Ambassador Clovis Maksoud: Book Reading/Signing

Ambassador Clovis Maksoud Book Reading

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Date:  Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time:  4:00 pm
Location:   Sever Hall
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free and Open to the Public

Ambassador Maksoud will be presented by

Professor William Granara

Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University

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A Lebanese national, Dr. Maksoud was the Chief Representative of the League of Arab States in India from 1961-1966. From 1967-1979, he served as the Senior Editor of Al-Ahram, and then Chief Editor of Al-Nahar Weekly. Ambassador Maksoud was appointed as the League of Arab States’ Chief Representative to the United States and the United Nations on September 1, 1979. On August 15, 1990, he submitted his resignation from the League in the aftermath of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. A lawyer, journalist and diplomat, Dr. Maksoud served as the Arab League Ambassador to India and South-East Asia from 1961-1966.

Dr. Maksoud is the author of several articles and books on the Middle East and the global South, among them: “The Meaning of Non-Alignment,” “The Crisis of the Arab Left,” “Reflections on Afro-Asianism” and “The Arab Image.” Ambassador Clovis Maksoud was Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for the Global South at American University in Washington, DC from 1990-2012. Clovis Maksoud was the Chairperson and Convener of many conferences on environment and development, human rights, population, and disarmament.

Born on December 17, 1928, Dr. Maksoud graduated from The American University of Beirut, went on to receive his J.D. from the George Washington University in Washington, DC and did post-graduate studies at Oxford University in Britain.

The CAC is honored to have Professor Maksoud in Massachusetts to speak about his rich and invaluable life experience.

Dr. Maksoud will be presented by Professor William Granara, Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

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  1. This looks great, I hope we see more events like this coming to the Boston area! One request, could you please update your CAC Google Calendar? It would be great to get notifications and reminders for your events, or maybe use Facebook events? Thanks for your efforts!

    • Dear Rima,
      Thank you very much for your comment. It is with your support, the CAC can continue in its efforts to celebrate and promote the Arabic Culture.
      We will work on improving the Calender and thank you for bringing this up.
      Looking forward to see you on Nov. 1 for Professor Maksoud memoir event.
      CAC Team

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