.american.edu/media [Note: RSVP at http://www.american.edu/sis/events/Deans-Discussion-with-David-OSullivan-School-of-International-Service-American-University-Washington-DC.cfm ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Low Oil Prices as Viewed by Oil and Gas Company Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)."

Former PFC Energy Chairman J. Robinson West, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Energy and National Security Program

SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 736, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on "Overcoming Park Geun-hye's History War in Korea: The History Textbook Renationalization Controversy."

Han Hongkoo, professor of modern Korean history at Sungkonghoe University

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Room 505, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "IRS: Reviewing Its Legal Obligations, Document Preservation and Data Security."

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5074 http://oversight.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

House Financial Services Committee Sovereignty - Hearing

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee hearing on "Short-term, Small Dollar Lending: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Assault on Access to Credit and Trampling of State and Tribal Sovereignty."

2128 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-7502 http://financialservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "Sunnylands II: Previewing the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit."

White House Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes; Vikram Singh, vice president for national security and international policy at CAP; and Michael Fuchs, senior fellow at CAP

CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Tom Caiazza, 202-481-7141, tcaiazza@americanprogress.org; or 202-682-1611; http://www.americanprogress.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Bridging Nations Foundation - Conference

The Bridging Nations Foundation holds a conference on "Workforce Challenges in the Healthcare Industry."

HHS Health Resources and Service Administration Workforce Analysis Branch Chief Arpita Chattopadhyay; Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Veronika Riley, senior director of the American Hospital Association's Workforce Center; Edward Salsberg, research instructor at George Washington University's School of Nursing; and Steve Jackson, acting executive director of the Bridging Nations Foundation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-518-1247, info@bridgingnations.org [Note: Register at http://www.bridgingnations.org/The-Last-Mile.php ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of H.R.4489, the "FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act."

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-6371 http://science.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Bureau of Reclamation.

2362-B Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The American Agricultural Economics Association - Discussion

The American Agricultural Economics Association holds a discussion on the "Dynamics of Farm Profitability."

Jeffrey Hopkins, farm economy branch chief for the Agriculture Department's Resource and Rural Economics Division Research Service; Allen Featherstone, professor and head of Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics; and Ani Katchova, farm income enhancement chair at Ohio State University

328-A Russell Senate Office Building

Jay Saunders, 414-918-3190, jsaunders@aaea.org

Feb. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The Embassy of Belgium; the House of Flanders, New York; New York University Washington, D.C.; and the European Union National Institutes of Culture - Discussion

The Embassy of Belgium; the House of Flanders, New York; New York University Washington, D.C.; and the European Union National Institutes of Culture hold a discussion on "Cartoons and Taboos: Dancing in a Visual Minefield," as part of the Iconoclash series.

Caricaturists Steven Degryse (aka Lecttrr) of Belgium, Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post, Kevin Kallaugher of The Economist, and Matt Wuerker of Politico

NYU Washington DC, 1307 L Street NW, Abramson Family Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

212-998-6840; https://events.nyu.edu/#event_id/92121/view/event

Feb. 11, 2016, 1:45 p.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Markup

Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee markup of H.Res.148, calling on the government of Iran to fulfill its promises of assistance in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held U.S. civilian in the nation's history.

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes, February 9-11.

None given

Caitlin Gould, 240-533-0290, Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 10. Webinar information at https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=mdee05bbec212d7f605f04b5aa5da5b84; password, Habsnhypoxia; conference call at 301-796-7777; toll free, 855-828-1770; meeting ID, 743 466 568]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "The Council of Economic Advisers: 70 years of advising the president."

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/02/11-council-economic-advisers-70-year-anniversary

Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on "The FY2017 Budget Request for Atomic Energy Defense Activities."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing

Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee hearing on "Improving the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Detection and Surveillance Programs."

311 Cannon House Office Building

202-226-8417 http://homeland.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

House Judiciary Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Is The Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset?"

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3951 http://judiciary.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

New America - Discussion

New America holds a discussion on "The White House's Cybersecurity Priorities for 2016: What Can We Expect and What Can They Deliver."

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel; White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Edward Felten; White House Chief Information Officer Tony Scott; and Ian Wallace, co-director of New America's Cybersecurity Initiative

New America, 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C.

Maria Elkin, 202-596-3368, elkin@newamerica.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.newamerica.org/cybersecurity-initiative/the-white-houses-cybersecurity-priorities-for-2016 ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee hearing on "Jordan: A Key U.S. Partner."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee hearing on "The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations."

2200 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) - Discussion

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) holds a discussion on "Using Alternative Justice Systems in Kenya to Address Accountability Gaps."

Atieno Odhiambo, PILPG's Kenya chief of party and former judicial law clerk to the chief justice for the supreme court of Kenya

PILPG, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fourth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Chloe O'Kelly, cokelly@pilpg.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) - Film screening

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) holds a film screening and discussion on "Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense," focusing on "the contributions of Africans worldwide and the tendency of capitalism toward the socio-economic oppression of African people globally."

Netfa Freeman, events coordinator at IPS

Northern Virginia Community College, 5000 Dawes Avenue, Bisdorf Building, Room 127, Alexandria, Va.

202-234-9382 ext. 5229; http://www.ips-dc.org/events

Feb. 11, 2016, 3 p.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System?"

Former Senator Tom Daschle, D-S.D.; Tim Bodin, economist for Cargill; David McLaughlin, senior vice president for agriculture for the World Wildlife Fund; Matthias Berninger, vice president of public affairs for Mars Incorporated; Geraldo Martha, coordinator for EMBRAPA Labex-USA; Nutan Kaushik, senior fellow for the Energy and Resources Institute; and Alan Bjerga, food security reporter at Bloomberg News

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Tom Caiazza, 202-481-7141, tcaiazza@americanprogress.org; or 202-682-1611; https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2016/02/02/130449/can-climate-change-break-the-global-food-system/ [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3 p.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Environmental Change and Security Program - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Environmental Change and Security Program holds a discussion on "The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy."

Jessica Coomes, deputy news director at Bloomberg BNA; Laura Barron-Lopez, reporter at Huffington Post; Jeff Burnside, president of the Board of the Society of Environmental Journalists; Marla Cone, senior editor for the environment at National Geographic; Chris Mooney, reporter at the Washington Post; Manuel Quinones, deputy editor at the Environment and Energy Daily; Dean Scott, senior reporter for climate change at Bloomberg BNA; Matt Weiser, manager editor at WaterDeeply.org; and Meaghan Parker, senior writer/editor at the WWC Environmental Change and Security Program

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3 p.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on "Estonia's Virtual 'Russian World'" examining the prospects of Russia's state media "inciting wide-spread civil disturbances" among Estonia's Russian-speaking population."

Riina Kaljurand, research fellow at the International Center for Defense and Security; and Jill Dougherty, public policy scholar at WWC

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-691-4217, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org; or 202-691-4100 [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/estonias-virtual-russian-world ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee hearing on "Carrier Air Wing and the Future of Naval Aviation."

2212 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) holds a discussion on "First They Overcame Obstacles, Then They Tackled Pressing Research Questions," and the winners of the Elsevier Foundation's Early Career Women Scientists Award.

Magaly Blas, public health and administration faculty at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru; Ghanya Naji Mohammed Al-Naqeb, agriculture faculty at the Sana`a University, Yemen; Sri Fatmawati, department of chemistry faculty at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia; Sushila Maharjan, faculty at the Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology, Nepal; and Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, psychiatry faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda

GWU, 800 21st Street NW, Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom, Washington, D.C.

Kurtis Hiatt, 202-994-1849, kkhiatt@gwu.edu [Note: Media RSVP at gwmedia@gwu.edu ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 p.m.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute - Discussion

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute holds a discussion on "Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments," for education reform.

Sara Heyburn, executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education; Mitchell Chester, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers; Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education; and Michael Petrilli, president of the Fordham Institute

Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-223-5452; http://edexcellence.net/events/evaluating-the-content-and-quality-of-next-generation-assessments

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 p.m.

The Freedom House - Awards Ceremony

The Freedom House holds an awards ceremony on the "Human Rights and Freedom Defender Prize."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Robert Bernstein, founder of the Human Rights Watch; Wei Jingsheng, president of the Wei Jingsheng Foundation; Antoine Ripoll, head of the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress; Matteo Mecacci, president of the International Campaign for Tibet; Delphine Halgand, director of U.S. Reporters Without Borders; Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy; and Sarah Cook, senior research analyst for East Asia at the Freedom House

Foyer Rayburn House Office Building

Ciping Huang, 202-270-6980, hcp@weijingsheng.org; https://freedomhouse.org/event/human-rights-without-borders [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 p.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on "The Nomination and Election Process of the Next UN Secretary-General."

