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List of Speakers for the Somalia Event

From: Andy R.
Sent on: Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:12 PM
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April 23, 2009

The Conflict in Somalia

A native Somali, Mr. Yusuf is currently a P.H.D student at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He holds a Masters in Management of Human Services and Social Systems from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a BA in Communication and Political Science from Goshen College in Indiana. An expert on East Africa, At ICAR Hussein studies Conflict Analyses and Resolution where he focuses on state collapse, ethnic conflict and the deeply rooted age-old grievances that shape the ongoing conflicts in the Horn of Africa. As a humanitarian worker, Hussein worked in Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya on United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees? Projects and, Partners for Development and International Rescue Committee.

Abdirahman M. Abdi
An economist by profession, Mr. Abdi worked on Wall Street for Coopers and Lybrand, Citibank and Solomon Brothers. He also worked as a financial officer for the World Bank in Washington, D.C. He holds a BBA in accounting from Pace University, an MS in Finance and an MA in Applied Economics from John Hopkins University. He is currently a PHD candidate in economics at George Washington University.

Patrick Duplat
Patrick Duplat joined Refugees International as Advocate in September 2007. His work focuses on displacement issues in Somalia and Afghanistan. He has also conducted missions and follow-up advocacy in the Central African Republic, Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. Previously Mr. Duplat?s worked with M?decins Sans Fronti?res, in Indonesia, Somalia and Chad, where he worked with refugees from Darfur. Prior to working with MSF, he spent three years in China where he worked on investor relations with a large international public relations firm. Mr. Duplat has a Bachelor?s degree from McGill University in Commerce and a Master?s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics.

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