Dr. Henri Habib, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University

EVENT DATE: October 7, 2009
TOPIC: The Middle East in 2009 : Peace or Conflict?

Dr Henry Habib, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University, Montreal,  was back by popular demand as the Canadian Club of Kingston’s guest speaker.  At its first luncheon of the new season, Wednesday, October 7, he spoke on:  “The Middle East in 2009 : Peace or Conflict?”

Dr Habib is a highly respected scholar and an authority on the politics of the Middle East, on which he is frequently invited to speak and comment.  He has published two books on Libya and numerous articles on Arab unity, the Palestinian question and other Mid-East topics.  He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, Montreal; a Visiting Professor in Islamic Studies at McGill University; and a Governor Emeritus of Concordia’s Board of Governors.

 Dr Habib founded and chaired the Political Science Department at Loyola College and its successor Concordia University until his retirement in 1999.  He graduated in Political Science from the American University of Beirut.  He studied at Princeton University and received his MA in Political Science at Fordham University.  He taught for several years at the American University of Beirut and at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  He received his PhD from McGill.