Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and U.S. citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth. He is Director of Global Engagement at the American University of Beirut, working from New York City and Beirut to develop innovative new global collaborations to offer online courses and other learning opportunities. He was the founding director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2006-14; he is now a senior public policy fellow at IFI, and a visiting adjunct professor of journalism and journalist-in-residence at AUB, where he teaches and heads a research project to analyze the private papers of the late journalist Anthony Shadid. His journalistic work includes writing books and an internationally syndicated column for Agence Global.
an academic year as a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford, Oklahoma, Villanova, Mount Holyoke, Syracuse, Northeastern, and Denver universities.He was executive editor of the Beirut Daily Star newspaper in 2003–2005, and before that had been editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times for seven years, when he also wrote for many years from Amman, Jordan for leading international publications, including the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post. He often comments on Mideast issues in the international media and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world.He has BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and journalism from Syracuse University.