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Latest Books
Pensée et politique dans le monde arabe
Editions la Découverte, Paris, 2015
نحو مقاربة دنيوية للنزاعات في الشرق الأوسط
دار الفارابي، بيروت ، ايار 2014
Résumé of Georges Corm
Higher Education :
Georges CORM is Lebanese, born in Alexandria (Egypt) in 1940. He studied in Paris and graduated in 1961 from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Major in Economics and Public Finance) and from the Faculté de Droit et de Sciences Economiques where he successively obtained the Licence en Droit (1962), the Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (1966) and the Doctorat d’Etat (Ph.d.) in Constitutional Law with the highest honors (1969). His PhD thesis on religious pluralism through history and its influence on political systems was published in three languages (French, Arabic and Serbo-Croatian).

Professional Career :
G. Corm began his career with the Lebanese Civil Service in 1963. He served first as Economist with the Ministry of Planning, then as Monetary and Financial Expert with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Central Bank Control and Coordination). In 1969, he continued his professional career in the banking sector in Lebanon, France and Algeria until 1985. From 1985 to 1998, G. Corm was based in Paris as an independent Economic and Financial Consultant for International institutions like the World Bank, ESCWA, FAO, AFD, the European Commission and Arab and Lebanese institutions, as well as for private companies and banks. He has worked for these institutions in more than 15 countries.

From December 1998 to October 2000, G. Corm served as Minister of Finance of the Lebanese Republic. In this capacity, he designed and began to implement a Five years Fiscal Stabilization Plan (1999-2004), prepared the Privatization law adopted in spring 2000, paid all State arrears to the private sector and prepared the introduction of VAT (law, implementation regulations and training).

Academic Record :
Professor Lecturer between 1972 and 1985 at Saint Joseph University (Beirut), American University of Beirut, Lebanese University. Regular teaching courses on Arab Modern Political Thought, Nations and Nationalism, Development Economics, Economic history and International Financial markets. Since 2001, he has been appointed Professor at Saint Joseph University, Institute of political sciences, teaching MA Seminars on “International Economic Cooperation” and on “Dynamics of Conflicts in the Middle East”, as well as “Public policies in the Arab World” and “Arab Contemporary Thought”. Since 1985, he has been member of several Committees at different French Universities to examine Ph.D. thesis and has given from time to time Lectures or Seminars in Europe and the US on Middle Eastern topics.

Membership in Professional Bodies :
Former Member of the Board of Trustees and of the Executive Board of the Arab Organization to fight corruption (Beirut), Research Fellow and former member of the Advisory Committee of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab World, Turkey and Iran (Cairo) – Member of Arab Economic Research Society (Cairo) – Member of Arab Tought Forum (Amman) – Member Société des amis du Monde Diplomatique (Paris) – Former Member of the Conseil Scientique du Centre de Recherches de l’Orient Contemporain CERMOC (Paris) – Former member of the Advisory Board of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria – Former Member of the Adivsory Board of Casa Araba (Madrid) - Former Member of the Conseil Scientifique des Cahiers d’études sur la Méditerranée Orientale et le monde turco-iranien CEMOTI (Paris) – Former Member of the Consultative Committee of the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes du Développement (Geneva) – Founding Member of le Mouvement du Citoyen Libanais (Beirut-Paris) – Former Member of the Advisory Board of the Avicenna Preiz, Frankfort, Germany – Honorary Chairman of the International Committee for the preservation of the archeological patrimony of the city of Tyre in Lebanon.
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