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Rami Khouri: 'Empire of the mind'

The scholar and political columnist speaks about US military intervention and why he views the US as an empire.

Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 16:32
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Rami G. Khouri is the director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.

It’s an empire of the mind, and it’s an empire of militarism and
it’s an empire of mannerisms.

Rami Khouri, director of Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy

Khouri is also a columnist for the Beirut newspaper Daily Star and an author. As a political columnist, his writings are syndicated internationally to major news outlets around the world.

He is a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and at Dubai School of Government. In 2001 to 2002 Khouri was a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard University.

He has served on the International Committee of the Red Cross' international advisory board, and in 2006 was a co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for work focused on reconciliation in the Middle East.

Khouri spoke to Empire in Beirut, where he is based, about US military intervention and why he views the US as an empire.

 

 

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