Conferences

Conferences Organized

Dar al-Kalima University 24th International Conference “Culture and Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities for Southwest Asia and North Africa, Conference Organizer, Dar al-Kalima University, Limassol-Cyprus, June 10-11, 2022.

International Conference Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East, Executive Committee Member, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW), Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, and University of Edinburgh, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, November 1-2, 2019.

International Conference Women’s Rights in the Middle East Today: Law, Religion and Culture, Executive Committee Member, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW) and Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, November 1-3, 2018.

International Conference A Century of Migration, Displacement and Diaspora: Demographic Shifts in the Arab World 1917-2017, Executive Committee Member, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, Limassol – Cyprus, November 30 – December 3, 2017.

Arab Youth and the Global Refugee Crisis Conference March 2017, Concept Note Committee Member, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Fall 2016- Spring 2017.

Arab Youth and Citizenship in the Arab World Regional Conference and Youth Workshop, Steering and Organizing Committees Member, Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Diyar Consortium, Larnaca-Cyprus, 01-03/12-2016.

Women in the UAE: Past and Present. Conference with Dr. Saeeda Al Marzooqi and Dr. Alia Al Bawardi (Women’s Museum in Dubai), Middle Eastern Studies Forum Organizer, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 27-10-2015.

Shifting Identities: Changes in the Social, Political and Religious Structures in the Arab World International Conference, Steering and Organizing Committees Member, Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and and Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture (Bethlehem), Paphos-Cyprus, 3-5/07- 2015. 

Re-Locating Middle East Studies: New Geographies of Discourse British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and MEST Division at AUD International Conference, Steering and Organizing Committees Member, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 16-18/04-2015.

Fragilité et durabilité du dialogue des civilisations : Responsabilité des instances religieuses et politiques International Colloquium of the Fédération internationale des universités catholiques (FIUC), Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK) and Université Saint-Joseph, Organizer, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik-Lebanon, 28-30/10-2009.

La gestion de la diversité religieuse (Liban-Québec) Bi-National Colloquium of the Institut d’études islamo-chrétiennes (Faculté des Sciences religieuses de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth) and Chaire Islam, Pluralisme et Globalisation (Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, Université de Montréal), Organizer, Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut- Lebanon, 10-11/10-2008.

Mémoire de guerre, Identité et Réconciliation Conference of the Institut d’études islamo-chrétiennes (Faculté des Sciences religieuses de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth) and Chaire Islam, Pluralisme et Globalisation (Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, Université de Montréal), Organizer, Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut- Lebanon, 12-05-2007.

Panels and Workshops Organized

“Culture and Digital Transformation” Beirut Workshop, by Dar al-Kalima University and Dar al-Kalima NGO for Arts and Culture/Nabad Program in Lebanon (nabad.art), Bossa Nova Hotel, Sin-el-fil-Lebanon, May 7-8, 2022, 

“Art and Citizenship” Beirut Workshop, by Dar al Kalima University/ Dar al Kalima NGO for arts and culture/ Nabad Program in Lebanon (nabad.art), Bossa Nova Hotel, Sin-el-fil-Lebanon, 16-12-2021.

“The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change” Virtual Book Launch, co-organized with Elyssar Press and Shuffle Collective, California-USA, 09-05-2021.

“Education to Interreligious Dialogue – Regional Curriculum”, Webinars, co-organized with Dr. Nadia Wardeh and Dr. Inas Deeb, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, Lebanon-Palestine-Jordan-Qatar-UAE, 28-11-2020 and 26-03-2021.

“Lebanon’s Revolution”, International Conference Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East, Executive Committee Member, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW), Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, and University of Edinburgh, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, November 1, 2019.

Healthcare/Medical Digital Marketing – Trends and Best Practices (Strategy, Technology and Communication), MV SANTE, Geneva – Switzerland, 12-02-2019.

Intercultural Leadership – Leadership Training Program, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 21-03-2018.

International Women’s Day: Press for Progress Cultural and Awareness Event, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 08-03-2018.

International Women’s Day: Women Who Inspire Us Cultural and Awareness Event, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 26-02-2017.

Middle Eastern Studies Make Hummus Not War Workshop, PACE Workshops for High-School students, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 18-02-2017.

