Dr Marlène KANAAN is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Civilization Sequence Program at the University of Balamand since 1990, where she headed the department of Philosophy and History and coordinated the CVSQ Program for 17th years. She has a PhD in Lettres- mention Philosophie from the Jesuit Saint-Joseph University in Beirut (January 1989).
Starting 1996 professor KANAAN pursued a post-doctoral educational training Program in the Intercultural issues at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle- Paris 3 and Toulouse II- Le Mirail (France). Then Dr KANAAN started another educational training Program in France under the patronage of the University of Strasbourg- Marc Bloch in the field of Patristic, Hagiography and Apocryphal Literature.
She published in three languages (Arabic, French and English) over 50 articles/ studies in European refereed Journals; Book chapter’s and participated in over 30 International conferences. Her multiform works reflect her interest in the philosophy of Religion, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, the link between Cultures, Philosophy and Theology, the apocryphal literature, and the editing of the Arabic Christians manuscripts. Dr KANAAN is presently working on the edition of the Book of Barlaam and Joasaph, an Arabic Christian manuscript from the 13th century.
Dr Marlène KANAAN is the editor in chief of the Annals Hawliyat, the refereed journal of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Balamand. She is also head or member of a large number of committees in the University.