Dr. Omar Rifaï

 

 

Dr. Omar Rifai

Dr. Omar Rifai

Director of International Academic Development

Dr. Omar Rifai is a graduate of Harvard University (1974), Oxford University (1975) and Georgetown University (1991). His field of concentration was political science and international relations. Dr. Rifai joined the Jordanian Diplomatic Service in 1975 and served in Jordan’s missions in Cairo, Bern, New York, London and Washington from 1976 to 1994. In 1994-1996, he held the position of Coordinator for the Middle East peace process and Director of the Special Bureau at the Foreign Ministry in Amman, and was a member of the Jordanian delegation to the Jordan-Israel peace talks. In 1996, he was sworn in as Ambassador and in that capacity held the following positions : Ambassador of Jordan to Israel (1996-2000), Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to the U.N. Agencies in Rome (2003-2003), non-resident Ambassador to Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and San Marino (2000-2003), Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League in Cairo (2005-2008). In 2003-2005, and again in 2008, he was Secretary-General of Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs,after which from 2009-2011 he assumed his responsibilities as President of the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy in Amman. During academic years 2004-2005 and 2009-2011, Dr. Rifai was also a part-time lecturer in political science at the University of Jordan.

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