From March 1994, and until April 2001, I worked at the UNDP Damascus Office, first as a National Program Officer - Head of the Program Support Unit, and, subsequently, as Assistant Resident Representative. From 2001, and until I joined NYIT Amman in 2004, I continued to work with the UN development system both in Syria and the region as a credit/poverty alleviation consultant. I was uncomfortable with most of what all this entailed, and it had little to do with my academic interests, but it was, at the time, the only way to live near my parents.
Speaking on behalf of the UN staff in Syria in the presence of Mr. Kofi Annan, Damascus, Sheraton Hotel - February, 1998
Meeting Mr. Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the UN
who like me also graduated from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota)
Damascus, Sheraton Hotel - February, 1998