The Crisis in the Arab World

Ambassador Mahmassani to Lecture on April 13

Madison, NJ (April 6, 2005) — His Excellency Ambassador Yahya Mahmassani will discuss “The Crisis in the Arab World” at a United Nations Pathways Lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ, on Wednesday, April 13.

Ambassador Mahmassani is the current Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United Nations and has held that post since 2002. This posting represents a return to the United Nations for the Ambassador, as he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations from 1967 to 1975.

From 1982-1997, he held four important diplomatic positions — as the Ambassador of Lebanon to Italy, Austria, Turkey and Yugoslavia.

Ambassador Mahmassani has served on three high-level committees at the United Nations. He chaired the Third Committee for Human Rights and Social Affairs, United Nations (1973) and was the vice-chairman of the Human Rights Commission, United Nations (1974). In addition, he chaired the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (1988).

There will be a question-and-answer period with the audience following the presentation by the Ambassador.

This lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s United Nations Pathways Lecture Series, presented by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.

The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m in Lenfell Hall, the Mansion, at Fairleigh Dickinson’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m.

For further information call 201 692 7362.

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