- The Washington Times - Monday, November 30, 2009


Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


Prince Albert II of Monaco, who delivers the keynote address at the Smithsonian’s Antarctic Treaty Summit at the National Museum of Natural History. He also discusses environmental issues at a 12:30 p.m. news conference at the National Press Club.

Urbano Marin, president of the Supreme Court of Chile, who discusses judicial reform in Latin America in a briefing at the Inter-American Development Bank.

• Doctors Irene M. Leigh, Inke Nathke, Robert J.C. Steele and Alastair M. Thompson, cancer specialists from Scotland’s Dundee University Medical School. They participate in a St. Andrew’s Day forum at the National Institutes of Health. The panel is co-sponsored by Georgetown University, and their visit is organized by the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington.


Awista Ayub, an Afghan author who founded the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange to promote soccer for Afghan girls. She addresses the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at Georgetown University.

Kemal Kirisci, professor of political science and international relations at Turkey’s Bogazici University. He participates in a panel on Turkey’s relations with the Kurds in a forum at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Elhanan Yakira of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who participates in a panel discussion on counterterrorism at a forum at the Hudson Institute. The forum is co-sponsored by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Riza Turmen, a former judge of the European Court of Human Rights and a columnist for the Turkish newspaper, Milliyet. He discusses Turkish human rights issues in a briefing to the Southeast Europe Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai of Hungary, who addresses EU issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Janos Martonyi, former foreign minister of Hungary, who addresses the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Gustavo Coronel, a Venezuelan social activist, petroleum geologist and political scientist; Manuel Rosales, the elected mayor of Maracaibo, Venezuela, forced into exile because of his opposition to President Hugo Chavez; and Gerver Torres, director of Leadership and Vision, a nonprofit Venezuela organization. They discuss the threat to democracy in Venezuela in a forum sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the Hudson Institute.

Stuart Cohen of Israel’s Bar Ilan University; Azar Gat of Tel Aviv University; Juan Gomez, a member of the Colombian delegation to the Organization of American States; and Yuval Shany of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They participate in a panel discussion on counterterrorism at a forum at the Hudson Institute. The forum is co-sponsored by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

Adam Michnik, editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s largest newspaper. He discusses NATO and European issues in a panel discussion at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


Jorge Lanzaro of Uruguay’s University of the Republic, who discusses the presidential election in his South American country in a briefing at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, co-hosted by the International Forum for Democratic Studies.

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