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

Dialogue through Religious Arts

I was invited by the Visual Cultures Department and Dr. Woodman Taylor at the American University in Dubai to present a conference entitled ‘Dialogue through Religious Arts: the case of Syrian Aleppo Icons’ – April 6, 2016. For a summary of my conference: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI http://www.aud.edu/news_events/en/view/1216/current_upcoming/visual-cultures-forum-dialogue-through-religious-arts Continue reading Dialogue through Religious Arts

The problematic of turath in contemporary Arab thought: Book discussion panel

The Middle Eastern Studies Division at the School of Arts and Sciences (American University in Dubai) is holding its second MEST Forum of the semester, a panel discussion and book signing for Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at AUD, Dr. Nadia Wardeh’s The Problematic of Turath in Contemporary Arab Thought: A Study of … Continue reading The problematic of turath in contemporary Arab thought: Book discussion panel

Original Narrative 2016 American University in Dubai

Student Short Film Festival (MBRSC, American University in Dubai) “ON offers young filmmakers & screenwriters the chance to create films & promote them. We hope to inspire by: – rewarding the up-and-coming filmmakers of tomorrow – showcasing students’ short films and screenplays from the UAE, the region and beyond – providing a much-needed hub for … Continue reading Original Narrative 2016 American University in Dubai

Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context

“Research is meant to be disseminated far and wide and not to be shackled by copyright restrictions that benefit nobody except the coffers of publishing houses” (Mark Bridge) Announcing the publication of my paper ‘Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context’ in the refereed International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume … Continue reading Peace Education in Lebanon: A Case Study in the University Context

The Importance of General Knowledge

AUD’s Dr. Pamela Chrabieh presents at several conferences in Lebanon 06/01/2016 General Knowledge, as explained by Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at AUD, is the progressive building of one’s knowledge in diverse areas of knowledge production through multiple means and channels, including reading, traveling, watching movies, listening to music, socializing, cooking … Continue reading The Importance of General Knowledge