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— Media Advisory —
The Economic Crisis and Natural Disasters:
Two Topical Panel Discussions at Johns Hopkins

March 31, 2009
TO: Assignment editors, reporters
FROM: Amy Lunday | 443-287-9960 | acl@jhu.edu
RE: The economic crisis and natural disasters — Two topical panel discussions at Johns Hopkins
WHEN: 8 p.m. on both Tuesday, March 31 and Monday, April 6
WHERE: Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus
3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore

The student-run 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium is bringing economic and environmental experts to campus for two panel discussions this week and next.

On Tuesday, March 31, the topic of discussion will be how the global economic crisis reached this point and whether the measures taken to resolve the crisis be enough. The panel will feature Robert Barbera, executive vice president and chief economist at Investment Technology Group and a professor in the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins; Albert Kyle, professor of economics at the University of Maryland; and Willem Buiter, professor of European political economy for the London School of Economics and columnist for the Financial Times.

On Monday, April 6, panelists will focus on the physical and mental toll disasters like Hurricane Katrina have on people and what we can learn from the way such crises were handled. Panelists include Brian Mcadoo, associate professor of earth science at Vassar College; Jonathan Borak, a clinical professor of epidemiology and public health and associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale University, and an adjunct associate professor of occupational Medicine at Johns Hopkins; and Cami McCormick, a CBS News correspondent who has covered many catastrophic environmental disasters, including Hurricane Katrina.

Both events are free, open to the public and take place at 8 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion.