Safwan al-Qudsi

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Safwan al-Qudsi (Arabic: صفوان القدسي‎, b. 1940) is the Secretary General of the Syrian Arab Socialist Union Party,[1] a member of the central leadership of the National Progressive Front which controls the Syrian legislature, and chairman of the Arab Parties Congress.[2]

Safwan al-Qudsi received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Damascus. From 1972 to 1974 he was an assistant editor of the magazine Knowledge (المعرفة), a chief editor from 1974 to 1978. From 1980 through 1981 he was editor-in-chief of Moral (الأدبي) a literary magazine.

Safwan al-Qudsi was elected to the legislature in 1977, and was a Minister of State from 1978 to 1980. Since 1981 he has been a member of the central leadership of the National Progressive Front. He has been the Secretary General of the ASU since 1984.[3] He is member of the Syrian Society for Research and Studies (جمعية البحوث والدراسات).

In March 2000 Safwan al-Qudsi's wife, Bari'a al-Qudsi, was appointed as Minister of Labor and Welfare, representing the ASU party in the cabinet. She lost the position in the December 2001 governmental reshuffle.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Qudsi, Safwan (1974) Siyasah al-musallahah: dirasat fi al-fikr al-siyasi al-muasir (Armed Policy Studies: Contemporary political thinking) Wizarat al-Thaqafaj wa-al-Irshad al-Qawmi, Damascus OCLC 23522692
  • Qudsi, Safwan (1984) al-Batal wa-l-tarikh: Qira'a fi fikr Hafiz al-Asad al-siyasi (The Hero and History: A Reading of the Political Thought of Hafiz al-Asad) Ṭalas, Damascus OCLC 15252750

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