Maximilian Felsch
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Maximilian Felsch, Ph.D.

Dr. Maximilian Felsch

Associate Professor and Coordinator
Department of Political Science
Office: MEH 704
Tel. ext.: 358


Dr. Maximilian Felsch has been Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Political Science Department at Haigazian University since fall 2011. He received his PhD in 2011 from the Graduate School of Politics Münster and was awarded two doctoral scholarships from the German Orient-Institut in Beirut (OIB) and the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. He received his MA in Political Science at the Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
Dr. Felsch is a member of the International Studies Association (ISA) and the German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation (DAVO). He regularly publishes articles and commentary on Islamist movements and Middle East Politics – in particular on Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

 International Relations
 International Organizations
 Regionalism and EU Politics
 Middle East Politics
 Government & Politics in Lebanon

 Regionalism and Regional Organizations


1. Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings: In the Eye of the Hurricane, co-ed. with Martin Wählisch. London: Routledge 2016. 2. Hamas: a Pragmatic Social Movement? A Transnational Empirical Analysis of Hamas in the Occupied Territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. New York/Münster: Waxmann 2011. [in German]
Book Chapters
3. “The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Lebanon”, Lebanon and the Arab Uprisings, eds. Maximilian Felsch/Martin Wählisch, Routledge: 2016.
4. “Lebanon between Integration and Fragmentation”, Collective Identities in the Middle East. Studies on the Relationship between State and Religion, eds. R. Robert/ D. Schlicht/S. Saleem, New York/Münster: Waxmann 2010. [in German]
5. “Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood between Universalism and Separatism” (co-authored with Marius Meyer), Collective Identities in the Middle East. Studies on the Relationship between State and Religion, eds. R. Robert/ D. Schlicht/S. Saleem, New York/Münster: Waxmann 2010. [in German]
Jounal Articles
6.“Qatar’s Rising International Influence: A Case of Soft Power?”, Conjunctura International, PUC Minas, Belo Horizonte, Vol. 13 (2016): 24-37. ISSN: 1809-6182.
7. “Socioeconomic Background and Legitimization of Leadership in the Arab Region”, Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegung, 3/2012: 17-27.
8. “Lebanon: After the War is Before the War”, Internationale Politik (IP), June 2008: 94 - 100. [in German]
9. “A Platform for Iran and Syria. Lebanon Becomes Once Again the Center of the Middle Eastern Conflict”, Internationale Politik (IP), August 2006: 73-78. [in Germany]
Book Reviews
10. “Israels Schicksal. Wie der Zionismus seinen Untergang betreibt”, Moshe Zuckermann (Vienna: Promedia 2014), DAVO-Nachrichten, 2/2015.
11. “The Government and Politics of Lebanon”, Imad Salamey (London: Routledge 2013), Middle East Media and Book Reviews (MEMBR), Vol. 2, Issue: 8, August 2014.
12. “Sohn der Hamas. Mein Leben als Terrorist”, Mosab Hassan Yousef (Holzgerlingen: SCM Hänssler 2010), Zenith Online, 27.04.2010.
Conference Papers
13. “Qatar’s Rising International Influence: A Case of Soft Power?”, University of Buenos Aires, School of Economics. Conference Global and Regional Powers in a Changing World, organized by the International Studies Association (ISA), Buenos Aires, 23-25 July 2014.
14. “Christian Nationalism in Lebanon”, Hood College. Conference Religion and Politics in the Middle East, Frederick, Maryland, 29-30 October 2013.
15. “The Future of Regional Organizations in a Changing Arab World”, University of Warsaw, The 8th Pan-European International Relations Conference, organized by the European International Studies Association (EISA), Warsaw, 18-21 September 2013

Ph.D. (magna cum laude), University of Münster, Germany
BA, MA Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

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