Former UN Assistant Secretary General Gillian Sorenson; Jean Krasno; campaign chair of the Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary-General; and Shazia Rafi, former secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP at http://elliott.gwu.edu/events-calendar ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

The Center for a New American Security - Book discussion

The Center for a New American Security holds a book discussion on "In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond."

Author Robert Kaplan; and Edward Luce, Washington columnist at the Financial Times

Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Jasmine Butler, jbutler@cnas.org [Note: RSVP at https://cnas.wufoo.com/forms/book-event-invitation-in-europes-shadow ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 p.m.

The Business Council for International Understanding - Event

The Business Council for International Understanding holds a reception with health attaches and regional country representatives of the Health and Human Services Department.

Assistant HHS Secretary for Global Health Jimmy Kolker; HHS Brazilian Health Attache Amy Dubois; HHS China Health Attache Ken Earhart; HHS Ethiopia Country Representative Jeff Hanson; World Health Organization Geneva Health Attache Colin McIff; HHS Kenya Country Representative Kevin De Cock; HHS Mexico Health Attache Michelle McConnell; HHS South Africa Health Attache Steven Smith; and HHS Thailand country representative John Reed MacArthur

TBA

Vivian Barlach, vbarlach@bciu.org; http://www.bciu.org/events/upcoming-events [Note: Event is closed press. Members of the business community may RSVP to attend and to receive event location.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 p.m.

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) - Discussion

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) holds a discussion with the Undersecretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares.

Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-939-6000; https://www.asil.org/event/conversation-un-legal-counsel-miguel-de-serpa-soares

Feb. 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Street Sense - Discussion

Street Sense hosts a discussion on "Locked Out, Locked Up: Uncovering the Criminalization of Homelessness."

Jennie Simpson, public health analyst at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Ann Marie Staudenmaier, staff attorney with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Tyrone Roper, associate director of criminal justice at the Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Gerald Anderson, Street Sense vendor with first-hand experience; and Armando Trull, senior reporter at WAMU

Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.

forums@streetsense.org

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 p.m.

The National Archives - Discussion

The National Archives hosts a discussion on "The History of Finance in American Political Campaigns."

Former Sen. Bennett Johnston, D-La.; former Sen. Bill Brock, R-Tenn.; former Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis.; former Rep. Tim Roemer, D-Ind.; Meredith McGehee, issue expert; and Jeff Shesol, author and historian

National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, McGowan Theater, Washington, D.C.

202-357-5300; http://www.archives.gov [Note: Webcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM60JrmLi1k ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

The National Press Foundation - Ceremony

The National Press Foundation holds its "40th Anniversary 2016 Annual Awards Dinner."

John Harris and Jim VanderHei, co-founders of Politico; Rob Rogers, editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Matt Fuller, reporter for the Huffington Post; Curtis Tate, national correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers; Diane Rehm, radio host for NPR; Charlie Rose, anchor and executive editor of the "Charlie Rose" show and CBS This Morning; and Nigel Jaquiss, reporter for Willamette Week

Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Jenny Ash-Maher, 202-663-7285, jenny@nationalpress.org; http://nationalpress.org/npf-awards-dinner/ [Note: Media RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 p.m.

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) - Film screening

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) holds a film screening on "I Shall Not Hate," focusing on "the story of a Gaza fertility doctor who refuses to relinquish his commitment to coexistence," and discussion on "The Challenges for Palestinians in Giving Voice to Their Stories."

John Feffer, director of the IPS Epicenter; and Jamal Najjab, Palestinian-American

Mosaic Theater, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, D.C.

202-234-9382 ext. 5229; http://www.ips-dc.org/events

Looking Ahead

Feb. 12, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - In Session

House meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3 p.m. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - In Session

Senate in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 3:15 a.m.

The Tax Council Policy Institute - Symposium

The Tax Council Policy Institute holds its 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium, "Capital Matters: How Taxes Influence the Global Creation, Deployment, and Mobility of Capital," February 11-12.

The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd Street NW, Washington D.C.

202-822-8062, general@tcpi.org; http://tcpi.org/events.php?type=agenda&event_id=46 [Note: Register at http://tcpi.org/register.php?event_id=46 ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Outbreaks, Attacks, and Accidents: Combating Biological Threats."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

Taia Global Inc. - Event

Taia Global Inc. holds an event titled "Suits and Spooks: Local Bets on Global Threats," focusing on security challenges across aerospace, critical infrastructure, finance and future warfare, February 11-12.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Carr, 360-301-1716, jc@taiaglobal.com [Note: Registration required at https://suitsandspooksdc2016.sched.org ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Alliance for Excellent Education, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Forum

The Alliance for Excellent Education, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) host a release and discussion of an OECD report titled "Supporting Teacher Professionalism."

Gerard and Lilo Leeds Conference and Advocacy Center, Alliance for Excellent Education, 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Ninth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Jason Amos, 202-828-0828, jamos@all4ed.org; http://www.oecd.org/edu/supporting-teacher-professionalism-9789264248601-en.htm [Note: RSVP required to Jason Amos. Register to watch online at http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/feb-12-2015/ ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Organization of American States (OAS) - Meeting

The Organization of American States (OAS) holds a special meeting to receive a report on the OAS Special Mission to Haiti, among other topics.

OAS, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW, Simon Bolivar Hall, Washington, D.C.

OASPress@oas.org

Feb. 12, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Assessing the Development of Afghanistan National Security Forces."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 6 a.m.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee - Briefing

The House Foreign Affairs Committee hosts a presentation by the Antiquities Coalition on "Culture Under Threat: The Scale of Heritage Destruction and Its Impact on Global Security," including an interactive demonstration of the "Culture Under Threat Map," which tracks cultural destruction in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Deborah Lehr, chairwoman and founder of the Antiquities Coalition; and Katie Paul, chief of staff of the Antiquities Coalition

2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Jamie.Geller@mail.house.gov [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 7:45 a.m.

The Air Force Association (AFA) - Discussion

The Air Force Association (AFA) holds a discussion with Air Force Secretary Deborah James.

Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va.

Chet Curtis, CCurtis@afa.org; http://www.afa.org/events/afaafbreakfastprogram

Feb. 12, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare - Symposium

The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare holds a symposium on "Army Air and Missile Defense: Enabling Force 2025."

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

Joanna Stebbings, 703-907-2417, jstebbings@ausa.org; http://www.ausa.org/ausameetings/ht/missile/Pages/lodging.aspx [Note: The event is by invitation only.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 8 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 8 a.m.

The U.S. Military District of Washington - Event

The U.S. Military District of Washington holds a Presidential Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 207th birthday.

Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.

202-685-4645, usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.mediadesk-omb@mail.mil [Note: Attendees should be at the Lincoln Memorial no later than 7:15 a.m.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Readiness Subcommittee hearing on "Department of the Air Force 2017 Budget Request and Readiness."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, February 11-12.

NIH, 45 Center Drive Room, Bethesda, Md.

Alaina Harris, aharris@hrsa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 5 at http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/mchbadvisory/heritabledisorders ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Magnet Schools of America - Conference

Magnet Schools of America holds its 2016 National Policy Training Conference, February 10-12.

Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-824-0672 [Note: Register at http://www.magnet.edu/conferences-and-events ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 9 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) holds a meeting of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, February 11-12.

NIH, Terrace Conference Rooms, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.

Abraham Bautista, 301-443-9737, bautista@mail.nih.gov [Note: The event will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 12, 2016, 9 a.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) - Meeting

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee on recommendations to DOE-SC with respect to the basic energy sciences research program, February 11-12.

Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md.

Katie Runkles, 301-903-6529

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 12, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - Discussion

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) holds a discussion on "Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Open Science: A New Paradigm for Discovery."

Philip Bourne, associate director of data science for the National Institutes of Health; Jerry Sheehan, assistant director of scientific data and information for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Joshua New, policy analyst for the Center for Data Innovation; Angel Pizarro, technical business development manager for Amazon Web Services; Rene von Schomberg, team leader of science policy for the European Commission; and Ben Shneiderman, professor of computer science for the University of Maryland

ITIF, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C.

202-449-1351, mail@itif.org; https://itif.org/events/2016/02/12/cloud-computing-data-analytics-and-open-science-new-paradigm-discovery

Feb. 12, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) - Discussion

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion on "Arab Voices on the Challenges of the New Middle East."

Joyce Karam, Washington bureau chief at Al-Hayat; Shibley Telhami, professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland; Perry Cammack, associate at CEIP's Middle East Program; and Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at CEIP

CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Clara Hogan, 202-939-2233, chogan@ceip.org; or Karly Schledwitz, 202-939-2233, kschledwitz@ceip.org [Note: RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 9 a.m.

