Alternative Cultures of Diplomacy- Agenda-setting in diplomacy I

                    

 

Event Date: 8 – 9 November  2013
Unrecognised Nations and Peoples Organisation
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague
The Netherlands

Alternative Cultures of Diplomacy

Part of the Diplomatic Cultures Research Network (AH/J013900/1)

Agenda-setting in diplomacy I

Dr Michele Acuto is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) at University College London, Fellow of the Programme for the Future of Cities at the University of Oxford and Fellow of the Center of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.
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Mr Raed Ayad is currently pursuing a PhD at the School of Political, Social and International Studies at the London Academy of Diplomacy at the University of East Anglia, UK. His research is concentrating on the role of the new intelligentsia in formulating and advancing national identity, with the Palestinians as a case study. Raed is currently the Vice President of the Canadian Arab Federation and a director at the Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre in Canada. Moreover, Raed was a parliamentary candidate for the Ontario New Democratic Party in the 2011 Ontario provincial elections.
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Mr  Mohamoud  Abdi  Daar   is a retired career diplomat. From 1968-1999 he worked for the Organization of African Unity (OAU), predecessor of the present African Union (AU) and held senior positions in the organization. He served as  Director  of  the  Political  Department  of  the  OAU  General  Secretariat  in  Addis  Ababa,  Ethiopia  from  1978  to  1979,  as Assistant  Executive  Secretary  of  the  OAU  Delegation  to  the  UN  Office  in  Geneva,  Switzerland  (1980-1987)  and as  senior economist at the OAU mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium (1987 -1999). Following his retirement, he worked as a consultant (2000) at the European Union-African Caribbean and Pacific (EU-ACP) Centre for Industrial Development of Enterprises  in  Brussels.  Born  in  Hargeisa,  Mohamoud  completed  his  primary  education  in  Hargeisa  and  Amoud,  Borama.  Following his graduation from Sheikh Secondary School in 1961, he went to the USA on scholarship. He has a BA from Rutgers University  and  an  MA  from  Columbia  University  School  of  International  Affairs  and  Public  Policy.  Due  to  his  long-standing service, Mohamoud was appointed in 2002 as Somaliland’s Representative to Brussels. He is author of a number of articles on management and international issues.
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Ms Francesca Dickson is a PhD candidate and President’s Research Scholar with Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. Her research focuses on the external relations of sub-state governments, or ‘paradiplomacy’. It looks firstly to uncover the ways in which these sub -state governments develop international agency, and secondly to investigate the link between party-political control and the nature of external representations. The study draws on empirical evidence from Wales, Bavaria and Scotland and utilizes the frameworks of both international relations and comparative politics.
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Dr Sidi M. Omar is a member of the diplomatic corps of the Sahrawi Republic/Frente POLISARIO with diplomatic postings and missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and at the African Union and the United Nations. He has a Ph.D. in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies. He is also a researcher and visiting professor at the Interuniversity Institute of Social Development and Peace at Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain, where he researches peace, conflict and development studies, post-colonialism, cultural and discourse studies, Western Sahara, North Africa and Middle East politics. He has several publications on these topics in Arabic, English, and Spanish.
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Mr James Roslington  is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral research has focused on the  creation  of  an  independent  Islamic  republic  in  northern  Morocco  in  the  1920s.   His  interests  include  the  remaking  of sovereignty and challenges to imperial rule between the world wars.

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