Thursday, October 28, 1999

Jordanian Ambassador to speak at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — The late King Hussein's quest for lasting peace will be the topic when Dr. Marwan Jamil Muasher, Jordanian Ambassador to the United States, speaks on Thurs., Nov. 18 at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Dr. Muasher's lecture, titled "Jordan's Path to Peace: King Hussein's Legacy," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Casey Academic Center Forum.

Hussein, who succumbed to cancer earlier this year, ruled Jordan for 46 years and gained wide acclaim for moving Jordan and its neighbors toward peace with Israel. He has been lauded for remaining committed to a lasting peace in the Middle East, infusing humanity and substance into his peace-making endeavors, and magnifying Jordan's role in international relations despite the complexities inherent in the peace process.

Ambassador to the United States since 1997, Dr. Muasher has served as Jordanian Minister of Information, Ambassador to Israel, Director of the Jordan Information Bureau, a political columnist, press advisor to the Jordanian prime minister, and spokesman and member of the Jordanian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Talks. As a member of the Jordanian Delegation to the Middle East peace process, he has intimate knowledge of how the late king handled the conflicting interests of Arab nations.

Dr. Muasher's talk is sponsored by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs. It is free and open to the public.

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