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Feb. 12, 2016, 3 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, 3:30 a.m.

Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census

Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services for January 2016

1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-482-2235; http://www.census.gov/econ/www

Feb. 12, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census

Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales for December 2015

1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-482-2235; http://www.census.gov/econ/www

Feb. 12, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes for January 2016

200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-606-5902

Feb. 12, 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. 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, 5:30 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

G-50 Dirksen 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, 7:15 a.m.

Hillary For America - Conference call briefing

Hillary For America holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 12:15 p.m., with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to discuss the "Commander-in-Chief Gap in the Democratic Primary."

None given

press@hillaryclinton.com [Note: RSVP for call-in information to http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/2AQXMLK03PR887RY ]

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 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, 8:15 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, 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 American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) - Event

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the law school's new Tenley Campus.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Neil Kerwin, president of AU; Claudio Grossman, dean of AU WCL; Dean's Advisory Council Members Kenneth Lore and Stephen Weinstein; and Student Bar Association President Amanda Molina

AU WCL, 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Claudio Grossman Hall, Washington, D.C.

Maria Mikey, 202-274-4276, mmikey@wcl.american.edu or secle@wcl.american.edu; http://www.american.edu/media

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 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, 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. 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, 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. 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.

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, 10 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, 10 a.m.

Agriculture Department, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Agriculture Department, National Agricultural Statistics Service N. American Potatoes Report; and Peanut Prices Report

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

800-727-9540; http://www.usda.gov/nass/

Feb. 12, 2016, 10:15 a.m.

Jobs With Justice, D.C. Jobs With Justice, UFCW Local 400 and ROC United - Rally

Jobs With Justice, D.C. Jobs With Justice, UFCW Local 400 and ROC United hold a march and rally of men and women working in retail and service positions "to demand better wages and just hours in D.C."

Outside the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Carlos Jimenez, carlos@jwj.org [Note: Protesters will march from the Hyatt Regency and conclude with a rally in Franklin Square Park about 4:45 p.m.]

Feb. 12, 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. 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, 11 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, 11:15 a.m.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board Assets, Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the U.S.

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

202-452-3206

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

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz - Conference call briefing

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 4:15 p.m., with Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr after a signing ceremony for a collaborative agreement at the North American Energy Ministers Meeting.

Winnipeg, Canada

202-586-4940 [Note: Call-in, 613-960-7526 or 877-413-4814; password, 8930431]

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

Restaurant Opportunity Centers United - Rally

Restaurant Opportunity Centers United holds a rally to call on the D.C. Chamber of Commerce to drop its "suit to block a minimum wage increase for Washingtonians."

In front of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, 506 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Tim Rusch, 917-399-0236, ruschtk@gmail.com

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, noon

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Daily Treasury Statement

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

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. 12, 2016, 3 p.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, 3 p.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 ]

Looking Ahead

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, 5 a.m.

The National Park Foundation - Event

The National Park Foundation holds an event to announce "a major philanthropic gift to the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks to repair the Lincoln Memorial, expand access and educational opportunities, and reveal areas not currently seen by the public."

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell; David Rubenstein, philanthropist and businessman; National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis; National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks Al Baldwin; and National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Gay Vietzke

National Mall, Steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Mike Litterst, 202-245-4676 or 202-306-4166, mike_litterst@nps.gov [Note: All information is embargoed until 9:30 a.m. February 15. Credentialed media only, who will be given one-time-only access to the memorial's undercroft. RSVP required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iMgXrxXHu9YaWFsi4XADHfovBQbypDzQQSOjDADrJvE/formrestricted by noon Saturday, February 13, 2016 . Wear sturdy shoes if you plan to go in the undercroft. In case of inclement weather, the announcement will be held in the ballroom of the South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Ave NW.]

Feb. 15, 2016, 6 a.m.

We The People For Sensible Gun Laws - Rally

We The People For Sensible Gun Laws holds a demonstration calling on Congress to "recognize the nexus between domestic abuse and gun violence"; "require universal background checks"; "require gun safety training"; "reinstate the assault weapons ban"; "ban high capacity ammunition magazines"; "recognize this is a public health emergency"; and "provide research funds into causes and solutions to gun violence."

In front of the White House, Lafayette Square side, Washington, D.C.

Everymonday52@gmail.com [Note: Rally will occur weather permitting.]

