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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Hussein Hassouna H.E. Ambassador Dr. Hussein Hassouna is Chief Representative of the League of Arab States to the United States. During a distinguished diplomatic career for Egypt, Ambassador Hassouna served as Ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United Nations (1997 to 2002); Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Legal Affairs and Treaties (1996 to 1997); Ambassador to Morocco (1992 to 1996); and Ambassador to Yugoslavia (1989 to 1992). He has been a member of the Egyptian delegation to successive Middle East negotiations in Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC.

Ambassador Hassouna has also served as Director of Cabinet to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt from 1986 to 1989, and was Director of the Egyptian Press and Information Bureau in Paris, France, from 1983 until 1986. Prior to that, he served in Washington, DC, as Political Counsellor at the Egyptian Embassy, and, from 1976 to 1978, was Special Adviser to the Egyptian Foreign Minister on Legal and International Organization Affairs. From 1971 to 1976, he was a member of the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in New York.

Ambassador Hassouna earned an LLB and PhD in international law from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. An author of books and articles on international affairs and Middle East issues, his writings have appeared in such periodicals as the American Journal of International Law and World Policy. Ambassador Hassouna has lectured at major universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France.