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Brooklyn College’s Political Science Dept: Africa And The UN

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The Political Science Department, Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance, and Diversity, Barnes and Noble Student Fund and Brooklyn College Graduate Studies Program invites you to a presentation:

delivered by Dr. Orobola Fasehun.

The WIPO Coordination Office in New York is responsible for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive program of consultation, dissemination of general and technical information, awareness-raising, promotional events, and policy briefings on intellectual property matters and the policies and programs of WIPO to United Nations System organizations and agencies, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and market sector interests based in New York. The Coordination Office reports to WIPO headquarters on developments and emerging issues at the UN with potential implications for the policies and operations of WIPO.

The Presenter:
Dr. Orobola Fasehun is the former Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Coordination Office, New York. He is a Nigerian who joined the Organization in June 1998, as Chief Coordination Officer. In November 2000, he was appointed Acting Director of the WIPO Coordination Office, New York. Before joining WIPO, whilst in the diplomatic service of Nigeria, Dr. Fasehun rose to Foreign Service Grade 1, which is ambassadorial grade, in the Foreign Service of Nigeria and held senior-level responsibilities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Minister-Counselor for Policy Planning, and Deputy Director-General for the First United Nations Department responsible for political, security and disarmament issues. He also occupied Nigerian diplomatic posts in Addis Ababa, New York and Geneva. In the latter post, he served as Chargé d’affaires and Chief Representative of Nigeria to many meetings of the United Nations and specialized agencies in Geneva, including WIPO, the International Labour Office, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization. Dr. Fasehun has a Doctorate and a Masters in Political Science from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the District of Columbia. He has taught as a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria, and has published articles on the foreign policy of Nigeria, Africa’s political economy and other aspects of international relations. Dr. Fasehun has held the positions of Chairman of the United Nations Committee on Information, and Spokesperson of the Non-Aligned Countries in the First Preparatory Committee of the Review and Extension Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

James Hall (J)*

Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Room 3403 JAMES HALL,

Date: Monday, May 10, 2010,

Time: 7-9 pm.

Preceded by a Reception from 6-7 pm at Room 3414 JAMES HALL

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