|Imad Moustapha, Syrian ambassador to the United States, discussed “The Syrian Case” on June 1 as part of the university's Campus Forum Series.|
Imad Moustapha, Syrian ambassador to the United States, discussed Syria's foreign policy challenges on June 1 in the Bronco Student Centers Ursa Major C.
Moustapha's discussion, “The Syrian Case,” focused on three major foreign policy challenges Syria is currently faced with. The issues he talked about were the Iraq war, and Syria's relationship with the United States and Iraq; Syria's attempts to strengthen its ties with Lebanon; and the country's peace talks with Israel.
Prior to becoming an ambassador, Moustapha was dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Damascus and secretary general of the Arab School on Science and Technology. He is a co-founder of the Network of Syrian Scientists, Technologists and Innovators Abroad.
Moustapha holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. He has published more than 200 articles, both in English and Arabic, mainly writing about the political scene in Washington, D.C., and U.S. policies. In addition, he has authored, co-authored and edited several books, including “The Echoes of Orpheus,” “Creativity out from the Windows of Hell” and “Concurrent Engineering.”
Moustapha's visit concluded the university's spring quarter Campus Forum series, which brings speakers to discuss topics of current and pertinent interest to the campus community. The Campus Forum featuring Moustapha can be viewed online at video.cpp.edu/streaming/cpp/cf_index.html.
For more information on the Campus Forum series, contact Saul Landau, director of digital media and international outreach programs for the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, at (909) 869-3115.