Cheikh Farid Elias el Khazen gained Fourth position on Aoun's wining list
Written by Yakoub El Khazen   
According to official results of The 2005 Elections in Mount Lebanon , the list of General Michel Aoun scored a sweeping victory in the regions Keserwan and Jbeil.
The results also show that Cheikh Farid Elias el Khazen , a member of The Khazen Family scored 56719 votes , being fourth on Aoun's list .
 
Profile of Cheikh Farid Elias el Khazen was previously published on this web page under the title "The Proffesor and the Politician".
 
Once again we publish his profile with more details and congratulate him for his election .
 
Cheikh Farid Elias el Khazen , The Proffesor and the Politician
 
Cheikh Farid Elias el Khazen is the chair of and Professor of political science at the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University of Beirut.
 
UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
 
The Johns Hopkins University, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Ph.D. in International Relations (1987). Concentration in International Economics, Comparative Politics, and Middle East Studies.
 
The Johns Hopkins University, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). M.A. in International Relations (1982). Concentration in International Economics and Middle East Studies.
 
Cornell University
Enrolled in the graduate program, Department of Economics (Fall 1980). Concentration in Micro and Macro Economic Theory.
 
S.W. Missouri State University
B.S. in Economics (1980). Concentration in Economics.
American University of Beirut (1976-1978)
Concentration in Architecture and Social Science.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
American University of Beirut
  1. Professor and Chair. Department of Political Studies and Public Administration. Fall 2000-present.
  2. Associate Professor. Department of Political Studies and Public Administration. Fall 1993-Spring 2000.
  3. Assistant Professor. Department of Political Studies and Public Administration. Fall 1988-Spring 1993.
  4. Full-time teaching. Fall 1987-Spring 1988.
  5. Part-time teaching. Fall 1986-Spring 1987.
  6. Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Comparative Politics, International Relations, Middle East Politics, American Government, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Lebanese Politics.
PUBLICATIONS: Books, Book Chapters, Articles
 
2005
 
Forthcoming edited book on the Resilience of Authoritarian Regimes in the Arab World, to be published by Routledge.
 
2004
  1. "Ending Conflict in Wartime Lebanon: Reform, Sovereignty and Power, 19761988", Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 40, No 1 (January 2004): 65-84.
  2. Encyclopedia of lslam and the Muslim World, Forthcoming article, 2004.
  3. "Al-Nuldmb al-Siyasiyya fi Lubnan". Forthcoming essay in a collective work on political elites in the Arab world, the New Jordan Center, Amman, Jordan.

