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Ambassador to Discuss
Ambassador of India to be Introducted by Ambassador of Pakistan
Teaneck, NJ (February 20, 2002) — The Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador Kamalesh Sharma, will discuss "India in the World" on Wednesday, Aprl 3 at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In a presentation that is free and open to the public, Ambassador Sharma will be introduced by Ambassador Kamal of Pakistan. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, River Road, Teaneck. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Since 1997, Ambassador Sharma has served as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York.
In a statement to the Security Council on January 18, Ambassador Sharma called terrorism "the anathema of the 21st century." He noted that "without universal ownership of the fight against terror and shared resolve, the creeping tentacles of terrorism cannot be blunted and destroyed." He called terrorism a disease "which has to be removed from the world’s body entirely before its poison spreads unchecked."
Educated at Delhi University and Kings College, Cambridge, Sharma joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1965. Since that time, he has gained experience from positions in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has served as Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic, Kazakstan and Kyrgyztan. He also served in Bonn, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
At the United Nations, he has been Head of the Divisions of Economic Relations, International Organizations and Policy Planning. He directs the International Peace Academy in New York.
The Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations presents this lecture, with audience questions-and-answers, as part of their out-reach program to half a dozen universities in the United States. Fairleigh Dickinson is part of this notable group.
For further information, call 201 692 7337.