U.N. official to discuss Afghanistan, March 5
Posted February 28, 2007; 04:42 p.m.
Christopher Alexander, a special United Nations representative to Afghanistan and Canada's former ambassador to that country, will speak on "Afghanistan: The Current Situation" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Alexander is one of the two deputy special representatives appointed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is responsible for political issues, including electoral and parliamentary matters, as well as issues related to politics, peace and stability, security sector reform and human rights.
Alexander was Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005. He previously served for several years as an official in the Canadian embassy in Moscow.
The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Canadian Studies.