Sudanese Ambassador to Speak at Fairleigh Dickinson University October 10
Madison, N.J. (September 5, 2007) – “Sudan—Past, Present and Future” is the topic for the Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad, when he speaks on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham campus in Madison, N.J. His remarks will be followed by a question-and- answer period with the audience.
This UN Pathways Lecture will be held in Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion). This event is presented by the University’s Office of Global Learning in collaboration with the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.
A veteran diplomat, Ambassador Mohamad began his career with the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1975. After serving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he continued as Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission at Sudan’s Embassy in Ethiopia from 1990-1995. His duties included bilateral relations with Ethiopia, conflict resolution matters and economic cooperation with the Organization of African Unity. Ambassador Mohamad was sent as a presidential envoy to Somalia in 1994.
He returned to Sudan to serve as Director of the Africa Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later, Director of Technical and Economic Cooperation. In May 2003, he became Special Envoy to Afghanistan. He became Dean of the African and Arab Group of Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to India.
A lecturer and author of many journal articles, Ambassador Mohamad received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the the University of Khartoum in Sudan, and his master’s degree in International Relations from Ohio University, USA. In 2005, he was declared a Doctorate Awardee for research entitled “IGAD-SAARC: A Comparative Study in Regional Cooperation and Integration.”
The Ambassador’s lecture at FDU is free and open to the public. Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. For further information, please call 973-443-8876.