The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its best wishes to H.E. Dr. Clovis Maksoud, an Arab American scholar, thinker, educator and former Ambassador of the League of Arab States both in the USA and United Nations. Dr. Maksoud, AHRC’s National Honorary Chair was recently hospitalized and is in the Intensive Care Unit at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Maksoud is in critical condition.
AHRC-USA joins Dr. Maksoud’s loved ones, family and friends in asking for your prayers for his speedy recovery. H. E. Dr Maksoud was expected to join the AHRC “Spirit of Humanity” Gala this Thursday, May 12, 2016 to deliver special remarks.
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 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.