About: Anthony Elghossain
- I am a Lebanese-American. I was born in New Jersey, raised in Florida, and came of age in Beirut, Lebanon. I currently live in Washington, DC. My father’s family is from Zahle – as they will gladly and boisterously tell you – and has been traced back to Jaj, a village near the Batroun-Jbeil border area, by way of ‘Ain al-’Abou in Baskinta. My mother’s family is from ‘Ebrine, a village in the Batroun caza, and can trace their origin to that area as well. I am a student at The George Washington University Law School who maintains an active interest in the Middle East and American foreign policy (towards the region and more generally). Previously, I worked as a journalist for The Daily Star-Beirut and blogged for the now-defunct The Thinking Lebanese. I have lived and learned in both the United States and Lebanon (with brief stints in Europe) and write because, quite simply, I enjoy doing so.