Angolan Ambassador to Speak at College at Florham

MADISON, N.J. (February 17, 2010)ó ďAngola ó Richness in Resources,Ē is the topic that H.E. Ambassador Ismael Abra„o Gaspar Martins, permanent representative of Angola to the United Nations will present on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at Fairleigh Dickinsonís College at Florham, Madison, N.J. for the semesterís first United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum.

The U.N. Pathways Ambassador Forum is a discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassadorís Club at the U.N. and Gaspar Martins.

Gaspar Martins was appointed permanent representative of Angola to the U.N. in 2001. Prior to his appointment, he served as founding member and co-president of the Angola-South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry; a position he held since 1996. From 1996 to 2000, Gaspar Martins also served on the Southern African Development Community Task Force at the World Economic Forum Summit.

Gaspar Martins has also served as Angolaís minister of external trade from 1982 to 1987 and from 1977 to 1982 as Angolaís minister of finance. In 1975, he was an economics advisory to the president of Angola, Antonio Agostinho Neto.

From 1972 to 1975, Gaspar Martins served with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where he oversaw studies and policies on the issue of economic integration in Africa and on trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union. Prior to that, he was a research officer on agricultural development policies in Africa for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva.

Fairleigh Dickinsonís Office of Global Learning, in collaboration with the Ambassadorsí Club at the United Nations, presents this United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum.

The opportunity to hear the ambassador and join the audience question-and-answer session is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 6:30. The question-and-answer session will follow the discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal of the Ambassadorís Club at the U.N. and H.E. Ambassador Gaspar Martins and will end at 8:00. The discussion will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.

For additional information, call FDUís Office of Global Learning at (973) 443-8876.

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