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Embassy Row

- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 10, 2010

DIPLOMATIC TRAFFIC

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Monday

Arthur Chaskalson, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, who leads a panel discussion on international human rights law at the George Washington University Law School.

Jane Goodall, the renowned British primatologist and conservationist. She hosts the fourth annual Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards Celebration at George Washington University.

Tuesday

Health Minister Ferruccio Fazio of Italy, who discusses global aging issues in an address at the 2010 U.S.-Italy Global Health Forum, held at the Italian Embassy.

Mikhail Korchemkin, founder and managing director of East European Gas Analysis; Tony Melling, a British researcher on natural gas exploration and production; and Hidehiro Nakagami, deputy representative of Tokyo Gas. They discuss natural gas energy in Europe in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Sheel Kant Sharma, secretary-general of the South Asian Regional Cooperation, who discusses the successes of and the challenges facing the trade alliance in a briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Wednesday

Brenda Shaffer, a political science lecturer at Israel's University of Haifa. The author of "Energy Politics" discusses the Caspian Sea at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Antonio Cluny, a senior Portuguese public prosecutor, and Bob Denmark, a former detective superintendent of England's Lancashire Constabulary. They discuss the death penalty at an 11 a.m. news conference at the National Press Club.

Fadile Dyle, director of Department of Infrastructure and Technical Services in Kosovo's Ministry of Education Science and Technology; Burbuqe Grajgevci, human resources manager at the Rural Finance Project of Kosovo; and Diturie Hoxha, executive director of the Kosovo Bankers Association. The discuss Kosovo's education system at a forum sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace.

Thursday

Nadja Hirsch, a member of the European Parliament from the German Free Democratic Party. She discusses immigration issues in Europe at a briefing at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

Claudia Julieta Duque of Colombia's Radio Nizkor and Vicky Ntetema, a freelance journalist from Tanzania. They receive the 2010 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation.

Pablo Stefanoni, editorial director of Bolivia's Le Monde Diplomatique, who discusses the political climate in Bolivia in a briefing at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

• Mexican human rights activists Miguel Pulido of the Fundar pro-democracy group, Guillermo Noriega of the Sonora Ciudadana transparency in government organization and Gabriela Morales of the Article 19-Mexico free-expression movement. They address the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Friday

Francois Lafond, director of the German Marshall Fund-Paris, who addresses the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on French foreign policy.

Gilles Duceppe, leader of Canada's Bloc Quebecois, who discusses the future of the French-Canadian separatist movement and its relations with the United States in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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