It is with great sadness and sorrow that we learned about the death of the activist, diplomat, and scholar;
a true defender of Arab nationalism and unity and a passionate advocate for the Palestinian cause
Dr. Clovis Maksoud
Ambassador Maksoud, a Lebanese national and graduate of the American University of Beirut, held several positions with the Arab Leagues, including serving as its chief representative to India (1961-66), its special envoy to the US (1974), and its representative to the UN (1979-90). He was an articulate spokesperson for the Arab League from the tumultuous era of the Arab oil embargo and the 1973 Arab/Israeli War until his untimely resignation in the wake of the Gulf War, although he remained a permanent observer for the Arab League at the UN until his death.
Following his diplomatic career, Dr. Maksoud served as Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for the Global South at American University in Washington, DC. During his academic career, he authored several books and articles on the Middle East, Palestine, and the global south.
We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
May he rest in peace and may God give his family the strength to move on
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