Rami George Khouri is the Director of Global Engagement at the American University of Beirut (AUB), where he is also Journalist-in-Residence and a senior fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs. He is an internationally-syndicated political columnist and book author, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
He was the executive editor of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, the editor-in-chief of the Jordan Times, and was awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Prize for 2006. He has been a fellow and visiting scholar at Harvard, Mount Holyoke, Princeton, Syracuse, The Fletcher School at Tufts, Northeastern, Denver, Villanova, Oklahoma, and Stanford universities, and is a Fellow of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (Arab East Jerusalem). He also serves on the Joint Advisory Board of the Northwestern University Journalism School in Doha, and recently completed a four-year term on the International Advisory Council of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He was general manager of Al Kutba, Publishers, in Amman, Jordan, where he also served as a consultant to the Jordanian tourism ministry on biblical archaeological sites. He has hosted programs on archaeology, history, and current affairs on Jordan Television and Radio Jordan, and often comments on Mideast issues in the international media.
He has BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University, NY, USA.