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Nassim Abi Ghanem

PhD in International Relations
Central European University
Nassim Abi Ghanem received his MA in International Relations from the University of Manchester (2012), focusing on Middle Eastern conflicts. He recently completed his Ph.D. in International Relations at the Central European University (2021) titled "The Civil Society Organizations' Design and Implementation of Demobilization and Reintegration Programs". Using social network analysis (SNA) and life-course approaches, the dissertation explores the various brokerage and turning points that local civil society organizations conducted to demobilize and reintegrate ex-combatants in the city of Tripoli in Lebanon. His research interests include civil society organization (CSOs) resilience roles, civic engagement, non-state actor's involvement in international politics, and conflict management and peacebuilding. He is currently working on turning his PhD thesis into a book.
Outside academia, Abi Ghanem advised regional and international organizations on programmatic initiatives taking place in Lebanon.  

Dr. Abi Ghanem is a Global Teaching Fellow at Bard College Berlin for the 2021/2021 academic year.


Abi Ghanem, N. "The reverse impact of politics on the COVID-19 response: How Hezbollah determined the choices of the Lebanese government", in: eds. Voelkel,J., Moeller, L.M and Hobeika,Z., Arab world & COVID-19, Routledge. (forthcoming)

Dr. Nassim Abi Ghanem
International Relations