The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Imad Salamey

Dr. Imad Salamey is associate professor of Political Science and International Affairs, associate chair of the Department of Social Sciences, director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR), and the former program coordinator of Maxwell School of International Affairs’ Leaders for Democracy Fellows at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He is the president of the Center for Arab Research and Development (CARD) and serves on the Atlantic Councils’ Task Force on Religion, Identity, and Counter Extremism (MEST).

Salamey is the book author of The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring: the Rise of Communitocracy (Routledge, 2017), The Government and Politics of Lebanon (Routledge, 2014), and editor of Post-Conflict Power-Sharing Agreements: Options for Syria (Palgrave, 2018). His research examines the root cause of rising ethnic and sectarian polarization, and corresponding proliferation of transnational extremism in the MENA countries. He is a senior policy and program evaluation consultant for various governments and international organizations on issues related to the Middle East’s sectarian relations, democratic transitions, Islamist movements, power sharing, and conflict resolution.


Selected Studies and Reports

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2003, Wayne State University, USA.

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