The National Academy of Science's Board on Science Education - Briefing

The National Academy of Science's Board on Science Education holds a briefing on "Identifying and Supporting Productive Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs in Out-of-School Settings."

National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lecture Room, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2000; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/STEM_Programs_in_Out-of-School_Settings/index.htm

Feb. 12, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Center for Data Innovation - Discussion

The Center for Data Innovation holds a discussion on "Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Open Science: A New Paradigm for Discovery," focusing on "how government can support data-intensive science, make research more accessible, and foster greater collaboration between the United States, Europe, and other global research partners."

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information Jerry Sheehan; Phil Bourne, associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health; Joshua New, policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation; Angel Pizarro, technical business development manager at Amazon Web Services; Rene von Schomberg, team leader of science policy at the European Commission; and Ben Shneiderman, professor of computer science at the University of Maryland

Center for Data Innovation, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C.

info@datainnovation.org [Note: Register at https://www.datainnovation.org/category/events ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 9:15 a.m.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) - Conference

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) holds its annual winter meeting, February 11-12.

JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Kay Stimson, 202-624-3528 or 703-869-5868, nass@sso.org; http://www.nass.org/meetings/nass-2016-winter-conference-agenda-2/ [Note: Media RSVP required.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "The Navy in Balance?"

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson; and former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., director of the AEI National Security 2020 Project

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Agriculture Department's Office of the Inspector General.

2362-A Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Afghan Stories of Resistance."

Rod Nordland, international correspondent at the New York Times and author of "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing"; and James Cunningham, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Academies - Lecture

The National Academies holds a lecture on the report "Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in an Out-of-School Settings Agenda."

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science; Tony Small, director of the D.C. Boys and Girls Clubs; Debbie Zipes, president of the Indiana Afterschool Network; James Brown, executive director of the STEM Education Coalition; Victoria Wegener, national manager of the Afterschool Technical Assistance Collaborative; and Anita Krishnamurthi, vice president of STEM policy for the Afterschool Alliance

National Academies, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lecture Room, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2138, news@nas.edu; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/dbassesite/documents/webpage/dbasse_170464.pdf

Feb. 12, 2016, 10 a.m.

Thrive DC - Event

Thrive DC holds an event for homeless and at-risk women in the Washington, D.C. area to receive nail, hair and skin treatments, as well as massage therapy, though a partnership with Vida Fitness and Aura Spa.

Thrive DC, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Tom Murphy, 202-368-8571, thomasvmurphy@gmail.com

Feb. 12, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Organization of American States (OAS) - Event

The Organization of American States (OAS) holds the launch of the initiative "Caring for our Common Home from the Judiciary: Guaranteeing More Rights for More People in the Americas," which aims to enhance and strengthen the role of justice in environmental protection.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro

OAS, 17th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

OASPress@oas.org [Note: Webcast at http://www.oas.org/en/media_center/webcast.asp ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation - Briefing

The American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation hold a briefing on "The State of America's Working Class and Economy."

Andrew Cherlin, professor of public policy at Johns Hopkins University; Ron Haskins, co-director of the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families; Sara McLanahan, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University; Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard University; and Michael Gerson, columnist at the Washington Post

385 Russell Senate Office Building

Norman Black, 301-656-0348 [Note: RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-working-class-mobility-family-change-and-child-well-being-registration-21033812700 ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation - Discussion

The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The War Over American Identity: One Nation No More?"

John Fonte, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute; Linda Chavez, president of the Becoming American Institute; Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at the National Review; and Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at Heritage

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Allison Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-675-1761, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; http://www.heritage.org [Note: RSVP requested.]

Feb. 12, 2016, noon

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) - Rally

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) holds a "Protest for Bahrain" rally.

Maryam Alkhawaja, human rights activist; Matar Ebrahim Matar, fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy; Brian Dooley, director of the Human Rights First Defenders Program; and Husain Abdulla, executive director at ADHRB

Outside the Embassy of Bahrain, 3502 International Drive NW, Washington, D.C.

202-621-6141, media@adhrb.org

Feb. 12, 2016, noon

The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hold a discussion on "The Yemen Quagmire."

Former Yemeni cabinet member Amat Alsoswa; Leslie Campbell, regional director of the National Democratic Institute's Middle East and North Africa Programs; Andrew Plitt, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs; Charles Schmitz, professor of geography at Towson University; and Daniel Serwer, senior fellow at the MEI's Center for Transatlantic Relations

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-785-1141; http://www.mei.edu [Note: Register at http://www.mei.edu/events/yemen-quagmire ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) - Briefing

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) hold a briefing on "Rising Tensions Between Iran and Saudi Arabia."

Retired Air Force Gen. Charles Wald, member of SAFE's Energy Security Leadership Council; John Hannah, senior counselor at FDD; Robert McNally, founder and president of the Rapidan Group; and Indira Lakshmanan, foreign policy correspondent

2200 Rayburn House Office Building

202-461-2360 [Note: RSVP at https://fdd.wufoo.com/forms/212-rising-tensions-between-iran-saudi-arabia ]

Feb. 13, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 13, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 13, 2016, 8 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 13, 2016, 9 a.m.

George Washington's Mount Vernon - Event

George Washington's Mount Vernon holds events to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, February 13-15.

Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va.

Melissa Wood, 703-799-5203 or 703-732-5700, mwood@mountvernon.org [Note: Media can RSVP in advance to Melissa Wood for parking arrangements.]

Feb. 13, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Conference

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a conference on "Election Law Continuing Legal Education."

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400; http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/election-law-continuing-legal-education/

Feb. 14, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 14, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 14, 2016, 8 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 14, 2016, 9 a.m.

George Washington's Mount Vernon - Event

George Washington's Mount Vernon holds events to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, February 13-15.

Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va.

Melissa Wood, 703-799-5203 or 703-732-5700, mwood@mountvernon.org [Note: Media can RSVP in advance to Melissa Wood for parking arrangements.]

Feb. 14, 2016, noon

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to deliberate on the final report, February 14-15.

None given

Patricia Brincefield, 202-818-9596 [Note: Dial-in, 1-888-289-4573; access code, 6966324# ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 15, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 15, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 15, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) - Discussion

The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) holds a discussion on "Disadvantaged Communities and the Clean Energy Economy," focusing on broadening access to solar energy.

Lambert Boisiere III, commissioner with the Louisiana Public Service Commission; Brandon Presley, commissioner with the Mississippi Public Service Commission; Kerry O'Neil; managing director for residential programs at Connecticut Green Bank; Karla Loeb, director of policy and government affairs at PosiGen; and Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at SEIA

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Heather Whitpan, 202-898-9000 [Note: Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/disadvantaged-communities-and-the-clean-energy-economy/event-summary-01301663d5bd4476ace8256132e1bced.aspx ]

Feb. 15, 2016, 9 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 15, 2016, 9 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 15, 2016, 9 a.m.

The City of Alexandria - Event

The City of Alexandria holds a celebration of George Washington's 248th Birthday.

Alexandria, Va.

Joseph Shumard, 703-829-6640, jshumard@washingtonbirthday.net; http://www.washingtonbirthday.net/

Feb. 15, 2016, 10 a.m.

George Washington's Mount Vernon - Event

George Washington's Mount Vernon holds events to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, February 13-15.

Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va.

Melissa Wood, 703-799-5203 or 703-732-5700, mwood@mountvernon.org [Note: Media can RSVP in advance to Melissa Wood for parking arrangements.]

Feb. 15, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Politics and Prose Bookstore - Book discussion

The Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on "Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran."

Author Laura Secor

Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-364-1919, books@politics-prose.com; http://www.politics-prose.com

Feb. 15, 2016, 4 p.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to deliberate on the final report, February 14-15.

None given

Patricia Brincefield, 202-818-9596 [Note: Dial-in, 1-888-289-4573; access code, 6966324# ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Hearing

Full committee field hearing on "Energy Technology Innovation and Deployment - Opportunities for Alaska's Energy Future."

Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, Library, and Museum, 420 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway, Bethel, Alaska

202-224-4971 http://energy.senate.gov [Note: Eastern time.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 16, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 16, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) - Book discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) holds a book discussion on "Trajectories of Inequality in Brazil."

Co-authors Paulo Sotero (director of the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute), Marta Arretche, Adrian Lavalle, Eduardo Marques, Fernando Limongi (faculty at the University of Sao Paulo), Carlos Antonio Costa Ribeiro (sociologist at Rio de Janeiro State University) and Maria Herminia Tavares de Almeida (coordinator of the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning)

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org; https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/trajectories-inequality-brazil

Feb. 16, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the African Center for Strategic Studies - Discussion

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the African Center for Strategic Studies hold a discussion on "Burkina Faso and the Sahel: Turning Points in Elections and Security."

