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Levant Foundation Establishes the Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study for the Levant at Georgetown University

3 June 2011

Houston, TX – The Levant Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jamal Daniel Fund for the Study of the Levant at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  This program will support 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.

"We welcome this opportunity to further greater understanding of the Levant Region and its impact on the greater Middle East, larger Muslim world, the Arab Gulf countries, and the world," said Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia.

“I am pleased that the Levant Foundation and Georgetown University have joined together to establish a program for the Study of the Levant,” said Mr. Jamal Daniel.  “There is no doubt that this program will encourage necessary focus and enhanced understanding of the Levant Region – a top priority of the Levant Foundation.”   

The Jamal Daniel fund for the Study of the Levant will provide support to the academic programs of the School of Foreign Service and Georgetown University from 2011-2014 by establishing:

  • Scholarships to support three graduate students who are committed to the study of the Levant
  • One or more postdoctoral fellows whose academic interests focus on the countries of the Levant
  • A visiting processor in the first year who will teach courses related to the issues and countries of the Levant and in subsequent years, postdoctoral fellow(s) will be recruited to the position.   

Upon completion of the Jamal Daniel Study for the Levant, all scholarship recipients and fellows will be admitted to an exclusive alumni association including graduates of other programs supported by the Levant Foundation.  These alumni will commit to participating in organized forums, networks and exchanges to broaden understanding of issues that pertain to the Levant Region and interfaith.  

For more information on this program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.