Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 2, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 2, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 20
Foreign Affairs Symposium Kicks Off Wednesday

Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad, Jordan's ambassador to the United States

By Amy Lunday

Jordan's ambassador to the United States, Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad, is the first of several speakers and panelists heading to the Homewood campus to discuss global leadership in the 21st century, the theme of the 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium.

Prince Zeid's talk kicks off the series at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 4, in 110 Hodson Hall.

An expert in the field of international justice, the prince holds a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins and a doctorate from Cambridge. He was previously Jordan's permanent representative to the United Nations.

Also visiting campus this spring are New York Times chief White House correspondent David Sanger (March 3), Carnegie Endowment senior associate and Dangerous Nation author Robert Kagan (March 11), CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen (April 1), renowned photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood (April 21) and Economist editor in chief John Micklethwait (TBA).

The symposium schedule includes several panel discussions on various topics such as the global financial crisis (March 31) and disasters around the world (April 6), as well as panels about the crisis in Darfur and President George W. Bush's foreign policy legacy (TBA).

Each year, the undergraduates behind the symposium bring to campus influential, distinguished and high-powered individuals from the world of politics, academia and the media. This year's co-chairs, all in the International Studies Program within the Department of Political Science in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, are juniors Michael Glenwick and Laila Ameri, and sophomores Jonathan Jacobs and Claire Cravero.

For more on the Foreign Affairs Symposium, go to


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