Biography

Sami Makarem

Introduction

Professor Sami Makarem obtained a BA in Literature and Philosophy in 1954 which was followed by an MA in Arabic Literature in 1957, both from the American University in Beirut. Professor Makarem obtained his PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan in 1963. A prolific author, Professor Makarem wrote over twenty books including The Doctrine of the Ismailis (1972) andThe Druzeinfo-icon Faith (1974). He passed away in August 2012.