Tarek Mitri

Lebanon, 1950

Tarek Mitri held several ministerial posts in the Lebanese government, including Minister of Environment, Minister of Culture and Minister of Information. Previously, he worked in ecumenical organisations as an expert on Christian-Muslim relations, religions and politics, and intercultural and interreligious dialogue, publishing extensively on these issues. He taught at universities in Lebanon, Europe and the United States. Mitri served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, and is currently director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut.