Back Fakhoury, Tamirace


ISJCR, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

Associate Professor in Political Sciences and International Affairs in the Department of Social Sciences, and Associate Director of the Institute of Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR).  Furthermore, she has taught in summer sessions at the University of California in Berkeley between 2012 and 2016. Fakhoury earned the Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2010/2011) and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the German Institute of International and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany (2014/2015).  Her core research and publication areas are: power-sharing in divided societies, Euro-Mediterranean migration dynamics and governance, Arab states’ coping mechanisms with forced migration, and the role of immigrant communities and Diasporas in democratization, and conflict transformation.

Fakhoury has published in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the International Spectator, the European Foreign Affairs Review, International Migration, the Middle East Journal and Current History. She is a member of the core coordination team of the Global Migration Policy Associates in Geneva and a member of the Steering Committee of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM).

Themes related to current research:

  • The Multi-level Governance of Forced Migration: the Case of Syria’s Displacement
  • The EU’s Role in ‘Governing’ Forced Migration in Syria’s Neighbourhood
  • Lebanon’s Politics of Refugee Reception: What Broader Implications for the Mediterranean?

For more information about her research activities and publications see here.