Sami Moubayed

Founding Chairman of The Damascus History Foundation

Sami Moubayed is founder of The Damascus History Foundation, an online project aimed at collecting and protecting the endangered archives of the Syrian capital. Between 2012-2013 he was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and his work focuses on Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is also a research fellow at St. Andrews University in Scotland and a co-founder of its Syrian Studies Center. Moubayed is an expert on pre-Baath Syria. From 2007-2011 he served as editor-in-chief of Forward Magazine. Moubayed has written several books, including Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (University Press of America, 2000), Steel & Silk: Men and Women Who Shaped Syria 1900-2000 (Cune Press, 2005), and Syria and the USA: From Wilson to Eisenhower (IB Tauris, 2012). His last book, "Under the Black Flag: At the frontiers of the New Jihad"(IB Tauris, 2015) has been translated into Spanish, Korean, Swedish, and Slovenian.