Imad Salamey holds the position of Associate Professor in the fields of Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University. He earned his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Political Science from Wayne State University in the United States. His current academic interests are centered on subjects related to political economy, communitarian politics, conflict resolution, power-sharing mechanisms, and governance within the Middle East and North African regions.
Dr. Salamey has authored several notable books, including “The Decline of Nation-States after the Arab Spring: the Rise of Communitocracy” (Routledge, 2017), “Post-Conflict Power-Sharing Agreements: Options for Syria” (Palgrave, 2018), “The Government and Politics of Lebanon, 2nd Ed.” (Peter Lang, 2021), and “The Communitarian Nation-State Paradox in Lebanon” (Nova Science Publishers, 2021). These works extensively examine the fundamental drivers behind the escalating ethnic and sectarian divisions and the challenges of post-conflict peace-building in countries across the Middle East and North Africa.
In addition to his scholarly contributions, Dr. Salamey is a sought-after commentator in both local and international media outlets, offering valuable insights and expertise on various Middle Eastern issues. Furthermore, he plays an active role as a policy advisor and program evaluator for various international and regional organizations.