Elizabeth Picard is a leading Middle East scholar and Lebanon specialist. She has written extensively about security and identity politics in the Middle East and is the author of several articles and book chapters on the Lebanese civil war, including the acclaimed Lebanon, a shattered Country (New York: Holmes and Meier, 2002).
She worked and lived in the Middle East for several years and directed the French Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain in Beirut and Amman from 1997 to 2000. Dr Picard is currently Director of Research at the Institut de Recherches et d’Études sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, at the Centre National de la Recherche scientifique, Aix-en-Provence.
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