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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040189-7 ,Apr bWi is. Office Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO : Chief, Language and Area School FROM : Deputy Chief, Area Training suBJECT: Weekly Activities Report 25X1 25X1 25X1 DATE: 7 January 1959 A. SIGNIFICANT ITEMS None B. OTHER ACTIVITIES 1. Free Europe - Current Problems Seminar #l, to begin 19 February, is shaping up most encouragingly. Tentative enrollment is 16 GS-14's and above, which is It. more than our originally proposed maximum. Our approaches are continuing, to obtain an outstanding guest seminar leader for 5 and 6 March on the first theme, the impact of nuclear weap s state on Free Europe. Following a --~ negative response from AD/OSI has discussed our whnm a ects to see shortly. Best problem with the DD present prospect is'[ an Executive Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, who is a close friend of both the DCI and the DD/I. Livingston Merchant, State's Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, has already accepted as one of two speakers for the second theme, the implications of European integration steps for that area. The first of two short organi- zational meetings with the participants will be held within a week for discussion of outside readings, selection of student panel topics, and housekeeping matters. 2. Germany - Americans Abroad Orientation #10, to begin 12 January, has a prospective enrollment of over 25. A fuller introduction taking a page out of the syllabus of to -personal adiustment problems will be given, with the aid of ? the new American Overseas Seminar. It is too early to say whether 25X1 25X1 we will have the minimum number of 10 dependents for the "Saturday Srecial" scheduled for 17 January, on Western Europe and Latin America, but present indications are no couraging. 3. In view of a current show of interest, LAS,/AT plans to re-offer its Regional Survey on East Asia in April. Course content will be revised to minimize the formal history of the area and instead to consider in depth the social, political and economic develop- ments since 1900, with particular reference to their significance 25 YEAR RE-REVIEW Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040189-7 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040189-7 25 YEAR RE-REVIEW I%W in terms of the long-range interests of the United States. The area embraced will include Japan, China, Formosa, Korea, the Ryukyus and Siberia. V 4. We spent about an hour briefing Weigel of OP Classification at his request, on AT aspects of the new LAS Table of Organization. He seemed especially interested in our methods for identifying and evaluating area training requirements. 25X1 25X1 5.I has recommended and briefed two SRS members who will serve as technical advisers for SIS' revisions o? e area films on the European Satellites and the USSR. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040189-7