Invited Visits, Presentations and Seminars

  1. April 26, 2017: A panelist in the session entitled “Transforming Education, Transforming Lives” held at the IHEF 2017 – International Higher Education Fair, held at Manpho Convention Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  2. April 22, 2017: A panelist in the session entitled “Future of Learning: Sharing Knowledge and Innovation” held at the IHEF 2017 – International Higher Education Fair, held at Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderbad, Telangana, India.
  3. April 22, 2017: A panelist in the session entitled “Transforming Education, Transforming Lives” held at the IHEF 2017 – International Higher Education Fair, held at Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderbad, Telangana, India.
  4. March 2, 2017: Event Rapporteur, UNESCO Regional Meeting on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the Arab States, held at Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  5. December 18, 2016: A panelist in the session entitled “Promoting global human rights through cultural diplomacy” held at the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016,organized by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), held at Berlin, Germany.
  6. December 16, 2016: A panelist in the session entitled “Hard but fair: Global human rights & sustainability or another conflict – It is now all in the hands of the USA, Europe, Russia and China” held at the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016, organized by the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), held at Berlin, Germany.
  7. July 29, 2016: A panelist in the session entitled “Empowering women, empowering cultures” held 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 at Berlin, Germany.
  8. July 28, 2016: A panelist in the session entitled “Developing Economic Cooperation between Germany and the Arab World” held at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World: The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions, organized by the ICD, held at Berlin, Germany.
  9. July 28, 2016: A panelist in the session entitled “Developing a Culture of Peace through Parliaments and the Educational Systems” held at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World: The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions, organized by the ICD, held at Berlin, Germany.
  10. July 26, 2016: A panelist in the session entitled “Best Practices of Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World” held at the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World: The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions, organized by the ICD, held at Berlin, Germany.
  11. April 21, 2015: Panel Chair of the “ICT Innovation for Education” Session in the Higher Education Academic Conference held on April 21-22, 2015 & organized by the Ministry of Education & Higher Education at Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon.
  12. February 23, 2015: A panelist in the session entitled “Challenges to System-wide Change” held at the Keynote address at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, organized by Microsoft, held at Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE.
  13. September 15, 2011: A panelist in the session entitled “What Does the Unrest in the Arab World Mean for Higher Education?” European Association for International Education (EAIA), 23rd Annual EAIA Conference, September 13–16, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  14. December 17, 2009: “Presentation of Vice President Hassan Diab on behalf of AUB President Dorman at the International Symposium on Science and Higher Education in the Middle East,” Yeditepe University, Istabul, Turkey.
  15. April 27, 2009: A presentation entitled “Regional perspectives and priorities for a research agenda, strategies for capacity building, and initiatives for technical assistance,” at the Middle East Institute of Higher Education (MEIHE) Advisory Council held during Aril 27-29, 2009 at the American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
  16. April 24, 2008: “Speech of Vice President Hassan Diab on behalf of President Waterbury at the AUB Omani Alumni Chapter Gala Dinner,” Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  17. October 20-25, 2007: “The Second Biennial Festival of Thinkers,” (http://festivalofthinkers.hct.ac.ae/) and the mobile Nobel Museum’s traveling exhibition ‘Cultures of Creativity’ in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Invited as one of 90 World Thinkers as well as 20 NOBEL Prize Laureates.
    1. Moderator, Theme 1: “Future Challenges – Protecting the Environment,” October 22, 2007.
    2. Chair, Theme 2: “Future of the World: Water and Energy and Sustainable Development,” October 22, 2007.
    3. Panelist with four Nobel Laureates, Theme 9: “Preparing Creative and Responsible Citizens: Role of Educators,” October 24, 2007.
  1. November 13, 2003: “R&D Potentials in ICT: Case of Lebanon,” within the Session entitled: “The Future Financing of RTDI” at the 4th eForsee International Conference: “The Role of Foresight in Implementing the EU Wider Neighbourhood Policy, and in the Structuring of a Euro-Mediterranean Research and Innovation Area”, (http://www.eforesee.info/conferencesandevents/malta2003/) organized by the European Commission, November 13-14, 2003, Malta.
  2. June 9, 2003: “ICT Capacity Building for Public Schools in South Lebanon,” EASL (ESCWA Assistance for South Lebanon): A Pilot Project for Post-Conflict Reconstruction, 9 June 2003, UN House, Beirut, Lebanon.
  3. February 5, 2003: “Standardization Related To Arabic Language Use In ICT,” Western Asia Preparatory Conference for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), 4 – 6 February 2003, UN House, Beirut, Lebanon.
  4. October 29, 2002: “Harmonization of ICT Standards Related To Arabic Language Use in Information Society Applications,” Information and Communications Technologies Division (ICTD), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Beirut, Lebanon.
  5. April 23, 1993: “Interactive Computer Graphics,” Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
  6. December 22, 1992: “Multimedia in Education,” Beirut University College (BUC), Beirut, Lebanon, presented by N. SabahDiab, and W. Ali-Ahmad.
  7. October 22, 1991: “Simulation of Parallel Processing Architecture Systems,” Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  8. October 18, 1991: “Computer-Assisted Learning in Multimedia Techniques,” Center for Educational Development and Academic Methods (CEDAM), Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
  9. April 3, 1991: “Computer and Communications Engineering: Admission Requirements into the B.E. Program at AUB, and Future Prospects,” Career Guidance Center, O.P.D., American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
  10. September 12, 1988: “Parallel Computer Graphics Simulation of the Lebanese Electrical Power System,” Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, S.A.
  11. September 6, 1988: “A Screen Processor for Image Compression,” Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, S.A.