2003

  1. "Political Parties in Postwar Lebanon: Parties in Search of Partisans", The Middle East Journal, vol.57, No.4, (Autum 2003): 605-624.
  2. "The Postwar Political Process: Authoritarianism by Diffusion", in Theodor Hanf and Nawaf Salam (eds), Lebanon in Limbo, Postwar Society and State in an Uncertain Regional Environment. (Baden- Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2003): 53-74.
  3. "Patterns of State Failure: the Case of Lebanon", in Tore Bjorgo (ed.), Root Causes of Terrorism (Oslo: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 2003): 44-50.
2002
  1. Al Ahzab al-Siyasiyya fi Lubnan: Hudud al-Dinmulratiya fi al-Tajriba al-Hizbiyva (Beirut: al-Markaz al-Lubnan Lidirasat, 2002). Book on Political Parties and Party Democracy in Lebanon.
  2. TafakukAwsal al-Dawla fi Lubnan, 1967-1976 (Beirut: Dar al-Nahar, 2002). Revised Arabic translation of " The Breakdown of the State in Lebanon, 1967-1976"
2001
  1. "Lebanon-Independent No More", Middle East Quarterly VIII (Winter 2001): 43-50.
  2. "Lebanon and the Peace Process: the War Process and the Stalled Peace", in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Lessons for India and Pakistan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001): 1976-1998.
  3. "Al-'Aysh al-Mushtarak fi Lubnan Bayna al-Ans wa al-Yawn: Al-Mithaliyya alMubtaghat wa al-Khawf Mihha wa Alayha", Al-Mashreq, 75 Jan-June 2001): 117-141.
2000
  1. The Breakdown of the State in Lebanon, 1967-1976. (Harvard University Press and LB. Tauris, 2000).
  2. Intikhabat Lubnan Ma Ba'd al-Harb, 1992, 1996, 2000: Dinnugratiyya Bila Khayar (Beirut: Dar al-Nahar, 2000). Book on Parliamentary elections in postwar Lebanon. 1992-2000
  3. "Al-`Alagat al-Lubnaniyya-al-Suriyya, 1950-1976, Sila Bila Was]", in Al-Alagat al Lubnaniyya al-Suriyya (Antelias: Al-Haraka al-Thagafiya, 2000): 72-82. Chapter in a collective work on Lebanese-Syrian relations.
  4. "Sanawat al Harb fi Lubnan 1975-1991". Chapter in collective work on Arab politics (2000).
1998
  1. Lebanon's First Postwar Parlianentary Election: An Imposed Choice (Oxford: Centre for Lebanese Studies, 1998).
  2. "Intilchabat 1996: Tamdid al Khala 'Abr al-Intikhab" in Al-Intikhabat al Nyyabiyya wa Azmat al Dimugratiyya fi Lubnan (Beirut: Center for Lebanese Studies, 1998): 169-306. Book chapter in a collective work on elections in postwar Lebanon.
1997
  1. "Permanent Settlement of Palestinians in Lebanon: A Recipe for Conflict", Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3 (1997): 275-293.
  2. "Tajribat al-Tahalufat wa al-Niza'at Bayn al-Ahzab al-Siyasiyya fi Lubnan" in alAhzab Wa al-Aiwa al Siyasiyya' fi Lubnan: Tajadud wa Iltizain (Beirut: The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 1997): 133-142. Book chapter on political parties.
  3. "Mithaq Lubnan al-Watani wa Mawathiq al-Akharin: Ma'dilat al Ams wa al-Yawm", Introduction to the new edition of Bassim al-Jist, Mithaq 1943 (Beirut: Dar al-Nahar, 1997): 7-17.
1996
  1. The Middle East After the Cold War: The View From Beirut" in William Harris and Louis S. Leland Jr. (eds.). The Middle East After the Cold War (Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 1996): 153-170.
  2. "Al-Mithaq al Watani ti Ab'adihi al-Dakhiliyya wa al-Kharijiyya wa fi Mizan al Tafsir wa al-Tatbiq" in Al-Yubil al-Zahabi li Istiqlal Lubnan (Beirut: Lebanese University, 1996): 617-681. Chapter in a collective work on post-independence Lebanese politics.
  3. "Tajribat al-Ahzab al-Siyasiyya fi Lubnan" in Antoine Messarra (ed.), Al-Ahzab wa al-Qiwa al-Siyasiyya.fi Lubnan (Beirut: the Adenauer Foundation and the Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace, 1996): 359-391.
  4. "Al-Wagi' al-Maishi fi Lubnan Madiyan wa Hadiran", in Boulos Na'man, Kamal Salibi, Farid el Khazen, Al-Masihiyun fi Lubnan wa al-Sharq, Ru'a Mustagbaliyya (Ghosta: Dayr Sayyidat al Nasr, 1996): 45-57. Chapter in a collective work on the Christians in Lebanon and the Orient.
1995
  1. Bibliographical essay on Kamal Jumblatt. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, John Esposito (ed.) (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995): 386388.
  2. "Al-Hala a1-Intilchabiyya fi al'Alam al-'Arabi wa al-Tajriba al-Lubnaniyya" in Al Anzima al-Intikhabiyya al-Mu'asira (Amman: New Jordan Center, 1995): 117-122. Chapter in a collective work on parliamentary elections in the Arab world.
  3. "Lubnan al-Dawla wa al-Niza' al-'Arabi al-Isra'ili", in Habib Sadiq (Ed.), Al-Ihtilal al-Israili Lijunub Lubnan wa Tahadiyyat al-Marhala (Beirut: al-Majlis al-Thaqafi Lilubnan al-Junubi, 1995): 205-211. Chapter in a collective work on Lebanon and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
1994
  1. "Une place pour le Liban: la marginalization de l'Etat dans un espace reduit" in Fadia Kiwan (ed.). Le Liban Aujourd'hui. (Paris: CNRS Editions, 1994): 31-53. Chapter in a collective work on contemporary Lebanon sponsored by the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain (CERMOC).
  2. "Lebanon's First Postwar Parliamentary Elections, 1992", Middle East Policy III, No. 1, (1994): 120-136.
  3. "Mawqi' Suriyya wa Dawriha fi al-Nizam al-Iglimi, 1993". Chapter in the annual, editions of Zakirat Lubnan (1994): 59-66. Chapter in a collective work on Syria's role in the regional system.
  4. "Ishkaliyyat al-Mu'arada fi al-Siyasa al-Lubnaniyya", in Antoine Messarra (ed.), AlBina' al-Dimugrati (Beirut: The Lebanese Foundation for a Permanent Civil Peace and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 1994): 97-100. Chapter in a collective work on opposition politics in Lebanon.
  5. "Al-Nukhab al-Siyasiyya fi Lubnan", Ab'ad (May 1994): 90-105. Article on political Elites in Lebanon.
1993
  1. Al-Intikhabat al-Ula fi Lubnan Ma Bad al-Harb: al-Argam, al-Waga'I Wa alMadlulat, co-editor (with Paul Salem) and author of a lengthy chapter on the 1992 elections in Lebanon. (Beirut: Dar al-Nahar Lilnashr, 1993): 29-116.
  2. "The Making and Unmaking of Lebanon's Political Elite: From Independence to Taif'. The Beirut Review (Fall 1993): 53-67.
  3. "Al-Shaykh Yusuf al-Khazen wa al-Nukhab al-Siyasiyya fi Fatrat al-Intidab" in Fadel Said 'Aql and Riad Honein, al-Shaykh Yusuf al-Khazen, Fikr Sabaqa Zamanahu (Beirut, 1993): 19-30. Introductory essay on Lebanon's political elites during the French Mandate.
  4. "Lubnan fi Nizamihi al-Iglimi: Sira' al-Mahmiyat wa Hajis al-Marahil al-Intigaliya" in Joseph Fadel (ed.), Salam wa Istishraf (Beirut: Lebanese Committee for Peace, 1993): 75-78. Chapter in a collective work on Lebanon in its Regional System.
  5. "Tatawur Nushu' al-Dawla fi Lubnan" in Al-Muwatin wa al-Tarbiya al-Madaniyya fi Lubnan (Beirut: Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 1993). Chapter in a collective work on civic education in Lebanon.
1992
 
