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Support for University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

In December 2013, Mr. Jamal Daniel, founder of The Levant Foundation provided support for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

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Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study of the Levant at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

From 2011-2014, The Levant Foundation and Georgetown University established the Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study of the Levant at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  This program supported students and scholars in their studies of the Levant Region – its culture, history, society, religion and current political context – as well as provide a platform for policymakers to discuss current and future issues as they pertain to the Levant Region.

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Support for the American University of Beirut Medical Center

In 2014, The Levant Foundation and Mr. Jamal Daniel announced a major gift to support the expansion of the medical center at the American University of Beirut (AUB). 

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Support for the International Student House – Washington, DC

Since 2012, support has been provided for the International Student House in Washington, DC.   The International Student House (ISH) is a private, non-profit organization located near Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington, DC.  ISH provides an exceptional residential experience to a highly diverse international community of graduate students, interns and visiting scholars.  The House promotes inter-cultural dialogue, encourages life-long connections, and fosters global citizenship.

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Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue


The financial commitment and support of The Levant Foundation helped launch the Swiss based Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD) in 1999. The Board of Trustees includes His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, Apostolic Nuncio in Egypt (who replaced Foundation co-founder and Trustee, His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI), Chief Rabbi Rene-Samuel Sirat, former Chief Rabbi of France, Mr. Sayyed Jawad Al-Khoei, Al-Khoei Foundation, His Eminence Emmanuel Adamakis, Metropolitan of France, Liaison Office of the Orthodox Church to the European Union, Maitre Michel Halperin, Lawyer, Member of the Grand Conseil de la Republique et Canton de Geneve and its President in 2006, His Eminence Professor Damaskinos Papandreou, former Metropolitan of Switzerland and Director of the Orthodox Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (Chambes/Geneva), and Mr. Jamal Daniel, also FIIRD co-founder, current Vice President, and Trustee. FIIRD developed a program with the University of Geneva in Switzerland to pursue its scholarly and humanistic goals with the main objective of fostering understanding of the three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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The Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at Georgetown University

In recognition of the importance of mutual understanding and appreciation between the peoples of the United States of America and the Arab world, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University, along with a 3 member committee that included Jamal Daniel, created an endowed faculty position named "The Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies". The Clovis and Hala Salaam Chair in Arab Studies was dedicated to the study of the modem Arab world but also to help strengthen research and education in history, politics, economics and development, business and commerce, or culture and society of the modem Arab world.

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Jamal and Rania Daniel Series, University of Texas Press


The University of Texas is one of the largest public universities in the United States. It has one of the most diverse student population in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students. The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Texas, the nation, and the world. In education and research, its depth and diversity are unmatched by most public universities. As an enduring symbol of the Texas spirit, the university promotes economic activity and social progress and is a leading center of knowledge and creativity.

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Support for American Voices


In 2009 and 2010, the Levant Foundation provided support to the American Voices Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Academy.  YES Academy is the only international summer performing arts academy of its kind for young people from all corners of Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. The program unites children - irrespective of socioeconomic background - with an American or European educator, who teaches dance, music and acting.  American Voices executive director, Mr. John Ferguson has done an excellent job directing a program that gives children the opportunity to receive professional level training and as well, allows them the opportunity to build bridges among themselves and with Europe and The United States.

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Support for The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts


In 2004, The Texan-French Alliance was forged through the diligence, commitment, and hard work of the French Consul of Houston, Denis Simmoneau and Rania Daniel of The Levant Foundation.

The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TF AA) is a non-profit organization, that seeks to promote and support cultural exchange between France and Texas along with a mutual understanding and dialogue between French and Texan cultures through educational programs. The activities of TF AA are performances, exhibits, and lectures by French writers and artist traveling to Texas and by Texan institutions and artists traveling to France.
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School of Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Balamand, Lebanon


The University of Balamand is a private, non-profit and independent institution of higher learning, which was founded in 1988 by His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV, Patriarch of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church. Overlooking the Mediterranean and the city of Tripoli, Lebanon, the University is dedicated to the study of the arts, humanities, sciences, and all professional fields, which serve the interests and needs of the local and regional community.

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Support for The Center for the Global South, American University, Washington, D.C.


The Center for the Global South is a multidimensional intellectual resource, co-founded by Jamal Daniel, which examines critical issues that affect the developing countries of the world. Established in 1992, the Center raises awareness of the challenges facing the region, analyzes policy, and provides opinion and policy-makers with input from the Global South on an ongoing basis.

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Support for The Awty International School, Houston, Texas


The Awty International School, founded in 1956, is unique among Houston's private schools. It is a co-educational and college preparatory day school offering programs from preschool to 12th grade. As the second largest international school in the United States, Awty's aim is to offer its students an innovative, challenging education at all levels, and a sound preparation for American, French, and other national universities and also to instill a system of values based on community service and international understanding. The multi-national student body and strong language program provides a multi-cultural experience not available elsewhere.