Khayrallah Center Team Members

Dr. Akram Khater, Director: Akram is a professor of history at North Carolina State University. He has published extensively on Lebanese migration to the United States. He is also the Khayrallah Chair in Lebanese Diaspora Studies, a University Faculty Scholar and the editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies.

Amanda Forbes, Archivist: Amanda's primary duties consist of handling the acquisition and processing of physical collections, overseeing collection digitization, and managing the center's online archive. Before joining the Khayrallah Center in January of 2019, she worked at the Beaufort (South Carolina) District Collection where she processed collections and developed digital projects. She received her M.S. degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College in Boston in 2017.

Advisory Board

  • Mr. Geoff (Maroun) Akiki, President of HOYA LSI;
  • Mr. Greg Hatem, who served on the previous board, is president of Empire Properties and Empire Eats;
  • Dr. Linda Jacobs, also served on the previous board, and is a leading scholar on Lebanese-American history, and sits on multiple board;
  • Dr. Lina Jazi, President & CEO at Terra Nova Consulting, Inc;
  • Dr. Moise Khayrallah, founder of the Khayrallah Center and president of Aerialbio;
  • Mr. Richard Salem, President and CEO of VASTEC