Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East Conference Full Report

Our conference’s full report (“Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East” Ayia Napa, Cyprus, October 31 – November 2, 2019) by Karis Ailabouni: “Inclusive societies based on equal rights remain at a distance as the Middle East continues to face radicalized religious and political movements. In light of this, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts … Continue reading Towards Inclusive Societies in the Middle East Conference Full Report

Standing Together in a World Divided – Bangkok Consultation

My video conference has been screened a few hours ago in Bangkok – Thailand. STANDING TOGETHER IN A WORLD DIVIDED – Consultation developed by the Presbyterian World Mission and the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), (PCUSA).Bangkok – Thailand, November 1-6, 2019. My paper will be available in due … Continue reading Standing Together in a World Divided – Bangkok Consultation

CAFCAW Meeting in Jordan: Working for the Renewal of Religious Thought in the Arab World

It’s a wrap! #CAFCAW meeting @Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa, Jordan, January 2019 CHRISTIAN ACADEMIC FORUM FOR CITIZENSHIP IN THE ARAB WORLD – FOUNDING MEMBERS/BOARDلتجديد الفكر والخطاب الديني في العالم العربي وتعزيز الوجود الفعال المسيحي والعمل من أجل مواطنة الوحدة في التنوع وكرامة الإنسان Continue reading CAFCAW Meeting in Jordan: Working for the Renewal of Religious Thought in the Arab World

Intercultural Leadership Workshop

I gave this afternoon a workshop on Intercultural Leadership for students at the American University in Dubai. This activity was part of their Leadership Training Program. Intercultural Leadership has become a must for our institutions and companies’ development and success. It’s time to think of leadership in terms of a combination IQ-EQ-InterCQ instead of alpha-male/female … Continue reading Intercultural Leadership Workshop

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!

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

Innovation Week: The Diplomacy of the Dish – Culinary Festival

Source: American University in Dubai News AUD Faculty, students and staff who are interested in learning about the cultural diversity of the Southwestern Asian and North African regions through food, as well as in having a visceral experience of the unknown/ inexperienced while participating in an intercultural dialogic platform, are invited to attend one of … Continue reading Innovation Week: The Diplomacy of the Dish – Culinary Festival