Middle Eastern Studies Workshop, Preparation for Application and Career Exploration Workshops, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Fall 2016.

We Can Never Say Goodbye Cultural Event, Middle Eastern Studies Forum, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 08-12-2016.

Peace Through Arts Cultural Event and Art Exhibition, Middle Eastern Studies Forum, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11-04-2016.

The Problematic of Turath in Contemporary Arab Thought: A Study of Adonis and Hasan Hanafi Panel Discussion and Book Signing, Middle Eastern Studies Forum, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 23-02-2016.

1st MEST Alumni Gathering: From Academia to Marketplace, Middle Eastern Studies Forum Co-Organizer, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 26-01-2016.

The Diplomacy of the Dish- Culinary Festival10 Workshop Sessions with Middle Eastern Studies students.  Officially registered activity for the UAE Innovation Week, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 22-28/11- 2015.

Al-Adha Cultural Event and Workshops, Middle Eastern Studies Forum Co-Organizer, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 29-09-2015.

Religion, Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World: Compatibility or Incompatibility Session in World’s Religions after September 11 Global Congress, Panel Organizer, Montreal – Canada, 12-09-2006.

Conference Moderator and Session Chair

‘Poetry and the Diaspora’, Session Hosting/Moderation, Indelible Literary and Arts Journal, Literature Festival, April 8, 2022.

التحرّش الجنسيّ بين الأسباب والمواجهة, Webinar Moderation, Telos Magazine (Webinar), 29-01-2022.

Current Challenges and Opportunities in Southwestern Asia and North Africa, Session Moderation, Telos Magazine 1st Annual Meeting (Webinar), 15-01-2021.

Concluding Session and Recommendations, with Dr. Mitri Raheb, International Conference Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East, Executive Committee Member, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW), Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, and University of Edinburgh, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, November 2, 2019.

Colloque Les Communautés de l’Etat du Liban, Modératrice 4e Table-Ronde, organisé par le Centre de Recherche sur les Minorités au Moyen-Orient (RCMME) à l’USEK et le Centre de Recherche Société, Droit et Religions de l’Université de Sherbrooke (Québec – Canada), Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik – Liban, 22-03-2019.

International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, Session Chair, University of Freiburg, Freiburg – Germany, 03-12-2018.

The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Diyar Consortium Religion and State Program Think Tank Session and Youth Workshop, Moderator, Radisson Blue Hotel and Hotel Monroe, Beirut – Lebanon, 28-29/12-2015.

Women in the UAE: Past and Present. Conference with Dr. Saeeda Al Marzooqi and Dr. Alia Al Bawardi (Women’s Museum in Dubai), Moderator, Middle Eastern Studies Forum, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 27-10-2015.

Communicating in E-Asia Values, Technologies and Challenges 24th Annual AMIC Conference – ‘Identity, Ethnicity and Religion’ Panel, Session Chair, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 12-06-2015.

Re-Locating Middle East Studies: New Geographies of Discourse British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and MEST Division at AUD International Conference – ‘Transdisciplinary studies of women and gender in West Asia and North Africa’ Panel, Session Chair, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 17-04-2015.

The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Diyar Consortium Religion and State Program Conference, Think Tank Session Chair, Tamar Rotana Hotel, Beirut- Lebanon, 05-07/12-2014.

Diyar Consortium Religion and State Program – Christians in the Middle East, Workshop Leader and Session Chair, Istanbul – Turkey, 11-14/06-2014.

Diyar Consortium Religion and State Program – Christians in the Middle East, Workshop Leader and Session Chair, Amman- Jordan, 27-29/04-2014.

Building Capacity for Partnership in Democratic Governance Sub-Regional Conference and Workshop, Think Tank Session and Workshop Leader, ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), Beirut – Lebanon, 04-08/11-2013.

La femme dans les sociétés arabes International Colloquium, Session Chair, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik – Lebanon, 26-10-2012.

Healing the Wounds of History: Addressing the Roots of Violence International ConferenceArt Therapy and War Memory Session and Workshops, Workshop Leader and Session Chair, Centre for Lebanese Studies (Oxford University UK), Guerrand-Hermes Foundation for Peace, Lebanese American University, Byblos-Lebanon, 11-13/11-2011.

Fragilité et durabilité du dialogue des civilisations : Responsabilité des instances religieuses et politiques International Colloquium, Conference Moderator and Session Chair, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik- Lebanon, 28-10-2009.

Lebanon: A Country of Interfaith Relations Arab Group for Muslim Christian Dialogue Conference, Conference Moderator and Session Chair, Le Méridien Commodore, Beirut-Lebanon, 18-08-2009.

Inter-university Forum for Peace and Development Conference – Sapienza University of Rome and Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Conference Moderator and Session Chair, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik – Lebanon, 26-27/11-2008 and 01-12-2008.

La gestion de la diversité religieuse (Liban-Québec) Bi-National Colloquium – Université de Montréal and Université Saint-Joseph, Conference Moderator and Session Chair, Institut d’études islamo-chrétiennes, Faculté des Sciences religieuses, Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut- Lebanon, 10-11/10-2008.

Islamism in the Media – Beirut Media Forum 2008 Colloquium, Colloquium Moderator and Session Chair, L’Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Orient Institute Beirut and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Le Méridien Commodore – Beirut, 21-11-2008.

Roles of Religious Leaders in Promoting Peace – Indonesia-Lebanon Interfaith Forum and Conference, Conference Moderator and Session Chair, Dar el-Fatwa, Beirut – Lebanon, 13-10-2008.

Religion, Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World: Compatibility or Incompatibility Session in World’s Religions after September 11 Global Congress, Session Chair, Montreal – Canada, 12-09-2006.

Canadian Feminist Theologians Conference, Workshop Leader, Montreal – Canada, 06-2005.

Introduction à la restauration des icônesRencontre de l’Association des Iconographes de Montréal, Session Chair, Montreal – Canada, 23-11-2002.

Discussant

“About The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change Anthology”, Virtual Book Launch, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture (Bethlehem), Elyssar Press and Shuffle Collective (California-USA), 09-05-2021.

‘Middle Eastern Studies Certificate Program’, Orientation Day for AUD’s new students, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 03-09-2016.

‘About The Problematic of Turath in Contemporary Arab Thought: A Study of Adonis and Hasan Hanafi book by Dr. Nadia Wardeh. My book review’, Middle Eastern Studies Forum, Middle Eastern Studies Division, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 23-02-2016.

Peer-Reviewed Academic Papers Presented

‘Education to Interreligious Dialogue in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan: Regional Curriculum’ (Joint paper with Dr. Nadia Wardeh), Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture Webinar, 26-03-2021.

‘Education to Interreligious Dialogue in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan: Challenges and Opportunities’ (Joint paper with Dr. Nadia Wardeh), Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture Webinar, 28-11-2020.

‘Christian Responses in Western Asia: Case Studies’, Presbyterian World Mission and Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PCUSA) Consultation, Bangkok – Thailand, November 04-11-2019.

‘The Problematic of Arab Youth Identity: Towards Sociocultural Inclusion?’ (Joint Paper with Dr. Nadia Wardeh), International Conference Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East, organized by The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW), Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, and University of Edinburgh, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, 02-11-2019.

‘Deep Learning in the University Context: Case Study in Lebanon and the UAE’, International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, University of Freiburg, Freiburg – Germany, 03-12-2018.

‘Against the Current: Religious Authority, Gender and Interreligious Dialogue’ (Joint Paper with Dr. Nadia Wardeh), International Conference Women’s Rights in the Middle East Today: Law, Religion and Culture, organized by The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW) and Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, 01-11-2018.

‘Art, Peace and Migration in Dubai’, International Conference A Century of Migration, Displacement and Diaspora: Demographic Shifts in the Arab World 1917-2017, organized by The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, Limassol – Cyprus, 02-12-2017.

‘Learning through Food at the American University in Dubai. The Case of Middle Eastern Studies Students’ Experiences’, 7th International Conference on Food Studies, Roma Tre University, Rome-Italy, 27-10-2017.

‘Challenges Facing Youth in the Arab World’, Youth and Citizenship in the Arab World Conference and Workshop, Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Diyar Consortium, Larnaca-Cyprus, 02-12-2016 (Arabic).

