Lecture Features U.N. Worker’s Life on the West Bank

Posted: January 23, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) begins the second semester brown bag lecture series today with a third-party view of life on the West Bank.

Ase Lund’s presentation, “Four Months in the West Bank,” recounts her summer job as a field security coordination officer for the United Nations (UN) with the duty station on the West Bank. Lund’s responsibility was to ensure the security and safety of the UN staff and UN facilities at the duty stations. She will talk about her personal experiences and observations during her time there, and how they relate to conflict resolution. During her assignment, Lund also had ample opportunity to travel around the West Bank to places such as Jenin, Ramallah, Hebron, and Nablus, and she plans to share her photographs.

Lund, a second year ICAR master’s student, brought a background in law enforcement to her summer assignment as well as bachelor’s degree in applied crisis management. She spent 14 years with the Swedish National Police Force where she worked as a detective inspector assigned to a homicide department in Stockholm.

The discussion is part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on the research and practice of conflict resolution and is held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. For more information, call (703) 993-1300.

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