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Chair of Arab Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Rice University is ranked as one of the nation's best teaching and leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, it aspires to a path breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that will produce leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Jamal Daniel was a major contributor to the endowment created by the Arab American Education Foundation for the purpose of establishing a chair of Arab Studies within the History Department of Rice University. Dr. Ussama Makdisi, a leading expert on modern Arab history, has held this chair since 1997.