- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 19, 2010


Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:


- A delegation from Kenya: Karuti Kanyinga of the University of Nairobi; Kennedy Masime, executive director of the Center for Governance and Development and chairman of the Elections Observation Group; David Ndii, an independent consultant; Pheroze Nowrojee, a lawyer and human rights activist; and Ken Nyaundi, chairman of the Referendum Committee of the Interim Independent Electoral Commission. They discuss Kenya’s new constitution in a forum sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the National Democratic Institute.

- Brahma Chellaney of Policy Research in New Delhi; Fyodor Lukyanov,editor of Global Affairs magazine in Moscow; Seiichiro Takagi of the Aoyama Gakuin University of Tokyo; and Simon Tay,chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. They discuss the impact of U.S.-Chinese relations on Asia in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

- Eamon Ryan, Irelands minister for communications, energy and natural resources, who addresses the European Institute.

- Vladimir Dvorkin, former director of the Fourth Major Institute of the Russian Ministry of Defense; Igor Ivanov, former Russian foreign minister; and Moshe Kantor, founder and president of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe. They hold a 12:15 p.m. press conference in the Hampton Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham to discuss a two-day conference on nuclear nonproliferation and arms control.

- Giovanni Grevi, a senior researcher at the Madrid-based FRIDE European think tank, and Alvaro de Vasconcelos, director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies. They speak at the presentation of the U.S.-EU Joint Report on Long-term Prospects for Global Governance at the Atlantic Council.


- Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece, who meets with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

- Timo Koivurova of Finland’s University of Lapland; Ted McDorman of Canada’s University of Victoria; Don Newman, a former editor with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.; Dietmar Nietan, a member of the German Parliament and head of the German-Canadian Parliamentary Group; and Joel Plouffe of Canada’s University of Quebec. They discuss security and environmental issues regarding the Arctic in a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


- President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic, who meets with members of the congressional Czech Caucus and discusses the European economic crisis at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


- Mikolaj Dowgielewicz, deputy foreign minister of Poland; Ambassador Henryk Szlajfer,coordinator for U.S.-Polish Initiatives of Polish Foreign Ministry; and Marcin Zaborowski, director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs. They address the inaugural U.S.-Poland Dialogue Seminar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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

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