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Rami G. Khouri

Rami G. Khouri

Research Affiliate


    Rami George Khouri, a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen, is director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. His journalistic work includes writing books and an internationally syndicated column, and he also serves as editor at large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, published throughout the Middle East with the International Herald Tribune. His affiliations include being a member of the Brookings Institution Task Force on US Relations with the Islamic World, a Fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Jerusalem), member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard University Divinity School, and board member of the East-West Institute, the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, and the Jordan National Museum.

    A former Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University, Mr. Khuri was executive editor of the Daily Star newspaper in 2003-2005, and before that had been editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times for seven years, when he also wrote for many years from Amman, Jordan for leading international publications, including the Financial Times, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. For 18 years he was general manager of Al Kutba Publishers, in Amman, and in recent years 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. He often comments on Mideast issues in the international media, and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world.

    He has BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University.
    Some of his articles are available at