An associate Professor in Global Studies, Sune Haugbolle is the author of War and Memory in Lebanon (2010), co-editor of The Politics of Violence, Truth and Reconciliation in the Arab Middle East (2009) and has published widely on political culture in the Middle East. He currently directs the research group Secular Ideology in the Middle East at Roskilde University, Denmark ( and is writing a modern history of Arab left movements and ideas.