Benjamin Nickels, chair for transnational threats and counterterrorism at the African Center for Strategic Studies; Aminata Kasse, senior resident country director for Burkina Faso at NDI; Anis Samaali, parallel vote tabulation project coordinator at Mourakiboun; Kevin Adomayakpor, resident program manager in Cote d'Ivoire at NDI; and Chris Fomunyoh, senior associate and regional director for Central and West Africa at NDI

NDI, 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Eighth Floor Boardroom, Washington, D.C.

202-728-5500 [Note: RSVP at https://www.ndi.org/node/23667 ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 5 a.m.

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council; Appraisal Subcommittee (F.R. Page 7103) - Meeting

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council; Appraisal Subcommittee (F.R. Page 7103) holds a meeting of the Appraisal Subcommittee.

Federal Reserve Board, 1850 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

meetings@asc.gov [Note: RSVP required at least three business three business days prior to the event.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) - Discussion

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a discussion with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca.

USCC, 1615 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-463-5682, press@uschamber.com; http://www.uschamber.com/events [Note: Register at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1812299 ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (F.R. Page 4674) - Meeting

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (F.R. Page 4674) holds a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data.

NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Glennan Conference Center, Room 1Q39, Washington, D.C.

Ann Delo, 202-358-0750, ann.b.delo@nasa.gov [Note: Dial-in, 800-988-9663; passcode, 4718658; Webcast at https://nasa.webex.com; meeting number, 999765122; password, BigD@T@16]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment to discuss FY2017 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Md.

Michael Treitel, 410-786-4552, michael.treitel@cms.hhs.gov; [Note: RSVP required by 5 p.m. February 2. RSVP for dial-in and webcast information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The National Academies - Conference

The National Academies holds a conference on "Zika Virus Research Priorities to Inform U.S. Public Health Efforts."

National Academies, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2138, news@nas.edu; http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?recordid=02042016 [Note: Media RSVP required at news@nas.edu ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 8:45 a.m.

The Defense Strategies Institute - Symposium

The Defense Strategies Institute holds a symposium on "Automating Analysis to Deliver Superior All-Source Intelligence," February 16-17.

Mary Gates Learning Center, 701 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va.

Ron Gilpin, rgilpin@dsigroup.org [Note: Registration required at http://dsigroup.org/automated-isr-symposium-registration. The event is closed press.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 79346) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 79346) holds a meeting of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee on developments in risk communications and related sciences, and possible approaches and applications in the context of FDA communications.

FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 31, Room 1503, Silver Spring, Md.

Lee Zwanziger, 301-796-9151, rcac@fda.hhs.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

Agriculture Department (USDA); Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (F.R. Page 1598) - Meeting

Agriculture Department (USDA); Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (F.R. Page 1598) holds a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), taking place in Xi'an, China March 14-18, 2016.

FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Rooms 1A-001 and 1A-002, College Park, Md.

Daniel Folmer, 240-402-1269, daniel.folmer@fda.hhs.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 12 to ccfa@fda.hhs.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (F.R. Page 4909) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (F.R. Page 4909) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on the creation of a fishery performance report by the Council's Golden Tilefish Advisory Panel.

None given

Christopher Moore, 302-526-5255 [Note: See contact for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6023) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6023) holds a meeting of the Standards Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.

HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 705-A, Washington, D.C.

Terri Deutsch, 410-786-9462

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Latin American Program - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Latin American Program holds a discussion on "Confronting Corruption and Impunity in Central America: Examining the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and Other Models for the Region."

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri; El Salvador Ambassador to the United States Francisco Altschul; Martha Dogget, director of the United Nations Americas Division; Mark Schneider, senior vice president and special adviser on Latin America at the International Crisis Group; and Eric Olson, associate director of the WWC Latin American Program

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: Register at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) - Discussion

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) holds a discussion on "Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015."

Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of Viamericas; and Daniel Ayala, head of Wells Fargo Global Remittance Services; and Manuel Orozco, director of the IAD Migration, Remittances and Development Program

IAD, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C.

202-822-9002 [Note: RSVP at http://www.thedialogue.org/events ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

Government Executive - Webcast

Government Executive holds a webcast, beginning at 2 p.m., on "Analytics of Multi-Cultural Name Information," examining the challenges of recognizing those masking or representing their identities and the "best practices for government agencies across missions including anti-terrorism, money laundering, transportation and immigration."

Andrew Friedrich, director of Federal Big Data & Analytic Solutions at IBM; and Leonard Shaefer, consultant for automated name processing at Onomastic Resources LLC

None given

202-266-7332, events@govexec.com [Note: Information on the webcast is available at http://www.govexec.com/sponsor-content/ibm-webcast/ ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program - News conference

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on governing in the 2016 election year.

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Zenger Room, Washington, D.C.

Bob Weiner, 301-283-0821, weinerpublic@comcast.net

Feb. 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Lessons from the Financial Crisis."

Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Gary Stern, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Susan Bies, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Elizabeth Duke, member of the Board of Directors at Wells Fargo; and David Wessel, director of the Brookings Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight - Discussion

Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, delivers remarks on politics and statistics, as part of the "Conversations with Tyler" series.

George Mason University's (GMU) Mercatus Center, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Founders Hall, Arlington, Va.

703-993-4930; http://mercatus.org/live [Note: Register at https://mercatuscenter.wufoo.com/forms/z1k7eja01ydg39f ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Center for Global Development (CGD) - Discussion

The Center for Global Development (CGD) holds a discussion on "Defeating AIDS, TB and Malaria: Designing Next Generation Financing Models."

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and State Department Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Deborah Birx; and Amanda Glassman, director of global health policy at CGD

CGD, 2055 L Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-416-4000 [Note: Register at http://www.cgdev.org/event/defeating-aids-tb-and-malaria-designing-next-generation-financing-models ]

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

The Cato Institute - Discussion

The Cato Institute holds a discussion on "From 'No Child' to 'Every Student': How Big a Change?"

David Cleary, chief of staff for Senator Lamar Alexander and majority staff director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Neal McCluskey, director of Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom; Lindsey Burke, fellow for the Heritage Foundation; Michael Hansen, senior fellow for the Brookings Institution; and Gerard Robinson, fellow for the American Enterprise Institute

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5299, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org/events/no-child-every-student-how-big-change

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security - Discussion

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security holds a discussion on "The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age."

Office of the Director of National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt

Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-662-1000 or 202-662-1090 [Note: Register at http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=236978699 ]

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) - Discussion

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) holds a discussion on "The Yates Memo: A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Enforcement," focusing on "individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing."

EPA Criminal Investigation Division Director Doug Parker; Justin Savage, partner at Hogan Lovells; Sambhav Sankar, senior executive and director of environment, health and safety operations at General Electric; and Eric Schaeffer, executive director of the Environmental Integrity Project

Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street NW, Conference Room C-406, Washington, D.C.

Brett Kitchen, 202-939-3833 [Note: Register at http://www.eli.org/events/yates-memo-paradigm-shift-environmental-enforcement ]

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

The Heritage Foundation - Discussion

The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Reassurance and Deterrence in the Baltics: Ensuring the U.S. and NATO Get It Right."

Jorge Benitez, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Center on International Security; Ann-Sofie Dahl, adjunct fellow for Europe at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Marius Laurinavicius, security research scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis' Baltic-American Freedom Foundation; and Luke Coffey, director of the Heritage Center for Foreign Policy Analysis

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-675-1761, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; http://www.heritage.org [Note: RSVP requested.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 1 p.m.

Small Business Administration (SBA) (F.R. Page 76730) - Meeting

Small Business Administration (SBA) (F.R. Page 76730) holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board.

None given

Monika Nixon, 202-205-7310, monika.nixon@sba.gov [Note: See contact for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 1 p.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 3431) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 3431) holds a meeting of the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee on updates of research programs in the tumor vaccines and biotechnology branch and the cellular and tissue therapy branch of the Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies.

FDA White Oak Conference Center, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Room 1503, Silver Spring, Md.

Rosanna Harvey, 240-402-8072, Rosanna.Harvey@fda.hhs.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 1 p.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (F.R. Page 3787) - Webinar

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (F.R. Page 3787) holds a workshop via webinar to provide comments on field testing and verification for Project DE-EE0006789, "Assimilation of Wave Imaging Radar Observations for Real-Time Wave-by-Wave Forecasting," focusing on industry feedback regarding field testing and verification of the wave-by-wave forecasting system under development.

None given

Tim Ramsey, 240-562-1758, tim.ramsey@ee.doe.gov [Note: Registration for webinar required by 1 p.m. February 16 at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2296218256164279042 ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 1 p.m.

Treasury Department; United States Mint (F.R. Page 5821) - Meeting

Treasury Department; United States Mint (F.R. Page 5821) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee on additional candidate designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program honoring the Ellis Island Statue of Liberty National Monument in New Jersey and the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.

