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For Immediate Release

Contacts:
Jane Turnis
(719) 389-6138
JTurnis@ColoradoCollege.edu

Leslie Weddell
(719) 389-6038
Leslie.Weddell@ColoradoCollege.edu

SYRIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES TO DISCUSS CURRENT CHALLENGES AND CRISES

Ambassador also to address Syrian position on Iraqi and Lebanese affairs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – April 3, 2006 – Imad Moustapha, the Syrian ambassador to the United States, will present “Syria: Challenges and Crises” and discuss issues relating to Syria’s position on Iraqi and Lebanese affairs at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Slocum Commons, located on the first floor of the southwest wing of Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street. A question and answer session will follow.

Prior to becoming the Syrian ambassador to the U.S., Moustapha was dean of the faculty of information technology at the University of Damascus, and secretary general of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He is co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad, and was an active consultant to several international and regional organizations of science and technology policies in the Middle East. His wide range of interests includes globalization, cultural identities, social and economic impacts of the Internet and western classical music.

Moustapha is the author, co-author or editor of several books in English and Arabic, including “The Echoes of Orpheus,” “Creativity Out From the Windows of Hell,” “Concurrent Engineering” and “Human Development Report in the Arab World,” which is widely quoted internationally. In addition, he has published more than 200 articles, with the majority focused on the political scene in Washington and on U.S. policies.

The talk is free and open to the public. For information, directions or disability accommodations at the event, members of the public may call (719) 389-6607.

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