Amal Saad-Ghorayeb

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Amal Abdo Saad-Ghorayeb (Arabic: أمل سعد غريب‎‎) is a Lebanese writer and political analyst known for her writings on the Israeli-Lebanese conflict and Hezbollah.


She worked as an assistant professor of political science at the Lebanese American University until 2008.[1] She received her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, England. She was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC).[2]

In 2009, she declined the invitation to speak at the NATO Defense College, because this would have involved talking to Israeli military officers, which is against Lebanese law.[3][4]

Her work has appeared in Open Democracy,[5] Foreign Affairs[6] and Lebanon's Al Akhbar.[7]

Her father, Abdo Saad, is a prominent Shiite pollster;[8] her mother is Christian.

She resides in Lebanon.


  • Hezbollah: Politics and Religion. London: Pluto Press. 2001, ISBN 978-0-7453-1793-9
  • The Iran Connection: Understanding the Alliance with Syria, Hizbullah and Hamas, I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 2011


  1. "Amal Saad-Ghorayeb | Authors | Macmillan". 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. "Amal Saad-Ghorayeb - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace". Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  3. "LEBANON: Scholar angry at NATO after invitation to speak -". 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  4. [1][dead link]
  5. "The Hizbollah project: last war, next war". openDemocracy. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  6. Saad, Amal. "Hizbu'llah: Politics and Religion". Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  7. Al Akhbar, Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
  8. "Is Amal Saad-Ghorayeb disseminating Misinformation? - Syria Comment". 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 

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