Invited Keynote Addresses

  1. December 5, 2017: Keynote address entitled “Promotion of Innovation and Technology in Higher Education in the MENA Region: Past, Present, and Future,” at the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Innovation and Technology for achieving the 2030 Development Agenda, ESCWA, Beirut, December 5 – 7, 2017.
  2. October 9, 2017: Keynote address entitled “The Culture of Scientific Research from an Academic Perspective,” at the International Conference on Scientific Research and Sustainable Development (ICSRSD17), held at the Quality Inn Hotel, Tripoli, Lebanon, October 9-11, 2017.
  3. December 16, 2016: Keynote address entitled “Promoting human rights through education” at the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy, organized by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), held during December 15-18, 2016 at Berlin, Germany.
  4. November 26, 2016: Invited speaker at the National Education Forum in the occasion of 15 years since the initiation of the “Student Exchange Project between Lebanese Schools,” Notre Dam School, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon.
  5. October 24, 2016: Invited speaker in the opening Ministers panel at the 18th Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum, organized by naseba, held during October 24-25, 2016 at the Ritz DIFC, Dubai, UAE.
  6. July 27, 2016: Keynote address entitled “Graduating Global Citizens Open to Intercultural Dialogue” at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World “The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions” organized by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), held during July 28-30, 2016 at Berlin, Germany.
  7. June 3, 2016: Keynote address at the 3rd Graduation Ceremony for vocational and technical education graduates from the Azm Institute held at Azm Education Center, Tripoli, Lebanon.
  8. November 11, 2015: Keynote address on “The role of MENA region universities in creating leaders: Liberal Arts Higher Education Model” at the MENA HELF Conference held during November 9-11, 2015 at Abu Dhabi, UAE
  9. June 16, 2015: Keynote address at the 15th Graduation Ceremony held at The National Evangelical School, Nabatieh, Lebanon.
  10. May 24, 2015: Keynote address on “Regional Perspectives on the Future of Higher Education: The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East,” at the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Semi-Annual Meeting & 50th Anniversary Conference, “Higher Education in 2065,” Oxford & Wroxton, United Kingdom.
  11. May 7, 2015: Keynote address on “AUB’s Regional External Programs” at the Annual Gala Dinner organized by the WAAAUB Abu Dhabi Chapter, St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  12. April 21, 2015: Keynote address on “ICT Innovation for Education” at the Higher Education Academic Conference organized by the Ministry of Education & Higher Education at Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon.
  13. April 16, 2015: Keynote address entitled “International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy” at the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), Berlin, Germany.
  14. April 16, 2015: Keynote address entitled “Cultural Diplomacy in Lebanon and the Middle East: The Importance of Interreligious and Intercultural Education” at the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), Berlin, Germany.
  15. February 23, 2015: Keynote address at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum: Vocational and Tertiary Education, organized by Microsoft, held at Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE.
  16. March 5, 2014: Keynote address entitled “Education as a Tool to Address Regional Challenges, Case study: Lebanon” at the Second Sulaimani Forum: Navigating Challenges in the Middle East, organized by the Institute of Regional & International Studies (IRIS), American University of Iraq – Sulaimani (AUIS), (Panel Chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hoshyar Zebari), held at AUIS, Sulaimanyya, Iraq.
  17. December 1, 2013: Keynote address at the Arab Entrepreneurial Network in Education Conference: Entrepreneurial Initiatives in Education, organized by GIZ, held at Amman, Jordan.
  18. November 18, 2013: Keynote address at King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Global Forum “The Image of the Other”: Interreligious and Intercultural Education, held at Vienna, Austria.
  19. November 7, 2013: Keynote address at the Arab Summit for Educational Development on “Arab language in Lebanon”, organized by the Arab Thought Foundation, held at InterContinental Hotel, Amman, Jordan.
  20. June 9, 2013: Keynote address at the 140th Graduation Ceremony held at Brummana High School (BHS), Brummana, Lebanon.
  21. January 29, 2013: Keynote speech at the Education World Forum (EWF) 2013 themed “Policy Making for Quantity, Quality and Impact” held during January 28-31, 2013 at the Central Hall Westminster, London, UK. EWF is the largest gathering of education ministers in the world.
  22. December 16, 2012: Keynote speech at the ICD Annual International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2012 themed “The Power of Art & Culture to Promote Democracy & Global Peace,”held during Dec. 13-16, 2012 at the Institute for Cult-ural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany.
  23. October 28, 2011: Keynote speech at the 16th annual international conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), themed “Digital and Media Literacy: New Directions,” held during Oct 28-31, 2011 at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
  24. November 30, 2007: Keynote address at the first Founder’s Day held at Brummana High School (BHS), Brummana, Lebanon.
  25. December 12, 2005: Keynote address at the Scientific Symposium on Development & Environment entitled “The role of private universities in advancing eco-technology for development & the environment,” held at the College of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  26. July 8, 2005: Keynote address in the CiS Graduation Ceremony held at City International School, Beirut, Lebanon.
  27. June 27, 2005: Keynote address in the Dhofar University Workshop entitled “Vision for the future: Towards a constructive partnership between the university and its local community,” in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry held at Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
  28. June 21, 2001: “Future of Information Technology,” in the Carrier Oriented Curriculum in IT and Telecom Conference organized by the IT and Telecom Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), held at ICC, Beirut, Lebanon.