Talk entitled 'Lebanon, the Arabs, and the Emerging Global Scenarios'. Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Global South at the American University in Washington DC. Dr. Maksoud, a Lebanese national, was the League of Arab States Chief Representative to India and South East Asia from 1961 to 1965 and, from 1979 to 1990, its Chief Representative to the United Nations. He resigned from the Arab League in 1990 following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From 1967 to 1979 he had served as Senior Editor of Al-Ahram in Egypt and then was Chief Editor of Al Nahar Weekly in Lebanon. Dr.Maksoud was also a member of the team of leading Arab intellectuals which produced in 2002 the groundbreaking and controversial Arab Human Development Report sponsored by UNDP and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development.