Marguerite Helou

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Personal information

Title: 
Professor

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Hallak Bldg., 6th fl., Jawharji St., Zalka, Metn
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 4 716667
Fax: 
961 4 714020
Mobile phone: 
961 3 353832
Personal email address: 
guittahelou@yahoo.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Lebanese University
Department: 
Faculty of Law and Political & Administrative Sciences
Address: 
Section II, Jal El-Deeb, Metn
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 4 71 20 55

Education

Doctorate degree, Politicial Science, 1978, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, United States of America.
Master's degree, Political Science, 1975, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY, United States of America.

Areas of Expertise

Democratization Processes
International Relations (Middle East)
Lebanese Politics
Research Methodology
Political Participation of Women
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Consultant, 2009 - present, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

Advisor, 2006 - 2007, International Republican Institute.

Tenured Professor, 1979 - present, Faculty of Law and Political & Administrative Sciences, Lebanese University.

Part-time Lecturer, 1991 - present, Haigazian University.

Part-time Lecturer, Political Sciences and Public Administration Department, 1979 - 2006, American University of Beirut.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the executive committee of the Lebanese Political Science Association, 1994 - present.

Founding member and member of the executive committee of the Lebanese Intellectual Association, 1989 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 
  • Helou, M. et al. (2009). Itifaq Adawha: Bina' thaqafat al-mawathik fi Loubnan min ajli mouatiniya fa'ala [The Doha accord: Building a culture of pacts in Lebanon for an effective citizenship]. Beirut: Lebanese Foundation For Permanent Civil Peace.
  • Helou M., Krayem, H., Said, H., Picard, E., Ziade, H., Daoud, H., et al. (2007). The Issue of consociational democracy in pluralist societies. Beirut: Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.
  • Helou, M., Ashtai, S., Hajj, H., Khazen, F., Khayat, T., Rizk, H., Shaoul, M., et al. (2002). Lebanese parliamentary elections 2000: Between repetition and change. Beirut: Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.
  • Helou M., Chaarawi, S., Mussadeq, R., et al. (2000). Arab women and political participation. Amman: New Jordan Research Center.
  • Helou, F., Abi Saab, Z., Baroud, H., Hajj, N., Hamzeh et al. (1999). Lebanese municipal elections 1998: The struggle of democracy in local structures. Beirut: Lebanese Center for Policy Studies.