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List Rules People on this list must have gone to American University of Beirut and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from American University of Beirut, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from American University of Beirut include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished American University of Beirut alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended American University of Beirut are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from American University of Beirut.

Alumni range from Zaha Hadid to Ray R. Irani.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to American University of Beirut?” and “Which celebrities are American University of Beirut alumni?”

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Ray R. Irani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Ray R. Irani Businessperson Ray R. Irani is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Occidental Petroleum. He has worked at Occidental Petroleum for over 20 years, serving as a director since 1984, chief ...more

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Bassel Fleihan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Bassel Fleihan Politician Bassel Fleihan was a Lebanese legislator and minister of economy and trade. He died from injuries sustained when a massive bomb exploded on the Beirut seafront as he passed by in former Lebanese ...more

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As'ad AbuKhalil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
As'ad AbuKhalil Professor As'ad AbuKhalil is a Lebanese-American professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. AbuKhalil is the author of Historical Dictionary of Lebanon, Bin Laden, Islam ...more

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Zaha Hadid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Zaha Hadid Designer, Architect Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid, DBE is an Iraqi-British architect. She received the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004—the first woman to do so—and the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. Her buildings ...more

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Zalmay Khalilzad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Zalmay Khalilzad Politician, Diplomat, Professor Zalmay Mamozy Khalilzad is a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and president of Khalilzad Associates, an international business consulting firm based in Washington, ...more

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Mansour F. Armaly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Mansour F. Armaly Physician Mansour F. Armaly was a Palestinian physician who researched the modern medical treatment of glaucoma. Armaly was born in Shefa Amr, Palestine, prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. ...more

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Hilal Khashan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Hilal Khashan Professor, Political scientist Hilal Khashan is a leading Palestinian-American scholar of the Middle East, professor of political studies and department chair at the American University of Beirut. He was a visiting professor ...more

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Hanan Ashrawi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Hanan Ashrawi Spokesperson, Activist, Politician Hanan Daoud Khalil Ashrawi is a Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar. She was a protégée and later colleague and close friend of Edward Said. Ashrawi was an important ...more

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Nazim al-Kudsi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Nazim al-Kudsi Politician Nazim al-Kudsi, also spelled "Koudsi", "al-Qudsi" or "al-Cudsi", was a Syrian politician and head of state.

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Tawfiq Canaan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Tawfiq Canaan Author, Physician Tawfiq Canaan was a pioneering physician, medical researcher, ethnographer and Palestinian nationalist. Born in Beit Jala during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, he served as a medical officer in ...more

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Samir Geagea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Samir Geagea Politician Samir Farid Geagea is a Lebanese politician and commander. He is also the Executive-body Chairman Of the Lebanese Forces. He took leadership of the Lebanese Forces in 1986. After the civil war, ...more

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Antoun Saadeh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Antoun Saadeh Politician Antoun Saadeh was a Lebanese philosopher, writer and politician who founded the Syrian Social Nationalist Party.

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Fouad Siniora is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Fouad Siniora Politician Fouad Siniora is a Lebanese politician, a former Prime Minister of Lebanon, a position he held from 19 July 2005 to 25 May 2008. He stepped down on 9 November 2009 in favor of Saad Hariri, the ...more

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Ghada al-Samman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Ghada al-Samman Businessperson, Journalist, Novelist Ghada Al-Samman is a Syrian writer, journalist and novelist born in Damascus in 1942 to a prominent and conservative Damascene family, she is remotely related to Nizar Qabbani the famous poet. ...more

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Mahmoud Hessaby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Mahmoud Hessaby Physicist, Scientist Mahmoud Hessaby was an Iranian scientist, researcher and professor of University of Tehran. During the congress on "60 years of physics in Iran" the services rendered by him were ...more

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Majid Khadduri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
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Nabeel Jabbour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Nabeel Jabbour Lecturer, Author Nabeel T. Jabbour is an author, lecturer, and expert on Muslim culture. Dr. Jabbour's background includes two perspectives—that of the Arab/Muslim world and of the Western/Christian world. He ...more

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Salam Fayyad is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Salam Fayyad Politician, Economist Salam Fayyad is a Palestinian politician and former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority and briefly the first Prime Minister of the State of Palestine. His first, appointment on ...more

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Najib Mikati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Najib Mikati Businessperson, Politician Najib Azmi Mikati is a Lebanese politician who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon two times. From April 2005 to July 2005 he was Prime Minister of Lebanon in a caretaker government. On 25 ...more

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Selim Hoss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Selim Hoss Politician Selim Ahmed Hoss is a veteran Lebanese politician. He was a Prime Minister of Lebanon and a longtime Member of Parliament representing his hometown, Beirut. He is known as a technocrat.

