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The Wide-Ranging Career of Farid Abboud

January 30, 2017
 
Though his long career, which has spanned more than four decades, has featured a wide range of accomplishments to his credit, Farid Abboud is best known as one of the longest-serving Lebanese ambassadors to the United States in history. However, there is a lot more to Farid Abboud than that.

His career got its start way back in 1974, when he worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut, as their assistant director-general of the Department of Political Affairs. In subsequent years, he served in Lebanon’s embassies in London, Rome, and Moscow. Following his service as Lebanon’s Ambassador to the United States, a post he held from 1999 through 2007, he was their Ambassador to Tunisia for the following six years. He now serves as Lebanon’s Ambassador to China, a post he has held since 2013. There is a lot more to Farid Abboud’s career than diplomatic service, however. For example, he was Lebanon's General Counsel in Los Angeles from 1990-1995. He has also been part of numerous Lebanese delegations to international conferences, such as the U.N. General Assembly sessions from 1997-1999.

Profile: Ambassador Farid Abboud

October 29, 2016
 
With a wide variety of accomplishments to his credit, Farid Abboud is most highly regarded for his service as one of the longest-serving Lebanese ambassadors to the United States in history. However, there is a lot more to his career than that. Ambassador Abboud’s career began in 1974, with a position at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut. Over the intervening four decades, he has also been the assistant director-general of the Department of Political Affairs in the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has served Lebanese embassies in such diverse places as Rome, Moscow and London.

Following his long service as the Lebanese ambassador to the United States between 1999-2007, he then served as his country’s ambassador to Tunisia for six years. He is now the Lebanese Ambassador to China, a position he has held since 2013. In addition to a long and distinguished Career as a diplomat, Farid Abboud was also Lebanon's General Counsel in Los Angeles from 1990-1995 and he has represented Lebanon in a series of delegations to international conferences, including U.N. General Assembly sessions between 1997 and 1999.

The Varied Career of Farid Abboud

July 27, 2016
 
Of all of his accomplishments, Farid Abboud is most highly regarded for his stint as one of the longest-serving Lebanese ambassadors to the United States in history, a position he held from March 1999 to July 2007. That said, that stint was just a small part of his career in diplomatic and political service to his home country of Lebanon. He has a strong sense of duty to his people and he has always acted on that.

Farid Abboud began his career with a position with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut. He accepted that post in 1974, but it was only the beginning. Over more than 40 years, he also served as the assistant director-general of the Department of Political Affairs in the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has served Lebanese embassies in Rome, Moscow and London. Currently, Mr. Abboud is the Lebanese Ambassador to China, a post he has held since 2013. Between his diplomatic stint in the United States and his current post, he also served as Lebanon's ambassador to Tunisia for about six years.

It can be said that Farid Abboud's significant political and diplomatic experience came from his significant education. Besides a Diploma of Higher Studies in Political Science from Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, where he also once served as an assistant professor, Mr. Abboud later worked for and earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Lyon in France. He currently serves as a visiting scholar at the University of Peking in China, in addition to his diplomatic work.

In addition to lengthy experience as a top diplomat, Farid Abboud has also held a position as Lebanon's General Counsel in Los Angeles from 1990-1995 and he has also represented Lebanon in a number of delegations to international conferences, including Sessions of the U.N. General Assembly from 1997-1999. In 1996, he represented Lebanon at an Understanding in Southern Lebanon conference and he once gave a speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, entitled, "Lebanon and the Peace Process: An Update."

The Long and Storied Career of Ambassador Farid Abboud

April 13, 2016
 
Farid Abboud is probably best known as one of the longest-serving Lebanese ambassadors to the United States, serving from March 1999 to July 2007. However, Mr. Abboud’s career in diplomatic service is only part of his story. In addition to many years in diplomatic service, he has also distinguished himself in careers in political service and academia, primarily out of a sense of duty to Lebanon, his home country.

His diplomatic career actually began with a position with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut, a post he accepted in 1974 and he has also served as the assistant director-general of the Department of Political Affairs in the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has served Lebanese embassies in Rome, Moscow and London. As of today, Farid Abboud serves as the Lebanese Ambassador to China, where he has been serving since 2013. Between his distinguished service in the United States and his current post, he served as Lebanon's ambassador to Tunisia.
 
In addition to his significant diplomatic experience, Mr. Abboud has also served his country in a number of other ways, such as his term as Lebanon's General Counsel in Los Angeles from 1990-1995.  He has also represented Lebanon in a number of delegations to international conferences, including Sessions of the U.N. General Assembly in 1997, 1998 and 1999, and in 1996 at an Understanding in Southern Lebanon conference in 1996. He is also well-known for a speech he once gave to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, entitled, "Lebanon and the Peace Process: An Update."
 
Farid Abboud's significant political experience has its roots in academia. He has a Diploma of Higher Studies in Political Science from Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, where he also once served as an assistant professor and he also earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).