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Karim Makdisi

Associate Professor, International Politics
American university of beirut

Karim Makdisi is an Associate Professor of International Politics, and founding director of the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He was a founding member and served on the first Board of Trustees of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences. 

His latest publications include the edited volume The Land of the Blue Helmets: United Nations in the Arab World (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2017, with Vijay Prashad); “Writing about Insecurity and Global Politics in Beirut,” APSA MENA Newsletter (Spring 2019, with W. Hazbun and C. Hindawi-Pison); “Contested Multilateralism: The United Nations And The Middle East,” in MENARA Working Papers (February 2019); “Exploring the UN and OPCW Partnership in Syrian Chemical Weapons Disarmament: Inter-organizational Cooperation and Autonomy, ”Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations (2019, with C. Pison-Hindawi);  “The Syrian Chemical Weapons Disarmament Process in Context: Narratives of Coercion, Consent, and Everything in Between” in Third World Quarterly (2017, with C. Pison-Hindawi); and “Intervention and the Arab Uprisings: from Transformation to Maintenance of Regional Order” (in eds. Boserup et al, 2017). He is currently working on a book project related to the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war.