- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 8, 2007

Diplomatic traffic

Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


• Ozdem Sanberk, former Turkish ambassador to Britain, who addresses the Southeast Europe Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Turkish cooperation in the Black Sea region.

• Felisa Miceli, minister of economy and production of Argentina, who participates in a conference sponsored by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

• Pamela Mbabazi, dean of development studies at Uganda’s Mbarara University. She addresses the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University on the potential for development in Uganda and Botswana.

• c Ari Allawi, senior adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki of Iraq, who holds a 3 p.m. press conference at the National Press Club.

• Syed Babar Ali, Pakistan’s former minister of finance, economic affairs and planning and now chairman of Aventis Pakistan Ltd., Bayer CropScience Ltd., Siemens Pakistan Engineering Co. Ltd. and Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Ltd. He addresses the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

• Ambassador Peter Semneby, the European Union’s special representative to the South Caucasus, who addresses the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


• Leszek Balcerowicz, former president of the National Bank of Poland and former finance minister, who addresses the Cato Institute on the failure of national welfare programs.

• Meliha Benli Altunisik of the Middle East Technical University; Ghassan Atiyyah of the Iraq Foundation for Development and Democracy; Oguz Celikkol, Turkey’s special envoy to Iraq; Ahmet Davutoglu, adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan; Ershad Hurmuzlu, Iraqi author; George Joffe of Britain’s Cambridge University; Rashad Mandan Omar, former Iraqi minister of science and technology; Guven Sak of Turkey’s TOBB-ETU University; and Hashim Al-Shebib, Iraqi politician. They address a conference “Iraq Futures 2007,” sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States.


• Tony Leon, leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance in South Africa, who addresses the Cato Institute on his views about the dominant political party, the African National Congress.

• Edil Baisalov, president of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society in Kyrgyzstan. He addresses Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. On Thursday, he speaks at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University on fraud and corruption in the former Soviet republic.


• Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli of Georgia, who meets with Charles Conner, deputy secretary of Agriculture; J.D. Crouch, deputy national security adviser; Gordon England, deputy secretary of Defense; Robert M. Kimmitt, deputy secretary of the Treasury; Robert Mosbacher, president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp.; and John Veroneau, deputy U.S. trade representative. On Friday, he meets with Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.

• Finance Minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, who addresses the Cato Institute on economic reforms in his country.

• Jose Antonio Ocampo, U.N. undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs and former finance minister of Colombia. He speaks at the Inter-American Dialogue on economic challenges in Latin America.

c Li Ruogu, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of China, who addresses the annual conference of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.


• Bernard Rougier of France’s University of Auvergne. He speaks at the Hudson Institute on radical Sunni Muslim movements in Lebanon.

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

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