ALHOSN University, recently received Ms. Manal Omar, Director of Iraq Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, as a VIP Guest at its American Corner.
Raised in the US, Omar shared valuable insights into how an American woman fights for the rights of Arab women. She commended ALHOSN University for strengthening ties with the US and called for the UAE’s support in protecting the welfare of the Iraqi people.
Ms. Omar formerly worked with the nonprofit organization ‘Women for Women International,’ where she served as Regional Coordinator for Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan. She also worked as a full-time journalist for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as well as the aid and development charity, OxFam, in the Middle East. Over the past few years she has been focusing on the emergency humanitarian crisis in Palestine and Lebanon.
“Ms. Omar is a model for Arab women who want to make a difference in the world and serve as a bridge between cultures. ALHOSN University was honored by her presence and treasures the advice and wisdom she imparted during her short stay. Our American Corner welcomes more discourse on the roles and achievements of Arab women and the need for harmony and peace among the people of the world,” said Prof. Raymond Tennant, Chair of the American Corner Committee, ALHOSN University.
ALHOSN University is home to Abu Dhabi’s first and the UAE’s third American Corner. The facility serves as a resource center for information and materials on US history, culture, policy and business. It was inaugurated in October of 2010 and is located at the ground floor of the University’s Community Resources Center along with other international outreach offices. Its most recent VIP guest was Ms. Dawn McCall, Coordinator of the US Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs, who visited the Corner on March 16.
Founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company, ALHOSN University operates by the motto of ‘Global knowledge with local vision.’ Its academic offerings include 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Business, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN’s academic programs and curricula were designed in collaboration with top North American educators and are available to students of all nationalities.