Rami’s appointment in 2005 as the Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut follows a long career in journalism in the Middle East, especially in Jordan and Lebanon where he still serves as editor at large of the Beirut- based Daily Star newspaper. His journalistic work includes an internationally syndicated column and he has also written for the Financial Times, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. In 2001-2002 he spent the academic year as a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University and was appointed a member of the Brookings Institute Task Force on US Relations with the Islamic World. He is a research associate at the Program on the Analysis of Resolution of Conflict at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard University Divinity School. He also serves on the board of the East-West Institute, the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. He often comments on Mideast issues in the international media and lectures frequently at conferences and universities throughout the world.