American University of Beirut

Marwan Muasher, PhD

A trustee since 2007, and a former AUB student (1972-75), Muasher is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He was previously senior vice president of external affairs at the World Bank. He held a number of high-level positions in Jordan over a more than 20-year period including senator, deputy prime minister, foreign minister, ambassador to the United States, minister of information, and government spokesperson. Muasher was recognized as Diplomat of the Year by the Los Angeles World Affairs Council in 2000 and received an honorary doctorate from Purdue University in 1999 for his role in promoting peace in the Middle East. He is the author of two books: The Arab Center and the Promise of Moderation, 2008; and The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism, 2014; both published by Yale University Press. He is a graduate of Purdue University (BS, electrical engineering, ’77; MS, computer engineering, ’78; PhD, computer engineering, ’81).

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