"Lebanon's Communal Elite-Mass Politics: The Institutionalization of Disnitegration", The Beirut Review (Spring 1992): 53-82.
 
1991
  1. The Communal Pact of National Identities: The Making and Politics of the 1943 National Pact. (Oxford: Centre for Lebanese Studies, 1991).
  2. Review essay, A House of Many Mansions, The History of Lebanon Reconsidered by Kamal Salibi, The Beirut Review (Spring 1991): 102-114.
1990
 
Min Beirut Ila 'Awgar: al-Siyasa al-Amirigiyya Bayn al-Waqi'wa Hajis alMu'amara", al-Difa' al-Watani, 3 (August 1990): 99-117. Article on American foreign policy.
 
1989
 
"Al-'Alagat al-Lubnaniya al-Amirigiya fi Siyasat al-Tawazun al-Iglimi, 1975-1989", al Difa' al-Watani, 1 (November 1989): 10-29. Article on Lebanese-American relations, 1975-1989.
 
1988
  1. "Kamal Jumblatt: The Uncrowned Druze Prince of the Left", Middle Eastern Studies, 24 (April 1988): 178-205.
  2. Encyclopedia Americana, Article on Lebanon, the American Annual (1988): 322-324.
1987
 
"The Rise and Fall of the PLO", The National Interest, 4 (Winter 1987-1988): 39-47.
 
