Professor Majed teaches Middle East studies at the American University of Paris. He writes on Lebanese, Syrian and Arab affairs as well as on regional political transitions and crises. Since 1994, he has been involved in research work and reform campaigns related to political processes and civil society causes in Lebanon and other Arab countries. For the last five years, Majed has been publishing a weekly editorial in Arabic (in Now Lebanon) and a monthly paper in French. He is currently preparing a publication on Consociational democracy to appear soon.