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

Dr. Adley is the first recipient of the Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at Georgetown University

Vienna, VA - A. Huda Farouki, CEO of Nour USA and ANHAM, LLC, congratulated and commended Dr. Fida J. Adley 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 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, the 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.