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AUB in the News 2014-15
  • 'AUB students give welcome makeovers to southern villages'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's volunteer camp in South Lebanon that helped improve aspects of people's lives.
  • 'Launch of Global Compact Network in Lebanon'
    Annahar reports on the launch of the Global Compact Network in Lebanon and interviews AUB Professor Dima Jamali on the issue.
  • 'Keeping protest momentum is a challenge: analysts'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent protests in Lebanon.
  • 'Pitt researcher leads national study of new cancer drug that former President Carter will receive'
    Dr. Hussein Tawbi (BS 1997 and MD 2001), a University of Pittsburgh researcher, is leading a national study of a new cancer-fighting drug, the same one former President Jimmy Carter will receive for treatment of brain cancer.
  • 'The Many Reasons Why Lebanese Are in the Street'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the reasons the Lebanese are protesting including "the government’s inefficiency."
  • 'No substitute for mother's milk'
    Assafir reports on the importance of breastfeeding and interviews AUB post doctorial research fellow Chaza Akik on the reasons why Lebanese moms rarely breastfeed after 2 months of delivery.
  • 'You Stink!'
    AUB Professor Tariq Mehmood writes for The Satirist a comedic piece on the garbage crises in Lebanon.
  • Two AUB professors win Shoman Award
    Annahar reports on AUB Professor Sari Hanafi who won the Shoman Award for his research about the lag in knowledge production in Arab societies. Al Mustaqbal reports on AUB Professor Lara Nasreddine who also won the award for her research on obesity and related diseases.
  • 'You Stink'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professors Hilal Khashan and Ahmad Moussalli on the "You Stink" movement and the recent demonstrations in Beirut.
  • 'War and Peace Over Lunch'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the developments in the region and why the "Saudi-Iranian rivalry is not the most useful way to analyze this situation."
  • 'More than 67 years - Professor of Media Studies Nabil Dajani'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Nabil Dajani on his memories of AUB and Ras Beirut since 1952.
  • 'Media and Digital Literacy Academy at AUB'
    Annahar reports on AUB's annual Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut which aims to advance digital and media literacy within the Arab region.
  • 'AUB appoints leading scholar as Dean of the Olayan School of Business'
    Assafir reports on Steve Harvey, PhD, a recognized scholar in management and human resources, who has been appointed as the new dean of OSB.
  • 'The Shi‘ites of Lebanon: Modernism, Communism and Hizbullah’s Islamists'
    AUB Professor Hilal Khashan writes a book review for The Middle East Journal on "The Shi‘ites of Lebanon: Modernism, Communism and Hizbullah’s Islamists" by Rula Jurdi Abisaab and Malek Abisaab.
  • 'Kuwait, GCC again signal regional Arab challenges'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on "current wave of terror attacks" in the region and "the ISIS phenomenon."
  • 'The Lebanese formula and the transition from co-existence to the one existence'
    IFI Director Tarek Mitri writes for Al Hayat on the Lebanese political situation.
  • '25 outstanding students benefit from university scholarships from the Research Council'
    Annahar reports on the CNRS university scholarships and notes that 14 AUB students received such scholarship, adding that 29% of research projects in Lebanon came from AUB.
  • 'Science and the Arab perception of the world'
    Al Araby Al-Jadeed publishes a book review by AUB Professor Sari Hanafi on the Arab experience and the scientific foundation of the renaissance.
  • 'Palestine Singing Melody of the Stones'
    Annahar reports on Al Kamandjati fundraising concert at AUB which included Palestine Folklore, Oriental Modern and Arabic Classical Music.
  • 'Remembering Hiroshima, Amidst Hell in Syria'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the seventieth anniversary of the American nuclear bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki along with the situation in the region.
  • 'Ziad Kaj writes the history of the middle class in Ras Beirut in a novel'
    Al Hayat reports on a book on Ras Beirut by AUB's Ziad Kaj and mentions former AUB Professor late Kamal Salibi.
  • 'AUB taskforce responds to waste crisis and a workshop attended by representatives from 29 municipalities'
    Annahar reports on AUB's efforts to tackle the waste crisis in Lebanon and to share scientific knowledge among municipalities and NGOs.
  • 'Media and Digital Literacy Academy at AUB on Sunday'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on AUB's annual Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut which aims to advance digital and media literacy within the Arab region.
  • 'Arab Higher Education and Research post–2011’
    Middle East - Topics and Arguments Journal interviews AUB Professor Sari Hanafi on the effects of the upheavals in the region on universities and research centers within the Arab world.
  • 'Mosaics of the Dome of the Rock at the AUB Museum'
    Annahar reports on the mosaics of the Dome of the Rock at AUB's Archaeological Museum and interviews AUB Dr. Leila Badre.
  • 'AUB study stresses on the importance of reducing and sorting out garbage'
    Assafir reports on an AUB study on 15 scenarios for waste treatment.
  • 'Scavengers: the pilars of Lebanon’s recycling cycle'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Jad Chaaban on the opaque and unregulated recycling market in Lebanon.
  • 'Asad Rustom founder of historiography'
    Assafir reports on a new book on the Lebanese historian Asad Rustom. The book was collected and edited by AUB's Anis Makdisi Program for Literature.
  • 'Venturing Very Far Afield, to Learn About Home'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on recent books he read, including You're Not Proper, by AUB's ProfessorTariq Mehmood.
  • 'Germany ready to study taking Beirut’s trash'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor George Ayoub on exporting Lebanon's garbage.
  • 'Zoghbi receives seven-year Javits award to advance ataxia research'
    AUB Trustee Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi has been awarded a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
  • 'Illegal wells a symptom of corruption'
    The Daily Star reports on illegal wells in Lebanon and mentions an AUB study on water in Lebanon.
  • 'Procedures so that restaurants and supermarkets don't get contaminated'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Mohamad Abiad on the trash crisis in Lebanon and on ways to prevent the contamination of food.
  • 'Fed-up citizens launch recycling initiatives'
    The Daily Star reports on a task force formed by AUB Professor Najat Saliba to spread awareness on recycling due to the trash crisis in Lebanon.
  • 'Distinguished alumna awards went to Salwa Siniora Baassiri and Rana Hajjeh'
    Annahar reports on the distinguished alumna awards which were presented to Salwa Siniora Baassiri and Dr. Rana Hajjeh during WAAAUB's 2015 Reunion Weekend.
  • 'Health risks'
    Assafir reports on the trash crisis in Lebanon and interviews AUB Professor Mey Jurdi on the health detriments of burning garbage.
  • 'EU rightly separates Israel’s security from its colonial abuses'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on recent EU decisions to prohibit doing business with Israeli entities in occupied territories.
  • 'Wafa Saab WAAAUB's first woman president'
    Annahar reports on the election of Wafa Saab as the first woman president of the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB).
  • 'Beirut, invaded by garbage'
    Le Monde interviews AUB Professor Jad Chaaban on the trash crisis in Lebanon and the lack of a governmental vision.
  • 'E-cigarettes may be just as addictive as the real thing'
    CBS News reports on a study by AUB Professor Najat Saliba and her team on e-cigarettes as being addictive.
  • 'Trash crisis entails long-term health hazards, experts warn'
    The Daily Star reports on the trash crisis in Lebanon and interviews AUB FHS Dean Iman Nuwayhid and Dr. Mey Jurdi on the spread of disease due to unhygienic conditions.
  • 'At Least Six Killed in Cairo Clashes'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent clashes in Cairo "during an Islamist protest march."
  • 'A need to even the playing field'
    AUB Professor Bettina Bastian writes for the Executive on the "masculinized image of entrepreneurship."
  • 'Arab Food Supply is Shaky, But Related Research is Rare'
    Al-Fanar Media reports on food security in the Middle East and interviews AUB FAFS Dean Nahla Hwalla about the issue and about AUB's food security program.
