JHU SAIS to Host Two Asia Region Events on 10/6

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will hold two special events related to the Asia region on Wednesday, 10/6.

The first event, to be held at 2 p.m., will feature Karl Inderfurth, assistant secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. Mr. Inderfurth's lecture topic will be "United States Policy Toward South Asia." His lecture is the inaugural event of the South Asia Institute at SAIS.

Serving as assistant secretary since 06/1997, Mr. Inderfurth has responsibility for the countries of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. In addition to having an accomplished career in government, he spent several years as a reporter for ABC News, covering national security and later becoming the network's Moscow correspondent.

The second event, to be held at 5 p.m., will be a commemorative colloquium honoring the late SAIS Professor A. Doak Barnett, a world-renowned expert in China studies.

The discussion, "Forces Shaping the Future of United States-China Relations," will feature Li Zhaoxing, ambassador of the People's Republic of China, and Kenneth Lieberthal, special assistant to President Clinton and the administration's senior director for Asian affairs. Paul Wolfowitz, dean of SAIS, and David Lampton, professor and director of the SAIS China studies program, will moderate the discussion.

Both events are open to the public and will be held in the Kenney Auditorium, located on the first floor of the 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

Tuesday, September 28, 1999
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