1986
  1. "The Middle East in Strategic Retreat", Foreign Policy, No 64 (Fall 1986): 140-160.
  2. The 1982 Palestinian-Israeli War: Victory for None, Defeat for Many", SAIS Review, 6 (Winter-Spring 1986): 75-89.
  3. "Lebanon's Unfinished Wars: Gods in Politics, Men in Religion", Middle East Insight, 6 (Winter-Spring 1986): 75-89.
  4. "Can the Lebanese Economy Recover", Middle East Executive Reports, 9 (January 1986), p. 8 and pp. 16-19.
1985
 
"The Lebanese Economy After a Decade Turmoil", American-Arab Affairs, No 12 (Spring 1985): 72-84. 5
Book Reviews
  1. All Honourable Men: The Social Origins of War in Lebanon, Michael Johnson (Oxford and London: The Centre for Lebanese Studies and I.B. Tauris, 2001). Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 39, No 3 (July 2003):201-202.
  2. Lebanon: The Challenge of Independence, Eyal Zisser (London: 'I.B.Tauris, 2000). The International Historical Review (September 2001) : 704 - 706
  3. Legislative Politics in the Arab World. The Resurgence of Democratic Institutions, Abdo Baaklini, Guilain Denoeux, Robert Springborg (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999), Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 2 (Winter 2000): 265-267.
  4. Hezbollah, Born With a Vengeance, Hala Jaber (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997). Middle East Journal Vol. 53, No.2 (Spring 1999): 303-304.
  5. Masarat al-Salam wa diblomasiyyat 425, Ghassan Tueni (Beirut: Dar al-Nahar, 1999) in al-Nahar, January 4, 2000.
  6. Lebanon's Quest. The Road to Statehood 1926-1939, Meir Zamir (London: LB. Tauris, 1998). Middle East Quarterly Vol. 5, No. 2 (June 1998): 89.
  7. Kitabat fi al-Siyasa, Fouad Boutros, (Beirut: Dar al-Nahar, 1997), al-Nahar, April 1, 1998.
  8. Dawlat Hizballah, Lubnan Mujtama'n Islamiyan, Waddah Sharara, (Beirut: Dar alNahar, 1996), Nahar-al-Kutub, January 21, 1997.
  9. Al-Khayarat al-Sa'ba: Diblurnasiyyat al-bahth 'An Makhraj, 1982-1988, (Beirut: Sharigat al-Matbu'at Liltawzi' wa al-Nashr, 1993), Elie Salem, Al-Abhath, (1994): 85-96.
  10. The Formation of Modern Lebanon, Meir Zamir (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988), Defense Nationale Libanaise, No. 2 (1990): 155-159.
  11. Lebanon's Predicament, Samir Khalaf (New York: Columbia University Press, 1987), The Middle East Journal (Summer 1998): 493-494.
  12. Une Guerre pour les Autres, Ghassan Tueni, (Paris: J. Lattes, 1985), The Middle East Journal (Spring 1986): 338-339.
  13. Going all the Way, Jonathan Randal (New York: The Viking Press, 1983), Middle East Insight (May-July 1983): 43-45.
Editorials and Essays
  1. "Political Reforms in the Arab World: Whose Interests Are Served?" Conflict in Focus, Issue No 2 (August 2004), pp. 4-6.
  2. "Hizbollah: The Exception to the Norm", Arab Reform Bulletin (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), vol. 2, No 2, February 2004, pp. 4-5.
  3. "A View form the Arab Side", Newsweek, February 26, 2001, p. 38.
  4. "Grab the Chance to Bring Conflict to a Close", Daily Star, April 13, 2000.
  5. "The Non-Item in the Washington Talks", Daily Star, December 24, 1999.
  6. "In Lebanon, War of Liberation", The Washington Post, May 5, 1989.
  7. "The Killing Field of the Middle East", The Washington Post, June 2, 1987.
  8. Over 100 essays and editorials have appeared in the Lebanese dailies al-Nahar, alMustagbal, and al-Safir and in the London-based daily al-Hayat. First article appeared on October 18, 1988. Topics include American foreign policy, the ArabIsraeli Conflict, Arab politics, Lebanese politics, and Gulf Wars.
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
  1. Editor, AI-Abhath, A publication of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, AUB 19961998
  2. Guest Editor Bahithat, 1997-1998. Journal published by the Lebanese Association of Women Researchers. Special 1998 issue on Women and Politics in the Middle East.
  3. Reviewed article on Post-War Beirut in the September 1997 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Washington, D.C. U.S.A. 4- Member, Board of Advisors, Ab'ad. 1994 - 1998.
  4. Member, Board of Advisors, The Beirut Review. 1991-1994.
  5. Member, Editorial Board, The Lebanese National Defense. 1989-1990.
  6. Editorial, review and research assistance, SAIS Review, the Journal of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C. Spring 1986.

