Jeffrey G. Karam

 Jeffrey G. Karam
  • Political Science

since 2023


Lebanese American University, Lebanon

P.O. Box 13-5053
Beirut 1102 2801

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About me

I am a scholar of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies focused on U.S. Foreign Policy and Security in the Arab Middle East. Trained as an interdisciplinary Political Scientist in Lebanon and the U.S., I draw on primary and secondary documents in multiple languages to analyze the U.S. grand strategy and intelligence in the Arab Middle East. I have edited and published two books. Furthermore, I contributed to several peer-reviewed academic publications and wrote policy papers on developments in the Arab region. My work also appeared in prominent public outlets such as The Washington Post, OpenDemocracy, Jadaliyya, and more.

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Academic career
2021 - todayResearch Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Otto-Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin
2021 - todayResearch Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe (EUME) Program
2018 - todayAssistant Professor, Lebanese American University, Political Science and International Relations, department of Social and Education Sciences
2021 - 2022Research Fellow at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Global Scholarly Dialogue Programme
2018 - 2021Associate at Harvard University, Middle East Initiative,Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
2018 - 2019Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard University, International Relations and Middle East Politics, Harvard Summer School, Division of Continuing Education
2017 - 2018Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
2017 - 2018Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University, International Relations
Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
2016Brandeis University Ph.D., Politics
2013 - 2015Visiting Research Fellow at American University of Beirut, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs