Nahla Chahal is a senior researcher specialising in the political sociology of the modern Middle East. She was Deputy Director of the Arab Reform Institute from 2005-2011, visiting professor at St-Esprit University in Lebanon, 2004-2005, and Professor at the Lebanese University, 1985-1996. She has also been a columnist for Al-Hayat newspaper since 1999. She has written numerous articles and books in both Arabic and French.
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