Special Presentation » Lebanon: Of Wars and Men
About the Film
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and an Arabist, is professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). He has taught at Sciences Po since 2006 and has been an associate to the CERI since 2009. He has held visiting professorships both at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and at Georgetown School of Foreign Service (SFS). He served as an adviser to the prime minister, the minister of defense, and the minister of interior. Filiu was a career diplomat from 1988 to 2006, following humanitarian missions in Afghanistan and Lebanon. He was assigned to Amman before becoming deputy chief of mission in Damascus and Tunis. His 2011 book Apocalypse in Islam was awarded the main prize by the French History Convention. Other publications include Arab Revolution, ten lessons from the democratic uprising in 2011, Gaza, a History in 2014 and From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-revolution and its Jihadi Legacy in 2015. His articles about contemporary Islam and the Arab world have been published in a dozen languages. Filiu also wrote the script of Best of Enemies, a graphic novel about the United States in the Middle East. In 2012, French President François Hollande appointed Filiu as one of the members of the draft committee that releases the White Book for Defense and National Security.
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