- The Washington Times - Monday, September 10, 2007

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Today

c Mossaad Mohamed Ali of the Amel Center for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture in South Darfur, Sudan; Berenice Celeyta, president of Colombia’s Association for Social Research and Action; Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya, director of the Urgent Action Fund-Africa; and the Rev. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Israel. They participate in a forum on human rights at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Tomorrow

c A delegation from the European Union with Metin Kazak, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Jules Maaten, Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck and Baroness Emma Nicholson. Mr. Lambsdorff and Mrs. Neyts-Uytterbroeck discuss European perspectives on the September 11 terrorist attacks in a forum organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

c Carlos Basombrio, former Peruvian vice minister for the interior, who discusses political, security and social issues in his country at a forum at the Inter-American Dialogue.

c Omayma Abdellatif of Egypt, project coordinator for the Carnegie Middle East Center in Lebanon. She addresses the changing role of women in Islam in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Paul Salem of Lebanon, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, will moderate the discussion.

Wednesday

c Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden’s minister of culture; Ann Katrin Ageback of the Swedish Media Council; Lars Blomgren, head of Sweden’s Filmlance productions; Ulla Carlsson and Karin Ekstrom of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media; and Klas Viklund and Linda Zachrisson of the Swedish Film Institute. They discuss children and the media in a forum at the Swedish Embassy.

c Patrick Mazimhaka of Rwanda, deputy chairman of the Commission of the African Union; Joe Mollo of Lesotho, director of corporate diplomats; Sydney Mufamadi, minister for provincial and local government of South Africa; and Michael Spicer, chief executive officer of Business Leadership South Africa. They discuss African relations with China in a forum at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

c Richard Ottaway, a member of the British Parliament, and John Cleland, a professor of hygiene and tropical medicine at the University of London. They discuss population growth in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

c Sufyan Alissa, a Palestinian scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center in Lebanon, who discusses economic reform in Jordan in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Thursday

c Atul Khare of India, special U.N. representative of the secretary-general for East Timor, who meets with administration officials and members of Congress, and attends the swearing-in ceremony for Hans G. Klemm, the new U.S. ambassador to East Timor.

c Ambassadors Martin Sajdik and Michael Schwarzinger of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. They discuss the further enlargement of the European Union in a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

c Koji Murata, a political science professor at Japan’s Doshisha University, who addresses the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Japanese foreign policy.

Friday

c Foreign Minister Kinga Goncz of Hungary, who meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

c Ali Ansari, director of the Iranian Institute at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, Evelyn Goh of Oxford University and Hanns Maull of Germany’s University of Trier. They discuss national identities in a forum at George Washington University.

c Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297, fax 202/832-7278 or e-mail jmorrison@washingtontimes.com.

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