Dr. Saleh El Machnouk is a lecturer in comparative politics at Lebanon’s Université Saint-Joseph (USJ). Prior to joining USJ, he was a visiting academic at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. His research focuses mainly on state-building, power-sharing agreements, constitutional design, third-party intervention, and electoral laws in ethnically-divided democracies. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as Ethnopolitics. He is currently completing his first book, tentatively titled “War after War,” in which he compares the postwar state-building experiences of Lebanon, Iraq, Bosnia, and Northern Ireland under foreign supervision. In addition to his academic writing, he writes a weekly opinion column for the Lebanese daily Annahar.
He received his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge, his Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and both his BA and MA in Politics and Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Beirut.