Dr. Tarek Mitri is the Director of the Fares Institute on Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. Former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Libya.Has served in four Lebanese governments as Minister of Environment, Administrative Reform, Culture, Information and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prior to that, he worked, holding various regional and international positions, as an expert in Christian-Muslim relations and intercultural dialogue.
He taught at the Université Saint Joseph, Balamand University, the University of Geneva, Amsterdam Free University, Harvard University and the American University of Beirut. He authored a number of books and articles on contemporary Arab issues, religion and politics, interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
He chairs the Boards of Nicolas Sursock Museum and the Institute of Palestine Studies, is a member of the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University and of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.