  • 'Meet The American University of Beirut's New President'
    Al-Fanar Media reports on AUB's "next leader" and interviews President-elect Fadlo Khuri. (Read in Arabic)
  • 'Fifteen Years Of Bashar Al Assad'
    The Huffington Post Live interviews Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, on Syrian president's legacy.
  • 'Higher Education and Research'
    AUB Professor Sari Hanafi writes for Al Araby on higher education and research, discussing the issue of the dominance of the English lanuage.
  • 'If salt is spoiled: Iodine deficiency threatens Lebanese health'
    Al Akhbar interviews AUB Professor Omar Obeid on the effects of not having enough iodine in Lebanese made salt.
  • 'Conflict with ISIS evokes the history of religious conflicts terms'
    Annahar interviews AUB Professor Nader El-Bizri on the history of religious conflicts terms used now by ISIS.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal
    The New York Times interviews AUB's Rami Khouri and Ahmad Moussalli on the Iran Nuclear Deal and its effects on the Middle East. Reuters UK interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the same topic.
  • 'ISIS Is Weak, but so Are Arab States'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on ISIS and the political and sectarian problems that prevent military coordination between states.
  • 'Nobel Laureates Meetings with the participation of Pierre Karam from AUB'
    Annahar reports on AUB Professor Pierre Karam who was solely chosen from Lebanon to attend the 65th annual edition of the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings due to his distinctive published research.
  • 'Industrialist, scientist find solution to medical waste'
    The Daily Star reports on an AUB research team that identified an innovative method for safely recycling expired pharmaceuticals, without resorting to incineration or landfilling.
  • 'Hillary Clinton Should Stop Lying'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on Hillary Clinton and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement).
  • 'Arab Region Engineering Degrees Address Industry Demands'
    Yahoo News publishes a US News article on engineering in the Arab region and interviews AUB Professor Nesreen Ghaddar on the issue.
  • 'Lebanese receives UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Award'
    Assafir reports on AUB Professor Jad Melki who received UNESCO’s 2015 Global Media and Information Literacy Award for his role in promoting and developing media literacy education and research in the Arab region.
  • 'Gender trumps religion'
    Al Akhbar reports on an AUB FHS study presented at the annual Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance conference.
  • 'Iraqi Military Accused of Civilian Deaths'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent accusations against Iraqi military of civilian deaths.
  • 'Gift to support art history and curating at AUB'
    Al Hayat reports on a major gift that AUB received to support new initiatives in art history and curating from AUB alumnus and trustee Philippe Jabre.
  • 'Egypt, ISIS, Elvis and other inspirations'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on several significant anniversaries across the Middle East.
  • 'New AUB president elected to ASL'
    The Daily Star reports on the election of AUB's President-elect Fadlo Khuri to the Academy of Sciences for Lebanon.
  • 'As a surgeon who worked in Gaza last year, hearing that 511 Palestinians died after their ambulances were obstructed doesn't surprise me'
    AUB Dr. Ghassan Abu Sittah writes for the Independent on his experience as a surgeon in Gaza.
  • 'Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.'
    AUB Trustee Huda Zoghbi talks to Texas Medical Center News about the impact of her research, proudest achievements in Q&A.
  • 'The issues this week’s terror menu raises'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the recent terrorist attacks in the region.
  • 'Beirut Hospital Offers Hope for Civilians Injured in Iraq, Syria'
    The Wall Street Journal reports on AUBMC using cutting-edge technology to treat victims of Mideast blasts.
  • 'Community kitchen project for women empowerment'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on AUB's ESDU community kitchen project in Old Saida, which is done in partnership with Hariri Foundation, and with the support of Dr. Scholl Foundation, for women empowerment and the development of the area.
  • 'Saudi cables suggest money links with media'
    Associated Press interviews AUB Professor Jad Melki on Saudi diplomatic correspondence published by the WikiLeaks group.
  • 'Departing Dorman speaks about his AUB tenure'
    The Daily Star interviews outgoing AUB President Peter Dorman on his AUB tenure.
  • 'AUB receives $2 million Mellon grant'
    Al Hayat reports on the $2 million grant that AUB received from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the establishment of a Center for Arts and Humanities.
  • 'Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Is The Luckiest Man In The NBA'
    The Huffington Post reports on the son of former AUB President Malcolm Kerr who is the first Lebanese-born coach to win an NBA title.
  • 'Signs of a More Effective Palestinian Strategy?'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on two important developments in regards to the situation in Palestine.
  • 'Childhood ovarian transplant allows woman to give birth'
    Al Joumhouria interviews AUB Dr. Faysal Kak on recent news on a Congolese-Belgian chemo patient who had a baby after having her ovarian tissue frozen at the age of 13.
  • 'Lebanese analysts divided over sincerity of recent Israeli threats'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent Israeli threats towards Lebanon.
  • 'Good Grief: ISIS Cannot be Fought with Facebook Likes'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the American policy related to Iraq, Syria and ISIS.
  • 'WHO includes 16 new cancer drugs on list of essential medicines'
    The Lancet Oncology interviews AUB Dr. Nagi El Saghir on the funding of breast cancer treatment in low and middle income countries.
  • 'Keeping the lights on in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan'
    BBC Capital interviews AUB Professor Jad Chaaban on regular access to high-speed internet that could boost gross domestic product by at least 2% in Lebanon.
  • 'Innovative projects for AUB students in Darwazah contest'
    Annahar reports on AUB's Darwazah Student Innovation Contest Awards Ceremony.
  • 'Why Lebanon's Sunnis Support ISIS'
    AUB Professor Hilal Khashan writes for Middle East Forum on the reasons why some Lebanese Sunnis support ISIS.
  • 'To obey the law or to continue criminal actions?'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on 'four very different approaches on to how to resolve situations of violence, atrocity, and occupation.'
  • 'Poor medical practice or media malpractice?'
    Assafir publishes an article written by AUB Dr. Thalia Arawi on recent medical issues discussed in Lebanese media.
  • Nadim Naimy on Gibran Khalil Gibran
    Annahar interviews AUB Professor Nadim Naimy on his books on Gibran Khalil Gibran.
  • 'Islamic State Group Loses Key Town on Turkish Border'
    The New York Times publishes an article by the Associated Press on recent updates on the Syrian-Turkish borders and an interview with AUB Professor Hilal Khashan.
  • 'Society of knowledge'
    AUB Professor Sari Hanafi writes for Al Araby on the research and analysis of knowledge and innovation production in the Arab world.
  • 'Another Arab University Ranking is Out. But Is It Needed?'
    Al Fanar Media reports on the recent QS World University Rankings and argues that some education experts question whether anyone should pay attention.
  • 'Green Degrees Grow at Arab Region Universities'
    US News reports on green degrees at Arab universities and mentions AUB's Pro-Green diploma as well as interviews FEA's Dean Makram Suidan on this issue.
  • 'Engineering in private universities.. setting out towards the labor market'
    Assafir reports on engineering faculties in Lebanese universities and mentions AUB's FEA which provides its students with all needed equipment as well as with international opportunities.
  • 'Lebanese Rabih Mohtar wins the Ven Te Chow award'
    Assafir reports on AUB alumnus and water resources expert Rabih Mohtar (BS ’83, MS ’85) who was recently awarded the Ven Te Chow award.
  • ‘Ruins date back to 5,000 years ago in Kfarabida'
    LBC reports on AUB’s ongoing archaeological excavations at Tell Fadous-Kfarabida and interviews AUB Professor Hermann Genz.
  • 'Hizbollah declares war on ISIL'
    The National interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the security situation in the Beqa'a Valley border town of Ras Baalbek.
  • 'Charting a path'
    AUB Professor Mona Fawaz and Maysa Sabah write for Executive on 'opening the path to affordable middle income housing.'
  • '$1 million in scholarships made available to 11 students'
    Aliwaa reports on the selection of AUB for a scholarship program that will support the training of graduate students on how to boost the effective implementation of interventions targeting the prevention of poverty-related infectious diseases.
