Sep 20, 2017

Phoenician or Arab, Lebanese or Syrian ~ Who were the early Immigrants to America?

This article is authored by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Khayrallah Distinguished Professor of Lebanese Diaspora Studies, and Professor of History at NC […]

Sep 6, 2017

Debut of Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930

The Khayrallah Center’s newest project, Syrians in New York: Mapping Movement, 1900-1930, uses digital mapping techniques to investigate New York City’s early Syrian/Lebanese immigrant community. This project is a phase […]

Feb 4, 2016

Questioning Assumptions: Gender & Lebanese Immigration

This post is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of the Khayrallah Center, and Marjorie Stevens, Senior Researcher at the Khayrallah Center. For similar posts, check out migration and health, […]

Jul 24, 2014

Map of Lebanese Diaspora

If you missed the museum exhibit hosted by NC Museum of History, check it out soon! Here’s one of my favorite maps of Lebanese Diaspora. South America claims the largest […]

Sep 17, 2013

Our Director in National Geographic!

Dr. Akram Khater, the Director of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is at it again. In case you’re wondering, we’re not certain he sleeps either! This time he provides […]

Apr 2, 2013

Why celebrate the Lebanese festival?

This weekend marks the 15th annual Lebanese festival held in downtown Raleigh. The Triangle Lebanese Association has done a wonderful job promoting this event, so check out their website for […]

Aug 26, 2012

Reuniting the Alkazins

Welcome to our guest blogger, Marjorie Merod who contributed this post! Many families were divided in the course of immigration. David Alkazin left the United States in 1900 with his […]

Aug 24, 2012

The path to citizenship

In order to become a United States citizen, people are required to go through a process called naturalization. The naturalization process begins with a Petition for Naturalization, a document that […]