Middle East Expert to speak at New England College
MIDDLE EAST EXPERT TO SPEAK AT NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE
Dr. Hrair Balian, accomplished lawyer and noted expert on the Middle East, will speak at New England College on Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the NEC Art Gallery on Main Street in Henniker. The presentation, “The U.S. and the Interlocking Conflicts in the Middle East,” is free and open to the public.
Dr. Balian, a 2009 honorary degree recipient from New England College, has devoted most of his professional life to public service and has written extensively on the topic of human rights. He founded the Covcas Center for Law and Conflict Resolution in Geneva, Switzerland in 1991 and in 1996 served as the Director of the Bosnia Project and International Crisis Group in Sarajevo. From 1990-2003 he was head of the Election Section for the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw. He has also served as the Deputy to the UN Secretary-General’s High Representative for the Elections in Cote d’Ivoire. He has carried out assignments in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, West Africa and other areas in transition. Dr. Balian is currently the Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information on the presentation by Dr. Hrair Balian, please contact Farid Haddad at firstname.lastname@example.org.