  • 'Yes the temperature will rise even more in Lebanon!'
    Annahar reports on climate change in Lebanon and interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on this issue.
  • 'Discussions on Nagorno Karabakh at the European Parliament'
    Public Radio of Armenia reports on AUB Professor Ohannes Geukjian’s paper that he delivered on ‘Conflicts and the Right to Self-Determination in the EU Parliament,’ in an EU panel in Brussels.
  • 'The spirit lies, in Gdansk and Beirut'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on Samir Kassir and Lech Walesa.
  • 'An Urban Designer Takes Leave of Campus'
    Al-Fanar Media reports on now AUB alum Petra Samha's speech during Commencement Exercises.
  • 'AUB confers degrees to 1,473 undergraduate students'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's 146th commencement ceremony which took place on the campus’ Green Field with students, along with their friends and families.
  • 'Examining the Drug Approval Process in Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, and Gulf Arab Countries'
    AUB Drs. Nagi El Saghir and Firas Kreidieh write for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on drug approval process in several Arab countries.
  • 'Ceremony at AUB: Honorary doctorates to Peter Sellars and Ismail Serageldin'
    Assafir reports on AUB's 146th commencement exercises for 535 graduate students and honorary degrees recipients.
  • 'Peter Sellars the genius and jolly doctor at AUB'
    Al Akhbar reports on world-renowned director of opera, theater, and film Peter Sellars, AUB's honorary doctorate recipient, along with Ismail Serageldin.
  • 'AUB revives Kamel Mrowa Award'
    Assafir reports on AUB's Media Studies Program event that featured a screening of the documentary "Fallen Television" directed by this year’s Mrowa Award winner Maya Majzoub.
  • 'Suicide Bombings Kill Pro-Iraq Forces in Anbar'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent security updates in Iraq's Anbar province.
  • 'El Saghir: 1700 yearly breast cancer cases'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on a lecture given by AUB Dr. Nagi El Saghir on breast cancer awareness in Nabatieh.
  • 'Lebanon can gain from regional nuclear drive'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's Masri Institute energy workshop entitled 'Emerging Energy Scenarios in the Middle East: Challenges and Implications.'
  • 'Rihab Nasr receives the first Franco-Lebanese prize for scientific excellence'
    L'Orient Le Jour reports on AUB Professor Rihab Nasr who received the first Franco-Lebanese prize for scientific excellence.
  • 'Syrian refugees in Lebanon camp reliant on 'hell water' that reduces metal to rust'
    The Guardian interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the status of water resources.
  • 'AUB and the power of data'
    Arab Ad magazine interviews AUB Professor Imad Bou-Hamad on his recent study on major factors that influence mass media consumption patterns of local TV stations. (page 6)
  • 'Preparations of official examinations in Lebanon not catching up in comparison with Arab countries'
    Annahar interviews AUB's OIRA Director Karma El Hassan on the regulatory framework of official exams in Lebanon.
  • 'German researcher Angelika Neuwirth: Qur'an is a literary text with a revolutionary character'
    Assafir reports on AUB's Anis Makdisi Memorial Lecture by Angelika Neuwirth entitled 'Scripture, Poetry, and the Making of a Community Reading the Qur'an as a Literary Text.'
  • 'Kamel Mrowa Award casts spotlight on excellence in journalism'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's Media Studies Program event that will feature a screening of the documentary "Fallen Television" directed by this year’s Mrowa Award winner Maya Majzoub.
  • 'IS Claims Saudi, Yemen Mosque Blasts'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent blasts in Saudi Arabia and Yemen that targeted mosques.
  • 'Mitri on the International Museum Day: For cooperation, securing support and intensifying activities'
    Annahar reports on a lecture by IFI's Director Tarek Mitri on the occasion of the International Museum Day entitled 'Museums: Roots for our Future.'
  • 'Dr. Fadlo Khuri Elected President of the American University of Beirut'
    American Society of Clinical Oncology magazine (ASCO Connection) interviews Dr. Fadlo Khuri on the occasion of his appointment as the 16th President of AUB.
  • 'Explaining the Mysteries of the Universe'
    MIT Technology Review interviews AUB Professor Ali Chamseddine on his 'theories and models that help in unraveling some of the universe's unanswered questions.'
  • 'US hosts Gulf allies in vain Camp David meeting'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes for Al Jazeera America on the recent Camp David summit between the US and GCC.
  • 'Water sector rife with corruption: Nazarian'
    The Daily Star reports on the launch of the "Way Forward to Safeguard Water in Lebanon: National Water Integrity Risk Assessment" report, organized by the Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program at AUB's IFI.
  • Talk of the Town with Professor Imad Bou-Hamad
    AUB Professor Imad Bou-Hamad was interviewed in MTV's Talk of the Town show on his recent research on the factors influencing the visual media consumption in Lebanon.
  • 'Islamic State Raises Flag Over Ramadi'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the latest updates in Iraq.
  • 'Patient violence drives nurses away'
    Assafir reports on a conference held by the Order of Nurses in Lebanon with speeches by AUB Professors Mohamad Alameddine and Nuhad Dumit.
  • 'AUB scientists see great potential in algae production'
    The Daily Star reports on an AUB study on microalgae species in Lebanon.
  • 'AUB's President-elect lectures at MEMA'
    Annahar reports on AUB's MEMA conference and mentions a lecture by AUB President-elect Fadlo Khuri.
  • 'Economic cost of the 2013-14 drought in Lebanon'
    LBCI's Kalam El Nass interviewed IFI's Rana El Hajj and Patricia Haydamous on the economic cost of the 2013-14 drought in Lebanon.
  • 'AUB professors present the fruits of their innovative research'
    The Daily Star reports on the fourth annual Kamal A. Shair Central Research Science Laboratory Conference.
  • 'Narrow Ethno-nationalism Plagues All in the Middle East'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on narrow ethno-nationalism in the Middle East.
  • 'A new approach for the treatment of cancer, innovation and updates'
    Annahar reports on the 47th MEMA Conference: "Innovation Sustained and Breakthroughs - Updates in Oncology."
  • 'AUB to confer honorary doctorates to Serageldin and Peter Sellars'
    Al Anwar reports on AUB's announcement of the names of this year’s recipients of honorary degrees: Egyptian Ismail Serageldin and American Peter Sellars.
  • 'AUB Honey Day raises awareness of world's vanishing bees'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's Honey Day "in an effort to raise awareness about the role of bees in nature and funds for its campus apiary."
  • 'IBDAA at AUB'
    Aliwaa reports on the 2015 International Biodiversity Day at AUB (IBDAA) which attracted 215 students.
  • 'A Bold Proposal: Palestine Should Give Its Refugees Citizenship'
    AUB's Asfari Institute Director Fateh Azzam writes for Al-Shabaka on the Palestinian refugees issue.
  • 'Vulnerable, Abused Citizens Lead to Unstable States'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the many different conflicts across the Arab world.
  • 'What if the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) was Everybody’s Business?'
    Petra reports on a lecture by AUB Professor Coralie Hindawi on a Middle East inspired proposal to stop looking at the UN Security Council for rescue in case of mass atrocities.
  • 'AUB medical program ranked as best in region'
    The Daily Star reports on QS World University Ranking by Subject which ranked AUB’s medical program as the best medical program in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
  • 'Innovation Sustained and Breakthroughs - Updates in Oncology Conference'
    Assafir reports on the 47th MEMA Conference and interviews AUB Dr. Ali Taher on the event.
  • 'Will Mahmoud Kahil Award change the reality of comics?'
    Al Hayat reports on the Mahmoud Kahil Award program under the Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at AUB.
  • 'Youth launch mental health awareness group'
    The Daily Star reports on 'WA3I,' a mental health awareness group, spearheaded by AUB Professor Emily O’Dell with participation of AUB students and alumni.
  • 'Saudi King Makes Abrupt Shuffle of Successors, Top Positions'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent changes in Saudi leadership.
