December 13, 2018

What would you ask Zeid Al Sabban?

Zeid Al Sabban is Head of the African Affairs division at the League of Arab States. I’ll be speaking with him in Cairo early next month. He has just agreed “in principle” to do a podcast – it will just be contingent on timing. You have between now and June 6 to submit a question on Darfur that you would like to ask him.

In the interests of full disclosure I should tell you that if it ends up coming down to asking my research questions versus doing a podcast, I’ll be doing the former. But if we can fit in both, all the better.

Here is his bio from the Doha Debates website:

Zeid Al Sabban is the Head of the African Affairs division at the Office of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States.

Zeid Al Sabban joined the Office of the Secretary General, Amr Moussa, in 2001 and is responsible for the Afro-Arab dossier.

Since joining the Arab League in 1993 Mr. Al Sabban has worked extensively on Sudan. He has represented the Arab League in the Abuja peace talks on Darfur since August 2004 and was the Arab League signatory on the Darfur Peace Agreement. More recently he chaired the sixth and seventh rounds of the International Partners Meetings. He was also a member of the Arab League fact finding missions to South Sudan in April 2003 and Darfur in March 2004.

In addition to his role in Sudan peace talks at the Arab League, he has been a member of several Arab League mediation teams to Somalia and Comoros and has worked on multilateral affairs and nuclear disarmament.

Mr. Al Sabban was born in Damascus and educated in LesJesuites School. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cairo (1991) and a Master’s degree in International Private Law from Paris Dauphine (1994).

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