Current Director

Maha Shuayb

Maha Shuayb

Director of Centre for Lebanese Studies

Maha Shuayb is the director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies. She is also a visiting fellow at the Faculty of Education at the University of Oxford and the president of the Lebanese Association for History. Maha joined CLS in 2008 as a senior research fellow at St Antony’s. In 2012 Maha became the director of the Centre. Maha has a BSc in Sociology from the Lebanese University and a PhD degree in Education from University of Cambridge. She was a visiting scholar at various universities including University of Cambridge and the American University of Beirut. Maha’s research focuses on the sociology and politics of education. Her research area include education and social cohesion, refugee education, citizenship education and history education. Her most recent publications are:
“Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion: International case studies” (2012) Palgrave Macmillan.
“The Art of Inclusive Exclusions Educating Palestinian refugee students in Lebanon”, (forthcoming), Refugee Survey Quarterly.
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Previous Directors

Mr Nadim Shehadi

Mr Nadim Shehadi

Nadim Shehadi was director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies from 1986 to 2005. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and a Visiting Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington DC.

He is also a member of the board of the Centro de Estudios de Oriente Medio of the Fundacióon Promocioón Social de la Cultura in Madrid.

The Late Professor Marwan Buheiry

The Late Professor Marwan Buheiry

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