Ohio:(SIC)-United States Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador James Swan will discuss America’s Dual Track Engagement Policy for Somalia. Focusing on both the progress that has been made and the continuing challenges that confront the U.S. and the international community; Ambassador Swan will discuss U.S. efforts to partner with Somalis as they work to bring security and stability back their country. His remarks will provide an overview of America’s role in supporting humanitarian, development, and security assistance in Somalia. He will also address U.S. programs designed to promote good governance, transparency and accountability within Somalia’s transitional federal and regional administrations. Ambassador Swan’s remarks will be followed by aquestion and answer period.
Ambassador James Swan has served as the United States Special Representative for Somalia since
August 2011. He has served with the State Department since 1988 in Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo,Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Haiti, and Nicaragua, as well as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2006-2008).
Wednesday November 9, 2011
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Monaco’s Place (Libaaxyada) 4555 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43231
Please spread the word.
For details, please contact Jibril Mohamed at (614)489-9226 or SomaliCAN@gmail.com.
Somali Infonrmatoin Center