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Mary-Jane Deeb

Mary-Jane Deeb, Egyptian editor, educator, librarian.

Background

  • Deeb, Mary-Jane was born on August 27, 1946 in Alexandria, Egypt. Arrived in the United States, 1973. Daughter of Alix and Stephanie (Klanscek) Anhoury.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Sociology, American University, Cairo, 1967. Master of Arts in Sociology, American University, Cairo, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1987.

    Career

    • Research associate Ford Foundation, Beirut, 1972-1973. Consultant United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia, 1980, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Beirut, 1980-1981. Project director United States Agency for International Development, 1982-1983.

      Assistant professorial lecturer George Washington University, Washington, 1988-1989, 93, 97, Georgetown University, Washington, 1991, 94. Assistant professor American University, 1989-1994, adjunct associate professor, 1994—2004. Editor Middle East Journal, 1995-1998.

      Arab world area specialist Library. of Congress, 1998—2004, head Near East section, 2004—2005, chief African and Middle Eastern division, since 2005. External reviewer for grant proposals United States Institute Peace, Washington, 1991, 92, 97, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, 2003, National Endowment of the Humanities, 2005. Testified on subcommittee on Africa foreign relations committee United States House of Representatives, 1991, 92, 98.

      Testified before the select committee on intelligence, United States Senate, 1996. Testified on foreign relations committee United States Senate, 1997, United Nations Monitor of Algerian legislative elections, 1997. Director Algeria program Corporation Council on Africa.

      Leader Library. of Congress Mission to Iraq, 2003. Team member Library. Congress Mission to Iran, 2004, co curator, Voice From Afganisthan Library. Congress, 2010.

    Works

    • A Christmas Mystery in Provence
    • It is the winter holidays, and Madame de Medici, Chrissy's beloved grandmother, and sleuthing partner, has decided to spend a traditional Provencal Christmas en famille with her children and grandchildren and assorted guests in her villa in Grasse.
    • Murder on the Riviera
    • Having recently inherited ten million dollars from her French Grand-mère, Marie-Christine "Chrissy" Medici is enjoying the sun-drenched beaches and culinary delights of the French Riviera.
    • Murder on the Riviera
    • Having recently inherited ten million dollars from her French Grand-mère, Marie-Christine "Chrissy" Medici is enjoying the sun-drenched beaches and culinary delights of the French Riviera.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member United Nations Association, American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Middle East Studies Association North America, Women's Caucus for Political Science, American-Tunisian Association (executive board since 1989), Hannibal Club (founding member 1999), International Advisory Committee on History of Arabic and Islamic Science, King Abdallah University of Science & Technology, World Affairs Council, Women in Foreign Policy, Mystery Writers American, Sisters in Crime, Cosmos Club.

    Connections

    • Married Marius K. Deeb, September 27, 1969. 1 child, Hadi K.
    • father: Alix Anhoury
    • mother: Stephanie (Klanscek) Anhoury
    • spouse: Marius K. Deeb
    • child: Hadi K. Deeb
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    Born August 27, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1967
      American University
    • 1972
      American University
    • 1987
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1972 - 1973
      Research associate, Ford Foundation
      Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
    • 1980 - 1981
      consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia
      Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
    • 1980
      consultant, United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia
    • 1982 - 1983
      project director, United States Agency for International Development
    • 1988 - 1989
      assistant, professorial lecturer George Washington University
      Washington, United States
    • 1991
      assistant, professorial lecturer George Washington University
      Washington, United States
    • 1995 - 1998
      editor Middle East Journal
    • 2005
      Arab world area specialist, Library of Congress
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