The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Bassel Salloukh

Dr. Bassel F. Salloukh is associate professor of Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences at LAU.

His current research looks at post-conflict power-sharing arrangements, the challenge of re-assembling the political orders and societies of post-uprisings Arab states, and the geopolitics of the Middle East after the popular uprisings. His most recent co-authored book, The Politics of Sectarianism in Postwar Lebanon, examines the ensemble of institutional, clientelist, and discursive practices of governance that collectively produce and sustain the political economy and ideological hegemony of the sectarian system. Salloukh is also a contributor to policy journals and on-line academic forums and newspapers, including Foreign Affairs, Washington Post’s the Monkey Cage, openDemocracy, and the Middle East Institute.

Dr. Salloukh has served as senior policy consultant to a number of international and private organizations including UN-ESCWA (Beirut), Management Systems International (Washington), International Alert, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Beirut). He is senior nonresident research fellow at the Interuniversity Consortium for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (ICAMES) in Montréal, Canada, and expert commentator for a number of media outlets in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. You can follow him on Twitter @bassel67.


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