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November 24, 1982 - Image 5

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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, November 24, 1982-Page 5

Alexander Haig, who proved to be the most colorful conference participant, discusses his
views on U.S. Foreign policy.
Conference Celebrities

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FORMER PRESIDENT Gerald Ford used all his
powers of persuasion to lure such U.S. foreign
policy luminaries as former secretaries of state
Alexander Haig, Dean Rusk, and William Rogers to his
library on North Campus last week.
The topic of the discussion was the conflict between
the Congress and the president over the determination
of U.S. forign policy. But it was the mere presence of
the former top level U.S. officials which also included
former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski,
that created the biggest stir.
Swarms of news reporters and cameras flocked
around the former officials, trying to learn their views
on the Reagan administration and especially on what
they expected to happen after the death of Soviet
Premiere Leonid Brezhnev.

It was Haig who stole the show, sporting a new tan
from a recent tennis excursion to Puerto Rico and ef-
fusively signing autographs, while answering repor-
ter's questions.
With all the big-wigs and national media in town, a
group of local student activists took the opportunity to
protest U.S. policies on nuclear arms anl El Salvador
chanting "No draft, no war, U.S. out of El Salvador."
In quieter circumstances before the conference
began, Ford dedicated a sculpture by George Rickey
titled "Two Open Triangles Up Gyratroy II." The piece
is balanced by weights so that it moves in the wind.
-Kent Redding
Photos by Brian Masck

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Former Secretaries of State Dean Rusk (left), Alexander Haig, former President Gerald Ford, and former Secretary of
State William Rogers pose for photographers before the opening of the U.S. foreign policy conference last week.

Former President Gerald Ford stops to make a point to former National Security Advisor
Zbigniew Brzezinski during a break in the conference.

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