Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Media, Migration and Integration, Religion, Terrorism, War and Conflict, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Think tank/Research center
City: Beirut, Boston, New York, Paris
Country: France, Lebanon, USA
Continent: Asia, Europe, North America
Karim Emile Bitar is Research Fellow at IRIS, Institute for International and Strategic Relations. He graduated from France’s National School of Administration (1997-1999) and from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
He has also studied Law at the University of Paris Sorbonne and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from McGill University. Mr. Bitar also studied for a year at Harvard, specializing in Government and Middle East Studies.
Mr. Bitar is president of KB Consulting Group (management, communication and public affairs consultancy) and editor of French monthly magazine L’ENA hors les murs. He also teaches international relations, political philosophy and management at various institutions and business schools.
He has also worked at France’s television channel CANAL + (Vivendi Universal) as a project leader in charge of strategic planning, business development and external relations in 2000-2004.
Mr. Bitar edited and co-wrote the collective book “Regards sur la France” (Seuil, 2007) in which thirty personalities (former heads of state, intellectuals, political scientists, economists, artists) from across the world analyzed France’s strengths and weaknesses.
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