None given

William Norton, 202-354-7200 [Note: Dial-in, 866-564-9287; access code, 62956028.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 1 p.m.

Treasury Department; Departmental Offices (DEPO) (F.R. Page 5820) - Meeting

Treasury Department; Departmental Offices (DEPO) (F.R. Page 5820) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms.

Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 4121, Washington, D.C.

Brett Hewitt, 202-622-5892 [Note: RSVP required by 5 p.m. February 11.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Brookings Institution - Book discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a book discussion on "Why the right went wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and beyond."

Author E.J. Dionne, senior fellow for The Bookings Institution; and Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/02/16-why-right-went-wrong-dionne

Feb. 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) - Film screening

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) holds a film screening and discussion on "The Trials of Spring," focusing on the Egyptian revolution.

Director Gini Reticker; Hend Nafea, visiting fellow at NED and co-founder of "A Nation Without Torture"; and Michele Dunne, director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Middle East Program

NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

202-378-9675, info@ned.org; http://www.ned.org/ [Note: Media must RSVP to press@ned.org]

Feb. 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Atlantic Council - Event

The Atlantic Council holds the launch of the Task Force on the Future of Iraq.

Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East Beth Jones; former United States Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker, chair of the Atlantic Council Task Force on the Future of Iraq; Nussaibah Younis, executive director of the Atlantic Council's Task Force on the Future of Iraq; and Frederick Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Politics and Prose Bookstore - Book discussion

The Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on "And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East."

Author Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent at NBC News

Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-364-1919, books@politics-prose.com; http://www.politics-prose.com

Feb. 16, 2016, 3 p.m.

The RAND Corporation - Briefing

The RAND Corporation holds a briefing on "Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization: Options for Congress."

Barbara Sude, senior political scientist at RAND

2168 Rayburn House Office Building

Laura Patton, laura_patton@rand.org [Note: Register at http://www.rand.org/congress/activities/2016/02/16/registration.html ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 3 p.m.

The Institute of World Politics (IWP) - Lecture

The Institute of World Politics (IWP) holds a lecture on "Jihadism Through an Insider's Eyes."

Tawfik Hamid, senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

IWP, 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-462-2101 or 202-986-2916 [Note: RSVP required to kbridges@iwp.edu]

Feb. 16, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

New America - Discussion

New America holds a discussion on "Political Dynamism: A New Approach to Making Government Work Again," focusing on working within the political system rather than against it.

Lee Drutman, senior fellow at New America's Political Reform Program; and Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief at Roll Call

New America, 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C.

Maria Elkin, 202-596-3368, elkin@newamerica.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.newamerica.org/political-reform/political-dynamism ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on race, gender, and democratic decision-making.

Lani Guinier, professor at Harvard Law School

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/black-history-month-johns-hopkins-sais-2016 [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

The National Academy of Engineering - Event

The National Academy of Engineering holds its 2016 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering awards ceremony to recognize Andrew Viterbi for development of the Viterbi algorithm for enhancing error-correcting code used in telecommunications.

National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Randy Atkins, 202-334-1508, atkins@nae.edu; http://national-academies.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 17, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 17, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 17, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) - Discussion

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) holds a discussion on "Europe's Migration Crisis: A Status Report and the Way Forward."

Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the Migration Policy Institute Europe; and Michael Fix, president of MPI

MPI, 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C.

202-266-1940 [Note: Register at http://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/europes-migration-crisis-status-report-and-way-forward ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Opportunity Agenda - Briefing

The Opportunity Agenda hosts a briefing on "Breaking through the Noise: Criminal Justice Reform in 2016."

Daryl Atkinson, second chance fellow at the Justice Department; Mary Small, policy director with Detention Action Network; Jo-Ann Wallace, president and CEO of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association; and Alan Jenkins, executive director of the Opportunity Agenda

B-340 Rayburn House Office Building

212-334-5977 [Note: RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-through-the-noise-criminal-justice-reform-in-2016-registration-20930145629 ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 7 a.m.

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) - Briefing

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds a briefing on "Medicare Advantage: Delivering Value for Beneficiaries Through Innovation."

Balu Gadhe, regional medical officer at CareMore; Tom Kornfield, vice president of Avalere; Tom Hutchinson, strategic adviser at Epstein, Becker, & Green; and Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of AHIP

485 Russell Senate Office Building

202-778-3200, ahip@ahip.org [Note: RSVP to balberts@ahip.org]

Feb. 17, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) - Briefing

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) holds a briefing on "Viable Solutions: Six Steps to Transform Healthcare Now."

Andy Baskin, national medical director for quality performance at Aetna; Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier Healthcare Alliance; Phyllis Greenberger, president and CEO of the Society for Women's Health Research; Christi Shaw, president of Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation; and Mary Grealy, president of HLC

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Teresa de Vries, 202-449-3436, tdevries@hlc.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 8 a.m.

Exchange Monitor - Summit

Exchange Monitor holds its 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, February 17-19.

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

888-707-5814, forums@exchangemonitor.com [Note: Register at http://www.exchangemonitor.com/index.cfm/forums/the-annual-nuclear-deterrence-summit ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 8 a.m.

AFCEA Bethesda - Discussion

AFCEA Bethesda holds a discussion on "Agile Acquisition: Modular Contracting, Buyers Clubs and More."

Chris Cairns, director of 18F for the General Services Administration; Mike Palmer, digital services expert for the U.S. Digital Service at the Executive Office of the President; Lisa Wilusz, director of the Office of Procurement and Property Management at the Agriculture Department; and Laura Stanton, acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Strategy Management and Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, Md.

571-323-2587; http://bethesda.afceachapters.org/?q=content/feb-2016-breakfast-agile-acquisition

Feb. 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 1970) - Meeting

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 1970) holds a meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant License Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards to review draft documents for subsequent license renewal.

NRC, 11555 Rockville Pike, One White Flint North Building, Rockville, Md.

Theron Brown, 240-888-9835 [Note: Enter through the One White Flint North building at 11555 Rockville Pike and after registering with security contact Theron Brown at 240-888-9835 to be escorted to the meeting room.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (F.R. Page 4300) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (F.R. Page 4300) holds a meeting of the Health System and Value Research Subcommittee.

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Md.

Bonnie Campbell, 301-427-1554

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6025) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6025) holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, February 17-18.

HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 705-A, Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Hines, 301-458-4715

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 8:45 a.m.

The Defense Strategies Institute - Symposium

The Defense Strategies Institute holds a symposium on "Automating Analysis to Deliver Superior All-Source Intelligence," February 16-17.

Mary Gates Learning Center, 701 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va.

Ron Gilpin, rgilpin@dsigroup.org [Note: Registration required at http://dsigroup.org/automated-isr-symposium-registration. The event is closed press.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 9 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "Does pre-K Work? A Look at the Research."

Timothy Bartik, senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Dale Farran, professor at Vanderbilt University; William Gormley Jr., professor at Georgetown University; Russ Whitehurst, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families; and Katharine Stevens, research fellow in education policy studies at AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) - Discussion

The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) holds a discussion on "Labor Dynamics in the Gulf."

Attiya Ahmad, assistant professor of anthropology at George Washington University; Omar Al-Ubaydli, program director for international and geo-political studies at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies; Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Middle East fellow at Rice University; and Karen Young, senior resident scholar at AGSIW

AGSIW, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1060, Washington, D.C.

202-768-9922, info@agsiw.org

Feb. 17, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Georgetown University - Lecture

Georgetown University holds a McAuley Lecture on "Health System Transformation and Innovation."

Patrick Conway, deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-687-4328, gucomm@georgetown.edu [Note: RSVP at http://nhs.georgetown.edu/mcauley-lecture ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

Justice Department (DOJ); Executive Office for United States Trustees (EOUST) (F.R. Page 74739) - Meeting

Justice Department (DOJ); Executive Office for United States Trustees (EOUST) (F.R. Page 74739) holds a meeting on proposed rulemaking procedures for completing uniform periodic reports in non-small business cases filed under chapter 11 of Title 11.

GAO, 441 G Street NW, Sixth Floor, EOUST Executive Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

Carrie Weinfeld, 202-307-1399, carrie.b.weinfeld@usdoj.gov [Note: RSVP to USTPMOR.NPRM@usdoj.gov by January 6] ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Discussion

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on "State of the Oil Market."

U.S. Energy Information Administration Deputy Administrator Howard Gruenspecht; Rusty Braziel, president and principal energy markets consultant at RBN Energy; John Auers, executive vice president of Turner, Mason & Company; David Knapp, senior editor at the Energy Intelligence Group; and Frank Verrastro, senior vice president and chair in energy and geopolitics at CSIS

CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242; http://www.csis.org [Note: Media must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org]

Feb. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies' (SAIS) U.S.-Korea Institute - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies' (SAIS) U.S.-Korea Institute holds a discussion on "Gender, Work and Family in South Korea," focusing on "elite education and gendered politics in the South Korean labor movement."

