Tarek Mitri

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Tarek Mitri
طارق متري
NowheristanProclamationCeremony.jpg
From left to right: Michel I, Emperor of Nowheristan; Dr. Tarek Mitri, Geir Pederson, Personal representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Lebanon; at the ceremony Proclamation of the Great Empire of Nowheristan. UNESCO Palace, Beirut, 21 September, 2005.
Born 16 September 1950
Tripoli, Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese
Alma mater Paris X university Nanterre
American University of Beirut
Occupation University professor

Tarek Mitri (born 16 September 1950) is a Lebanese university professor, independent politician and former government minister.

Early life and education[edit]

Mitri was born on 16 September 1950.[1] He has a PhD. in political science from the University of Paris X.[2]

Career[edit]

Mitri served as a visiting professor in several international institutions.[2] He has extensive experience promoting Christian-Muslim relations and has published on the subject.[3] Mitri was environment and administrative development minister in 2005. He was minister of culture and foreign minister in the cabinet formed by Fouad Siniora in 2005.[4] He was appointed information minister to the cabinet led by then prime minister Fouad Siniora on 11 July 2008 and the following government of Saad Hariri in 2009.[5]

On 12 September 2012, he was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his special representative and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).[6]

He was appointed director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut on 16 October 2014.[7] He also chairs the board of the distinguished Sursock Museum in Beirut and that of the institute of Palestine Study.

Views[edit]

Mitri states his role is more as an advocate for the intellectuals and the artists along with their freedom of expression and thought. He has also known to be a staunch advocater for Lebanese unity.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarek Mitri's Profile". Katagogi. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Tarek Mitri". Fikr Conference. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Talking To: Tarek Mitri". Now Lebanon. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Foreign governments voice support for Siniora Cabinet". The Daily Star. 4 December 2006. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Profiles: Lebanon's new government". Lebanon Wire. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Secretary-General Appoints Tarek Mitri of Lebanon Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya". UN. 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "AUB announces appointment of Tarek Mitri as new IFI director". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Religious Pluralism and Civil Society: An Interfaculty Working Group at Harvard University". Pluralism. 23 April 2003. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Ghazi Aridi
Minister of Information
2008 – 2011
Succeeded by
Walid Daouk
Preceded by
Fawzi Salloukh
Interim Minister of Foreign Affairs
2006 – 2008
Succeeded by
Fawzi Salloukh
Preceded by
Assad Risk
Minister of Culture
2005 – 2008
Succeeded by
Tammam Salam
Preceded by
Ibrahim Daher
Minister of Administrative Reform
2005
Succeeded by
Jean Oghassapian
Preceded by
Wi'am Wahhab
Minister of Environment
2005
Succeeded by
Yacoub Sarraf