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Tag: Akram Khater

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Nov 22, 2021

Transforming Research in Arabic-Based Languages

An interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers is developing the largest searchable database of Arabic documents. 

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Jun 25, 2020

We Are the Wolfpack: Meet Akram Khater

The distinguished professor of history spearheads a massive effort to preserve the history and culture of Lebanese Americans. 

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Sep 4, 2019

Teaching Public History: Interactive Program Paves The Way For Lebanese Teachers

A program hosted by NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is transforming the way Lebanese teachers educate students about their country’s history.  

Apr 16, 2018

Khayrallah Center Seeks to Promote Lebanon’s Cultural Heritage

NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies was featured in An-Nahar, a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper published in Lebanon. 

Dec 11, 2017

Lebanese Expats Can Now Vote From Abroad, So What’s Stopping Them?

Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed. Akram Khater, director of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State, provides perspective. 

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Oct 18, 2017

Khayrallah Center Awards Khayrallah Prize to Lebanese Author

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that Lebanese author Charif Majdalani is the recipient of the 2017 Khayrallah Prize.  

Sep 20, 2017

Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC

Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. 

Mar 27, 2017

Informing Today’s Discourse on Immigration

At NC State’s Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, historian Akram Khater and other researchers use data to share the clearest, most honest histories of Arab-Americans. 

Mar 20, 2017

Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

"Without this kind of Census data, people just assume that Arabs or Muslims simply appeared on the scene after 9/11," Akram Khater, director of NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, told the Chicago Tribune. Khater served on the Census's advisory panel. "To me you don't find safety in hiding." 

Mar 9, 2017

The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of — And Why It Matters Today

“We’ve been here a long time, and in fact we are very much part of the fabric of what makes this country what it is today,” says Akram Khater, a history professor at North Carolina State University. In an article by the Pacific Standard, Khater and others speak on the past and present of immigration from the middle east.