About Bassam Gergi
Bassam Gergi is currently pursuing an M.Phil in Comparative Government at Oxford University. He is fluent in Arabic and has traveled extensively through the Middle East. His past work has focused on the legacy of imperialism and the formation of modern national identities in Lebanon and Syria. He has published for the Christian Science Monitor and Comment Middle East and as a student-journalist he was the News Editor of the London Student, Europe's largest independent student paper. In 2008, he worked for President Obama's campaign as a Field Organizer in New Hampshire before serving as the Assistant to the Associate Director in the White House's Office of Management and Budget. He graduated with a B.A. in History from King's College, London where he received a First Class Honours Degree.