Prominent ECE Alumnus Presents Timely First Book

Dr. Marwan Muasher, author, Purdue alumnus, Jordan's former ambassador to Israel, and prominent Jordanian diplomat, celebrates the publication of his first book, The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation. In this book, Muasher addresses the successes and failures of the Arab political center to bring peace and stability to the Middle East and how the tactics of Western governments in regard to the Middle East should be re-thought.

A Jordan native, Muasher served in the Jordanian senate from 2005 to 2007 and was chief of staff for King Abdullah II and deputy prime minister and government spokesman in 2005. He served as deputy prime minister in charge of reform and government performance from 2004 to 2005. He was Jordan's ambassador to the U.S. from 1997 to 2002, foreign minister from 2002 to 2004, and its first ambassador to Israel, serving from 1995 to 1996. His participation in the Jordanian government dates to the mid-1980s.

Muasher received a BS ('77), MS ('78), and PhD ('81) in electrical engineering from Purdue. In addition, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1999. He currently serves on the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board, which provides counsel on the school's education and research initiatives, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu.

Purdue was honored to welcome Muasher back to campus on October 21, 2008, when he spoke about his new book and signed copies for attendees.