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Athenaeum Symposium Lecture Series

By: Artur Agaronyan

The Germantown campus is presenting distinguished speakers in the humanities, social sciences, and education division. On February 6, the first speaker of the series, Tony Cohen, Vaddey Ratner, and Carolyn Cook have all shared wonderful lectures already, but it is not too late to be part of the excitement!

Upcoming speakers include:

Ira Shapiro: An international trade lawyer, Shapiro is well respected in Washington, serving in the senate and the Clinton White House. During the Clinton administration, Shapiro was a prominent U.S. trade negotiator. Since his first year of senate work in 1975, he was nominated by President Clinton for ambassadorial rank, and was confirmed unanimously. Shapiro will be speaking on April 10th, at 7:00 PM.

Lesley Francis: The grand-daughter of Robert Frost, Dr. Francis has an extensive knowledge of her grandfather Robert Frost, the four-time winner of the Pulitzer. Beside writing, Dr. Francis teaches courses on Robert Frost in various programs in the D.C. area. Dr. Francis will be speaking on April 16th, at 11:00 AM.

Girma Birru: Ambassador Birru was Ethiopia’s Chief Negotiator at the World Trade Organization. He has also served as an alternate governor of the World Bank, the African development Bank, and as a board member for COMESA Bank-PTA Bank. He has been appointed a special envoy to the U.S. in 2010. Ambassador Birru will be sharing his story on April 18th, at 7:00 PM.

The series is free to students and public at the Germantown campus. The speakers present in Globe Hall in the High Tech Building. Reservations are not required. Direct queries and requests for information to Professor Naake; 240-567-7746.

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