Former Yemen Ambassador Alsaidi to Speak at FDUís Metropolitan Campus

Teaneck, N.J. (October 17, 2011)óThe former Yemeni Ambassador to the U.N., Abdullah Alsaidi, will present on ďThe Arab Spring and its ImpactĒ on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís Metropolitan Campus as part of FDUís United Nations Pathway Program.

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

Alsaidi was the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the U.N. from 2002 until his resignation in March 2011 in response to the killing of dozens of demonstrators by pro-government forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

Alsaidi is currently working as a senior analyst at the International Peace Institute. He has been working with IPI for several years on their panel discussions, and was co-chair of a task force for IPI on strengthening multilateral security capacity in 2008.  

He has also held important government positions, including Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2002 and was a member of the National Arbitration Committee with Eritrea over the Hanish Islands from 1996 to 2002. 

The opportunity to hear Alsaidi 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 p.m. For additional information, call FDUís Office of Global Learning at (973) 443 -8876. The program will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building. Fairleigh Dickinsonís Metropolitan Campus is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.

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