Sierra Leone Ambassador to Speak at College at Florham

MADISON, NJ (September 20, 2010) óďSierra Leone óChallenges and Potential,Ē is the topic that H.E. Ambassador Shekou Touray, permanent representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, will present on October 6, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at FDUís College at Florham, Madison, N.J. as part of FDUís United Nations Pathways Ambassador Forum program.

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

Touray was appointed permanent representative of Sierra Leone to the U.N. last year. A legal practitioner by profession, prior to his appointment Touray was enrolled as barrister and solicitor in Sierra Leone. In addition to his wide-ranging legal practice, Touray also sat on his countryís Bar Associationís General Legal Council from 2007 to 2009. In 2003, he served as a commissioner of the Law Reform Commission, (a presidential appointment).

Throughout his legal career, Touray has argued several prominent cases, involving civil rights issues, corruption, and treason. In 2004, he served as lead defense counsel for Morris Kallon, one of the leaders of the former Revolutionary United Front, a rebel group that fought a failed 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone.

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 Touray and will end at 8:00. The program 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.

For Immediate Release

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