Institute Public Programming

A center of advanced research, scholarly, and creative activity, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute was established in 2008 for Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the world. The Institute brings together academics, professionals, and leaders from around the world to its academic conferences and public programs to discuss research areas and topics of local and global significance.

Its academic conferences serve as a scholarly platform for NYU Abu Dhabi faculty, and faculty across the global network, to discuss and showcase their innovative research and creative activity. Its diverse public program of talks, panel discussions, film screenings, and exhibitions feature scholars, researchers, policy makers, and thought leaders who present topics of local and global significance.

Philip Kennedy
Director, Institute Public Programming

Philip Kennedy is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of The Wine Song in Classical Arabic Poetry: Abu Nuwas and the Literary Tradition (1997), Recognition in the Arabic Narrative Tradition (2016) and a number of other studies about Arabic Literature. He is Vice Provost for Public programming at the NYUAD Institute and the General Editor of the Library of Arabic Literature.

Key People

Nahed Ahmed

Assistant Director, Institute Public Programming