JHU SAIS to Host Conference on U.S. and Iranian Youth

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host a panel discussion, "United States and Iran Youth Dialogue" on Thursday, 04/20, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This panel discussion between SAIS and Columbia University students and visiting youth from Iran will be the culmination of a weeklong exchange in Washington between the American and Iranian participants. The students will focus on three themes-political participation; individual freedoms and gender relations; and the culture of free expression-aiming to explore the differences and similarities between their cultures.

A filmmaker, a poet and a college student comprise the group of Iranian youth who will spend the week in Washington participating in the conference, attending classes at SAIS and visiting the city's cultural sites.

The "Youth Dialogue" is the first of a series of people-to-people meetings between citizens of Iran and the United States undertaken as part of a broader project directed by Azar Nafisi, a SAIS Foreign Policy Institute fellow.

The forum, free and open to the public, will be held in Kenney Auditorium located on the first floor of the school's Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.For more information, contact Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at (202) 663-5626 or fklubes@jhu.edu.

Wednesday, April 12, 2000
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Contact Person: 
Felisa Neuringer Klubes
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(202) 663.5626