Philip S. Khoury

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Humanities and Arts
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Professor Philip S. Khoury is the Associate Provost and Ford International Professor of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also served as the first Kenan Sahin Dean of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) and the Dean of the SHASS between 1991 and 2006. 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 research and monographs 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 also serves as the Chairman of the American University of Beirut Board of Trustees, is a Trustee of Underwriters Laboratories, and is an Overseer of chairman of the Koc University in Istanbul.   He served as Vice Chair Trinity College Board of Trustees, Trustee of the National Humanities Center, of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and member of the Academic Research Council of Singapore. 


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