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Clovis Maksoud

Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, a lawyer, journalist and diplomat, is presently a Professor of International Relations in the School for International Service at American University. Dr. Maksoud is also the Director of the Center for the Global South at American University and a member of the Advisory Group of the United Nations Development Program.

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.

Dr. Maksoud is the author of many 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", just to list a few. He has also been the Chairperson and Convenor of many conferences on the environment and development, human rights, population and disarmament.

Clovis Maksoud graduated from the American University of Beirut, went on to receive his J.D. from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and did his post-graduate studies at Oxford University in Britain.