Rami George Khouri
In 1971, Khouri began his career working as a reporter for the English-language newspaper The Daily Star
in Beirut, Lebanon. From 1972 to 1973, Khouri continued writing columns for the paper while working as managing editor of Middle East Sketch magazine. Following a year in the United States as program administrator for the Division of International Programs Abroad at Syracuse University, Khouri returned to Beirut to become managing editor of Middle East Money
in Beirut from 1973 to 1974. He then moved to Amman, Jordan, where he served as editor-in-chief of Jordan's English-language daily, the Jordan Times
, from 1975 to 1982 and again from 1987
He was executive editor of the Daily Star
newspaper from 2003 to 2005, and had been the editor in chief of the Jordan Times
for seven years before that. He also wrote for many years from Amman, Jordan for leading international publications, including the Financial Times
, the Boston Globe
and the Washington Post
. For 18 years he was general manager of Al Kutba
, publishers, in Amman
, and has served as a consultant to the Jordanian tourism ministry on biblical archaeological sites. He often comments on Mideast issues in the international media, and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world.
In the fall of 2017 Khouri was a visiting professor at Villanova university.
Views on the Arab-Israeli conflict
Khouri believes that "allocating blame" is counterproductive. Writing for the Daily Star
, he states that "We end up with a situation in which it becomes easy for Arabs to blame Israel and the Western powers for the problems of our region." He believes that "the truth is in between, with Arab, Israel and Western actors all having to share the blame for contributing to the distressing conditions that define the Arab world."
Awards and personal life
Khouri was the 2004 winner of the Eliav-Sartawi Awards for Middle East Journalism in the Arab Press category In November 2006, he was the co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award
for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to the Middle East.
He has BA
(1970) and MSc
(1998) degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University
, New York, and is married to Ellen Kettaneh. They have two grown sons.
- The Antiquities of the Jordan Rift Valley Published by Al Kutba, 1988 ISBN 0-944940-49-8, ISBN 978-0-944940-49-5
- Petra: A Guide to the Capital of the Nabataeans Published by Longman, 1986 ISBN 0-582-78385-2, ISBN 978-0-582-78385-0
- Jerash: A Frontier City of the Roman East Published by Longman, 1986 ISBN 0-582-78384-4, ISBN 978-0-582-78384-3
- The Jordan Valley: Life and Society Below Sea Level Published by Longman, 1981 ISBN 0-582-78318-6, ISBN 978-0-582-78318-8
- USAID and the Private Sector in Jordan: A Chronicle : the Genesis, August 1985-August 1988 Published by USAID, 1989
- The View from East of the Jordan Published by Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine, 1998
- Aqaba: port of Palestine on the China Sea Co-author Rami G. Khouri and Donald S. Whitcomb Published by Al Kutba, 1988
- Islamic Banking: Knotting a New Network Published by Aramco, 1987
- For Those who Share a Will to Live: Perspectives on a Just Peace in the Middle East Published by Resource Center for Nonviolence, 1985
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- ^ "Acclaimed Newspaper Editor, Author, and Commentator Rami George Khouri to be First Global Studies Fellow at New Center for Global Initiatives". 27 October 2004.
- ^ Rami George Khouri (January 12, 2011). "This week's grim Arab history lesson". Daily Star (Lebanon).
- ^ "Agence Global". Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- ^ Georgetown University Archived 2008-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, School for Foreign Service in Qatar
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