PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release 19 March 2018
Ambassador George Cassar Appointed Professor of Diplomacy of the New Westminster College of Caucasus University
TBILISI, GEORGIA. The Office of the President of Caucasus University has announced that His Excellency Ambassador George Cassar, LLD, was officially appointed today as Professor of Diplomacy of the New Westminster College of Caucasus University.
Professor Cassar is a seasoned diplomat and lawyer of over 40 years standing. His most recent diplomatic experience includes service as the Malta Representative to the African Union and the League of Arab States from 2012 to 2015. He previously served in the Foreign Service of Malta as Ambassador to Egypt (2012-2015), Non-resident Ambassador to Ethiopia and the Sudan (2012-2015), and Ambassador to Libya from 2009 to 2011. Professor Cassar served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libyan Arab Maltese Holding Company, Ltd. from 1989 to 2009. He was in private law practice from 1979 to 1989, including serving as legal advisor to the Malta Development Corporation.
Professor Cassar earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English in 1970 from the University of Malta and a Doctorate of Laws in 1973, also from the University of Malta. His executive legal education includes earning the postgraduate Diploma in Air and Space Law in 1978 from the London Institute of World Affairs. He has language proficiency in Maltese, English, Italian and Arabic. He has served as a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College since 2014.
“Ambassador Cassar’s many decades of legal, diplomatic, economic development and international relations experience certainly qualifies him to assume the duties of Professor of Diplomacy,” said Professor Robert Goodwin III, Dean of the New Westminster College of Caucasus University. “I am honored to welcome George to our senior faculty and look forward to collaborating with him and our other professors to deliver professionally relevant executive education programs in diplomacy.”
“I thank Dean Robert Goodwin for the prestigious offer of nominating me as a Professor of Diplomacy of the New Westminster College of Caucasus University,” said Ambassador George Cassar. “I have given the matter serious consideration, and in accepting, I hope that I will live up to the standards expected of me to carry out the responsibilities of such an esteemed office.”
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