Mason Briefs

Posted: April 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Africa Working Group of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) will have its Biannual Forum on Friday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Original Building, Rooms 244, 245, 246, 250, and 256, on the Arlington Campus. The topic is “The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Chasing an Elusive Peace—Root Causes, Impact, and Possibilities for a Just and Sustainable Peace.”

The forum begins with a panel discussion featuring opening remarks by Terrence Lyons, ICAR. Panelists represent Nairobi Institute for Peace, State Department Office of Analysis for Africa, Wilson Center, Howard University, and Global Witness. Tiaré Cross, Africa Working Group, will moderate.

The panel will be followed at 1:15 p.m. with working group discussions. For more information, e-mail Lauren D’Amore.

On Friday, April 29, Dell Computer will host a briefing for all Mason faculty and staff in the Johnson Center Gold Room. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., Dell representatives will present the company’s Client Roadmap, which will include information on desktops, notebook computers, and printers. From 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., Dell’s Enterprise Roadmap presentation will include details on servers and related technologies.

The Patriot Center has announced its lineup for May, which includes the following concerts: Alicia Keys, May 3; Kuch Dil Se, May 6; Snoop Dogg, May 8; Sarah McLachlan, May 12; and Bruce Springsteen, May 14. For information, see the web site.

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