Samir Kassir( May 1960 - 2 June 2005 )
Samir Kassir was a Palestinian professor of history at >Saint-Joseph University and journalist.
Samir Kassir was born to a Palestinian father and a Syrian mother on 5 May 1960.
Kassir received his degree in philosophy and political philosophy in 1984. He gained a DEA in philosophy and political philosophy from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in the same year. He obtained his PhD in modern and contemporary history from Paris-Sorbonne University in 1990, with a thesis on the Lebanese Civil War.
Samir Kassir's journalistic career began when he was a seventeen-year-old secondary school student at the Lycée Français de Beyrouth, with unsigned contributions to the Lebanese Communist Party newspaper Al-Nidā'. The same year, he began contributing to the French-language daily L'Orient-Le Jour....