Miliann Kang, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on "Chechnya: Russian Politics in Reflection."

Alexandra Garmazhapova, journalist at Novaya Gazeta, St. Petersburg; Denis Sokolov, senior research fellow at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration; and Anton Ryzhov, fellow at WWC

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-691-4217, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org; or 202-691-4100; http://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan [Note: Register at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 17, 2016, noon

Agriculture Department (USDA); Forest Service (F.R. Page 3778) - Meeting

Agriculture Department (USDA); Forest Service (F.R. Page 3778) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee.

None given

Andrea Bedell-Loucks, 202-205-1190 [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information to abloucks@fs.fed.us]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, noon

The Cato Institute - Forum

The Cato Institute holds a forum on "Is the European Union a Friend or Foe of Economic Freedom?"

Massimiliano Trovato, research fellow at the Instituto Bruno Leoni; Richard Rahn, senior fellow at Cato; and Marian Tupy, senior policy analyst at Cato's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5200, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org [Note: Webcast at http://www.cato.org/live ]

Feb. 17, 2016, noon

The American Security Project (ASP) and Lloyd's of London - Conference

The American Security Project (ASP) and Lloyd's of London hold a conference on "Pathways to City Resilience," focusing on "the launch of Lloyd's City Risk Index, the first ever analysis of economic output at risk in 301 major cities from 18 manmade and natural threats over a 10-year period."

Arnold & Porter LLP, 601 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 11th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-347-4267 [Note: Register at http://www.americansecurityproject.org/event/lloyds-and-asp-risk-forum-pathways-to-city-resilience ]

Feb. 17, 2016, noon

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on feminism in the Caribbean.

A. Lynn Bolles, professor at the University of Maryland

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Suite 501 Conference Room, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP at http://elliott.gwu.edu/events-calendar ]

Feb. 17, 2016, noon

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Diversity in Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities in International Affairs."

Zakiya Carr Johnson, senior adviser in the State Department's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs' Race, Ethnicity and Social Inclusion Unit; Kedenard Raymond, State Department deputy public affairs officer for consulate Peshawar and assistant information officer for Embassy Islamabad; and Naomi Mattos, State Department foreign service officer

SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-in-diplomacy-challenges-and-opportunities-in-international-affairs-tickets-21274154569 [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

The Open Society Foundations-Washington, D.C. - Discussion

The Open Society Foundations-Washington, D.C. holds a discussion on "The Front Lines of Environmental Justice," and linkages between international and local agendas at the intersection of fossil-fuel led industrialization.

Brandon Wu, senior policy analyst for ActionAid USA; and Chitrangada Choudhury, fellow for the Open Society

Open Society Foundations, 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, D.C.

Amy Weil, 212-548-0381, aweil@sorosny.org; https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/events/front-lines-environmental-justice

Feb. 17, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Kauffman Foundation - Discussion

The Kauffman Foundation holds its "State of Entrepreneurship Address" and how Congress can help America's entrepreneurs.

House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio; Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, bpruitt@kauffman.org [Note: RSVP at http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/resources/state-of-entrepreneurship-addresses/2016-state-of-entrepreneurship-address?utm_source=ealert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=soe2016_invite&_cldee=Y29yZXkuY29va2VAbWFpbC5ob3VzZS5nb3Y%3d ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "After Sanctions: Challenges Facing the Iranian Economy."

Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia Department; Martin Cerisola, assistant director of IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department; Naderah Chamlou, international development adviser; and Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Herter Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Mounting Challenges in the Middle East for Japan and the United States."

Kunihiko Miyake, president of the Foreign Policy Institute; Yukiko Miyagi, research fellow at the University of St. Andrew's Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies; and Brookings Senior Fellows Richard Bush III, Tamara Cofman Wittes and Daniel Byman

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 2 p.m.

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 5812) - Meeting

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 5812) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic policy on issues concerning topics in international economic policy.

State Department, 320 21st Street NW, Room 4477, Washington, D.C.

Alan Kril, 202-647-0812, KrillA@state.gov [Note: RSVP by February 12.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 3 p.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Portfolio Prioritization Task Group of the Green Building Advisory Committee on the rapid transformation of the federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

None given

Ken Sandler, 202-219-1121, ken.sandler@gsa.gov [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 3 p.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Energy Use Index Task Group of the Green Building Advisory Committee on the rapid transformation of the federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

None given

Ken Sandler, 202-219-1121, ken.sandler@gsa.gov [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

The Investigative Reporting Workshop and the School of Communication - Book discussion

The Investigative Reporting Workshop and the School of Communication holds a book discussion on "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right."

Author Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker

AU, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, McKinley Building, Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, Washington, D.C.

202-885-5943; or 202-885-5950; http://www.american.edu/soc/partnerships/upload/SOC-Signature-Series-Events-Web.pdf

Feb. 17, 2016, 7 p.m.

The Politics and Prose Bookstore - Book discussion

The Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on "United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good."

Author Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; and HUD Secretary Julian Castro

Politics and Prose Bookstore, 600 I Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-364-1919, books@politics-prose.com; http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/cory-booker-united-thoughts-finding-common-ground-and-advancing-common-good

Feb. 17, 2016, 8 p.m.

The Al-Hewar Center - Discussion

The Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion on "Tunisia Five Years After the Revolution."

Tunisian Ambassador to the United States Faysal Gouia

Vienna Arts Society, 115 Pleasant Street NW, Vienna, Va.

703-281-6277, alhewar@alhewar.com; http://www.alhewar.com [Note: The discussion will be conducted in Arabic.]

Feb. 18, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 18, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 18, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Discussion

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a discussion on "Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) work as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."

FHFA Director Mel Watt

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400 [Note: Register at http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/address-by-fhfa-director-mel-watt ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "The Great Republican Earthquake: What is the Anti-Establishment Revolt Really About?"

David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic; Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent at The Nation; Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow at CAP Action Fund; and Neera Tanden, president and CEO at CAP Action Fund

CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Tom Caiazza, 202-481-7141, tcaiazza@americanprogress.org; or 202-682-1611; http://www.americanprogress.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 18, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on "Russia and the Oil Price Crash."

Chris Miller, associate director of Yale University's Program in Grand Strategy

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Fifth Floor, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-691-4217, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org; or 202-691-4100; http://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.

The National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) Center for International Media Assistance - Discussion

The National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) Center for International Media Assistance holds a discussion on "Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)," focusing on "the role of PSB in strengthening information systems in countries around the world."

Craig Hammer, head of the World Bank's Global Media Development Program; Gillian McCormack, regional director for Europe and Eurasia programs at Internews; Susan Abbott, author of an upcoming CIMA report on PSB; and Mark Nelson, senior director of CIMA

World Bank, 701 18th Street NW, J Building, Suite 075, Washington, D.C.

202-378-9675, info@ned.org; http://www.ned.org [Note: RSVP required by 5 p.m. February 16 to press@ned.org. Webcast at http://www.cima.ned.org/event/public-service-broadcasting ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Cato Institute - Book discussion

The Cato Institute holds a book discussion on "The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect," focusing on "humanitarian interventions."

Author Michael Doyle, director of Columbia University's Global Policy Initiative; Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America; Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at Cato; and Brad Stapleton, visiting research fellow at Cato

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5200, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org [Note: The event will be webcast at http://www.cato.org ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Book discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a book discussion on "White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations," focusing on a group of Howard University professors and their contributions to the study of international affairs.

Author Robert Vitalis, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP at http://elliott.gwu.edu/events-calendar ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 7:45 a.m.

The Georgetown University Law Center - Discussion

The Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion on "Women's Land Rights," focusing on the denial of land rights to women in developing countries.

Chris Jochnick, CEO of Landesa

Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, McDonough 205, Washington, D.C.

Marisa Kashino, 202-662-9037, mk1435@law.georgetown.edu; http://www.law.georgetown.edu [Note: RSVP to morrisjc@law.georgetown.edu ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 8 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 77355) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 77355) holds a meeting of the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss and make recommendations on clinical trial, postapproval study design, and physician training requirements for leadless cardiac pacemaker device technology.

Hilton Washington, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Md.

Dimitrus Culbreath, 301-796-6872, Dimitrus.Culbreath@fda.hhs.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 8 a.m.

Exchange Monitor - Summit

Exchange Monitor holds its 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, February 17-19.

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

888-707-5814, forums@exchangemonitor.com [Note: Register at http://www.exchangemonitor.com/index.cfm/forums/the-annual-nuclear-deterrence-summit ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 4346) - Meeting

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 4346) holds a meeting of the Fukushima Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) to discuss Group 2 Fukushima Tier 2 and 3 closure plans that are due by March 2016.

