Nadim Shehadi is a Lebanese economist with an interest in the history of ideas. Until recently he was Executive Director of the Lebanese American University’s New York headquarters and academic center. He has also held positions as Director of the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2014 – 18); Associate Fellow of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House in London (1999 – 2020); and as a senior member of St Antony's College Oxford from 1986 to 2016, where he was also Director of the Centre for Lebanese Studies from 1986 to 2005. He is a member of the executive board of the Centro de Estudios de Oriente Medio of the Fundacion Promocion Social de la Cultura in Madrid and has advisory positions with several organizations. He is also a consultant to several governments and international organizations. He has produced several publications, and he contributes regularly to media coverage of Middle Eastern affairs and currently writes a semi-regular opinion column in Arab News.