Waleed Hazbun

Associate Professor in Political Studies
American University of Beirut

I joined the PSPA Department at AUB in the Fall of 2010. I had previously served as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While my interest in relocating to AUB developed in 2007 when I served as a visiting professor (on leave from Johns Hopkins), my commitment to AUB is connected to my personal history and my current research project. My father was a student at AUB in the 1950s (when he edited the Outlook). Today, I am drawn to Beirut as a vantage point to observe regional geopolitics (and tourism development) and to AUB as a place to develop a research program inside the PSPA department that explores the unstable position of the Middle East in the global order.


-Hazbun, Waleed. "The Politics of Insecurity in the Arab World: A View from Beirut." PS: Political Science & Politics 50, no. 3 (2017): 656-659.

-Hazbun, Waleed. "Assembling security in a ‘weak state:’the contentious politics of plural governance in Lebanon since 2005." Third World Quarterly37, no. 6 (2016): 1053-1070.

-Hazbun, Waleed. Beaches, ruins, resorts: the politics of tourism in the Arab world. U of Minnesota Press, 2008.