The lecture will take place in room 35.01.06.
Consilium is happy to present former military interpreter at the Royal Danish Defence, UN Military Observer and current Capacity Building Officer at the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Jamal M. Hammoud, who will talk about:
"The use and knowledge about culture in international conflict solving."
The lecture will take place in room 35.01.06 at the Faculty of Social Sciences (CSS) on may 26th at 5pm.
When countries choose to intervene in conflict-affected countries, national defence operate in foreign cultures. Knowledge and incorporation of cultural understanding in military operations is essential to understand the national and international main issues and in cooperation with the local people. The Military Interpreters (or language officers) at the Royal Danish Defence have a central role regarding communication and culture guidance. Also courses like 'Culture as Operational Tool' at the Royal Danish Defence College helps to increase the understanding of culture as essential in conflict resolution.
Jamal M. Hammoud is a language officer in Arabic and Pashtu from the Royal Danish Defence, where he has been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. During UN's unarmed observation mission in Lebanon he has been deployed as Danish officer and UN military observer He has a master's degree in Contemporary Middle East Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and is currently working as Capacity Building Officer at the international NGO, IRCT (The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims) where he has been in Tunisia, Jordan and Libya.