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U.N. adviser to discuss future of Afghanistan, March 26

Paula Newberg, special adviser to the United Nations Foundation, will discuss "Redesigning Babar's Empire: What is Happening in Afghanistan?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Bowl 1, Robertson Hall.

Newberg is an international consultant specializing in the management of international public policy. Her focus is on the political economy of states encountering conflict and economic dislocation, the political organization of multilateral institutions and the structure of international assistance. She has been an adviser on governance and development to governments, foundations, nongovernmental and human rights organizations and the United Nations in central and eastern Europe, central and south Asia and Africa.

Newberg has spent 25 years working in the field of human rights, and more than 20 years working in states involved in conflict or attempting to recover from civil strife. She was special adviser to the United Nations in Afghanistan from 1996 to 1998. As part of her advisory responsibilities to the U.N. Foundation, Newberg presently is working with the United Nations and the Interim Authority in Afghanistan to plan the course of political and economic reconstruction.

Babar, who was born in an area that later became part of Afghanistan, was the founder and first emperor (1526-30) of the mogul dynasty of India.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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