Waleed Hazbun

Dr. Waleed Hazbun



  • PhD, MIT, 2002
  • BA, Princeton, 1990

Research Areas

  • International Relations


Office Hours

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Research Interests

International Relations of the Middle East

US Foreign Policy

Critical Security Studies

Political Economy of International Tourism

Selected Publications

“Between Tragedy and Chaos: US Policy in a Turbulent Middle East under Obama and Trump,” in Samer Shehata (ed.) The Struggle to Reshape the Middle East in the 21st Century (Edinburgh, 2023), pp. 49-72.

“Visions and Mirages of Tourism in the Middle East,” Current History (December 2022): 363-365.

Co-author, “International Relations and Regional (In)security,” in Marc Lynch, Jillian Schwedler, Sean Yom (eds.), The Political Science of the Middle East: Theory and Research since the Arab Uprisings (Oxford, 2022).

Co-author, “Towards a Beirut School of Critical Security Studies,” Critical Studies in Security Vol. 6, No. 3 (2018): 273-295.

“Assembling Security in a ‘Weak State:’ The Contentious Politics of Plural Governance in Lebanon since 2005,” Third World Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 6 (2016): 1053-1070.

Beaches, Ruins, Resorts: The Politics of Tourism in the Arab World (Minnesota, 2008).