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Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution


Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury, Director

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Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury is an associate professor of political science and international affairs in the Department of Social Sciences at the Lebanese American University. Dr. Fakhoury has taught at the summer sessions at the University of California in Berkeley between 2012 and 2016. In fall 2018 and summer 2019, she will be a visiting fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research where she will carry out a project on the European Union’s role in the polycentric governance of displacement.

Dr. Fakhoury earned the Jean Monnet postdoctoral fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2010/2011) and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the German Institute of International and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany (2014/2015). In 2014, she was elected as member of the first Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). From 2014 until 2016, she was a principal co-investigator on the project Syrian refugees’ justice concerns and access to formal and informal justice in Lebanon.

Her core research and publication areas are: power sharing in divided societies, Euro-Mediterranean migration dynamics and governance, refugee politics in the Middle East, and the role of migrant communities and diasporas in democratization and conflict transformation.

Read her latest contribution on migration and security

twitter: @tamyfakhoury 

Contact Information
Office: Block A, Office 803 B 
Byblos campus 
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Dr. Sami E. Baroudi, Associate Director


Dr. Sami E. Baroudi is a professor of political science at the Lebanese American University. He joined LAU as an assistant professor of political science in October 1992. Baroudi 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.

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 US 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 also a member of several professional associations, including the American Political Science Association.

Contact Information

Office: OGB 513
Beirut campus 
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