Nadim Shehadi

Director, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

  • MA, Leicester University
  • BA, University of Kent


Mr. Nadim Shehadi became Director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University in November 2014. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, the UK Royal Institute of International Affairs, where he directs a program on the regional dimension of the Palestinian refugee issue in the Middle East Peace Process. He is a senior member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, where he served as director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies from 1986 to 2005. He is also a member of the executive board of the Centro de Estudios de Oriente Medio de la Fundación Promoción Social de la Cultura, based in Madrid. He has served as a consultant for several governments and international organizations, and he has produced several publications and frequently contributes expert opinion on Middle Eastern affairs to a variety of media.

Professional Activities
  • Director Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford (1986-2005)
  • Executive Board member at Centro de Estudios de Oriente Medio de la Fundación
  • British International Studies Association (BISA)
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA)
  • British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
  • Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA)
  • EUROMESCO network
  • Board of advisors for AHL: Archaeology and History in Lebanon
  • Board of The Reform Agenda, London
  • Editorial board of Tempora, Annales d’histoire et d’archéologie at St Joseph University in Beirut
  • Editorial Board of the Levantine Review

  • Associate Fellow at Chatham House
  • Senior Member St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Research Interests
  • Arab Spring
  • Lebanese history, culture and society
  • Middle East Peace Process: Regional dimension of Palestinian refugees issue
  • History of Economic Thought

Email Address

Office Phone

Office Location
Mugar 129

Mailing Address
Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

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School Leadership


  • Board of Advisors
  • Asian Advisory Group
  • European Advisory Group
  • Latin American Advisory Group
  • MENASA Advisory Group