  • 'Prepare for Dorm Life at an Arab Region University'
    US News Education interviews AUB Dean of Students Talal Nezameddin on dorm life at AUB.
  • 'AFED presents its seventh annual report on food security in Arab countries'
    L'Orient Le Jour reports on FAFS, IFI and Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) presentation of the seventh annual report on 'Food Security in Arab Countries - Challenges and Prospects.'
  • 'Dialogue about Palestinian voices from the Syrian issue'
    Orient News interviews AUB Professor Sari Hanafi on the Syrian crisis and the political stance of the Palestinians.
  • 'WHO: AUB's K2P collaborating center'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on WHO's designation of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center as a WHO Collaborating Center for Evidence-Informed Policy and Practice.
  • 'Morsi verdict signals troubling future for Egypt'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes to Al Jazeera America on the decision of a Cairo court to sentence former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi with 20 years of prison.
  • 'Academics and university professors answer questions on the causes of war and why does it recur'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the Lebanese civil war, quoting him saying that 'an explosion leads to another.'
  • 'American Task Force for Lebanon hosts annual gala in DC'
    Lebanese Examiner reports on the American Task Force for Lebanon's 17th annual fundraising gala in Washington, DC, which honored renowned geneticist and AUB Trustee Dr. Huda Zoghbi.
  • 'Depression is the second obstructive factor after back pain'
    Al Araby TV interviews AUB Professor Monique Shaya on the causes and effects of postpartum depression.
  • 'Fuleihan's family commemorates his martyrdom on his birthday'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on the establishment of the Economics Award in the name of Basil Fuleihan (BA Economics '84) and the dedication of a bench in his memory.
  • 'President-elect Fadlo Khuri promises dialogue and accountability'
    AUB's Outlook student newspaper interviews Dr. Fadlo Khuri after being appointed as AUB’s 16th president.
  • 'International Tribunal for Lebanon to Try Journalists for Leaks'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent updates concerning the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
  • 'What is left of the Switzerland of the Middle East?'
    L'Orient Le Jour interviews AUB Professor Samir Makdisi on his book on the Lebanese Civil War and the economic consequences of the war.
  • 'Sawalef Al Badiya'
    Al Araby Al Jadeed writes a book review on a book reviewed and translated by AUB Professor Rami Zurayk on Lebanese Bedouins.
  • 'How can Lebanon continue to exist?'
    KT Swedish website interviews AUB's Associate Director of the Asfari Institute Rania Masri on resilience and how Lebanon is a country where people continue to face challenges and still find ways to cope and create solutions.
  • 'A Question About Policy in Yemen'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the recent developments in Yemen and the American foreign policy.
  • AUB‬ alum appointed as Yahoo's senior vice president
    ‪‎The New York Times Blog reports on the shuffle in Yahoo's leadership team which made AUB‬ alum Simon Khalaf (BEN 1988) Yahoo's senior vice president to oversee many of the company’s consumer-facing products.
  • 'Exhibition in Beirut showcases the experience of human with Time'
    Al Hayat reports on a new AUB exhibition entitled 'This is Time. This is the Record of Time.'
  • 'Sharro: Lebanon's architect of satire'
    The Daily Star reports on Karl Sharro and his recent lecture at AUB's Media Studies Brown Bag.
  • '752 doctors conclude cancer conference'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on the conclusion of a recent Arab conference on cancer and mentions a speech by AUB's President-elect Fadlo Khuri as well as awards given to AUB Drs. Nagi Saghir and Mohamad Khalife.
  • 'Islamic State Militants Seize Part of Damascus' Yarmouk Refugee Camp'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent updates in Damascus.
  • 'Getting creative with strawberries this season'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Imad Toufeili on the benefits of strawberries.
  • 'Iran Accord Could Spark Momentous Regional Changes'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the recent developments in the region after the Iran accord.
  • 'Self-help as a lean approach to manage UN shelter rehabilitation projects'
    AUB Professor Farook Hamzeh and AUB Master's candidate Mahmoud El Jazzar write for Planet Lean on refugee issues in Shatila camp.
  • 'Humanizing the enemy: Wannous’ The Rape'
    The Daily Star reports on The Rape, an AUB-produced English-language world premiere.
  • 'The Week Ahead: What's next for Israel and the Palestinians'
    Al Jazeera America interviews Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
  • Trustee Collins to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award
    AUB Trustee Michael Collins was recognized for his contributions to life sciences development in Massachusetts with the 2015 MassBio Leading Impact Award.
  • 'Developing an Arab digital and media literacy'
    MIT Center for Civic Media publishes a liveblog of the talk by AUB Professor Jad Melki on "Developing an Organic Arab Digital and Media Literacy, Pedagogy, and Theory."
  • 'One Pan-Arab Army To Rule Them All … Or Not'
    Mint Press News interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on proposals of a pan-Arab army.
  • Rebeiz and El-Bizri winners of 2014 Kuwait Prize
    Trustee Gabriel Rebeiz and Professor Nader El-Bizri were announced as 2014 winners of the Kuwait Prize in Engineering Science and Arabic and Islamic Scientific Heritage respectively.
  • 'One Arena and Two Players'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the American-Israeli relationship and the European and Palestinian leaderships.
  • 'A World-Class Entrepreneur On Cash, Culture And Growing Leaders From Within'
    Forbes interviews AUB Trustee and founder of Aramex, Fadi Ghandour, on how he became a 'world-class entrepreneur.'
  • 'Lebanese support giving nationality to children of Palestinian fathers'
    The Daily Star mentions an FHS study assessing attitudes toward citizenship rights for children of Lebanese mothers and Palestinian fathers.
  • 'Al Asad responds to the US that he awaits acts to decide on negotiations'
    La Vanguardia interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent US statement on Syria.
  • 'Club of the friends of Zaki Nassif Music Program'
    Annahar reports on the launch of a new club to support AUB's Zaki Nassif Program for Music.
  • 'Center aims to inject facts into policy, media'
    The Daily Star reports on the launch of the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at AUB which aims to provide policy-makers with scientific knowledge to inform their policy-making on health matters.
  • 'Dismantling Iraqi Health Care and its Regional Impacts: A STATUS'
    Jadaliyya interviews AUB Professor Omar Dewachi on the impacts of war on healthcare in Iraq.
  • 'The centennial of Palestinian musician Salvador Arnita at AUB'
    Annahar reports on a Zaki Nassif Program for Music chamber music concert by the “Septet Musique Del Tempo” performing Salvador Arnita's best compositions.
  • 'Electronic cigarettes, a thriving trade'
    Al Akhbar reports on electronic cigarettes and mentions research that AUB Professor Alan Shihadeh is overseeing on this issue.
  • 'China exports eco-friendly urban growth models'
    Al Akhbar reports on a recent IFI lecture on "China's 'Going Out': Transnational Intersections of Food, Energy and Urban Development," by Professor Jia-Ching Chen.
  • 'Ethics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the HFT Debate'
    AUB Professor Steven Robert Mcnamara writes for the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog on his recent paper.
  • 'Serving peace of mind'
    Executive interviews AUB Professor Nadine Yehya on crisis management and Lebanon’s recent food safety scare.
  • 'Why ISIS' destruction of antiquities hurts so much'
    The Boston Globe interviews AUB Professor Helene Sader on ISIS's destruction of antiquities in Iraq.
  • 'Cancerous spices'
    LBC interviews AUB Research Assistant Maya El-Mokdad on aflatoxins in contaminated spices in Lebanon.
  • 'Sinai Blasts Kill 2, Wound 40'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent security updates in Egypt.
  • AUB USAID full-scholarship program
    OTV interviews AUB Assistant Director of Admissions Nadine Naffah on the AUB USAID full-scholarship program addressed for public and technical school students.
  • 'Nesreen Ghaddar: All alone at the top'
    Executive interviews AUB Professor Nesreen Ghaddar for a special report on women in the workforce.
