Center for Global Studies

The Center for Global Studies in association with

The Mason Global Affairs Student Organization (MGASO)



His Excellency, Dr. Riyad H. Mansour

Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations

Thursday, February 16

5:00-6:30 PM (Doors open at 4:30 PM)

George Mason University

Fairfax Campus

Johnson Center Cinema


Dr. Mansour will speak on the status of negotiations between Palestine and Israel as well as Palestine's efforts at the United Nations to gain admission as a Member State. Question and answer will follow Dr. Mansour's remarks.

In 1983 Dr. Mansour joined the Permanent Observer Mission of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the UN as Deputy Permanent Observer. He represented Palestine in several committees and bodies of the UN. In 1994, he joined private life and accepted a position as Vice-President for Intram Investments, Inc. in Orlando, Florida. While at Intram, Dr. Mansour was responsible for representing the company in governmental relationships and key strategist for land acquisition for developmental projects. Dr. Mansour was also consultant with Laventhal and Slaughter and adjunct Professor, Political Science Department, at the University of Central Florida in 2002. In 2005 he was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations. Dr. Mansour is also the non-resident Ambassador of Palestine to Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Co-sponsors include: The Muslim Student Association and the Global Affairs Program

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