San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A successful and a transformative process has taken place in Somalia, a country many thought was doomed to fail. After repeated attempts to stabilize the country since the fall of the Siad Barre regime in 1991, the country has begun to achieve its political and security goals.
In June 2011, Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali was appointed to lead the Transitional Federal Government to usher in a new era for the country. Today, Somalia has a permanent government; a more efficient parliament, a new constitution, and is almost free from the yoke of the terrorist organizations that kept this country hostage for the two decades. On January 21, 2013, the U.S. government formally recognized the first Somali national government in more than two decades.
Learn firsthand about this road map to success that led Somalia from an era of lawlessness and violence to an era of peace and stability from one of its leaders, Dr. Abdiweli Ali. Dr. Ali’s lecture will highlight the process through which Somali overcame challenges to reach this new level of stability and his view of the prospects for the future of Somalia. A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.
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Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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