Ghassan Salamé

Ghassan Salamé
Alma mater Saint Joseph University
University of Paris
Occupation Academic
Spouse(s) Mary Boghossian
Children Léa Salamé

Ghassan Salamé is a Paris-based Lebanese academic. He served as the Lebanese Minister of Culture from 2000 to 2003. He Is the Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and professor of International Relations at Sciences Po.

Early life

Ghassan Salamé was born in 1951 in Lebanon. He studied law (Saint Joseph University, University of Paris); literature (PhD, University of Paris); and political science (PhD, University of Paris).


Ghassan Salamé taught international relations at the American University of Beirut and Saint Joseph University in Beirut and, later, at the University of Paris. He was also Senior Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General (2003–2006) and Political Advisor to the UN Mission in Iraq (2003).

In 2000-2003, Salamé was Lebanon’s Minister of Culture, as well as Chairman and Spokesman of the Organization Committee for the Arab Summit (March 2002) and of the Francophone Summit (October 2002) in Beirut.

Salamé presently sits on the board of the International Crisis Group (Brussels), the International Peace Institute (New York), the Open Society Foundations, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), and several other non-profit organizations. He is the chairman of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Salamé also sat on the Board of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue from 2011 to 2015.[1]


Ghassan Salamé is the author of (inter alia) Quand l’Amérique refait le monde; Appels d'empire: ingérences et résistances à l'âge de la mondialisation; State and Society in the Arab Levant, and editor (inter alia) of Democracy Without Democrats: Politics of Liberalization in the Arab and Muslim World; The Politics of Arab Integration and The Foundations of the Arab State. His essays have been published in Foreign Policy, Revue française de science politique, European Journal of International Affairs, The Middle East Journal and other scholarly journals.

Selected Public Speeches and Articles


  1. Centre for Humanitarian Dialogu. "The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue welcomes two new Board members" (PDF). Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
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