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LebNet evening w/AUB President, Dr. Fadlo Khuri & Dean of Engineering, Dr. Alan Shihadeh- Palo Alto, CA - Feb 24, 2019

  • 24 Feb 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304
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Sunday Feb 24, 2019

Come join us for a special evening with Dr. Fadlo Khuri

16th President of the American University of Beirut (AUB)

and Dr. Alan Shihadeh

AUB Dean of the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

The LebNet Bay Area community is very pleased to host Dr. Khuri & Dr. Shihadeh. As the leading academic and research institution in the Middle East, we are looking forward to hearing AUB's bold vision, the Partnership with Lebanon roadmap, and its strategies to contribute to the education and development of the region. The fireside chat format will allow for a casual exchange of information and a healthy Q&A session 

Yet again, no one is better positioned to facilitate that discussion than our LebNet chairman Abdo George Kadifa who happens to be an AUB Trustee and Managing Director of Sumeru Equity Partners.


Sunday Feb 24, 2019 @ 6:30-9:00 pm PST

Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304 

Admission (includes dinner and drinks): $150/ person

Register here – Hurry, places are limited!

BIO: Dr. Fadlo Khuri — AUB President

A Trustee since 2014 and AUB former student, Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri is AUB’s 16th President. He was a Professor and Chair of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University where he held the Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research. He also served as Deputy Director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and Executive Associate Dean for Research of the Emory University School of Medicine.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dr. Khuri is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a full member of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences, and editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia University, Dr. Khuri was recognized with the 2013 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award by the American Association for Cancer Research.

BIO: Dr. Alan Shihadeh — AUB Dean of Engineering & Architecture

Appointed as AUB Dean of the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) in September 2017. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his doctorate in sciences in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of combustion in 1998. He conducted a systematic study of emissions from waterpipe tobacco smoking, the first in a series of ground-breaking studies on the chemistry, human behavior, and health effects of the practice. Evidence produced by the AUB Aerosol Research Laboratory (ARL), as it became known, led the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue its first International Advisory warning in 2005, compelling regional and international governments to include waterpipes in tobacco control efforts. The ARL is now also a leading center for the study of electronic cigarettes and other products.

Alan has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed journal publications, reports, and conference abstracts that are primarily concerned with the chemistry, physics, and exposure science of particle pollutants. He serves as an advisor to the FDA, a scientific expert to the WHO, and a Project Director and Executive Leadership Committee member of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


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