Ministry: Ministry of Education and Higher Learning
Running to Be: Minister
Ghassan Salameh Born in 1951 in Lebanon.
Ghassan Salamé has a PhD in Literature and a PhD in Politics at Paris I University, a master’s degree in Lebanese and French law, and a number of qualifications in the arts.
Ghassan Salamé taught international relations at the American University of Beirut and Saint Joseph University in Beirut and, later, at the University of Paris. He was also Senior Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General (2003–2006) and Political Advisor to the UN Mission in Iraq (2003).
Ghassan Salamé is currently professor of International Relations at Sciences-Po (Paris) and the founding Dean of its Paris School of International Affairs – PSIA. In addition he is the founding chairman of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Beirut).
- In 2000-2003, he was Lebanon’s Minister of Culture, as well as Chairman and Spokesman of the Organization Committee for the Arab Summit (March 2002) and of the Francophone Summit (October 2002) in Beirut.
- He is presently Vice-Chairman of the Board of the International Crisis Group (Brussels) and sits on the board of the Open Society Institute (New York), the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a few other not-for-profit organizations.
- Author of (inter alia). His essays have been published in Foreign Policy, Revue française de science politique, European Journal of International Affairs, The Middle East Journal and other scholarly journals.
- He was given the Phenix (Beirut), ADELFI (Paris) and Al-Idrissi (Rome, 2012) awards, and the Medaille of the Academie Francaise (2003), made Chevalier de la