The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 2, 1998

Feb. 2, 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 20

All APL phone numbers changed
Latte comes to the library
Successful alums offer career advice to help students plan
India Lowres named interim executive director of Alumni Relations
In Brief
WJHU This Week
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Weekly Notices
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Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

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 five-day visit.
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Meeting Counseling's Changing Roles
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.
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Superpower or Supercop: Debate is On
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 political climate.
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