Abdullah Bishara obtained his Masters degree from St. Johns University, New York and studied International Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Bishara was the first to head the Consultative Commission of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and was also GCC former Secretary-General (1981-1993). Moreover, he represented GCC states at the Madrid Peace Conference, 1991. He was also Kuwaits representative to the Security Council and headed the Security Councils South Africa Boycott Commission. Bishara also served as Deputy Chairman of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Moreover, he was the first Kuwaiti Ambassador to Brazil and Argentina (1971-1981) and Kuwaits Permanent Representative to the UN (1971-1981). Bishara served as a diplomat and office manager to the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister (1964-1971). Of note, he gave up official work in 1997 and dedicated himself to writing, publishing and lecturing.