Karam S. Nachar is the executive director of AlJumhuriya.net, an online magazine that covers Syrian politics and culture. He is also a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations at Isik University, Istanbul. Prior to assuming these two positions, Nachar worked on a PhD in Modern History at Princeton University, with focus on Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern Syria and Lebanon. He also holds in a Masters in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University, and B.A. in Political Science from the American University of Beirut.