Afghan Ambassador Speaks at Arlington Campus Today

Posted: May 28, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Ishaq Shahryar, newly appointed ambassador of Afghanistan, will offer a keynote address at the Arlington Campus today to kick off a two-week course being offered by the School of Public Policy’s Program on Peacekeeping Policy. “Preparing for the Rehabilitation Effort in Afghanistan” runs from May 28 to June 7 and will feature experts in the fields of humanitarian aid, conflict resolution, peacekeeping, military operations, and Islamic and Afghani cultures.

Amr Abdalla, the course director, expects 25 to 30 participants from a variety of backgrounds and a multitude of countries, including Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia, as well as the United States.

“The Afghan Embassy has been very supportive of our efforts, and has become a supportive partner in the development of the course, both by suggesting speakers and spreading the word to its constituents and to Afghan populations in the United States,” says Abdalla.

For more information, visit the course’s web site.

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