 ‘Voices of Peace through Arts in the United Arab Emirates: Middle Eastern Studies Students’ perceptions of Islam’, 10th Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Odense-Denmark, 24-09-2016.

‘Peace Education in Lebanon: Case Study in the University Context’, The 7th Asian Conference on Education, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe-Japan, 21-25/10/2015. 

‘Peace Education in Lebanon – My Pedagogical Approach’, International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference Series, American University of Rome, Italy, 20-10-2015.

‘Lights in the Tunnel: Contemporary Feminisms in Lebanon’, International Conference on Shifting Identities: Changes in the Social, Political and Religious Structures in the Arab World, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, and Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World, Paphos-Cyprus, 3-5 July 2015.

‘Studying Feminisms in Lebanon’, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Conference, American University in Dubai, 17-04-2015.

‘Contemporary Issues in the Arab World: Presentation of the Forum’s Document’, Religion and State Conference, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World and Diyar Consortium, Tamar Rotana Hotel, Beirut-Lebanon, 06-12-2014 (Arabic).

 ‘Lebanese University Students’ visions of War and Peace’, Religion and State Conference, Diyar Consortium, Sheraton, Istanbul-Turkey, 12-06-2014.

‘Faiseurs-ses de mémoire de la guerre au Liban, ou l’art au service de la paix’, Mor-Tuary Project by Samer Eid, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Université de Balamand, Lebanon, 20-05-2014.

‘Les perceptions du corps de la femme au Liban’, La construction culturelle et sociale dans le sport, Conférence-Séminaire à l’Institut d’Education Physique et Sportive, Université Antonine, Hadat-Baabda, Lebanon, 12-05-2014.

‘Inter-Human Pedagogy in the Lebanese University Context’, Identity and Conflict in the Middle East and its Diasporic Cultures Conference, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 21-03-2014.

 ‘La jeunesse libanaise entre la culture de la guerre et la culture de la paix’, 2e table ronde de l’Orient des Campus, Cultures méditerranéennes au prisme de la jeunesse libanaise, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Centre Phoenix des Etudes Libanaises et MyMED project, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik-Lebanon, 12-09-2013.

‘Le dialogue interreligieux et l’exhortation apostolique (2012) : recommandations pratiques’, Congrès annuel, APECL et CPCO, Bethania – Harissa, Lebanon, 06-12-2012 (Arabic).

‘Le dialogue interreligieux et le vivre ensemble selon l’enseignement de l’Eglise catholique’, Colloque des Facultés et Instituts de Théologie et d’Etudes religieuses chrétiennes et islamiques du Liban, Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut-Lebanon, 17-11-2012 (Arabic).

‘Pratiques, joies et défis du dialogue’, Congrès International de la Société Internationale de Théologie Pratique (SITP), Notre-Dame du Puits, Beirut-Lebanon, 08-05-2012.

 ‘Inter-Continental Dialogue: the Role of Religions’, Danish-Arab Dialogue Conference With a Common Voice, Hotel Commodore, Hamra-Lebanon, 01-05-2012.

‘Youth, Peacebuilding and Inter-Human Pedagogy’, 11th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, University of Oxford (Examination Schools), Oxford-United Kingdom, 14-09-2011.

 ‘Transmissions du religieux chez de jeunes libano-canadiens’, Congrès Annuel Transmission du religieux et pluralisme à Montréal, Société canadienne d’histoire de l’Eglise catholique, Institut de pastorale des Dominicains, Montreal – Canada, 24-09-2010.

‘Youth, New Media and Peace in the Middle East’, joint Conference with Charlotte Karagheuzian, International Symposium State of the Art: Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa, Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles – U.S.A, 01/02-04-2010.

‘Religion and State Relations in Lebanon: Effects on Cultural Diversity’, Regional Symposium Towards a Healthier Relationship Between Religion and State, Diyar Consortium and Olof Palme International Center, Sheraton Istanbul Maslak, Istanbul- Turkey, 26-03-2010. 