NRC, 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville, Md.

Kathy Weaver, 301-415-6236, Kathy.Weaver@nrc.gov [Note: RSVP required at least five days prior to the event. Enter through the One White Flint North building at 11555 Rockville Pike and after registering with security contact Theron Brown at 240-888-9835 to be escorted to the meeting room.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6025) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6025) holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, February 17-18.

HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 705-A, Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Hines, 301-458-4715

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Discussion

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a discussion on the Federal Housing Finance Agency's work as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400 [Note: RSVP at http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/address-by-fhfa-director-mel-watt/ ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Discussion

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a discussion on "the Federal Housing Finance Agency's work as regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System and as regulator and conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400; http://bipartisanpolicy.org

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) - Discussion

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) holds a discussion on "Polling the Peruvian Elections."

Alfredo Torres, president of Ipsos Public Affairs Latin America; Michael Shifter, president of IAD; Alberto Vergara, scholar of Peruvian politics; and Jose Gonzales, director of ECG Asset Management

IAD, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C.

202-822-9002 [Note: RSVP at http://www.thedialogue.org/events ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Crude Oil Blues: Strategic Impact of Falling Oil Prices on the Middle East."

Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, statesman at the Atlantic Council's Center on International Security; Karen Elliott House, former publisher at the Wall Street Journal and author of "On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future"; and Raad Alkadiri, managing director for petroleum sector risk at IHS Energy

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) China Environment Forum - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) China Environment Forum holds a discussion on "Bottom-up Innovation and Partnerships to Address Climate & Pollution in Chinese Cities."

Debra Knopman, principal research at RAND Corp.; Zhimin Mao, assistant policy analyst at RAND Corp.; Mark Ginsberg, principal at Ginsberg Green Strategies; and Abby Watrous, senior fellow at the Energy Department

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Latin America Working Group Education Fund - Discussion

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Latin America Working Group Education Fund hold a discussion on "Colombia: Human Rights Defenders Building Sustainable Peace," with the four winners of last year's National Prize for the Defense of Human Rights in Colombia.

Francia Elena Marguez Mina, winner of the Defender of the Year; Luz Elena Galeano, winner of the Social Collective Process of the Year; Fabian Laverde, winner of the Collective Process of the Year; William Rivas, winner of Recognition, "Lifetime" Organization; Lisa Haugaard, executive director of the Latin America Working Group Education Fund; Gimena Sanchez, senior associate for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America; and Virginia Bouvier, senior adviser for peace processes at USIP

USIP, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725, asturma@usip.org or interviews@usip.org; http://www.usip.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) - Discussion

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) holds a discussion on "Who Owns Your Information? Data Privacy in the Internet Age."

AU WCL, 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Megan Smith, 202-274-4276, megans@wcl.american.edu; or 202-274-4075, secle@wcl.american.edu [Note: Registration required at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2016/20160218.cfm ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Global Women's Leadership Initiative, the Africa Program, and the Rule of Law Program - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Global Women's Leadership Initiative, the Africa Program, and the Rule of Law Program hold a discussion on "Women Leaders Against Corruption: What Works."

Betty Bigombe, African scholar; Margaret Nnananyana Nasha, former Botswana Speaker of Parliament; Aminata Niane, lead adviser in the African Development Bank's Office of the Vice President of Infrastructure; Lindiwe Mazibuko, former leader of the official opposition in the Parliament of South Africa; and Gwen Young, director of the WWC Global Women's Leadership Initiative

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org

Feb. 18, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

International Trade Commission (USITC) (F.R. Page 62110) - Hearing

International Trade Commission (USITC) (F.R. Page 62110) holds a hearing on whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Vietnam and revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

ITC, 500 E Street SW, Washington, D.C.

Keysha Martinez, 202-205-2136

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 10 a.m.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (F.R. Page 73839) - Meeting

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) (F.R. Page 73839) holds a meeting of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee to review the Prevailing Rate System and other matters pertinent to establishing prevailing wage rates.

Office of Personnel Management Building, 1900 E Street NW, Room 5A06A, Washington, D.C.

202-606-2858

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "The Nordic Model - Will It Survive," and the ability to adapt, the importance of Nordic cooperation, and ties with the U.S.

Dagfinn Hoybraten, secretary general of the Nordic Council of Ministers

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/nordic-model-will-it-survive [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Event

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a release of the 2016 edition of the BP Energy Outlook, on "the 'most likely' trajectory of the global energy system."

Spencer Dale, group chief economist at BP PLC; and Sarah Ladislaw, director of the CSIS Energy and National Security Program

CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242; http://www.csis.org [Note: Media must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org]

Feb. 18, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) - Discussion

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion on "Prospects for Low Income Developing Countries."

Min Zhu, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Rupa Duttagupta, chief of the IMF's Low-Income Countries Strategy Unit; Chris Lane, chief of the IMF's Low-Income Countries Division; Amar Bhattacharya, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program; Uri Dadush, senior associate at CEIP; and Yukon Huang, senior associate at CEIP's Asia Program

CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Clara Hogan, 202-939-2233, chogan@ceip.org; or Karly Schledwitz, 202-939-2233, kschledwitz@ceip.org [Note: RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events ]

Feb. 18, 2016, noon

The National Economists Club - News conference

The National Economists Club holds a discussion on "The Current Manufacturing Economic Outlook."

Chad Moutray, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers

Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

703-493-8824, nec.club@verizon.net; http://thenationaleconomistsclub.shuttlepod.org/event-2133569 [Note: RSVP required to manager@national-economists.org ]

Feb. 18, 2016, noon

The American Bar Association (ABA) - Discussion

The American Bar Association (ABA) holds a discussion on "The Iran Nuclear Deal."

Mary McLeod, principal deputy legal adviser of State; Newell Highsmith, deputy legal adviser of State; Paul Dean, assistant legal adviser of State for the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control; David DeBartolo, attorney adviser of State for the Office of United Nations Affairs; Kimberly Gahan, attorney adviser of State for the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control; and Shubha Sastry, attorney adviser of State for the Office of Human Rights and Refugees

GWU Law School, 2000 H Street NW, The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Washington, D.C.

Sophie Wilmot, 202-662-1000 or 202-662-1090, sophie.wilmot@americanbar.org [Note: RSVP at http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=227960783 ]

Feb. 18, 2016, noon

The University of Maryland's (UMD) Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) - Forum

The University of Maryland's (UMD) Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) holds a forum on "Turkey's Shifting Domestic and Foreign Policy Trends."

Henri Barkey, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Middle East Program

UMD, 1203 Van Munching Hall, College Park, Md.

Megan Campbell, 301-405-4390, mcamp@umd.edu

Feb. 18, 2016, noon

The RAND Corporation - Briefing

The RAND Corporation holds a briefing on "Meeting the Health Care Needs of America's Veterans: A Summary of Three RAND Assessments Conducted Under the Veterans Choice Act."

Carrie Farmer, senior policy researcher at RAND; and Susan Hosek, senior economist at RAND

B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

ocr@rand.org [Note: Register at http://www.rand.org/congress/activities/2016/02/18/registration.html ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 1 p.m.

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Information Sharing Environment (ISEO)/Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) (F.R. Page 6034) - Web conference

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Information Sharing Environment (ISEO)/Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) (F.R. Page 6034) holds a meeting by conference of the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council (HSINAC) to receive all relevant information and facilitate development of recommendations to the HSIN Program Management Office (PMO) regarding: Programmatic business process enhancements for achieving enhanced requirements management and governance for HSIN's users; Continuous system protection through advanced security testing; and HSIN's infrastructure and support model enhancements through hosting and application services.

None given

Michael Brody, 202-282-9464, Michael.brody@hq.dhs.gov [Note: Web conference at https://share.dhs.gov/hsinac; and via teleconference at 855-852-7677; Conference Pin, 9999-6207-5505]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 1 p.m.

Labor Department (DOL); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (F.R. Page 6050) - Meeting

Labor Department (DOL); Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (F.R. Page 6050) holds a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health.

Labor Department, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, C5520, Room 6, Washington, D.C.

Frank Meilinger, 202-693-1999, meilinger.francis2@dol.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Palestine Center (PC) - Discussion

The Palestine Center (PC) holds a discussion on "Understanding the Current Palestinian Revolt: Its Context and Consequences for Palestinian Society."

Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; Rania Khalek, associate editor at the Electronic Intifada

PC, 2425-35 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-338-1290, info@palestinecenter.org; http://www.palestinecenter.org

Feb. 18, 2016, 1:15 p.m.

The Institute for Policy Studies - Film screening

The Institute for Policy Studies hosts a film screening and discussion of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution."

