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Profile: American University (Beirut)

American University (Beirut) was a participant or observer in the following events:

Hostage Joseph Cicippio.Hostage Joseph Cicippio. [Source: Evelyn Floret / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images]Two more Americans, Frank Reed and Joseph Cicippio, are taken hostage by Hezbollah in Lebanon (see September 19, 1986). (New York Times 11/19/1987) Cicippio, an expatriate who has converted to Islam, is the acting controller at Beirut’s American University. (Kennedy 10/24/1993) Reed is the head of the private Lebanese International School. (New York Times 5/28/1990)


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