Rami Khouri

Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs

Rami Khouri appears in the following:

Violence Continues in Lebanon

Monday, October 22, 2012

In Monday night's third and final presidential debate, which is focused on foreign policy, the escalating crisis in the Middle East will be sure to dominate. The violence in Syria, and now nearby Lebanon, seems to be heading to a full blown crisis.

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The Legacy of Lebanon's Top Shia Muslim Cleric

Monday, July 05, 2010

Lebanon's top Shia Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah died yesterday. He was revered for bridging religious divides and for promoting social services and women's rights. Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, remembers the cleric. Khouri says that Fadlallah was an enlightened and progressive man in the class of Martin Luther King. However, the cleric was also known as a spiritual leader to Hezbollah and Washington labeled him a terrorist because of this association.

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Did Obama Break New Ground in the Mideast Debate?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

We've been discussing President Obama's address to the Muslim world from Cairo University. The president touched on a wide range of issues. To hear more global perspectives on his efforts to improve U.S. relations in the Middle East, we are joined by Marcus Mabry, New York Times international business editor, Rami Khouri, editor-at-large of the Daily Star in Beirut, and Muna Shikaki, a correspondent for Al Arabiya.

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Biden in Beirut: America's Stake in the Lebanese Election

Friday, May 22, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden travels to Lebanon today to meet with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman in Beirut. The meeting is a show of U.S. support for a leader facing tough elections in two weeks. Lebanon's militant Shiite group Hezbollah is expected to make electoral gains. This is the second visit to Lebanon by an American official. (Secretary of State Clinton was there a few weeks ago.) Why is Washington so concerned about this Lebanese vote? The Takeaway turns to Rami Khouri, Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He is also the editor-at-large for The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut.

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