Women who Inspire Us – Videos – International Women’s Event 2017

By one of my talented students, Diana Hammoud. Published on Feb 28, 2017 This short video was made for our International Women’s Day event at the American University in Dubai. This was an event organized by the Women and Gender in The Middle East class with Dr. Pamela Chrabieh. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHVn8aJwZz0 ———————————————- Published on Mar … Continue reading Women who Inspire Us – Videos – International Women’s Event 2017

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

The Women’s Museum in Dubai: Celebrating the lives and achievements of women in the UAE

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at AUD, Dr. Pamela Chrabieh organized a field trip for her MEST 353 Women and Gender in the Middle East students on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Women’s Museum in Dubai. The museum is a unique cultural initiative in the Arab World and the Gulf region, dedicated to … Continue reading The Women’s Museum in Dubai: Celebrating the lives and achievements of women in the UAE

We never can say goodbye!

End-of-semester cultural celebration at the American University in Dubai with our Middle Eastern Studies students, and celebration of new beginnings for Dr. Nadia Wardeh, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and former Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Studies Division. This is only an “au revoir” Nadia! Continue reading We never can say goodbye!

Food is Not Just Food

When I started developing food workshops at the Université de Montréal in Canada in 2004 while teaching World Religions and Interfaith/Intercultural Dialogue, there were students and faculty who thought it was too bizarre, not serious enough or even frivolous. Needless to say that it took several years of hard work, perseverance, loads of imagination and … Continue reading Food is Not Just Food