A Colored Day at Qalamoun North of Lebanon

Amazing day with the inhabitants of Qalamoun, shooting videos, interviewing “Qalamoun in colors” project’s beneficiaries, tasting authentic bread and lemonade, and enjoying the hospitality of the mayor and the locals.“Qalamoun in colors” is a Cash for work employment project that focuses on the rehabilitation and beautification of the Qalamoun market and public spaces. It creates … Continue reading A Colored Day at Qalamoun North of Lebanon

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

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

Aga Khan Award for Architecture – 2016 Award Winner’s Seminar

I was fortunate to attend yesterday the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner’s Seminar. The Dubai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel’s conference room was full of architects, art historians and artists, along with the Aga Khan and local dignitaries. The Seminar presented the 2016 winners, with the broader aim to stimulate discussion on diversity, inclusivity, … Continue reading Aga Khan Award for Architecture – 2016 Award Winner’s Seminar

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