American Univesity of Beirut

In Praise of Intellectual Humility

​​​This OpEd is part of the Issam Fares Institute opinion articles series published weekly. This article is​ written​​ by Tarek Mitri, Distinguished Senior Fellow at AUB Issam Fares Institute (IFI), President of Saint George University and former Director of IFI.

Public officials are often expected to demonstrate their unfailing self-confidence. Their hesitations should not transpire, nor show any other sign of doubt. High self-esteem seems desirable and thought to be a leadership quality. In certain cases, such as the one we presently experience in Lebanon, political decision-makers come across as nervously defensive and unsophisticatedly self-righteous.

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