Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 2, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 2, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 24
In Brief


SAIS to host Darfur film event with journalist Nick Clooney

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 or 202-663-5676.


'N.Y. Times' White House correspondent at Homewood

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 campus.

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 SPH

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 damage.

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 United Nations.

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 crisis

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 Program.

The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to or 202-663-5816.


Barnes & Noble hosts authors Sragow and Goldstein

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 2.

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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