Waleed Hazbun - Director
Professor Waleed Hazbun received his PhD in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. He joined AUB’s PSPA Department in the Fall of 2010 and has previously served as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. Professor Hazbun was promoted to Associate Professor in June 2011 and was appointed as Director of CAMES in September 2011. His main areas of research and expertise include the international political economy of the Middle East and North Africa, US foreign policy in the Middle East, postcolonial perspectives on the geopolitics of the Mediterranean and the changing dynamics of insecurity in the Middle East.
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Tarif Khalidi - Shaykh Zayid Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Professor Tarif Khalidi received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1970. He taught at AUB’s History department from 1970 to 1996, when he became the Sir Thomas Adams’ Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. While at Cambridge, he was also Director of the Centre for Middle East and Islamic Studies and a Fellow of King’s College. In 2002, Professor Khalidi returned to AUB to take up the position of Sheikh Zayid Chair in Islamic and Arabic Studies. [Homepage]
Aliya Saidi - Assistant Director
Aliya Saidi received her Ph.D. from King's College, University of Cambridge, in Oriental Studies in 2001 and joined CAMES soon afterwards. She has a background in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and specialized in the role of women in Medieval Islam. As the Assistant Director at CAMES, she coordinates student affairs and the center's activities, lectures, conferences, and publications, in addition to being the academic advisor for CAMES students.
Tariq Tell - Visiting Professor
Fawwaz Traboulsi - Visiting Professor
Rosemary Sayigh - Visiting Professor
Mario Kozah - Lecturer
Marie-Therese Labaki - Instructor
Rima Kanawati - Instructor
- Administrative Assistant