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Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
• Leszek Balcerowicz, a former deputy prime minister and former finance minister of Poland and a former president of the National Bank of Poland. Mr. Balcerowicz, now a professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, delivers a lecture at the Polish Embassy on the global financial crisis.
• Mark Cochrane, a detective inspector with the Police Service of Northern Ireland with 22 years of experience in counterterrorism cases. He addresses a forum co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies.
• Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2007 and former director of the Saudi intelligence service. He addresses the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.
• Gyorgy Spiro, a Hungarian writer, who reads from his latest book, “Captivity,” at a reception at the Hungarian Embassy.
• Tony Blair, former British prime minister, who addresses the Council on Foreign Relations.
• Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, who receives the Pan-African Lifetime Achievement Award from the Transafrica Forum.
• Ludmila Verbitskaya, president of Russia’s St. Petersburg University. She receives the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Award from the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
• Jacques Edouard Alexis, former prime minister of Haiti, who participates in a panel discussion at the United States Institute of Peace.
• Maen Areikat, deputy head and coordinator-general of the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); Rami Dajani, legal adviser at the PLO’s Negotiations Support Unit; and Khaled Elgindy, police adviser on settlements at the support unit. They address the American Task Force on Palestine on the prospects for Middle East peace from a Palestinian viewpoint.
About the Author
James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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