 ‘Youth and Alternative Identities in the Middle East’, International Symposium Belonging, Citizenship and Identities. A triangulation study of Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Tokai University European Center and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen-Denmark, 01/02-12-2009.

 ‘Women living-doing dialogue’, Arab Women Doing Dialogue Regional Symposium, Arab Group for Muslim Christian Dialogue, Garden Hotel, Broumana-Lebanon, 03-10-2009.

‘Justice transitionnelle au Liban: Conceptions de jeunes activistes’, Colloque Victimes des conflits et usages de la mémoire, Institut Français du Proche-Orient et Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, CCF-Ambassade de France au Liban, Lebanon, 12-12-2008.

‘La diversité et sa gestion. Visions de jeunes du secondaire’, Colloque La gestion de la diversité religieuse (Liban-Québec), Institut d’études islamo-chrétiennes (Faculté des Sciences religieuses de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth) et Chaire Islam, Pluralisme et Globalisation (Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, Université de Montréal), Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut-Lebanon, 11-10-2008.

‘Mémoires de guerre et blogosphère : contributions de jeunes libanais à la construction de la paix et de la convivialité’, Colloque Les entrepreneurs de la mémoire au Liban, Institut Français du Proche-Orient et Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut-Lebanon, 20-06-2008.

‘Voices-Paths of Peace in Lebanon: Contributions of the 25-40 Age Group’, International Symposium War, Virtual War and Human Security, Inter-Disciplinary.Net 5th Global Conference, Probing the Boundaries – Innovative Dialogue, Budapest – Hungary, 5/7-05-2008 [Brill Publishing (Leiden-Netherlands) since 2017 http://www.brill.com/%5D.

‘Building a Culture of Peace and Conviviality: Contributions of the 25-40 Lebanese Age Group’,  Evaluating Memory Campaigns in Lebanon (Panel P096), The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual International Congress, McGill University, Montreal- Canada, 18-11-2007.

‘Contributions of Young Lebanese-Canadian to the Culture of Peace in Lebanon’, International Congress Politics, Culture and Lebanese Diaspora, Lebanese American University, Beirut- Lebanon, 26-05-2007.

 ‘Is Interreligious Dialogue Sufficient?’, Towards a Culture of Peace : Spirituality of Interreligious Dialogue and Political concern panel in Global Congress, World’s Religions after September 11, Montreal – Canada, 15-09-2006.

‘Is it Still Relevant to Talk about the Compatibility or Incompatibility Between Religion, Democracy and Human Rights? The case of Lebanon’, Religion, Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World: Compatibility or Incompatibility’ session in Global Congress, World’s Religions after September 11, Montreal – Canada, 12-09-2006.

‘Breaking the War Vicious Circle. The contribution of the 25-35 Lebanese Age Group’, International Conference Breaking the Cycle: Civil Wars in Lebanon, Centre for Lebanese Studies (Oxford, UK), Al-Bustan Hotel, Lebanon, 06/08-06-2006.

‘L’engagement pour la réconciliation et la paix : actualisations de la pensée de Gebran Khalil Gebran’, Colloque Gebran Khalil Gebran, Faculté des Lettres, Université de Saint-Esprit Kaslik, Kaslik-Lebanon, 04-04-2006.

‘Arts et spiritualités, ou l’écriture artistique au carrefour du dialogue interspirituel’, American Academy of Religion Regional Congress, McGill University, Montreal – Canada, 06-05-2005.

‘La rencontre des cultures et des religions à travers l’art spirituel ou l’écriture artistique spirituelle comme prière engagée et dialogique’, 41st Congrès of de l’Association Canadienne de Théologie, Université de Laval, Québec – Canada, 22-10-2004.

‘Religion, politique et violence : pour une relecture de la guerre au Liban’, Congrès de l’Association Canadienne Francophone de l’Avancement des Sciences, Montréal – Canada, 12-05-2004.

‘Sur la construction de sens’, Colloque De la quête des sens à la quête de sens, Services de psychologie et d’orientation des collèges et des universités, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 19-03-2004.

‘Le 11 septembre 2001 ou l’inauguration de l’ère du choc des identités?’, Colloque Mondialisation du phénomène religieux, Congrès de l’Association Canadienne Francophone de l’Avancement des Sciences, Rimouski – Canada, 21-05-2003.

