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Boutros Boutros-Ghali Afro-Arab Prophet, Proselytiser, Pharoah, and Pope

By Adekeye Adebajo Copyright 2023

    This is the first historical biography in English to be published on Egyptian scholar-diplomat, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the most intellectually accomplished of the nine UN secretaries-general. The first African and first Arab to occupy the post, Boutros-Ghali held the office in the momentous five post-Cold War years (1992-1996), massively expanding UN peacekeeping and leading intellectual debates on development, democratisation, and human rights. He had earlier been a key architect of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty as Egypt’s minister of state for foreign affairs, a major figure in Third World diplomacy, and a Professor of International Law and International Relations. This accessible biography sets Boutros-Ghali’s career within the political, social, and cultural contexts from which he emerged.

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    1 Noblesse Oblige: A Committed Coptic Christian
    2 The Prophet: Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
    3 The Proselytiser: The Organisation of African Unity and the Non-Aligned Movement
    4 The Pharaoh: The Perils of Peacemaking
    5 The Pope on the East River: Development, Democratisation, and Human Rights
    6 Legacy


    Professor Adekeye Adebajo is a senior research fellow at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship (CAS) in South Africa. He is the author of UN Peacekeeping in Africa, and served with UN missions in South Africa, Western Sahara, and Iraq.