Dr. Bashar Abu Taleb

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Present

First Secretary

Mission of Jordan to the UN/ Geneva

During my work at the Permanent Mission of Jordan to the United Nations Office in Geneva I have been charged with several files pertaining to the various UN organizations and other international organizations located in Geneva. These files were sometimes quite distinct and apart that from each other. From 2006 until the end of 2008, I was responsible for the Human Rights Council, WIPO,, UNCTAD, ILO, the International Law Commission, following up the work of the various think tanks and research centres in Geneva, and also worked as the Charge d'Affairs a.i. of the Mission . Since 2009, I was charged mostly with the work of the humanitarian organizations in Geneva such as UNHCR, ICRC, OCHA, the Geneva Conventions and their Protocols, in addition to several other files such as the International Law Commission, the Advisory Centre on WTO Law as well as research centres and think tanks.

May 2004 - Sep 2006

Assistant to the Director of the office of H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Jordan

My duties as an assistant to the Cabinet Director of H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs mainly included designing and implementing Jordan specific foreign and security policy analysis and conducting analysis studies of multiple foreign and security issues of interest to Jordan. In addition, I authored and supervising the preparation of various analytical reports relevant to Jordan's foreign policy and national interests.

Sep 1999 - Sep 2003

General Consul & Political and Economic Affairs' Officer

Embassy of Jordan in Paris

My functions in this position can be divided in three main categories: Reporting, representation and promotion of Jordan’s interests and consular functions. The reporting component of my functions concerned updating the ministry of foreign affairs on political, economic and social developments in France. This involved having solid connections with French officials and following up the daily media input. After reporting the facts and developments, a core element of this reporting process was analysing of the different input and providing a short opinion on the gathered information. Another key category of my functions concerned representing my country and promoting its economic and political interests in France. This part of my work involved representing Jordan at numerous diplomatic functions, seminars and key organizations in Paris such as UNESCO. I was also pretty much involved in attracting French investments to my country, especially to the QIZs (Qualified Industrial Zones) and to the Aqaba Free Zone. As a Consul for my country in Paris, I designed and implemented a comprehensive re-organization plan of the Consulate of Jordan in Paris which included organizational restructuring, human resources' development and more effective use of information technology. This resulted in better, faster and more effective consular services for the Jordanian expatriates in France.

Oct 1996 - Sep 1999

Diplomatic Attaché at Diplomatic Attaché at the Office of H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

My duties during this post included liaising between the Minister and the various departments of the Ministry, as well as Jordanian Embassies and missions abroad. I also handled the flow of data, reports, studies, assessments, positions papers and other matters of political, strategic, and economic significance; and coordinated with relevant Ministries and Jordanian Embassies in this regard. This position also involved carrying out the Minister's secretarial tasks and managing his agenda, attending meetings chaired or attended by the Minister, preparing briefs and minutes for these meetings, and following up on the outcomes of such meetings with relevant parties. I was also involved in organizing the substantive and logistical aspects of the Minister's official visits on the bilateral or the multilateral level. Furthermore, I conducted several analysis studies on regional and international economic and political issues of interest to Jordan. I was also charged with. I was also charged with monitoring national, regional and international media and dealing with all press and media issues relevant to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Finally, I was involved in drafting political reports, presentations and memorandums concerning different bilateral and multilateral issues.

Jan 1995 - Sep 1996

Director of the International Department


Since 1972, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) has consistently been at the forefront of efforts to improve the infrastructure of IP in the Arab world. This was basically the core of my functions at this establishment. To this end, I was charged with working in close coordination with Arab governments and multilateral organizations on introducing an efficient IP system that has brought up significant changes to the region. This involved assisting and supporting governmental committees and officials entrusted with revising and drafting new laws and regulations for the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in several Arab countries such as, Bahrain, Lebanon, Yemen, Oman, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. Part of my functions also involved organizing and promoting, in coordination with WIPO, ASIP and WTO, relevant training for judiciary members and district attorneys in various Arab countries.

