In 2010, Dr. Moise A. Khayrallah funded a pilot project to research, preserve and publicize the history of the Lebanese in North Carolina. This initiative led to the production of a PBS documentary, a museum exhibit, and establishing an archive.
Building on this foundation, Dr. Khayrallah endowed a center that would extend the same goals to the United States and beyond. Thus, the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies was established as a research and outreach center for the production and dissemination of knowledge about Lebanese immigration to the United States and around the world.
The center fosters new scholarship on historical and contemporary Lebanese immigration in its many dimensions: social, political, economic, and cultural through: