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the 2012-13 Season as they are scheduled!
Mon., May 20
Ambassador of South
Africa to the U.S.
6 - 7:30 PM
Thurs., June 6
Wilbur Millar Annual
Meeting, Dinner &
Former Asst. Minister
of Foreign Affairs of
Meeting: 6 PM
Dinner: 7 PM
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sPECIAL EVENT - Monday, May 20
The Honorable Ebrahim Rasool
Ambassador of South Africa to the US
Gateway to the African Opportunity"
joining the Embassy, Ambassador Rasool's most recent
positions have included Member of Parliament in the
National Assembly, Special Advisor to the State
President of the Republic of South Africa and Premier
(governor of the Western Cape Province). He led
various Departments like Health, Welfare, Finance and
Economic Development, and as Premier of the Western Cape
was instrumental in attracting foreign investment into
the Province. Ebrahim Rasool has a long history of
involvement in the anti-apartheid struggle, including
leadership in the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the
African National Congress (ANC). He spent time in prison
and under house arrest.
social and political involvement has consistently been
faith-driven. He has been involved in both the Islamic
Movement as well as the Interfaith Movement, and has
been active in mobilising Muslims and the broader faith
communities for a deeper understanding of Islam and
faith under conditions of oppression (under apartheid)
and currently under conditions of globalisation.
Advance Reservations Required!
Free to the Public
May 17, 2013, 12 Noon
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ANNUAL mEETING, DINNER & SPEAKER - Thursday, June
World Affairs Forum
Annual Meeting and Dinner
Thursday, June 6, 2013
5:30 pm - Cash Bar
6:00 pm - Annual Meeting
7:00 pm - Dinner / Presentation
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main Street
Ambassador Sallama Shaker
Former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and
Visiting Professor, Yale Divinity School
"Reconfiguring the Middle East"
Ambassador Sallama Shaker
was the first woman Assistant Minister of Foreign
Affairs for the Americas in the history of the Egyptian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to that, she was
Egypt's ambassador to Canada. Shaker has held several
other positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
including Deputy Minister for North and Latin America,
Advisor to the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs on
Egyptian/American Relations and NATO, First Secretary at
the office of the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs,
and attaché at the Soviet Desk within the ministry. From
1985-1990, Dr. Shaker served as the Consul General at
the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Throughout her career
Dr. Shaker has been active in women's rights in the
Islamic world. In 2008 she was the organizer of a
conference held at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt on
Challenges Facing Arab Women in the 21st Century.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED
Deadline: Friday, May 31