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Rami Khouri Biography
Rami George Khouri
is an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author, a professor of journalism and Journalist-in-Residence at the American University of Beirut, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was the first director, and is now a senior fellow, at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He was the executive editor of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, the editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times, and was awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Prize for 2006.
He teaches or lectures annually at the American University of Beirut and Northeastern University. In Fall 2017 he was the inaugural scholar-in-residence in the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. He has been a fellow and visiting scholar at Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Princeton, Syracuse, The Fletcher School at Tufts, Northeastern, Denver, Villanova, Oklahoma and Stanford universities, and is a member of the Brookings Institution Task Force on US Relations with the Islamic World. He is a Fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Arab East Jerusalem). He also serves on the Joint Advisory Board of the Northwestern University Journalism School in Doha, Qatar, Georgetown University’s Center for Regional and International Studies in Doha, Qatar, and recently completed a four-year term on the International Advisory Council of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He was general manager of Al Kutba, Publishers, in Amman, Jordan, where he also served as a consultant to the Jordanian tourism ministry on biblical archaeological sites. He has hosted programs on archaeology, history and current public affairs on Jordan Television and Radio Jordan, and often comments on Mideast issues in the international media. He has BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University, NY, USA.
The author's latest syndicated columns at Agence Global,
Other recently published articles:
The real threat that Saudi Arabia sees in Qatar
For Iran, respect is the death-knell of colonialism
Video and audio tapes of recent public lectures:
At the University of Denver, November 6, 2015: Reconfiguring a fractured Middle East
At the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, New York City, February 10, 2016: Perspectives from inside a tumultuous Middle East
At the December 2016 Villanova University conference on Christians in the contemporary Middle East, a presentation entitled "The Arab Uprisings: Erosion of nationalism and expansion of terrorism and political violence"
The Frailty of Authority: Borders, Non-State Actors and Power Vacuums in a Changing Middle East
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