Joseph Bahout, PhD, is the director of the Issam Fares Institute and an associate professor of practice in the PSPA Department at AUB.
Until recently, Joseph Bahout was a scholar at Carnegie Endowment in Washington DC, professor at Sciences-Po Paris, and consultant to the policy planning unit of the French MoFA. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at USJ, and researcher at CERMOC. He also had political and consultancy activities with various ministries and public bodies in Lebanon. In France, he was a senior advisor to the SG of Académie Diplomatique Internationale.
Bahout has been a fellow with the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, with the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and a member of the Scientific Board of IFPO. He is the author of two books, and of numerous articles and book chapters. He is a frequent commentator on international media.
Issues of Expertise
Politics, political development, identity politics, international affairs, regional politics, EuroMed relations
Regions/Countries of Expertise
MENA, Syria, Lebanon, EuroMed
Arabic, French, English