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February 9, 2009
CONTACT: Amy Lunday

Foreign Affairs Symposium at
Johns Hopkins University

The 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium kicked off this week with the theme global leadership in the 21st century.

Visiting the Homewood campus this spring are New York Times chief White House correspondent David Sanger (Tuesday, March 3), Carnegie Endowment senior associate and Dangerous Nation author Robert Kagan (Wednesday, March 11), CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen (Wednesday, April 1), renowned photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood (Tuesday, 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 (Tuesday, March 31) and disasters around the world (Monday, April 6), as well as panel discussions about the crisis in Darfur and President George W. Bush's foreign policy legacy (TBA). All the events take place at 8 p.m. in Levering Union's Glass Pavilion.

Each year, the undergraduate students 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.

Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad, Jordan's ambassador to the United States, kicked of the symposium Wednesday evening. 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.

For more on the Foreign Affairs Symposium, go to www.jhu.edu/fas.