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Elias Muhanna  
Assistant Professor at Brown University (formerly Visiting Scholar at Stanford) (former)

Encina Hall
Stanford University

Research Interests
Lebanese politics, political reform, comparative literature and contemporary culture and politics

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Elias Muhanna is an Assistant Professor at Brown University. In 2011-12, he was a Non-resident Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Program on Arab Reform & Democracy. He is also the author of, a blog devoted to Lebanese political affairs, and has written extensively on contemporary cultural and political issues in the Middle East for several general-interest publications, including The Nation, Foreign PolicyThe Guardian, The National, Mideast Monitor, World Politics Review, Bidoun, andTransition. In 2012, Muhanna will join the faculty of Brown University as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature.

News around the web

Lebanon, by the Numbers
Elias Muhanna: "Lebanon’s peculiar brand of democracy, dysfunctional and widely unpopular, is a perennial source of national vexation, debated over Sunday lunches and in the press."
January 17, 2012 in New York Times (blog)