Emory Report
November 2, 2009
Volume 62, Number 9


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November 2, 2009
Global issues central to Halle programs

By leslie King

The Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning will bring an international award recipient and diplomatic and political officials for several campus events.

Han Wan-sang will receive the Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award on International Awards Night on Monday, Nov. 16. The Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization will be given to Juliette Stapanian Apkarian, associate professor of Russia in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures.

On Friday, Nov. 13, the Halle Distinguished Fellow Program will host Han, for his presentation on “A Peace-Making Pilgrimage in Divided Korea.”

The Halle Speaker Series will present the political perspectives of three diplomats from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, serving in their embassies in Washington, D.C.

Jawed Ashraf, political counselor at the Indian Embassy, will speak Thursday, Nov. 5; Faqir Syed Asif Hussain, minister for political affairs from the Pakistan Embassy on Tuesday, Nov. 10; and Ashraf Haidari, political counselor, acting defense attaché, and spokesman of the Embassy of Afghanistan, on Thursday, Nov. 12. The presentations will begin at 12:45 p.m. and are by invitation only.

As part of this year’s Turkish Lecture Series, The Halle Institute presents Ambassador Melanne Verveer, President Barack Obama’s ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues, on Dec. 1.

The Halle Institute is also a sponsor of a conference on U.S.-China relations, which will include former President Jimmy Carter and the China-U.S. Peoples’ Friendship Association plus officials from Nanjing University, for meetings and events on campus and at The Carter Center.

“Emory and Nanjing will launch a visiting scholars program and The Halle Institute will co-sponsor conferences with Nanjing’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences,” says Holli A. Semetko, vice provost for International Affairs and director of The Halle Institute.

For more information, see www.halleinstitute.emory.edu/ as some of the events are invitation-only.