Last updated on: 9/21/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Riyad Mansour, PhD, MA Biography

Title:
Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Today’s vote is also a contribution to the international efforts to salvage the two-State solution based on the pre-1967 borders and in accordance with the relevant resolutions of this United Nations and the Arab Peace Initiative; a solution that has been gravely damaged by the occupying Power, yet which we continue to strive for so that we may see the day when the State of Palestine and State of Israel live side by side in peace, coexistence and security, ushering the dawn of a new era in our region and in our global community.”

“Statement by Ambassador Dr Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, at the United Nations General Assembly Vote on the Draft Resolution (A/69/L87/Rev.1) on the Raising of Flags of Non-Member Observer States (Item 120: Strengthening of the United Nations System), 10 September 2015,” palestineun.org, Sep. 10, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, 2005-present
  • Senior Executive Consultant, Maali Enterprises, Florida, 2002-2005
  • President, Mansour Consulting LLC, 2002-2005
  • Litigation Consultant, Leventhal & Slaughter, 2002-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Political Science, University of Central Florida, 2002-2005
  • Vice-President, Intram Investments, 1994-2002
  • Deputy Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, 1983-1994
Education:
  • PhD, Counselling, University of Akron
  • MA, Education Counselling, Youngstown State University
  • BA, Philosophy, Youngstown State University
Other:
  • None found