Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

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.

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.

Jun 29, 2016 | Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies News

Mapping the Life, Work of Lebanese-American Business Owners

NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies recently launched the first phase of Mapping the Mahjar, a digital humanities project that recounts the history of Lebanese immigrants around the world. Through an interactive visual display, the first phase tells the story of business owners who were part of the initial wave of the Lebanese diaspora in the United States.

May 12, 2016

They Followed Their Dreams Across the World

In 2014, an NC State history professor’s small pilot project to chronicle the lives of Lebanese-Americans in North Carolina and the American South received a generous $8.1 million gift. With that support, the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies has become the only center in the world outside Lebanon dedicated to the study of the Lebanese diaspora.

Apr 28, 2016

Faculty Event Honors Scholars Who Think and Do

Humanities and Social Sciences honored its top scholars who Think and Do on April 27 at the college’s annual awards reception. Department heads from across the college joined Dean Jeff Braden in recognizing faculty for outstanding research, advising, teaching and extension service.

Oct 22, 2015

Humanities research shares national stage at Congressional reception

NC State’s purposeful work in the humanities was highlighted on the national stage Tuesday during a Congressional reception in Washington. Congressman David Price invited members of NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to discuss their latest research at the event, held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oct 30, 2014

Celebrating the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

NC State recently celebrated an exceptionally generous $8.1 million gift to endow the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Representing the largest single gift in the history of the college, the Khayrallahs are creating the first privately endowed center at NC State, and the world’s first center on Lebanese culture and history outside of Lebanon. Enjoy pictures from the event where the gift was announced.