H.E. Dr. Hussein Hassouna
Ambassador of the League of Arab States
Dr. Hussein Hassouna was appointed Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States of America in July 2002, having previously served for five years as Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United Nations. Prior to this, he was Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt for international Legal Affairs & Treaties (1996-1997), Ambassador of Egypt to Morocco (1992-1996) and to Yugoslavia (1989-1992), Director of Cabinet to the Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt (1986-1989), and Director of the Egyptian Press & Information Bureau in Paris, France (1983-1986)
A native of Egypt, Ambassador Hassouna received his L.L.B. & PhD in International Law from Cambridge University in England. This led to a distinguished career in international diplomacy, which saw him serve as a Member of Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations and a Representative of Egypt to major United Nations conferences, Non-Aligned, African and Arab meetings. He also served as a Member of the Egyptian delegation to successive Middle East peace negotiations in Cairo, Tel Aviv and Washington, DC, leading to the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
Dr. Hassouna has lectured at major universities in the United States, Canada, England and France, including Yale, Georgetown, UCLA, McGill, Cambridge, Duke, and the Sorbonne. He is the author of a book, The League of Arab States and Regional Disputes, a Study of Middle East Conflicts, and of numerous articles on international law and world affairs in publications such as the American Journal of International Law, World Policy Journal, and various United Nations publications.
For Ambassador Hassouna and his wife Nevine, this is the second time living in the Washington, DC area. In the early Eighties, he served as Political Counselor of the Embassy of Egypt to the United States.
Conference at Cal-Poly Pomona
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the U.S
Dimensions of International Migration
By Samir Twair
“How Our World Is Changing: Dimensions of International Migration” is the title of an international conference on the causes and effects of global migration slated for Friday and Saturday at California State University Pomona.
Scholars will be discussing the phenomenon of migrating groups from
The two-day event will open at Friday with a welcome from Dr. Faiza Shereen, director of the
Dr. Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the
“Migration in the Arab World” is the title of a 2 p.m.Saturday panel with Prof. Mahmood Ibrahim discussing Palestinian migration and Dr. Mohammed al-Saida talking on Iraqi mass movements.
An “Armenian Diaspora Roundtable is slated for Saturday. A concurrent “Wrap-Up on Why We Move” panel will be chaired by Dr. Dorothy Wells with Dr. Shereen, Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dr. Gitty Amina.
Registration for Saturday only is $60. For further information, please call 909/