Jeffrey Karam

Associate Fellow

Portrait of Jeffrey Karam

Jeffrey G. Karam is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Lebanese American University. He is a non-resident Research Associate at Harvard University’s Middle East Initiative. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Global Scholarly Dialogue Programme of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. He is likewise a EUME Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and the Otto-Suhr Institute of Political Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin. Karam’s research provides a critical discussion of the Politics of Intelligence and Foreign Policy and Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions in the Middle East. Karam is the editor of The Middle East in 1958: Reimagining A Revolutionary Year(London: I.B. Tauris and Bloomsbury, 2020). He is currently finishing his first book on American intelligence and foreign policy in the Middle East during revolutionary times and political change. Karam is also co-editing a book entitled, The Lebanon Uprising of 2019: Voices from the Revolution, which I.B. Tauris and Bloomsbury publish in 2022. His research has been supported by many organizations including, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs, and others. His research has been published in academic and public outlets, including Intelligence and National Security, the Arab Studies Journal, The Washington Post, H-Diplo/ISSF,the Daily Star Lebanon, Megaphone, Jadaliyya, and other venues.  Karam is the recipient of several awards, including the Christopher Andrew–Michael Handel Prize for the best article published in Intelligence and National Security during 2017 and the Hussein Oueini Memorial Award at the American University of Beirut. Previously, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the International Security Program at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Politics from the American University of Beirut.

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