- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 24, 2010

DIPLOMATIC TRAFFIC

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:

Monday

Vaclav Bartuska, the Czech Republic’s ambassador at large for energy security, who addresses the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Noboru Hatakeyama, chairman of the Japan Economic Foundation; Masakazu Toyoda, chairman of Japan’s Institute of Energy Economies; and Yoshihiro Watanabe, an adviser to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. They participate in a symposium on U.S.-Japanese trade at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Nobuhiro Horii of Japan’s Kyushu University; Takahiko Onozuka, a special adviser at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation; and Daojiong Zha of China’s Renmin University. They discuss cooperation among the United States, Japan and China in international energy markets at the Brookings Institution.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, editor of Nicaragua’s newsweekly Confidential, who discusses threats to democracy in Nicaragua in a briefing at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Francois Vaillancourt of the University of Montreal, who discusses issues facing Canada’s French-speaking Quebec province in a briefing at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Tuesday

Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile. She is honored by the Washington Office on Latin America.

Alexsey Bogaturov and Veniamin Popov of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations; Vladimir Lukin, a former Russian ambassador to the United States and now a member of the Russian parliament; Denis Makarov of Moscow’s State Pedagogical University; Igor Nagdasev, president of the Russian Center for Citizenship Education in St. Petersburg; Vitaly Naumkin of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Evgeny Velikhov, secretary of the Public Chamber, which monitors the Russian parliament; and Irina Zvyagelskaya, vice president of Moscow’s International Center for Strategic and Political Studies. They discuss U.S.-Russian relations in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Wednesday

Andrew Shearer, director of studies at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, who discusses China’s growing economic and political power in a briefing at the Hudson Institute.

Thursday

Alvaro Herrero of Argentina’s Association for Civil Rights and Cesar Ricaurte of Ecuador’s Andean Foundation for Media Training and Studies. They address a forum sponsored by the Center for International Media Assistance, the National Endowment for Democracy and Freedom House.

Markus Loning, German commissioner for human rights, and Saba Vasefi, an Iranian human rights activist. They address a forum hosted by the National Security Network, the Heinrich Boll Foundation of North America and the Century Foundation.

Adekeye Adebajo, executive director of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa. He discusses his book, “The Curse of Berlin: Africa After the Cold War,” in a briefing at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Friday

Nabil Fahmy, a former Egyptian ambassador to the United States, and Ephraim Sneh, a former member of the Israeli parliament. They participate in a forum on the Middle East at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Call Embassy Row at 202/636-3297 or e-mail jmorrison@washingtontimes.com.

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