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February 4, 1959
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040173-4 TANLrtRD FORM NO. 64 J -` Office Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO . Chief, Language and Area School FROM . Deputy Chief, Area Training SUBJECT: Weekly Activities Report A. SIGNIFICANT ITEMS None B. OTIfl ACTIVITIES 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 DATE: 4 February 1959 discussed the new program with former C /SE, who expressed great interest. di appear to feel that an offering such as ours would ave more a eal and more utility if it were aimed at a s ecific a 7 a so die- cussed the nrogram with (DC/WE), (EE), and (OCT), who likewise showed keen int like showed a preference for concentration on a single country. disagreeing with thought that prospective field personne with desirable traits of personality and tempera- ment would benefit more from the course than would those who are weak in these respects. 2. On Friday last, met with O'Donnell, Deputy Director of the roreign erv~. ute; Gilbert, Cash and Koenig, all of the FSI; and Goodrich of ICA, to discuss the new program. Both FSI and ICA are undertaking similar programs, though neither of these has the depth of ours nor the concentra- tion. on inter-personal - as contrasted with inter-group - relation- ships. O'Donnell was particularly interested in the long-range implication of a program such as this which pointed out could be extended to embrace more specific working studies as a second and even third sequential offering. 3. This luncheon discussion has prompted me to sound out O'Donnell on our long-held idea for organizing an inter-agency area training round table. This would serve a purpose similar to that of the language round table and would meet perhaps quarterly. One matter for future discussion by such area training conferees is a sug- gestion made by O'Donnell for the production of 100-page country briefing guides slanted toward the needs of employees or dependents being introduced to a country. 25 YEAR Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040173-4 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040173-4 F____]showed moderate interest in our "Saturday Special" for time. and promised to discuss the matter with his staff.priort_ on 1 i ng - to the next o ier was expressed this week by (TO for COMMO). 5. Philip J. Farley, Secretary Dulles' Special Assistant for Dis- armament and Atomic Energy Affairs, is committed to speak on 5 March in our forthcoming Current Problems Seminar on Free Europe. A second s maker on that date is desirable, and if we do not hear from this week, we will approach Paul Hitze or William Foster through Arthur Cox of the senior PP Staff, who is a member of the seminar. 6. I have briefed on our area training program and specifically on the req. rement for a regional survey course on Latin America, which was levied on us in October 1958 by a memo from C/WH to D/TR. I had previously mentioned to C OS both this requirement and DC/WH's recommendation of or chief instructor. While he lacks teaching experience, he did specialize in Latin American affairs in his graduate work is our only present p sect for filling WH's requirement. ~ :]of OCI, whom and I know well, is willing to serve as ad- viser in lining up appropriate guest specialists. We would like to be able to offer this course early in fiscal 1960. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040173-4