Ghassan Salamé is professor of international relations at Sciences-Po (Paris) and the founding dean of its Paris School of International Affairs. He served as Lebanon’s minister of culture (2000–2003), political advisor to the UN Mission in Iraq (2003), and senior advisor to the UN Secretary-General (2003–2006).
Salamé is vice chairman of the board of the International Crisis Group (Brussels) and a member of a number of boards, including the Center for International Conflict Resolution (New York) and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (Geneva). He is the founding chairman of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (Beirut).
Salamé has written numerous essays and books, including Appels d’empire: Ingérences et résistances à l’âge de la mondialisation (Call for Empire: Interference and Resistance in the Age of Globalization), for which he received the Phenix (Beirut) and ADELFI (Paris) prizes. He has studied law (DEA), humanities and political science (PhD), and has taught international relations at the American and Saint-Joseph universities in Beirut and at Paris I University.