The President of the Lebanese University, Professor Fouad Ayoub, appointed Dr. Tanios Semaan Gerges as Director of the Institute of Social Sciences (Branch 2), as of 22 July 2020.
Dr. Gerges studied at the Lebanese University and obtained a PhD in Social Sciences in 2003, a Postgraduate Diploma in Sociology of Labour in 1992, and a Teaching Degree in Social Sciences in 1981.
Since the academic year 2003 - 2004, Dr. Gerges began teaching at the Lebanese University - Institute of Social Sciences (Branch 2), and became a supervising professor of PhD dissertations at the Doctoral School of Letters, Humanities & Social Sciences as of 30 September 2011.
Dr. Gerges previously managed the Institute of Social Sciences (Branch 2) between 2014-2017, and was a member of the Program and Curriculum Adjustment Committee at the Institute between 2013 and 2017. He has a number of research papers, field studies and published articles related to various social, economic and development topics.