The School of Arts & Sciences

Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution

Mayor Jamal Itani

Itani was elected President of the Beirut Municipal Council in 2016. He began his career as an engineering consultant in Saudi Arabia and established a business in trade development in Dubai. He was appointed by late Prime Minister Hariri as the head of the Council for Development and Reconstruction. Between 2005 and 2009, he participated in the development and management of Amman’s new downtown, “Abdali Project”. In 2014 he returned to Lebanon to become Solidere’s new CEO. Itani holds a civil engineering degree from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  

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