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The Center for Arab and Islamic Studies & Department of Communications present:

The Mediated Strategy of ISIS: The synergistic use of terrorism, social media and branding

Jad Melki, Ph.D., is associate professor of the journalism and media studies and incoming chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University (LAU). He was founding director of Media Studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and a former broadcast and digital journalist. Melki has taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, Johns Hopkins University, and Towson University. His research is at the intersection of digital media literacy, news framing of war, and gender studies, and focuses on Arab media and journalism education. He recently won the UNESCO-UNAoC International Media and Information Literacy Award for promoting media literacy in the Arab region through establishing the Media and Digital Literacy Academy of Beirut (MDLAB). 

Congratulations to our 2014 CAIS graduates!

Our newly-graduated majors are Jospeh Pressser, Joseph Versen, Nahema Carty, Khalid Fares, Mattisan Rowan, Rachel Kaye, Noor Shalik, Francesca Gortzounian and Colin Feiter, Elizabeth Negron, Katherine Dunn, Gino Catena earned their minor in AIS.

Well done and best wishes to you all! 

Contact Information

The Center for Arab & Islamic Studies
800 Lancaster Avenue, SAC 277
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4640
Fax: (610) 519-6133

Hibba Abugideiri, Ph. D.

Office: SAC 430
Phone: 610-519-4683

Catherine Warrick, Ph. D.
Office: SAC 257 
Phone: 610-519-7712

Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Harden
Office: SAC 277
Phone: 610-519-4640