Leila Tarazi Fawaz

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Personal information

Title: 
Professor

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Tufts University
Department: 
The Fletcher School
Address: 
160 Packard Avenue
Postal code: 
Medford, MA, USA
Country: 
United States of America
Landline: 
00 1 617 627 6560
Work email address: 
leila.fawaz@tufts.edu

Education

Doctorate Degree, History, 1979, Harvard University, United States of America.
Master's Degree, History, 1972, Harvard University, United States of America.
Master's Degree, History, 1968, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Bachelor's Degree (with distinction), History, 1967, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Certificate (with distinction), General Modern Literary Studies (Certificat d'Etudes Littéraires Générales Modernes), 1965, École Supérieure des Lettres affiliated with the Lyons University in France, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

History
Ottoman Empire
World War I
Languages: 
English
Arabic
French

Work history

Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies, 2001-present, Tufts University.

Professor of History and of Diplomacy, 1994-present, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Professor of History, 1994 - present, Tufts University.

Founding Director, 2001-2012, Fares Center for Easten Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University.

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Jackson College for Humanities and Arts, 1996-2001, Tufts University.

Chair, 1994-1996, Department of History, Tufts University.

Associate Professor, 1984 - 1994, Department of History, Tufts University.

Associate Professor of Diplomacy, 1984-1994, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Assistant Professor, 1979 - 1984, Department of History, Tufts University.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Mediterranean House of Human Sciences (Comité Scientifique de la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme), 2005 - present.

President of the Harvard Board of Overseers, 2011 - 2012.

Member of the Harvard Board of Overseers, 2006 - 2012.

Chair of the Fulbright Scholar Middle East Review Committee, 2007 - 2009.

Chair of the Visiting Committee at the Harvard University Center for Middle East Studies, 2004-2005.

Past President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1997-1998.

President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1996-1997.

President of the Board of Directors at the American University of Beirut Alumni Association of North America, 1995-1997.

President-Elect of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1995-1996.

Chair of the Advisory Committee in the Middle East History and Literature, Fulbright-Hays Scholars, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 1992-1995.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Fawaz, L. & Mansour, C. (Eds.). (2009). Transformed landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in honor of Walid Khalidi . Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press.
  • Fawaz, L., Bayly, C. A., & Ilbert, R. (Eds.). (2002). Modernity and culture from the Mediterranean sea to the Indian ocean . New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Fawaz, L. (1994). An occasion for war: Mount Lebanon and Damascus in 1860 . London: I.B. Tauris and Berkeley.
  • Fawaz, L. (Ed.). (1991). State and society in Lebanon . Oxford: The Centre for Lebanese Studies and Tufts University.
  • Fawaz, L. (1983). Merchants and migrants in nineteenth century Beirut . Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 
  • Speaker, "The Middle East Changing Political and Strategic Landscape", presented at the Talloires symposium at the Fletcher School, Tufts European Center, Talloires, France, 2012.
  • Speaker, "The Emergence of Turkey as a Regional Superpower: Challenges and Choices", hosted by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, 2012.
  • Speaker, "Civil War in Historical Perspective", presented at the conference "Healing the Wounds of History:Addressing the Roots of Violence", hosted by the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Univeristy of Oxford and the Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace, in partnership with the Lebanese American Univeristy, Byblos, Lebanon, 2011.
  • Speaker, "Society and War in Historical Perspective", presented at a symposium in memory of professor Kamal Salibi, hosted by the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut, Washington D.C. Chapter, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2011.
  • Speaker, "War and Society in Historical Perspective", presented at the "Global Conference of Mothers Against Violence", organized by the Turkish Women Business Association (TIKAD), Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
  • Keynote Speaker, "People on the Move: Soldiers in the Middle Eastern Theatre of the Great War", at the XIII International Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History: "La Méditerranée sur la route des Indes: Savoirs, mémoire, imaginaire, réseaux, organized by La Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme, in Marseille (opening) and Aix-en Provence, France, 2010.
  • Speaker, "Exchanges in Times of War: Coping with World War I", conference on "Jews, Christians, and Muslims in History: Exchange and Cooperation", organized by the Hitorisches Kolleg in Munich in cooperation with the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich, 2009.

Awards and Distinctions

Received the French National Order of the Legion of Honor at the rank of Chevalier, 2012.

Carnegie Scholar from the Carnegie Corporation Scholars Program, 2008.

Received the New Citizen Award from the International Institute of Boston, 2000.

Received the Lillian Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising, Tufts University, 1982.