Printer Friendly

DIRECTOR OF UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY TO ADDRESS L.A. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL JULY 1

 DIRECTOR OF UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY
 TO ADDRESS L.A. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL JULY 1
 The Honorable Henry E. Catto, director, United States Information Agency (USIA) will address a luncheon of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council
 TOPIC: "The Image of the U.S. Abroad"
 DATE: Wednesday, July 1, 1992
 TIME: 11 a.m. press conference - Monaco Room
 12:45 p.m. speech - Grand Ballroom
 PLACE: The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard
 All members of the press are invited to cover the program. Please call Frances Brohan at 213-628-2333 if planning to attend.
 BACKGROUND: In the wake of enormous turmoil in Los Angeles, the people of our city attempt to understand the numerous factors leading to the strife and to repair its damage. Some of the broader implications of the unrest were immediately evident -- we witnessed outbreaks of discord across the country and in other parts of the world.
 How does the rest of the world view events within this city and the rest of the nation? Outrage was expressed throughout the world over the Rodney King verdict. The South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's leading papers, published a letter that stated: "Equal justice under the law or a biased verdict in favor of the white race? If the videotape had shown four African-American policemen savagely beating a white man, I do not doubt the verdict would have been anything other than guilty."
 The People's Republic of China was equally critical. A commentary in the People's Daily stated: "You who proclaim the importance of human rights, waving your clubs, condemning and interfering in other countries' affairs -- why don't you open your eyes and look at your own domestic situation?"
 The Suddeutsche Zeltung, a German newspaper, stated: "The flickering flames of the night of chaos in (Los Angeles) illuminated the nearness of the end of the American dream: The society that drew its identity from the melding of immigrants from all the world's countries is disintegrating ..."
 The economic effects of the riots in Los Angeles have been devastating. Compounding the financial impact has been the hesitancy from abroad to invest locally and a drop in tourism to the area.
 The primary task of Catto is to explain our complicated and sometimes confusing society to the world abroad. In his remarks to the World Affairs Council, Catto will examine the reactions of foreign nations to the unrest and look at the broader issue of the image of the United States abroad.
 The Los Angeles World Affairs Council is one of the nation's leading forums for the discussion of world affairs. More than 40 major figures in foreign policy, business, economics, religion, science and culture address the council each year. The non-profit, non-partisan council is supported entirely by membership contributions from its 9,000 members.
 CONTACT: Frances Brohan of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 213-628-2333.
 -0- 6/29/92


CO: Los Angeles World Affairs Council ST: California IN: SU:

AL -- LA016 -- 4712 06/29/92 12:18 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jun 29, 1992
Words:498
Previous Article:BANCTEC COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF COMPUTER FIELD SPECIALISTS
Next Article:MAGNETECH EXTENDS WARRANT EXERCISE DATE ADDITIONAL 31 DAYS


Related Articles
ADAMS ELECTED SGAC PRESIDENT; LEADERSHIP CHANGES AT 1992 ANNUAL MEETING
/FROM PR NEWSWIRE LOS ANGELES 213-626-5500/ TO BUSINESS EDITOR:.
President George W. Bush to Make Major Address At Los Angeles World Affairs Council Gathering.
AIDS Project Los Angeles Applauds Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Recommendations to Bush Administration.
FBI OFFICIAL TO DISCUSS TERRORISM, CRIME.
EXECUTIVE ORDER; Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans.
Regional Dignitaries Unveil Long-Term Goals for Their Nuclear Programmes at Middle East Nuclear Energy Summit 2009, Dubai.
Regional Dignitaries Unveil Long-Term Goals for Their Nuclear Programmes at Middle East Nuclear Energy Summit 2009, Dubai.
/C O R R E C T I O N -- IQPC Middle East/.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters