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Philip Charles Habib (February 25, 1920 – May 25, 1992) was the most famous career diplomat in the world in the 1980s. He was best known for his work as Ronald Reagan's special envoy to the Middle East 1981-83. In that role he averted an Israel-Syria war and an Israel-PLO war in 1981, then negotiated a peaceful end to Israel's 1982 siege of Beirut. In 1986 he was instrumental in ending Ferdinand Marcos's attempt to steal the 1986 presidential election in the Philippines. U.S. special envoy to Central America in 1986-87, he helped Costa Rican president Oscar Arias shape and sell the peace plan that led to the end of the region's civil wars. He had come out of retirement to take each of those assignments. During his 30-year career as a Foreign Service officer, he had mostly specialized in Asia. In 1968, he was instrumental in halting the escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

(Bio taken from Wikipedia, accessed 11/12/2014)

Circa Date

1986-1987

Date Digital

2014-11-12

Format

Color photographic print of painting

Digital Collection

NSU Archives, Photographs Collection

Repository

NSU Archives, Nova Southeastern University

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Nova Southeastern University Archives.

Digitization Specifications

Scanned from a photographic print using a EPSON Perfection V700 Photo Scanner at 600 dpi in Tiff format

Keywords

Distinguished Speakers Series, Executive Council Forum, Forum Series, Nova Southeastern University, Lecture, Presentation

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