|The Seventh Annual
Women Ambassadors conference took place at Howard on March
26 with a record number of mission chiefs participating,
and the founding director, Dr. Marilyn Sephocle, in charge.
It was sponsored jointly by the Department of Modern Languages
and Literatures, the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs
Center, and the newly formed Women Ambassadors Foundation.
A morning plenary session featuring ambassadors from Antigua
and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,
Mauritius, Pakistan, Saint Lucia, Singapore, and South Africa,
was followed in the afternoon by major panel discussions.
The first featured was Ambassador Elizabeth A. Jones, Assistant
Secretary of State for European Affairs; and Mrs. Sadhia Zamir,
representative for the Pakistani Community in Washington.
Dr. Audra Grant, Middle East Analyst in the U.S. Department
of State, and Mr. Rasian Moutraji, DMLL, were presenters on
the second panel.
On March 27, Dr. Carol Beane, Dr. Antonio Rodriguez, and
Dr. Sephocle led their students in demonstrations illustrating
"The Role of Simultaneous Interpretation in Diplomacy
and in Other Fields."