Rami G. Khouri
Rami George Khouri is a distinguished senior fellow at IFI and the director of Global Engagement at AUB. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author, a professor of journalism and Journalist-in-Residence at AUB, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was the executive editor of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, the editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times, and was awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Prize for 2006.
He teaches or lectures annually at AUB and Northeastern University. In 2017 he was the inaugural scholar-in-residence in the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies at Villanova University. He has been a fellow and visiting scholar at Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Princeton, Syracuse, The Fletcher School at Tufts, Northeastern, Denver, Villanova, Oklahoma, and Stanford universities, and was a member of the Brookings Institution Task Force on US Relations with the Islamic World. He is a fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Arab East Jerusalem). He also serves on the Joint Advisory Board of the Northwestern University Journalism School in Doha, Qatar, and Georgetown University’s Center for Regional and International Studies in Doha, and recently completed a four-year term on the International Advisory Council of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He was owner and general manager of Al Kutba, Publishers, in Amman, Jordan, where he also served as a consultant to the Jordanian tourism ministry on biblical archaeological sites. He has hosted programs on archaeology, history and current public affairs on Jordan Television and Radio Jordan, and often comments on Mideast issues in the international media. He has BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University, NY, US.
Issues of Expertise
Palestine, poverty/inequality, and citizen-state relations
Countries/Regions of Expertise
Middle East, US