Jack Germond, author, political columnist, to give IPS
Political columnist and author Jack Germond will speak
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Shriver Hall Clipper
Room on the Homewood campus. The talk is part of the Institute for Policy Studies' Press and
Public Policy seminar series, which spotlights the common
ground between those who study and those who report on
domestic policy issues.
Germond, who has covered every presidential campaign
since 1960, will share his thoughts about the domestic
policy implications of the upcoming presidential elections.
After his lecture, he will sign copies of his new book,
Fat Man Fed Up: How American Politics Went Bad.
A former nationally syndicated columnist for the
Baltimore Sun, Germond was also the Gannett bureau
chief in Washington and a columnist and editor for The
Washington Star. He first appeared on Meet the Press in
1972 and has been a regular on the Today Show, CNN and The
McLaughlin Group. He now serves as a panelist on WUSA-TV's
Inside Washington and writes occasional newspaper pieces.
Because seating is limited, R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author David Horowitz to talk on 'The Case for Free
David Horowitz, a nationally recognized author, civil
rights advocate and political commentator, is the next
scheduled speaker in the Milton S.
Eisenhower Symposium. He will discuss "America's
Ideals: The Case for Free Speech" at 8 p.m. on Tuesday,
Oct. 19, in Homewood's Shriver Hall.
In the 1960s, Horowitz founded the New Left movement
and went on to author many books, including The Politics
of Bad Faith, The Art of Political War and Radical
Son, his autobiography. He currently serves as
president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture,
which supports his campaigns and his online newsmagazine
He is also the founder of Students for Academic
Freedom, a national alliance of student organizations
committed to encouraging intellectual diversity and
academic freedom at colleges and universities in the United
States. He has been seen on Nightline, Crossfire, Today,
Good Morning America, C-SPAN, CNBC, Fox News Channel and
CBS This Morning and regularly appears on the Dennis Miller
SAIS hosts conference on role of sports in international
To kick off a series of events to be held worldwide in
observance of the International Year of Sport in 2005,
SAIS will host a
daylong conference called "More Than Just a Game: The Role
of Sports in International Relations." The conference, to
be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, in
the Nitze Building, is sponsored by the Swiss Foundation
for World Affairs at SAIS.
In recent years, the value of sports in grassroots
peace-building activities — and on a more elite
level, as a bridge to diplomatic efforts — has been
increasingly recognized. Considered moments of triumph, for
instance, were the 1971 table tennis tournament between
China and the United States and the joint hosting of the
2002 Soccer World Cup in Korea and Japan. The purpose of
this conference is to discuss how sports can make the
difference in peace building and diplomacy.
The keynote address will be given by Adolf Ogi, the
former president of Switzerland and now special adviser to
the U.N. Secretary General on Sports for Development and
Peace. Non-SAIS affiliates who wish to attend should
email@example.com or 202-663-5938.
The Loyal Opposition troupe plays politics for
The Loyal Opposition — the well-known troupe of
political satirists — pays a timely visit to the
Homewood campus on Wednesday, Oct. 20, just weeks before
the presidential election.
"A Political Sketch Comedy," part of the Office of
Special Events' Wednesday Noon Series, is billed by its
players as "cutting satire, raucous comedy and quick-witted
improvisations." This performance, which takes place at
noon in Homewood's Shriver Hall, is co-sponsored by Theatre Hopkins.
Gearhart to participate in public discourse on stem cell
Two leading voices on stem cell research will discuss
the science, ethics and politics behind the controversial
topic at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Goucher College's
Heubeck Multipurpose Room. The free public discussion is
one of a series of events at Goucher College that focus on
issues of influence to the 2004 presidential election.
The featured speakers are John Gearhart of the Johns
School of Medicine and Eve Herold of the Stem Cell
Research Foundation in Maryland.
School of Public Health answers questions about flu
The School of Public Health has posted online a series
of questions and answers addressing the current flu vaccine
shortage. It can be found at
Dale Cathell, the speaker for the Nov. 8 lecture in
the All Politics Is Local series at Homewood, is a judge on
the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.
His affiliation was incorrect in the Oct. 11 issue. His
topic will be "Is Justice Color-blind? Perceptions and
Realities in the Criminal Justice System." The talk is at 8
p.m. in Mudd Hall Auditorium.
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