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Karimeh Abbud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Karimeh Abbud Photographer Karimeh Abbud, also known as the "Lady Photographer", was a Palestinian professional photographer and artist who lived and worked in Lebanon and Palestine in the first half of the

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Fawwaz T. Ulaby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Fawwaz T. Ulaby Professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby is Arthur Thurnau Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and formerly the Founding Provost and Executive Vice ...more

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Salwa Mikdadi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
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Munir Nayfeh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Munir Nayfeh Physicist, Scientist Munir Hasan Nayfeh is a Palestinian-American particle physicist, renowned for his pioneering work in nanotechnology. Nayfeh was born in December 1945, in the village of Shweikeh near Tulkarem, ...more

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George Habash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
George Habash Physician George Habash also known by his laqab "al-Hakim" was a Marxist and Palestinian Christian who founded the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Habash served as ...more

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Sami Moubayed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Sami Moubayed Journalist, Historian, Writer Sami Moubayed is a Syrian historian specialized in Pre- Baath Syria. In 2012–2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2006-2012 Moubayed served ...more

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Hutham S Olayan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Hutham S Olayan Ms. Olayan since 1985 has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Olayan America Corporation, the arm of The Olayan Group for the Americas. She also serves as a director of The Olayan ...more

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John P. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
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Haidar Abdel-Shafi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Haidar Abdel-Shafi Politician Haidar Abdel-Shafi was a Palestinian physician, community leader and political leader who was the head of the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference of 1991.

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Tarek Mitri is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Tarek Mitri Politician, Professor Tarek Mitri is a Lebanese Greek Orthodox university professor and independent politician who served in different positions.

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Abdullah S. Jum'ah is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Abdullah S. Jum'ah Abdallah S. Jum'ah, is a prominent Saudi business executive and the former President and CEO of Saudi Aramco, a position he held from January 1995 to December 2008. He serves as a director of ...more

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Nadia Hijab is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Nadia Hijab Writer Nadia Hijab is a Palestinian political analyst, author and journalist who comments frequently on human rights and the Middle East, and the situation of the Palestinians in particular.

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Walid Chammah is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Walid Chammah Walid Chammah, joined Morgan Stanley in 1993 as Head of U.S. Debt Capital Markets. In 1996, he was promoted to Worldwide Head of Debt Capital Markets Services. In 2001, Mr. Chammah's ...more

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Samir al-Rifai is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Samir al-Rifai Samir al-Rifai was a six-time Prime Minister of Jordan. Al-Rifai served under Kings Abdullah I, Talal and Hussein: Prime Minister of the Emirate of Transjordan from 15 October 1944 to 19 May ...more

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Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh Politician Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh was Prime Minister of Jordan from March 4, 1999 until June 19, 2000, a leading political figure from the north city of Irbid in Jordan. In a speech which aired on ...more

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Hisham Sharabi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Hisham Sharabi Hisham Sharabi was Professor Emeritus of History and Umar al-Mukhtar Chair of Arab Culture at Georgetown University, where he was a specialist in European intellectual history and social ...more

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Abdullah Ensour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Abdullah Ensour Politician, Economist Abdullah Ensour is a Jordanian economist who has been Prime Minister of Jordan since October 2012. A veteran statesman and politician, he held various cabinet positions in Jordanian

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Ali Nakhjavani is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Ali Nakhjavani Alí-Yulláh Nakhjavání served as a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Bahá'í Faith, between 1963 and 2003. Ali ...more

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Afif Ayyub is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Afif Ayyub Afif Ayyub, a career diplomat, is currently the Director of International Organizations, Conferences and Cultural Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lebanon. He has been in this ...more

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Ziad Rafiq Beydoun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Ziad Rafiq Beydoun Ziad Rafiq Beydoun was a petroleum geologist, leading authority on the geology of the Middle East and Emeritus Professor at the American University of Beirut.

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Philip Khuri Hitti is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Philip Khuri Hitti Philip Khuri Hitti, was a Lebanese American scholar and authority on Arab and Middle Eastern history, Islam, and Semitic languages. He almost single-handedly created the discipline of Arabic ...more

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Constantin Zureiq is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Constantin Zureiq Constantin Zureiq was a prominent and influential Syrian Arab intellectual who was one of the first to pioneer and express the importance of Arab nationalism. He stressed the urgent need to ...more

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Abdulsalam Haykal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Abdulsalam Haykal Abdulsalam Haykal is a Syrian technology and media entrepreneur, who lives and works in Damascus, Syria. In 2009, the World Economic Forum named Haykal as a Young Global Leader, the first Syrian ...more

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Lisa Suhair Majaj is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Lisa Suhair Majaj Poet Lisa Suhair Majaj is a Palestinian-American poet and scholar. Born in Hawarden, Iowa, Majaj was raised in Jordan. She earned a B.A. in English literature from American University of Beirut and ...more

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Ghassan Tueni is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Ghassan Tueni Politician Ghassan Tueni was a veteran Lebanese journalist, politician and diplomat who headed An Nahar, one of the Arab World's leading newspapers. He was often referred to as the "Dean of Lebanese

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Nahida Nakad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Nahida Nakad Nahida Nakad is a Lebanese and Italian TV reporter and journalist. She was Editorial Director of FRANCE 24 TV station and Monte Carlo Doualiya Arabic language radio. Author of three books in ...more

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Farouq Qasrawi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Farouq Qasrawi Politician Farouk Qasrawi is a Jordanian diplomat.

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Said Khoury is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Said Khoury Said Tawfiq Khoury was a prominent Palestinian Christian entrepreneur & philanthropist. He was one of the three founders of Consolidated Contractors Company, currently based in Athens. ...more

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Ali Akbar Salehi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Ali Akbar Salehi Diplomat, Educator Ali Akbar Salehi is an Iranian academic, diplomat and the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. He served as head of AEOI from 2009 to 2010 and was appointed to the post for a second time ...more

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Hasib Sabbagh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous American University Of Beirut Alumni
Hasib Sabbagh Hasib Sabbagh was a Palestinian businessman, activist, and philanthropist.