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Rami Khoury

Rami Khoury
Director of IFI and Editor at large

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
American University of Beirut
Diana Tamari Sabbagh Building
PO Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon
Office: Room 408
Tel: 961 1 350000 ext. 4150
Academic Degrees

MSc degrees in Mass Communications from Syracuse University (USA); BA in Political Science


  • He is a book author and writes an internationally syndicated weekly column.
  • He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Dubai Initiative-Belfer Center/JFK School of Government at Harvard University
  • A lecturer at the University of Chicago and Northeastern University in the USA
  • He was editor in chief of the Jordan Times newspaper, hosted television and radio shows on current affairs and ancient history and archaeology, was general manager of Al Kutba, Publishers, and wrote for leading international publications, including the Financial Times, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post.
  • He often comments on Mideast issues in the international media, including the BBC and U.S. National Public Radio, and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world. 


  • Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School
  • Board member of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University and the Jordan National Museum
  • The international advisory council of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
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