The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairscordially invites you to the sixth event of
The Bill and Sally Hambrecht Distinguished Peacemakers Lectures Series at AUB
bringing ten prominent international mediators to AUB and Beirut to share their experiences with the AUB community and conflict-resolution practitioners and scholars in Lebanon and the Middle East.
Jan EliassonPeace-making Under the United Nations Flag:Reflections on a Quarter Century of Mediation
5pm, Tuesday 17, February 2009Auditorium A, West Hall, AUB
In a distinguished career spanning over a quarter century, Ambassador Jan Eliasson of Sweden served most recently as Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Darfur. From 2005-2006, Eliasson headed the United Nations General Assembly, and before that was the first UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, where he was involved in Somalia, Sudan, Mozambique and the Balkans. He also served as Minister for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. From 1980-1986, he was part of the UN mediation missions in the war between Iran and Iraq, headed by the late Prime Minister Olof Palme. In 1993-1994, he served as mediator in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He has lectured in Swedish universities and around the world on mediation, conflict resolution and UN reform.