The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) will continue to fulfill its three key objectives of Outreach, Teaching and Research by:
- Initiating a new MA program in Transnational American Studies that will be the first of its kind in the Middle East (expected Fall 2013-14)
- AUB continues to raise funds for the Edward Said Chair of American Studies. The endowed chair, announced in the Spring of 2004, commemorates the memory of Dr. Said who often urged the university to establish a program in American Studies. Until the endowment is complete, the chair will be filled as a visiting position.
- Developing CASAR’s Center for Advanced Research by hiring new post/doc fellows.
- CASAR is expanding links with American Studies programs in universities in the Middle East, Europe, and North America.
- CASAR is continuing to expand its links and coordination with the other Alwaleed centers
- Moving to a new office space provided and supported by AUB administration to provide better space for formal and informal interaction on campus.
- Hosting the Spring 2012 Lecture Series
- Offering courses in Spring 2012 as part of AMST minor program