Lebanese University


Areas of Expertise
Global Governance, International Affairs, International Justice, Peacebuilding, Terrorism, The Responsibility to Protect, Transitional Justice

Leila Nicolas PhD serves as both a scholar and practitioner. she is a Professor of International Affairs in the Lebanese University In Beirut. Her research and teaching interests include the UN system, R2p, transitional Justice, peacebuilding, International criminal tribunals, and MENA politics. She is the author of 4 Arabic published Books; 2 in print, in addition to more than 70 ( Arabic and English) refereed journal articles, book chapters, working papers and conference lectures. She has been granted by The International Center of Human Sciences( CISH) – UNESCO, a grant for achieving a field study research about transitions in Arab world. The UNESCO study ” Transitional Justice in Arab World: Lessons from Morocco and Iraq” ( Lebanon: CISH- UNESCO, 2014) which will be published in 2015. Her English and Arabic Papers have appeared in leading journals in the Arab World, including Leb. University Law and Political Sciences Quarterly.

Her latest published books, International Criminal tribunals: Achievements and Failures (Sweden: Cedar River production, 2013), which can be found also in the Peace Palace Library and The ICC Library in the Hague, and International Intervention and Sovereignty: developing norms in International affairs ( Beirut: Halabi, 2011),
Dr. Nicolas serves as a senior consultant and MENA expert for many international organizations, of them Transtec. international ( Brussels), Touch consulting international ( Sweden). She is also a political analyst and commentator for a number of media outlets about MENA regional issues, and international Affairs. She is a co- founder of Lebanese for Democracy and Good governance, and a Board member in many MENA Regional NGOs.

She participated in many international and regional conferences and symposiums, lectured about MENA issues in Oxford University (2014) Claremont Mckenna colleges and California State University (2010), in addition to being the recipient of a number of international awards.

Updated March, 2015