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Editor , educator , Librarian

Mary-Jane Deeb, Lebanese Editor, educator. Member United Nations Association, American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Middle East Studies Association North America, Women's Caucus for Political Science, American-TunisianAssn. (Executive Board since 1989), World Affairs Council, Women in Foreign Policy.

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

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Marius K. Deeb): Libya Since the Revolution, 1982. Author: Libya's Foreign Policy, 1991. Co-editor: Hasib Sabbagh from Palestinian Refugee to Citizen of the World, 1996, Cocktails and Murder on the Potomac, 2001, (novel) Murder on the Riviera, 2004, A Christmas Mystery in Provence, 2004.

      Review editor International Journal Middle-East Studies, 1989-1994. Contributor articles, reviews to professional journals and encyclopedias, and chapters to books. Interviewed on numerous television programs, including Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News, ABC News, NBC Nightly News, Cable News Network Headline News, Fox Morning News, Public Broadcasting Service, and in news publications, including New York Times, Washington Post, Time magazine, others.

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