Lecture Series and Residency

NYUAD Peace Fellow Lecture Series and Residency Program

NYUAD Peace Fellow Lecture Series (2019-2020
Co-convener:

  • Arn Chorn-Pond, Founder of Cambodian Living Arts, Former Child Soldier
    Talk: “How Music Saved My Life and Transformed My Country”
    (October 2, 2019, NYUAD Institute, UAE)
    Watch the talk.
    "Settling war crimes with music" Khaleeji Times (November 8, 2019)
  • Ishmael Beah, Former Child Soldier, UNICEF Ambassador for Children Affected by War
    Talk: “From Child Soldier to NY Times Best-Selling Author”
    (October 23, 2019, NYUAD Institute, UAE)
    Watch the talk
  • Michelle Gelfand, Distinguished Professor in Psychology, University of Maryland, USA
    Talk: “Tightness-Looseness: A Fractal Pattern of Human Difference”
    (February 26, 2020, NYUAD Institute, UAE)

NYUAD Music Program-Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Lecture Series- upcoming and past
Committee Chair-Convener

  • Lydia Goehr, Columbia
    Enraged Musicians, Distressed Poets, and Harassed Painters: How the Arts Make Us Laugh and Cry
    (NYUAD Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Moved to March, 2022)
  • Michael Beckerman, NYU
    “What Are the Limits of Musical Expression and Who Says So?”
    (
    NYUAD Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE: November 27, 2018)