Syrian Ambassador to Speak
Teaneck, NJ (September 17, 2007) — The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Ja’afari, will speak on “Syria and its Region” on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience.
This UN Pathways Lecture will be held in Robison Annex 100 on the Teaneck side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus. This event is presented by the University’s Office of Global Learning in collaboration with the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations.
Ambassador Ja’afari began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980. He has held positions in the Syrian Embassy in France and Indonesia, as well as the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2006, Dr. Ja’afari was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
He holds doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Sceaux in Paris and the University of Paris La Sorbonne. The Ambassador received a third doctoral degree from the University of Sharif Hedayatuallah in Jakarta, Indonesia in the history of Islamic civilization in South East Asia. His bachelor’s degree in French literature was earned at the University of Damascus. He is fluent in Arabic, French, English and Persian.
The lecture at FDU is free and open to the public. There are light refreshments available starting at 6 p.m. Robison Annex is directly off the North Parking Lot adjacent to Route 4 and River Road.
For further information, please call 973 443 8876.