Dec 11, 2017 | The New Arab
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.
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 25, 2017 | NC State News
NC State’s Virtual MLK Project Headed to Smithsonian
NC State's innovative Virtual Martin Luther King (vMLK) Project will be on display next month at the Smithsonian as part of a new festival highlighting innovative research.
Sep 20, 2017 | NC State News
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.
May 4, 2017
Mapping Early Syrian Immigrants in New York
Syrians have been immigrating to the United States since the 1880s. Using historical census data and open source mapping technology, NC State public history graduate students are researching the communities Syrians formed after landing in America.
May 1, 2017 | Carolina College Bound
For Students Thinking Globally, Consider Arabic Studies, Carolina Experts Say
NC State's major in foreign languages and literatures with a concentration in Arabic language and culture involves four years of Arabic language, along with courses in history, religious studies, political science and anthropology, to equip students to understand cultural and historical contexts and nuance in the Middle East.
Apr 3, 2017 | College Town
Student’s Documentary Captures ‘Common Link’ Between Us: Humanity
Laila Knio, a senior psychology major who is graduating in May, has completely maximized her four years at NC State. Between her responsibilities as a Park scholar, avid traveler and pre-med student, she managed to create an entire film. "The Common Link" is a 45-minute documentary that chronicles the tales of eight different Lebanese people.
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 | Chicago Tribune
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 | Pacific Standard
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.