OTHER ACTIVITES

  1. Coordinator of the Committee of "Church and Politics" in the Maronite Patriarchal Synod, September 2003- present.
  2. Co-author, Conflict Vulnerability Assessment for Lebanon, USAID, 2002.
  3. Member of a doctoral committee to evaluate a doctoral dissertation in the Institute of History at the Holy Spirit University, Kaslik, May 2001.
  4. Reviewed file of a candidate for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in Political at the Lebanese University, April 2000.
  5. Member of a special committee appointed by the Minister of Justice to study proposals for a new electoral law in Lebanon. November 1995-April 1996.
  6. Member of a special committee appointed by the Minister of Justice to translate the text of the 1990 Lebanese Constitution into English and French. January-August, 1994.
  7. Member of a doctoral committee appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Letters at the Lebanese University to evaluate a doctoral dissertation, June 1994-January 1996.
  8. Reviewed research file of a candidate applying for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Bahrain. January-February 1993.
  9. Member of the Lebanon branch of the Commission of Peace and Justice. 1992-present.
  10. Charter Member, the Foundation for Human and Humanitarian Rights (Lebanon). 1988-present.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
 
Fluency in three languages: Arabic, English, and French
Contributed publications in the three languages.
 
GRANTS AND AWARDS
  1. The Aida Siniora Memorial Prize in Political Science, American University of Beirut, 2004.
  2. The Ford Foundation, Middle East Research Competition, 2000-2001.
  3. Research Grant, University Research Board, American University of Beirut, 1992, 1996, 1998.
  4. Summer Research Grant, Center for Behavioral Research, American University of Beirut, 1995.
  5. The Ford Foundation, Middle East Research Competition (MERC), 1993-1994.
  6. The Aida Siniora Memorial Prize in Social Sciences. American University of Beirut, 1993.
  7. The Johns Hopkins University. Doctoral Grant, 1984-1986.

LECTURES AND CONFERENCES (selective)

1- Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom. Workshop on "Current Research on Lebanon". September 15-17, 1986. 2- Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom. Conference on "Consensus and Conflict in Lebanon: 1830-1975". September 10-12, 1987.
3- The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C. Lecture on "Lebanon in the Aftermath of the Failure of the Tripartite Accord". March 17, 1987.
4- The Ditchley Foundation, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Conference on "The Gulf War, Lebanon, Palestine: A Review of Middle East Crises and Prospects". September 25-27, 1987.
5- The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace. International Conference on "state-building". Ayia Napa, Cyprus. May 11-15, 1988.
6- The Middle East Institute, Washington D.C. Lecture on Lebanon's presidential elections. July 22, 1988.
7- The Lebanese Foundation for Permanent Civil Peace. Conference on the state of research in the social sciences in Lebanon. Ayia Napa, Cyprus. September 5-7, 1993.
8- The Lebanese Foundation for Peace. Conference on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Peace Process. February 25-27, 1994.
9- Foreign Policy School of the University of Otago, New Zealand. "The Middle East in the Post-Cold War Era". International Conference. Presented a paper on "Lebanon and the Peace Process". May 13-16, 1994.
10- National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the New Jordan Research Center. International Conference on "Current Trends in Electoral Systems". Amman, Jordan. Presented a paper on Arab Electoral Politics. September 27-29, 1994. 11- The Ford Foundation, Cairo, Egypt. "Workshop on the Comparative Analysis of Electoral Processes in the Middle East". November 28-30, 1994.
12- Centre for Lebanese Studies (Oxford) and Electoral Reform Society (London). Workshop on the "1996 Election in Lebanon". January 19-21, 1996.
13- Refugee Studies Programme, Oxford University. International conference on the Palestinians in Lebanon. Presented a paper "The Settlement of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon. September 27-30, 1996.
14- The Middle East Council of Churches, Cairo, Egypt. Conference on Communal Coexistence in Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine. March 22-24, 1997.
15- Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies, London, UK. Lecture on "Postwar Lebanon, 1990-1997". August 7, 1997.
16- Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, Amman, Jordan. Conference on "the Arab Christian Today". September 15-17, 1997.
17- Adenauer Foundation and the European Union. Presented a paper in International Conference on "Cooperation in Establishing Security in the Mediterranean Region", Malta. November 27-30, 1997.
18- lbn K.ha'ldun Center for Development, Cairo, Egypt. Conference on Minorities in the Arab World. May 31-June 2, 1998. Presented a paper on election studies in Palestine.
19- Justice and Peace Commission, The Vatican, Rome. International Conference on Human Rights. July 1-4, 1998.
20- Ford Foundation and Ibn Khaldun Center for Development, Egypt. Workshop on Civil Society and Political Parties in the Arab World. December 5-8, 1998.
21- Center for Asian Studies, University of Cairo, Egypt. Conference on The Peace Process: the Arab-Israeli Conflict and South Asia. Presented a paper on the peace process. February 11-14, 1999.
22- Middle East Research Services, Cairo, Egypt. Conference on Globalization and the Middle East. Presented a paper on American Foreign Policy. February 22-24, 1999.
23- University of Jordan, Amman. Workshop on Opinion Leaders and Political Parties in the Arab World. April 4-5, 1999.
24- Ethnic Studies Network, Fourth International Conference, Moscow, Russia. Presented a a paper on state and society in postwar Lebanon. June 8-11, 1999.
25- University of Cairo, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Egypt. First International Conference on Parliamentary Studies. October 14-15, 1999.
26- The Royal Institute of International Affairs (London) and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. Conference on "Lebanon and the Middle East Peace Process". Presented a paper on the Palestinian refugees and the peace process. February 22, 2000.
27- The Arab Institute for Studies and Communication and Ibn Khaldun Center, Egypt. Workshop on Political Parties in the Arab World. Presented a paper on political parties and democracy in postwar Lebanon. February 25-27, 2000.
28- The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London. International Conference on the "Refugee Issue in the Middle East Peace Process". March 4-5, 2000.
29- The Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), and the Center for Lebanese Studies (Oxford). Workshop on the Refugee problem in the Peace Process, Minster Lovell. July 22-23, 2000.
30- European University Institute, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, Second Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Workshop on Regimes and Regime Change in the Southern Mediterranean, Florence (Italy), March 21-25, 2001.
31- Seventh Pugwash Workshop on the Middle East: Palestine, Israel and the Middle East Peace Process, Alexandria, Egypt, April 26-29, 2001.
32- The Royal Institute of International Affairs (London) and Centre for Lebanese Studies (Oxford), Workshop on the Middle East Peace Process: Taking Stock, MiD ster Lovell, May 5-6, 2001.
33- The Michel Chiha Foundation and the Center for Behavioral Research at the American University of Beirut. Presented a paper on Political Parties in Postwar Lebanon. May 18-19,2001