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, 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 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, 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, 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. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) - Discussion

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) holds a discussion on "Perspectives on Transparency, Human Rights and Civil Society in Angola."

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Todd Haskell; Angolan Ambassador to the United States Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto; Rafael Marques de Morais, director of Maka Angola; and Princeton Lyman, member of the board of directors of 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 to press@ned.org ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 5 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., chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee

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

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

Feb. 16, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "New Frameworks for Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism," examining "civilian-led initiatives to counter the spread of the Islamic State and other violent extremist groups."

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken; retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen; and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Brookings senior fellows

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Saul/Zilkha Room, 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, 6 a.m.

The Library of Congress (LOC) - Discussion

The Library of Congress (LOC) holds a discussion and slide show of more than 94,650 photographs and slides, 350 hours of recordings and 1,200 hours of videotape from the Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) in Kabul depicting Afghanistan in the years during and since the Russian invasion (1979-1989).

Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao; former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Peter Tomsen; State Department Chief of Afghanistan and Pakistan Grant Programs Vitessa del Prete; AMRC Director Haji Seyyed Daud; Gregory Lukow, chief of the LOC Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division; and Mary-Jane Deeb, chief of the LOC African and Middle Eastern Division

LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.

Audrey Fischer, 202-707-0022; http://www.loc.gov/today [Note: The event is by invitation only. RSVP required.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Auction of 4-week Treasury Bills.

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

America Votes - Summit

America Votes holds its 2016 State Summit, February 16-17.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

Liz Accola Meunier, 202-962-7254, eaccola@americavotes.org; http://americavotes.org/summit_page/state-summit [Note: The event is closed press.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus - Briefing

The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus holds a briefing on "Counting on Your Sleep: Health and Dietary Supplements."

Michael Grandner, director of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Sleep and Health Program

2203 Rayburn House Office Building

Anthony Wroblewski, 202-204-7677, awroblewski@crnusa.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

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

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.

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, 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, 9:30 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, 9:30 a.m.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board Selected interest rates weekly release

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

202-452-3206

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

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

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

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, 11:15 a.m.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board Foreign Exchange Rates for previous week

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

202-452-3206

Feb. 16, 2016, 11:30 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 "Race, Class and Community: Democratizing Higher Education in America."

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, 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, noon

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, noon

American Petroleum Institute

American Petroleum Institute Brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories.

1220 L St NW, Washington, D.C.

202-682-8114

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration Coal News & Markets Report and Weekly New York Mercantile Exchange Coal Futures

1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

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

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration

Energy Department, Energy Information Administration Weekly Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update.

1000 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.

202-586-8800 http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

Feb. 16, 2016, noon

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Daily Treasury Statement

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

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.

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, 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, 3:30 p.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, 4 p.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, 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. 16, 2016, 7 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. 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, midnight

The Commerce and Treasury Departments - Event

The Commerce and Treasury Departments hold the second round of the U.S.-Cuba Regulatory Dialogue.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca

Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-482-4883, publicaffairs@doc.gov [Note: Time TBA. RSVP required. Only the opening remarks of Secretary Pritzker and Minister Malmierca are open to the press during the two day event.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 3:15 a.m.

Federal Computer Week - Event

Federal Computer Week holds an event on "Unified Security: Strengthening the Cyber Ecosystem."

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

Ted Chase, 703-944-2188, tchase@1105media.com [Note: Register at https://fcw.com/cybersecurity2016 ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 3:15 a.m.

The Homeland Security Cyber Security Division (CSD) - Workshop

The Homeland Security Cyber Security Division (CSD) holds its "Research and Development Showcase and Technical Workshop," February 17-19.

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-282-8000; http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/R%26D%20Showcase%20and%20Technical%20Workshop.pdf

Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Federal Networks - Conference

Federal Networks holds its 29th annual conference, February 17-18.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, Va.

703-734-7050 [Note: Register at http://www.telestrategies.com/fednetworks/index.htm ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 4 a.m.

America Votes - Summit

America Votes holds its 2016 State Summit, February 16-17.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

Liz Accola Meunier, 202-962-7254, eaccola@americavotes.org; http://americavotes.org/summit_page/state-summit [Note: The event is closed press.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 4 a.m.

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) - Symposium

The American University (AU) Washington College of Law (WCL) holds a symposium on "Human Rights, Law and Security in the Information Age."

AU WCL, 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Grossman Hall, Terrace Level, Washington, D.C.

Megan Smith, 202-274-4276, megans@wcl.american.edu; or 202-274-4075, secle@wcl.american.edu [Note: Register at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.cfm ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

Expose Facts, Reporters Without Borders, and RootsAction.org - News conference

Expose Facts, Reporters Without Borders, and RootsAction.org hold a news conference to release a petition urging President Obama to pardon CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling.

Cornel West, professor at Union Theological Seminar; John Kiriakou, CIA whistleblower; Jesselyn Radack, director of the ExposeFacts Whistleblower and Source Protection Program; Delphine Halgand, U.S. director of Reporters Without Borders; and Tim Karr, senior director of strategy at the Free Press

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

Sam Husseini, 202-347-0021, sam@accuracy.org

Feb. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Meeting

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) holds a meeting of the Board of Directors.

FDIC, 550 17th Street NW, Sixth Floor, Board Room, Washington, D.C.

Robert Feldman, 202-898-7043 [Note: Webcast at https://fdic.primetime.mediaplatform.com/#!/channel/1232003497484/Board+Meetings ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program - News conference

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on "The Passionate and Polarized Politics of Autism."

John Donovan, correspondent at ABC News, and Caren Zucker, journalist and television producer, co-authors of "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism"; and John Elder Robison, neurodiversity expert and author of "Look Me in the Eye"

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

Jamie Horwitz, 202-549-4921, jhdcpr@starpower.net

Feb. 17, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Media Matters for America and the Advancement Project - Discussion

Media Matters for America and the Advancement Project hold a discussion on "Rhetoric Impact, Real Consequences: How Media Criminalize Youths of Color."

Mervyn Mercano, co-founder of Blackbird; Danielle Belton, associate editor of The Root; Judith Brown, co-director of the Advancement Project; and Christina Lopez, researcher at Media Matters for America

Media Matters for America, 455 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C.

202-772-8195, press@mediamatters.org; http://www.advancementproject.org/content/home

Feb. 17, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. - Conference call briefing

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 11:30 a.m., to discuss the findings of an investigation "exposing unreported deaths caused by the FDA-approved medical device, Essure, as well as legal complaints alleging illegal kickbacks from the manufacturer to doctors."

Madris Tomes, founder and CEO of Device Events; and Amanda Dykeman and Angie Firmalino, women who claim they were harmed by Essure

None given

Aaron Clark, 215-579-8102 [Note: RSVP for call-in information.]

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, 8:30 a.m.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NERC) (F.R. Page 7377) - Meeting

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NERC) (F.R. Page 7377) holds a meeting of the Audit Committee.

NeighborWorks America-Gramlich Boardroom, 999 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Bryson, 202-760-4101, jbryson@nw.org

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 a.m.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Discussion

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on "Strengthening European Union-U.S. Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region."

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, 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.

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, 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, 10 a.m.

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NERC) (F.R. Page 7377) - Meeting

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NERC) (F.R. Page 7377) holds a meeting of the Board of Directors.

NeighborWorks America-Gramlich Boardroom, 999 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Bryson, 202-760- 4101, jbryson@nw.org

Topics: Federal Agencies
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, noon

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, noon

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, noon

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, 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, 2:30 p.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, 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, 3:15 a.m.

Federal Networks - Conference

Federal Networks holds its 29th annual Federal Networks 2016 conference, February 17-18.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, Va.

703-734-7050 [Note: Register at http://www.telestrategies.com/fednetworks/index.htm ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Homeland Security Cyber Security Division - Workshop

The Homeland Security Cyber Security Division holds its Research and Development Showcase and Technical Workshop," February 17-19.

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-282-8000; http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/R%26D%20Showcase%20and%20Technical%20Workshop.pdf

Feb. 18, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington - Event

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Indonesian National Defense Forces Commander-in-Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo

Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington Va.

202-685-4645, usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.mediadesk-omb@mail.mil [Note: Media must RSVP by 10 a.m. February 17.]

Feb. 18, 2016, 4 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, 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, 4 a.m.

Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) (F.R. Page 7325) - Meeting

Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) (F.R. Page 7325) holds a meeting to discuss buildings, parks and memorials.

The National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Judiciary Square, Suite 312, Washington, D.C.

202-504-2200, cfastaff@cfa.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 18, 2016, 4 a.m.

