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  • The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at AUB is pleased to announce the inaugural event in its series.
    The Ambassador in the Academy which will bring resident and roving ambassadors of countries and multinational institutions to AUB for a day to exchange thoughts with students, faculty and staff.

    Her Excellency Frances Guy Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lebanon.

    "More fraternity than friction: The role of values and policies in relations between the United Kingdom and the Arab and Islamic world"

    10 am, Monday, Dec. 10, Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB

    Frances Guy took up appointment as Her Majesty?s Ambassador in Beirut in October 2006. She was Ambassador to Yemen between 2001-2004 and before that served in other diplomatic posts in Paris, Khartoum, Bangkok and Addis Ababa. In 2004-2006 she was Head of the Engaging with the Islamic World Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    Before joining the diplomatic service, Ms Guy worked with the British Council in Damascus, Syria and with the European Parliament in Luxembourg. She studied international relations at Aberdeen University in Scotland, as well as at the Bologna Centre of Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
    The United Nations and International Law, in Lebanon and the Middle East
    with comments by

    - Geir Pedersen, Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Lebanon and   United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon
    - Dr Karim Makdisi, Assistant Professor of political science and international relations, AUB
    - Timur Goksel, lecturer in political science, AUB, and former UNIFIL senior advisor

    Wednesday, December 5
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