The Lebanese Revolution is far more than participating in protests and holding placards to weed out corruption from government. The social transformation that is underway in Lebanon since October 17 gives AUB and other universities a special opportunity for direct civic engagement. In doing so, it gives immediacy to the application of Earth University's five Key Elements of Success – now a guiding force in transforming education at AUB:
- Experiential Learning
- Community Engagement
- Ethics and Values-based Leadership
- Entrepreneurial Education
- Conflict Resolution Through Dialogue
What role can FAFS and other faculties at AUB play in guiding, overseeing, and holding the ministries in their areas of expertise accountable? How can students, faculty, and alumni at AUB, in solidarity with their counterparts in other universities, support transformational change to address the urgent economic, social, and political problems in Lebanon?
In her presentation, Dr. Nabti proposed recommendations to students, faculty, and administrators to help in that effort, from her unique vantage point as: