It’s your look at the new and noteworthy in the week ahead, it's your Capital Rundown for the week of March 25, 2012.
On Monday, General John Allen, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will discuss the current state of the war in Afghanistan as the U.S. moves closer to troop drawdowns next year. That's at 10 a.m. at the Brookings Institution on Massachusetts Avenue.
Tuesday, March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in what could be a landmark same sex marriage case: Hollingsworth v. Perry. It examines if California's Proposition 8, defining marriage between as only between a man and woman, is constitutional. The case will be heard at the Supreme Court Building at 10 a.m.
On Wednesday, March 27, the Hudson Institute hosts a forum on the rising tide of violence against Christians in non-Christian nations. They will be discussing human rights violations by governments who have sanctioned religious persecution. That is at noon at 1015 15th Street, NW.
Thursday, March 28 the U.S.’s use of drones and its effect on Pakistani-U.S. relations will be the subject of a speech by Akbar Ahmed, the former Pakistani ambassador to Great Britain. That's at noon at the National Press Club on 14th Street, NW.
On Friday, March 29, George Washington University hosts its annual Women’s Leadership Conference, focusing on how women can build on the central roles they have reached on local, national and international stages. That's at GWU's Mount Vernon campus at 8:30 a.m.
And that's your Capital Rundown for the week. Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #capitalrundown.