The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 22, 1999

February 22, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 23

Preventive agent tested in liver cancer
New Hopkins course for gifted teens goes the distance
A&S announces Woodrow Wilson Research Program
Aristotle, Plato guide police studying ethics cases
Researchers pinpoint land mines with great accuracy
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"Angels" opens at Peabody
Novelist E.M. Forster imbued his character Caroline Abbott with these thoughts as she contemplates taking a child from Monteriano, his Italian birthplace, to bring him to the sedate English town of Sawston. No matter how "dull" and "contemptible" Sawston might be, Caroline believes it would be a far better place for the child to grow up in.
   Such feelings lie at the heart of the Peabody production of Forster's novel Where Angels Fear to Tread, a three-act opera that will have its world premiere on Feb. 25 in Friedberg Hall. Angels is a tale about the clash of cultures and the human experience. Set in the hills of Tuscany, Italy, the story revolves around a prim and proper middle-class English family and its brief stay in the fictional town of Monteriano. It is here that the passions and emotions of Italy come head to head with the characters' British sensibility. Full story...

Roger Leeds to head new SAIS effort
Among the countless changes in international affairs over the last couple of decades, one has stood out for Roger Leeds: the dramatically increased interaction between government and the international private sector.
   "Almost every country in the world has adjusted its policies and behavior to encourage more private-sector activity," Leeds said. "As a consequence, public policy-makers and practitioners from the business and financial communities must be able to work constructively across a broad spectrum of complex, often contentious activities."
   Leeds has made a career out of helping governments and businesses do just that. At the same time, he has served as a SAIS adjunct faculty member for almost 20 years, teaching courses dealing with financial markets, privatization and cross-border financial transactions. Full story...

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