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Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

Ambassador Clovis Maksoud at The City Club of Cleveland

CLEVELAND: Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, director of the Center for the Global South at American University, will speak about the current situation between Israel and Lebanon at noon on Friday, August 11, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.

A Lebanese national, Maksoud was the chief representative of the League of Arab States in India from 1961 to 1966. From 1967 to 1979, he served as the senior editor of Al-Ahram and then chief editor of Al-Nahar Weekly.

Maksoud serves on the UNDP’s Advisory Board for the Arab Human Development Reports and is the president of the Foundation for Arab Policy Studies. In 2006, a chair was established in his and his late wife's name, the Clovis and Hala Salam Maksoud Chair, at Georgetown University.

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.” He has also been the chairperson and convener of many conferences on the environment and development, human rights, human security, landmines, population and disarmament. His most recent book is Al-ArabFizaman Al-Di’Ya’a.

Maksoud is the 2006 recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the American University of Beirut’s Alumni Association in Washington, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and US-OMEN.

Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.







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