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Foreign and Security Policy from the Perspective of a Small Nation

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LSE SU Albanian Society public lecture

Date: Thursday 19th February 2009
Time: 7pm
: D302, Clement House
Speakers: Ambassador Zef Mazi

Ambassador Zef Mazi is a career diplomat and the current Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Irleland. Prior to being assigned to London in September 2007, he served as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Albania to the OSCE, UN and other international organizations in Vienna. In 2004 he was nominated candidate for Secretary General of the The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Mazi served in the Department of Technical Co-operation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and in June 2002, he was a Presidential candidate in Albania's Presidential elections. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Adviser in the Conflict Prevention Centre of the Department of Administration and Operations at the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). In 1997 he was Director of the UN Department in his country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Mazi was Minister Counsellor/Chargé d'Affaires as well as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the IAEA, the OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna, from 1991 to 1997 and from 1991 to 1992 he served as Minister Counsellor and Chargé d'Affaires in his country's Embassy in Austria and Switzerland. From 1989 to 1991, he worked in the Department of Multilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania. From 1987 to 1989 he was Head of the International Relations Department of the General Directorate of PTT. From 1978 to 1986 he was translator and editor at the "8 Nentori" Publishing House. He also served as lecturer at the University of Tirana (1979-1988), as announcer and translator at Radio Tirana World Service (1975-1985) and principal English interpreter in his country (1980-1990). Born on 27 January 1956 Mr. Mazi graduated from the University of Tirana in English language and literature (major field) and international relations and law. He received the "Grand Officier, Byzantine Order of the Knights of the Holy Grave". He has published a number of books, translations, articles and political analyses on international relations.

For further information, email Su.Soc.Albanian@lse.ac.uk or phone Alfred Kovaci on 07863399657.


A copy of Ambassador Zef Mazi's speech is available to download.  Please note this is a draft text of the speech and may differ from the version as delivered.

Download: Foreign and Security Policy from the Perspective of a Small Nation (pdf)

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