The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Sami Baroudi

Dr. Sami E. Baroudi joined LAU as an assistant professor of political science in October 1992, and is currently a professor. He is also the associate chairperson at the Department of Social Sciences. He played a major role in launching the MA in International Affairs Program at LAU. 

Between October 2001 and September 2005, he served as chairperson of the Education and Social Sciences Division on the Beirut campus. In October 2005, he was appointed assistant provost for Faculty Affairs, a position he held until October 2013. In the 2013-2014 academic year, he served as the interim chair of the Communication Arts Department. Between October 2014 and August 2016, he was an assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

Baroudi has published extensively on the political economy of the Middle East, particularly Egypt and Lebanon and on sectarian relations in Lebanon. His current research agenda focuses on political Islam; and more specifically on how contemporary mainstream Islamists view international relations.

Before joining LAU, he was a research fellow at the Center for Peace and Global Change at Indiana University, where he also taught international relations and comparative politics courses.

Baroudi is a member of several professional associations, including the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association and the Middle East Studies Association.

Selected Publications

Academic degrees


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