Distributed April 8, 2002
For Immediate Release

News Service Contact: Mark Nickel

News Advisory

Jarat Chopra, now in Jerusalem, will speak with press at 4:15 p.m.

Jarat Chopra, a Brown University assistant professor (research) who was among international observers trapped in Ramallah by Israeli forces, has made his way to Jerusalem. Chopra will be available by phone to reporters at 4:15 p.m. today (Monday, April 8) in the Watson Institute for International Studies on the Brown campus.

PROVIDENCE — Jarat Chopra, an assistant professor (research) at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies, has left Ramallah and is now in Jerusalem. Chopra had been among an international community detained in Ramallah since the Israeli invasion of the West Bank began on Friday, March 29. He left Ramallah this morning.

Chopra will be available for interview by telephone at 4:15 p.m. today (Monday, April 8) in the Joukowsky Forum of the Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St.

Editors: Audio feeds will be provided. Space is limited. Please call the Brown News Service (401-863-2476) if you plan to attend. Please arrive by 4 p.m.

Jarat Chopra, research associate at the Watson Institute, speaking from Jerusalem
P. Terrence Hopmann, professor of political science, moderator

Telephone interview from Jerusalem

The Watson Institute for International Studies
The Joukowsky Forum
111 Thayer Street (use main entrance)

4:15 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002
Please arrive by 4 p.m.