Chatham House (press release)
Chatham House is pleased to announce that Dr Lina Khatib has joined the institute as head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme. ...
Dr Khatib holds a BA from the American University of Beirut and an MA and PhD from the University of Leicester. Her research spans the international relations of the Middle East, Islamist groups, political transitions and foreign policy, with a focus on the regional and international political and security dimensions of the Syrian conflict.
Dr Khatib has published seven books, including Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle (I. B. Tauris, 2013), Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism (co-edited with Ellen Lust, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), and The Hizbullah Phenomenon: Politics and Communication (co-authored with Dina Matar and Atef Alshaer, Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014). She has also published widely on public diplomacy, political communication, and political participation in the Middle East.
Since 2008, Dr Khatib has been a founding co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication and a research associate at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. From 2010 to 2012, she was a non-resident research fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. She lectured at Royal Holloway, University of London from 2003 to 2010.
Prior to joining the academic field, Dr Khatib worked in broadcast journalism in Lebanon.