AUC’s 13th President Ahmad S. Dallal is an accomplished academic leader and renowned scholar with U.S. and regional higher education expertise. 

Dallal is the former dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and served as provost at the American University of Beirut (AUB) from 2009 to 2015. A prominent scholar of Islamic studies, he has taught at AUB, Stanford University, Yale University, Smith College and Georgetown University, where he also served as chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies. 

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Inauguration Highlights

Ahmad Dallal

Dallal Sworn in as AUC’s 13th President

Monday, October 25 witnessed the inauguration of AUC’s 13th President Ahmed Dallal, the first Arab American to lead the University.

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Presidential Inaugurations: A Tradition and Tribute

The inauguration of AUC’s 13th President Ahmad S. Dallal is just six days away, marking an important milestone for the University.

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AUC TV Exclusive Interview with AUC 13th President Ahmad Dallal

An Exclusive Interview with the new AUC president, Ahmed Dallal; discussing his upcoming agenda, fundraising, and COVID-19 situation.

AUC Celebrates the Inauguration of Ahmad Dallal as President of the University

Watch President Dallal discuss with MBC Masr 2 AUC's challenges and opportunities as it enters its next 100 years. (In Arabic).

AUC Presidents Throughout History 2021

From the University's inception in 1919 to its present-day success and everything in between, take a trip back in time and learn about AUC's 12 former presidents.

What People Are Saying

"I’m deeply glad that academia in the Arab region gained a great human and scholar as he becomes the 13th President of the prestigious @AUC Congrats."

Lolwah Al-Khater, Georgetown Qatar board member 

"As our chief academic officer, Ahmad Dallal has been the primary driver of programs that have resulted in AUB achieving the most prolific research output in Lebanon and the region, and the implementation of processes that have greatly enhanced both teaching and learning. Ahmad set a high bar for AUB’s academic and institutional integrity. He not only helped us reach that bar; he ensured we would exceed it.”

American University of Beirut Board of Trustees Chairman Philip S. Khoury, 2015

"Congratulations to #AUC! Undergoing another great example of leadership with Dr. Ahmad Dallal."

Heba Abbassi, manager, careers and alumni relations at the University of Manchester