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Charles Habib Malik

Malik, Charles Habib, 1906–87, Lebanese statesman and educator, grad. American Univ. of Beirut, 1927, Ph.D. Harvard, 1937. After teaching philosophy at the American Univ. of Beirut (1937–45), Malik served as minister (1945–53) and ambassador (1953–55) to the United States. As foreign minister (1956–58), he supported President Eisenhower's decision to send troops to Lebanon in 1958. Malik was a signer of the UN Charter (1945) and served as delegate to the UN from 1945 to 1955 and from 1957 to 1959. His publications include The Problem of Asia (1951) and Man in the Struggle for Peace (1963).

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