Paul Salem

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"Paul Salem is the Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center. Prior to joining Carnegie in 2006, Salem was the general director of the Fares Foundation and from 1989 to 1999 he founded and directed the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Lebanon's leading public policy think tank. Recently, Salem was a member of the Lebanese National Commission for Electoral Law Reform, a blue ribbon commission tasked with revising Lebanon's electoral laws and proposing a new system. In 2002, Salem was a member of the Senior Review Committee for the UNDP Arab Human Development Report. He also has held various positions at the American University in Beirut. He is regularly seen in television appearances, radio interviews, and newspaper articles on political issues relating to the Arab world.

"Selected Publications: Bitter Legacy: Ideology and Politics in the Arab World (Syracuse University Press, 1994); Conflict Resolution in the Arab World: Selected Essays, editor, (American University Press, Beirut, 1997); Handbook for Arab Parliamentarians Against Corruption, editor, (Beirut and Kuwait: Arab Parliamentarians Against Corruption and Transparency, Lebanon, 2006); Administrative Decentralization in Lebanon: Issues and Applications, co-editor with Antoine Messara (Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 1996); The First Elections in Lebanon After the War, co-editor with Farid el-Khazen (Dar al-Nahar and Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, 1993)" [1]

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  1. Paul Salem, Carnegie Middle East Center, accessed February 9, 2011.