James Hoge, editor of 'Foreign Affairs,' to speak at
James F. Hoge Jr., editor of Foreign Affairs,
will give a talk this week at
SAIS called "From
Europe to Asia: America's Shifting Priorities." Fouad
Ajami, director of the SAIS Middle East Studies Program and
a Foreign Affairs editorial board member and
contributing writer, will moderate the event, scheduled for
5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, in the Nitze Building's
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 1992, Hoge
served as a Washington correspondent, editor in chief and
publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times and then as
publisher and president of The New York Daily News.
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international affairs and foreign policy.
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JHU among area's top producers of Peace Corps
Johns Hopkins currently has 22 alumni serving as
volunteers or trainees for the Peace Corps, a number that
gives it a No. 11 ranking in the mid-Atlantic states
recruiting area. Of the 184 four-year colleges and
universities ranked, the perennial top producers are the
University of Virginia (75), the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill (69) and Georgetown University
Snyder to give GBC talk about moving science off the bench
Sol Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor of
Psychiatry in the School of Medicine,
will speak as part of the Greater Baltimore Committee's
bioscience series from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 22,
in suite 1700, 111 S. Calvert St.
Snyder will discuss what it takes to move a product
from bench science to commercial application. The talk is
open to JHU employees, all of whom are GBC members; the
cost for the breakfast meeting is $25. To attend, contact
Nancy Marks at 410-727-2820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAIS African Studies Program honors former director
The 23rd Annual Conference of the African Studies
Program at SAIS,
held last week, was billed as "A Tribute to the Scholarship
of I. William Zartman." Zartman is director of the SAIS
Conflict Management Program and former director of the SAIS
African Studies Program.
Scholars from academia, government and NGOs presented
their reflections on Zartman's work related to Maghred
studies, sub-Saharan Africa, negotiation theory,
international relations and conflict resolution.
SAIS, Turkish group hold event on Islam, secularism,
Turkey's Journalists and Writers Foundation will co-host
"Islam, Secularism and Democracy: The Turkish Experience"
today, April 19, and Tuesday, April 20. The conference will
examine the relevance of Turkey's secular, Muslim and
democratic attributes for the larger Islamic world in
today's post-Sept. 11 environment.
The event serves as this year's "Abant Platform," an
annual forum that brings together prominent Turkish
intellectuals from diverse ideological backgrounds to
discuss political and social matters. This is the first
time the program will be held outside Turkey and that
Turkish participants will be joined by American
Mehmet Aydin, Turkey's minister of state in charge of
religious affairs, will give Monday's keynote address. On
Tuesday, Ali Babacan, Turkey's minister of state in charge
of economic affairs, and Kemal Dervis, vice chairman of the
Republican People's Party, will give opening remarks, and
more than 40 panelists will participate in round-tables.
SAIS will provide on-demand Web video coverage shortly
after the event's completion. For more about the event or
to access the Webcast, go to
Sounds of the Caribbean come to Shriver on
With steel drums and percussion instruments, the trio
Goombay will lead a musical tour of the Caribbean on April
21, when it headlines Homewood's Wednesday Noon Series.
The performance includes music of the islands, from Jamaica
to Cuba; dance; and a discussion of the multilingual
character of the islands. The event begins at noon in
Shriver Hall Auditorium.
Duo Paganini to give final concert in season's Evergreen
The Evergreen Concert Series wraps up for the season
on Friday, April 23, with a performance by Duo Paganini,
named in honor of violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini
Violinist/violist Nancy Bean, assistant concertmaster
of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and guitarist Allen Krantz,
director of the guitar program at Temple University, will
perform at 8 p.m. in the Bakst Theatre at Evergreen.
Duo Paganini's repertoire ranges from Bach and
early-19th-century Italian to Spanish, French and
contemporary works, and its programs often feature original
arrangements and compositions by Krantz. The pair's
performance at Evergreen will feature works by Paganini,
Barrios, Schubert, Krantz and Piazzolla.
A reception with the artists follows the performance.
Tickets are $15 per person; Evergreen fellows, associates
and sponsors are admitted free with one guest to two
concerts each season. Seating is limited. To make
reservations or for information, call 410-516-0341 or go to
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