Learning through Food – Deep Learning in the University Context in the Middle East

For those interested in food and education: this article introduces its readers to an interdisciplinary approach in teaching and learning about cultures of Southwestern Asia and North Africa at the American University in Dubai. Selected as one of the United Arab Emirates Innovation Week’s officially registered activities in 2015, this activity combines anthropology of food, … Continue reading Learning through Food – Deep Learning in the University Context in the Middle East

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

Dr. Chrabieh presents research at 7th International Conference on Food Studies

Dr. Chrabieh introduces the concept of Peace Education 22/03/2018 AUD School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Pamela Chrabieh attended the 7thInternational Conference on Food Studies at Roma Tre University in Rome – Italy and presented a paper entitled ‘Learning through Food at the American University in Dubai: The Case … Continue reading Dr. Chrabieh presents research at 7th International Conference on Food Studies

AUD Women’s Day Event Recap By Rebal Abdul Rahim

Right as the first half of the semester approached its conclusion, and students of the American University in Dubai were preparing for their Spring Break, Professors Pamela Chrabieh and Nadia Wardeh gave the university’s students something to contemplate and to cherish as they hosted a Women’s Day event. The constant strive for a progressive future … Continue reading AUD Women’s Day Event Recap By Rebal Abdul Rahim

Press for Progress! International Women’s Day 2018 at AUD with Middle Eastern Studies students and professors

Join us on March 8, enjoy the live visual, performative and culinary productions and initiatives, and let us collectively #PressforProgress. We will gather to motivate the local community to think, act and be gender inclusive, and call-to-action for further positive gains for women in Southwestern Asia and North Africa. Continue reading Press for Progress! International Women’s Day 2018 at AUD with Middle Eastern Studies students and professors

Learning through Food at the American University in Dubai

I attended the 7th International Conference on Food Studies at Roma Tre University in Rome – Italy and presented a paper entitled ‘Learning through Food at the American University in Dubai’ on Friday, October 27, 2017. My audience of foodies and food experts was introduced to the Peace Education approach I have been developing since … Continue reading Learning through Food at the American University in Dubai

7th International Conference on Food Studies at Roma Tre University

It was such a pleasure to attend this inspiring gathering of minds and palates, foodies and food studies academics, and be able to share the results of my ongoing research at the American University in Dubai on Teaching and Learning about local cultures and religions through Food and my student’s visceral experiences in the classroom … Continue reading 7th International Conference on Food Studies at Roma Tre University

Make Hummus Not War: PACE Workshop for high-school students about Middle Eastern Studies at the American University in Dubai

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at AUD Dr. Pamela Chrabieh organized a workshop entitled ‘Make Hummus Not War’ for high-school students enrolled in the PACE Workshops Program and interested in Middle Eastern Studies. According to Dr. Chrabieh: “Hummus is not just food. It tells stories of war, peace, religions-politics relations, migrations, cultural resistance and … Continue reading Make Hummus Not War: PACE Workshop for high-school students about Middle Eastern Studies at the American University in Dubai

International Women’s Day at the American University in Dubai

AUD students enrolled in the MEST 353 Women and Gender in the Middle East course with Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, are organizing an international women’s day event titled “Women who Inspire us.” There will be an intercultural buffet, art and creative writing workshops, as well as poetry recitation. Date: Sunday, … Continue reading International Women’s Day at the American University in Dubai