SAIS, 'Newsweek' to co-host forum on national
Newsweek will co-host a national security forum,
"How Presidential Campaign Politics in 2004 Are Shaping the
Global and Domestic Security Debate," at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Participants include Bob Graham, D-Fla., chairman of
the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from May 2001
to January 2003; Porter Goss, R-Fla., chairman of the House
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Michael
Isikoff, Newsweek investigative correspondent; Francis
Fukuyama, SAIS dean of faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz
Professor of International Political Economy; Daniel
Klaidman, Newsweek Washington bureau chief; and Jessica
Einhorn, dean of SAIS.
A reception at 4 p.m. will precede the event, which
will take place in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium.
Seating is limited and will be on a first-come,
first-served basis. Non-SAIS affiliates must R.S.V.P. to
Roger Wilkins is speaker for MLK Jr. convocation at
Roger Wilkins will be the keynote speaker at
Homewood's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, which
will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, in Levering's
Wilkins, the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History
and American Culture at George Mason University, has
written for both The New York Times and The
Washington Post, where he shared in the paper's
Pulitzer Prize honors in 1972 for its Watergate coverage.
He is the author of A Man's Life: An Autobiography and
Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the
Dilemma of Black Patriotism.
Wilkins also has been an active public servant, having
served as assistant attorney general under Lyndon B.
Johnson and as chair of the board of trustees of the Africa
America Institute. He is an appointed member of the board
of education in the District of Columbia, a member of the
board of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and past chairman of
the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Wilkins' lecture is sponsored by the
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. He will be the
first guest speaker for Black History Month, organized by
the Black Student Union; for other events, see
Calendar, this issue.
Lockheed Martin to support WSE fair for
The Whiting School
of Engineering has announced that Lockheed Martin Corp.
will sponsor its annual HeadsUP "What Is Engineering?"
Fair. The fair, to be held on Friday, Feb. 6, is one of the
only local venues at which high-school juniors and seniors
interested in engineering and bioscience can research
career opportunities and network with representatives from
local engineering, bioscience and technology firms to learn
how integral these disciplines are to our society.
JHU HeadsUP director Richard Scott applauded the
company for making a grassroots commitment to nurturing the
area's future workforce. "By joining forces with Johns
Hopkins University and HeadsUP to promote this fair,
Lockheed Martin is contributing to the education of our
youth in a very approachable, hands-on way," Scott said.
"What these students take away from this fair will have a
direct impact on their academic and career choices."
During the fair, students will have the opportunity to
learn more about what each participating company does, sign
up for the HeadsUP seven-week summer engineering program
and apply for summer internships.
The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Johns
Hopkins Montgomery County Campus. For more information, go
http://headsup.jhu.edu or call 301-294-7170.
Heartfest 2004 raises $100,000 for preventive
Despite wintry conditions, approximately 1,500 guests
gathered at Martin's West for Heartfest 2004, an evening of
heart-healthy gourmet dining, dancing and consumer
education to benefit
Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center.
The event, which featured actress Valerie Harper and
honored NIH director Elias Zerhouni and community advocate
Lou Grasmick, raised $100,000.
JHU prof honored for turning around Ecuador's
In the late 1990s Ecuador's economy and its currency,
the sucre, collapsed. At the end of 1998, the sucre traded
at 6,825 per dollar, and by the first week in January the
sucre-dollar rate soared to 28,000. Ecuador called in
Hopkins currency doctor Steve H. Hanke, who became an
adviser to the minister of finance. Hanke recommended
replacing the sucre with the U.S. dollar, which Ecuador did
on March 13, 2000. That switch turned around the collapsing
Hanke was in Quito last week to receive Ekos
magazine's Outstanding Achievement Award for his
"contributions in applied economics, currency reform and
dollarization." He also was honored by the Universidad del
Azuay in Cuenca, where he was named Professor Asociado.
New Digital Video Services available to all Hopkins
Beginning this week, the video production services
Television at Homewood have become a new unit called
Digital Video Services. DVS is available to provide
professional quality video and media production services to
any entity within the Johns Hopkins Institutions. DVS can
record seminars and lectures, and can provide video
editing, digital video compression, tape duplication and
videoconferencing. To contact DVS, call Deirdre Hammer at
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