The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Dubai Initiative are proud to host a Directors’ Lunch with Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, Editor-at-Large for the Beirut-based Daily Star, and Dubai Initiative Senior Research Fellow, on Wednesday, October 24th.

Rami Khouri was executive editor of the Daily Star newspaper from 2003-2005.  Prior to that he was editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times for seven years, during which time he also wrote from Amman, Jordan for leading international publications, including the Financial Times, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.

Rami Khouri’s written work includes a number of books and an internationally syndicated column, published throughout the Middle East with the International Herald Tribune.  He spent the 2001-02 academic year as a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University and was appointed a member of the Brookings Institution Task Force on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. He is a research associate at the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflict at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University (NY, USA), a Fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Jerusalem), and a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard University Divinity School. He also serves on the board of the East-West Institute, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University (USA), and the Jordan National Museum.

For 18 years Khouri was general manager of Al Kutba Publishers in Amman, and in recent years has served as a consultant to the Jordanian tourism ministry on biblical archaeological sites. He has hosted programs on archaeology, history and current public affairs on Jordan Television and Radio Jordan. He often comments on Mideast issues in the international media, and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world.


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