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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 19, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 31
In Brief


James Hoge, editor of 'Foreign Affairs,' to speak at SAIS

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 Kenney Auditorium.

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. Foreign Affairs is the premier journal on international affairs and foreign policy.

Non-SAIS affilitates who want to attend should RSVP to 202-663-5636 or


JHU among area's top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

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 (44).


Snyder to give GBC talk about moving science off the bench

Sol Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and 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


SAIS African Studies Program honors former director Zartman

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, democracy

SAIS and 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 colleagues.

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 Wednesday

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 series

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 (1782-1840).

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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