Thursday, September 19, 2013

Upcoming Event: Please Join Us for a Conversation with Maen Rashid Areikat- Chief Representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Delegation to the United States

Please Join Us for a Conversation with Maen Rashid Areikat 
Chief Representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Delegation to the United States and Keynote Speaker at the Global Studies Conference 
October 3rd-5th

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
12:30-2:00pm
Omaha Room
Milo Bail Student Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Free and Open to the Public



Maen Rashid Areikat, who was born in Jericho in the occupied West Bank earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University and his MBA in management from Western International University. He received his diplomatic training at the Ministry of External Affairs in Ottawa, Canada and completed a training course in good governance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2001.

Prior to his appointment to Washington, he served for 11 years at the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the PLO in Ramallah, most recently as its Deputy Head and Coordinator-General (2008-2009). Mr. Areikat first joined NAD in 1998, when it was headed by current Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), and served as its Director-General until March 2008. In addition to overseeing NAD's day-to-day operations, Mr. Areikat was responsible for overseeing the work of the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU), which provides legal, policy, communication and technical support to Palestinian Negotiating Teams and to the Palestinian Leadership.

Earlier, he spent five years at Orient House, the headquarters of the PLO in Jerusalem and of the Palestinian Negotiating Team to the Madrid peace talks. While at Orient House, he served as spokesperson for the late Mr. Faisal Husseini, former PLO Executive Committee member in charge of Jerusalem Affairs, and later as Desk Officer for the U.S., Canada, Australia and South Africa in Orient House's International Relations Department. Mr. Areikat previously took part in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Beit Hanoun in Gaza and Taba in Egypt in 1996, in Jerusalem in 1997 and was an official member of the Palestinian delegation to the Wye River negotiations in 1998.


For more information about this event or the conference, please contact Dr. Rory J. Conces, rcones@unomaha.edu or call 402.554.2947


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