Jean-Pierre Filiu

Full Professor
Phone: +33145495147 - jeanpierre.filiu@sciencespo.fr
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and an arabist, is professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences PoParis School of International Affairs (PSIA). He teaches 
at Sciences Po since 2006 and has been an associate to the CERI since 2009.He has held visiting professorships both at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and at Georgetown School of Foreign Service (SFS). 
He served also as an adviser to the Prime minister (2000-2002), to the Minister of Defense (1991-93), and to the Minister of Interior (1990-91). Prof. Filiu was a career diplomat from 1988 to 2006, following humanitarian missions in Afghanistan (1986) and Lebanon (1983-84). He was assigned to Amman, before becoming Deputy Chief of mission in Damascus and Tunis. 
Prof. Filiu's Apocalypse in Islam (University of California Press, 2011) was awarded the main prize by the French History Convention. His works and articles about contemporary Islam and the Arab world have been published in a dozen languages. Prof. Filiu also wrote the script of Best of Enemies, a graphic novel about US in the Middle East (the first of three volumes is already out with Self Made Hero). His Arab Revolution, ten lessons from the democratic uprising was published in 2011 by Hurst (London) and Oxford University Press (New-York). 
President François Hollande appointed Prof. Filiu in July 2012 as one of the members of the draft committee that releases the White Book for Defense and National Security.
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Work in Progress

The Middle East in international relations; Contemporary history of the Middle East; Social and political change in the Middle East

Research Interests

The Middle East in international relations, Contemporary history of the Middle East, Social and political change in the Middle East

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  • Teaching

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Conflicts and negotiations in the Middle East, (level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : History of the Palestine question, (level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Introduction to the history of contemporary Middle East, (level : licence),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Introduction to the history of the Arab and Muslim world, (level : licence)
  • Languages

    English, Arabic, Spanish