International Business Leader A. Huda Farouki Commends Georgetown University Chair Dr. Fida J. Adely for Promoting Global Understanding of Arab Culture

Dr. Adely is the first recipient of the Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud

Chair in Arab Studies at Georgetown University

Dec 11, 2007, 00:00 ET from Nour USA

    VIENNA, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A. Huda Farouki, CEO of
 Nour USA and ANHAM, LLC, congratulated and commended Dr. Fida J. Adely
 today for her appointment as the first Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair
 at Georgetown University.
     "Dr. Adely's research has made a significant impact in the
 international understanding of social development and gender in Arab
 culture. Her viewpoints will be extremely valuable to the Center for
 Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University," said A.H.
 Farouki after the Inauguration Ceremony.
     Mr. A.H. Farouki is the Co-Chairman of the Center for Contemporary Arab
 Studies' (CCAS) Fundraising Campaign. While holding this position, Mr.
 Farouki has ensured the Chair's long-term endowment through vigorous
 fundraising and a significant amount of participation and planning.
     The Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair, and Dr. Fida Adely's
 appointment, were announced Tuesday, October 23rd at the ICC Galleria to an
 audience that included international dignitaries, educational heads, and
 corporate leaders. The event was led by the Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh
 School of Foreign Service, Mr. Robert L. Gallucci, and Dr. Michael Hudson,
 the Saif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and Director of the Center for
 Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). Remarks and reflections were also given
 by Mr. A.H. Farouki; Ambassador Roscoe Suddarth, Chairman of the Center for
 Contemporary Arab Studies Advisory Board and Ambassador Clovis Maksoud,
 Founder and Director of the Center for the Global South of American
 University, respectively.
     Dr. Fida J. Adely is the first recipient of the Clovis and Hala Salaam
 Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at CCAS and served as the main speaker for
 the evening. Dr. Adely presented an academic address entitled "Education
 for Development in the Arab World: Progress, Dilemmas and Choices," based
 on her dissertation research developed during a trip to Jordan. Dr. Adely
 holds a doctorate in Comparative Education and Anthropology from Teachers
 College, Columbia University and a master's degree from Columbia's School
 of International and Transcultural Studies.
     The CCAS at Georgetown University ( has been
 the only academic center in the United States with a central focus on Arab
 cultural, political, and social affairs. The Center's Washington, D.C.
 location provides access to a broad array of leading government, media,
 business, and academic organizations.
     About Mr. A. Huda Farouki
     Mr. A. Huda Farouki is a prominent international business leader with a
 long-standing history of philanthropic interests. He is the CEO of ANHAM,
 LLC (, and CEO of Nour USA, Limited
 ( In addition, through ANHAM LLC and Knowlogy
 International, two companies Mr. Farouki directs, he spearheaded the effort
 to gather the financial support required for the construction, maintenance,
 and operation of the Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute (ATVI)
 (, Afghanistan's largest and first post-war,
 co-educational vocational school.