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Hopkins-Nanjing Center's Moot Court Team Excels in China Competition

Hopkins-Nanjing Center's Moot Court Team, comprised of students Li Muzi and Li Yang, placed 3rd in the General Rounds among 25 law schools from China in the Chinese International Humanitarian Law Moot Court competition in November. Yang was selected as the No. 1 oralist among over 50 contestants.

Hungarian President P‡l Schmitt Spoke at SAIS on December 2

P‡l Schmitt, president of Hungary, discussed "Why a Europe Whole and Free Still Matters: A Central European Perspective" on Friday, December 2.

SAIS Hosted Discussion on Future of Bahrain on December 5

Ron Wyden, Democratic senator from Oregon; Brian Dooley, director of the Human Rights Defenders Program at Human Rights First; Andrew Exum, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security; Toby Jones, assistant professor of history at Rutgers University; and Matt Duss (moderator), director of Middle East progress at the Center for American Progress, discussed "After the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Report: What's Next for Bahrain?" on Monday, December 5.

SAIS Hosted Discussion on Arab Awakening on December 7

Jose Maria Aznar, distinguished fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and former president of the government of Spain; William A. Taylor, special coordinator for Middle East transitions at the U.S. Department of State; Marcin Zaborowski, director of the Polish Institute for International Affairs; and Maurizio Molinari, U.S. correspondent for La Stampa, discussed "The Arab Awakening: How Should the West Respond?" on Wednesday, December 7.

Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga Spoke at SAIS on December 14

Atifete Jahjaga, president of Kosovo, discussed "Kosovo's President: What Does She Represent?" on Wednesday, December 14.

SAIS Hosted Forum on "Healing the Wounds of History: North-South, Black-White" on December 12

On Monday, December 12, SAIS held a forum on "Healing the Wounds of History: North-South, Black-White." Panelist included Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. representative for the District of Columbia; Frank Smith, director of the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum; Donald W. Shrive, Union Theological Seminary president emeritus; Edqard L. Ayers, University of Richmond president; David W.

SAIS Hosted Discussion on North Korean Transition on December 21

Thomas Hubbard, chairman of the Korea Society and former U.S. ambassador to South Korea; Jae Ku, director of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS; and Jonathan Pollack, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center, discussed "North Korea in Transition: Past, Present and Future" on Wednesday, December 21.

Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake Jr. Spoke at SAIS on January 25

Robert O. Blake Jr., U.S. assistant secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and a SAIS graduate, discussed "U.S. Interests in Central Asia and Its Strategy for Advancing Them" on Wednesday, January 25.

SAIS Hosted Forum on Future of Inter-Korean and U.S.-DPRK Relations on February 1

Pomnyun Sunim, chairman of the Good Friends and Peace Foundation, and Alexandre Mansourov, visiting scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, discussed "North Korea After Kim Jong-il: The Future of Inter-Korean and U.S.-DPRK Relations" on Wednesday, February 1.

Dominion Resources CEO Thomas Farrell Spoke at SAIS About Future of American Energy on February 13

Thomas Farrell, chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Resources and chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, discussed "Renewing America's Focus on a Secure, Sustainable Energy Future" on Monday, February 13.