Tony Gittens, founder and director of Filmfest DC; Michi Jones, involved in television and theater production; and Clayton LeBouef, actor and playwright

Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-780-7054, ilpopupdc@gmail.com [Note: RSVP at http://www.ips-dc.org/events/film-the-black-panthers-vanguard-of-the-revolution/ ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 2 p.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); Economic Development Administration (EDA) (F.R. Page 6830) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); Economic Development Administration (EDA) (F.R. Page 6830) holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to discuss and vote on the Capital Continuum Exchange proposal, which if approved, will be presented to the Secretary in March.

None given

Julie Lenzer, 202-482-8001, NACIE@doc.gov [Note: RSVP with "NACIE February 18th Meeting" in the subject line. Dial-in at 800-593-8978; Passcode, 5807298]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 3 p.m.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) - Discussion

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) holds a discussion on "Roma Exclusion: A European Democratic Deficit."

Nadezhda Mouzhkina, senior program manager at the National Democratic Institute; Gabor Demszky, founder of the Alliance for Free Democrats-Hungarian Liberal Party; and Marc Plattner, vice president for research and studies at NED

NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

202-378-9675, info@ned.org; http://www.ned.org/ [Note: Media must RSVP at press@ned.org ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (F.R. Page 1942) - Meeting

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (F.R. Page 1942) holds a meeting by teleconference of the State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB).

None given

Michael Li, 202-287-5718, michael.li@ee.doe.gov [Note: See contact for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 4 p.m.

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) - Discussion

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) holds a "TPP Series Special Event: TPP in the States."

WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Pavilion, Washington, D.C.

202-312-1600, events@wita.org; http://www.wita.org [Note: Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tpp-series-what-will-tpp-mean-for-the-states-panel-and-reception-tickets-20564742699 ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Lecture

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds the 11th annual Bernstein Lecture on "Ancient History, Twenty-First Century Strategy."

Former Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence Michael Vickers

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

The Brookings Institution - Book discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a book discussion on "Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order," focusing on "India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey and Indonesia.

Author Ted Piccone, senior fellow at Brookings; James Traub, fellow at New York University's Center for International Cooperation; and Martin Indyk, executive vice president of Brookings

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 6 p.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL) - Seminar

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL) holds a seminar on "Rethinking Cyber Warfare."

Retired Marine Corps Col. Michael Brown, member of the JHU-APL Asymmetric Operations Section

Marriott Residence Inn, Pentagon City, 550 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Va.

Peggy Harlow, peggy.harlow@jhuapl.edu [Note: Register at https://portals.jhuapl.edu/rethinking/MainPage.aspx ]

Feb. 19, 2016, midnight

United States House of Representatives - Out of Session

House not in session. For current information on the House legislative program please check with the contacts listed below.

House Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-225-1600, Internet: Current floor activity http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 19, 2016, midnight

United States Senate - Out of Session

Senate not in session. For current information on the Senate's legislative program please check with contacts listed below.

Senate Chamber

Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541, Internet: http://www.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 19, 2016, 3 a.m.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Canada Institute - Discussion

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Canada Institute hold a discussion on "Quebec and the United States: A Long Standing Partnership for Prosperity," focusing on trade and investment opportunities.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-463-5682, press@uschamber.com; http://www.uschamber.com/events

Feb. 19, 2016, 5 a.m.

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) - Discussion

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) holds a discussion on "Emerging Technologies in an Uncharted Legal Landscape: An Assessment of the Regulatory Environment Surrounding Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology in the Year Ahead."

Holland & Knight, 800 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Megan Smith, 202-274-4276, megans@wcl.american.edu; or 202-274-4075, secle@wcl.american.edu [Note: Registration required at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2016/20160219.cfm ]

Feb. 19, 2016, 6 a.m.

Pew Charitable Trusts - Discussion

Pew Charitable Trusts holds a discussion on "Confronting America's Opioid and Heroin Addiction Crisis."

Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.; and Allan Coukell, senior director for health programs at Pew

Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-552-2000 [Note: Registration required by noon February 18. Webcast at http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/events/2016/opioid-and-heroin-addiction-confronting-an-epidemic ]

Feb. 19, 2016, 8 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 72971) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 72971) holds a meeting of the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee to discuss the premarket application for the DIAM Spinal Stabilization System, indicated for skeletally mature patients that have low back pain.

Hilton Washington, D.C., 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Md.

Sara Anderson, 301-796-7047, Sara.Anderson@fda.hhs.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 19, 2016, 8 a.m.

Exchange Monitor - Summit

Exchange Monitor holds its 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, February 17-19.

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

888-707-5814, forums@exchangemonitor.com [Note: Register at http://www.exchangemonitor.com/index.cfm/forums/the-annual-nuclear-deterrence-summit ]

Feb. 19, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Council on Local Labor Communicators Network - Discussion

The Council on Local Labor Communicators Network hosts its 3rd Annual Labor-Media Breakfast.

Tom Sherwood, reporter for NBC4; Ben Nuckols, reporter for the Associated Press; Robert McCartney, senior regional correspondent for the Washington Post; Aaron Smith, account executive for WHUR; Ed Smith, president of the Fire Fighters Union 36; Liz Davis, president of the Washington Teachers Union 6; and Roxy Mejia, director of political affairs at The International Union of Painters

AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW, President's Room, Washington, D.C.

cgarlock@dclabor.org; [RSVP by e-mail or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-media-breakfast-roundtable-3rd-annual-tickets-21083658791 ]

Feb. 19, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies - Forum

The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hold a seminar on "current and future trends across the Space and Missile Systems Center."

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center

Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.

Peter Huessy, 703-247-5839; http://www.afa.org/hbs [Note: RSVP to Peter Huessy at Phuessy@afa.org at least 48 hours before the start of the event.]

Feb. 19, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 4346) - Meeting

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 4346) holds a meeting of the Fukushima Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) to discuss Group 2 Fukushima Tier 2 and 3 closure plans that are due by March 2016.

NRC, 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville, Md.

Kathy Weaver, 301-415-6236, Kathy.Weaver@nrc.gov [Note: RSVP required at least five days prior to the event. Enter through the One White Flint North building at 11555 Rockville Pike and after registering with security contact Theron Brown at 240-888-9835 to be escorted to the meeting room.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 19, 2016, 9 a.m.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee field hearing on "Examining EPA's Unacceptable Response to Indian Tribes."

City of Phoenix Council Chambers, Phoenix City Hall, 200 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Ariz.

202-224-2251 http://indian.senate.gov [Note: No new date announced.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 19, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Discussion

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on "North Korea: The Human Rights and Security Nexus."

CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Second Floor Conference Room, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242; http://www.csis.org [Note: Media must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org]

Feb. 19, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Book discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a book discussion on "How Africa Works and Must Do Better."

Author Greg Mills, director of the Brenthurst Foundation; Jeffery Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum; and Donald Gips, former United States Ambassador to South Africa

SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 500, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 19, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee field hearing on "Best Practices in Veteran Hiring."

Anderson Township Civic Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

202-225-3527 http://veterans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 19, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

Politico - Discussion

Politico holds its sixth annual State Solutions Conference with "governors from across the country focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex problems."

Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del.; Gov. Matt Mead, R-Wyo.; Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo.; and Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.

Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, 901 K Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Heidi Sommer, 703-842-1132 or 925-708-7409, hsommer@politico.com [Note: RSVP at https://statesolutions16.eventfarm.com/tokens/sessionAllocate?tr=Rgy1L4J32Cxcvh2QpNP9VE1o1ihOyyDPeChq7qTztRbpyDGoRVXd0o ]

Feb. 19, 2016, noon

The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute's Conservative Women's Network - Discussion

The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute's Conservative Women's Network holds a discussion on "Is the United States Ready for ISIS?"

Katharine Gorka, president of the Council on Global Security

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

703-318-0730, info@cblpi.org [Note: RSVP to Camille Hart at chart@cblpi.org.]

Feb. 19, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Low Oil Prices and Economic and Political Stability in Latin America."

Daniel Kerner, practice head for Latin America at the Eurasia Group; Luisa Palacios, head of Latin America at Medley Global Advisers; Lisa Viscidi, program director for energy, climate change, and extractive industries at Inter-American Dialogue; David Goldwyn, chairman of the Atlantic Council's Energy Advisory Group; and Richard Morningstar, founding director of the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 19, 2016, 12:45 p.m.

Resources for the Future (RFF) - Discussion

Resources for the Future (RFF) holds a discussion on "Leadership on Climate Change: How Quebec and States Are Leading on Global Challenges."

Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec; and Phil Sharp, president of Resources for the Future

RFF, 1616 P Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-328-5000; http://www.rff.org/events/event/2016-02/conversation-premier-qu-bec-philippe-couillard

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