Meet the Author

Lina Khatib

Lina Khatib

Lina Khatib is an interdisciplinary expert on the Middle East. Her work spans the worlds of policy, academia, and arts and culture. She has published extensively on visual culture in the region, including the books Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle; Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond; and Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World. She has been Director of the SOAS Middle East Institute at SOAS University of London; Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House; Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and before that co-founded and led the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. She is also a music impresario; since 2019 she has been a co-founder and co-lead of the World Metal Congress. She occasionally creates and exhibits visual art.

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