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The Onion, O’Malley headline Johns Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium Series

Feb. 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
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Gov. Martin O’Malley and writers from the satirical news organization The Onion will appear at Johns Hopkins University as part of the 2014 Foreign Affairs Symposium.

All of the events are free and open to the public though reserved seats are available for $25 and can by purchased through http://jhutickets.com. Each event will be at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Spring 2014 speakers will be:

Gov. Martin O’Malley

Gov. Martin O’Malley: Feb. 19. O’Malley is the second term governor of Maryland and a rumored 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. O’Malley served as mayor of the city of Baltimore, where he was recognized by Time magazine as one of America’s “Top 5 Big City Mayors.”

The Onion writers: Feb. 26. The Onion is an award-winning satirical news organization, reaching millions of fans through television, print, online, radio and mobile outlets. Founded in 1988 as a student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the weekly paper has been described by The New Yorker as “arguably the most popular humor periodical in world history.”

John Bolton: March 13. Bolton was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. During his tenure, Bolton was a tenacious and outspoken advocate of U.S. efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and to bring African peacekeepers into Somalia.

Cornel West

Cornel West. March 26. Cornel West is a prominent, provocative Democratic intellectual. A professor at Princeton University, he has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale University, Harvard University and the University of Paris.  He is best known for his books Race Matters and Democracy Matters. His new memoir is called Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

The Price of Privacy: Re-evaluating the NSA. April 1. This year’s Presidential Event will be a debate between General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and David Cole, a Georgetown University professor of constitutional law. They will debate the constitutionality of the NSA, and the appropriate balance between personal privacy and national security.

Jessica Jackley: April 16. Jackley is a founder and former chief marketing officer of KIVA, the world’s first peer to peer microlending website. Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine, KIVA is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in history. Forbes recently called Jackley one of 5 rising stars in healthcare, education, and the environment.

The annual Foreign Affairs Symposium is run by students and sponsored by the university’s Office of Student Development and Programming.

For more information about the events, contact Jill Rosen at 443-997-9906, or jrosen@jhu.edu.

 

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