Philip S. Khoury

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Historian; Educator; Academic administrator
Humanities and Arts

Professor Philip S. Khoury is the Associate Provost and Ford International Professor of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also served as the first Kenan Sahin Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS). A graduate of Trinity College (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.), Professor Khoury joined the M.I.T. Faculty in 1981 where he is a political and social historian of the Middle East. His publications include, Urban Notables and Arab NationalismSyria and the French Mandate, which received the George Louis Beer Prize of the AHA, Tribes and State Formation in the Middle EastThe Modern Middle East: A Reader, and Recovering Beirut: Urban Design and Post-war Reconstruction. He serves as Chairman of the American University of Beirut Board of Trustees, Trustee of Underwriters Laboratories, and Overseer of  Koc University in Istanbul.   He served as Vice Chairman of the Trinity College Board of Trustees, Trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and member of the Academic Research Council of Singapore. He is Trustee Emeritus of the National Humanities Center.


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