|Dr. Eng. Baker Abdel Munem
** Born in 1942, Ramleh, Palestine. He took refuge
with his family in Amman, Jordan, only six years later, when the 1948 mass
deportation of Palestinians occurred simultaneously with the implementation
of the Balfour Declaration.
** Starting in 1966, with a B.Sc. in Mechanical
Engineering from Cairo University and after serving as Head of the main
electric power station in Jordan for seven years, he returned to Cairo
University to continue his studies and obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical
Engineering (1975). Additionally, he obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
(1983, Czechoslovakia), a Ph.D. in Economics (1985, Germany) and a Ph.D.
in Political Science (1988, U.S.A.).
** In 1978, he became the Vice-president of the
International Union of Students (IUS), representing the General Union of
Palestine Students (GUPS), until 1983.
** In 1979, he became a member of the Palestine
National Council (PNC), the Palestine Parliament in exile, and, an elected
member the Fateh Revolutionary Council in 1989.
** His first diplomatic posting began in
1983 as the PLO Representative to Japan. He served as the Head of the Permanent
General Mission of Palestine in Japan (1983 - 1995). Totally immersed in
Japanese cultural life, Dr. Baker Abdel Munem authored several books: Palestine
in My Heart, Shakaihihyosha, 1991 in
Japanese; The PLO and the Gulf War,
Daisanshokan, 1991 in Japanese, 1992 in English; An
Inside Story of the Middle East Peace Conference,
Shakaihihyosha, 1993, in Japanese & Al-Shorouk, 1994, in Arabic; Songs
to Hiroshima (Poems), Al-Shorouk 1995,
in Arabic; Old Japanese Folk Tales,
Al-Shorouk 1996, in Arabic.
Palestine in My Heart
The PLO and the Gulf War
An Inside Story of the Middle East Peace
Old Japanese Folk Tales
Songs to Hiroshima (Poems)
** On July 23, 1995, he took up his second posting
as The . With fluency
in English and Arabic, and being fair in French, Dr. Abdel Munem will be
articulating the Palestinian quest for statehood and engaging Canadians
in the building of the State.
** Dr. Baker Abdel
Munem resides in Ottawa. He is married to Ghada Abu Laban, has two daughters,
Madiha and Kinana (both are university post-graduates , each with B.A.
and M.Sc. degrees), and one son, Abdel Munem (university student, architect,
McGill University, Montreal, Canada).
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Fax. 1 613 736 0535
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