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WHO: Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, a professional diplomat in Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for almost 40 years
An Ambassador’s View of the Current World Situation”

WHAT: The Governor’s School of International Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey

WHEN: Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Robert A. Scott Student Center, SC-137

Ambassador Ahmad Kamal held diplomatic postings in India, Belgium, France, the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea and with the United Nations, both in Geneva and in New York. During his decade-long assignment as ambassador and permanent representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, he held many of the highest elective posts: vice president of the General Assembly, president of the Economic and Social Council, chairman of the Consultations on the Role of NGOs, chairman of the Working Group on Informatics and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute of Training and Research, of which he continues to be a senior fellow.

He is the author of publications on disarmament, management, multilateralism, global economic issues and on technical aspects of informatics and information technology. He also serves as president and CEO of The Ambassador’s Club, an organization of retired diplomats committed to educational outreach.

The Governor’s School of International Studies is a four-week residential program for talented rising high school seniors that offers scholars a unique mix of experiential learning, classroom discussions and presentations, and technology-savvy skills workshops in environmentalism and media literacy. The program includes a one-week stay in Quebec City, Canada, enabling scholars to be directly immersed in the historical, cultural, political and religious reality of another culture. On-campus daily activities include morning sessions on topics such as international business and finance, diplomacy and negotiation, public health, human rights, and the environment. Afternoons and evenings feature field trips, multicultural events, and panel discussions. Throughout the three weeks on Ramapo’s campus, scholars also participate in an interdisciplinary computer-assisted country simulation that allows scholars to test negotiation and conflict resolution skills discussed in the core courses.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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