- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 29, 2006

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Jomo Kwame Sundaram, assistant U.N. secretary-general for economic development, who discusses the economic progress of women in 2005 in an address at the World Bank.


• Athanasios Moulakis, director of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies at Switzerland’s University of Lugano. He discusses Greek-Turkish relations in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

• Mykola Riabchuk of Ukraine’s University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, who discusses this year’s Ukrainian parliamentary elections in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


• Jurgen Chrobog, former German ambassador to the United States, and his wife, Magda, who attend a reception in their honor to celebrate their New Year’s Eve release from kidnappers in Yemen.

• Two South Korea scholars — Byungki Kim of Korea University and Sun Joun-yung of Kyungnam University — who join a panel discussion on U.S.-South Korean relations hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.

• Rebecca Nyandeng Garang de Mabior, the southern Sudanese minister for roads and transportation, who discusses the future of southern Sudan in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


• Arturas Paulauskas, chairman of the Lithuanian parliament, who addresses invited guests of the International Republican Institute.

• Jan Egeland, U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, who briefs officials on the current status of humanitarian operations.

• Frits Bontekoe of the U.N. Peacekeeping Department, who discusses tensions on the Ethiopian-Eritrean border in a forum at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

• Chris Burnham, U.N. undersecretary-general for management, who has meetings on a procurement investigation.

• M.R. Srinivasan, former chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission, who addresses invited guests of the U.S.-India Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

• Haider Nizamani of the University of British Columbia in Canada, who participates in a forum, “Strategic Transitions in South Asia,” at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

• Prasun Acharya of India’s Anand Bazaar Patrika newspaper; Sarfaraz Ahmed of Pakistan’s Daily Times newspaper; Tuan Tunku Syed Azhar of Malaysia’s the Star newspaper; Angelica Maria Lagos Camargo of Colombia’s El Espectador newspaper; Harishsingh Chundunsing of Mauritius’ Le Matinal newspaper; Walid Dorai of Tunisia’s As-Sabah newspaper; Shiry Eden of Israel’s Dash Aipax Investment Co., a public relations firm; Philemon Gwatyu of South Africa’s Farmers’ Weekly; Rahmatullah Kawsar of the Afghan Media and Cultural Center; Badra Haji Masoud of Tanzania’s Habari Corp. Ltd.; Al Wadah Talib al Mawaaly of Oman’s Al Nahdha Printing Press Co.; Ameen Abduljalil Abdulghani Mudhsh of Yemen’s Observer Weekly; Deborah Maura Homem Quatorze of Mozambique’s Mediafax newspaper; Rana Mubashir Rahim of Pakistan’s the News; Andres Alexandro Davila Spiegeler of Guatemala’s El Periodico newspaper; Murali Subramaniam of Singapore’s Today newspaper; Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky of Hungary’s Heti Valasz newspaper; and Lejla Turcilo of Bosnia’s University of Sarajevo. They attend a monthlong program sponsored by the State Department and the Meridian International Center.

• Shiri Sam Pitroda of India’s National Knowledge Commission, who addresses the American Enterprise Institute about technical-innovation growth in India.

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

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