Amman Faculty Advisory Committee

The Amman Center is governed by a board of directors of Columbia University senior administrators, and receives guidance and direction from the Office of Global Centers and Global Development in New York and a Faculty Advisory Committee. The Committee provides academic and intellectual input, leadership, and advice regarding the Center’s activities and plans, supports its engagement with faculty, as well as helps identify, expand and advance scholarly exchange, and create innovative and sustainable programming, at and through, the global center.

The Faculty Advisory Committee is chaired by a faculty member who serves a renewable three-year term and is viewed as a thought-leader by other members of the faculty. Committee members represent a wide spectrum of faculty interests and disciplinary areas, and are selected because of their commitment to globalization in general, and to the study of the Middle East, as well as their familiarity with, and interest in, the region’s nations, cultures, and issues.

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Wafaa Mahmoud El-Sadr

University Professor; Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health (in Epidemiology) Director, ICAP, Department of Epidemiology
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Melissa Begg

Dean of the Columbia School of Social Work; Vice Provost for Academic Programs; Professor of Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
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Sarah Knuckey

Faculty co-director, Human Rights Institute; Lieff Cabraser Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Human Rights Clinic
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Laura Kurgan

Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Director, Visual Studies Sequence and Director, MS in Design, Computation, and Built Environments Program, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Research Interest