Tarek Mitri is the president of Saint George University of Beirut. He is the former director of IFI and is currently a distinguished fellow at the institute. He has served in multiple ministerial positions in Lebanon and was the former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Libya. He has also taught at different universities in Lebanon, Europe, and North America. His research focuses on issues of religion and politics and on the history and sociology of Muslim-Christian relations, as well as Christianity in the Arab region. Mitri was the coordinator of interreligious relations and dialogue and the program secretary for Christian-Muslim dialogue at the World Council of Churches in Geneva from 1991-2005. He is a member of the Strategic Council of Saint Joseph University and of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies. He has authored a number of books and articles on contemporary Arab issues, politics and religion, interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
Issues of Expertise
Religion and politics, the history and sociology of Muslim-Christian relations, Christianity in the Arab region
Countries/Regions of Expertise
Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, Libya
Arabic, English, French