Clovis Maksoud

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Ambassador Clovis Maksoud was in 2000, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for the Global South at American University in Washington, DC.

"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."

"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." [1]

Dr. Clovis Maksoud was married to the late Dr. Hala Salam Maksoud.

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  1. Professor Clovis Maksoud, American University, accessed November 14, 2008.
  2. National Advisory Board, Arab American National Museum, accessed December 5, 2008.
  3. Board of Advisors, Tahirih Justice Center, accessed November 14, 2008.
  4. Board of Advisors, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, accessed February 10, 2011.
  5. Advisory Board, Friendship Caravan, accessed December 5, 2008.