Nayree Mardirian, 2019. Photograph: Nabil Asakly

Nayree Mardirian

Nayree’s research concerns twentieth-century Middle Eastern and US diplomatic history. Post-war Lebanon is also a subject of interest, especially memory and reconciliation practices that have occurred since the end of the country’s second civil war (1975–1990). Nayree’s MA focused specifically on apologies given for civil war atrocities in Lebanon and she has published issues concerning this topic in the ANU Historical Journal.
Her doctoral thesis examines Dr. Charles H. Malik and his role in the second Lebanese civil war. Malik was a Lebanese philosopher, theologian and diplomat who helped write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Throughout his career, he was a keen ally of the US, especially with the Eisenhower and Nixon Administrations.