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JHU SAIS to Host Forum on 2000 G8 Summit Meeting

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host a forum, "The 2000 G8 Summit Meeting-A Focus on Okinawa: Bases, Economic Development and U.S.-Japan Relations," on Monday, 05/1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Panelists from business, government and academia will address the general theme, "How can security policy in Washington work with both the Japanese Government and the Okinawa Prefectural Government?"

Michael J. Green, acting director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will serve as moderator.

Panelists include: Yoshihiko Higa, policy consultant to the governor of Okinawa, Morisada Maeshiro, the University of Ryukus, Yukikazu Kokuba and Kiyoshi, Okinawa Association of Corporate Executives, Michitaka Tamayose, Nansei Shoto Industrial Advancement Center, Maj. Gen. Wallace "Chip" Gregson, Department of Defense (USMC), Paul Giarra, Strategic Assessment Center, and Seth Sulkin, Pacifica Corp.

The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium, located in the Nitze Building at 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. The conference is free and open to the public but reservations are required. To register, contact (202) 663-5815 or [email protected].

Members of the media who want to cover the conference should contact Felisa Neuringer at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at (202) 663-5626 or [email protected].

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
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Contact Person: 
Felisa Neuringer Klubes
Zip Code: 
(202) 663.5626