Executive Committee 2010-2014
Members of the Executive Committee
Sari Hanafi
Full Professor of Sociology at the American University of Beirut and editor of Idafat: the Arab Journal of Sociology (Arabic). He is also a member of the Executive Bureau of the Arab Association of Sociology. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1994). He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Poitiers and Migrintern (France), University of Bologna and Ravenna (Italy) and visiting fellow in CMI (Bergen, Norway).

Hanafi was also the former Director of the Palestinian Refugee and Diaspora Centre (Shaml) from 2000-2004 and a former senior research at the Cairo based French research center, Centre d’études et de documentation économique juridique et sociale from 1994-2000. He is the author of numerous journal articles
and book chapters on the political and economic sociology of the Palestinian diaspora and refugees; sociology of migration; transnationalism; politics of scientific research; civil society and elite formation and transitional justice. Among his recent books are: The Power of Inclusive Exclusion: Anatomy of Israeli Rule
in The Occupied Palestinian Territories, edited with A. Ophir & M. Givoni, 2009, NewYork: Zone Book; The Emergence of a Palestinian Globalized Elite: Donors, International Organizations and Local NGOs, edited with L. Taber, 2005; and Pouvoir et associations dans le monde arabe, edited with S. Bennéfissa, 2002, Paris: CNRS. In addition to his academic work, he has served as a consultant to the UN, the World Bank, and other organizations.
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