Teaneck, NJ (October 6, 2006) -- H. E. Ambassador Araya Desta, Permanent Mission of Eritrea, will lecture on FDU's Metropolitan Campus on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. in Robison Annex 100. His topic is "Conflict Resolution in the Region of Eritrea."
Ambassador Desta has more than a decade of experience in foreign affairs and relief work. He was his country's ambassador to the Nordic countries with residence in Stockholm from 2002-05. From 1994-2001, Mr. Desta was Minister Counsellor of Eritrea's Embassy in Beijing.
He has served on the board of the Eritrean Relief Association and was executive director and chair of the Eritrean Relief Association -- Canada Board of Directors in Ottawa.
Prior to his diplomatic career, Mr.Desta headed the Meteorological Application Section in the Ethiopian Meteorological Services in Addis Ababa. He earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Nairobi and a master's degree in atmospheric physics at the University of Toronto.
The Ambassador's lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson University is free and open to the public. It is part of the United Nations Pathways Lecture Series at FDU, presented by the Ambassador's Club at the United Nations and co-sponsored by The Record and HeraldNews.
For further information, call 201-692-7360.