About

Coordination

Name Title Institution
Farida F. El Agamy Lic.iur. Attorney at Law / General Manager Tharawat Family Business Forum
Martin Klimke Vice Provost for Academic Policies and Governance, Program Head, Associate Professor of History New York University Abu Dhabi

Board

Name Title Institution
Farida F. El Agamy Lic.iur. Attorney at Law / General Manager Tharawat Family Business Forum
Martin Klimke Associate Professor of History / Associate Dean of Humanities New York University Abu Dhabi
Robert J. C. Young
Silver Professor, Professor of English and Comparative Literature New York University Abu Dhabi and New York University, NY
Virginia Danielson  Director of Library & Special Collections New York University Abu Dhabi
Christian Haefke  Professor of Economics and Program Head Economics New York University Abu Dhabi
Mark Swislocki Associate Professor of History and Program Head History New York University Abu Dhabi
Justin Stearns  Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies and Program Head Arab Crossroads New York University Abu Dhabi

Associated Faculty

Name Title Institution
Lauren Minsky  Assistant Professor of History New York University Abu Dhabi
Nicholas Martin Librarian for Fales Archival Collection & Reference Services
New York University, NY - Libraries
John Coughlin Program Head, Legal Studies, Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law New York University Abu Dhabi
David Chekroun Visiting Associate Professor of Law New York University Abu Dhabi
May Al-Dabbagh Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy New York University Abu Dhabi
John O’Brien Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy New York University Abu Dhabi
Shamoon Zamir Associate Professor of Literature & Visual Studies and Director, Akkasah: Center of Photography New York University Abu Dhabi
Robert Parthesius Associate Professor of Heritage Studies and Director, DHAKIRA Center for Heritage Studies New York University Abu Dhabi

Administrative

Name Title Institution
Kainaath Ahmad Shah Mumtaz Research Assistant New York University Abu Dhabi
Joy Wandia Administrative Assistant Tharawat Family Business Forum

About THARAWAT

The Tharawat Family Business Forum is an independent, private membership association dedicated to the sustainability, innovation, and growth of MENA family businesses.

The association was founded 2006 by 15 leading family-owned companies from all over the Middle East who had a vision for a strong peer community where families could share their experiences and learn from each other.

Today, 10 years later, Tharawat has grown into a key platform for education, innovation, and opportunity for its community.

Visit the Tharawat Family Business Forum website.