Dr. Sami E. Baroudi joined LAU as an assistant professor of political science in October 1992 and is currently a professor. He played a major role in launching the M.A. in International Affairs Program at LAU. He is also the Assistant Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences.
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.
Baroudi has published extensively on the political economy of the Middle East, particularly Egypt and Lebanon. His current research agenda focuses on the political economy of postwar Lebanon, Arab reactions to U.S. Middle East policy, and communal relations in Lebanon.
Before joning 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.
- Ph.D. in Political Science, 1991, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
- M.A. in Political Studies, 1984, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- B.A. in Economics, 1981, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Professor of Political Science
Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Nicol 307 B