The University of Houston and The Arab-American Educational Foundation hosted a reception and dinner on March 24, 2022, to celebrate the launch of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies at the University of Houston. The launch happened in 2021, but the celebration was delayed due to the pandemic.
The establishment of the center is a tremendous achievement for the Arab-American community in Houston and everywhere in the nation.
Neuroscience and Visual Art: The Complex Relationship of Light, Color and the Brain was a lecture presented by AAEF President Dr. Aziz Shaibani at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This was a Rothko Chapel offsite lecture during the chapel's renovation.
Please view this video about Nijad Fares, one of the strong supporters of the mission of the Arab-American Educational Foundation. This video is posted on the YouTube channel of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora.
At its 2017 Gala, the Arab-American Cultural and Community Center in Houston gave a humanitarian award for service to Dr. Aziz Shaibani, AAEF President.
The Arab America Educational Foundation presents a lecture by Dr. Aziz Al-Azmeh, Professor of History and Islamic Studies: "Secularism, Sectarianism, and the Arab Upheavals," moderated by AAEF President Dr. Aziz Shaibani.
Dr. Shaibani gave a lecture on Brain Science and Visual Art at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Over 150 guests celebrated the installation of the first Chair of Modern Arab Studies at the University of Houston Alumni and Athletic Center on April 10, 2015. Abdel Razzaq Tikriti, D.Phil., was selected to be the first academician to hold the Chair. Remarks were made by Dr. Aziz Shaibani, President of the Arab-American Educational Foundation, Dr. Steve Craig, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Emran Al-Badawi, PhD, Director of the Arab Studies Program.
Dr. Kassis lectured about Christian Arabs at Rice University
Journalist Robert Fisk gave a lecture at Rice University on the situation in Syria.
The professor and AAEF Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University gave a lecture at Rice University on Sectarianism in the Middle East.
Rothko Board member Joyce Testa Salhoot introduced musician Marcel Khalife at his lecture in April 2012.
In 2012, the AAEF produced this video about the history of Arab-American contributions as part of the launching of our campaign to endow a Chair of Modern Arab History at the University of Houston.
Musician Marcel Khalife gave a lecture in April 2012 at Rothko Chapel.
Musician Marcel Khalife spoke at Rothko Chapel in Houston in April 2012. This video is the Question and Answer portion
The late journalist gave a talk titled "What My Eyes Can See: Covering the Arab Revolution" in a lecture in October 2011.
Rothko Chapel Executive Director Emilee Dawn Whitehurst and Rothko Board Member and AAEF President Aziz Shaibani introduce the great poet Adonis.
Dr. Shaibani continues his introduction of the poet Adonis.
View the video of the special poetry reading at Rothko Chapel that was held on October 20, 2010. Adonis is a pioneering poet, born in Syria, who has written several collections of poetry. His work broke new ground with its basis on secular and scientific philosophies. For more information about Adonis, see https://poets.org/poet/adonis.
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