Colonel Rosenbaum discusses reform in the Middle East, Africa Oct. 18

October 13, 2011 | By Evie Klopp Holzer

NORMAN – Colonel Alan D. Rosenbaum will share his experiences serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and the African territories of Sudan, Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti helping the people rebuild, restructure, and reform their nations at noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, in classroom 4 at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road. The program is presented by OU Law’s Military Law Society and Law Students for Africa. Lunch will be provided.

A 1971 graduate of OU, Rosenbaum served 21 years in private practice, two-and-a-half years as an assistant district attorney, three years as an adjunct professor, and more than 30 years in the military, commanding and managing combat, logistics,  transportation, training, and maintenance support units and operations. Rosenbaum will share how he came to aid numerous countries in Africa and the Middle East and how students can get involved in future efforts. Rosenbaum will also discuss the importance of OU Law programs such as the International Human Rights Clinic, which is sponsored by Pros For Africa and gives students the opportunity to research and investigate issues that have an impact on indigenous populations in selected countries.

This is a free event, and those planning to attend are encouraged to respond. For reservations, additional information and accommodations based on disability, contact Nazareth Haysbert at


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Media contact: Evie Klopp Holzer, (405) 831-0709

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