Dr. Fadi N. Nassar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Arts & Sciences – Social Sciences

Fadi holds a PhD from the War Studies Department at King’s College in London. His thesis examined the decision-making of the UN’s mediation efforts in Syria, offering a detailed account of the policies and strategies of Kofi Annan, Lakhdar Brahimi, and Staffan de Mistura in Syria as well as a new method to pinpoint the agency of UN mediators in such sensitive and often clouded positions. This research served as the grounds for his forthcoming book on the UN mediation process in Syria. In conjunction with his academic research, he was a visiting fellow at Sciences Po Paris and a doctoral fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. At different capacities, he has worked with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme in Lebanon as well as in Peru, the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Lebanon. He has also written for the Middle East Institute, the International Peace Institute, Open Democracy, Middle East Eye, and Univision on issues of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and Middle Eastern politics, and his articles can be found in English and Spanish. Fadi also holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. 


  1. Nassar, Fadi N. “Mediating for peace: a study on the decision-making of the UN’s mediation efforts in Syria under Kofi Annan, Lakhdar Brahimi, and Staffan de Mistura.” PhD diss., King’s College London, 2019.
  2. Nassar, Fadi N. “Women and Women’s Rights are Central to Lebanon’s Protest Movement.” Middle East Institute,11/05/2009. https://www.mei.edu/publications/women-and-womens-rights-are-central-lebanons-protest-movement
  3. Nassar, Fadi N. “The Roots of the Lebanese Protests and the Path Forward.” International Peace Institute, 09/28/2019  https://theglobalobservatory.org/2019/10/roots-lebanese-protests-and-path-forward/