34- Fifth International Conference of the Ethnic Studies Network, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Presented a paper on Lebanon: "From Violence to Politics". June 27-30, 2001.
35- The New Jordan Center (Amman). Presented a paper on the political elites in Lebanon. November 12-15,2001.
36- The Center for strategic Studies, University of Jordan and Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (Cairo), Workshop in Amman on the Arab League Summitry. February 9-11,2002.
37- Holy Spirit University (Kaslik), Lecture on Lebanon and the regional politics since the events of September 11. March 19, 2002.
38- Universite Saint Joseph (Beirut), Lecture on Postwar Lebanon, April 11, 2002.
39- The Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Workshop on the Middle East Crisis, April 27-28, 2002.
40- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and LCPS (Lebanon), Workshop on Social Science Strategy for the Arab states Region, May 14-15, 2002.
41- The Crown Prince Court Research and Studies Division, Abu Dhabi, "Recent Developments in the Arab World and their Impact on the Region", May19, 2002. Presented a paper on Syria and Lebanon.
42- The First World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Mainz Germany. Presented a paper in a panel on postwar Lebanon, September 8-13, 2002.
43- Center for Comparative Study of Law and Society. Presented a paper in a workshop on Electoral Laws in Postwar Societies, Beirut, September 27-28, 2002.
44- The 4th' Mediterranean Development Forum, Amman, Jordan, October 6-9, 2002. Discussant of papers in workshop on local government in the MENA region.
45- University of Malta and University Federico II (Naples). International Conference on "Human Rights and Cultural Identities in the Mediterranean Area" Naples (Italy), January 30-31, 2003.
46- Universite La Sagesse (Beirut). Presented a paper on the Functions of Elections in Postwar Lebanon, February 27-28, 2003 47- The Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Center for Lebanese Studies (Oxford), Workshop on the Middle East Peace Process, Minster Lovell, United Kingdom, May 7-9, 2003.
48- Assemblee des Patriarches et Eveques Catholiques au Liban, Lecture on Lebanese emigration, November 11, 2003.
49- UNDP Workshop on Administrative Decentralization in Lebanon, Presented a paper on the linkages between administrative decentralization, municipal, and election laws, October 15, 2003.
50- University of Malta, International Conference on Human Rights and Asylum Seekers in the Mediterranean, November 20, 2003.
51- University of the Holy Spirit, lecture on Church and politics, December 16, 2003.
52- Gulf Research center, Dubai, Workshop on the Role of the European Union in the Gulf Region, January 7-8, 2004.
53- The Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.), US-Islamic World Forum, Paperlist on US Public Diplomacy, January 10-11, 2004, held in Doha, Qatar.
54- Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), International Conference on Civil Response to Global Terrorism, Istanbul, Feb. 28-March 1, 2004.
55- European University Institute, Fifth Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting, Florence-Montecatini Terme, March 24-28, 2004. Workshop co-director and paper presenter on Authoritarianism in the Arab world.
56- The Royal Institute of International Affairs (London) and the Center for Lebanese Studies (Oxford), Workshop on Regional Developments in the Middle East, Minster Lovell, United Kingdom, April 19-20, 2004.
57- The Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, and the AUB Alumni Association (Abu Dhabi), lecture on Arab Politics in the aftermath of the Iraq war, May 2, 2004.
58- The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, Mideast Regional Security Workshop. Presented a paper on Political and Security Change in Postwar Lebanon, Amman, May 17-20, 2004.
59- Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (AUB) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Seminar on Policy Agendas, Conflicts and Fallout in the Middle East, Beirut, June 8, 2004.
60- The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, Mideast and Regional Security Workshop. Jordan, September 9-12, 2004.
61- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Gulf Research Center, Wrokshop on Political Reform in the GCC states: Current Situation and Future Prospects, Dubai, September 23-24, 2004.
INTERVIEWS AND COMMENTARIES
Interviews and commentaries given to international and local media over the last ten years. International Media include: BBC, CNN, ABC, National Public Radio (USA), Radio France Internationale, Radio Monte Carlo, Voice of America, Al-Jazeera, Nippon Television Network (Japan), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Newsweek, The Christian Science Monitor, The Times, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, The Boston Globe, The Sunday Telegraph, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Baltimore Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, La Reppublica, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Associated Press, Reuters, National Geographic, and others.
Regional and Local Media include: Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt), al-Siyasa (Kuwait), al-Ra'y al Am (Kuwait), al-Anba' (Kuwait), al-Sharq al-Awsat (Saudi Arabia). In Lebanon, al-Nahar, Daily Star, L'Orient LeJour, al-Safir, al-Hayat, Magazine, alMustagbal, al-Anwar, and others..