Intellectual and Cultural Outreach

The Office of Intellectual and Cultural Outreach within the NYUAD Institute brings together academics, professionals and experts from around the world to its scholarly workshops and conferences to discuss research and topics of general academic interest across the disciplines.

These workshops and conferences serve to forge ties between NYUAD faculty, NYU’s global network, and regional and international scholars in areas of the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. A broader audience interested in these activities is often invited to participate as attendants or discussants.

Through its workshop and conference program, the Institute fosters the exchange of new research ideas and collaborations among scholars and their respective institutions. The program offers opportunities for scholars and researchers of all disciplines to gather with their colleagues and exchange the newest ideas in research and broader academic developments. Proposals for these gatherings go through a rigid peer review process and are vetted by a steering committee headed by NYUAD’s Provost.

Reindert Falkenburg
Special Academic Advisor; Visiting Professor of Early Modern Art and Culture

Reindert Falkenburg seeks to engage the entire faculty and student body in innovative and interesting research, exploring cross-discipline collaborations across the faculty and encouraging undergraduate students to participate in research.

Falkenburg's own research explores the visual arts primarily from the perspective of image/viewer relationships. He studies tensions and crises in late medieval and Renaissance art, in particular, the role of the visual arts in the aesthetic, religious, moral and spiritual formation of early modern man.

Key People

Antoine El Khayat

Director, Events

Institute, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Scholars Program, and Executive Education


Gila Waels

Associate Director, Academic Programs


Nora Yousif

Assistant Director, Administration and Operations


Manal Demaghlatrous

Assistant Manager, Academic Programs


Tarek Chehab

Marketing Coordinator


NYU New York Office

Sharon Bergman

Director, Academic and Research Programs

NYU New York Office

Ralph Raymond

Manager, Academic Programs

NYU New York Office