Habib C. Malik

Habib C. Malik was born in Washington, DC, on January 13, 1954. He has both US and Lebanese citizenship, holds a B.A. degree in history from the American University of Beirut, and holds an M.A. degree and a doctorate from Harvard University in modern European intellectual history. He taught in universities in Lebanon and in Washington, DC, for over three decades, and is currently Associate Professor of History at Lebanese American University (Byblos campus), where he teaches history, cultural studies, and occasional graduate seminars in political science. He researches late father Dr. Charles Malik’s archives at Library of Congress in Washington, plus works on preparing for publication a massive unpublished diary by same. He has lectured, participated in conferences, and published books, book chapters, and articles on the Middle East, Lebanon, Arab Christians, human rights, regional security and democratic prospects, federalism, existentialism, and Kierkegaard studies. Books include Receiving Soeren Kierkegaard, The Early Impact and Transmission of his Thought (1997); Between Damascus and Jerusalem: Lebanon and Middle East Peace (1997, second edition 2000); Islamism and the Future of Christians in the Middle East (2010); edited and published the hitherto unpublished work by Charles Malik entitled The Systems of Whitehead’s Metaphysics (2016).

Lebanese Christians and Their Role in the Middle East: A Conversation with Habib C. Malik
Lebanese Christians and Their Role in the Middle East: A Conversation with Habib C. Malik

In a conversation with Philos Project President Robert Nicholson, Habib C. Malik discussed what makes Lebanese Christians unique, the country’s role in the Middle East, US foreign policy oversights, Christian engagement with Islam, and advice he would give to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.