Amb. Reda Mansour, Ph.D.

Amb. Reda Mansour, Ph.D.

2017-2018 Visiting Professor

Background and Education:

Reda Mansour is a former Israeli ambassador to both Brazil and Ecuador. Appointed at 35 years old, he was the youngest ambassador in Israel’s history as well as the first non-Jewish career diplomat. Early in his career as consul general of Israel to the U.S. Pacific Northwest, based in San Francisco, he used art and music to promote Arab-Jewish dialogue. Later, he also served in Atlanta, where he was chosen by his fellow consul generals from more than 50 countries to be the dean of the Atlanta Consular Corps. Mansour is also an accomplished author, who has published among his academic body of work four books of poetry as well as several short stories. His doctoral work from the University of Haifa focused on the intellectual history of modern Syria. He also holds an M.A. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and speaks five languages.

Publications include:

The Silence Between the Words (Consulate General of Israel to the Southeastern United States, 2009 – English translation); Tender Leaves of Conscience (Sa’ar Publishing, 2004 – in Hebrew); United Nations General Assembly Resolutions on the Middle East (Israeli Foreign Ministry, 1993 – Editor).

Israel Institute Awards: 
Visiting Faculty Programs
Emory University