Senior Fellow, Middle East and National Security
Dr. Khoury is senior fellow of Middle East and national security at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Dr. Khoury works on projects and programs that highlight America’s role in the Middle East, as well as the emerging political and cultural changes taking place across the Middle East and North Africa. He also authors The Chicago Council blog, Middle East Corner
Most recently, Khoury taught Middle East and US strategy courses at the National Defense University. Previously, Khoury, a Foreign Service officer with the rank of minister counselor, was director of the Near East South Asia Office of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 2008 to 2012. Khoury also served as deputy chief of mission in Yemen (2004-2007) and deputy director of the Media Outreach Centre in London (2002-2004). In 2003, during the Iraq war, Khoury served as department spokesperson at US Central Command in Doha and in Baghdad. Khoury, who was Consul General in Morocco from 1998 to 2002, was serving in Casablanca when it established its sister city relationship with Chicago.
Khoury earned his BA in political science from the American University of Beirut and his MA and PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. Before his Foreign Service career, Khoury was an assistant professor of political science at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and earlier, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Jordan in Amman. During his years in academe, Khoury published articles on issues of leadership and development in the Arab world in The Middle East Journal
, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
, and The International Journal of Middle East Studies
. His most recent article on the regional impact of the Arab uprising appears in the summer 2013 issue of Middle East Policy
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