‘Théologies islamiques de la diversité religieuse et du dialogue interreligieux’, Congrès de l’Association Canadienne de Théologie, Université Laval, Québec – Canada, 26-10-2002.

‘Théologies post-modernes du dialogue interreligieux’, Communication conjointe avec Jean-François Roussel, Congrès de l’Association Canadienne de Théologie, Québec – Canada, 15-05-2002.

‘La construction de laïcités proche-orientales au risque des identités religieuses’, Graduate Student Seminar – Can Democracy and Open Societies Overcome the Causes of Conflict in a Divided World?’, Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada, 01-05-2002.

‘Iconographies et interspiritualités au Moyen-Orient’, Colloque Arts, Métissages et Religions, Centre de Créativité Gésu, Montreal – Canada, 30-11-2002.

Campus/Department Talks

‘Peace Education in Lebanon: Case Study in the University Context’, Middle Eastern Studies Forum, School of Arts and Sciences, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 25-11-2014.

‘Introduction aux oeuvres de libano-canadiens-nes: Sami Aoun, Rawi Hage et Maria Mourani’, Colloque La présence libanaise dans le monde III, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik-Lebanon, 28-03-2014.

‘Modes virtuels de construction de la paix: les nouveaux médias dans le monde arabe’, Conférence CERUM et CRCIPG, Faculté de Théologie et de Sciences des Religions, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 24-09-2010.

‘Mémoire de guerre, Identité et Réconciliation au Liban : contributions de jeunes de 25-40 ans à la reconstruction nationale’, Table-Ronde Mémoire de guerre, Identité et Réconciliation, Institut  d’études islamo-chrétiennes de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth et Chaire de recherche du Canada en Islam, Pluralisme et Globalisation, Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut-Lebanon, 12-05-2007.

‘Quel avenir pour le Liban? Contribution de jeunes à la reconstruction nationale’, Colloque Quel avenir pour le Liban, Chaire de recherche du Canada en Islam, Pluralisme et Globalisation, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 28-01-2006.

‘Religion et politique au Liban: le cas du confessionnalisme’, Faculté de Théologie et de Sciences des Religions, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 19-09-2005.

‘Les dialogues islamo-chrétiens contemporains’, Conférences Étudiants-es, Faculté de Théologie et de Sciences des Religions, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 08-05-2002.

‘Apports, impasses et perspectives d’avenir du dialogue islamo-chrétien contemporain’, Faculté de Théologie et de Sciences des Religions, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 11-04-2002.

Invited Talks, Training Sessions, Think Tank Sessions

‘Education to Interreligious Dialogue in the Arab World: Recommendations’, joint talk with Dr. Nadia Wardeh, in “Active Citizenship towards an Inclusive Society” Regional Conference, Dar al Kalima University/CAFCAW, hosted by The Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Amman, Jordan, 20-08-2021.

‘Dialogue for Common Action and Common Action for Dialogue in Southwestern Asia’, Talk/Webinar, Interreligious Dialogue Course, Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Bethlehem, 07-07-2021.

‘Humanitarian Crisis and Responses in Lebanon’, Talk/Webinar, Latest Trends in Project Management Virtual Professional Development Series, Project Management Institute (PMI), Beirut, 06-07-2021.

Rebuilding Beirut through Arts, Culture and Activism: About the Nabad Program’, Talk, CAFCAW Youth Workshop, Beirut, 05-12-2020.

Digital Marketing Strategy, Pierre Fabre Academy & Eastline Digital (3 webinars – content production, organization and presentation: Kuwait, KSA), May-June- August 2020.

Healthcare Digital Marketing, Pierre Fabre Academy & Eastline Digital (7 webinars – content production, organization and presentation: Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, KSA), April-May 2020.

‘Lebanon’s Revolution’, International Conference Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East, Executive Committee Member, The Christian Academic Forum for Citizenship in the Arab World (CAFCAW), Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture-Bethlehem, and University of Edinburgh, Ayia Napa – Cyprus, 01-11-2019.

