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Jordanian Ambassador to Speak at Metropolitan Campus, October 9, 2002
Topic of Lecture is TerrorismTeaneck, NJ (September 18,2002)—Fairleigh Dickinson University continues its United Nations Pathway Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 9, when H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ráad Al Zeid Hussein, the new Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, will speak on the very topical subject of terrorism.
Prince Zeid earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from John Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in history from Christ's College, Cambridge University in England. He served for five years in the Jordanian military and, from 1994 to 1996 he served as political affairs officer in the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
From 1996, he served as Jordan's Deputy Permanent Representative until being appointed to his current position in August 2000. While working with the United Nations, he has been chairing the Non-Aligned Movement working group on peacekeeping. In 1998 he attended the Rome Conference for the establishment of an International Criminal Court and has since chaired an informal working group, part of the Court's Preparatory Committee, on elements for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
He holds a keen interest in civilian safety and the hazards posed by landmines. Most recently he represented Jordan as deputy delegation Head and Vice-President of the 1999 Maputo Conference. This was the first State Parties’ conference on anti-personnel landmines. He also represented his country at the 1997 Treaty-Signing Conference in Ottawa, banning anti-personnel landmines.
Prince Zeid comes to Fairleigh Dickinson University through the United Nations Pathway Lecture Series presented by the Ambassador's Club at the United Nations. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, River Road, Teaneck, on Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus. For further information please call 201-692-7360.