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The SAIS-Novartis Conference on the Media and International Relations

10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks: Paul Wolfowitz, Dean of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.

10:30 a.m. Panel One: "Is the Press Demonizing China?"

Moderator: Don Oberdorfer, former Diplomatic Correspondent for The Washington Post.

Presenters: Richard Solomon, President, U.S. Institute of Peace, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Richard Bernstein, co-author of The Coming Conflict with China; and Susan Lawrence, Visiting Scholar, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, former Beijing Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report (1990-1996).

12:15 p.m. Keynote Address: The Honorable Bill Richardson

Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations.

1:15 p.m. Presentation of the SAIS-Novartis Prize to Elizabeth Neuffer of The Boston Globe.

1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Nitze Courtyard).

2:30 p.m. Panel Two: "War Crimes Tribunals -- Press Reports vs Politics".

Moderator: Mark Ellis, Executive Director, Central and East European Law Initiative, American Bar Association.

Presenters: Elizabeth Neuffer, European Bureau Chief of The Boston Globe and winner of the 1996 SAIS-Novartis Prize for her articles on the genocide in Bosnia and Rwanda; Charles Fairbanks, Research Professor of International Relations, and rector, Central Asia Institute, SAIS; and John Bolton, Senior Vice President, American Enterprise Institute and former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs.

For more information, contact Felisa Neuringer Klubes at the SAIS Public Affairs Office at 202.663.5626 or [email protected].

Sunday, May 18, 1997
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Felisa Neuringer Klubes
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(202) 663.5626