Back from Cuba
Johns Hopkins students visited Cuba to study the nation's history
and ended up witnessing it.
On an exchange trip in January, 16 Hopkins
undergraduates walked the crumbling yet regal streets of Havana
during Pope John Paul II's first trip to Cuba, a once-officially
atheistic nation ostracized by the anti-communist pontiff. The
Cuba Exchange Program, which has sponsored two other
undergraduate trips to the island nation, scheduled its
intersession seminar this year to coincide with the pope's
Meeting Counseling's Changing
Mark Ginsberg would like to see the social stigma of mental
health counseling erased. He would also like to see counseling
readily available to everyone who needs it.
To that end, the new chair of the Department of
Counseling and Human Services in the Division of Education at the
School of Continuing
Studies is doing his part to prepare counseling professionals
to work in a variety of non-traditional settings.
Superpower or Supercop: Debate is
In September 1990, after Iraq invaded Kuwait, President George
Bush announced the beginning of a "new world order." By promptly
following this statement with an American-led coalition to repel
Saddam Hussein's aggression, Bush signaled the beginning of a new
era of American international intervention.
Many argue that American foreign policy has not
consistently adhered to this new doctrine of world mediation
through intrusive intervention, varying its intent as well as its
actions in a variety of scenarios including campaigns in Somalia,
Haiti and Bosnia. At the same time, congressional efforts to
lessen America's participation in the international arena has the
potential to alter drastically the country's power and influence.
These variables combine to make it more difficult than ever for
the United States to agree on an appropriate political stance
between isolationism and interventionism.
The 1998 Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign
Affairs, "Superpower or Supercop? America's Response to the New
World Order," will provide a forum for discourse on America's
difficult position in the wake of the changing international
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