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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
South African Representative to the United Nations to Speak
United Nations Pathway Lecture Series ContinuesTeaneck, NJ - October 16 - Fairleigh Dickinson University's United Nations Pathway Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at the University's Metropolitan Campus. Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo, the new Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, will present a lecture "Southern Africa - Problems and Prospects."
Kumalo is a noted lecturer on South Africa, presenting lectures at a number of American colleges and universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Africa and a Master of Arts from Indiana University. While attending Indiana University Kumalo participated in the multinational foreign journalists' project. In 1997 he attended the International Seminar on Security and Diplomacy in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior to his appointment to the United Nations, Kumalo served as Director of the United States Desk at his country's Department of Foreign Affairs. He assumed that position after a 20-year exile, during which he worked as an International Education Program Coordinator at Phelps Stokes Fund in New York and Projects Director for the Africa Fund and the American Committee on Africa.
His career in the private sector began in 1967 as a reporter for the Golden City Post and later as a feature writer for Drum Magazine and the Johannesburg Sunday Times. In 1976 he became the Marketing Executive Officer for Total Oil Company, only to leave a year later when he went into exile.
The Ambassador's Club at the United Nations presents Kumalo's lecture, part of the United Nations Pathway Series at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The lecture, held in the Muscarelle Center, River Road, Teaneck begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For further information please call 201-692-7360.