A Banner Year for the Gibran Chair

The George and Lisa Zakhem   Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace   at the University of Maryland is an endowed academic program that strengthens understanding between Eastern and Western cultures in general, and the Arab ethos and American values in particular.

Director May Rihani joined the Gibran Chair in May 2016, and works to expand upon the legacy and foundation created by the Chair's inaugural incumbent, Professor Suheil Bushrui. The Chair recently published its 2016-2017 annual report.

"The Gibran Chair has continued to thrive under May Rihani's leadership, with many new activities, events and writings. Now more than ever, civil and inclusive discourse on matters pertaining to world peace is of the utmost importance," said Dean Gregory Ball. "We continue to be inspired by the Gibran Chair, and by the legacy of Kahlil Gibran."

Annual Report