House Ways and Means ranking member Sander Levin, D-Mich. - Event

House Ways and Means ranking member Sander Levin, D-Mich. delivers remarks on trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, at a Christian Science Monitor event.

St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Kevin Parker, 202-226-3354, Kevin.Parker@mail.house.gov [Note: RSVP required to breakfast@csps.com]

Feb. 18, 2016, 4 a.m.

U.S. Telecom Association - Forum

U.S. Telecom Association holds a National Cybersecurity Policy Forum, focusing on "initiatives underway and how they contribute to the fabric of national cyber policy."

U.S. Telecom Association, 607 14th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.

202-326-7300 [Note: Register at https://www.ustelecom.org/events-education/executive-education/national-cybersecurity-policy-forum-2016 ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 6 a.m.

The White House - Event

The White House holds an event to honor members of the Chicago Blackhawks for their 2015 Stanley Cup victory and to "continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities."

President Barack Obama

The White House

202-456-2580 [Note: Media must RSVP at https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/media-rsvp-president-obama-honor-2015-stanley-cup-champion-chicago-blackhawks-white-house by noon February 17. Those without a White House hard pass must RSVP at https://events.whitehouse.gov/form?rid=X6P87F9X6T ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management - Event

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management holds a "Women in Technology: Government Leaders Speak" program.

Phaedra Chrousos, associate administrator in the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies; EPA Chief Information Office Ann Dunkin; Homeland Security Enterprise Business Management Office Executive Director Carlene Ileto; Acting HHS Chief Information Officer Beth Killoran; FEMA Chief Information Officer Adrian Gardner

Clyde's at Gallery Place, 707 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

703-778-4646

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, 8:30 a.m.

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

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a discussion on "The U.S.-Cuba Bilateral Relationship."

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of USCC

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

202-463-5682, press@uschamber.com; http://www.uschamber.com/events [Note: RSVP to Chris Hoyler at choyler@uschamber.com]

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, 9:30 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 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, 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, 10:30 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, 11 a.m.

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) - Discussion

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) holds a "Trans-Pacific Partnership (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; or Trevor Kincaid, TKincaid@ustr.eop.gov; 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, 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, noon

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, noon

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, noon

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, 12:45 p.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, 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 p.m.

The Georgetown University Law Center's National Security Law Society - Discussion

The Georgetown University Law Center's National Security Law Society holds a discussion on "Deterrence in the Cyber Realm: Challenges and Opportunities in U.S. Law and Policy."

Deputy State Department Coordinator for Cyber Issues Michele Markoff; James Lewis, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Strategic Technologies Program; Peter Pascucci, chief of operational and international law at the U.S. Cyber Command; and Mary DeRose, professor at Georgetown Law

Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue NW, McDonough Hall, Room 202, Washington, D.C.

Gerar Mazarakis, 650-279-2197, gm775@georgetown.edu; http://www.law.georgetown.edu [Note: RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/JDfz1mh06h - Webcast at http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts ]

Feb. 18, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The American Center for Physics (ACP) - Book discussion

The American Center for Physics (ACP) holds a book discussion on "Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters."

Author Kate Brown, professor of history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County

ACP, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, Md.

301-209-3000; http://www.acp.org

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, 2 p.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, 2 p.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, 2 p.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, 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, 4:45 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. 18, 2016, 6:15 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. 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 National Association of Counties - Conference

The National Association of Counties hosts its "2016 Legislative Conference", February 19-24.

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

202-942-4292, nacomeetings@naco.org; http://www.naco.org/sites/default/files/event_attachments/SpouseGuestRegistrationForm.pdf

Feb. 19, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Alliance for Health Reform (AHR) - News conference

The Alliance for Health Reform (AHR) holds a news conference on state health initiatives.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Marilyn Serafini, vice president for policy at the Alliance for Health Reform; and Alan Weil, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs

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

202-789-2300, info@allhealth.org; http://www.allhealth.org/briefthankyou.asp?registered=1&briefid=385&nam=Daybook%20Editor

Feb. 19, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Practicing Law Institute - Seminar

The Practicing Law Institute holds a seminar on "The Securities and Exchange Commission Speaks in 2016," February 19-20.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

212-824-5700, media@pli.edu; http://pli.edu/Content/Seminar/The_SEC_Speaks_in_2016/_/N-4kZ1z11ij0?ID=259415

Feb. 19, 2016, 4 a.m.

Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) (F.R. Page 7499) - Meeting

Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) (F.R. Page 7499) holds a meeting.

National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 11th Floor, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C.

Gerson Gomez, 202-376-8371, publicaffairs@usccr.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 19, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

International Trade Commission (USITC) (F.R. Page 7587) - Meeting

International Trade Commission (USITC) (F.R. Page 7587) holds a meeting to vote on Inv. Nos. 701-TA-551-553 and 731-TA-1307-1308, Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires from China, India, and Sri Lanka, and is scheduled to complete and file its determinations on February 22, 2016; and Inv. Nos. 701-TA-469 and 731-TA-1168, Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from China, and is scheduled to completed and file its determinations and views of the Commission on February 29, 2016

USITC, 500 E Street SW, Room 101, Washington, D.C.

202-205-2000

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 19, 2016, 5 a.m.

Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology Reginald Brothers - Remarks

Homeland Security Undersecretary for Science and Technology Reginald Brothers delivers remarks on "the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to national security and why more youths should consider STEM careers," as part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Nifty Fifty Program.

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, D.C.

Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609, shawn_flaherty@creativestratpr.com

Feb. 19, 2016, 5 a.m.

Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies - Symposium

Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies holds its 2016 Transatlantic Policy Symposium on "Divided Europe? Straining the Limits of Unity."

Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Copley Formal Lounge, Washington, D.C.

202-687-4328, gucomm@georgetown.edu [Note: Register at http://guevents.georgetown.edu/event/2016_transatlantic_policy_symposium_divided_europe_straining_the_limits_of_unity#.VrzeilIo6zc ]

Feb. 19, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "Climate and Clean Energy: Why Young Americans Are Taking Notice and Taking Action."

Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa.; Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I.; Tom Steyer, founder of NextGen Climate; Lucia Oliva Hennelly, campaign manager at EDF New Climate Partnerships; Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund; and Layla Zaidane, managing director of CAP's Generation Progress

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. 19, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Aspen Institute - Book discussion

The Aspen Institute holds a book discussion on "The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America."

Author Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University

Aspen Institute, 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C.

202-736-2299; http://www.aspeninstitute.org [Note: The event is by invitation only. Media must RSVP.]

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 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, 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, 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, 10 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, 10:30 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Who We Really Are: A Conversation with Syrian Refugees in America."

Taha Bali, assistant in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (Homs, Syria); Kassem Eid, activist for Syria and Syrian refugees (Damascus, Syria); Qutaiba Idlbi, activist for Syria (Damascus, Syria); Mariela Shaker, concert violinist (Aleppo, Syria); and Robert McKenzie and Leon Wieseltier, Brookings fellows

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Saul/Zilkha Room, Washington, D.C.

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

Feb. 19, 2016, 11 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, 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

Feb. 19, 2016, 2 p.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. 20, 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. 20, 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. 20, 2016, 3 a.m.

The National Association of Counties - Conference

The National Association of Counties hosts its "2016 Legislative Conference", February 19-24.

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

202-942-4292, nacomeetings@naco.org; http://www.naco.org/sites/default/files/event_attachments/SpouseGuestRegistrationForm.pdf

Feb. 20, 2016, 3:45 a.m.

The Practicing Law Institute - Seminar

The Practicing Law Institute holds a seminar on "The Securities and Exchange Commission Speaks in 2016," February 19-20.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

212-824-5700, media@pli.edu; http://pli.edu/Content/Seminar/The_SEC_Speaks_in_2016/_/N-4kZ1z11ij0?ID=259415

Feb. 20, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Governors Association - Meeting

The National Governors Association holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 20-22.

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

Elena Waskey, 202-624-7787, ewaskey@nga.org [Note: Register at http://meetings.nga.org/cms/wm16;jsessionid=81C0FF880E3FFCFA73B198D17632B1AB ]

Feb. 20, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The Politics and Prose Bookstore - Book discussion

The Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on "The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America."

Author Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University

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

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

Feb. 20, 2016, 12:15 p.m.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Discussion

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds a discussion on "Surprises in the Outer Solar System."

Matthew Holman, senior astrophysicist for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and interim director of the Minor Planet Center

National Air and Space Museum, 600 Independence Avenue SW, Albert Einstein Planetarium, Washington, D.C.

Alison Mitchell, 202-633-2376, mitchellac@si.edu; https://airandspace.si.edu/events/detail.cfm?id=19275

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