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03/05/2010

U.S. Institute of Peace Officer Will Deliver Lecture March 9 on Building Peace in Afghanistan

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 Sughrue coordinates training programs that help government officials, military and police officers improve their conflict management skills.
 The 7 p.m. speech in the Whitton Auditorium of Carroll Hall is sponsored by the Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution Studies minor.

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Nina Sughrue
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Nina Sughrue, of the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., will deliver a lecture on March 9 at Winthrop University on “Building Peace in Afghanistan by Enhancing Local Conflict Resolution Capacity.”

The 7 p.m. speech in the Whitton Auditorium of Carroll Hall is sponsored by the Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution Studies minor, one of the university’s fastest growing minors.

Sughrue is a senior program officer in the Education and Training Center/International. She coordinates training programs that help government officials, military and police personnel, representatives from various international organizations and non-governmental employees improve their conflict management skills. She has conducted training in Afghanistan, Colombia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Poland, Sudan and Turkey and with Israelis and Palestinians.

Prior to joining the Institute, Sughrue worked for eight years in various positions in U.S. government agencies, where she focused on the Middle East and South Asia and was posted to several American embassies in South Asia. Sughrue also spent two years in the State Department Foreign Language School studying Arabic. Sughrue has traveled and worked all over the globe.

She received a B.A. in political science with a focus on international relations from Boston University and an M.A. in international policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

This lecture has been granted cultural event credit for Winthrop students. For more information, contact Virginia Williams, associate professor of history, at williamsv@winthrop.edu 

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