Events for December 8, 2006

Columbia University research scholar and former White House aide Gary Sick discusses “Is a U.S. Military Clash with Iran Inevitable?” at the Columbia Club.

The newly appointed board of the Chinatown/Lower East Side Empire Zone will hold their first meeting.

The National Press Club in DC hosts “Hillary and the Presidency: Ethics, Policy and ‘Bill.’”

Malcolm Smith announces upcoming legislative meeting on police procedures and community relations in response to the shooting of Sean Bell at Thomasina’s in St. Albans, Queens.

Stephen Berger discusses the NYS Commission on Health Care’s report on hospital closings at the Grand Hyatt.

Silda Wall Spitzer, Christine Quinn and Joel Klein speak at the Second Annual Hispanic Education Summit at Baruch College.

NYC DOT and Transportation Alternatives unveil new signs and pavement markings to promote safe cycling on Grand Street and East Broadway.

The New York State Urban Development Corporation meets at Empire State Development Corporation headquarters.

Carolyn Ho, mother of Lt. Ehren Watada, charged with refusing to deploy to Iraq, holds a press conference with peace activists at Church Center in UN Plaza.

Peter King keynotes New York Institute of Technology’s conference on “Homeland Security: Safety, Immigration and Port Security” at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury.

—Nicole Brydson