And Terrorism Expert Mansoor Ijaz To Speak Feb. 5
February 3, 2003--
Mansoor Ijaz, an internationally known national security
and counter-terrorism expert involved in several key diplomatic
efforts, will present two public talks at the University of Virginia
on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
U.Va. graduate, Ijaz will speak at 11 a.m. at the Miller Center
of Public Affairs and at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room.
a private U.S. citizen, in 1997 he negotiated Sudan’s counter-terrorism
offer to the Clinton administration and in 2000 wrote the outline
for a cease-fire between Muslim separatists and Indian security
forces in Kashmir. He also served as a source for the Wall Street
Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was later killed by terrorists
in Pakistan. Ijaz’s commentaries appear regularly in the New
York Times and Washington Post and on national television news programs.
of a New York investment firm focusing on U.S. national security
technologies, Ijaz devotes much of his time to foreign affairs analysis
and to promoting understanding of the Muslim world in the West.
also will visit with U.Va. students in classes Wednesday and Thursday.
To arrange an interview contact U.Va. News Services at (434) 924-6856
article about Mansoor Ijaz’s career appears in U.Va. Arts
& Science Online magazine at http://aands.virginia.edu/story.phtml?pid=hn_13112002304304_jb1
Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856