We always see him in every Qornet Shehwan Gathering (except for the past few), whispering in the ear of this or that politician; he never read out a statement, nor appeared on TV as a Qornet Shehwan member. Who is this figure, who is this silent player?
Dr. Farid El-Khazen! He has decided to run in Kissirwan under the Aoun list. Perhaps that might have explained his absence in the Gatherings' last couple of meetings.
I wish him luck. He's been almost "absent" from his AUB post as a head of the Political Studies and Public Administration Department. Is he going to continue as a professor? Perhaps not. Who will take over, now that the likes of Dr. Judith Harik have left and Dr. Yahya Sadowski are leaving? (concerned questions as a PSPA alumnus)
I look forward to watching, reading, and listening to Dr. El-Khazen campaigning, eager to see what he has got to say. In my mind, he has always been a quiet person, always an academic. And I wonder how he sees events at this moment in our country and why he has left Qornet Shehwan.
"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."