Schaefer to lecture in Bologna, Italy

May 06, 1994|By Sandy Banisky | Sandy Banisky,Sun Staff Writer

Il Professore Schaefer? Yes indeed.

Planning for life after Annapolis, Gov. William Donald Schaefer already has lined up some temporary employment: a one-shot visit to the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy, where he'll be a "distinguished lecturer."

A Hopkins spokesman said yesterday that Mr. Schaefer will visit the school sometime after his second term as governor ends in January. But the arrangement is so new that no date has been set, no subject has been selected and no format for the talk has been agreed to, said Dennis O'Shea, of Hopkins.

This much is certain: Mr. Schaefer won't have to rent a villa for a long stay. "We're not talking about a full-time or even a short-time commitment," Mr. O'Shea said. "We're talking about a visit. It might be a day or a couple of days or even a week. It's not anything like a semester."

Mr. O'Shea also said it's unclear if, or how much, Mr. Schaefer would be paid. "Certainly we would be taking care of expenses. I don't know if there would be anything above or beyond that."

As a distinguished lecturer, Mr. Schaefer could address a class or a larger assembly that includes faculty. His listeners could also include Bologna city officials, Mr. O'Shea said.

The School of Advanced International Studies offers graduate-level courses in international politics, economics, European studies and foreign languages, Mr. O'Shea said. Mr. Schaefer's urban policy talks would fit under the category of European studies, he added.

As for what Mr. Schaefer will do full time after he leaves the State House, that's still unclear. Joseph Harrison, a spokesman for the governor, said, "If he's made up his mind, he hasn't shared it with any of us."

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