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11/05/08 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM

October 24, 2008

MEDIA CONTACTS: Menachem Wecker
(202) 994-8025; 
Nick Massella
(202) 994-3087;

NOV. 5, 2008


Diana Henriques, an investigative reporter at The New York Times' business desk and chairwoman of The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs' International Council, will discuss "Notes from a Financial Foxhole: The Media, The Message, and The Mess" as part of GW's Distinguished Women in International Affairs series.


Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008; 6 - 7:15 p.m.


The George Washington University
The Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange and Blue lines)


This event is free and open to the public.  RSVP to  Media are welcome and should RSVP to Menachem Wecker at (202) 994-8025 or


Henriques will discuss the news media's coverage of the financial crisis from the early warning signs to the current roller coaster and lessons that can be learned for the future.  She is a board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and a member of the American Press Institute's advisory board.

The Distinguished Women in International Affairs series brings renowned women leaders to GW's Elliott School of International Affairs to engage with students on international issues and is presented with the support of Jack and Pam Cumming, parents of an Elliott School of International Affairs student.  Former guests of the series include Paula Dobriansky, U.S. under secretary for democracy and global affairs; Pulitzer prize-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest; Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al-Mughairy, ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman; Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development; Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, president of the UN General Assembly; and Ugandan peace activist Betty Bigombe.

The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.

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