  • 'Another Blow to the Farcical Peace Process'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the recent decision of the PLO Central Council to suspend security coordination with Israel.
  • 'Transgender: a misunderstood state'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Faysal El Kak on a seminar held at AUB entitled 'The Journey from Gender Dysphoria to Gender Euphoria.'
  • 'Human rights of women and girls inalienable and indivisible from human rights'
    Akhbar Alaan interviews Asfari Director Fateh Azzam on International Women's Day.
  • 'Lebanon wants to display its unity'
    Le Monde interviews AUB Professor Mona Harb on removing political signs from the streets of Beirut in order to reduce tensions.
  • 'Delivering Unwelcome Species to the Mediterranean'
    The New York Times interviews AUB Professor Michel Bariche on the expansion of the Suez Canal and the potential invasion of the Mediterranean Sea by new species.
  • 'An obstacle course'
    Executive interviews AUB Professor Dima Jamali on gender discrimination in the Lebanese and Arab workforce.
  • 'Establishment of the free trade area between Lebanon and the EU'
    L'Orient Le Jour interviews AUB Professor Jad Chaaban on free trade between Lebanon and EU and the obstacles on the entry of Lebanese products to EU market.
  • 'Is Israel Denying Asylum to Jewish African Refugees Because They Are Black?'
    MintPress News interviews AUB's Associate Director of the Asfari Institute Rania Masri on Israel denying asylum to Jewish African refugees.
  • 'The adventurer John Carswell lectures at AUB'
    Annahar reports on the lecture of John Carswell at AUB and on the inauguration of the rehabilitated Islamic section of AUB's Archaeological Museum.
  • 'The battle forces against ISIS remain incomplete'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on ISIS and the needed change in the way Arab societies are governed.
  • 'Chehayeb to expand conservation agriculture'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on an agriculture workshop held at AUB's FAFS.
  • 'Workers' health key to ensuring food safety'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Rima Habib on safe working conditions which directly impacts food safety.
  • 'A scent of Jerusalem at AUB'
    L'Orient Le Jour reports on AUB's Archaeological Museum re-habilitated Islamic section and mentions John Carswell's lecture on the Dome of the Rock.
  • 'Has Mar Mikhael's rejuvenation spelled its downfall?'
    Executive interviews AUB Professor Mona Harb on urban areas such as Mar Mikhael.
  • 'Egypt Calls for Joint Arab Defense Force'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent updates in Egypt concerning fighting terrorism.
  • 'Religious discourse in Lebanon between analysis and suggestions for reform'
    Annahar interviews AUB Professor Sari Hanafi on the need for religious reform in Lebanon.
  • 'Scientific research produced advanced treatments for breast cancer'
    Annahar reports on AUB's third annual conference on 'Breast cancer and its effective treatments' and mentions a recent study by AUB Dr. Nagi Saghir.
  • 'Active citizenship: holding Lebanon together'
    The Daily Star reports on Asfari’s Institute first annual conference on 'Exploring an Agenda For Active Citizenship' and interviews the Institute's director Fateh Azzam.
  • 'AUB organizes a conference on gamification in education'
    Al Hayat reports on the Fifth International Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education that was held at AUB.
  • 'Palestinian Oral History Archive'
    Assafir Palestine reports on the Palestinian Oral History Archive project at AUB and quotes Professors Nasser Yassin and Anaheed Al-Hardan.
  • 'What's next after Hezbollah revealed engaging in fighting in Iraq?'
    Al Jazeera interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent efforts in the region to counter terrorism.
  • 'Outlook: Independent voice of AUB students'
    Al-Akhbar reports on Outlook, AUB's student newspaper, and surveys its history and content.
  • 'Archives at AUB: Secrets of papers'
    Assafir reports on AUB's University Libraries Archives and Special Collections and interviews Dr. Kaoukab Chebaro.
  • 'Rep. John Yarmuth Matters and Deserves our Respect'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the diplomatic tension between the US and Israel over proposed address of Netanyahu to the Congress.
  • 'Oversimplifying climate challenges'
    Al Akhbar interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on the recent storm that hit Lebanon.
  • 'Demographics in Lebanon'
    Al Akhbar reports on the demographic changes in Lebanon due to the Syrian crisis and mentions a study by AUB Professor Jad Chaaban.
  • 'History for Arabs varies according to methods and references'
    Al Hayat reports on AUB Professor Tarif Khalidi's work on the studies in the history of Arabic Islamic Culture.
  • 'Justice elusive 10 years after killing of Lebanon’s Hariri'
    The Washington Post publishes an interview by Associated Press with AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on Hariri's tribunal.
  • 'The Horrors of Fishing With Dynamite'
    The New York Times interviews AUB Professor Michel Bariche on blast fishing.
  • 'The Top Five Research Universities in MENA? Maybe'
    Al-Fanar Media reports on an early peek at the Times Higher Education's list of the best research universities in MENA that 'may raise some scientists and scholars' eyebrows.'
  • 'Sectarianism: When dividing lines prove lifelines for the affiliated'
    The Daily Star reports on Melani Cammett's, Harvard University professor of government, research findings that she shared in a lecture at AUB.
  • 'Deterrence Works, but Only until War Recurs'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the recent tensions between Hezbollah and Israel.
  • 'Hezbollah Says Attacks Were Warning to Israel'
    The Wall Street Journal interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent speech of Hezbollah's leader. (Full version)
  • 'AUB to offer first graduate-level Diploma in Food Security in MENA region'
    Annahar reports on the launch the first graduate-level program on food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, at AUB.
  • 'The deficit falling for the first time since 2007'
    L'Orient Le Jour interviews AUB Professor Jad Chaaban on the reasons behind the slight decrease of Lebanon's commercial balance by 0.6%.
  • 'Private Universities Thriving as Public Ones Weaken'
    Al-Fanar Media reports on private universities in the region and interviews John Waterbury, AUB's former president, who also been studying flagship public universities in the region.
  • 'Sport for national security'
    AUB Professor Danyel Reiche writes in the leading German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung why Qatar is so heavily investing into the sport sector.
  • 'What will Nasrallah say in his speech?'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent tensions between Hezbollah and Israel.
  • 'Should We Welcome, Fear or Ignore the Quartet?'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the Quartet and the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.
  • 'Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for ‘vengeance’ attack on Paris newspaper'
    The Washington Post interviews AUB Professor Ahmad Moussalli on the competition between al-Qaeda and ISIS in reference to the Paris attacks.
  • 'Iran general killed with Hezbollah fighters in Israel raid'
    AFP interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent Israeli raid in Syria.
  • 'Gibran's works in two volumes by Naufal editions'
    L'Orient Le Jour reports that AUB Professor Nadim Naimy translated the complete works of Gibran Khalil Gibran which are now published in two luxurious volumes by Naufal editions (group Hachette/Antoine).
  • 'University and high school students misusing prescription drugs'
    Annahar interviews AUB FHS Dean Iman Nuwayhid on published studies on the non-medical use of prescription drugs among youth.
  • 'Closure of schools: Dear minister of labor... Aren't you also cold?'
    Al Akhbar interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on the closure of schools in Lebanon due to the recent storm.
  • 'Egypt Court Acquits 26 Men in Debauchery Trial'
    Voice of America interviews AUB Professer Hilal Khashan on homosexuality in Egypt and the Arab world.
  • 'Professional diploma in green technologies for the American universities in Beirut and Cairo, and the Lebanese American'
    Annahar reports on the launch of the PRO-GREEN-A Joint/Dual Professional Degree in Green Technologies by AUB, AUC and LAU.
  • 'Insights from the Kouachi Brothers' Crimes and Lives'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the recent terror attacks in Paris.
  • 'Landfills or incinerators for Lebanon?'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor George Ayoub on landfills as a solution to Lebanon's waste problems.
  • 'Zina: very typical and nothing unusual'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on Zina, the recent snowstorm, which hit Lebanon.
