Arab Diplomacy at the UN: New Approaches to Regional and Global Challenges, H.E. Dr. Amal Mudallali
Date(s) - 04/20/2021
Lebanese American University’s New York Academic Center and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University are pleased to welcome you to the launch of a series on Arab Diplomacy at the United Nations. Arab states have played an active role at the UN since its founding. At a time of regional and global change, the series will discuss with Arab diplomats the current issues of concern to each Arab state and their priorities locally, regionally and globally. This will include a historical and strategic perspective on addressing the region’s challenges. We are thrilled to launch the series with H.E. Dr. Amal Mudallali, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations.
H.E. Dr. Amal Mudallali has been serving as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations since January 2018.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Mudallali was based in Washington DC, as the principal advisor on American Affairs to Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon. From 2013-2016, Dr. Mudallali was a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.
Dr. Mudallali served as late Prime Minister Rafic Hariri’s foreign policy advisor from 2000-2005, as well as his Spokeswoman for the foreign press and head of his International Press Office from 1998-2000.
The Founder and President of Bridges International Group, a political consulting firm in Washington, she also served as Director of Government Affairs at Duane Morris, LLP, from 2010-2011.
Ambassador Mudallali holds a Ph.D. in Political Communication from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in political communication from Syracuse University, New York. She also received a B.A. in Mass Communication from the Lebanese University.
Support for this program was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation.