Former Yugoslavian Ambassador to Speak

"Yugoslavia and the Balkans: Past, Present and Future"

Teaneck, NJ (March 9, 2005)—H.E. Ambassador Darko Silovic, the last Ambassador of the former Yugoslavia to the United Nations, will speak on “Yugoslavia and the Balkans: Past, Present and Future” at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University on Wednesday, March 30, 2005.

The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in Robison Annex 100, directly accessible from the University’s North Parking Lot, at Route 4 and River Road, Teaneck. Light refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. and a question-and-answer period with the audience will follow the presentation.

Darko Silovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and spent 30 years in the diplomatic service of former Yugoslavia. He rose through the ranks from attaché to Assistant Secretary of State and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York from 1990 to early 1992. He relinquished this post to protest the policies that led to conflicts and wars, immediately following the launching of the first UN peace-keeping operation to Croatia, in which he played an important role.

He then served in the Department of Humanitarian Affairs, Peace Keeping and Political Affairs at the United Nations headquarters in New York. His work in the field included Zone Director in Somalia and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the UN Mission of Observers in Tajikistan. Currently, he spends time in New York and Croatia — teaching, writing and consulting.

This lecture is part of the United Nations Pathways Lecture Series at FDU, presented by the Ambassador’s Club at the United Nations and co-sponsored by The Record and HeraldNews. It is free and open to the public.

For further information, call 201-692-7362.

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