Visiting Diplomat Delivers ICAR Lecture

Posted: October 16, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Ambassador Abdullahi Said Osman, newly appointed diplomat in residence at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), speaks today on the new African Union (AU) organization. The talk, “From the Organization of African Unity to the African Union: Conflict Resolution and Mediation Case Studies within International Organizations,” is held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Osman was formerly assistant secretary general to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and ambassador to the United Nations for Somalia. He has served as consultant and advisor to both the AU and the OAU. His many writings include “Capacity Building for the OAU Mechanism for Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution.”

Osman earned his LLB in London, and was admitted to the English Bar. More recently, he completed an M.S. in social sciences at Long Island University.

The discussion, part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on research and practice of conflict resolution, is held at noon 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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