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February 19, 2001
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Mustafa Ahmed
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2001 Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign Affairs

Ralph Nader, George Soros and Newt Gingrich are slated to highlight this year's Johns Hopkins Symposium on Foreign Affairs, one of the most distinguished university lecture series in the region. Each speaker will address a different aspect of the theme, "Interconnections: The Interaction of Developed and Developing Nations."

"This symposium offers a unique opportunity to members of both the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore communities to learn from and interact with speakers who have made an impact in the United States and across the world," symposium co-chair Arati Shroff said.

Foreign Affairs Symposium co-directors Arati Shroff and Mustafa Ahmed.

Ralph Nader, last year's Green party candidate for president of the United States, kicks off the 2001 Symposium on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 North Charles St. in Baltimore. All events are free and open to the public.

Nader, a consumer advocate and lawyer, will talk about "The Problems and Consequences of Globalization." As an author, Nader first gained recognition in 1965 from his book Unsafe at Any Speed and since then created prominent consumer groups Public Citizen and the Public Interest Research Group.

Formed in 1997, the JHU Symposium on Foreign Affairs has become one of the leading events on the university's calendar. Undergraduate students comprise the staff of the symposium and they develop every aspect of the event from recruiting speakers to raising funds to selecting the topics for discussion.

This year's theme stems from the continual discussion of the impacts of globalization. The symposium hopes to address important matters from emerging economic markets, to rapid advances in technology, to the rising importance of multilateral organizations. The rest of the symposium schedule is as follows:

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, March 28, 8 p.m., Garrett Room
Phyllis Bennis, a research fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
The Ramifications of Sanctions on Iraq

April [TBA], Shriver Hall
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Age of Transition and the Technological Revolution

April [TBA], Shriver Hall
George Soros, an international financier.
Multinational Corporations and the Expansion of International Trade

Additional speakers are subject to be added to the schedule. To learn more about the 2001 JHU Symposium on Foreign Affairs, and for continual updates, visit its web site at www.jhu.edu/~symposia.

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