Salam Kawakibi

Director of Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Paris – France

Between 2007 and 2017, Deputy Director and Research Director in Arab Reform Initiative, Paris

Salam Kawakibi is the President of Initiative for a New Syria, President of board trusties of Ettijahat – Independent culture (, board member of The Day After association (, Senior Fellow with the Centre for Syrian Studies at the University of St Andrews, non-resident fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council and a member of the Consultative Council of the Mediterranean Citizens’ Assembly ( Mr. Kawakibi is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM).

He teaches in the Masters programme on Development and Migration at Université Paris 1. Between 2009 and 2011, he was principal researcher at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam and between 2000 and 2006, he was director of the Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO) in Aleppo, Syria.