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Jamal Daniel Fellow Dr. Charles Anderson speaks on The Great Revolt

Washington, DC – On Wednesday evening, January 30, Dr. Charles Anderson, the Jamal Daniel Fellow for the Study of the Levant, gave a lecture on Popular State Formation during "the Great Revolt" in Palestine (1936-1939) at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Dr. Anderson noted that The Great Revolt has often been depicted as a disorderly and chaotic failure and, more damningly, as a catalyst of the Palestinians’ catastrophic defeat a decade later in 1948.  During his lecture, Dr. Anderson presented an alternative reading of primary sources that examined how the rebels pushed the British Mandate to the verge of collapse.  Dr. Anderson contends that the vigor of the Palestinian insurgency owed not only to its popular character and wide appeal among peasants, youth, and workers, but to the development of a vibrant organizational infrastructure that underpinned the uprising.  By exploring the significance of key rebel institutions and the dynamics of popular state formation Dr. Anderson argues for a new understanding of this pivotal moment in Palestinian history and the history of the Mandate.

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The Levant Foundation sponsors series of programs on the Middle East at International Student House

Washington, DC – International Student House (ISH) kicked off its 2014 series of programs on the Middle East on Tuesday evening, January 28, sponsored in partnership with The Levant Foundation, with noted Middle East expert Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.  Dr. Telhami imparted his extensive knowledge and intimate perspective of the Middle East to a gathering of ISH residents, Board members and friends.

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2013-2014 Jamal Daniel Scholarship Recipients And Post-Doctoral Fellows At Georgetown University Announced

Washington, DC – The Levant Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Jamal Daniel scholarship and post-doctoral fellowship recipients.  In 2011, The Levant Foundation established the Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study of the Levant at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; the program supports students and scholars in their studies of the Levant Region – its culture, history, society, religion and current political context – as well as provides a platform for policymakers to discuss current and future issues as they pertain to the Levant Region.

“With increasing global focus on the developments in the Levant, scholars and fellows such as Dr. Anderson, Dr. Baumann, Mr. Cuyler, Ms. Harvey, and Mr. Hendrix are playing a critical role on enhancing the understanding of the Levant region and Levantine identity,” said Mr. Daniel. 

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2012-2013 Jamal Daniel Scholarship Recipients and Post-Doctoral Fellows at Georgetown University Announced

Washington, DC – The Levant Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Jamal Daniel scholarship and post-doctoral fellowship recipients.  In 2011, The Levant Foundation established the Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study of the Levant at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; the program supports students and scholars in their studies of the Levant Region – its culture, history, society, religion and current political context – as well as provides a platform for policymakers to discuss current and future issues as they pertain to the Levant Region.

Following a meeting with the new scholars and fellows this week, Mr. Jamal Daniel remarked that he “is truly impressed by the caliber of each of the scholars and fellows.  Their commitment to the study of the Levant is impressive and it is without a doubt that their research will play an important role in continuing to develop the notion of a Levantine identity.”

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AACC 19th Annual Building Economic Bridge Banquet

Dearborn, MI, Oct. 24, 2011 ­-

The American Arab Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 19th Annual Building Economic Bridge Banquet successfully Friday, October 21, 2001 at the Henry in Dearborn. The dinner attracted a sold-out crowd of hundreds of participants, including CEOs, elected officials, community and business leaders, members and supporters.

"The banquet was an overwhelming success. We thank our partners, Ford Motor Company, Comerica Bank and DTE Energy, corporate sponsors, members, volunteers and everyone who attended the banquet," said Fay Beydoun, American Arab Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. "The success is a strong indication of the business community's support for the chamber, and the generous support of our sponsors contributed to the success of the banquet."