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Crisis in the Middle East: An Insider's Persepctive

Abdullah Toukan returns to UCLA to speak on his experiences in the Middle East during the latest turmoil.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Abdullah Toukan

Abdullah Toukan of Jordan was the Science Advisor to the late King Hussein between1978-1999. He was also the Deputy Director of the National Security Council at the Royal Palace and Secretary General of the Higher Council for Science & Technology. He served in the Government of King Abdullah II as the Minister of Telecommunications in 2000. He was the head of the Jordanian Middle East Peace Negotiations Delegation to the Multilateral Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, and a member of the Jordanian Bilateral Middle East Peace Negotiations Delegation in the Jordanian-Israeli Peace Negotiations. He headed the Borders, Territorial Matters, and Security working committee. He has a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of Theoretical Nuclear Physics. Dr. Toukan is an author of numerous publications. His advice is sought throughout the region.


Sponsor(s): Center for Middle East Development

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