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Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed A. Mohamed to Speak at Buffalo Rotary
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Former Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed A. Mohamed to Speak at Buffalo Rotary

Buffalo, NY – Mohamed A. Mohamed, former Prime Minister of Somalia, will speak on Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Templeton Landing (2 Templeton Terrace). 

Mohamed's presentation is made possible by Rotary Club of Buffalo and will discuss his whirlwind seven-month reign as the Prime Minister of an African country that has been struck by the worst drought in 60 years, killing tens of thousands in just the last few months and forcing an exodus by millions to find food and relief. He was appointed Prime Minister of Somalia in October 2010 and resigned in June 2011. The event is $20, includes a buffet lunch, and is open to the public. Seating is limited.

Mohamed was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and holds both Somali and American citizenship. He was educated in the United States, completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University at Buffalo. From 1985-1988, Mohamed acted as First Secretary in the Somali embassy in Washington and worked with various human rights organizations. He also worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Somalia before the collapse of the federal government in 1991 and the ensuing civil war. In Buffalo, Mohamed has served as an at-large commissioner for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, a case manager for the city’s lead abatement program, a minority business coordinator for the Erie County Division of Equal Employment Opportunity, and a teacher of leadership skills and conflict resolution at Erie Community College.

The mission of Rotary Club of Buffalo is to provide fellowship and networking opportunities for business, professional and community leaders, to provide service to the community, and to promote high ethical standards and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace. In 2010, Rotary Club of Buffalo officially marked 100 years of service to Buffalo, with 150 current active members serving the local and international communities. In addition to distributing many one-time grants, Rotary Club of Buffalo has contributed to such significant projects as the founding of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club (1926); establishing Sunshine Day at Cradle Beach (1945); Rotary Lane next to Mirror Lake (now Hoyt Lake) in Delaware Park; Rotary Rink in Fountain Plaza; Rotary Park next to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse (for which Buffalo Rotary was a large contributor) and installing the 100-foot-high Rotary Flagpole with 30’ x 60’ flag at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park in downtown Buffalo. Rotary Club of Buffalo is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization founded in 1905 in Chicago. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary Club of Buffalo was the 28th club in the world. For more information about Rotary Club of Buffalo's Thursday luncheon speakers series at Templeton Landing, call 716-854-3397 and visit www.buffalorotary.org. 

 

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