Camille Ammoun is a policy advisor and writer. His work on policy revolves around urban development and political economy. He worked for ten years in Dubai on public policies related to the urban metabolism, its sustainability and resilience. Back in Beirut in 2018, he was involved in the fight against corruption and for genuine democratic reform of Lebanon’s institutions. Ammoun currently works as a policy advisor and political economy analyst with various international organizations focusing on three sub-regions, the Persian Gulf, the Levant, and North Africa.
As a writer, Camille is interested in psychogeography as a method to describe and address contemporary urban issues through literature. He is the author of two widely acclaimed books: Ougarit, a novel that mixes a political plot with an urban reflection on Dubai and the city of the 21st century; and Octobre Liban, a nonfiction narrative that starts on October 17, 2019, with the Lebanese uprising and ends on August 4, 2020, with the Beirut Port explosion.
Camille holds MScs from Sciences-Po and HEC Business School in Paris and a BA in economics from Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. He also holds a diploma from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a member of the International Writers’ House in Beirut (Beyt el Kottab).
Issues of Expertise
Urban Development and Environment; Policy Making; Political Economy
Countries of Expertise
Persian Gulf, Levant and North Africa
English, French, and Arabic