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Hazbun, Waleed

Associate Professor of International Relations, Political Studies
American University of Beirut

Waleed Hazbun is Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration (PSPA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He served as Director of AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle East Studies (CAMES) from 2011 to 2016. He earned a BA from Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining AUB in 2010, Dr. Hazbun served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His main areas of research include the political economy of international tourism, postcolonial perspectives in International Relations theory, and the changing dynamics of insecurity in the Middle East. He is the author of _Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World_ (University of Minnesota Press). Based on fieldwork in Tunisia and Jordan, the book explores the politics of globalization and geopolitical change in the Middle East through the lens of tourism. His recent work has offered a postcolonial critique of how International Relations theory and US foreign policy discourse represent the geopolitics of the Middle East. His new project addresses the global politics of travel and aviation.

International Relations/Affairs
19th-21st Centuries   
Foreign Relations   
Political Economy   
Security Studies   
Arab States   
International Relations of the Middle East   
US Foreign Policy   
Politics of International Tourism   
Arabic (Intermediate)   
French (Advanced)   
PhD2002Political ScienceMIT
BA1990Politics, Near East StudiesPrinceton
Waleed Hazbun

American University of Beirut
PSPA Dept.
P.O.Box 11-0236
Beirut 1107 2020, Riad El-Solh

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