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Shapiro fellow discusses communication in age of terrorism

Peter D. Hannaford, Shapiro Fellow in the School of Media and Public Affairs, will lecture and address questions about communication during the war on terrorism and violence in the Middle East Tuesday in the Marvin Center third floor amphitheater from 6-7 p.m.

Hannaford will address how the United States is communicating with the
public about the war on terrorism, the U.S. role in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the methods used by the United States in communicating with Arab and Muslim nations and reporters’ rights in places of conflict such as Afghanistan.

Hannaford was an assistant to former President Ronald Reagan in his presidential campaigns and has 40 years of experience in public relations, representing several Arab and Muslim countries for U.S. public affairs. He has also written numerous articles and nine books about his media and political experiences. He is currently completing research for a 10th book about Richard Nixon.

Choral group to commemorate 9/11

The United Church at 1920 G St. will host the “Tour of Hope” Spring 2002 Concert Series in Remembrance of 9-11-01 Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Westminster Chapel Choir, a world-renowned choral group from Princeton, N.J., under conductor James Jordan, will perform. The performance is the only Washington-area showing.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster for $12. GW students can also get free tickets by calling 994-7129.

Habitat for Humanity to build house with Georgetown students

Habitat for Humanity will be holding an information session Thursday from 8-10 p.m. in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. The session will include a panel discussion and a slide show to prepare for a house that GW students will build with Georgetown students called “The House that George Built.”

Economist to speak on globalization

Columbia University Professor Jagdish Bhagwati will explain his theory that globalization is an asset to world economics at the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday. The lecture is third in the Robert J. Pelosky Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series. It will be held in Funger Hall 108 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Bhagwati, a free trade economist, argues that the widely held view that globalization is economically bad for the world is wrong, and that it may help solve many world economic problems.

Bhagwati is currently special adviser to the United Nations on globalization and external adviser to the World Trade Organization.

The event is free and open to the public.

Experts discuss the Volunteerism Revolution

U.S. Freedom Corps director John Bridgeland and University Professor Amitai Etzioni will join other experts to discuss the future of volunteerism in America April 22 in the Media and Public Affairs Building B02 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Other experts include Les Lenkowsky, CEO of the Corportation for National and Community Service, and Sara E. Mel?ndez, president and CEO of the Independent Sector. She has also served as a spokesperson for philanthropy and the nonprofit sector for the media and testified before congress on nonprofit issues.

The panel will discuss how American citizens can carry out President George W. Bush’s State of the Union command to commit 4,000 hours of their lives to voluntary service. They will discuss methods of realizing a large volunteerism mass, divided between homeland protection and other duties.

The event is free and open to the public.

SA sponsors Foggy Bottom cleanup

The Student Association, Residence Hall Association and the College Republicans will coordinate the spring Foggy Bottom cleanup April 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Student participants should meet in the Hippodrome.

The event will coordinate efforts of students, administrators, Foggy Bottom residents and volunteers from the School Without Walls.

Green Peace representatives will provide a keynote address before the event, and the Red Cross will hold a sign-up for a Red Cross blood drive April 29. The cleanup will begin at noon after a pizza party. All participants will receive garbage bags and plastic gloves to clean the community after the IMF protests and Spring Fling next weekend.

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