Fas 2013: From The Front Line To The Bottom Line


The annual student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium at The Johns Hopkins University is returning to the Homewood campus this month, with several prominent speakers scheduled to appear during the spring semester under the theme, From the Front Line to the Bottom Line.All of the events are free and open to the public and take place at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium on their appointed dates. Each lecture is followed by a reception with the speaker and a book signing, if applicable.Retired Gen. Stanley McChyrstal, who most recently served as commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will open the lecture series on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of the bestselling book Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System and Themselves, will be the next speaker on Wednesday, March 6.Other speakers visiting campus this spring are L. Paul Bremer III, former presidential envoy to Iraq (Wednesday, April 3); Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate (Tuesday, April 9); Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director of Amnesty International USA (Tuesday, April 16); and Jerry Greenfield, founder of Ben & Jerrys (Tuesday, April 23).This years symposium is headed by undergraduates in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, all of whom are majoring in international studies: sophomore Ben Kupferberg; and juniors Henry Chen, Natalie Boyse, and Sarah Horton.As our modern society goes through a series of technological and economic innovations, the mission of the Foreign Affairs Symposium is to generate discussion between undergraduates and prominent leaders, Kupferberg said. With speakers such as General McChrystal, who just released his memoir, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, who has been a very influential figure in the financial industry, the symposium will address current issues, and hopefully will attract a wide variety of students.The Foreign Affairs Symposiums executive directors and staff begin their planning a year in advance, contacting possible speakers and fundraising throughout the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore communities. The series is sponsored by the Office of Student Development and Programming.The lineup for this years symposium will address a wide variety of international and domestic issues, and because of this unique combination of speakers, the symposium should be one of the strongest in recent years, Kupferberg said. We could not have accomplished such a diverse lineup without the help of previous staffs and The Johns Hopkins University. I am extremely excited for what is in store, and hope that not only undergraduates come, but members of the greater Baltimore community as well.All events take place on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211. For more information, visit http://web1.johnshopkins.edu/fas/ or contact [email protected]


  • Frank Jannuzi

    Frank Jannuzi

    27/04/2013 Duração: 01h17min

    Frank Jannuzi serves as Deputy Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, and head of the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Jannuzi is an international affairs policy and political expert who most recently served Chairman John Kerry as Policy Director for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His Senate service included work on human rights legislation (JADE Act on Burma, North Korea Human Rights Act, Tibet Policy Act) as well as field investigations into human rights and security conditions in numerous East Asian hotspots, including China (especially Tibet), Burma, Cambodia, Southern Thailand, Vietnam, Mindanao, and North Korea. Prior to joining the staff of the SFRC, Mr. Jannuzi worked as the East Asia regional political-military analyst for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), U.S. Department of State. His portfolio at INR included China’s defense modernization, the Korean Peninsula, insurgencies and civil wars in Southeast Asia, and

  • Rick Santorum

    Rick Santorum

    27/04/2013 Duração: 30min

    A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum has became known as a voice for conservatives who did not feel their voice was being represented. Former U.S. Senator Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 at the age of 32, and from 1995 to 2007, served in the US Senate. In 2000, he was elected by his peers to the position of Senate GOP Conference Chairman. Senator Santorum became one of the most successful government reformers in our history, taking on Washington’s powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation’s Capitol. Along with John Boehner and Jim Nussle, Senator Santorum was a member of the famous “Gang of Seven” that exposed the Congressional Banking and Congressional Post Office scandals. It was this record of reform that prompted a Washington Post reporter to write in a recent article that “Santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party.” He was also an author and floor manager of the landmark Welfare Reform Act which passed in 1996 that has

  • General Stanley McChrystal

    General Stanley McChrystal

    27/04/2013 Duração: 01h01min

    A one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stan McChrystal is widely known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate. In 2002, General McChrystal was appointed chief of staff of military operations in Afghanistan. Two years later, McChrystal was selected to deliver the nationally televised Pentagon briefings about military operations in Iraq. From 2003–2008, he commanded JSOC and was responsible for leading the nation’s deployed military counter-terrorism efforts around the globe, assuming command of all international forces in Afghanistan in June 2009. President Obama’s order for an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan was based on McChrystal’s assessment of the war. General McChrystal is a four-star general, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint