Boutros Boutros-Ghali : Afro-Arab Prophet, Proselytiser, Pharoah, and Pope book cover
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Afro-Arab Prophet, Proselytiser, Pharoah, and Pope

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ISBN 9781032430829
January 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
138 Pages

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Book Description

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 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

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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.