|Salaheddin Al-Bashir to present Fode Lecture|
Salaheddin Al-Bashir from the Kingdom of Jordan will present the Oscar and Amelia Fode Memorial Law Lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Baker Courtroom, School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public. His presentation is titled, "Reform, Development and Rule of Law." A reception will follow the keynote address.
Dr. Al-Bashir is the former Minister of Justice and Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He is the founder and managing partner of International Business Legal Associates, which is one of the largest and leading law firms in Jordan, with an integral presence in the Kingdom’s dynamic legal developments and commercial expansion. Al-Bashir holds a bachelor's degree in law from Jordan University, an LL.M from Harvard University, and a doctorate from McGill University.
This is the 25th anniversary of the Fode lecture created by family members in memory of Oscar and Amelia Fode because of their lifelong interest in education, and in the young people of North Dakota. The Fodes were prominent in business in Jamestown, N.D. They began an automobile business known as Midwest Motors in Jamestown in 1929, subsequently establishing Midwest Credit Co., Midwest Machine Co., Midwest Insurance Co., and Dakota Sales and Service, which Oscar continued to operate until his death in 1971. Amelia passed away in 1961.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni and Public Relations, Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2856