The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) will be hosting the second Meeting of Alwaleed Centers on March 9-10, 2010 at AUB campus.
Tuesday, March 9
9:30 am Session I (Introductory remarks by Dean Patrick McGreevy and Robert Myers. Twelve-minute overviews on activities of the centers in the past year)
10:45 am Coffee Break
11:15 am Session II (Preliminary discussion about possible means of interaction and collaboration among the centers)
1:00 pm Lunch: Olive and Oil Restaurant, Gefinor Rotana Hotel, Clemenceau
3:00 pm Session III (In-depth presentations about especially significant initiatives at centers)
4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm Session IV (Remarks by Provost Ahmad Dallal of AUB. In-depth discussions about collaborations and interactions among the centers. Topics may include placing links to other centers on home pages; sharing lists and information; utilizing existing resources within host institutions; ways in which the centers might serve as conduits for linking American Studies, History and English with Islamic Studies, Arabic and Middle East Studies within and among the institutions at which the centers are located)
8:00 pm Dinner: Borj El Hamam Restaurant, Movenpick Hotel, Raouche (transportation provided)
Wednesday, March 10
12:30 pm Lunch at Socrates Restaurant, Hamra
2:00 pm "Perspectives on Islamic Studies and American Studies," a forum featuring representatives of the Alwaleed Centers at Harvard, Georgetown, Cambridge, Edinburgh, AUC, and AUB, along with faculty and graduate students from AUB and other Lebanese universities, West Hall, Bathish Auditorium.
4:00 pm Coffee Break, West Hall, Balcony
6:00 pm "Building Bridges for Better Understanding Between the Arab/Muslim Worlds and the West,"
a panel featuring the six directors of Alwaleed Centers, Issam Fares Hall
8:30 pm Dinner. Mandaloun restaurant, Biel (transportation will be provided)