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new permanent representative of lebanon presents credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Nawaf A. Salam, the new Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Salam served as Chair of the Political Studies and Public Administration Department at the American University of Beirut, taking leave as of February 2007. A Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science from 2003 to 2005, he also worked as a part-time lecturer at the institution while busy with his private law practice between 1992 and 2003.
From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Salam was a foreign legal consultant at the law firm of Edwards & Angell in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been an associate researcher at the Centre d’histoire de l’Islam contemporain at the Sorbonne University in Paris and holds degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, Harvard Law School, Beirut’s Lebanese University and the Sorbonne University in Paris.
Proficient in Arabic, English and French, Mr. Salam co-authored the draft law submitted by the Special Electoral Law Commission to the Government of Lebanon in June 2006, in addition to drafting and editing a related report of the Commission.
Born on 15 December 1953, Mr. Salam is married and has two children.
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