Associate Professor, University of Lyon 2; Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Fabrice Balanche is an Associate Professor and Research Director at the University of Lyon 2 and a Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute. He holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Tours. Balanche, who also directs the Research Group on the Mediterranean and the Middle East (GREMMO), has spent ten years in Lebanon and Syria, his main areas of study, since first engaging in fieldwork in the region in 1990. Today, he is frequently called upon as an expert consultant on Middle East development issues and the Syrian crisis. Read more
Fabrice Balanche’s publications include Geopolitics of the Middle East (2014, in French), Atlas of the Arab Near East (2012, in French and Arabic), and the book version of his thesis, The Alawite Region and Syrian Power (2006, in French).
Zurich, 14 March 2016
Can Religious Pluralism Survive Sectarian War: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon?