Philip Habib: The Work of Diplomacy

Conversations with History: Philip Habib

Philip Habib; former Undersecretary of State and Special Envoy of the President

In this 1982 interview, one the U.S. preeminent diplomats Philip Habib talks about his life and times as a foreign service officer and special envoy of the President of the United States. He reflects on great statesmen he has worked with, the difficulties of crisis management, and his involvement in the resolution of the Lebanon crisis, which won him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Key Words: Diplomacy, U.S Foreign Policy, U.S. Presidents, Negotiating, Middle East, RIP
Philip Habib
Publication date: 
May 17, 1982
Publication type: 
Conversations with History