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Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S. to speak at BYU Sept. 9

His Excellency Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, Jordanian Ambassador to the United States and non-resident Ambassador to Mexico, will present a David M. Kennedy Center lecture, “The 60th Anniversary of U.S. – Jordanian Diplomatic Relations,” Wednesday, Sept. 9, at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium at Brigham Young University.

Prince Zeid was appointed ambassador in 2007. Previously, he served as the Kingdom of Jordan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2000 to 2007. He was also Jordan’s Deputy Permanent Representative at the UN with the rank of ambassador.

An expert in international justice, he played a central role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court. In 2002, he was elected the first president of the governing body of the court where he served until November 2005. Prince Zeid also served as a political affairs office in UNPROFOR in the former Yugoslavia from 1994 to 1996.

Prince Zeid holds a bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on events sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, see the calendar online at

For more information about this lecture, contact Erlend Peterson at 801-422-1802.

Writer: Ricardo Castro


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