‘What can be done to make our society more inclusive?’, Talk and Training Session, 4th CAFCAW Workshop, Hotel Monroe, Beirut-Lebanon, 28-09-2019.

Healthcare Digital Marketing – Trends and Best Practices (Strategy, Technology and Communication), MV SANTE, Geneva – Switzerland, 12-02-2019.

‘CAFCAW Meeting’, Dead Sea Marriott, Jordan, 03 to 05-01-2019.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences and Training Sessions, SPNC Learning & Communication, Mansourieh-Lebanon, November-December 2018.

‘Gender Equality in Lebanon’, Talk and Training Session, Gender Justice in Lebanon CAFCAW Workshop. Hotel Monroe, Beirut-Lebanon, 14-10-2018.

Intercultural Leadership – Leadership Training Program, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 21-03-2018.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences and Training Sessions, SPNC Learning & Communication, Mansourieh-Lebanon, December 2017, July/August 2018.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, December 26-30, 2016.

‘Stand Out From the Crowd’, Mind of a Winner Conference, Executive Women, Zabeel Ladies Club, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 17-11-2016.

 ‘Language Proficiency and Career Success’, Faculty Development Workshop – American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 31-08-2016.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, June 27-29, 2016.

‘Dialogue Through Religious Arts: the Case of Syrian Aleppo Icons’, Visual Communication Forum, School of Architecture, Art and Design – American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 06-04-2016.

‘Policy, Global Citizens and World Peace: How can Governments influence Policy to create better Global Citizens and work towards World Peace? Case studies: Lebanon, Canada and the United Arab Emirates’, Harvard College Asia Program Conference Equality, Tolerance and Freedom: The Effect of Culture and Policy on a Globalized World, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 14-03-2016.

 ‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, December 26-31, 2015.

‘One Coffee Bean at a Time, Change to Induce Change, Round Table about Journeys of Self-Improvement, Lebanese Club, American University in Dubai, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 18-11-2015.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, 01-07-2015.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, December 26-31, 2014.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, July 2014.

‘Une demeure à construire, un chemin en devenir’, 9e colloque international de l’Aumisme, ‘Bâtir ensemble l’ère nouvelle’, Espace Charenton, Paris – France, 09-03-2014.

‘Cultural Studies, General Knowledge and Bioethics’ – Series of Conferences, SPNC, College Immaculée-Conception des Filles de la Charité, Achrafieh, Beirut-Lebanon, December 2013.

‘La cause des droits des femmes au Liban’, Table-Ronde La cause des droits des femmes, avancées et obstacles (Liban, France, Maghreb), Salon Francophone du Livre de Beyrouth, Biel, Beirut – Lebanon, 09-11-2013.

‘New Media in the Arab World: Case Studies’, Sub-regional Workshop Building Capacity for Partnership in Democratic Governance, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, Beirut – Lebanon, 09-11-2013. 

‘Superwoman Syndrome, Life Management and Household Budgeting’, Fidar Monthly Conferences, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 28-01-2013 (English and Arabic).

‘Life Management and Household Budgeting’, Fidar Monthly Conferences, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 22-05-2012 (English and Arabic).

‘About the Body and the Sacred’, My Right to Live Conference, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik – Lebanon, 23-03-2012 (English and Arabic).

‘Life Management and Household Budgeting’, Fidar Monthly Conferences, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 20-03-2012 (English and Arabic).

“Comment penser la paix dans un contexte de guerre? Un parcours libanais”, 8e colloque international de l’Aumisme, ‘Construire la paix entre les hommes’, Espace Charenton, Paris, 18-03-2012.

‘Household Budgeting Management’, Fidar Weekly Conference-Course, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 30-11-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘About Life Management – practical steps’, Fidar Weekly Conference-Course, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 16 and 23-11-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘About Life Management – Principles’, Fidar Weekly Conference-Course, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 09-11-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘Life Management and Household Budgeting’, joint conference with Dr. Michele Chrabieh, Fidar Monthly Conferences, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 08-11-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘Men-Women Partnership and Parenting’, Fidar Weekly Conference-Course, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 02-11-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘Discovering Womanhood and Physical Balance’, Fidar Weekly Conference-Course, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, 26-10-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘Gender Studies in the Middle East – Women and Men Situations and the Superwoman/Superman Syndrome’, Fidar Weekly Conference-Course, Jbeil Maronite Eparchy, Byblos – Lebanon, Byblos, Lebanon, 19-10-2011 (English and Arabic).

