Middle East studies in the News
Jimmy Carter Commends Prince Alwaleed's Global Role
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, and chairman of Alwaleed bin Talal Foundations, received at Kingdom Resort, Jimmy Carter, former US president and Rosalynn Carter.
Carter's visit was part of an official trip to Saudi Arabia.
To mark the occasion, the prince hosted a dinner in honor of his guest at Kingdom Resort.
Carter was accompanied by a delegation from the Carter Center that included Curtis Kohlhaas, chief development officer, Hrair Balian, director, Conflict Resolution Program and Beth Davis, scheduler.
In addition, the meeting was attended by Timothy A. Lenderking, deputy chief of mission, embassy of the US to Saudi Arabia.
The meeting began as Carter discussed the long standing friendship between Saudi Arabia and the US.
Prince Alwaleed and Carter discussed the prince's local, regional and international investments in the various sectors of media, banking, hotels and real estate.
Furthermore, on the agenda of discussions were the prince's global donations through the activities of the Alwaleed bin Talal philanthropic and humanitarian foundations.
Moreover, on the agenda of discussions were the philanthropic efforts made by the Carter Center and the center's current projects and programs.
Also, Carter commended the prince on his efforts to encourage East-West dialogue to bridge the understanding between the two cultures.
Prince Alwaleed donated $20 million to Georgetown University as a gift to support and expand its Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (CMCU) and donated $20 million to Harvard University to create the University-wide Islamic Studies Program.
Furthermore, the prince donated $10 million to the American University in Cairo and $5 million to the American University in Beirut.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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