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REAI panel to examine rising interest rates

The Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI) at Harvard University will host a panel discussion on “Real Estate Investing in a Climate of Rising Interest Rates” on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Stubbins Room, Gund Hall. The panel will include Daniel Neidich of Goldman Sachs, Charles Lowrey of Prudential Real Estate Investors, Jerry O’Connor of O’Connor Capital Partners, and Jay Sugarman of iStar Financial. For more information, call (617) 495-2604.

Kokkalis Program seeks fellowship applicants

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe is currently accepting fellowship applications to enable individuals from Southeastern and East-Central Europe to pursue master’s degrees at the Kennedy School of Government in public policy, public administration, public administration/midcareer, and public administration in international development.

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe is committed to invigorating the public sector in this region of Europe with educational opportunities to explore effectual and pioneering means of governance.

Natives of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, and Turkey are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Candidates should hold an undergraduate degree recognized by their native state and an academic and/or professional background in one of the following fields: social sciences, public policy and/or administration, the nonprofit sector, law, economics, business, or work experience in related fields.

All applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and the region of Southeastern Europe. The deadline to apply is Jan. 7, 2005. Visit, for more information.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks