Inauguration of AUC's 13th President

Ahmad Dallal


October 24, 2021 

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October 25, 2021 

Inauguration Ceremony - 3 pm

Bassily Auditorium (by invitation)


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Campus Parade and Reception - 4 pm

AUC Community

Starting from Bassily Auditorium after the ceremony, the parade will go through the center of campus and end with a reception at Link Plaza (in front of the Administration Building)


Livestreaming Screens Available on Campus

University Garden, Bartlett Plaza, Link Plaza, Abla Leheta '69 and Souhail El-Taji El-Farouki '68 Courtyard (pergola in front of Bassily Auditorium)



To ensure the safety of the AUC community and our guests, we will be enforcing all COVID safety precautions, including mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing and limited capacity in the hall and meeting spaces.  For our collective safety, all guests must be vaccinated.

AUC is a tobacco-free community. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. A photo ID is required for entry. Facial recognition is required at all times.



The Board of Trustees has named Ahmad S. Dallal, an accomplished academic leader and renowned scholar with U.S. and regional higher education expertise, as AUC’s 13th president, effective October 15, 2021. 

Dallal currently serves as dean of Georgetown University in Qatar and previously served as provost at the American University of Beirut (AUB) from 2009 to 2015. A prominent scholar of Islamic studies, Dallal 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. 

Read Ahmed Dallal's Bio      Board of Trustees Statement

What People Are Saying

"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 

"Such great news! Congratulations to AUC and to Dr. Dallal."

Soha Hmaidan, chief operating officer at King's Academy 

"Mabrouk to AUC! What a fine choice."

Mishka Mojabber Mourani, former senior vice president at international college