Lebanese American University

New York Academic Center

LAU North American Alumni Conference

Feb 22–24, 2019
NYAC

LAU NY is sponsoring a special weekend conference for alumni and friends focusing on the recent growth and development at LAU, issues facing Lebanon, as well as various aspects of alumni and constituents’ involvement with the university.
 
The conference will be held on the weekend of Feb. 22-24 at LAU NY and will feature presentations by LAU’s VP for Advancement, Dr. George Najjar, Asst. VP for Alumni Relations, Abdallah Alkhal, and special keynote speakers, Dr. George Jabbour (George Washington University) and Dr. Sumitra Dutta (Cornell SC Johnson College of Business)
 
Registration is free but must be done in advance.
 
LAU NORTH AMERICAN ALUMNI CONFERENCE
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 22 – 24, 2019
 
LAU NY Headquarters and Academic Center
211 E. 46th St.  -  between 3rd and 2nd Avenues
 
Friday, Feb. 22 - 7:00 – 8:30 – Reception and a brief Welcoming Word from Dr. George K. Najjar, VP for University Advancement
Optional:  Drinks afterward with some of the NY/NJ Chapter members.
 
Sat.  Feb. 23 – 9:00 – 10:00 AM -  Breakfast and Welcome
 
10:00 – 11:30 AM - Session I:  LAU in the 21st Century: The Dynamics of Transformation. Presented by Dr. George K. Najjar with Q & A following.
 
11:30 – 11:45 AM  BREAK
 
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM- Session II: “Oil price fluctuations and their impact on Middle Eastern economy:”  Presented by guest speaker, Dr. George Jabbour, Associate Dean for Executive Programs at George Washington University School of Business.
 
1:00 – 2:00 PM  LUNCH
 
2:00 - 3:30 PM - Session II:  The Special Role of Alumni in the Future of LAU:
 
The Prospects and Challenges. Dr. George K. Najjar, Abdallah Alkhal,  Asst. VP for Alumni Relations, Beirut and Edward Shiner, Director of Alumni and Special Projects, New York.
 
3:30 – 3:45 PM  BREAK
 
3:45 – 5:00 PM Session III: “Global Competitiveness Index:” Presented by Dr. Sumitra Dutta, Professor of Management and former founding Dean of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, and former Dean at INSEAD. (“The Business School for the World”)
 
7:30 PM – Dinner at a nearby restaurant TBD
 
Sun, Feb 24 -  9:00 – 10:00  AM –  Farewell Breakfast and Session IV:” Where Do We Go From Here?  A Follow-Up Framework” (Wrap-up session)
 
All events at LAU NY except for Sat. dinner 
 
 

 


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