Commonwealth National Podcast

Imad Moustapha, Syrian Ambassador to the United States (11/7/2007)

Duration: 
1:07:09

SPEAKER: Imad Moustapha, Syrian Ambassador to the United States



TITLE: THE U.S., SYRIA AND THE NEW OLD MIDDLE EAST: CONFRONTATION OR COOPERATION?
 

Syrian Ambassador to the U.S. Imad Moustapha will offer his insight into what it will take to achieve peace in the Middle East, with Syria being a key player in Middle Eastern politics. He will also explain how Syria’s strong diplomatic ties to the United States are critical in efforts to rebuild Iraq and improve the region's relationship with the West.



Moustapha has made numerous appearances on American, British, and Arab television to comment on the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, caused in part by his country’s withdrawal from Lebanon. He has had over 200 articles published in English and Arabic, appearing in such publications as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Al-Hayat, and Newsweek.



Prior to being appointed Ambassador in 2004, Moustapha served as Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Damascus and as Secretary General of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He has been a consultant to a variety of international organizations having to do with science and technology, including UNESCO, UNDP, ESWA, and ALESCO. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad (NOSSTIA). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Surrey.
 

This program was recorded live on November 7, 2007