  • 'Is Mia Khalifa A Feminist? Lebanese Porn Star Divides Arab World'
    International Business Times interviews AUB Professor Fida Afiouni on Lebanese-born porn star Mia Khalifa and feminism.
  • 'Pro Sports Teams Increasingly Going Green’
    AUB Professor Danyel Reiche talks on Yale Climate Connections on sports clubs taking environmental action.
  • 'Corruption: 'It's like opening Pandora's box'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on 'the recent burst of revelations about the level of corruption and mismanagement in Lebanon.'
  • 'Women in the Lebanese media: Harassment, discrimination and exclusion'
    Assafir reports on an AUB Media Studies study on discrimination and sexual harassment in Lebanese media.
  • 'Lebanese unrest over growing number of Syrian refugees leads to violence on the streets'
    The Independent mentions a study by AUB Professor Charles Harb on the growing number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
  • 'Time for Serious Palestinian Leadership'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on taking the issue of Palestinian statehood to the UN Security Council.
  • 'Lebanon bids farewell to ex-PM Karami'
    AUB mourns the death of its former student and ex-PM Omar Karami.
  • 'The Ten Best Art Exhibitions of 2014 in Beirut'
    Beirut.com mentions AUB exhibition "Trans-Oriental Monochrome" as one of the ten best art exhibitions in Beirut for 2014.
  • 'The Arab World Is Changing Much Differently Than You Think!'
    Fadi Ghandour, AUB Trustee and Aramex Founder and CEO, writes for LinkedIn on the changing Arab World.
  • 'From Pakistan to Arte Povera: A year in art'
    The Daily Star names AUB Art Gallery Exhibition "Art in Office" one of the 10 best for 2014.
  • 'Q&A: How Arab Region Universities Are Changing'
    US News publishes Al Monitor interview with AUB Provost Ahmad Dallal on higher education in the region.
  • 'Lebanon hit hard by Syrian war, growing ISIL support'
    USA Today interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the effect of the Syrian war on Lebanon.
  • 'Land of milk and money'
    Executive interviews AUB Professor Shadi Hamadeh on Lebanon's dairy industry and troubles it's facing.
  • 'What to Watch for at the UN Security Council'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on draft resolutions to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
  • 'Preservation and innovation'
    Executive interviews AUB's IFI Director Tarek Mitri on the reopening of the Sursock Museum.
  • 'Lebanese fall for fast fashion'
    AUB Professor Laurence Leigh writes for Executive on 'Customers look to midmarket products amid financial crunch.'
  • 'Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Japan selects Carlos Ghosn as Person of the Year 2014'
    AUB Trustee Carlos Ghosn was chosen by the Chamber of Commerce of Brazil in Japan as its Person of the Year 2014 for his notable contribution to strengthening the economic relationship between Brazil and Japan.
  • 'Postponing democracy: Qatar’s modernization attempts fail without inclusive political institutions'
    AUB Professor Danyel Reiche writes with Harvard Professor James Robinson, author of the bestselling book 'Why Nations Fail,' an op-ed in Annahar on Qatar.
  • 'Taliban Attack Reflects Barbarity Competition Among Jihadists'
    The Wall Street Journal interviews AUB Professor Ahmad Moussalli on Taliban's 'barbarity' and ISIS 'powerful psychological tool.' (Full access through AUB Libraries)
  • 'AUB researchers turn pine needles into water purificator'
    The Daily Star reports on researchers at AUB who have turned dry pine needles—usually a forest fire hazard—into an environmental asset.
  • 'Alleged Israeli agent said to have thwarted Hezbollah operations'
    The Washington Post interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the alleged Israeli agent who infiltrated Hezbollah.
  • 'Food doesn't conform to non-existent specifications'
    Al Akhbar reports on food safety in Lebanon and mentions studies by AUB Professors Zeina Kassaify and Mohamad Abiad.
  • 'Azzam: Low growth rates in the Arab World in 2015'
    Emarat Al Youm reports on the participation of AUB Professor Henry Azzam in the Arab Strategy Forum.
  • 'Can the Middle East debate torture?'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes in The Daily Star on CIA's brutal interrogation techniques.
  • 'Arab Knowledge Conference'
    Al Bayan reports on the participation of AUB's OIRA Director Karma El Hassan in the ‘Arab Knowledge Conference,’ as a panelist on role of universities in motivating youth to be engaged and involved in Knowledge Society.
  • 'FAFS symposium on nutrition and exercise at AUB'
    Aliwaa reports on a symposium on nutrition and exercise for health, organized by the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the AUB FAFS.
  • 'Death of surgeon Ibrahim Dagher'
    Annahar reports on the death of Professor Emeritus and former Professor of Surgery Ibrahim Khalil Dagher.
  • '5 NFL Teams Seen as Early Pioneers'
    Yale Climate Connections reports about AUB Professor Danyel Reiche's research on climate policies in US professional sports.
  • 'The impact of war on health.. more than the number of victims'
    Assafir reports on FHS 60th anniversary international scientific conference, highlighting its research and outreach networks.
  • 'Hidden value in Middle Eastern art'
    BBC interviews Rico Franses, Director of Art Collections and Galleries at AUB, on the factors that are driving the surge in artistic creativity, global collector interest and rising prices in the Middle East. (Listen to interview at 19:50)
  • 'Israel Suspected of Airstrikes Inside Syria'
    CNN interviews Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, on the Israeli airstrikes on Syria.
  • 'Lebanese startups need a chance: report'
    The Daily Star reports on a debate at OSB that discussed the findings of a study prepared by the World Bank on the employment potential of MENA.
  • 'Lebanon Detains Wife, Child of Islamic State Leader'
    Voice of American interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the recent updates regarding ISIS.
  • 'Founders Day at AUB'
    Annahar reports on the 2014 Founders Day ceremony at AUB and on the speech of the keynote speaker Marwan Muasher.
  • 'Nagi Saghir lectures on breast cancer in Menye'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on a lecture by AUB Dr. Nagi Saghir on 'Early detection of breast cancer,' in Menye, North Lebanon.
  • 'Obama’s Dangerous Embrace of War'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
  • 'Dams huge tanks for sewage!'
    Al Akhbar reports on AUB Professor and Faculty Research Director of IFI Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World Program Nadim Farajalla's statement on water shortage in Lebanon.
  • 'Book kindles connection with Lebanon’s trees'
    The Daily Star reports on the AUB book 'Trees of Lebanon,' done by Salma Nashabe Talhouk, Mariana M Yazbek, Khaled Sleem, Arbi J.Sarkissian, Mohammed S. Al-Zein and Sakra Abo Eid.
  • 'Pascal Zoghbi: Creating friendly Arabic typefaces'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's Pascal Zoghbi in a series of articles about Lebanese entrepreneurs who took part in the Central Bank’s Accelerate 2014 International Startup Conference.
  • 'US study shows smoking can induce weight gain, even obesity – but AUB academics have the remedy'
    Annahar interviews AUB's Lara Nasreddine and Nadim Kanj on a recent US study that shows that smoking can induce weight gain, even obesity.
  • 'What's the future for non-Jews in the 'Jewish state'?'
    Al Arabiya interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on Israel's cabinet voting in favor of a proposal to enshrine in law Israel's status as the homeland of the Jewish people.
  • 'Farwell Pierre Azoury'
    Al Akhbar reports on the death of AUB Professor Pierre Azoury, a mechanical engineering scholar and an avid music lover.
  • 'Lack of awareness leaves Lebanese at risk of cyberattacks'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Wassim El-Hajj on the risk of cyberattacks in Lebanon.
  • 'Investing options of oil rents'
    Al Akhbar reports on Lebanon's Petroleum Resources law and the recommendations of AUB's Ibrahim Jamali and World Bank's Eric Le Borgne.
  • 'Mitri lectures at AUB'
    Annahar reports on the lecture given by AUB's IFI Director Tarek Mitri on the situation in Libya.
