OCTOBER NEW YORK MEETING ON FUTURE OF MARSHALL ISLANDS

admin's picture

HEMPSTEAD (July 6, 1997 - PIDP/CPIS)---A major international symposium on the future of the Marshall Islands will take place just outside New York City next October, at Hofstra University.

Symposium Director Patrick Mahoney says the title of the October 3 meeting is "From Dependency to Freedom: Charting the Future of the Marshall Islands."

The symposium will bring together a diverse group of experts from government, business, and academia, reports Mahoney, to consider such matters as business development and protection of the environment. Speakers will include officials from both Washington and Majuro.

The government of the Marshall Islands interest in establishing international nuclear waste storage and disposal sites on one or more of the Micronesian country's atolls is expected to receive major attention at the meeting.

Hofstra University, site of the October 3 symposium, is located in Hempstead, Long Island, near New York's Kennedy International Airport.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Add new comment