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Somalia’s Foreign Policy Priorities

May 20, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

| Free

In this lecture the Foreign Minister will present Somalia’s newly adopted foreign policy. He will also discuss the Somali Government’s vision and the current challenges and future opportunities for a new era of peace, progress and prosperity in Somalia, the region and the world.

Abdusalam H Omer is the Minister of the Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia. He has over 30 years international experience in finance, development and institutional leadership. Dr Omer has also served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia.

Brian Klaas is a Fellow in Comparative Politics in LSE’s Department of Government. Dr Klaas is author of the forthcoming book, The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding & Abetting the Decline of Democracy (September 2016).

The LSE Africa Centre strengthens LSE’s long-term and ongoing commitment to placing Africa at the heart of understandings and debates about global issues.

The Department of International Development  promotes interdisciplinary post-graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.

Suggested hashtag for this event: #LSESomalia