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Webinar 25 January with Major General (Ret.) Tim Ford, AO

Published: 01-20-12

Join us 25 January at 11 a.m. UTC/GMT for a webinar with Major General (Retired) Tim Ford from Australia. Maj. Gen. Ford will answer questions about his course Commanding United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and discuss relevant issues facing UN peacekeepers in the field today.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar through posts on the POTI Facebook Group or Page, via email to or may be submitted during the webinar through your Ustream account. Please include a few personal details with your question, such as your name, your nationality, and your current position or post. Maj. Gen. Ford and we at POTI would like to know more about you!

Major General Ford has served in a wide variety of Defence command, staff, and training appointments. He was promoted to Major General in 1996 to assume command of Australia’s 1st Division. From 1998 until 2002, he served in a number of high-ranking United Nations peacekeeping appointments including Head of Mission of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in Jerusalem, and Chief Military Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at UN Headquarters. Since retiring in 2003 Maj. Gen. Ford has undertaken a wide range of projects for the Australian Government, the United Nations, the African Union, and other International Organizations as a mentor, adviser and consultant on international peace and security issues.