On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 p.m., the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) will be hosting a special Dinner Reception regarding the world’s refugee crisis, one of the most pressing crises in recent memory. The reception will be held at the Greenfield Manor Banquet Hall located in Dearborn, Michigan.

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nahed Ghazzoul, an assistant professor at Al- Zaytoonah University in Amman, Jordan will serve as the reception’s special guest and keynote speaker. Dr. Ghazzoul’s is internationally recognized as an authority on the subject of refugees, especially the Syrian refugees. She has participated in numerous forums and international conferences related to this most pressing challenge facing the modern world.

Dr. Ghazzoul Qualifications

Dr Nahed Ghazzoul is an assistant professor at Al- zaytoonah University since 2010. She taught at Lancaster University/UK, and Preston College/UK in 2005-2006. She was also a full-time language Instructor, and then an assistant professor at Aleppo University. She holds PhD in Applied Linguistics, from Lancaster University, UK 2008; a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Lancaster University,  UK 2005, MA in Linguistics (TESOL), University of Surrey, UK 2003; Postgraduate  Diploma in Applied Linguistics, University of  Aleppo 1999; Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Arabicization, University of Aleppo 1991, and B.A. English Language and Literature, Homs University/Syria 1990.

  • She is a member of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing  (EATAW).
  • A member of Graduate Women International (GWI)/US, which aims at empowering women and girls through longlife education.
  • A member of the International Parliament for Scientists of Human Development.
  • A member of the Human Rights Arab Center.


  • Dr Ghazzoul is a Syrian activist, who is in direct contact with Syrian refugees in Jordan, working in person, and with two volunteer teams. She tirelessly helps refugees in the educational, medical and relief issues. She was the Advocacy Consultant at the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) 2016- 2017.
  • She participated, as a Syrian Acadimc in the EU Conference on: National Stakeholder Dialogue, July, 2017, and talked about the problems facing the education of the Syrian refugees and Syrian academics. Additionally, she was invited by British Council, AL-FANAR MEDIA and  SPARK, to be an academic panellist where she gave a talk on “Helping Syrian Youth  Gain Access to Education” during the session “Syrians Speak Out”.
  • She represented the Syrian refugees in Jordan in the ICRC Forum “Special Workshop of the Humanitarian Efforts in Supporting of the Civil and Local Society”, April 2017, and in ICRC &JRCS Amman Humanitarian Forum 2016, “Assisting War Victims – Humanitarian Options”, where she  presented a paper on “Humanitarian Choices for the Syrian Refugees”. In her paper, she demonstrated the refugees’ current situation, highlighted the hardship they face, and suggested solutions.
  • Currently, she attends a workshop “Tahdir Masar”, hosted by the European Union,

and directed by the Spanish Government. It aims at empowering Syrian leaderships to  the after war era.

  • She is also a member in de Mistura’s political negotiation room 2017.

October 26 event include special presentations and the screening of a documentary highlighting the refugee crisis and its impact on America and the rest of the world. The events of the day will provide the attendees a deep understanding of the refugee crisis today and will be a rare opportunity to hear from Dr. Ghazzoul and learn from her expertise.

AHRC calls upon friends, supporters, community organizations and anyone interested in human rights to help support this important event to help spread more awareness and education about the pressing refugee crisis.

For information or/and to support the event, please call 313-790-8453 or via email at: Imad@ahrcusa.org

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