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Tamirace Fakhoury

Associate Professor in Political Science and International Affairs, Lebanese American University

Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury is an associate professor of political science and international affairs, and the director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution (ISJCR). She was a visiting assistant professor in the summer sessions at the University of California in Berkeley (2012-2016).

Dr. Fakhoury is currently the principal investigator of a Carnegie grant on “Resilience and Inclusive Governance in the post-2011 Arab Landscape” at LAU. She is also in the leadership team of the Rights for Time network which looks into shifting the possibilities for humanitarian protection through research on how time conditions war and displacement. From 2014 until 2016, she was a principal co-investigator on the project Syrian refugees’ justice concerns and access to formal and informal justice in Lebanon.

She earned the Jean Monnet fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence (2010/2011) and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg (2014/2015). In 2014, she was elected as member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). In fall 2018 and summer 2019, she was a visiting research fellow at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research where she carried out a project on the European Union’s role in the polycentric governance of displacement.

Her core research and publication areas are: Power-sharing and ethno-sectarian conflicts; migration and refugee governance in conflict areas; international responses to forced migration, the European Union’s external policy, and norm contestation in the international system.

Dr. Fakhoury is member of the advisory board of the project “Refugees are Migrants (REF-MIG)” at the University of Oxford. She is also a Founding member of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) at Rutgers University.

She is a co-editor of Global Trends, and an associate editor of The Journal of Deliberative Democracy.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Political Science and International Affairs , Lebanese American University