Imad Salamey is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Lebanese American University (LAU), President of the Center for Arab Research and Development (CARD), and Executive Board Member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Security and Development (CSDS) at Richmond American International University in London. Salamey received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University, USA. His research interests focus on topics of democratic transition, power sharing, Islamist movements, and governance.
He is the author of The Government and Politics of Lebanon (Routledge). Recent journal article publications include "Democratic Transition and Sectarian Populism: The Case of Lebanon" in Contemporary Arab Affairs, "The collapse of Middle Eastern authoritarianism" in Third World Quarterly, "US-French collaboration on Lebanon" in Middle East Journal, "How Exceptional Are Islamists?" in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. He is the author of various studies and assessments that provide strategic examination and situational analysis of Lebanon and the Middle East. He is a consultant for governments and International Organizations on issues related to Middle Eastern public policy, energy, rule of law, human rights, power sharing, security, and defense.