SAIS to host Darfur film event with journalist Nick
SAIS will host a film screening and discussion of A
Journey to Darfur with veteran journalist
Nick Clooney at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.
A Journey to Darfur is a documentary
chronicling the 2006 trip made to that region by Clooney
and his actor son, George. The filmmakers' goal was to
shine a light on the modern-day genocide
occurring in this remote and desolate region of Africa.
Following the screening of the film, Peter Lewis,
director of the SAIS African Studies
Program, will moderate a discussion with Clooney, who
is currently the distinguished journalist in residence at
American University's School of Communication. The African
Studies Program is co-hosting this event
with the SAIS International Reporting Project.
The screening will be held in the Nitze Building's
Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates
should RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5676.
'N.Y. Times' White House correspondent at
David Sanger, chief White House correspondent for
The New York Times, is the next speaker
in the Foreign Affairs Symposium, a
series presented by undergraduates on the Homewood
A 25-year veteran of the newspaper, Sanger has been
stationed in New York, Tokyo and, since
1994, in the capital, initially as the chief Washington
economic correspondent. He won Pulitzer Prizes
for his team's reporting on the Challenger shuttle disaster
and on the Clinton White House's attempt
to grapple with exports to China. Sanger's first book,
The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts
and the Challenges to American Power, was published in
January. His talk is scheduled for 8 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 3, in the Glass Pavilion.
Author Vandana Shiva to present Dodge Lecture at
Noted author Vandana Shiva will present the lecture
"Agriculture, Environment and Health" at 4
p.m. on March 3 in Sheldon Hall at the Bloomberg School of Public
Health. The lecture will be followed
by a reception.
Shiva, based in New Delhi, India, is a physicist,
ecological campaigner, women's rights activist
and writer. Her most recent book, Soil Not Oil:
Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, was
published by South End Press in 2008.
Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science,
Technology and Ecology to support
environmental activism. She also directs a program within
RFSTE called Navdanya, aimed at promoting
sustainability and biodiversity via community seed banks
that support organic farming and fair trade.
These efforts improve the livelihood of small food
producers and protect against environmental
Shiva is the recipient of numerous awards, including
the Right Livelihood Award, the Global 500
Award of the United Nations Environment Program and the
Earth Day International Award of the
The Dodge Lecture — which honors alumnus Edward
Dodge, who received his MPH degree in 1967,
and his late wife, Nancy, for their generous support of the
Center for a Livable Future — invites a
distinguished scholar to address the public health
implications of ecosystem change resulting from
personal and policy choices.
World Bank chief economist speaks on China, financial
Justin Yifu Lin, chief economist and senior vice
president at the World Bank, will speak at SAIS
at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.
Lin, who also founded the China Center for Economic
Research at Peking University, will discuss
"China's Response to the Global Financial Crisis" at this
forum hosted by the SAIS China Studies
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to email@example.com or
Barnes & Noble hosts authors Sragow and
Authors of new books for movie buffs and parents of
young children will talk about their works
this week at
Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.
Baltimore Sun film critic Michael Sragow, who
has also written for The New York Times, The
New Yorker, Rolling Stone and The Atlantic, has
written a biography of the legendary director of
Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Victor
Fleming — An American Movie Master unveils why
Fleming, highly sought after in his day, is relatively
unknown today. His talk is at 7 p.m. today, March
Robin Goldstein, a parent educator and specialist in
child development who is an instructor at
the Johns Hopkins School of Education, will discuss her new
reference work, The New Baby Answer
Book: From Birth to Kindergarten, Answers to the Top 150
Questions About Raising a Young Child. A
frequent guest on TV and radio, Goldstein has written
advice pieces for many publications. She will
talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.
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