Our Programs

The Center for Arab Studies

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An agreement was signed with the University of Houston thanks to generous donations from the community.

Chairs of Arab Studies

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Rice University Chair of Arab Studies is held by Professor Ussama Makdisi.

The University of Houston Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Modern Arab History is held by Professor Abdel Razzaq Takriti.

Cultural and Educational Events

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The AAEF has organized many cultural and educational programs.

Leadership

Board of Directors

 AAEF Officers 

President – Aziz Shaibani, M.D.
Vice President – Nabil Murad
Secretary – Omar El-Hawagi, J.D.
Treasurer – Saib Saour
 

AAEF Board of Directors 

Kadreya Abou-Sayed, Ph.D.
Amer Al-Nahhas
Dana Ashrawi, M.Ed.
Claudia I. Baba
Bassam Barazi
Malek A. Bohsali
Rauf Diab

Omar El-Hawagi, J.D.
Hani Jneid, M.D.
Nabil Murad
Maher Nasser, M.D.
Lina Sabouni, AIA NCARB
Saib Saour
Fayyad Sbaihat
Aziz Shaibani, M.D.
 

AAEF Advisory Board Members 

Ann Bragdon al-Kadhi, Ph.D.
Dina Alsowayel, Ph.D.
Christine Attar
Amin Bohsali
George Elhaj, M.D.
Hoda Kardoush
Alma Kombargi
Shafiq Kombargi
Alan Matusow
Shafik Rifaat
Hatem Saqr, Ph.D.
Sima Sawaf
Antonio D. Tillis, Ph.D 


Past Presidents   

   (1986-1991) Abdel-Kader Fustok, M.D
(1992) Omar Sawaf
(1993) Amin Bohsali
(1994) Alfred J. Boulos
(1995) Elizabeth F. AlKaaoud
(1996) Jumana Amara-Ghandour
(1997) Christine Attar
(1998) Amin Bohsali
(1999-2001) Saib Saour
(2002-2004) Marwan M. Atalla
(2004-2006) Bassam Barazi
(2006-2008) Nuri A. Nuri             


Past Board of Directors 

   Mariana Abdelnour ~ Abdellatif Adnane ~ Nadine Abdallah, J.D. ~ Mahdi Al-Bassam, MD ~ Karim  AlKadhi ~ Ann Bragdon AlKadhi ~ Elizabeth AlKaaoud ~ Dina Alsowayel ~  Waleed Al-Banawi ~ Gary Awad ~ Hana Al-Sahly ~ Nada Al-Shoabi ~ Mohamed  Khalil Ali ~ Samer Al-Azem ~ Lina Asmar ~ Amin Bohsali ~ Christine Attar  ~ Adeline Abercia ~ Marwan M. Atalla ~ Ferial Bahrani ~ Alfred Boulos ~  Isam Balat ~ Hisham Badeen ~ Nabila Cronfel ~ Jamal Daniel ~ Abdo J.  Droubi ~ Nabila Drooby ~ George E. Elhaj, MD ~ Mahmoud El-Gamal ~  Abdel-Kader Fustok, MD ~ Jabra Foteh ~ Zeina Fares ~ Jomana  Amara-Ghandour ~ Ahmad Hijazi ~ Richard Holmes ~ Amjad J. Habbas ~ Gheed  Amara-Itani ~ Houda Jarrah ~ Lina Jazi ~ Hoda Kardoush ~ Priscilla Khoury ~ Alma Kombargi ~ Seema Kattan ~ Omar Kader ~ Vic Maria ~ Norma  Maria ~ Medhi Muntasser ~ Nancy Jo Nelson ~ Nuri Nuri ~ Maher F. Qaddumi  ~ Deborah Safi ~ Hazim Safi, MD ~ Jamil Shami ~ Mo Shebaclo ~ Ruth Ann  Skaff ~ Mazen I. Snobar ~ Omar A. Sawaf ~ Bishr Tabaa ~ Richard Trabulsi  ~ Suna Umari ~ Amal Zakhem ~ Kamil Zakhour     

        

Past Advisory Board Members

       Adelina Abercia ~ Alfred J. Boulos ~ Abdel-Kader Fustok, M.D. ~ Gerald Strickland