Stand Up for Human Rights

Learning for and about human rights is important to understand the principles of equality and human dignity, and to build pluralistic and just socio-economic and political systems.   At the European Union Delegation to Lebanon #snap4humanrights Photo Competition Exhibition. #EUinLebanon #humanrightspower #standup4humanrights #eastlinedigital #livecoverage

Deep Learning in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates

I presented a paper on “Deep Learning in the University Context: Case Study in Lebanon and the UAE” at the University of Freiburg in Germany on December 3, 2018.  #ijasconference The deeper the commitment, the deeper the learning!

Gender Justice/Equality in Lebanon Workshop

هل القوانين في لبنان تحمي حقوق المرأة وتعزز المساواة الجنسانية Gender Equality؟ ماذا عن تطبيقات القوانين والمعايير الاجتماعية والعقلية السائدة الابوية؟ وقوانين الأحوال الشخصية؟ كيف يمكن تمكين المرأة في القطاع السياسي والاقتصادي؟ ما هي الخطوات العملية التي يمكن للمواطنين والمجتمعات والأحزاب السياسية اتخاذها لتحقيق المساواة في الحقوق والفرص والواجبات؟ كيف يمكننا تفكيك الصور النمطية القائمة…

Learning through Food in Cultural Studies Courses at the Lebanese American University

Food is more than nutrients, and my students at the Lebanese American University have learned this fact by researching, preparing, tasting and sharing stories about foods of the European Renaissance era: lemonades, custards, renaissance crostini, Italian lady fingers, Bianco Mangiare, English pancakes, blueberry cakes, Salami biscuit cakes, and coffee. A festival of palates, senses, symbols…

Snap for Human Rights Photo Competition

Proud to be working on this project with #EastlineDigital – Sharing here the call for participation in the #EuInLebanon #humanrights photo competition: To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Union in Lebanon is launching a photo competition on four human rights themes: freedom of speech, gender equality, refugee rights and fighting against torture. More information: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/lebanon/49334/snap-human-rights_en  

Peace, Islam and the Arts in Dubai

My “Peace, Islam and the Arts in Dubai” was recently published in Hawliyat, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Journal at the University of Balamand, Lebanon. Issue 18, 2017-2018, p. 111-134.