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'Somalia: Building Democracy, Peace and Security'
Apr 10 2013 12:15pm-1:45am
This event is limited to Georgetown University students, faculty and staff.
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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

invites you to a briefing:

'Somalia: Building Democracy, Peace and Security'


Steve Walker
U.S. Department of State
Office of East Africa Affairs

Much has happened in Somalia since the official U.S. recognition of the Government of Somalia on January 17, 2013 for the first time in 22 years. On March 3 the Security Council agreed to suspend the arms embargo on the government of Somalia, while providing safeguards to ensure responsible development of the security sector. What are the next steps to support the Government of Somalia as they turn the page on two decades of civil war?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

12:15pm - ICC 270

Steve Walker is the Director of the State Department’s Office of East Africa Affairs, which manages our bilateral relationships with the 11 countries of East Africa, including Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Mr. Walker's overseas postings include Baghdad, Iraq; Damascus, Syria; Sanaa, Yemen; Tunis, Tunisia; Nouakchott, Mauritania; and Ankara, Turkey. In Washington, he was a Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University and served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs. Born and raised in Hawaii, Mr. Walker is a graduate of Reed College and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and a Presidential Management Intern at the U.S. Information Agency. He is married and has two sons, ages 14 and 16-going-on-20.

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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding

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