  • 'Lawyer speaks of Guantanamo injustice'
    The Daily Star reports on an AUB lecture by David Nevin on Guantanamo injustice.
  • 'Only active citizens can save their precarious states'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on the Arab world today and prospects of state collapses.
  • 'Prestigious art prizes awarded to three Lebanese women'
    The Daily Star reports on three prizes awarded to young Lebanese artists and designers by the Boghossian Foundation, AUB's Carla Salem is among those awarded.
  • 'Raw, fried, stuffed; the versatility of eggplants'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Imad Toufeili on the benefits of eggplants in the Lebanese diet.
  • Asharq Al-Awsat interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan
    Asharq Al-Awsat interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on recent updates in the region concerning Hezbollah.
  • 'Remembering Beirut, a city between seasons'
    The Daily Star reports on a reading and book launch of Zeina Hashem Beck’s poetry collection, To Live in Autumn, at AUB.
  • 'CNRS distinguishes four winners: Souha Kanj Sharara, Joseph Assad, Gaby Khalaf and Ibrahim Osman'
    L'Orient Le Jour reports on the annual awards ceremony of the 2014 Research Excellence Award by CNRS that took place on November 12 the Grand Serail.
  • 'Soft power, hard ball. Sport as a new battleground in the Middle East'
    AUB Professor Danyel Reiche writes for Annahar on the case of Bahrain and the UAE boycotting the handball World Cup in Qatar.
  • 'Art exhibition for the British John Carswell'
    Al Hayat reports on AUB Art Galleries and Collections major exhibition of this year, entitled ‘Trans-Oriental Monochrome,’ by John Carswell.
  • 'Georges Frem Manufacturing Technologies Hub at AUB'
    Annahar reports on the FEA manufacturing technologies hub floor which was dedicated in the name of former Minister Georges N. Frem.
  • 'Consultative meeting in ESCWA in support of Palestinians in Lebanon'
    Al Anwar reports on ESCWA and AUB's Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship meeting to support local organizations working to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
  • 'Academics and industry: E2 — Lebanon's Top 20'
    Executive reports on E2 partnership of AUB faculty members Daniel Asmar, Elie Shammas and Ghassan Deeb which began to delve into bidding for engineering projects in early 2014.
  • 'Lebanon: Mobile schools for the refugees'
    ARTE reports on AUB's efforts to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon and interviews CCECS Director Rabih Shibli on the 'Ghata' project.
  • 'Perspectives on a Changing Middle East'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, talks about turbulent road to democracy in Middle East, in a lecture cosponsored by WAAAUB, University of Toronto's Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History and Canadian Arab Institute.
  • 'Tarek Mitri to Al Rai: Kuwait knows better than to participate in a regional coalition to intervene in Libya'
    Al Rai interviews AUB's IFI Director Tarek Mitri on the situation in Libya.
  • 'Agriculture in Arab cities to achieve food security'
    Al Hayat reports on agriculture in Arab cities and mentions AUB's Environment and Sustainable Development Unit.
  • 'Two young Lebanese shine in the qualifying stage of Intel Global Challenge'
    Annahar reports on two AUB alums Karim Frenn and Guy Daher who qualified to the final stage of Intel Global Challenge for their Plaze mobile application.
  • 'Parliament extension will not hasten presidential vote'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the extension of the Lebanese Parliament's term.
  • 'Health Warning: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Breeding Here'
    Al-Fanar Media interviews George Araj, Director of Clinical Microbiology at AUBMC, on antibiotic resistance in Lebanon.
  • 'AUB ranked fifth best university in the Middle East'
    The Daily Star reports on the US News & World Report which ranked AUB first in the Arab region for social sciences, second in medicine programs, and came in fifth overall.
  • 'President Rivlin’s Important, Intriguing Gesture'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's visit to the town of Kafr Qassim.
  • 'Arab universities chart new course: research and job training'
    Al-Monitor interviews AUB Provost Ahmad Dallal on Arab universities and knowledge production.
  • 'AUB launches cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil Awards'
    Annahar reports on the launch of Mahmoud Kahil Awards, as part of the Mu'taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at AUB, during a ceremony which included a book launch in Beirut.
  • 'Sidon citadel in pink for breast cancer awareness'
    Annahar reports on a ceremony at Sidon on breast cancer awareness, the event was organized in collaboration with AUBMC and attended by AUB Dr. Naji Saghir.
  • 'Educators as Citizens and Citizenship Teachers'
    Al-Fanar Media reports on a summary of a discussion held about the topic of critical citizenship at AUB.
  • 'ISIS gains halted, but defeat not on horizon'
    Al Arabiya English interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the U.S.-led airstrikes that are containing advances by ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
  • 'Lebanon must tackle its water crisis head-on'
    Roland Riachi, IFI postdoctoral fellow and FAFS lecturer, writes for The Daily Star on the water crisis in Lebanon.
  • U.S. News ranks AUB #5 in the Arab region
    U.S. News rankings, based on universities' academic research performance, ranked AUB fifth between more than 90 institutions across 16 countries in the Arab region. In addition, in its separate rankings in 16 subject areas, AUB ranked first in Social Sciences and second in Medicine.
  • 'Lebanon's Druze fear IS, Hezbollah'
    Al-Monitor interviews AUB Professor Chafic al-Masri on Druze in Lebanon and the conflict in the region.
  • 'Cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil honored in Beirut 11 years after his death'
    Asharq Al Awsat reports on the Mahmoud Kahil Awards, recognizing great Arab talents in the field of comics, as part of the Mu'taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at AUB.
  • 'Lessons from the Historic Tunisian Elections'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes about the Tunisian elections.
  • 'Refugee purgatory: Iraqi Christian refugees languish in Lebanon'
    Executive mentions a study by AUB Professor Jihad Makhoul on Iraqi refugees.
  • 'Fawzi Azar Award at AUB to Attiyeh and Khodr'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on the 2014 Fawzi Azar Architectural Award which showcases AUB architecture students' sophisticated designs in the service of society.
  • 'Pious defenders of Druze land, but not extremists'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the likelihood of seeing radical groups emerge within the Druze community.
  • 'UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees: From Relief and Works to Human Development'
    Al Manar reports on a new book on UNRWA edited by Sari Hanafi, Leila Hilal and Lex Takkenberg, AUB, Routledge, London and New York.
  • 'Lel Nasher camera in breast cancer labs with live results'
    Al Jadeed TV 'Lel Nasher' program interviews AUB Dr. Nagi El Saghir on breast cancer awareness.
  • 'Beirut archaeological heritage threatened by construction'
    Al-Monitor interviews AUB Archaeological Museum Director Leila Badre on Beirut's archaeological heritage.
  • 'AUB students win in the 'Next Generation' for their project that transforms waste into energy'
    Annahar reports on a project designed by an AUB team of students which has won a prize in the regional cycle of the prestigious Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction.
  • 'The Rule of Law Triumphs — Sort of — in the USA'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes about the long quest for accountability for the suffering that resulted from the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • 'Mitri Director of IFI at AUB'
    Al Hayat reports on the appointment of Tarek Mitri as the new director of IFI at AUB.
  • 'Boundaries of taste crash down in Lebanon when manners and respect are lacking'
    Journalist Michael Karam writes for The National on the lack of manners and respect in Lebanon, referring to the appointment of a "Title IX Coordinator" at AUB.
  • 'Lebanon: technology transfer discussed in EU-funded Tempus programme workshop'
    EU NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO CENTRE reports on OGC training workshop which was held at AUB for researchers and research administrators on the fundamentals of technology transfer.
  • 'UK MPs pass vote recognizing Palestine'
    Al Arabiya English interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the overwhelming vote of British lawmakers in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state.
  • AUB mourns the death of Mounah al-Solh (1927-2014)
    Annahar reports on the death of Arab nationalist Mounah al-Solh (Arabic BA 1951 and MA 1953).
  • 'ISIS is the latest of many different Islamisms'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes about ISIS and Islam.
