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Rami G. Khoury

Director of Global Engagement and Journalist-in-Residence

American University of Beirut

Rami George Khouri is an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author, director of global engagement and Journalist-in-Residence at the American University of Beirut, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.  He was previously executive editor of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, and editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times, and was awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Prize for 2006.   

He lectures annually at the American University of Beirut and Northeastern University.  He has been a fellow and visiting scholar at Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Princeton, Syracuse, Northeastern, Villanova, Oklahoma and Stanford universities. He also serves on the Joint Advisory Board of the Northwestern University Journalism School in Doha, Qatar.   

 In recent decades he has also 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 earned his BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University, NY, USA. 

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.