Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Mar 25, 2019

Fighting Injustice: The Story of Herbert Nassour

Far too often, the complex history of Lebanese immigration is collapsed into a few “success” stories, measured by accumulation of fame and fortune. Such tales are certainly real and admirable, but fall short of telling the whole story of immigration. […]

Oct 31, 2017

Review of “A Curious Land: Stories from Home,” by Susan Muaddi Darraj

This book review is written by Joseph Geha, professor emeritus at Iowa State University and author of two books; Through and Through: Toledo Stories and Lebanese Blonde. Geha is the 2016 Khayrallah Prize winner for his novel, Lebanese Blonde. He has authored several book reviews including Rawi Hage’s, Cockroach and Rabih […]

Jun 6, 2016

Mapping the Life, Work of Lebanese-American Business Owners

NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies recently launched the first phase of Mapping the Mahjar, a digital humanities project that recounts the history of Lebanese immigrants around the world. Through an interactive visual display, the first phase tells the story of business owners who were part of the initial wave of the Lebanese diaspora in the United States.

Dec 9, 2015

The Noble Sentiments: A Community in Transition

This post is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of The Khayrallah Center and Professor of History at NC State University, a University Faculty Scholar, and the editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. He has published extensively […]

Oct 15, 2014

Historic moment for Lebanese diaspora

Yesterday was a historic moment for the Lebanese diaspora community and for NC State University in Raleigh.     Crowded into the Park Alumni Center, NC State’s Chancellor announced the launch of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. […]