  • 'New Hair-brained American Ideas in the Middle East'
    Rami Khouri, IFI founding director and senior policy fellow, writes about the US-led coalition against ISIS.
  • 'ICT in Lebanon: No infrastructure and 70% of companies' production go abroad'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Wassim El Hajj and Youssef Nasser on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Lebanon.
  • 'Baldati Bia’ati Awards Ceremony at AUB'
    Al Anwar reports on AUB NCC “Baldati Bia’ati" Biodiversity Village Awards Ceremony and Maps Exhibition at AUB.
  • 'Inadequate infant feeding practices increase risk of diseases'
    Al-Akhbar reports on AUB FAFS regional studies that concluded that infant feeding practices are suboptimal and necessitate public health intervention.
  • 'Three questions to ask before unleashing the military'
    Rami Khouri, Senior Public Policy Fellow at IFI, writes for Agence Global on the American-led air attacks against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
  • 'AUB tests the waters of open online learning courses'
    Al Mustaqbal reports on the launch of Massive Open Online Courses starting with the 2014 fall semester at AUB.
  • 'AUB $8M endowment aims to support Palestinian students'
    The Daily Star reports on a new endowment to support Palestinian students at AUB.
  • 'My boys: The Syrian street kids who found me'
    AUB Professor Emily Jane O'Dell writes in Salon on her experience with Syrian refugees.
  • 'Scholar Discusses Political Motives Behind Qatar World Cup'
    The Harvard Crimson reports on AUB Professor Danyel Reiche's talk as part of the Ash Center’s Democracy Seminar Series.
  • 'First international efficient building design conference at AUB'
    Annahar reports on AUB and ASHRAE first international conference on efficient building design in Lebanon.
  • 'Allies against ISIS: Divergent interests'
    L'Hebdo interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the international coalition led by the US and British to fight ISIS.
  • 'Beirut.. creating largest Arabic digital library'
    Sky News Arabia reports on an AUB and ACO project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content.
  • 'New scholarships for AUB students'
    Annahar reports on a partnership established between AUB and the Association of Specialization and Scientific Guidance to help AUB students studying basic and applied sciences, engineering, business, or economics financially.
  • 'Another Letter to Mr. Elie Wiesel'
    Jadaliyya reports on letter written by AUB Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship Director Fateh Azzam to Elie Wiesel over his advertisement about Jews and Hamas.
  • 'Qaraoun Lake drying up at alarming rate'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on drought in Lebanon and especially the drying up Qaraoun Lake.
  • AUB alum Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai named as Afghanistan's new president, new first lady Lebanese and AUB alum
    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (BA Political Studies, ’73; MA ’77) was named Afghanistan’s president-elect. His spouse, Rula Fouad Saade is also an AUB alumna (MA Political Studies, ’74).
  • 'Could social sciences be used in religious reforms?'
    Annahar publishes an interview with AUB Professor Sari Hanafi after he was elected the first ever Arab vice president of the International Sociological Association.
  • 'Arab Uprisings May Doom Middle East Christians'
    AUB Professor Hilal Khashan writes for the Middle East Forum on the situation in the Arab region after the uprisings and the threats against the Christian presence.
  • 'Arabs lead at the Hult Prize annual event'
    Arabian Business reports that Aramex founder and AUB trustee Fadi Ghandour will be one of the judging panelists at the annual Hult Prize in New York City, the world's largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good.
  • 'Lebanon programmers to battle at AUB'
    The Daily Star reports on the second annual Lebanese Collegiate Programming Competition which is organized by AUB's Computer Science Department.
  • 'AUB establishes Sawwaf Comics Initiative for the study and promotion of Arabic comics'
    Annahar reports on establishing the Mu’taz and Rada Sawwaf Arabic Comics Initiative at AUB, which will provide opportunities for the academic research and promotion of Arabic comics.
  • 'Establishing a food trail in the Higher Shouf and West Bekaa region'
    Future TV reports on an ESDU project which is done in partnership with the Food Heritage Foundation and the Shouf Biosphere Reserve. The project is supported by USAID in the framework of LIVCD program.
  • AUB research team identifies Lebanese microalgae with food and fuel potential
    LBCI reports on AUB research on algae's potential as fuel or food source.
  • 'Polarization and Solidarity Coexist in Arab Societies'
    AUB's IFI Director Rami Khouri writes for Agence Global on turmoil in several Arab countries.
  • 'Abou Faour patronized the launching National Suicide Awareness Campaign'
    Al Joumhouria reports on the press conference held at AUB to launch the National Suicide Awareness Campaign organized by the Department of Psychiatry and the Embrace Fund.
  • 'University for Seniors for senior citizens'
    Annahar reports on the launching of the Fall term for AUB's University of Seniors.
  • 'AUB's nursing society to be chartered as first regional chapter of the International Honor Society of Nursing'
    Aliwaa reports on the Nursing Honor Society at HSON that will be chartered as an official chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • 'American education fights radicalism in the region'
    The Daily Star reports on AUB's Opening Ceremony 2014-15 speech by AUB President Peter Dorman entitled 'American Education in a Turbulent Middle East.'
  • 'Astrophysics student contemplates the stars'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB student Ghina Mahmoud Halabi, the only doctoral astrophysics student at AUB.
  • 'Islamic state: Stalemate in Lebanon as Islamists claim to have beheaded a second soldier'
    The Independent interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on updates to the issue of kidnapped Lebanese soldiers by terrorist groups. Khashan is also quoted in The Daily Star in regards to ISIS.
  • 'Abbas accuses Hamas of running shadow government'
    The National interviews AUB Professor Ahmad Moussalli on the situation in Palestine after the Gaza War.
  • 'Who are the 'willing' in Obama's anti-Islamic State coalition?'
    Al Jazeera America interviews AUB's IFI Director Rami Khouri on efforts to fight terrorism in the Middle East.
  • 'Let the Municipality of Beirut bear its responsibilities'
    Al-Akhbar interviews AUB Professor Mona Fawaz on public property on Beirut's beach.
  • 'Fresh water extractable from the sea'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Nadim Farajalla on solutions to help alleviate water shortages in Lebanon.
  • 'The prevalent language of violence: I am the best.. in form, money and religion'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Jad Melki on the problems of social media in terms of foul language and solitude.
  • 'Pushing for a passport: birth tourism'
    The Daily Star interviews AUB Professor Dina Kiwan on the conception of citizenship in Lebanon.
  • 'Arab Students Grow Community Roots with 'Service Learning'
    Al-Fanar Media interviews AUB's acting director of CCECS, Rabih Shibli, on community projects and service-learning programs.
  • Khashan to Assafir on comparison between ISIS and Hezbollah: 'Resistance is moral..'
    Assafir interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the comparison between ISIS and Hezbollah.
  • 'Old newspapers illuminate the spirit of the Lebanese Renaissance'
    Al Khaleej reports on AUB's President's Club exhibition about 'AUB Student Handwritten Magazines (1899-1933)' which was organized last May.
  • 'Why you shouldn’t lose your virginity under the influence: paper'
    The Daily Star reports on a study which was led by Professor Lilian Ghandour that highlights a strong association between using alcohol and/or drugs at sexual debut and various practices that increase youth health risks.
  • 'Rami Khouri: ISIS born in prisons of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia'
    Al Alam TV reports on a CNN interview with AUB's IFI Director Rami Khouri on ISIS.
  • Khashan on the threat posed by the ISIS on the region
    Annahar interviews AUB Professor Hilal Khashan on the efforts to fight ISIS by Gulf countries. The Daily Star and Al Kalima Online also interview Khashan on ISIS.
  • 'Libya air strikes: escalation of proxy war?'
    Al Jazeera interviews AUB IFI Director Rami Khouri on the situation in Libya.
  • Most followed TV news source by Syrians
    Al Hayat reports on a study done in cooperation with a group of researchers from AUB, headed by Professor Jad Melki, studying most followed TV news source by Syrians.
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