‘Marie l’Orientale – Perceptions chrétiennes et islamiques’, Association Les Amis du Portugal et le Centre de la jeunesse et de la culture, Municipalité de Zouk, Zouk – Lebanon, 29-05-2010.

‘La mission des laïcs au sein de l’Église et dans le monde’, Journée spirituelle de l’Amicale des Anciens de Jamhour et de l’Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 28-02-2010. 

‘Hyphen Islam Christianity’, joint Conference with Nada Raphael, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen – Denmark, 30-11-2009.

 ‘Béroé, les jumeaux célestes et la fondation de Tyr’ (mythes et légendes de la Phénicie), Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 20-02-2009.

‘Mondialisations et pluralismes religieux’, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 16-02-2009.

‘Les chrétiens du Moyen-Orient : entre l’oubli et la lutte pour la survie’, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 02-02-2009.

‘La fondation de Byblos et la légende d’Adonis’ (mythes et légendes de la Phénicie), Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Liban, 30-01-2009.

‘Astarté, Yam et les exploits de Melkart’ (mythes et légendes de la Phénicie), Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 16-01-2009.

‘Les panthéons phéniciens’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 12-12-2008.

‘Icônes « arabes »’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 27-11-2008.

‘Miniatures orientales’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 20-11-2008.

‘La question de l’image en Islam ou le mythe de l’interdit’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 13-11-2008.

‘Orients chrétiens : entre iconoclastes et iconodules’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 06-11-2008.

‘Genèse des arts chrétiens et islamiques’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 31-10-2008.

المؤتمر الدولي الشبابي الثامن لمجلس كنائس الشرق الأوسط, عيناب  ,”الهويات المتعددة وبناء السلام”، في “الأديان والسلم الأهلي” 28-08-2008

 ‘Building Peace: Individual-Collective Dynamics’, Breathing for Peace Conference, Art de Vivre Foundation, Beirut – Lebanon, 05-07-2008.

‘Youth and Peacebuilding: roles, discourses and practices’ Peacebuilding through Dialogue, Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue (FDCD), Bikfaya – Lebanon, 02-07-2008.

‘L’Enfer et le Paradis. Étude comparative de trois oeuvres picturales chrétiennes, au carrefour de l’Orient et de l’Occident’, Centre sportif, culturel et social, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 16-05-2008.

‘Arts, cultures et religions’, Forum des métiers, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Jamhour – Lebanon, 19-04-2008.

‘La guerre au Liban: impacts, enjeux et perspectives d’avenir’, Le Cercle Interreligieux, Montreal – Canada, 03-10-2006.

‘Canada-Liban : entre multiculturalisme et confessionnalisme’, Le Cercle Interreligieux, Montreal – Canada, 22-02-2006.

‘Se rencontrer dans le quotidien. Itinéraire d’un engagement islamo-chrétien’, Centre Culturel de la Municipalité de Sin-el-Fil, Beirut – Lebanon, 29-02-2005.

‘L’Islam : aperçu historique et réponses aux questions d’actualité’, Conférence conjointe avec Parvin Gholam Hussein Ferizandhi, Centre Hospitalier de Joliette, Québec – Canada, 03-02-2005.

‘Réponse à Antoine Châtelard. Le dialogue avec les mondes arabes ou musulmans est-il possible?’, Maison Bellarmin, Montreal – Canada 13-05-2004.

‘Témoignage’, Prière festive « Soif de Dieu, Soif de justice », Faculté de Théologie, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 28-01-2004.

‘Icons from Lebanon, a Message of Conviviality’, Rotary Club of Sahel-Metn, Lebanon 04-08-2003.

‘Iconographies et interspiritualités au Liban’, Centre Spiritualités et Religions, Montreal – Canada, 14-11-2001.

‘Les maronites et la place de la femme’, Groupe Féminismes et Interspiritualités, Université de Montréal, Montreal – Canada, 03-10-2001.

 

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