Feb 1994 - Sep 1994

Liaison Officer attached to the International Police Monitors


DynCorp International Civilian Police Programs (CIVPOL), or "Police Mission," is a division of DynCorp International Technical Services, LLC. The International Civilian Police Program operates under the direct supervision of the U.S. Department of State. DynCorp International has served the State Department's CIVPOL program since 1994, and has sent over 6,000 employees on police missions. My work with the International police officers mainly involved the following tasks: advising, assisting, monitoring, and mentoring foreign national police; helping to develop modern law enforcement institutions; providing technical assistance in policing skills and techniques to foreign national police at all levels; identifying and interdicting non-conforming practices (i.e. corruption, violations of human rights, etc.); maintaining international observation and presence over foreign national police; assisted in developing community based income-generating projects for the Haitian population; provided humanitarian assistance when needed; and working as a liaison between the IPMs (International Police Monitors) and the local Haitian authorities, as well as with the U.S. military.

Feb 1992 - Jan 1994

Quality Service & Operations Manager


• Supervised and managed the transition of the HSBC Jordan branches to the HUB Banking System. • Prepared regular papers and reports on banking services and improvement potentials. • Worked as a liaison between the major corporate clients and the bank management. • Organized and supervised various events and gatherings sponsored by the HSBC. • Designed and implemented marketing strategies and campaigns.


2004 - 2009

Ph.D. ( summa cum laude)

Université René Descartes (Paris V)

Thesis Subject: Globalization in the Mashreq Countries Thesis Director: Edmond JOUVE, Professeur à l'Université Paris Descartes (Paris V) Jury: Monsieur Guy FEUER, Professeur à l'Université Paris Descartes (Paris V), Mme Sylvie CIABRINI, Professeur à l'Université paris XII, Val de Marne Monsieur Charles ZORGBIBE, Professeur à l'université Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, Monsieur Daniel DORMOY, Professeur à l’Université Paris XI, Faculté Jean MONNET Thesis Summary (French): Les effets de la mondialisation dans les pays du Machreq sont divers. Cette région a des particularités qui la distinguent du reste du monde arabe. Apres des bouleversements politiques et économiques internationales et régionales, elle a été obligée de s’adapter à la mondialisation libérale. Le résultat est que les pays de cette région on dû gérer deux transitions simultanément : une transition économique vers le libéralisme et une transition politique vers la démocratie...

2001 - 2004

Ph.D. ( Cum Laude)

École des Hautes Études Internationales /Centre d'Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques (C.E.D.S.)

- Thesis Subject: The Impact of Media Coverage of International Conflicts on Public Opinion Formation Research Director: Professor Thierry GARCIN

2001 - 2002

Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA)

Université René Descartes (Paris V)

The DEA was generally considered the Master's degree in the French-speaking countries and it was sometimes referred to as a "first doctoral diploma". In France the DEA was a 1-2 years degree taken after a maîtrise (4-years French master's degree) and was prior to entering a doctoral program. It was generally equivalent to the North American "All But Dissertation" or ABD status within a doctoral program or a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) or Master of Research (M.Res.) degree. But in the French-speaking universities in Switzerland the DEA was equivalent to the Master's degree in the Anglo-Saxon countries, and it was a 1-2 years degree taken after a Licence (4 years Swiss undergraduate degree).

1997 - 1998


Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC)

MENTION: A+ SUBJECTS STUDIED: International Relations, International History, International Economics, International Law, Diplomacy This programme is designed for junior diplomats with some field experience. They are instructed in the same core disciplines as the M.A. students but with a special emphasis on diplomatic practice, languages, public speaking and on-line skills.

1995 - 1997

DELE Inicial

Cervantes Institute

DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.The Instituto Cervantes is the institution in charge of organising the exams, while the University of Salamanca is in charge of the preparation, correction and final evaluation of all the tests. The "Certificado Inicial de Español" proves candidates have sufficient knowledge of the language to handle situations which require an elementary use of the language.

1991 - 1993

ZDF (Zertifikat Deutsch Als Fremdsprache)

Goethe Institute
1987 - 1991


Al-Jami'ah Al-Urdunia