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Friday, April 6, 2007

Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the US To Speak at Calpoly, Pomona

H.E. Dr. Hussein Hassouna
Ambassador of the League of Arab States

Dr. Hussein Hassouna was appointed Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States of America in July 2002, having previously served for five years as Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United Nations. Prior to this, he was Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt for international Legal Affairs & Treaties (1996-1997), Ambassador of Egypt to Morocco (1992-1996) and to Yugoslavia (1989-1992), Director of Cabinet to the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (1986-1989), and Director of the Egyptian Press & Information Bureau in Paris, France (1983-1986)

A native of Egypt, Ambassador Hassouna received his L.L.B. & PhD in International Law from Cambridge University in England. This led to a distinguished career in international diplomacy, which saw him serve as a Member of Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations and a Representative of Egypt to major United Nations conferences, Non-Aligned, African and Arab meetings. He also served as a Member of the Egyptian delegation to successive Middle East peace negotiations in Cairo, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, leading to the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

Dr. Hassouna has lectured at major universities in the United States, Canada, England and France, including Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, McGill, Cambridge, Duke, and the Sorbonne. He is the author of a book, The League of Arab States and Regional Disputes, a Study of Middle East Conflicts, and of numerous articles on international law and world affairs in publications such as the American Journal of International Law, World Policy Journal, and various United Nations publications.

For Ambassador Hassouna and his wife Nevine, this is the second time living in the Washington, DC area. In the early Eighties, he served as Political Counselor of the Embassy of Egypt to the United States.

Conference at Cal-Poly Pomona

April 13th-14th

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the U.S

Cal Poly Pomona Conference to Explore

Dimensions of International Migration

By Samir Twair

“How Our World Is Changing: Dimensions of International Migration” is the title of an international conference on the causes and effects of global migration slated for Friday and Saturday at California State University Pomona.

Scholars will be discussing the phenomenon of migrating groups from Latin America and Southeast Asia to the Middle East and Far East at Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Student Center.

The two-day event will open at 9 a.m. Friday with a welcome from Dr. Faiza Shereen, director of the CCP International Center, Dr. Thomas Morales, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs and Pomona Mayor Norman Torres.

Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the U.S., will be the plenary keynote speaker at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. His talk will be followed by a performance of the AZA ensemble of North African and American artists presenting music of the ancient Berbers.

“Migration in the Arab World” is the title of a 2 p.m.Saturday panel with Prof. Mahmood Ibrahim discussing Palestinian migration and Dr. Mohammed al-Saida talking on Iraqi mass movements.

An “Armenian Diaspora Roundtable is slated for 3:45 p.m. Saturday. A concurrent “Wrap-Up on Why We Move” panel will be chaired by Dr. Dorothy Wells with Dr. Shereen, Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dr. Gitty Amina.

Registration for Saturday only is $60. For further information, please call 909/ 869-3866 or go to

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